Having told Seymour that Edna has called off their engagement,Homer gets to tell lovers their partners have dumped them - as a job. Meanwhile Lisa develops a talent for solving crosswords and enters a contest,winning money for Homer when he bets on her. However when he bets against her in the final and she does lose she feels betrayed,until he comes up with a novel way of saying 'Sorry' to her. Written by
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Did You Know?
The Merle Reagle crossword used in the episode is a complete and "doable" puzzle. It was published as the nationally-syndicated New York Times crossword on November 23, 2008, one week after the episode aired. See more
The word count of Homer's apology is not 144 letters, rather 149 letters with one hundred and forty four spelled out or 134 using numerals (with the use of no punctuation). See more
Marge, if I had a hundred dollars for each couple I broke up, I'd have this much, 'cause that's what I charge.
References Losin' It
Farewell To You Baby
Performed by Carl Martin (1936) See more