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Recap: The Simpsons S 3 E 12 I Married Marge
Episode - 8F10
First Aired - 12/26/1991

While Marge is at the doctor's to see whether or not she's pregnant, Homer tells the kids the story of his post-high school life with Marge, which includes Homer and Marge having sex on the golf course, Homer marrying Marge to make an honest woman out of her, and how Homer got his job at the nuclear plant.

This episode contains examples of:

  • God-Is-Love Songs: Discussed in-universe, in regards to "You Light Up My Life"
    Homer: I bet the guy she was singing that about was real happy.
    Marge: Actually, she was singing about God.
    Homer: Oh. Well, he's always happy. No, wait, he's always mad...
  • Hypocritical Humor: Homer tells his kids that he's happy that he has kids and that he can't wait for Marge to have another baby. When Marge comes back from the doctor with news that she isn't pregnant, Homer yells, "YES!" and high-fives her. Some viewers didn't find this ending funny at all.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: The reason Homer leaves Marge to find a good job.
  • Jerkass: Patty and Selma are really horrible in this episode. They do nothing but treat Homer like shit while he's trying his best to be a good husband to Marge.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: In-universe, Homer accidentally blabs about the Trope Namer example for the people waiting in line to see The Empire Strikes Back.
    "Thanks a lot, Mr. Blow-The-Picture-For-Me!"
  • My Greatest Failure: Watching everything he bought for Marge and their baby be repossessed was this for Homer and he left in the middle of the night so he could find work and send every dollar to Marge.
  • Pet the Dog: Selma tells Marge where Homer is working when she and Patty find out.
  • Shotgun Wedding: Though no one forces Homer to marry Marge, he still does it because he loves her and he doesn't want to get in trouble for knocking her up.
    • Parodied; the chapel Homer and Marge go to get married is called "Shotgun Pete's"
  • Shout-Out:
    • "The Logical Song" by Supertramp and "Nine To 5" by Dolly Parton can be heard.
    • Dallas: Homer wears an "I Shot J.R."-shirt.
  • Visual Innuendo: When Homer and Marge are getting romantic in the mini-golf course's castle obstacle, we see a golfer successfully putt a ball into its "Free Game" hole.
  • Wacky Cravings: Marge craves pancake mix whenever she's pregnant.
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