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Trivia Edit

  • Because of the controversy over gay marriage in the United States, this episode had a Parental Discretion Advised warning before the show, the first (and so far, only) time for The Simpsons. The episode was also rated TV-14 for suggestive dialogue (D) and sexual situations (S).
    • In Australia, this episode was rated an M and included a "parental advisory: adult themes" warning.
  • Julio, from the episode Three Gays of the Condo, is seen being married by Homer. His boyfriend from the episode.
  • Duffman is seen lining up to marry Grady.
  • It is revealed that Disco Stu is Selma's fourth ex-husband.

Cultural References Edit

  • The title is a reference to the film There's Something About Mary.
  • The couch gag is a reference to the NHL hockey lockout of 2004, which shut down the entire 2004-05 NHL season.
  • Veronica sings a couple lines of the Aerosmith song "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)".
  • Blinky turns into the monster from the movie 'Creature from the Black Lagoon'.
  • After Barney takes the beer he says "as the Roadrunner says to the coyote, meep, meep!".
  • Howell Huser is a parody of long time public access host of "California's Gold", Huell Howser.
  • The song playing in the background as the gay couples celebrate their togetherness in Springfield is a parody of several Harry Belafonte songs, particularly his signature "Banana Boat Song". Although Belafonte is straight, his name is dropped in the line "I'm gonna marry my Harry in Springfield town."
  • While making jokes about Patty's marriage, Homer references the 1955 Ed Wood film, Bride of the Monster.
  • Patty calls Selma a "Twisted Sister". Twisted Sister is the name of a heavy metal band.

Goofs Edit

  • Marriage laws in the U.S. are decided by states, not cities.
  • Although Homer stopped being homophobic in Homer's Phobia, and even lived together with two openly homosexual men in Three Gays of the Condo, he still can be seen holding a sign "Death before gay marriage".
  • Reverend Lovejoy is unable to cite the book in the Bible condemning homosexuality (allegedly Genesis, Leviticus and others), yet in Homer the Heretic he is able to cite a completely random Bible verse of Homer's choosing from memory (Matthew 21:17).

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