Recap / The Simpsons S 17 E 15 Homer Simpson This Is Your Wife

Desperate to get a plasma TV, Homer enrolls the family in Fox's wife-swapping reality show.


  • Cargo Ship: This episode pretty much canonizes Homer loving television more than his own family. He spends days at Lenny's place, cites TV as a reason to do the wife swap (even calling Lisa "TVsa"), and sings a song about him and television at the end.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Dan Castellaneta is introduced as the star of The Tracey Ullman Show.
  • Self-Deprecating Humor: Episode writer Ricky Gervais's character speaks in Gervais's trademark rambling manner. Homer isn't impressed.
    Homer: You take forever to say nothing!
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: When Lenny gets a flat-screen TV, Homer stays parked on his couch for days. Lenny resorts to flicking lit matches at him to drive him out.