The Simpsons (1989– )
7.0/10
817
3 user 1 critic

The Food Wife 

Homer is worried that he is no longer the cool parent after Marge, Bart, and Lisa become foodies.

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Prime Video

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Sideshow Mel / Krusty / Swedish Chef (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Todd Flanders (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Video Game Designer / Comic Book Guy / El Chemistri Chef / Meth Cook / Chief Wiggum / Cletus (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Hall G Guard / Ned Flanders / Rev. Lovejoy (voice)
Mario Batali ... Mario Batali (voice)
Anthony Bourdain ... Anthony Bourdain (voice)
Tim Heidecker ... Amus Bruse (Foodie) / Performer - 'Bloggin' a Food Blog' (voice)
Gordon Ramsay ... Himself (voice)
Eric Wareheim ... Fois Garth (Foodie) / Performer - 'Bloggin' a Food Blog' (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Rod Flanders (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Ethiopian Waitress / Brandine (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Marge takes Bart and Lisa on a weekend excursion, but when an unexpected restaurant detour in an Ethiopian neighborhood awakens their taste buds, fellow foodies Amuse Bruce and Fois Garth inspire them to start their own food blog, the Three Mouthketeers. They score an exclusive reservation at Springfield's premiere modern restaurant, but Marge has an unsettling dream during which Anthony Bourdain, Gordon Ramsay, and Mario Batali lead her to reconsider extending the invite to Homer. Later, Marge directs Homer to a different type of cooking lab, where he gets into a bind with law enforcement authorities. Written by Fox Publicity

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

13 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is a reference to "The Good Wife". See more »

Goofs

After Marge's car breaks down, she becomes panicked about their surroundings and locked the doors. But she clearly hits the switch for the back passenger power window instead of the lock switch. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Marge Simpson: And here's a marble for Lisa for cleaning her room. And a marble for Bart for not trashing Lisa's room. The jars are full! So, you've earned your Saturday Surprise Dad Day!
Lisa SimpsonBart Simpson: Yay!
Homer Simpson: This Saturday, from the dad who brought you cemetery paintball, and go-karts on real roads, comes the greatest activity yet...
Lisa SimpsonBart Simpson: Video game convention!
See more »

Connections

References The Good Wife (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(uncredited)
Composed by John Philip Sousa
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Foodies beware, The Simpsons are here
27 December 2011 | by athomedSee all my reviews

Couch gag rating: N/A Unfortunately the credits were shortened again.

The episode: After the car breaks down, Marge, Lisa, and Bart find themselves stranded in Little Ethiopia until the tow truck gets there. They decide to bide their time and get something to eat. Marge reluctantly orders the most exotic dish on the menu at Bart's and Lisa's urging.

It's a big hit at the table. A bunch of foodies, led by Comic Book Guy, come there to eat. Marge, Bart and Lisa have such a good time that they become foodies and start their own food blog. Marge has suddenly usurped Homer's position as 'Fun Dad.' Favorite moment(s): Sherbet and the Empire State of Mind foodie rap song spoof.

This episode was excellent. It really gets to the core of how Homer and Marge vie for the affection and approval of Bart and Lisa. We see how selfish they can become when the title of 'Fun Mom' or 'Fun Dad' are at stake, and we ultimately see how they overcome that and become better, more united parents as a result.

Overall rating: This episode is a strong 9/10. The kind of overblown foodie culture showcased in this episode is rife with comedy gold and The Simpsons do a wonderful job of skewering it.


6 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed