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Simpsonovi Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife (1989– ) Online
Original Title :
Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife
Genre :
TV Episode / Animation / Comedy
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Directror :
Matthew Nastuk
Cast :
Dan Castellaneta,Julie Kavner,Nancy Cartwright
Writer :
Matt Groening,James L. Brooks
Type :
TV Episode
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Simpsonovi Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife (1989– ) Online

When he sees the new plasma screen HD TV Lenny got, Homer stays at Lenny's place watching TV for some days which makes Marge decide to try and win a plasma screen HD TV for themselves. She doesn't win the TV, but the family does win a tour to the FOX studios. There Homer is told about a wife-swapping show which would make him enough money to buy the TV he so desperately wants. The Simpsons swap wives with the well educated, well-to-do Heathbar family.
Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta Dan Castellaneta - Homer Simpson / Sideshow Mel / Dan Castellaneta / Security Guard / Doug the Cameraman / Itchy / Krusty the Clown (voice)
Julie Kavner Julie Kavner - Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright Nancy Cartwright - Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith Yeardley Smith - Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria Hank Azaria - Cletus / Carl / Moe Szyslak / NASCAR Announcer / Wiseguy / Fox Executive / Doug the Cameraman (voice)
Harry Shearer Harry Shearer - Lenny / Phone Operator / Scratchy / Cameraman #2 (voice)
Ricky Gervais Ricky Gervais - Charles Heathbar (voice)
Marcia Wallace Marcia Wallace - Edna Krabappel (voice)
Tress MacNeille Tress MacNeille - Brandine / Fox Executive / Verity Heathbar / Ben Heathbar / Housekeeper (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott - (voice)

Although Ricky Gervais came up with the plot of the episode and wrote parts of it on his own, the whole writing team of The Simpsons worked on the script and pitched ideas, as is done with all episodes. Gervais has said in interviews that he thinks he received too much credit for writing the episode, claiming he merely sent his plot ideas, along with some written scenes, to Jean through email, and it was then the staff of the show that "made it look like a Simpsons script." He commented in a Dazed & Confused article that "I'm going to get the credit, but I think everyone in the industry knows it was a joint effort." One of the scenes that Gervais wrote himself was Charles' love song for Marge, which later appeared on the 2007 soundtrack album The Simpsons: Testify.

In the German dubbing version of this episode Christoph Maria Herbst voiced the role which was voiced by Ricky Gervais in the original. Herbst plays the lead role in Stromberg (2004), which is the German version of Gervais' The Office (2001).

The opening sequence was played by live actors.

User reviews



Not a big Simpsons fan, and the episode is quite typical Simpsons humor, for the most part of it apart from Rickys own dialog which I have to say is hilarious.

So if you are a Simpsons fan you might not find this episode brilliant, but if you are a Ricky Gervais fan it is very good....

The dialog itself is very funny and the punchlines are very well conveyed in the animation.

Since all his dialog is very much typical Ricky Gervais, Steven Merchant humor I thought it would be hard to capture the awkward silences in animation but it is very well done.


Ricky Gervais is best at the following things - awkward silences, cringe-inducing scenarios and subtle humour. While these may work well on Channel 4, they just don't work in a cartoon, especially one like the Simpsons. Though Ricky does try to give this episode his own humorous signature, it just doesn't work. He should really have tried to cook up an ingenious and original plot and some imaginative new humour that would make this truly special and give a new face to the Simpsons' brand of humour, but this was abandoned in favour of improving his own public image. The plot was cheap, cheerful and cr*p (in the form of a wife swap), and it is evident that this was merely a publicity vehicle for himself in the sense that he and Marge hogged all the screen time and we saw sod-all of Homer and his new wife. Not surprising that all had to be resolved very quickly and badly at the end, so much time was wasted. Though it is good that Ricky has tried to combine the Simpsons' style of humour with his own brand of comedy, this really was over-rated and over-publicised and just didn't feel like the Simpsons we've known these past two decades. One word sums this up - FLAT. 3/10


I don't know why everybody hated this episode, I thought it was fantastic. I've been a huge Simpsons fan all my life, I used to watch about 10 episodes a day, and, whilst I wasn't a huge fan of 'The Office' (it was good, just not for me), I did love 'Extras'. I never saw the ads for this Ricky Gervais episode, first I knew of it was when I saw it on TV. The plot follows the familiar Simpsons structure of seeming to have one story line, but then, a little under halfway through the episode, the story takes an entirely new direction. The humour is excellent, very distinctly Gervais, but very much The Simpsons too. Gervais' character and Marge do take up most of the screen time, but it works. The Simpsons has been declining somewhat in recent years, after seeing this episode, I wonder if Gervais was approached as a full time writer!


I find Ricky Gervais hilarious in most things. However, this really was the worst Simpsons episode ever. It was a bit like watching that thing with the queer bloke and skinny ginger woman.....summat and summat. The name escapes me. It's putrid though. Anyway, i watched this after the hype alluded to by mandolin and was flabbergasted at the total (and i MEAN total) lack of entertainment. No laughs, no touching moments....absolutely nothing. I fear The Simpsons really has lost it. In the early days, and certainly up to about series 8/9/10, there were lovely, funny, touching, meaningful moments, hilarious incidentals, superb fun! This was utterly devoid of all of those things. I can only think that Gervais was so overawed by The Simpsons, he forgot how to be funny.

So, while agreeing that IT wasn't funny, i still find Gervais CAN be funny. Can't quite forgive him for seemingly giving my all-time favourite programme its coup-de-grace.


Worst episode ever.

Unfortunately during the last few years of the Simpsons the show has really gone down hill. Maybe so far that it can't be saved at all and brought back to the way it was during seasons 1-10. Now after many ads during Sky one advertising the Ricky Gervais was it really worth it well it was if you are Sky one and Gervais since this episode brought in large numbers of viewers thanks to the advertisement.

But if your the type of fan who grew up with this show and remember the Golden years than maybe you are going to hate it like I did. The story of a reality show has been done before and even that episode was rubbish so why would they need to redo a reality show episode who knows.

Now Gervais who I found funny during his comedy tour never made me laugh once during this episode at all especially his love for Marge got old. So Simpsons writers if you read this please please raise the quality of your show and if Gervais wrights for the show again don't allow Sky one to advertise a episode like that again.


In the words of Comic Book Guy - "WORST EPISODE EVER!"

I don't see why Ricky Gervais was even asked to write an episode; his feeble attempts at comedy ( The Office and Extras) are about as funny as watching paint dry. Matt Groening made a serious mistake letting this dirge be made! This was plugged to the hilt by SKY, claiming it would be the funniest show that The Simpsons creators had released in a very long time, even giving it pride of place in their monthly free magazine. I know most people don't get British humour, but Ricky Gervais doesn't even class as British funny, he's more like something that comes out of the old Eastern Bloc regions of Europe when it comes to comedy...i.e. NOT!


Regrardless of the criticism, this episode is quite the catch to watch. Ricky Garvais both wrote and played in this episode. Conclusively, this episode is rather unorthodox yet unique at the same time.


The Simpsons is genius. The Office is genius. But this episode didn't work so well.

There is some re-hashed stuff from The Office (the UK version) - the neurotic character is David Brent in cartoon form and some of the jokes are a straight lift (e.g. the Princess Diana song) which didn't work nearly as well the second time round.

Apparently SKY TV in the UK reported this as their biggest ever Simpsons episode in terms of ratings, but this may have been more to do with the intense pre-publicity and advertising that led up to broadcast. This in itself generated hype that was hard to live up to.