It's Marge's birthday and Homer has to get her a birthday present. Instead of getting a present for Marge, he buys a bowling ball for himself with his name printed on it. Marge is mad that he didn't get her a present and she says she will use it. The following day, she goes to the bowling alley but she doesn't know how to use it. A handsome bowling instructor meets Marge and teaches her how to bowl, but he's really trying to get her to fall in love with him. Marge keeps going to the bowling alley each day to learn and has a deep connection with him. She realizes that she's hanging out with the wrong man and goes to her husband instead. Written by
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The restaurant that Jacques and Marge attend is called "Shorty's"; it was originally intended that a chef's hat would be shown moving around in the background, implying that the owner was short, but the concept was dropped as it seemed to be too much of a silly idea. See more
When Marge is on the phone with her sisters, her necklace is white. Then they cut to Patty and Selma, and then back to Marge. Marge's necklace is now its normal color. See more
[seeing the name "Homer" engraved on Marge's bowling ball
It is nice to meet you... Homer
Oh, no no. Homer is my... uh... Ball's name. I'm Marge.
Your fingers are so slender, so feminine. They are far too tapered for the ball you are using. You need something lighter, more delicate. Here, use my ball.
No, no thank you, Mr... uh... Brunswick
[seeing the name on his ball
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