The Simpsons

Season 18 Episode 15

Rome-Old and Juli-Eh

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 11, 2007 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When Homer accidentally declares bankruptcy, Grandpa ends up leaving the Springfield Retirement Castle and falls in love with Selma; Bart and Lisa con a delivery man out of cardboard boxes.

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  • Grandpa and Selma fall in love with each other

    When Homer accidentally declares bankruptcy, Grandpa ends up leaving the Springfield Retirement Castle and falls in love with Selma; Bart and Lisa con a delivery man out of cardboard boxes. I thought that this was a perfect episode of "The Simpsons". There were many parts that made me laugh hard and both storylines were very well done. Although, I liked the Bart/Lisa plot just a teeny bit more but I still loved both storylines. Grandpa and Selma falling in love with each other was not an episode I was looking forward to when it first premiered but I ended up loving this episode when I first watched it. There were many parts that made me laugh such as when Homer said "Dos Selmas, ay ay ay" when they used Patty to kiss Grandpa and many more but I can't remember. The ending to the episode was also nice when Grandpa and Selma had their last dance since they broke up. As for the Bart/Lisa plot, the reason I love this plot a little bit better than the main plot is because it was the most hilarious and most creative plot that I have ever seen from this show. I loved the fact that Bart and Lisa made a fort out of cardboard and I loved how the delivery men wanted the cardboards back but Bart and Lisa refused. The part that really cracked me up in this subplot though was when Bart and Lisa had a war between all of these delivery guys and they use cardboard as weapons to defeat them and a dragon appearing out nowhere in the battle made it even more funny. Couldn't stop laughing at the subplot, it was original and hilarious. Overall, a perfect episode of "The Simpsons"... one of Season 18's best. 10/10moreless
  • No...

    Grampa falling in love with Selma was a bad enough idea to start with, I thought, we didn't need to see them break-up almost immediately after.

    Bart and Lisa's subplot was funny in a little kid way, which does not make it seem right for this show.

    Overall this episode was just plain ridiculous, and not in a good, funny way. I just wanted it to be over when I first watched this. Just terrible I think and not funny at all, except for maybe on or two amusing lines. My overall grade for this episode is a D+ or somoreless
  • Selma and Grandpa fall in love.

    The court appoints an accountant for Homer when he incorrectly files for bankruptcy, which results in his cutting back on all of his expenses, including Grampas nursing home. In an unexpected turn of events, Grampa and Selma fall in love and move in together. When Homer and Patty plot to break up their love connection, the odd couple decide to take the relationship to the next step and get married. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa con a delivery man into giving them the most sought-after commodity in the neighborhood: cardboard boxes. Their alliance is put to the test when the delivery man realizes he was duped. An above average episode. The idea of Selma getting married is getting monotonous but this episode had the humor to make up for it. Watch this episode.moreless
  • How many times are the writers going to marry Selma? Nevertheless still amazing.

    The court appoints an accountant for Homer when he incorrectly files for bankruptcy, which results in him cutting backing on everything including Grandpa's nursing home. During his stay at the Simpson house, Selma and Grandpa share a moment during a babysitting stint. Ultimately, Selma and Grandpa get married which leads to disastrous results when they move in together. How many times has Selma been married. If you ask me the writers should not keep marrying her. Anyway good episode this time Selma marries Grandpa Simpson WOW. She must be desperate. I mean come on. She can't find love that badly. Reguardless good episode.moreless
  • I like it.

    This is one of the best Simpsons episodes in a long time. I mean, come on, you have to love the Lord of the Ringa parody! That was hilarious! Really! Seriously! And when Nelson jumped of the box-castle and said a slow, "Haw-Haw!" and then started using two paper towel rolls as sords. Then, some random dragon comes in! It was so funny! I loved the shipping company's name! "American Shipping Services" Go ahead, abbriviate it. Thats what it said on the van! It makes me laugh every time I think about it!

    Now onto Homer's plot, that was okay. I liked when it showed all the dates Abe and Selma went on. That was funny.

    Thanks for reading my review and see you later!moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

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

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

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

Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

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

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Jane Kaczmarek

Jane Kaczmarek

Judge Constance Harm

Recurring Role

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (22)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Karl Wiedergott was credited for this episode, but did not provide any character voices.

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: A la the opening to western series Bonanza a map of Springfield is shown and the center of the map begins to burn. As the burning paper separates we see the family members riding up on their horses. The couch is nowhere to be found.


    • Buckingham Palace
      Lisa calls the box fort Boxingham Palace, which is a reference to Buckingham Palace.

    • Homer: Come on, Dad, I'm cuttin' back everywhere. To save gas, I'm Flintstone-ing the car.
      Homer imitates Fred Flintstone's way of driving his caveman car by putting his feet below the car and running on the road. However, it's much more of a struggle as he heavily grunts and says Fred's classic catch phrase… Yabba----Dabba----Dooooo!!!

    • Bart: Who knew guys in brown shirts could cause so much trouble?
      This is a joke about the uniform of the S.A soldiers who wore brown shirts . Most of the world community didn't realize the trouble the Nazis will cause until 1939 (the party rose to power in 1933).

    • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:
      The siege of Lisa and Bart's box fort is a direct homage to the siege of Helm's Deep in the second film of Peter Jackson's Tolkien trilogy. Bart and Lisa are outnumbered greatly and before the battle Bart even utters a dismissive comment along the lines of "Is this all you can summon Sauramon?" Nelson shows up at the last minute to provide much needed re-enforcements as do the Elves in the film. There are many specific references to actual scenes of the combat in the film, most specifically the very tall scaling ladder which is pushed back down by Bart as it carries several attackers.

    • Zorro
      Homer's disguise as Esteban de la Sexface uses the hat, cloak and mustache from the Zorro series of films. The name is taken from Don Diego de la Vega, later Alejandro De la Vega.

    • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

      The battle of Boxingham Palace mirrors the siege of Minas Tirith, with Howard Shore's "The Fields of the Pelennor" as the soundtrack.

    • Title: based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.