As Marge goes to the doctor for a pregnancy test, Homer tells the children of the events leading up to his marriage, and Bart's birth.



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Episode cast overview:
Bart Simpson / Jill Munroe / Angry Tourist's Son (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Man in Body Cast / Shotgun Pete / Lou Cudger / Candlemaker / Donut Van Driver (voice)
Crazy Golf Supervisor / Charlie / Dr. Hibbert / Jewellery Clerk / Waylon Smithers / Applicant #3 / Angry Tourist / Trapezoid Scheme Spokesman / Repo Man / Montgomery Burns (voice)
Doris Grau ...
Shotgun Pete's Receptionist (voice)
Old Lady (voice)


Whilst Marge seeks confirmation that she is pregnant Homer tells the children how she became pregnant with Bart - after a sex session after seeing 'The Empire Strikes Back' and they married in haste. Marge's family looked down on Homer as he could only get a succession of menial jobs but when he found work at the nuclear power plant he told them to respect him.After he has told his story Marge comes back to say she is not pregnant after all. Written by don @ minifie-1

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26 December 1991 (USA)  »

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The first flashback episode of the entire series. See more »


When Homer and Marge exit the movie theater, having seen the Empire Strikes Back, the Imperial March (Darth Vader's theme music) can be heard playing. The Imperial March does not play in the end credits music until about half way through the credits roll. Presumably, they left the theater when the credits began; the music would not begin until later in the sequence. See more »


Dr. Hibbert: Perhaps this pamphlet will prove useful.
Marge: [reading] "So You've Ruined Your Life"...
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References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »


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Written by Dolly Parton
Performed by Dolly Parton
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A Thoughtful Flashback!
15 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the twelfth episode of the third season of the Simpsons and it is utterly fantastic, perhaps because it's a funny albeit honest portrayal of the events that took place between Marge and Homer after the first flashback episode, "The Way We Were." I loved the cultural references namely the part where Homer spoiled the ending for The Empire Strikes Back.

In this episode, "I Married Marge," Marge believes she may be pregnant so she goes to the doctor. When she left, Homer tells the kids the story of how Homer and Marge created Bart on a golf course after the movie, how they got married in a lowlife place, and how Homer got his job at the nuclear power plant.

Overall, this is a great episode because it tends to be both funny and emotional. It gets pretty sad when we see Homer try to get after the one he loves despite the lack of money. It is true that they love each other, despite everything. This is a moving portrait of their love. I rate this episode 9/10.

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