The Simpsons

Season 20 Episode 15

Wedding for Disaster

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 29, 2009 on FOX
8.1
out of 10
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165 votes
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Episode Summary

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After Marge and Homer's marriage turns out to be invalid, they decide to re-do their vows. But when Homer goes missing, Bart and Lisa smell something funny and investigate his disappearance.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • You just made my mustache tingle too!

    10
    This week once again sees the new Simpsons writers not hacking off some old ideas from the series' original writers in an attempt to recapture the same amount of engagement as those episodes once garnered. Focusing this time on Homer & Marge having to get re-married again (this time with more tangible, less contrived reasoning), the episode is another mish-mash of developed ideas and nice paced plotting. Most poignant is how much this episode differs from all other Homer/Marge marriage stories, and how effective and remarkable the whole affair is. Sure enough, it has many good moments including the guest character's brief appearance, the clever couch gag and the Saw parody, but none of this is just throwaway nonsense that once more gives plenty of justifiable reasons why this show should have been killed years ago.



    --think positive dude, if ur a true fan.moreless
  • Great suspense. Great comedy. Great episode.

    8.5
    When Homer and Marge's marriage turns out to be invalid because Reverend Lovejoy was not licensed at the time, Homer asks Marge to marry him again. But when Homer mysteriously disappears on their wedding day, Bart and Lisa search for answers and are led on a cryptic trail of clues, leading them to Sideshow Bob (guest voice Grammer). Meanwhile, Homer finds himself chained to a pipe in a dark room. When a mysterious voice tells him that the key to unlock his chains is inside a lollipop, he frantically eats it only to discover the lollipop is made of fiery hot sauce and he is tormented as Bart and Lisa race to save him.moreless
  • You just made my moustache tingle!

    5.0
    This week once again sees the new Simpsons writers hacking off some old ideas from the series' original writers in an attempt to recapture the same amount of engagement as those episodes once garnered. Focusing this time on Homer & Marge having to get re-married again (this time with less tangible, more contrived reasoning), the episode is another mish-mash of undeveloped ideas and badly paced plotting. Most poignant is how much this episode differs from all other Homer/Marge marriage stories, and how ineffective and unremarkable the whole affair is. Sure enough, it has some good moments including the guest character's brief appearance, the clever couch gag and the Saw parody, but most of this is just throwaway nonsense that once more gives plenty of justifiable reasons why this show should have been killed years ago.



    And in reply to the schmuck who pulled a Simpsons on me by copy/pasting a piece of text and using "Search-Replace", I send this letter:



    Dear Mr. Truefan,



    I'm not a fan of "The Simpsons", not anymore. What led you to believe otherwise? I think you need to think a little more critically if you plan on continuing your whole, you know, criticism thing you think you have going on here. Unlike yourself, I remain objective when watching and reviewing, which -believe it or not- is what the entire premise of constructive criticism is based upon. Does any number outside of 10 exist on your rating scale at all? I'd really like to see you use it, otherwise your opinion is worthless to anyone who takes such a thing with any degree of sincerity (although, here at TV.com, one has to accept that your audience isn't the most intelligible of groups).



    The Simpsons was once a great show, for sure, but it has been in steady decline for near on a decade now. It's sad to watch old friends belittle themselves to such shoddy writing-- any "true" fan who grew up in the nineties watching those guys would be likely to agree. The problem with TV.com is that it's writhing with apologists such as yourself who rate between 8 and 10, with the occasional 1 or 2. Any "true" fan would want to see their former favourite show do as well as it has proven itself to do so in the past; not encourage sloppy rehashing for the sake of dragging on an obvious cash cow.



    Oh and, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery my friend, so thank you. Sincery,



    Your average disgruntled Truefan Former.moreless
  • Harold Schwarzbaum

    9.0
    I'm really loving how uninsistent the new episodes are. This one was so mild that I barely noticed it was on. That sounds like a sly dig, but not smashing your face on every joke with a big phony delivery makes episodes actually worth watching again, like back in the old days.



    This one actually verges on taking it too far, having only a handful of jokes. But they're good jokes calmly placed for you to consider laughing at.



    And it's not like this is some way-down-to-earth story or anything. It has a Saw parody, which would have made me cringe if I had heard about but hadn't seen it. And Patty and Selma don't seem like they'd kidnap and torture Homer. But you can do anything on the Simpsons... as long as the jokes are good.moreless
  • Sideshow Bob?

    9.0
    This is was an extremely funny episode, but why they only gave sideshow bob a couple of lines? I was expecting this to be a "Sideshow Bob episode" and twist with patty and selma was really bad. I mean, they hate Homer, but as far as I know they are not kidnappers.



    Beside that I enjoied this episode. There's nothing especial about this one, but it made me laugh a lot and Season 20 has been great so far and I hope the show remain like this. "Gone Maggie Gone", "No Loan Again, Natually" and "Take My Life, Please" were all great.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

Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer

Sideshow Bob Terwilliger

Recurring Role

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Parson: (about Helen) I remember when she was Helen Schwarzbaum. In fact, I remember when she was Harold Schwarzbaum.
      Rev. Lovejoy: You what?
      Parson: I've said too much.

    • Marge: (to waiters) All right, people.  I want every table to have two baskets of bread, but only one plate of butter. That will stimulate conversation.
      Homer: What if we....?
      Marge: There is no 'we' in 'wedding'!
      Homer: But there is Marge, the first two letters.

    • Helen Lovejoy: Oh, calm down, Tim.  He's just your old roommate from Texas Christian.
      Reverend Lovejoy: He's like the Pope of this thing!  This would be like Mary Kay visiting you when you were selling her cosmetics. That is, if you had stuck with it.
      Helen Lovejoy: You asked me to quit because I was making more than you.

    • (Picking out a tuxedo for Bart.)
      Bart: (frowning) This one's a little gay, isn't it?
      Clerk: Well, the last time I checked pirates weren't gay.
      Homer: Eww, how'd you check?

    • Homer: Marge, uh...maybe you should take a break from wedding planning. I think you're becoming a... Bridezilla!
      Marge: Bridezilla? (gasps) A combination of 'bride' and 'Godzilla'!?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: My piggy bank is not entitled to TARP funds.
      Couch Gag: The scene switches to a restaurant where food is served in the images of each family member (Homer as garden salad, Lisa as soup de jour, Marge as spaghetti and meatballs, Bart as rib eye steak, and when the bill is presented, Maggie as the after dinner mint). It then zooms out to Comic Book Guy, whom after eating the entire meal wipes his mouth on a napkin, then drops it to show the image of the Simpsons sitting on the couch. TV does not drop down and shatter.
      Billboard Gag: Support Your Local Bullies (with a picture of Jimbo, Dolph, and Kearney)
      Ralph: Drops ice cream and screams.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Saw
      Homer locked in a room, chained to the wall with a scary voice coming out of a speaker parodies the predicaments characters would find themselves in from the 2004 film Saw.

    • Red Lobster
      Wed Lobster, the name of the wedding dress shop is a parody on the name of the seafood restaurant Red Lobster.

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