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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.


  • 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.
  • 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 get married to Edna 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.
  • 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!
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  • 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!
  • Teens Are Short: Averted, or possibly inverted. The Squeaky-Voiced Teen is One Head Taller than Mrs. Krabappel.


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