My Big Fat Geek Wedding

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"My Big Fat Geek Wedding"
The Simpsons episode
Episode no. 330
Directed by Mark Kirkland
Written by Kevin Curran
Showrunner(s) Al Jean
Production code FABF12
Original air date April 18, 2004
Couch gag

Original airing: The back wall is a Play-Dough Fun Factory press that creates Play-Dough figures of the Simpsons

Repeats and syndication: The couch is a slot machine that shows Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa in the tumbler windows. Maggie, however, is replaced by lucky number “7” which signals a jackpot as a pile of gold coins spill out.
Commentary Matt Groening
Al Jean
Kevin Curran
Ian Maxtone-Graham
Matt Selman
Tom Gammill
Max Pross
Mike Reiss
Mark Kirkland
Guest appearance(s)

Matt Groening as himself

Seasons

"My Big Fat Geek Wedding" is the 17th episode of The Simpsons' fifteenth season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 18, 2004. The episode was originally planned to air on April 4, 2004, but due to the voice actors going on strike, Fox aired a rerun instead.

The story is a follow-up to the episode "Special Edna".

Plot[edit]

Love is in the air when Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel are finally getting married. They each have their bachelor party, with Mrs. Krabappel having hers at the Simpson house with Duffman and a topless Chief Wiggum as strippers, and Principal Skinner having his at Moe's with Homer. However, at his party, Skinner admits that he has doubts about marrying Mrs. Krabappel. When the wedding is held at Springfield Elementary's gymnasium, Edna learns that Skinner does not want to marry her, and runs away from the ceremony as Skinner tries to catch up with her while Nelson plays a prank on her. The wedding is called off.

After it is called off, Homer and Marge try to get Skinner and Krabappel to be engaged again, but it is halted by Homer and Marge's own marriage problems. Mrs. Krabappel returns a wedding gift to the Comic Book Guy, and she finds him to be an interesting man. Homer gets Skinner to serenade Krabappel using a band made up of Bart, Milhouse, and Martin, but that fails when he learns that the Comic Book Guy and Krabappel are in love. The family visits the Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con to confront Comic Book Guy, who proposes to marry Krabappel after the family sees Futurama creator Matt Groening. Skinner, dressed up as Catwoman (who he thought was Catman) battles the Comic Book Guy. Krabappel interrupts their fight to declare that she will not marry either man. When she tells the Comic Book Guy how they had fun but are very different, he accepts her decision, though Skinner is still upset. Later, at the Simpson house, Homer asks Marge to remarry him, which is done in the style of a mock Klingon wedding, and she accepts (although she accidentally agrees to give their children a Klingon upbringing).

Reception[edit]

DVD Movie Guide's Colin Jacobson said that he "never felt particularly interested in the Skinner/Edna relationship, so [the episode] falls in the red. It never quite rebounds from that deficit, as it fails to find much inspiration". He added that "A few laughs crop up along the way, but not enough to redeem it."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacobson, Colin (2011-12-16). "The Simpsons: The Complete Fifteenth Season [Blu-Ray] (2003)". DVD Movie Guide. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 

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