They live at 742 Evergreen Terrace in the fictional town of Springfield, United States, and they were created by cartoonist Matt Groening, who conceived the characters after his own family members, substituting "Bart" for his own name. Jerkass: Patty and Selma really up the ante here, gloating about their success in front of Homer, blackmailing Homer about being in debt to them, revealing the debt to Marge anyways, and failing him on his chauffeur's test (until Homer has to save them from being fired for smoking in a government building). Homer vs. Patty and Selma has been listed as one of the Media and drama good articles under the good article criteria.If you can improve it further, please do so. Selma: Come on, Homer: you can't spell "obsequious" without I-O-U. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on March 19, 1995. "Homer vs. Patty and Selma" adalah episode ke-17 dari musim keenam The Simpsons.  According to Marge, Selma "likes Police Academy movies and Hummel figurines, and walking through the park on clear autumn days." In the episode, stress from household chores and her family's demands causes Marge to suffer a nervous breakdown, so she vacations alone at a spa.  However, Halwani later highlights positive aspects of Homer's character, noting that in the episode, Homer "pretended he was the one smoking so that Patty and Selma would not get fired for smoking at their workplace". It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 7, 1995. Czechoslovakia and the Dead Sea, where Selma sunk to the bottom when she attempted to float on her back. , In a review of the sixth season of The Simpsons, Colin Jacobson of DVD Movie Guide writes, "Homer’s disdain for Marge’s sisters – and vice versa – has always led to terrific sparks, and “Vs.” provides another great round in their eternal battle. This short article about television can be made longer. Homer vs. Patty and Selma is the 17th episode of The Simpsons sixth season.  After the fraud was exposed, Selma managed to keep the baby as a Chinese dignitary (voiced by Lucy Liu), who had also been raised by a single parent, became sympathetic.  Homer was sympathetic to her when she broke down after a disastrous trip to Duff Gardens with Bart and Lisa, remarking "I just couldn't cut it today", referring to raising kids.  Mel Brooks has a cameo appearance as himself.  When Homer contemplated suicide, they encouraged him to go through with it and then pushed him off the bridge, though this was actually part of a plot by the townspeople to bring Homer to his surprise party on a cruise ship. The script for "Homer vs. Patty and Selma" was written by Brent Forrester and was the first time he received a writing credit on The Simpsons. After losing his entire investment, he hides his financial problems from Marge. Not long afterwards, Marge discovers that Homer borrowed money from her sisters and they drive it in by telling her about the pumpkins. The original material was directed by Mark Ervin and written by Steve O'Donnell. Moved to tears by his obvious devotion to Marge, they let him go and paid for their wedding ceremony in order to avoid being exposed by Bart and Lisa. Daftar Tonton. This episode was originally broadcast on February 26, 1995. Generally, Patty is more hostile to Homer than Selma is.  After babysitting Bart and Lisa for a day, she realized she was not ready to have children and wound up adopting Jub-Jub, her late Aunt Gladys's pet iguana. After Marge invites her neighbor Ruth Powers to attend the ballet, they become friends. After the inaugural "Do What You Feel Festival" ends in calamity and a riot, the town decides to stop acting like Bart. " Like Selma, Patty also has a long-running fixation on MacGyver, although this aspect of her personality has been played down in later episodes. She told him she was unwilling to bring a baby into a loveless marriage and broke it off. The two are so overstimulated with joy that they instinctively light their cigarettes, getting them in hot water with their supervisor, threatening to deny them their promotions, which is what they came over the house for to celebrate in their first scene. When Marge pointed out that Evelyn was ruining the trip and was a female version of Homer, a horrified Patty broke up with her. Homer usually tries to be polite to them out of respect for Marge, but Patty and Selma do not hide their contempt for him.  