Recap / The Simpsons S 15 E 15 Co Dependents Day

Homer and Marge's bond becomes stronger when they both get drunk on wine, but soon the bond unravels when Homer blames Marge for crashing the car and Marge gets sent to rehab. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa complain to Randall Curtis (a George Lucas-esque science fiction movie director) about his latest film.

This episode contains examples of:

  • Celebrity Paradox: This episode introduces the Cosmic Wars franchise, an obvious parody of Star Wars - trouble is, those films have already been referenced in-series.
  • Dramatic Irony: The Simpsonís is a tv series which has been accused of declining in quality over the years. Star Wars is a series of films which has also been accused of declining in quality over the years. In this episode the Simpsonís call out George Lucas for making Star Wars terrible then ask him to go back to his roots.
  • Hype Backlash: The In-Universe reaction to Cosmic Wars: The Gathering Shadow.
  • Take That!: Jim-Jam Bonks is an obvious potshot at Jar-Jar Binks.