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Recap / The Simpsons S 17 E 15 Homer Simpson This Is Your Wife

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Desperate to get a plasma TV, Homer enrolls the family in Fox's wife-swapping reality show.

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  • Enemy Mine: Patty and Charles's wife hooked up because of their shared hatred of Homer.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Charles's reaction when he learns his wife is leaving him for Patty.
    Charles: You're leaving me for HIM?!
    Homer: So it seems. However, Cousin It there was born a woman.
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  • Self-Deprecating Humor: Episode writer Ricky Gervais's character speaks in Gervais's trademark rambling manner. Homer isn't impressed.
    Homer: You take forever to say nothing!
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: When Lenny gets a flat-screen TV, Homer stays parked on his couch for days. Lenny resorts to flicking lit matches at him to drive him out.
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