Due to a traffic jam, she was late for the recording session, but once she arrived, she fell into character and worked very hard on getting her accent accurate. Comedy. It’s simple yet ingenious, and it fits right in the palm of your hand. In the episode, Bart Simpson manipulates Edna Krabappel into organizing a strike of Springfield Elementary's teachers union to protest Principal Skinner's miserly school spending. The episode was written by Jeff Martin and directed by Jeffrey Lynch. Homer: No! Patty wooed a tenured professor from Yale University away from her husband and has also been attracted to Edna Krabappel. 24 Simpsons Stars Reveal Themselves, "Inventory: 15 Simpsons Moments That Perfectly Captured Their Eras", The Simpsons Archive: The Patty and Selma File, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Patty_and_Selma&oldid=995941723, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 December 2020, at 18:15. They have a strong dislike for their brother-in-law, Homer Simpson, who likewise loathes them (but on rare occasion, he is seen as compassionate to Selma, such as holding her hand when she laments she couldn't handle the kids on her own at Duff Gardens, and agreeing to be her husband to help her adopt a child. In the episode, Marge worries that she may be pregnant again and visits Dr. Hibbert's office.  It has been implied that Selma had a second failed marriage to Sideshow Bob, giving her a total of seven marriages. When he arrives, ballet is the only class that is available. Turner notes that the episode illustrates Homer's impulsiveness, silliness, and "physical stupidity".  Patty also joined Homer's group to ghost-write an original fantasy fiction novel, and also to stop their novel from being replaced with a drastically revamped version by the book publishing company. During the adoption process, Selma pretended to be married to Homer, since the Chinese government only allows children to be adopted by married couples. Homer visits the DMV with Marge to apply for one; Patty and Selma are his evaluators. To celebrate Homer's failure, they light up cigarettes but are caught by their supervisor, who threatens to demote them for smoking on the job. In the subplot, Bart is late for school on the day students choose their physical education classes.  On the eve of Selma's marriage to Sideshow Bob, he insulted MacGyver and the wedding was almost cancelled as a result. "All Singing, All Dancing" is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons' ninth season.  Much later, she adopted a Chinese baby girl, Ling. In the fourth Simpsons clip show, Homer claims he hates singing, so Marge shows family videos of musical numbers from previous seasons. He named the character after his mother Margaret Groening. After appearing on The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, the Simpson family received their own series on Fox, which debuted December 17, 1989. Homer Jay Simpson (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) is the protagonist of the show and the father of the Simpson family.He embodies several American working class stereotypes: he is crude, overweight, incompetent, clumsy, thoughtless and a borderline alcoholic. Jessica then steals the money from the church collection plate, leaving Bart to take the blame until Lisa exposes the truth. "And Maggie Makes Three" is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons' sixth season. Homer grows jealous of their friendship and pursues them, resulting in a police chase led by Chief Wiggum that ends in near-disaster. It was executive produced by David Mirkin. They have a strong dislike for their brother-in-law, Homer Simpson, who likewise loathes them. They share an apartment at the Spinster City apartment complex and both work at the DMV.  However, Marge made it clear to her sisters that she loves Homer and there is nothing they can do to change her mind. "The Springfield Connection" is the 23rd episode in the sixth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. Additionally, the episode itself takes the form of a sung-through musical, featuring spoken dialogue only at the start and end of the episode. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 4, 1998.  As adults, the Bouvier twins have a friendly relationship with their sister and seem very protective of her and thus frequently visit the Simpsons. Patty and Selma, both gravel-voiced chain-smokers, work at the Springfield Department of Motor Vehicles. Patty draagt een roze jurk met korte mouwen, en Selma een blauwe jurk zonder mouwen. Despite being identical twins, Patty and Selma have very different track records when it comes to finding dates. "Treehouse of Horror VIII" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' ninth season.  Despite the similarities between her and Selma, Patty is more jaded than her sister, particularly towards relationships. