Season Two: Episode Fourteen
Air Date: February 14th, 1991
Homer Simpsons attempts to pair his now desperate sister-in-law Selma with a man. He suggests Principle Seymour Skinner who promptly falls for her twin, Patty. A romance ensues.
What I Like About this Episode:
This episode focuses largely on secondary characters. Most shows wouldn’t give much thought to these people. However, The Simpsons aren’t most shows. We have Marge’s twin sisters, Patty and Selma, they live together, and are very close. We also see the Principle of Bart and Lisa’s school. A bit of a stiff customer. Too anal/rigid, often lacking a sense of humor. However, he is also a man looking for love.
We see the dynamic of these three secondary characters and we learn a tremendous amount. We may not always like or agree with them, but we become aware of them on a deeper level than anyone ever expected.
Be warned, it comes with an emotional gut punch which I found tragic, but also beautiful.
Like many episodes of this season, it is overloaded with sight gags, (always watch the signs), pop culture references, and sheer slapstick.
One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
Simpsons Roasting Over an Open Fire- Favorite
The Call of the Simpsons
Life On the Fast Lane
Krusty Gets Busted
Simpson and Delilah
Bart vs Thanksgiving
Bart Get an F
Bart the General
Itchy and Scratchy and Marge
Homer’s Night Out
Homer vs Lisa and the 8th Commandment
Bart the Daredevil
Dead Putting Society
Treehouse of Horror
The Telltale Head
There’s is No Disgrace Like Home
Bart the Genius
Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish
The Crepes of Wrath
Some Enchanted Evening. – Least Favorite