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Recap / The Simpsons S 15 E 17 My Big Fat Geek Wedding

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Mrs. Krabappel leaves Skinner at the altar and starts dating Comic Book Guy.

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  • Bros Before Hoes: Nelson's answer when Krabappel asks him why he's mad at her altough he doesn't like Skinner.
  • Call-Back:
    • Milhouse dresses as Fallout Boy at the convention, having previously been cast as Fallout Boy in the failed film production of "Radioactive Man" during the eponymous episode.
    • After Edna and Skinner break up, Skinner laments, "Bart's right, I am a wiener." This a reference to the graffiti Bart made back near the beginning of the first season.
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  • Creator Cameo: Matt Groening appears at the convention, in what essentially amounts to a two-minute promo for Futurama.
  • Graceful Loser: Edna refuses to go back to Seymour, but she also turns down Comic Book Guy's marriage proposal.
    Comic Book Guy: There are a million valid reasons, but which one did you pick?
  • Jerkass: Moe got Barney off the wagon so he could make more money off him.
  • Literary Allusion Title: The title is an allusion to My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
  • Nerds Speak Klingon: When Comic Book Guy tries to marry Mrs. Krabappel it is conducted in Klingon; apparently the guests (sci-fi convention attendees) can all understand it.
    Comic Book Guy: Edna, the Klingons have a romantic saying. (speaks Klingon) Roughly translated it means I would kill the children of a thousand planets just to see you smile.
    Edna: Oh, that is the most romantic thing I've ever heard. Which is kinda sad if you think about it.
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  • Oh, Crap!: Groundskeeper Willie's reaction to seeing shredded red material coming out behind his tractor.
    Groundskeeper Willie: Oh my God! I've shredded a child! AGAIN!
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Willie's response to having potentially killed a child (albeit inadvertantly): head for the border.
    Groundskeeper Willie: Venezuela, here I come!
  • Sucky School: Springfield Elementary only has one ball and when Willie accidentally runs it over, the only games the children can play during recess are games like "Dodge Rock and Volley Brick".
    Milhouse: I wanna play Dodge Rock! (is hit by a rock)
    Nelson: (off-screen) You're out!
  • Teens Are Short: Averted, or possibly inverted. The Squeaky-Voiced Teen is One Head Taller than Mrs. Krabappel.

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