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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.

Director:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein were fans of Phil Hartman, who had been a recurring guest star since the second season. They decided to produce an episode entirely about Troy McClure to give Hartman as much to do as possible. Oakley wanted to explore Troy's character because he had never interacted with the show's other characters before, only appearing on television. The writers chose the plot idea of Troy's marriage to Selma Bouvier because she was "always marrying people". See more »

Goofs

The message on the back of Troy's DeLorean is misspelled: "JUST MARRED." See more »

Quotes

Troy McClure: [because Troy needs glasses to drive, he keeps hitting parked cars] Hey, these guys are all over the road!
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Simpsons Episodes (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Chimpan A to Chimpan Z
Written by Alf Clausen and Jack Barth
Performed by Phil Hartman and Cast
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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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