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 4, 1993. She experiences what life with children is like by taking Bart and Lisa to the Duff Gardens amusement park, which does not go as planned. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 26, 1995. This page was last edited on 17 January 2021, at 00:13. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 26, 1995. Her first marriage, to Robert "Sideshow Bob" Terwilliger, ended when his plan to kill her was foiled by Bart. According to Marge, Patty chose a life of celibacy, while Selma had celibacy thrust upon her. Their hair has turned blue-gray from long-term exposure to cigarette smoke and ash. They regret that Marge chose Homer over her former boyfriend Artie Ziff, and have unsuccessfully tried to help Artie win her back. Patty: Well, Marge was always a good speller...let's ask her. In the episode, Homer loses all his money in pumpkin stocks and must turn to Patty and Selma for a loan. Relishing Homer's degradation, Patty and Selma make him their slave.  In addition to "lying about his financial losses in investments" in the episode, Halwani notes Homer lied to Marge in "The Front" about "the fact that he never graduated from high school", and in the episode "The Cartridge Family", Homer lied to Marge about getting rid of the gun he had purchased. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 21, 1993. Patricia and Selma Bouvier (/ˈbuːvi.eɪ/) are fictional characters in the American animated sitcom The Simpsons.  Another unseen marriage was to Disco Stu, which was annulled by the Pope. The free time they now had led to them taking up smoking.  Executive producer David Mirkin describes it as a very grounded and emotional episode that seems very "sitcomy". It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 11, 1998.  For his part, Homer regards them as the "Gruesome Twosome" or "Fatty and Smellma" and was delighted when he (mistakenly) heard they had died. However, when Patty came out as a lesbian, she found a surprising supporter in Homer (in contrast to Marge who was at first surprised and angry about it), and she swallowed her pride and asked him to perform her marriage ceremony. Unable to find companionship in a man, Selma has also sought to have children.  Mirkin realized that Brooks was "dying to do the show" and asked him if he would be willing to do a guest part, and he agreed.  Bookmakers in the United States and the United Kingdom took bets on which character would be uncovered as homosexual—BetUS laid odds at four to five that it was Patty, while Smithers had four to one odds and Ned Flanders fifteen to one odds.  On a blind date arranged by Homer, Skinner was supposed to fall for Selma, but he noticed Patty first and fell in love with her instead.  Earlier hints of her closeted sexuality where also shown in some of the show's earlier episodes, when she was reluctant to date Principal Skinner in Principal Charming and claimed in Treehouse of Horror III "There goes the last lingering thread of my heterosexuality." Her current name has evolved into Selma Bouvier-Terwilliger-Hutz-McClure-Stu-Simpson-D'Amico. Meanwhile, Bart takes up ballet lessons, and his instructor is voiced by actress Susan Sarandon. The episode was written by Brent Forrester and directed by Mark Kirkland, with David Mirkin serving as the executive producer. They are identical twins and Marge Bouvier's older sisters; all three characters are voiced by Julie Kavner. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 21, 1993. In the episode, Homer recounts the story of Maggie's birth when the kids ask why there are no photos of her in the family album. "Lisa's Wedding" is the 19th episode of The Simpsons' sixth season.  Sarandon would later have a cameo appearance as the voice of a computer in the season 17 episode "Bart Has Two Mommies". They are identical twins (but with different hairstyles and attire) and Marge Bouvier's older sisters; all three characters are voiced by Julie Kavner. They married, but she soon discovered it was just a sham to boost his flagging career. , As children, Patty and Selma were apparently domineering towards Marge and ridiculed her ambition of becoming an astronaut.  Sarandon had wanted to guest star on the show because her children were big fans; she brought them with her to the recording session.  The tabloid newspaper The Sun revealed already in September 2004 that character who would come out was Patty, though this was regarded as a rumor and The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean would not confirm it. It was first broadcast on the Fox network in the United States on December 18, 1994.  