Regarding Margie

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"Regarding Margie"
The Simpsons episode
Episode no. 376
Prod. code HABF13
Orig. airdate May 7, 2006
Showrunner(s) Al Jean
Written by Marc Wilmore
Directed by Michael Polcino
Chalkboard gag I will not leak the plot of the movie.
Couch gag Five Transformer action figures line up in front of the couch and turn into The Simpsons.
Guest star(s) Sal Bando and Gene Tenace as themselves

Regarding Margie” is the 20th episode of The Simpsonsseventeenth season.

Plot[edit]

Looking for a way to get easy money, Bart, Milhouse, and Nelson go around town spray-painting people’s addresses on their curbs and making them pay them ten dollars for the unsolicited service. It turns out to be a success after all, but after they already add the “7” and the “4” to the Simpsons’ curb, Homer tells them that he will not pay, so they leave without finishing. Homer finishes it himself, but instead of "2 EVERGREEN TERRACE" adds an apostrophe at the beginning and sprays it on as "'74 OAKLAND A'S- BEST TEAM EVER! " The next day, the letter carrier delivers them someone else’s mail, thinking that their address is 74 Evergreen Terrace. Homer continues to accept the mail. He gets steaks from Omaha, and even accepts a wedding invitation to Scott Weingarten’s cousin’s wedding (although he does not know that Scott is a blind rich man). One day, Marge gets a letter claiming that she has won a contest from a magazine to which she does not even subscribe. Her prize is that a maid will clean the house for a day while she relaxes. Not wanting to look bad, Marge cleans the house until it is entirely spotless. That is, except for a small stain on the kitchen floor. She combines all of her different cleaners together to combat the stain, but the fumes make her woozy. She falls and hits her head on a stool. When she wakes up in the hospital, it is revealed that she has amnesia and cannot even remember her own family.

After the insurance coverage runs out, the family returns home, with Marge still having amnesia. The home environment quickly jogs her memory of her children, and she also recognizes Ned Flanders when he appears at the window, but Homer is still a stranger to her since (in her opinion) there is something unpleasant about Homer her memory is trying to block.

Homer tries to get her to remember him, but to no avail. He shows Marge the family album, even telling her "Here's me beating up former President Bush, and here's me beating up current President Bush" while showing her pictures of the events. He then decides to try to make her fall in love with him again, but he only makes her disgusted in him, saying that the greatest thing that has ever happened to her was forgetting about him since Homer says that they had first been making love on a golf course. Marge says that she is not a kind of girl who will make love on a golf course and kicks Homer out of the house.

Homer moves to the Springfield Retirement Castle with Grampa, who asks him that how long Homer stays there, and Homer answers that he will stay at least to the death of Abe. Patty and Selma excitedly take Marge to a speed dating event, and she meets a man who shares her interests. But Lenny and Carl had called Homer and told him that Marge is dating another guy. Homer quickly goes there. When Marge tells him that she has amnesia and three kids, he leaves her. Homer catches up with him and scolds him for leaving her, saying that she is the most beautiful and kind woman he will ever meet. Still, he leaves. Marge then tells Homer that even though she may not remember him, he knows the most wonderful things about her. As they drive back home, Homer brings up beer, and she suddenly remembers him through his alcoholic tendencies.

Cultural references[edit]

  • The title "Regarding Margie" is a reference to Regarding Henry.
  • The scene where Marge falls and hits her head on the stool is a direct take on the scene in the movie Million Dollar Baby, where Hilary Swank's character falls on a stool and breaks her neck.
  • After hitting her head, Marge says "Et tu, Zud?"; this is a reference to Julius Caesar's last words; "Et tu, Brute?".