Recap / The Simpsons S 18 E 15 Rome Old And Juli Eh

Abe and Selma get married after Abe is kicked out of the retirement home due to Homer declaring bankruptcy (unaware that bankruptcy laws have changed). Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa wage war against a delivery company over boxes.


  • House Husband: Initially, Abe wanted Selma to be a House Wife while he worked but his plans depended on him regaining his job at the now defunct PanAm so he tried to become the trope. Well, he tried.
  • May–December Romance: Abe and Selma.
  • Men Can't Keep House: Abe, albeit it's implied that, in his case, it's not because he's a man but because he's senile and out of touch with modern life.
  • Off Model: The initial airing of this episode had some questionable animation in a few scenes. When the episode re-ran, these moments were cleaned up.
  • Reality Ensues: The result of Homer's attempt to make his car work the Flintstone way.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Taken Up to Eleven in two scenes:
    • When Grampa and Selma are on their honeymoon, Grampa abruptly says, "I thought we were at the circus, Lisa!"
    • When Grampa is left home alone with Selma's daughter, he makes a mess of the kitchen by mixing up what the appliances do. For example, he sticks a VHS tape in the microwave and sets it for a "running time" of two hours.
  • Shout-Out: To cut expenses, Homer tried to make his car work the same way The Flintstones make theirs work.