After Grandpa destroys their television set, the Simpsons go to an outlet mall to buy a new one. Marge decides to peruse a clothing store, and buys a discounted Chanel suit. A chance encounter with a High School acquaintance, while wearing the suit, leads to an invitation to join a country club. Marge becomes obsessed with pleasing the club's upper-class clientèle to so she can be accepted. Written by
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Homer justifies wearing a short sleeve shirt with a tie with the statement "But Sipowicz does it." This is a reference to Dennis Franz as Detective Andy Sipowicz on the ABC police drama "NYPD Blue" (1993-2005). Franz guest starred as himself in the season 6 episode 'Homer Badman,' in which he played Homer Simpson in the FOX TV movie "Homer S.: Portrait of an Ass Grabber." See more
Throughout almost the entire episode, including several family car rides, Maggie is entirely absent with no explanation. See more
We've got a winning hand. We can take the rest of the tricks. Ooh, you better be careful. The purpose of this game is to make friends. You don't make friends by winning. Still, there's nothing more popular than a gracious winner. Don't ask me! I'm just hair! Your head stopped eighteen inches ago!