Her decision to not have relationships has been implied to be due to her then closeted sexuality. After coming out as a lesbian, Patty exclaims "you could see it from space!". Homer vs. Patty and Selma S6 E17 25 Feb 1995. when Marge was shocked at the revelation. [lights their cigarettes, then tries to light the IOU] Patty: Tut tut tut!  There was a widespread debate among fans of the series as to who the character would be. Homer invests in pumpkins, but loses his entire investment. of Homer , edited by William Irwin, Mark T. Conrad, and Aeon J. Skoble, the episode is cited as an example where, as contributor Raja Halwani writes, "Homer is a habitual liar, he lacks honesty." Instead, Patty is "rude, crude, and not ashamed of declaring her sexual preferences", and this could make her unpalatable to some viewers according to Elledge. " Homer vs. Patty and Selma " is the 17th episode of The Simpsons ' sixth season.  They own a tombstone inscribed with the epitaph "Homer J. Simpson. Patty is a lesbian. Bart and Lisa were left traumatized when they had to stay with their aunts for a week while a stressed out Marge left for Rancho Relaxo. "Fear of Flying" is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons' sixth season. Homer vs. Patty and Selma. Kavner voices them as characters who "suck the life out of everything". In the episode, Homer loses all his money in pumpkin stocks and must turn to Patty and Selma for a loan. Skinner's dinner with the Simpsons fails to go as planned when he instead falls for Selma's twin sister Patty. Maggie managed to take evasive action and got to stay with Homer instead.  In one episode, where Patty stayed at the Simpson house during a fight with Selma despite Homer's reluctance, Patty privately admitted to Homer that she only mocks him because she is jealous of him having a successful marriage and family with Marge, while all she has is Selma, leaving Homer feeling grateful for her having opened, albeit briefly, a window of kindness.. "Bart Carny" is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons' ninth season. For a time she dated Abe Simpson, to the horror of Homer and Patty. Due to a childhood bottle rocket accident, she has no sense of taste or smell. "Homer vs. Patty and Selma" is the 17th episode of The Simpsons' sixth season.  Patty and Selma have taken many vacations together to various places including In the episode, Marge asks Homer to find a husband for her sister Selma. episode of The Simpsons.  After an off-screen marriage to Lionel Hutz, she began dating Troy McClure. Notable differences include: In the episode "The Blue and the Gray", it is revealed that Selma is actually a blonde, while Patty is a redhead. Selma, the elder by two minutes, longs for male companionship and has had several brief, doomed marriages. It was written by John Swartzwelder, directed by Mark Kirkland and guest stars Jim Varney as Cooder the carny. "Treehouse of Horror V" is the sixth episode of The Simpsons' sixth season and the fifth episode in the Treehouse of Horror series. In the episode, Marge — realizing her excessive nagging spoils the family's fun — seeks help from self-help guru Brad Goodman. Desperate for money, Homer takes a loan from Patty and Selma… The episode contains several cultural references and received a generally mixed critical reception. Nacho called into work, so he and Irvin recorded a podcast! Patty is a lesbian. " On occasions, they babysit Bart, Lisa and Maggie, something not relished by the kids. At one point she considered using a sperm donor which Homer mistakenly thought meant Selma would have sex with a robot. "Selma's Choice" is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons' fourth season. , In the 2005 episode "There's Something About Marrying" of the sixteenth season, Patty was revealed to be a lesbian and became the first openly gay recurring character in the series. Patty and Selma debuted on the first Simpsons episode "Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire", which aired on December 17, 1989. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 26, 1995. Despite his initial reluctance, Bart soon discovers he is a talented dancer and is invited to star in a school ballet. " Patty's first serious relationship with a woman was with Veronica, a pro golfer.  She was rejected by Groundskeeper Willie, who upon seeing her dating video remarked "Back to the Loch with you Nessie". Although the two have a similar look, there are several easy ways to distinguish them.  They drove away Richard Dean Anderson by showing him slides of their trip to the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston, Alberta.  