The Simpsons

Season 2 Episode 20

The War of the Simpsons

5
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 02, 1991 on FOX
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Episode Fan Reviews (10)

8.5
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266 votes
  • Great

    8.5

    After Homer gets drunk and embarrasses Marge in front of their friends at a party, she signs them up for a church sponsored marriage retreat at Catfish Lake. Meanwhile, Grampa is left in charge of the kids.


    Overall Homer's plot was okay


    but Grampa's plot was perfect



    8.5 out of 10




    great!

  • this was a good ep i tought

    9.0
    in this ep of the simpsons . marge and homer go off on a treat and leave grampa in charge of things. and the kids are wondering whats grampa do he is smart in this ep and the kids through a good party and it gets outhand and makes grampa cry and they fix the house for the parents and homer and marge are having there diffrences seeing homer tyring to sneek off fishing and the homer catches the lengedary fish and he throws it back into the lake to prove his love for her and they return home this was a great ep
  • retreat

    9.0
    marge and homer go on a retreat to save their marriage, but homer tries to get a fish- General Sherman.

    grampa is left in charge of the kids, and he learns it isn't easy. so what's a grampa to do, other than trick the kids into feeling sorry for him and tidying up the house for their parents.

    a good episode, i really liked the ending when grampa fooled bart and lisa, as well as the main plot overall. Good execution and pretty funny, an A or so it gets from me, because i found some of it rather boring, to be honest
  • amazing ep, best ep ever

    9.8
    This episode is truely superb with some great laughs in it!

    The main plot is very funny (most Marge & Homer marriage related episodes are), I particuly liked the scene in which Marge drolls out all the things that she finds wrong with Homer (that's great!).

    The Bart-Lisa-Grandpa subplot is also very funny. The list that Bart produces is classic and the things they go shopping for made me laugh. I liked how Granpa got the kids to tidy the house up just by crying! That was great - can kids actually make that much mess??

    amazing ep, best ep evar r r
  • Good episode

    8.7
    Marge and Homer throw a party, but when Homer gets drunk and starts making a pass at Maude Flanders, telling off strangers, and stumbling over furniture, Marge signs up for a weekend retreat of marriage counselling hosted by Rev. Lovejoy. Homer finds out that the retreat will be held at Catfish Lake. Being the selfish person he is, he packs his fishing gear, hoping to catch the legendary catfish, the General Sherman. Marge discovers Homer planned to go fishing over fixing their marriage. Homer takes a walk instead. On his walk, he picks up an abandoned fishing pole which yanks and pulls him along the pier into a rowboat and onto the lake, the General Sherman being on the other end. Marge sees Homer from the cabin window and is disappointed. Homer catches the trophy fish, but Marge tells him that their marriage is in serious trouble if he values a fish more than her. To proove his love, he throws the fish back into the water and Marge forgives him.
  • Another Simpsons classic.

    8.8
    While at a party, Homer gets drunk and looks down Maude Flanders's dress. Marge takes him to a retreat where they can improve their marriage. While there, Homer decides to go fishing for "General Sherman". Homer promises he won't, and says he's just going for a walk. While walking by the lake, he gets dragged by General Sherman simply holding on for dear life. Marge is woken up from Homer's screams, and goes outside. Marge doesn't believe that Homer accidentally got dragged by the fish, but Homer proves it after he throws the fish overboard.

    This is another episode that isn't really funny for the most part, but it's an interesting episode that's a lot of fun to watch. Yet ANOTHER excellent episode from the series.
  • My 3rd favuorite episode of The Simpsons ever! After Homer The Heretic (1) and Mountain Of Madness (2)!

    9.7
    This episode is truely superb with some great laughs in it!

    The main plot is very funny (most Marge & Homer marriage related episodes are), I particuly liked the scene in which Marge drolls out all the things that she finds wrong with Homer (that's great!).

    The Bart-Lisa-Grandpa subplot is also very funny. The list that Bart produces is classic and the things they go shopping for made me laugh. I liked how Granpa got the kids to tidy the house up just by crying! That was great - can kids actually make that much mess??

    In summary this episode is fantastic and my 3rd favourite episode ever!
  • Marge and Homer seek marriage help. Imagine that...

    9.5
    The Simpsons throw a party, inviting all their friends from the neighborhood. Homer gets very drunk and behaves like a idot. Very upset with his behavior, Marge signs them up for a weekend marriage retreat. Homer is distraught until he realizes that the retreat is on a lake and he'll be able sneak in some fishing. Marge and Homer leave the kids in the care of Grampa, and Bart and Lisa immediately try to take advantage of him. At the retreat, Marge and Homer have difficulty reconciling their differences, particulary after Marge catches Homer sneaking off to go fishing. At home, the kids throw a party which gets out of hand, prompting Grampa to start crying. Afraid he'll get in trouble Bart and Lisa begin to clean up. Meanwhile, Homer catches a legendary catfish, General Sherman, but to prove his love for Marge he throws it back in the lake. They happily return home to find a clean house and a happy Granpa, who has conned the kids into doing what he wants.
  • The War Of The Simpsons

    10
    This is another great episode. Homer and Marge's marriage is in trouble after the way Homer behaved at the party getting drunk and looked down Maude Flanders dress. While Homer is at the marriage retreat he goes fishing but in the end he throws the fish back in the lake and Homer and Marge are back together again.
  • very memorable episode

    9.0
    this is the first episode that marge and homer have a fight as big as this one. after homer makes a fool of himself by getting drunk and ruining marge's party, marge takes him to a marriage retreat where homer plans to go fishing. when he's about to go out, marge catches him and lectures him until homer realised that he was wrong. he goes outside to clear his head and accidentally catches the famous catfish as he's walking past. once again, marge catches him and homer gets rid of the fish even though it meant giving up fame and breakfast. this is a very memorable episode with jokes about homer's irresponsibility and abraham "grampa" simpson's senility throughout the episode. a hilarious episode with very few dull scenes
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