The Simpsons

Season 9 Episode 25

Natural Born Kissers

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 17, 1998 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When their anniversary dinner is a flop and their love life seems to lack luster, Homer and Marge try to spice it up, first by traveling to a bed & breakfast. Meanwhile, Lisa and Bart use Grampa's mine detector to find treasure and they find an alternate ending to "Casablanca." Homer and Marge discover that the fear of getting caught is the spice they need until they are caught bearing it all.moreless

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  • The ninth season ends with Marge and Homer trying to spice up their rather dull lovelife.

    Once again "The Simpsons" have given its fans a strong finale. All of the things that make "The Simpsons" the great series it is are here. Well written script, very clever jokes and terrific sight gags. The scene of Homer and Marge being caught in a compromising position at the miniature golf course was damn near perfect with excellent one liners and a terrific resolution. The quality of this episode has not at all faded with the passage of time. Definitely one of the series' best.moreless
  • superb

    what i liked- the ending with bart commenting on how 'silly they'll feel when they realize they forgot us', and the look lisa gives him, the Casablanca alternate ending, "Priceless like a mother's love, or the good kind?", homer and marge having to run naked across town to get home, the entirety of bart and lisa's plot, etc.

    this was good. it had two good plots, but not a whole lot of laughs, so my final grade is going to be somewhere in the B range, i think is fairmoreless
  • I can't believe they have sex

    Ha ha ha! Seeing homer and Marge get kinky is just horrible. I mean, I can't believe they have sex or what I really mean is that I am not really intereste din that part of their life just like I am not interested in knowing my parents sexual life (if they still hav eone) I really liked the part in which they run naked and try to cover themselves with all kinds of things in the way. AS for the kids, I just can't believe they don't know what sex after all Bart is a very crazy kid and Lisa knows it all.moreless
  • Homer and Marge get kinky

    After a failed anniversary, Homer and Marge realise their love life isn't exciting anymore. They go to get their fridge motor changed when their car gets stuck and they hide out in a barn. When they are nearly caught, they get turned on and do it. Homer and Marge decide to go to a Bed & Breakfast and realise they can't do it, so they once again get a thrill in nearly getting caught. Homer and Marge go to their old love nest and have to run away naked. They escape from the cops in a hot air balloon when Homer does the most hilarious thing (hanging off the balloon with the people in the glass church seeing his butt) and they get caught.moreless
  • Great season finale... It capped off a nearly perfect season in a perfect manner with nudity and amzing comedy...

    In an incredibly revealing episode, Homer and Marge learn to spice up their love life by "snuggling" in very public places. After conquering a nearby barn and experimenting with at Sir Putts-a-Lot miniature golf course, they find themselves trapped in public without their clothes. Trying to get back home, the two sneak and skulk about Springfield, nearly being caught fully naked at every turn. Homer accidentally moons an entire church congregation and both he and Marge wind up in a crowded football field where they are exposed to thousands of cheering people. A great way to cap off a nearly perfect season...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

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • Music From This Episode:
      "Rock The Casbah" by The Clash (Plays over the closing credits.)

    • When Homer and Marge go into the windmill at the golf course, there is a heart on the wall with the words Homer+Marge in it.

    • Animation goof: After Homer pushes over the windmill to buy time for him and Marge to escape; Principal Skinner looks like he should have been decapitated by the windmill blades.

    • Goof: When the farmer watches the warehouse, the door is open, but when the camera goes inside to Marge and Homer, the door is closed!

    • As Homer and Marge are going to buy a new engine for the fridge, the radio airs an ad on divorce; the music which can be heard is "Spanish Flea", played by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.

    • When Homer and Marge look at the wedding cake, the groom has a top hat, but in the close up shot of the wedding cake, the groom isn't wearing the top hat. And after the close up of the cake, the groom has his top hat back on.

    • In 2006 this episode was ranked #8 in Matt Groening's list of top 10 episodes of all time.

