Recap / The Simpsons S 11 E 8 Take My Wife Sleaze

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Homer wins a vintage motorcycle at a dance competition at a '50s nostalgia diner and creates a biker gang called the Hell's Satans — until a real biker gang with the same name crashes at the Simpson house.

Tropes:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: At one point in the training montage, Homer revs the bike's engine and it flips out from under him, crashing through the roof of the house. He and Bart burst out laughing.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Marge asks if the bikers plan to have their way with her once she's kidnapped and is visibly offended when they tell her they aren't attracted to her.
  • The Blank: Early on, the man with no face, only a nose. Somehow this doesn't prevent him from speaking.
  • Blatant Lies: Rod and Todd when Lisa points out the two are watching herself and Bart shower in the backyard. They simply lower their blinds and continue to watch from behind it.
  • Blood Knight: Meathook. He believes violence and aggression is the best response to most situations, and when Marge brings up a dream of having a job, a family and a home, he says that to get that, he would have to kill fifty people. Marge tells him that if he had a job, he wouldn't have to.
  • Brick Joke: After Marge is kidnapped, Homer tries to get her location from a biker bar, but gets kicked out three times in a row. At the end of the episode, he stops by that same bar one last time to steal a keg of beer on the way back home.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: In retaliation for taking his gang name, Meathook forces Homer to eat all of his Hell's Satans merchandise. That includes the gang jackets, hats, frisbees, and some pogs too.
  • Continuity Nod: In Greaser's, Apu and Manjula are wearing the same clothes as they did in the conception scene in Apu's car in the previous episode, "Eight Misbehavin'".
  • Death Glare: Moe is doing one, accompanied with folded arms, in the photo of the Hell's Satans Homer shows to Marge, as seen in the page image.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Homer and Marge's dance to win the vintage motorcycle includes lots of spinning; from Homer and Marge swinging each other around by the leg/hair, or Homer makng his wife spin on her hair like a top.
  • Exact Words: When Marge asks if any of the bikers has had a dream, Ramrod replies that he has, wearing he was in a beautiful garden... beating up a shopkeeper. Marge cuts him off and reiterates that she meant a dream of having a job, a family and a home.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Homer is forced to eat his Hell's Satans merchandise, which includes caps and frisbees.
  • Face Palm: Bart when Homer's motorcycle goes through the fence while Bart is training Homer on how to ride it. Somehow Homer has time to get off the bike, run inside and upstairs to look through the window before the crash.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: Ned has a new bumper pool table in his rumpus room. When he brings this up in front of Homer, Moe, Lenny and Carl when he wants to join the gang, they are very interested and allow him to, using the rumpus room as their lair. A game is underway as the first meeting is held in the next scene.
  • Hypocrite: After being thrown out of Poppa Wheelie's twice, Homer remarks, "Some people never learn," as he heads in a third time.
  • Improbable Weapon User: When Homer catches up with the real Hell's Satans, he and Meathook have a duel which evolves into a swordfight... with motorcycles.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Meathook tells Homer during their fight that after he has killed him, he intends to take his wallet.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Ramrod tells Marge of a dream he had where he was in a beautiful garden, giving one of these to a shopkeeper.
  • Noodle Incident: Ramrod times up a time that Meathook killed someone for some waffles at an IHOP in Oakland, something that makes both men laugh.
  • Oh, Crap!: Homer and the Hell Satans refuse to budge from flicking pennis and loitering around the Kwik-E-Mart, but beat a hasty retreat when Apu produces a broom and brandishes it threateningly.
  • Overly Long Gag: Bart laughing at Homer after Homer tells him he doesn't know how to ride his motorcycle. His laughter lasts well over a day.
  • Rule of Three: Homer gets kicked out of Poppa Wheelie's three times. We don't see the third, but after he enters, we hear a punch land.
  • Stab the Salad: When Meathook first faces Homer, he pulls out a switchblade... and a switchfork, forcing him to eat his Hell's Satans merchandise.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • After Homer and Marge win the dance contest, Wolfman Jack says that Greaser's Cafe is never going away. Three days later, the restaurant is out of business. He then remarks that at least he's still got his girlfriend, only to realize she's no longer there.
    • After the Hell's Satans leave the Simpsons' house and Bart reads the note they left behind, Homer is happy and relieved they're gone. Then Bart reads the PS that adds that they've taken Marge.


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