Her most recent husband is Fat Tony, though he was already married and regarded Selma as his "goomar". Kavner voices them as characters who "suck the life out of everything". Rarely seen apart, Patty and Selma are known for their distinctive gravelly voices, cynical outlook on life, bitter and unpleasant personalities, and love of cigarettes.  Patty and Selma, both gravel-voiced chain-smokers, work at the Springfield Department of Motor Vehicles. They agree to lend him money on the condition that he become their humble servant. , Bart's ballet teacher was voiced by Susan Sarandon,  and was designed to look a little bit like her. All structured data from the main, Property, Lexeme, and EntitySchema namespaces is available under the Creative Commons CC0 License; text in the other namespaces is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Selma helped reunite Homer and Marge after seeing how upset Marge was without him, despite an agreement with Patty not to say anything. We are richer for having lost him" and use it as a coffee table, stick pins in a voodoo doll which looks like Homer and even commissioned a billboard urging voters to evict Homer from Springfield. However, she did consider Skinner a gentleman and ended their relationship with the words "Good night, sweet principal. . It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 11, 1993.  Patty has also given stoner Otto Mann a driver's license due to their mutual dislike for Homer, and both she and Selma deliberately failed Homer on his limousine driver's test, but their victory smoking nearly cost them their jobs until Homer intervened. She leaves Bart and Lisa with Patty and Selma; Maggie stays at home with Homer but leaves home looking for her mother, causing Homer to frantically search for her. For example, in the season thirteen episode "Jaws Wired Shut" she is part of the Springfield Gay Pride Parade's "stayin' in the closet" float, though only her voice was heard and she was not seen. Homer invites Principal Skinner to dinner after Bart gets caught vandalizing the school's lawn. Homer attempts to earn some money through investing, and decides to invest in Halloween pumpkins. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 30, 1994, and features three short stories titled The Shinning, Time and Punishment, and Nightmare Cafeteria. When Jay Sherman, on advice from Homer, told Patty and Selma that MacGyver is gay, they stripped him to his boxers and hung him from the gutters.  It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 14, 1991. It was once said by Marge that Patty chose a life of celibacy, and that Selma had it thrust upon her. "Principal Charming" is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons' second season.  During Homer and Marge's trial separation, when Marge went out on a date with someone else, Selma called Homer and offered to help him save their marriage, but was left frustrated when Homer mistook her for Patty over the phone.. In the episode, Selma decides to have a baby, inspired by her late aunt's wish that she not spend her life alone.  According to The Baltimore Sun, another bookmaker Paddy Power "stopped taking wagers because so much money was being placed on [Patty]. Meanwhile, Bart takes up ballet lessons, and his instructor is voiced by actress Susan Sarandon. , Patricia Maleficent Bouvier is the younger of the two. In the episode, Selma decides to have a baby, inspired by her late aunt's wish that she not spend her life alone.  Groening has stated that the staff wanted to out Patty as gay because portraying her as a "love-starved spinster [...] seemed old" on the show. After his performance, school bullies chase Bart, intending to beat him. However, when a remorseful Marge apologized to Patty and reassured her that the difference between Homer and Evelyn was that Evelyn truly loved her, Patty decided to reconcile with Evelyn. Mel Brooks also makes an appearance in "Homer vs. Patty and Selma", and had previously accompanied his wife Anne Bancroft to the recording studio when she had a role in the episode "Fear of Flying". It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 26, 1995. "Bart's Inner Child" is the seventh episode of The Simpsons' fifth season. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it. It was written by Greg Daniels and directed by Jim Reardon. She is also slightly more sympathetic towards Homer than Patty. Seeing that Bart is hurt from the fall, the bullies leave without pummeling him.  Turner writes that this "revelatory moment" is illustrative of "several of the best-known aspects of Homer's character: his impulsiveness, his inherent silliness, his evident, even physical stupidity".
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