    • When Homer and Marge are scoping out the windmill the blades are turning pretty fast but when they run up to it and crawl through the trap door there are no blades turning at all.

    • When Homer and Marge are in the Windmill at the Golf Course Homer mentions that it was in the Windmill that Bart was conceived. Yet it was really in the castle obstacle as seen in "I Married Marge".

    • In the beginning of act 3 when there is a shot of all people stretching in to reach for the ball, Rod is speaking, and his hair is the same grey color as Principal Skinner... it should be reddish and we see it just later when Mrs. Krabappel says that whatever is in the windmill smells like a bear.

  • QUOTES (28)

    • (Bart and Lisa are in the backyard using Grampa's metal detector)
      Lisa: What are we looking for, anyway?
      Bart: Pirate booty! What else?
      (Bart starts daydreaming about pirates burying treasure on a desert island)
      Captain: Arrrr! Now we bury the treasure!
      Sissy Pirate: Uh, Captain? Captain, I know we usually bury the treasure, but what if this time, we use it to buy things? You know, uh, things we like.
      (The captain shoots him, then looks at the other pirates, who start digging furiously in the sand)
      Captain: Arrrr! We'll dig up the treasure in seven yarrr! I've drawn a map on this cracker, which Polly will hold for safe keepin'!
      (A parrot on the captain's shoulder takes the cracker in its beak, then looks around nervously)
      (Back to reality)
      Bart: So you see, there's treasure everywhere!

    • (Everyone at the stadium sees Homer and Marge nude.)
      Homer: (Mockingly) Why don't you take a picture? It lasts longer.
      (Everyone starts taking pictures)
      Homer: D'oh!

    • Marge: This is so naughty, coming back to our old love nest!
      Homer: It hasn't changed since that magical evening when I knocked you up.

    • (People are wondering what's in the windmill)
      Moe: Who cares what it is? Let's monoxide it.
      (He sticks a hose connected to a car gas tank into the windmill)
      Homer: Oh, why are people always trying to kill me?

    • Lisa: Wow! An alternate ending to "Casablanca." Bart, this could be priceless!
      Bart: Priceless like a mother's love, or the good kind of priceless?

    • Homer: Hello, everybody.
      Bart: Hey, you're back. Did you 'Rock the Casbah?'
      Homer: Bart! …Yes.

    • Bart: Whoa! Excellent haul!
      Lisa: But it's all trash.
      Bart: Exactly. Now there's nothing left out there but treasure.

    • Homer: Now they did say bed and breakfast, right?

    • Carl: Hey Homer, see you at Moe's?
      Lenny: He put new electrical tape on the cushions!
      Homer: Sorry, guys. Marge and I are spending the weekend at a bed 'n' breakfast.
      Carl: Oh, trying to jump-start the old marriage, huh?
      Lenny: Can I come?
      Homer: Nah, it'd just be awkward. What with the sex and all.

    • Bart: Okay, here's the deal. Crowns and doubloons are mine, snuff boxes and cameos are yours. Now, as for wands and scepters…
      Lisa: It's a bottle cap.
      Bart: Jewel-encrusted?

    • Farmer: If somebody's in here, you're in for some serious ass forkin'!

    • Abe: That's my brass knee! Steel hip! That one's news to me!

    • Marge: Aww, look, Homie, our wedding cake!
      Homer: You mean there's been cake in our freezer for eleven years? Why was I not informed?

    • Homer: Hey, look what was in here! A program from that guy's funeral.
      Marge: You mean Frank Grimes?
      Homer: Yeah! Yeah! Whatever happened to that guy?

    • Homer: Right now I'm drunk on love… and beer.

    • Marge: When we got married, is this how you thought we'd be spending our Saturdays? Driving out to the boondocks to buy a refridgerator motor?
      Homer: Naw, I never thought I'd live this long.

    • Sideshow Mel: Dear Lord, look at that blimp! He's hanging from a balloon!

    • Gil: They stole the balloon! I've been living in there!

