The Simpsons

Season 15 Episode 17

My Big Fat Geek Wedding

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 18, 2004 on FOX
7.6
out of 10
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103 votes
5

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My Big Fat Geek Wedding
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Principal Seymour Skinner and Ms. Edna Krabappel are finally getting married. Edna has a great bachelorette party at the Simpson house, featuring Duffman and a top-less Chief Wiggum; meanwhile at Seymour's bachelor party at Moe's, he confesses to Homer the fact that he is getting cold feet. When the actual event is about to occur, Edna has second thoughts; feeling that Seymour has never been on board with this whole idea all along. Edna runs from the ceremony. Unknowingly both Homer and Marge are each with the pair in an attempt to get them back together. The attempt fails when the state of Homer and Marge's own marriage gets in the way. Edna returns a gift to the Comic Book Guy. She becomes charmed by his banter and agrees to accompany him to lunch. Homer tries having Seymour serenade Edna, but they discover she's seeing Comic Book Guy. The family goes to Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con to try to keep Edna from making a big mistake. After seeing Futurama creator Matt Groening, they find Edna being proposed to by a Klingon clad Comic Book Guy. Seymour enters wearing a Catwoman outfit and begins battling Comic Book Guy. Edna stops the fight, and tells the pair that neither man is for her. Now Homer must make some amends to Marge to keep his marriage together.moreless

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  • Skinner and Edna's marriage falls apart.

    9.5
    Seymour Skinner and Edna Krabappel are finally getting married. Edna has a bachelorette party at the Simpson house, while at Seymour's bachelor party at Moe's, he confesses to Homer that he's getting cold feet. On the wedding day, Edna has second thoughts; feeling that Seymour has never been on board with this whole idea all along. Edna runs from the ceremony. Unknowingly both Homer and Marge are each with the pair in an attempt to get them back together. The attempt fails when the state of Homer and Marge's own marriage gets in the way. Edna returns a gift to the Comic Book Guy. She becomes charmed by his banter and agrees to accompany him to lunch. Homer tries having Seymour serenade Edna, but they discover she's seeing Comic Book Guy. The family goes to the Sci Fi convention to stop Edna. They find Comic Book Guy proposing to Edna. Seymour enters and begins to battle him. Edna stops the fight, and tells them neither man is for her. Everyone has to love episode centered around Comic Book Guy and this one was great. It was comical to see Marge and Homer helping Skinner and Edna out, and Matt was a good guest star. If not for anything else, watch this episode because of Matt Greoning as a guest star.moreless
  • Skinner and Krabappel finally tie the not!? Are Homer and Marge splitting up??

    9.7
    Seymour Skinner and Edna Krabappel are finally getting married. Edna has a bachelorette party at the Simpson house, while at Seymour's bachelor party at Moe's, he confesses to Homer that he's getting cold feet. On the wedding day, Edna has second thoughts; feeling that Seymour has never been on board with this whole idea all along. Edna runs from the ceremony. Unknowingly both Homer and Marge are each with the pair in an attempt to get them back together. The attempt fails when the state of Homer and Marge's own marriage gets in the way. Edna returns a gift to the Comic Book Guy. She becomes charmed by his banter and agrees to accompany him to lunch. Homer tries having Seymour serenade Edna, but they discover she's seeing Comic Book Guy. The family goes to the Sci Fi convention to stop Edna. They find Comic Book Guy proposing to Edna. Seymour enters and begins to battle him. Edna stops the fight, and tells them neither man is for her.moreless
  • Suprisingly a pretty good episode.

    7.7
    I really wasn't looking forward to this episode - just another continuation in the Skinner-Krabappel soap opera storyline. However, it turned out to be quite funny. Not a great episode, but decent nonetheless. The opening was pretty good and the episode progressed well.



    I thought Edna falling for Comic Book Guy was a little out of place. Although the reasons were obvious, I just think it should have been a different character because CBG has been used too much recently, and also once with a love interest (Worst Episode Ever).



    Another thing which I disliked is the rushing of the Homer-Marge subplot. Little hints were given throughout the episode, and it would have been nicer to have a proper conclusion to this. I did like how Marge brought the subject of whittling batteries back up, though. Homer's "second" marriage to Marge (which is actually the third, cf. A Milhouse Divided) was way too rushed and pointless.



    Oh and finally, Matt Groening's appearance as the creator of Futurama was great. It was quite short, but they managed to fit in some great jokes about him, such as Milhouse mispronouncing his name.

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  • This is why I watch the simpsons, keep reading but beware of spoilers!

    8.8
    Great play on play using how the episode started with Homer shaving batteries in bed, and later Marge making a reference to their marriage. And yet Homer still doesnt make the circle of though complete, but hes all about making those batteries work, as does his marriage as we see through his actions at the end of the episode.



    I love Marge and Homer. This episode is a classic example why. No matter what Homer does, he finds that certain something that Marge falls for and into love over and over again!



    Side notes: Nelsons comeback to as why he takes Skinners side over Endas, "BROS BEFORE HOS!" ~classic.



