The Simpsons

Season 21 Episode 5

The Devil Wears Nada

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 15, 2009 on FOX
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Marge poses for a calendar for charity, but she is soon the talk of the town after she reveals a little too much during her photo shoot. Meanwhile, Carl receives a promotion at the plant. He then promotes Homer to be his executive assistant and runs him ragged.moreless

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  • It was alright

    Marge poses for a calendar for charity, but she is soon the talk of the town after she reveals a little too much during her photo shoot. Meanwhile, Carl receives a promotion at the plant. He then promotes Homer to be his executive assistant and runs him ragged. An alright episode of the Simpsons. The plots weren't that bad, but this episode didn't gave me that huge laughs. Most of the episodes were boring. I don't remember the humor in this episode, but I remember laughing at a few parts. Overall, an okay episode of the Simpsons that didn't made me laugh that much. 6/10moreless
  • Marge poses naked on a calender

    I liked this episde, but i was disppointed becuase the playboy thingy din0't have anythign to do with the episde, it was just Marge posing naked on a calendar and suddenly was horny, but coudln't have sex with Homer because he was busy at work. Yep, AT WORK! After Ted retired, Carl was named supervisor and Homer was his assistant. After Homer went to Paris, he reached the boiling spot and blackmailed Carl, telling him that if he didn't let him rest, he would tell the president of France, that Carl was flirting with the First Lady. so Homer goes home and humps Marge. Oh boy, what a happy ending. I forgot to mention Marge and Flanders almost having sex together.moreless
  • The Devil Wears Nada (21x05)

    Homer and the workers at the Nuclear Plant are all sad that Ted, their supervisor, is retiring. But when Mr. Burns discovers Carl's talent of keeping things clean and fixed, Burns gives Carl the job of supervisor. Meanwhile, Marge and a group called "Philanthro-Chicks" are planning their yearly fundraiser, and they agree to make a calendar with sexy photographs that resemble great points in American history. However, Marge is a bit reluctant to show any skin on the photos, but after the photographer gives her wine, she is more than happy to dress off, making some of the sexiest pictures Springfield has ever seen.moreless
  • Getting Better

    The Good:

    This is more like it. A very funny episode. There were times in this episode where I actually found myself laughing uncontrollably. The dice were comic genius. It was also nice to see Homer in a different role. That was a good change of Pace. Also while we know Marge won't cheat on Homer, the Flanders story was very funny.

    The Bad:

    For starters, there was a conspicuous lack of follow through on Marge's calendar story. It would be nice if they had tried to tie that in with The Flanders Thing. Also they did a poor job of the scenes in France where Homer is being Lenny's assistant. those scenes had potential and didn't pay off.


    A good episode. Room for improvement, but it had an actual plot (albeit a tired one). A slightly new angle, and a new direction. More like this will make a good show. If they can build on it, wow! it'll be pretty damn good.

    P.S. Unfortunately I don't have high hopes for the premise of the next episode. ): But one can never (o.k., sometimes) tell.moreless
  • Homer's supervisor at the power plant retires. Mr. Burns chooses Carl to replace him. Carl soon becomes full of himself and chooses Homer to be his assistant. Elsewhere, Marge is a big hit in Springfield due to her charity calendar.moreless

    There are a lot of good laughs in this episode which make it worth your time. However, the trailer for this episode is somewhat misleading. From watching it, the viewer would think that Marge and her calendar are the primary story of the episode, but actually it's Homer and his ordeal that is. Marge's calendar and her sudden celebrity soon get pushed by the wayside for Homer's ordeal. While that in an of itself is in interesting, and funny, storyline, I think the trailer should have featured that more prominently. Regardless of that, this is an episode certainly worth seeing.moreless
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

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

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

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

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Show Title: Homer is sitting on a lawn chair with balloons attached drinking beer.
      Billboard Gag: Don't Face This Christmas Sober. (with Duffman pictured hawking his brand of beer)
      Blackboard Joke: I do not have the hots for my mom.
      Couch Gag: A prehistoric version of the Simpsons climbs on a log, a la the couch, that rests in a tar pit. The log sinks with them on it. In present day their fossils are on display in a museum.

    • This episode is connected to Playboy Magazine's November 2009 issue; Marge Simpson is on the cover. According to Playboy's new CEO Scott Flanders, this move is an attempt to attract younger readers to the magazine whose average readers are 35 years old.


    • Marge: How about a little Marge Madness?

      The scene where Marge is trying to seduce Homer, she utters this phrase. "Marge Madness" is an allusion to the college basketball playoffs known as March Madness.

    • Calendar Girls
      The idea for the Springfield Charity Chicks' calendar shoot is taken from the 2003 film Calendar Girls, which is based on the true story of a group of Yorkshire women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for Leukemia Research.

    • Sex And The City
      The marimba music that plays when the ladies are looking at the beefcake calendar is similar to the opening theme to Sex And The City.

    • Barry White
      The sexy music that plays each time Marge and Ned come close to kissing is similar to Barry White's song "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love".

    • The Italian Job
      The fantasy scene in which Homer, Carl, and Lenny race red, white, and blue Mini Coopers through the nuclear plant is an allusion to 1969 film The Italian Job, which had a remake version in 2003.

    • The Devil Wears Prada
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of the 2003 Lauren Weisberger novel and subsequent 2006 film, The Devil Wears Prada.