The Simpsons

Season 16 Episode 4

She Used to Be My Girl

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 05, 2004 on FOX
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She Used to Be My Girl
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Famous journalist Chloe Talbot comes to Springfield to cover a scandal involving Mayor Quimby. Chloe Talbot comes from Springfield and she and Marge were journalism students together in high school; Chloe went on to fame and fortune and we all know what happened to Marge. Lisa becomes enamored with Chloe and Marge becomes jealous of loss of her daughter's attention. After a half a glass of wine, Marge goes cuckoo bananas and gets into a fight with Chloe. When Marge won't let her go with Chloe to news conference, Lisa sneaks out and into the trunk of Chloe's car. Everything might have gone according to plan if Chloe hadn't been diverted to cover the eruption of a volcano. Lisa and Chloe get into trouble and it takes a mother's love to affect Lisa's rescue, whereas Chloe's rescue comes from an old high school boyfriend, Barney Gumble.moreless

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  • She Used To Be My Girl

    10
    Marge's old journalist friend Chloe visits, and Marge is sad to discover that her own daughter Lisa, seemingly likes Chloe more than she does Marge. What will Marge do?



    It was great, kind of boring at times but it was not too boring and I laughed a great deal. My only complaint is that I thought a little bit of it was boring, but that was only a little bit, so my overall grade for this episode is an A+, simply a geat, funny episode that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Just a perfect showmoreless
  • The Simpsons season 16 is 4 for 4!!!!! They do it again; not a weak episode yet..

    9.8
    Famous journalist Chloe Talbot comes to Springfield to cover a scandal involving Mayor Quimby. Chloe Talbot comes from Springfield and she and Marge were journalism students together in high school; Chloe went on to fame and fortune and we all know what happened to Marge. Lisa becomes enamored with Chloe and Marge becomes jealous of loss of her daughter's attention. After a half a glass of wine, Marge goes cuckoo bananas and gets into a fight with Chloe. When Marge won't let her go with Chloe to news conference, Lisa sneaks out and into the trunk of Chloe's car. Everything might have gone according to plan if Chloe hadn't been diverted to cover the eruption of a volcano. Lisa and Chloe get into trouble and it takes a mother's love to affect Lisa's rescue, whereas Chloe's rescue comes from an old high school boyfriend, Barney Gumble. The Simpsons are a little out of their personalities in this season like nelson being a whimp and others but despite that The Simpsons are on fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Third season 16 episode that is out of character.

    9.0
    Marge cheating? Non tough Nelson? Lisa disobeying her mother? There are a lot of characters that aren't themselves so far in the season 16 series but the Simpsons manage to make the stoies believable all the same. This episode was great especially FOX bragging that they are the champions as their van goes by and the flashback to the high school days. Mayor Quimby finally being found out for having many illigitemate children and Homer trying to get in on it was a great way to start the episode and the volcano scene was a great way to end it, with Lisa realising that her mother was just as good as Chloe, if not as successful.moreless
  • Another wonderful Simpsons Season 16 special.

    9.8
    Yep, it is. And this one stars Marge, with the return of her friend from secondary school, Chloe, who has been so successful Marge has become very jealous of her and now she's angry. I loved this episode, it's funny and very enjoyable in my opinion. There are many Season 16 episodes I loved and this is one of them. And Spongebob appears in the end! What I liked was the 'We are the Champions' song that's playing while the TV vans come in. Another funny scene is when Homer swallows the chicken bone and he's on the floor saying 'I sup jo! I sup jo!'. I loved that part. And of course, the volcano scene was brilliantly written! 'She Used to be My Girl' is another great installment.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

Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall

Chloe Talbot

Guest Star

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

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Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

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    • Blackboard Joke: Poking a dead raccoon is not research.
      Couch Gag: Our favorite family enters the living, only Homer's head has been replaced by Moe's and the rest of the family all have Moe's facial characteristics as their own.

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Homer: You got three kids, a TV tray from Expo '67…
      Expo 67 is a cultural event that took place in Montreal, Canada in 1967 during which representatives from different countries presented exhibits of art and new technologies.

    • Marge: The Juice is still on the loose.
      Marge's statement was a common catch-phrase during O.J. Simpson's notorious low-speed chase from the law in 1994. He was on the lam from the law for allegedly killing Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.

    • Men's Fitness
      Men's Fatness, the magazine for obese slobs that Homer reads, is a parody of Men's Fitness magazine for bodybuilders.

    • Checkers
      To escape culpability in a sex scandal, Mayor Quimby uses a cute dog to cover up his misdeeds, a la vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon in his famous 1952 "Checkers" speech. Nixon was accused of taking $18,000 from his supporters, a charge he strongly denied. Checkers, of course, was the cocker spaniel a campaign supporter from Texas gave Nixon's daughters as a present.

    • Episode Title
      The title of this episode is taken from a song of the same name by the O'Jays.

    • Chloe: How about a half hour of pity sex?
      When Chloe and Barney have pity sex in the helicopter, music very similar to the theme song from Sex In The City plays. This is a reference to Kim Cattrall's (the voice of Chloe's) character on the series.

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