Episode - 7F15\\
First Aired - 2/14/1991

Worried that Selma is depressed over being single and childless, Marge orders Homer to find Selma a man -- but ends up pairing Principal Skinner with Patty by mistake. Meanwhile, Bart is sentenced to reseed the school's field with Groundskeeper Willie[[note]]in his first appearance[[/note]] after spelling his name out on it with a herbicide he created in science class.

!!Tropes used in this episode:
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: When Homer sets out to find a man to introduce to Selma, he starts doing ''Film/TheTerminator'' -like scans to everyone around him to analyze their pros and cons. He rejects Smithers ("Cons: Jerk") and one of his coworkers ("Cons: Not a man"), but later realizes that Principal Skinner is a good candidate ("Pros: Uses big words, dislikes the boy, well groomed." "Cons: [[MistakenForGay Possible Homer Sexual]].").
* BorrowedCatchphrase: Bart quotes "Excellent" like Homer's boss, Mr. Burns, when he learns what herbicide is and that sodium tetra sulfate can be used in that manner, even tenting his fingers while saying it like Burns does.
* BrickJoke: Bart being let off the hook for his reseeding punishment after Principal Skinner falls for Patty. When Skinner and Patty break up, Bart is back to his punishment.
* BrilliantButLazy: Bart is able to make a rather effective herbicide during his fourth-grade science class. But he prefers to goof off and use it to write his name on the school lawn rather than apply himself to the class.
* CallBack and FunnyBackgroundEvent: While Principal Skinner is talking about how much in love he is with Patty, we see the school plunging into chaos. If you look closely, there's a grafitti on the wall of Principal Skinner saying, "I Am Still a Weiner," a reference to the "I Am A Weiner" graffiti seen in season one's "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E2BartTheGenius Bart the Genius]]".
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Bart's vandalism plan. Skinner even calls him on it.
-->'''Skinner''': Bart, I'm flabbergasted. Surely you knew, as you were writing your name in 40ft high letters, that you would be caught?!
* DisproportionateRetribution: Principal Skinner threatens to suspend Bart, Milhouse, Wendell and Lewis for dropping their pencils at 2:15PM.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Patty's sexuality. In this episode, she is established as being willingly celibate [[note]](while Selma has had celibacy thrust upon her and is trying to break it by finding a man to marry or, at least, have sex with so she can have a child and not die alone)[[/note]] due to her hatred of men[[note]]Homer in particular[[/note]], but has a crush on [=MacGyver=] just like her sister and warms up to Skinner (until she realizes how miserable Selma is). In later episodes (starting with "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E10TheresSomethingAboutMarrying There's Something About Marrying]]"), it's established that Patty is a lesbian and has known about her sexual orientation since she was a child (while Marge was either too naive or in denial about it).
** It is possible that Patty can still be a lesbian and have a crush on MacGyver. It frees her from the reality of having Homer as a brother-in-law.
* HatesBeingTouched: Patty is this. Homer mistakenly thinks that it's Selma, at least until Marge corrects him.
* IToldYouSo: Doubles as a BrickJoke. After Skinner dates Patty the first time, he lets Bart off his punishment. Bart promptly throws the bag of seeds to Willie and runs off but Willie doesn't seem deterred.
-->'''Wilile''': You'll be back! You haven't seen the last of Willie!\\
At the end of the episode, Skinner is dumped by Patty and retakes the school from Bart's control. Making him reseed the field. Guess whose helping Skinner oversee this?
--> '''Willie''': I told ya ye be back!
* {{Jerkass}}: Homer. Even after goofing up with introducing Patty to Skinner instead of Selma, not only does he show no regret/remorse for it, [[KickTheDog but he continues to badmouth her]] and telling Marge, who's genuinely concerned about her, that she's a "heifer" amongst other things and introduces her to one of the worst choices for a boyfriend, his drunken best friend Barney[[note]]Albeit this was years before his CharacterDevelopment into something beyond just an alcoholic.[[/note]] Also, even if Selma was/is a jerk to Homer, back then, she was the more sympathetic of the two sisters and certainly was in this episode and actually more friendlier towards Homer than Patty ever was.
* OhCrap: Moe, when he discovers it's Principal Skinner calling him[[note]]he was in the middle of his ranting at Bart's prank calling when Skinner got a hold of the phone[[/note]].
-->"Oh no."
** Bart when Skinner discovers his latest prank.
-->'''Skinner''': ''[from the school roof]'' [[SayMyName SIMPSON!]] ''[Bart hears him from his classroom and gulps]''
* OneSteveLimit: It's revealed that there are no other Barts at Springfield Elementary.
* TheOneThatGotAway: The twins go to a wedding of two coworkers that fell in love by chance (he initially was going to sit next to Selma in the cafeteria, but Patty scared him away, only to sit next to the woman he would eventually marry. Even worse, he says in their wedding vows that had he not sat next to her, "who knows what kind of woman would I have married?", [[ButForMeItWasTuesday implying that the memory with Selma meant nothing to him/does not even register anymore.]] [[TearJerker Ouch.]]
* PrankCall: Skinner forces Bart to call Homer as punishment for using sodium tetra sulfate to spell his name in the grass. Bart calls Moe's Tavern and asks for Homer, but he sees an opportunity for a prank and specifies "Homer Sexual" instead of Homer Simpson.
* ShoutOut:
** Homer's [[Film/TheTerminator Terminator]]-esque POV as he analyzes all of Patty's potential suitors.
** As he struggles to find Patty a date, Homer laments that "[[Creator/FlanneryOConnor a good man is hard to find]]."
** Skinner climbing a bell tower is an homage to ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'', complete with VertigoEffect.
** The final scene of ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' is spoofed when Skinner declares that "tomorrow is another school day."
* SpannerInTheWorks: Patty and Skinner meet after Marge gets Homer to try and find a man for Selma. Homer cons Principal Skinner into coming over to the Simpson house for dinner, as way to introduce him to Selma. Unfortunately, when Skinner is sitting with Homer in the living room, Selma is too nervous to go out to join them. Patty goes in her place, and Skinner is instantly smitten.
* SuddenlyShouting: '''"THERE ARE NO OTHER BARTS!"'''
* WouldHurtAChild: Skinner wishes he could still do this after Bart's latest.
-->'''Skinner''': The sheer contempt of this display makes me wish I could pull the trusty [[ICallItVera Board of Education]] out of retirement.