History Recap / TheSimpsonsS7E19AFishCalledSelma

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").Parker.]

* 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.
8th Dec '14 8:50:08 AM RossN
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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.
7th Dec '14 2:02:26 PM maxwellsilver
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--> Selma: Is this a sham marriage!? --> Troy: Sure, baby. Is that a problem?
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--> Selma: '''Selma:''' Is this a sham marriage!? --> Troy: '''Troy:''' Sure, baby. Is that a problem?

* EarthAllAlong: A line from ''[[PlanetOfTheApes Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off]]'' is the TropeNamer.
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* EarthAllAlong: A line from ''[[PlanetOfTheApes ''[[Film/PlanetOfTheApes Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off]]'' is the TropeNamer.

* InkSuitActor: [=MacArthur=] Parker looks like his voice actor, JeffGoldblum.
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* InkSuitActor: [=MacArthur=] Parker looks like his voice actor, JeffGoldblum.Creator/JeffGoldblum.

* 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 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.) * ShoutOut: The musical ''Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off!'', in addition to being a parody of ''PlanetOfTheApes'', also contains the number "Dr. Zaius", set to a SuspiciouslySimilarSong to Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus". See also PunnyName above.
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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 MichaelJackson-Lisa 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.) * ShoutOut: The musical ''Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off!'', in addition to being a parody of ''PlanetOfTheApes'', ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes'', also contains the number "Dr. Zaius", set to a SuspiciouslySimilarSong to Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus". See also PunnyName above.

* TheOtherDarrin: Normally, Joe Mantegna voices Fat Tony whenever Fat Tony appears on ''TheSimpsons''. However, for this episode, 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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* TheOtherDarrin: Normally, Joe Mantegna voices Fat Tony whenever Fat Tony appears on ''TheSimpsons''. ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. However, for this episode, PhilHartman 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").

* YouMightRememberMeFrom: It's a Troy episode, so this trope is all over the place.
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* YouMightRememberMeFrom: It's a Troy episode, so this trope is all over the place.place. ----
6th Dec '14 12:45:55 AM DamascaRamza
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* CareerResurrection: Troy undergoes one after marrying Selma.
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* CareerResurrection: In-Universe. Troy undergoes one after marrying Selma.
16th Nov '14 1:27:49 PM redandready45
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* PetTheDog: When Selma is reprimanded for smoking in a fancy restaurant, Troy lights up a cigar so she won't feel embarrased. This was before the whole thing turned to publicity.
26th Aug '14 2:08:37 AM C2
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When Troy [=McClure=] ([[RunningGag whom you may remember him from such Simpsons episodes as "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" and "Lisa the Vegetarian"!]]) is sentenced to renew his driver's license after getting pulled over for erratic driving, he meets Selma (who is still looking for a man so she can have a family and not die alone) and decides to marry her to revive his moribund movie career (which fizzled out due to bad project choices and the urban legend that he is sexually attracted to fish, which got him in trouble at the Springfield Aquarium), which Selma has no problem with -- until Troy's agent wants Troy and Selma to have a baby.
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When Troy [=McClure=] ([[RunningGag whom you may remember him from such Simpsons episodes as "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" and "Lisa the Vegetarian"!]]) is sentenced to renew his driver's license after getting pulled over for erratic driving, he meets Selma (who is still looking for a man so she can have a family and not die alone) and decides to marry her to revive his moribund movie career (which fizzled out due to bad project choices and the urban legend that he is sexually attracted to fish, which got him in trouble at the Springfield Aquarium), which Selma has no problem with -- until Troy's agent wants Troy and Selma to have a baby.
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