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One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
The Way We Was
Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment

References Edit

  • When Homer is driving his car, he is disappointed to hear "(They Long to Be) Close to You" by the Carpenters, but is in better spirits when he changes the station to hear "The Joker" by the Steve Miller Band, to which he sings along. However, "Close to You", plays in Homer's mind when he first lays eyes on Marge, indicating love at first sight. "The Joker" plays over the closing credits.
    • It is also heard in several other episodes, and The Simpsons Movie.
  • The television show they are watching in the beginning is a parody of the television series Siskel and Ebert and The Movies.
  • Homer and Marge met in 1974. Julie Kavner, the voice of Marge, starred on Rhoda, which premiered in 1974.

Trivia Edit

  • Grandpa and Homer dined on a bucket of Shakespeare Fried Chicken.
  • This is the first episode where we see Homer smoking (he smokes cigarettes in the bathroom as a teen). He would also smoke cigars and pipes in later episodes.
  • The articles in "Ms. Magazine" are: "Why all men are bad," "Hating and Dating: Do they mix?" and "25 reasons not to shave your armpits."
  • The Larry Davis Experience (from 7G01) play at the prom.
  • Mr. Seckofsky (the shop teacher) is missing a finger.
  • Homer has posters of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
  • The scene in detention was recreated in "Treehouse of Horror XXIII".
  • Jacqueline's hair is a slightly lighter shade of blue than Marge's.
  • A brief scene of "I Married Marge" is shown (the part where Dr. Hibbert tells Marge that she's pregnant and Homer yells, "D'oh!"), but it would not be until the following season that that story would be told in its entirety.
  • When Homer is given the pamphlet about the Power Plant he is told it is a job that does not need a college education yet in "Homer Goes to College" Mr. Burns is ordered to enroll Homer in college-level nuclear physics classes or else face sanctions from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. However, this came after Homer got his promotion to safety inspector, so it is more likely that the entry-level job Homer got when first hired did not require any college training.
  • Mr. Burns' picture can be briefly seen on the obverse of the SNPP pamphlet Homer gets from his guidance counselor.

Goofs Edit

  • Homer's guidance counselor's door reads M-Z, but the counselor says N-Z.
  • Homer dismisses English class as worthless because "I am never going to go to England!" However, Homer tours England in "The Regina Monologues". He presumed he'd never go to England, he was 16 at the time and wanted to skive off English.
  • Although they think it is the first time they met, Marge and Homer will find out that when they were little kids they met at a summer camp in The Way We Weren't. This isn't a goof. They didn't recognize each other. Marge never gave a name and Homer gave a fake name. They unintentionally looked different when they were kids, unfortunately.
  • Marge says they were seniors in high school together, so that would mean that they are the same age. However, it has been established that Homer is 39, and Marge is 34. Is it possible that Homer got held back in school five times (considering that he's not book smart at all, this could be a believable conclusion to draw)? He sure didn't look 23 when he was a senior. This is just one of the many weird things in the show about Homer aging, but nobody else.
  • Dondelinger says that Homer and Barney are Springield's answer to Cheech and Chong, but the episode A Midsummer's Nice Dream establishes that Cheech and Chong are from Springfield.


Season 1 Season 2 References/Trivia Season 3
Bart Gets an "F"Simpson and DelilahTreehouse of Horror (aka "The Simpsons Halloween Special") • Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every FishDancin' HomerDead Putting SocietyBart vs. ThanksgivingBart the DaredevilItchy & Scratchy & MargeBart Gets Hit by a CarOne Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue FishThe Way We WasHomer vs. Lisa and the 8th CommandmentPrincipal CharmingOh Brother, Where Art Thou?Bart's Dog Gets an FOld MoneyBrush with GreatnessLisa's SubstituteThe War of the SimpsonsThree Men and a Comic BookBlood Feud

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