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Recap: The Simpsons S 23 E 21 Ned N Ednas Blend
Airdate: May 13, 2012

Ned and Edna's secret marriage is brought to light — and everyone in Springfield tries to throw a party for them. Meanwhile, Mrs. Krabappel tries to make Todd and Rod socially acceptable.

This episode contains examples of

  • Art Shift: Ned has a nightmare animated in claymation.
  • Brick Joke: During the intro, there's a billboard reading "Sleazy Sam's - Remember that Name". Sleazy Sam makes a small appearance at the end of the episode.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: When Milhouse tries to get the role of a boy who points in a play, he fails because the direction he's asked to point isn't the same he trained for.
  • Gossipy Hens: Helen Lovejoy, Luann van Houten and Bernice Hibbert (Dr. Hibbert's wife, who is supposed to be like Claire Huxtable, since the Hibberts are pretty much the Cosbys), who go to Marge's reception party just to see it turn into a disaster.
  • Happily Married: Ned and Edna
  • invokedHe Really Can Act: Homer shows that he has some acting chops in the Passion play.
  • Shout-Out
The Simpsons S 23 E 20 The Spy Who Learned MeRecap/The SimpsonsThe Simpsons S 23 E 22 Lisa Goes Gaga

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