The Simpsons: Season 16, Episode 12

Goo Goo Gai Pan (13 Mar. 2005)

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Selma decides to adopt a child, so the whole family goes to China.

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A broody Selma is keen to adopt a child and,on Lisa's advice tries to adopt one from China. However the rules say that she is supposed to be married so she gets Homer to pose as her husband for the fearsome adoption agent Madame Wu. Selma gets her child whom she calls Ling and,although the deception is discovered, Madame Wu lets her keep Ling as she was herself brought up by a single mother. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The map of China in the consul's office shows Taiwan in a different color than the mainland. The PRC government regards Taiwan as part of its territory and never does this on its official maps. See more »

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Madam Wu: Lisa, soon you will have a Chinese baby sister who will surpass you academically.
Lisa Simpson: I don't know about that. I'm considered pretty smart.
Madam Wu: Well, Tibet was considered pretty independent. How'd that work out?
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During the credits, David Silverman shows how to draw Bart. See more »

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Good episode, but... (WARNING: SPOILERS!!!)
12 August 2013 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

...the part when Selma introduces "her" children (Bart and Lisa pretending they are "her" children) while in China to Madam Wu did not look like a good alternative to show how much she wanted to adopt a child. She could have told Wu that it was Mrs October's (Marge) children to not make it more complicated.

Yes I know it sound like a big compliment from me, but that's something what I would have done instead. Yes I know this episode is the "Out-side- the-golden-years-of-the-Simpsons-episode" and had a flaw from the writers, I personally think the episode shows many funny parts and a good moment at the end of the episode. Definitely not a waste of time but flawed. 7.5/10


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