    And Lenny & Carl being their cute selves,

    CARL: (talking to Skinner at Moes) "Now you have someone to rub your back WITHOUT being asked"

    LENNY: "Not this again!"





    Skinner at Moes, when Moe pulls out the ad for the stripper;

    SKINNER: "Absolutely No! NO FRICTION DANCING!"



    ~This to me is 100% enjoyable classic Simpsons episode. I adore when Homer and Marge are interacting with each other. Lots going on for these two here, and the episode is talked and mulled over not even them!! Excellent!moreless
  • Skinner and Krabapple finally tie the knot...wait, no they don't!

    9.1
    I found this episode very funny and was a much better idea than them actually getting married. The lion King spoof (where the kids were singing a parody of In The Jungle) was one of my favourite scenes in this episode as was homer promising to keep Skinner's cold feet a secret, then a split second later:

    "Marge, Skinner wants to bail on his wedding" and it is revealed that he is still talking to Skinner ("Oh, this is awkward").

    The only part I didn't like in this episode is how marge and homer made up by getting remarried which homer already did in "A Millhouse Divided" which made the rating go down from a posssible 9.8.moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

Matt Groening

Matt Groening

Himself

Guest Star

Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace

Edna Krabappel

Recurring Role

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Russi Taylor

Russi Taylor

Martin Prince, Sherri, Terri and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Lisa worries that Skinner may try to run at his wedding because she sees him doing calf stretches, but the moves he's doing actually stretches the quads and hamstrings, not the calves.

    • There is, a DC villian named Catman (Thomas Blake). He first appeared in Detective Comics #11 in January 1963.

    • After Principal Skinner drinks his duff at the bachelor party, it is full in the next scene

    • In the shot right before Homer asks to use Marge's car, they show Homer's car fine in the driveway. After he asks to use her car, the car is turned upside-down on the lawn.

    • Closed-captioning identified Yello's "Oh Yeah" (best known as the theme song for "Ferris Bueller's Day Off") simply as "The Duffman Theme."

  • QUOTES (20)

  • NOTES (7)

    • Marge and Homer get re-married for a third time.

    • Comic Book Guy has a Superman tatto on his backside.

    • When Skinner says "Bart was right, I am a wiener." he is referring back to when Bart spray painted that in the first season episode "Bart the Genius", which was the second episode ever.

    • Comic Book Guy has his second love affair in the show (since Agnes Skinner in "Worst Episode Ever").

    • This episode was originally supposed to air on April 4, 2004, but (it is speculated) that due to the voice actors/actresses going on strike, FOX aired a rerun instead.

    • Series creator Matt Groening stars as himself in this episode, but since he can't be identified as the creator of "The Simpsons" (for obvious reasons) he's introduced as the creator of "Futurama."

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: The family enters the living room via a Play-Doh Fun Factory® die and each member is rendered in a different color Play-Doh® at their respective place on the couch. Homer is yellow, Marge is orange, Lisa is green, Maggie is red and Bart is lavender.

  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • Marge: You meet the worst kind of guys when you're on the rebound. That's how Jackie got her O.

      Marge seems to be referring to Jacqueline Kennedy, who some years after the death of her husband president John F. Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis, a Greek shipping tycoon. Afterward she was sometimes referred to as Jackie O. By the way, Jackie O's maiden name was Bouvier, the same as Marge.

    • Skinner: Oh, they told me it was Catman!
      Skinner wears the same costume Michelle Pfeiffer wore in the 1992 film Batman Returns to play the Catwoman.

    • Comic Book Guy: Edna, the Klingons have a romantic saying...
      Klingons are a race of humanoids in the Star Trek universe. They were the main villains in Star Trek: The Original Series and later became the allies of the United Federation of Planets.

    • Skinner: You'll be my Cyrano?
      Cyrano de Bergerac was a real person whose life was documented in a play by Edmond Rostand. Cyrano is best known for his exceptionally large nose. This play, revolves around Cyrano's love for Roxanne, but because of his less attractive looks he helps his friend to conquer her. The scene where Homer hides in the bushes telling Skinner what he has to say was taken from the play.

    • Edna: It's like I'm DC Comics and you're Marvel.
      Mrs. Krabappel explains how she and Comic Book Guy are different by comparing the two major superhero comic distributers.

    • Barney's "sponsor": Drink...or I'll die!
      Barney, back on the sauce, sees a giant white rabbit he talks to and calls "my sponsor". This is a reference to Jimmy Stewart's six-foot-tall lagomorph pal in the 1950 film "Harvey."

    • Lenny: Oooh, the creator of Futurama.
      Matt Groening did create the cult animated show in 1999. Does Lenny know about Groening's other show?

    • :
      When The Comic Book Guy says the word "Square" to Principal Skinner, he draws a square in the air with his finger. Uma Thurman did the same thing in Quentin Tarantino's movies "Pulp Fiction" and "Kill Bill Volume 1".

    • :
      The name of this episode is a play on the title of the play/movie "My Big, Fat Greek Wedding."

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