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Husbands and Knives 

When Marge becomes a successful businesswoman, Homer becomes worried that she will dump him for a trophy husband. Therefore, he decides to have plastic surgery to make himself look like a hunk.


Nancy Kruse


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Sideshow Mel / Krusty / Mayor Quimby (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Kearney (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Comic Book Guy / Jock #1 / Plastic Surgeon (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Additional Voices (voice) (credit only)
Jack Black ... Milo (voice)
Daniel Clowes ... Daniel Clowes (voice) (as Dan Clowes)
Maurice LaMarche ... Jock #2 (voice)
Alan Moore ... Alan Moore (voice)
Art Spiegelman Art Spiegelman ... Art Spiegelman (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice)
Sang Am Lee Sang Am Lee ... Korean Singer (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Tintin / Dolph / L.A. Body Works Woman / Bernice Hibbert / Agnes Skinner / Asian Woman / Opal / Lindsay Naegle / Businesswoman (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Strawberry (voice)


A new comic store opens in Springfield, which drives The Android's Dungeon out of business. Marge uses the space to open a gym for regular women, Shapes. Shapes becomes a runaway success. When Homer accompanies Marge on a business trip, he meets a group of handsome, muscled men. These men insist that Homer get into shape, because otherwise Marge will leave him. In hopes of making quick changes to his physique, Homer turns to a plastic surgeon. Written by Ken Miller <>

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

18 November 2007 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Shapes" is a spoof of "Curves", the health and fitness club for women. See more »


Lisa Simpson: Dad, are you all right? I see food on your plate instead of blurring motions.
Homer Simpson: Kids, daddy underwent a special procedure done so that he can be more attactive to your mother.
Bart Simpson: You had your hot dog plumped?
Homer Simpson: No, I had my stomach stapled.
[cuts up a piece of pizza, puts it in the blender, and drinks it]
Homer Simpson: Oh, all food tastes like barf now.
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References Muppet Babies (1984) See more »


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I genuinely disliked this episode.
18 November 2007 | by TOMNELSee all my reviews

I am a huge Simpsons fan, but this....what was this? You could hardly call this an episode. It was a short A story with a jumbled B story and a pointless C story.

The episode starts off with Bart and Milhouse going to a new comic book store owned by cool guy Milo (voiced by Jack Black). The episode lingers on this plot for the first act, then switches for no reason, never resolving anything, or giving Jack Black any more time in the episode. It then switches to Marge buying the comic book shop and turning it into a gym for women, which is only a plot setup for Homer getting plastic surgery from the doctor, introduced season 14, who looks and sounds exactly like Dr. Nick. This episode needed two plot setups just to get to Homer's plastic surgery? Seems like the Comic Book Plot could've been a separate episode instead of being jumbled in this mess. With that said, there were some good jokes and funny gags, but nothing that really had me laughing.

Overall, this was a waste of talent on Jack Black's part and a poorly put together episode.

My rating: * 1/2 out of ****. 22 mins. TVPGDSV

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