The Simpsons: Season 17, Episode 15

Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife (26 Mar. 2006)

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As part of a new Fox show, the Simpsons participate in a wife-swap.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Sideshow Mel / Himself / Security Guard / Doug the Cameraman / Itchy / Krusty the Clown (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Cletus / Carl / Moe Szyslak / NASCAR Announcer / Wiseguy / Fox Executive / Doug the Cameraman (voice)
Lenny / Phone Operator / Scratchy / Cameraman #2 (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Brandine / Fox Executive / Verity Heathbar / Ben Heathbar / Housekeeper (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...


When he sees the new plasma screen HD TV Lenny got, Homer stays at Lenny's place watching TV for some days which makes Marge decide to try and win a plasma screen HD TV for themselves. She doesn't win the TV, but the family does win a tour to the FOX studios. There Homer is told about a wife-swapping show which would make him enough money to buy the TV he so desperately wants. The Simpsons swap wives with the well educated, well-to-do Heathbar family. Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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Homer Simpson: [Homer is giving a report on CSI: Miami] So some guy got killed. I think it was in Miami. So CSI: Miami investigate-ted it. Then a family said how much they loved the Olive Garden. Then I fell asleep.
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Written and Performed by Ricky Gervais
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Pretty bad.
13 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ricky Gervais is best at the following things - awkward silences, cringe-inducing scenarios and subtle humour. While these may work well on Channel 4, they just don't work in a cartoon, especially one like the Simpsons. Though Ricky does try to give this episode his own humorous signature, it just doesn't work. He should really have tried to cook up an ingenious and original plot and some imaginative new humour that would make this truly special and give a new face to the Simpsons' brand of humour, but this was abandoned in favour of improving his own public image. The plot was cheap, cheerful and cr*p (in the form of a wife swap), and it is evident that this was merely a publicity vehicle for himself in the sense that he and Marge hogged all the screen time and we saw sod-all of Homer and his new wife. Not surprising that all had to be resolved very quickly and badly at the end, so much time was wasted. Though it is good that Ricky has tried to combine the Simpsons' style of humour with his own brand of comedy, this really was over-rated and over-publicised and just didn't feel like the Simpsons we've known these past two decades. One word sums this up - FLAT. 3/10

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