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Husbands and Knives 

When Marge becomes a successful businesswoman, Homer becomes worried that she will dump him for a trophy husband. Therefore, he decides to have plastic surgery to make himself look like a hunk.

Director:

Nancy Kruse

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Sideshow Mel / Krusty / Mayor Quimby (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Kearney (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Comic Book Guy / Jock #1 / Plastic Surgeon (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Additional Voices (voice) (credit only)
Jack Black ... Milo (voice)
Daniel Clowes ... Daniel Clowes (voice) (as Dan Clowes)
Maurice LaMarche ... Jock #2 (voice)
Alan Moore ... Alan Moore (voice)
Art Spiegelman Art Spiegelman ... Art Spiegelman (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice)
Sang Am Lee Sang Am Lee ... Korean Singer (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Tintin / Dolph / L.A. Body Works Woman / Bernice Hibbert / Agnes Skinner / Asian Woman / Opal / Lindsay Naegle / Businesswoman (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Strawberry (voice)
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Storyline

A new comic store opens in Springfield, which drives The Android's Dungeon out of business. Marge uses the space to open a gym for regular women, Shapes. Shapes becomes a runaway success. When Homer accompanies Marge on a business trip, he meets a group of handsome, muscled men. These men insist that Homer get into shape, because otherwise Marge will leave him. In hopes of making quick changes to his physique, Homer turns to a plastic surgeon. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is a reference to "husbands and wives". See more »

Quotes

Homer Simpson: Hors d'ouvres, big fancy desserts, and my wife's paying for it all. Now I know why pimps are always so happy.
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Connections

References From Hell (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

La Vie en Rose
Music by Louiguy
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
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Pop Culture References are Definitely this Episodes Highlight,
2 July 2010 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Husbands and Knives is a great Simpsons episode with a very well written storyline and plenty of very funny scenes.I really enjoyed Jack Black guest starring as an owner of a new comic book store that becomes competition for the Androids Dungeon.I thought that the rival comic book store was really fun,but later on the episode starts focusing on Marge starting a gym franchise and there is no more mention of the comic book store storyline,I thought this was a lot more interesting than the gym storyline and wished it stayed as the main subject of the episode.The episode has several references to comic books in the first half,including characters such as Wolverine and Tintin,which I found to be the highlights of the episode,each reference was very funny,my personal favourite being Alan Moore's cameo.Husbands and Knives is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

When Bart and Milhouse get sick of the way Comic Book Guy treats everyone who comes to the store they start going to a new one across the street owned by a guy called Milo (Jack Black).Meanwhile Marge starts to feel uncomfortable about her weight so she starts to go to the gym,but it turns out not be the place for her so she opens up a womens only gym called Shapes.The success of the gym creates problems for Homer and Marge's marriage.


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