The Simpsons

Season 23 Episode 5

The Food Wife

6
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 2011 on FOX
7.8
out of 10
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102 votes
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Marge takes Bart and Lisa on a weekend excursion, but when an unexpected restaurant detour awakens their taste buds, fellow foodies Amuse Bruce and Fois Garth inspire them to start their own food blog, "The Three Mouthketeers." They score an exclusive reservation at Springfield's premiere modern restaurant, but Marge has an unsettling dream during which Anthony Bourdain, Gordon Ramsay, and Mario Batali lead her to reconsider extending the invite to Homer. Later, Marge directs Homer to a different type of cooking lab where he gets into a bind with law enforcement authorities.

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  • Kinda made me hungry

    8.5
    Marge takes Bart and Lisa on a weekend excursion, but when an unexpected restaurant detour awakens their taste buds, fellow foodies Amuse Bruce and Fois Garth inspire them to start their own food blog, "The Three Mouthketeers." They score an exclusive reservation at Springfield's premiere modern restaurant, but Marge has an unsettling dream during which Anthony Bourdain, Gordon Ramsay, and Mario Batali lead her to reconsider extending the invite to Homer. Later, Marge directs Homer to a different type of cooking lab where he gets into a bind with law enforcement authorities. This episode was an improvement over Replaceable You. The storyline to it really made me hungry when Marge, Lisa, and Bart were eating the tacos. I really enjoyed food related episodes like this. Some of the great moments were the beginning of the episode, the song, the dream, and the ending. Overall, this is a great episode and it is really worth seeing it again. 8.5/10moreless
  • the simpsons the food wife

    10
    this is a good episode of the simpsons this is the first new episode of simpsons i have watched in a long time and it was very funny the whole marge and her tastebuds was strangly funny homer going to a meth lab and not realising it and when bart says stop calling us gang gangs are cool really good episode
  • What a great episode! Reminds me of the good ol' episodes of The Simpsons

    10
    These "newer" episodes of The Simpsons are like leftovers. They aren't as good but they are still definitely worth eating. I still love this show and I consider it to be the best show I have ever seen in my whole life but I need to admit that after 23 Seasons, it is not what it used to be. I still laugh and I enjoy every single episode and I am DEFINITELY buying EVERY single season from 1-25 when they all come out but it seems like they changed how they act. I'm not sure if I'm explaining it right (sorry if someone is reading this) but I still love the great guest stars (Anthony Bourdain and Gorden Ramsey was such a pleasure to see on the Simpsons) and I know that they will have brilliant episodes coming up like this one!moreless
  • How many Sharks is this show going to jump?

    5.0
    Homer in a Meth lab. That's when you know you need to take this show out back and shoot it in the head then shoot it agian to make sure it's dead.

    The Simpson doesn't even have the balls to use the Nintendo Name or E3 or anything of the sort like South Park does and it takes away from the experence.

    This Episode only gets a 5 because of Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsay doing guest voices. Other than that it's another sign this show needs to end and it needs to end NOW!moreless
  • A little better than last week's episode "Replaceable Me" but it doesn't beat the first two Season 23 episodes.

    8.5
    Marge takes Bart and Lisa on a weekend excursion, but when an unexpected restaurant detour awakens their taste buds, fellow foodies Amuse Bruce and Fois Garth inspire them to start their own food blog, "The Three Mouthketeers." They score an exclusive reservation at Springfield's premiere modern restaurant, but Marge has an unsettling dream during which Anthony Bourdain, Gordon Ramsay, and Mario Batali lead her to reconsider extending the invite to Homer. Later, Marge directs Homer to a different type of cooking lab where he gets into a bind with law enforcement authorities. Well, I'm glad that I had the whole plot to copy and paste because there was really nothing much to say about this episode. This episode was great and I really liked it for the most part but it wasn't Season 23's best. While it was a little better than last week's episode "Replaceable Me", it isn't as good as the first two Season 23 episodes in my opinion. It was funny when Homer, Bart, and Lisa went to the video game convention in the beginning of the episode. The video game reference that Homer with the throwing disc at people was pretty cool and funny. The Ratatouille reference towards the end of the episode when that bad guy ate some kind of apple pie and flashed back into his childhood was very funny also. I don't think I laughed at anything else after that. I also laughed at Gordon Ramsey being in Marge's dream and he tries to wake himself up. There really wasn't much humor in this episode and some of the parts in this episode were a little boring and also dragged a little. Those two things are the reasons why my score is a little low. I did love the whole food storyline in this episode, it made me hungry just looking at it :D LOL. Overall, a great episode of "The Simpsons" but it's unfortunately not Season 23's best. 8.5/10moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

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

Mario Batali

Mario Batali

Himself

Guest Star

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain

Himself

Guest Star

Tim Heidecker

Tim Heidecker

Foodie Amuse Bruce

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Chris Edgerly

Chris Edgerly

Voice of Unknown

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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

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