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Recap / The Simpsons S 14 E 20 Brake My Wife Please

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In this episode written by Tim Long, Homer loses his license (again; see "Duffless") and discovers the joys of walking everywhere. However, the fact that Marge is the only driver in the house puts her under so much stress that she subliminally tries to murder Homer.


  • Continuity Nod: At the marriage counselor, Apu and Manjula are walking out after sorting out their problems from "The Sweetest Apu" (Well, sort of).
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  • Disney Acid Sequence: Homer's song about walking eventually turns into one, where he walks across a globe.
  • "Kick Me" Prank: Marge takes a "Kick Me Hard" sign from Principal Skinner's back and he understands why he's been kicked harder than usual.
  • Mood Whiplash: Home goes from singing a cheerful song about walking to getting hit by Marge's car.
    • An in-universe example happens when Homer is at the video store and looks at screens showing a comedy about a monkey as a newspaper editor and a dramatic Lifetime movie.
  • Musicalis Interruptus: Homer's song about walking gets interrupted by Marge hitting him with her car.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The TV spot for this episode takes Homer and Marge's argument out of context.
    Marge: I hate you!
    Homer: It's like you hate me, your own husband, whom you're contractually obligated to like.
    • And in the actual episode...
    Homer: It's like you hate me, your own husband.
    Marge: That's ridiculous. I don't like you. I mean hate you. Hate you. Hate you! I hate you!
  • Pun-Based Title: The comedy about a monkey as a newspaper editor is titled "Editor-In-Chimp".
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: During Homer's song about walking, two guards deny him entry in Turkmenistan but change their minds upon being bribed.
  • There's No Kill Like Overkill: When Homer's licence is revoked, Judge Harm cuts it in half with a mini-guillotine, shreds the halves, feeds it to her dogs and tells one of the guards to burn their poop.

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