The Simpsons

Season 2 Episode 20

The War of the Simpsons

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 02, 1991 on FOX

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    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.