Talk:Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife

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August 5, 2011 Good article nominee Listed
September 19, 2012 Featured article candidate Not promoted
Current status: Good article

Can't create the episode's article[edit]

I've been creating anonymously for over two years by now. It was certainly a shock to for me to read about this experimental creation limitation (announced here). As a Ricky Gervais fan I was attempting to add some details about this episode, available from Ricky's site. 20:29, 5 December 2005 (UTC).

Office Dance[edit]

They should have had him doing *the* dance - you know the one I mean. "MMmm m MM mm MM mmmmm"

Couch Gag[edit]

I think the May 22 couch gag (where the floor opens up to reveal fire and the family rotates on a large stick) is a play on "Simpsons Roasting over an Open Fire". If someone else agrees that I'm not just grasping at straws, maybe that trivial link should be mentioned.

On this subject. I am only writing as a viewer in the UK, but I have noticed that when the episode is on Sky One, it has the "live action" opening. It was on channel four last night, and had the drawn opening (inc the above "fire" couch gag". Any reason for two versions of the opening? Should both be mentioned?--TimothyJacobson (talk) 21:41, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Simpsons writing clarification[edit]

I have attempted to amend the information regarding Gervais's writing credit, using a quote from an interview featured in Dazed and Confused magazine's 2006 edition. Why has this been removed?

No source. Plus, every episode is the work of several people as opposed to one person, so it's really not that notable. -- Scorpion 18:28, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

The source is a popular print magazine. And as the episode was sold on the angle "Ricky Gervais wrote the whole thing", the quote from the man himself made it a lot clearer.

It's really not that notable because it isn't that big of a deal. TV episodes are always joint efforts, especially The Simpsons. -- Scorpion 18:33, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

I would think it was that big of a deal, considering the fanfare that accompanied the episode. It certainly gives lie to the statement "It is the first episode to be written entirely by a guest star".

  • Your insinuating that it was promoted that he wrote the ENTIRE thing, which it wasn't. My point is: it's really not necessary because most people assumed that he just wrote an early draft anyway. But, if you want to add it, go ahead. -- Scorpion 18:39, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Thank you.

I was actually under the impression he wrote the entire thing, too. I remember reading newspaper items around the time that talked about it as though he wrote a script and then came to the producers with it. The reality, from the quote (which you can see on Gervais' page), seems even less than co-writing. --Breshkovsky (talk) 11:05, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: J Milburn (talk) 13:16, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Your articles are always fun to review, so here goes. If I've seen the episode, I don't remember it. Review coming soon. J Milburn (talk) 13:16, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Scratch that, I think have seen it, but it was very much on in the background :P
  • "first British man to" Unless there was previously a British woman, I think this should read "first British person"
  • The "background" section is kind of in the wrong order, and is a little choppy. Could you perhaps give it a smooth over? Sorry this advice isn't very specific
  • "According to the New York Post, Gervais said to a British newspaper in late 2005 that as a result of working on The Simpsons and other American shows, he now has "a deeper bond" with American television than he has with British television." Quote implies that "a deeper bond" is Gervais's own words, which they do not appear to be (a search on Nexis for this article in the unknown British newspaper only turns up the NYP article you're citing)
  • Try to avoid personifying publications- "Entertainment Weekly named" ... "The Times listed"

Engaging, well written and researched, and I even got a couple of chuckles. Sourcing and illustrations solid, no edit wars, etc. I did some copyediting, please correct me if I was wrong. I was wondering about a category for Ricky Gervais, but no such category exists, and, unless I'm very much mistaken, Simpsons episodes are not categorised by writer anyway. The navbox pretty much serves that purpose, and also gives this article some nice incoming links from non-Simpsons articles. Anyway, I'd be happy to promote once you've dealt with these (very few!) issues. J Milburn (talk) 13:45, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the copyedit and the review! I'm glad you liked the article. :) Theleftorium (talk) 14:49, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
One of the quickest reviews I've done, but, based on the fixes you've made, I'm happy to promote the article. Good work! J Milburn (talk) 14:57, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
Woo-hoo! Thank you! Theleftorium (talk) 15:05, 5 August 2011 (UTC)