The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 25 Season 2 7F12 January 31, 1991
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Episode Summary
When the Simpsons' TV set breaks, Marge tells her children how she and Homer met. The year is 1974. A young Homer smokes cigarettes and ditches class, while Marge kindles the women's movement by burning her bra. Both end up in detention hall. WHen Homer sees Marge, he falls instantly in love.

To impress Marge, Homer signs up for the debate team. Then he asks Marge to tutor him in French so he can sweet-talk her. After accepting his invitation to the prom, Marge finds out that Homer does not care about French or debating but is only interested in her She tells Homer she hates him and accepts Artie Ziff's invitation to the prom.

Undaunted, Homer goes to the prom alone. Later, when Artie tries to get romantic with Marge in the backseat of his car, she demands to be taken home. On the way, they pass Homer walking on the side of the road. Marge returns in her car to pick Homer up, realizing that he was the man or her all along.
Chalkboard Gag
Couch Gag
Couch Gag
  • The Simpsons family watches the movie review program Yakkin' About the Movies
  • This episode is a flashback to Springfield 1974 when Marge and Homer were seniors in high school
  • Homer's car has a chain for a steering wheel and the license plate number 79DVI
  • Homer and Marge both attended Springfield High School
  • Marge's locker #229 has Keep on Truckin' written on it
  • Marge's friend suggests she reads Ms. Magazine (Special P.M.S. Issue) which features articles such as Hating and Dating: Do They Mix?, 25 Reasons Not to Shave Your Armpits, and Must We Be Childless to Be Free?
  • Detention is at 3 o'clock in the Old Building inside Room 106
  • Grampa serves a bucket of Shakespeare's Fried Chicken for dinner
  • Marge's presentation is entitled Marge Bouvier Butterflies are Free
  • Staff at the Springfield High School include Harlan Dondelinger, Coach Flanagan, Mr. Seckofsky, Ms. Bloomenstein and guidence councilors
  • The Class of '74 Prom's theme was Good Bye Yellow Brick Road
  • Artie Ziff and Marge are elected King and Queen of the prom
  • Artie and Marge go to Inspiration Point
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Clancy Bouvier
Grampa Simpson
Jacqueline Bouvier
Patty Bouvier
Selma Bouvier
Artie Ziff
Barney Gumble
Dr. Hibbert
Harlan Dondelinger
The Larry Davis Experience
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Guest Stars
Jon Lovitz Artie Ziff Jon Lovitz
as Artie Ziff
In this Episode
TV ShowYakkin' About the Movies
SongThe Joker
Al Jean
Mike Reiss
Sam Simon
David Silverman
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon
Executive Producer(s)
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening created by
Sam Simon
Starring Cast
Dan Castellaneta
Julie Kavner
Nancy Cartwright
Yeardley Smith
Harry Shearer
Hank Azaria
Tress MacNeille
Maggie Roswell
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