    • (Homer and Marge are trapped inside a mini-golf obstacle.)
      Maude: Rod, you've got small girlish hands, reach in and fish it out!
      Marge: A hand!
      Homer: Eeee!
      (Homer whacks Rod)
      Rod: Ooow, daddy, something attacked me!

    • Homer: Yeah, I thought Bart would be born a dimwit! Hahaha!
      Marge: Heh, heh, mmm...yeah.

    • Carl: How d'you do ma'am.
      Lenny: Hope this evening finds you well.
      Marge: Oh knock it off you perverts.

    • Bart: What's with the love thang?
      Marge: Let's just say the country air did us good.
      (An audience cheers and wolf whistles)
      Homer: Bart, I told you not to leave that TV on.
      (Audience says "Wuh ooh!")

    • (Santa's Little Helper walks into the bedroom.)
      Homer: Look who's here!
      Marge: Oooh! Who's a good boy?
      Homer: He's the best boy!
      Marge: Oh yes, he is, yes, he is!
      (The dog exits)
      Homer: Hey Marge, wasn't that great when the dog came in here?
      Marge: Oh yeah, he's really special!
      Homer: I love that dog!
      Marge: I love him too. Good night.
      Homer: Good night.

    • (Bart, Lisa and Grampa watch the countdown at the start of the alternate ending to Casablanca)
      Grampa: Here comes two!

    • Homer:(flying hot air balloon) Okay, I think I've figured this thing out. You can go up and down, but not side-to-side, or ... back in time.

    • Chief Wiggum: Boy, I'll tell you, they only come out at night... or, in this case, the day.

    • Marge: Whatever happened to Grampa? He was supposed to baby-sit.
      (Cut to Grampa in the Flanders' house watching Rod and Todd play checkers)
      Grampa: (to Rod) Now you got her, Bart. Jump Lisa's king.
      Rod: I'm not Bart, I'm Rod Flanders.
      Grampa: There you go with that smart mouth! (to Todd) Lisa, run outside and cut me a switch.
      Todd: Yes, sir!

    • Maude: And they are running around like the day God made them.
      Helen: Oh, no--
      Moe: (Imitating Helen) Oh, please think of the children.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Blackboard Joke: I was not the inspiration for "Kramer."
      Couch Gag: The living room is flooded, the TV is floating on a lily pad, and another lily pad is floating where the couch should be. Maggie swims up and onto the lily pad, only she is colored green and has the body of a tadpole. Then the rest of the family, also colored green but with frog bodies, jump onto the lily pad. After they settle in and squat down on the lily pad in their normal couch lineup, Homer opens his mouth and a long, frog-like tongue whips out to turn on the TV.

    • This was the first episode to ever receive an M rating on Australian TV. However, the VHS and DVD releases of this episode have been classified PG for "Mild Sexual References."

    • This was the first that any female character's buttocks were shown.

    • In TV Guides in the UK, the episode is called "Margie, May I Sleep With Danger?".

    • Homer finds a leaflet from the funeral of Frank Grimes in his sport coat


    • Double Dynamite
      Marge lying in the hay with wet hair is an allusion to a scene in the 1951 film Double Dynamite where Jane Russell lies in the hay in the same way.

    • Soylent Green
      When Homer and Marge run out of the windmill on the golf course, Ned exclaims "It was people! People soiled our greens." This is an allusion to the line "It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people," which was said in the movie Soylent Green.

    • Homer: (kissing Marge's hand) Cara mia!
      This is how Gomez would woo Morticia on the 60's sitcom The Addams Family.

    • Reverend: Now, let us thank the Lord for this magnificent crystal cathedral which allows us to look out upon his wondrous creation.
      The reverend says this as the hot air balloon pulls Homer's naked body up the side of the glass church. The reference is to – and the church looks like – The Crystal Cathedral built by well-known evangelist, Robert Schuller, in Garden Grove, CA.

    • Natural Born Killers
      The title of the episode is taken from the 1994 Oliver Stone film Natural Born Killers with Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis.