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||-||Homer Simpson / Sideshow Mel / Dan Castellaneta / Security Guard / Doug the Cameraman / Itchy / Krusty the Clown (voice)|
|Julie Kavner||-||Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier (voice)|
|Nancy Cartwright||-||Bart Simpson (voice)|
|Yeardley Smith||-||Lisa Simpson (voice)|
|Hank Azaria||-||Cletus / Carl / Moe Szyslak / NASCAR Announcer / Wiseguy / Fox Executive / Doug the Cameraman (voice)|
|Harry Shearer||-||Lenny / Phone Operator / Scratchy / Cameraman #2 (voice)|
|Ricky Gervais||-||Charles Heathbar (voice)|
|Marcia Wallace||-||Edna Krabappel (voice)|
|Tress MacNeille||-||Brandine / Fox Executive / Verity Heathbar / Ben Heathbar / Housekeeper (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.