History Recap / TheSimpsonsS7E19AFishCalledSelma

19th Jun '16 10:02:57 AM jessicaotiesha
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* BestialityIsDepraved: This episode peppers in an absurd amount of jokes about Troy McClere’s fish fetish even putting it into the episodes title.


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* OppositesAttract: Troy McClure is a very upbeat and shallow character while Selma is negative and emotional.
18th Mar '16 10:31:18 PM JM1982
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* HeReallyCanAct: His appearance in ''Stop The Planet Of The Apes, I Want To Get Off!'' shows that Troy is in fact a legitimately talented actor. The reason he's considered washed-up has more to do with his poor choices of roles, his addictions, and (obviously) the fish thing.
9th Mar '16 8:40:11 AM Demetrios
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* RealMenWearPink: Troy's casual sweater and wedding tuxedo.
28th Feb '16 7:44:36 PM Demetrios
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* CompressedVice: Troy's [[BrokenBase career-ruining]] [[BestialityIsDepraved fetish for marine wildlife]] comes out of nowhere, and it never comes up again.

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* CompressedVice: Troy's [[BrokenBase [[BrokenPedestal career-ruining]] [[BestialityIsDepraved fetish for marine wildlife]] comes out of nowhere, and it never comes up again.
28th Feb '16 12:09:57 PM Demetrios
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* CompressedVice: Troy's [[BrokenBase career-ruining]] [[BestialityIsDepraved fetish for marine wildlife]] comes out of nowhere, and it never comes up again.
13th Dec '15 1:01:56 AM windyshadow32
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25th Jul '15 5:58:52 PM nombretomado
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The premise of a celebrity marrying solely to convince the public that they have non-deviant sexual urges may have been inspired by the failed Creator/MichaelJackson-Lisa Marie Presley marriage, which ended a few months before this episode ran and was widely suspected of being a career-reviving ploy. (Columnist Jonah Goldberg actually referenced this episode in a ''National Review'' piece in 2005, as Jackson's child molestation trial was nearing its end.)

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The premise of a celebrity marrying solely to convince the public that they have non-deviant sexual urges may have been inspired by the failed Creator/MichaelJackson-Lisa Music/MichaelJackson-Lisa Marie Presley marriage, which ended a few months before this episode ran and was widely suspected of being a career-reviving ploy. (Columnist Jonah Goldberg actually referenced this episode in a ''National Review'' piece in 2005, as Jackson's child molestation trial was nearing its end.)
19th May '15 5:06:01 AM AnotherGuy
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** Troy then suggests hiring a child actor to be in on it, but by then, Selma's just tired of the illusion.
24th Dec '14 7:26:46 PM JCHTropeFan
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* JerkassWoobie: Troy might have had an ulterior motive in his relationship with Selma, but its hard not to feel a little sorry for how lonely and screwed up he is.



* SpecialGuest: JeffGoldblum as [=MacArthur=] Parker.
* TheOtherDarrin: Normally, Joe Mantegna voices Fat Tony whenever Fat Tony appears on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. However, for this episode, Creator/PhilHartman (who already spent most of the episode as Troy [=McClure=]) voiced Fat Tony (in the short part where Fat Tony tells one of his mooks that when he said that Troy [=McClure=] sleeps with the fishes, he didn't mean it in the sense of "The Mafia encased his feet in cement and drowned him").

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* SpecialGuest: JeffGoldblum as [=MacArthur=] Parker.
* TheOtherDarrin: Normally, Joe Mantegna voices Fat Tony whenever Fat Tony appears on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. However, for this episode, Creator/PhilHartman (who already spent most of the episode as Troy [=McClure=]) voiced Fat Tony (in the short part where Fat Tony tells one of his mooks that when he said that Troy [=McClure=] sleeps with the fishes, he didn't mean it in the sense of "The Mafia encased his feet in cement and drowned him").
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* YouMightRememberMeFrom: It's a Troy episode, so this trope is all over the place.

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* YouMightRememberMeFrom: Used Repeatedly InUniverse. It's a Troy episode, so this trope is all over the place.
22nd Dec '14 1:48:16 PM XanderCrews
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* SpecialGuest: JeffGoldblum as [=MacArthur=] Parker.
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