The Simpsons: Season 11, Episode 8

Take My Wife, Sleaze (28 Nov. 1999)

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Homer's attempt at creating a motorcycle gang attracts a real gang, who kidnap Marge.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Ned Flanders / "Guinnes" Announcer / Wolfguy Jack / Principal Skinner / Disclaimer / Father / Cop / Lenny (voice)
Meathook (voice)
Himself (voice)
NRBQ ...
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Ramrod (voice)
Mother (voice)
Martin Prince (voice)


After winning a classic motorcycle and becoming infatuated with biker culture, Homer decides to start his own motorcycle gang. The name Homer chooses for his gang, The Hell's Satans, is already in use by a different motorcycle gang and when they find out about it, they head to Springfield and kidnap Marge. Written by Matthew N. Jones

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28 November 1999 (USA)  »

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The title is based upon the Henny Youngman signature joke, "Now take my wife. Please!" See more »


Marge Simpson: And when you get a job interview, try not to call your employer a punk or a skank.
Meathook: Makes sense.
Ramrod: Ooh, *don't* call him skank.
Meathook: Mrs. Simpson, I killed my pencil.
Marge Simpson: Broke. You *broke* your pencil.
Meathook: I... broke him.
Marge Simpson: That's right. And what else have we learned?
Ramrod: Oh oh, that violence is wrong.
Marge Simpson: Excellent, Ramrod. Civilized people solve their disputes with words.
[Homer jumps in screaming and punching]
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Crazy Credits

Instead of the credits coming on a black background, we see NRBQ performing the Simpsons theme. See more »


Spoofs Jailhouse Rock (1957) See more »


The Simpsons Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
Performed by NRBQ
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Homer starts a biker gang,what more do I need to say?
30 August 2007 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Some people just live to complain about things, by lack of a use. Apparently, this episode is bad because Marge throwing around motorcycles is like, so unrealistic. A cartoon can't have that. Isn't the whole point of the joke how unrealistic it is? Seriously, that's the whole thing behind it, and it's hilarious. That's the life of a television writer, all they have to console themselves are the tuns and tuns of cash. You slave to entertain people and you come up with jokes far far above average sitcom standards, and then suddenly you have people with no life saying that one particular joke is not very realistic. Get a girlfriend. Season 11 of "The Simpsons" rocked, and the show didn't sink like a brick until at least two seasons later. Best scene: Bart teaching Homer to ride by using training wheels. That's just good stuff.

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