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A Fish Called Selma 

Washed-up movie star Troy McClure starts dating Selma in an attempt to silence bizarre rumors about his personal life and resuscitate his career.

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Mark Kirkland

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Homer's Brain / Papparazzo / Waiter / Orangutan (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Selma Bouvier / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Chief Wiggum / Carl Carlson / Kermit the Frog / Restaurant Patron / Entertainment Newsanchor / Chimp #2 / Dr. Zaius / Phone Man / Cigarette Man (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Dr. Hibbert / Lenny Leonard / Reverend Lovejoy / Miss Piggy / Chimpanzee #1 (voice)
Jeff Goldblum ... MacArthur Parker (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Troy McClure / Fat Tony (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Laurie / Chimp Nurse (voice)
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Storyline

Washed-up movie star Troy McClure is pulled over for driving without corrective lenses, and forced to go to the DMV to get his eyes checked. While there, he meets Selma, who he asks out for dinner. Spotted by a reporter, he quickly realizes that being seen in public with a woman will grab enough headlines to revitalize his career, leading to a whirlwind romance between him and Selma. Written by Anonymous

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Though not explicitly stated, the character played by Troy McClure in the Planet of the Apes musical is George Taylor. This is the character Charlton Heston played in the 1968 film. See more »

Quotes

Troy: Sure you'll be a sham wife, but you'll be the envy of every other sham wife in town!
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References Body Double (1984) See more »

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Rock and Roll Part 2
(uncredited)
Written by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander
Hummed by Dan Castellaneta
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Little-known fact about this episode
29 March 2010 | by k7kbnSee all my reviews

When this episode first aired, there was a scene in the "Springfield Legitimate Businessmen's Club", aka "Fat Tony's". In this scene, one of the "businessmen" is lamenting that he hasn't seen Troy McClure in any movies for a long time.

Another businessman says, "Ain't you heard? Troy McClure sleeps with the fishes." (A reference to The Godfather) First businessman: "I didn't know Troy McClure was dead!" Second businessman: "He ain't." That was it; maybe ten seconds of dialogue. But it was absolutely the funniest ten seconds of the whole Simpsons series, up to and including today. However, comma, that scene was scrubbed after that first showing, and unless you have a videotape of that episode, you'll never see it. SNPP.com confirmed that this scene did appear, but somebody felt it was too controversial and got the change made. Given the content of some other shows, like Family Guy, I think they should restore the "lost" scene. But that's just me.


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