Kings of Animation (TV) The Simpsons

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The Simpsons

Season Two: Episode Fourteen

Principal Charming

Air Date: February 14th, 1991

Plot Overview:

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.

The Ladder:

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

Moaning Lisa

Itchy and Scratchy and Marge

Homer’s Night Out

Principal Charming

Homer vs Lisa and the 8th Commandment

Bart the Daredevil

Dead Putting Society

Treehouse of Horror

The Telltale Head

Dancin Homer

There’s is No Disgrace Like Home

Homer’s Odyssey

Bart the Genius

Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish

The Crepes of Wrath

Some Enchanted Evening. – Least Favorite

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