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Selma's Choice

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Marge vs. the Monorail
Selma's Choice
Brother from the Same Planet
Selma's Choice
Episode Number 72
Original Airdate January 21, 1993
Chalkboard Gag "I will not yell 'She's Dead' at roll call"
Couch Gag Net Trap couch gag
Special Guest Voices Phil Hartman as Lionel Hutz
Written By David M. Stern
Directed By Carlos Baeza
Duff Beer for me, Duff Beer for you
I'll have a Duff, you have one too!
―Animatronic Puppets in The Little Land of Duff

“Selma’s Choice” is the thirteenth episode of Season 4. It first aired on January 21, 1993. The episode was written by David M. Stern and directed by Carlos Baeza.


Selma decides to test her maternal instincts before having kids of her own and she takes Bart and Lisa to Duff Gardens to try out her parenting skills.

Full Story Edit

After Great Aunt Gladys dies, the Simpsons attend the funeral and subsequent reading of the will. On the video will, Great Aunt Gladys warns Patty and Selma not to die alone without a husband and children as she did. Selma starts to worry that her biological clock may be ticking, and decides to find a way to become pregnant. Selma tries video dating and eventually considers an anonymous sperm donor.

Meanwhile, Homer promises Bart and Lisa that they will go to Duff Gardens, a popular amusement park, but Homer becomes ill after eating a spoiled sandwich. Marge, in an effort to give Selma a chance to experience the responsibilities of parenthood, nominates her to take the two. Bart and Lisa wear Selma out at Duff Gardens. Lisa begins to hallucinate after drinking some "water" in an aquatic ride (under Selma's order) and Bart is detained by park security. After these negative experiences caring for Bart and Lisa for a day, Selma decides she can live without children, and adopts Jub-Jub, Gladys' iguana, instead (until Goo Goo Gai Pan, when she adopts Ling Bouvier, but still has Jub-Jub).

Citations Edit

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Kamp KrustyA Streetcar Named MargeHomer the HereticLisa the Beauty QueenTreehouse of Horror IIIItchy & Scratchy: The MovieMarge Gets a JobNew Kid on the BlockMr. PlowLisa's First WordHomer's Triple BypassMarge vs. the MonorailSelma's ChoiceBrother from the Same PlanetI Love LisaDufflessLast Exit to SpringfieldSo It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip ShowThe FrontWhacking DayMarge in ChainsKrusty Gets Kancelled

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