The Simpsons meet the Gypsy when they are walking in Ethnictown, see her fortunetelling shop, and go in. The shop has the accouterments one would expect to find in a fortunetelling establishment: a beaded doorway, a crystal ball, Tarot cards, shrunken heads, and so on.
The Gypsy is very streetwise, almost to the point of paranoia. She goes to great lengths to make sure that Marge isn't a cop: "You gotta tell me if you are." The Gypsy's street smarts are vindicated, however, when on first sight of Homer, she "senses" that she shouldn't take a check from him. Homer, for his part, accuses the Gypsy of being a fraud and a fake, and tries to unmask her by tugging at a wart on her nose. The Gypsy's nose and the wart are both real, however, and Homer gets several warts on his thumb from having touched it. Now mad at Homer, the Gypsy orders him to leave.
Homer disdainfully heads for the door. However, the beads in the doorway freak him out. Homer screams and flails about, knocking over all kinds of things—including candles, which starts a fire and sets off the sprinklers, trashing the Gypsy's shop. She then puts a curse on him: "He will bring bad luck to everyone he loves!"
Over the next several days, Homer's family and friends suffer various horrible fates (see below). Moe tells Homer that a Leprechaun can get rid of a curse. When Homer captures a Leprechaun and nothing changes, Lisa suggests that he sic it on the Gypsy. Homer returns to the Gypsy's shop (which is now fully repaired) and does just that. Initially, the Gypsy and the Leprechaun roll around on the floor fighting each other, but the fighting turns to kissing. To Homer's disgust ("Eeeewww! Nasty!"), they've fallen in love.
The Gypsy and the Leprechaun end up getting married. Yoda performs the ceremony, and Homer and Marge are in attendance.The Gypsy and the Leprechaun engage in another public make-out session which the crowd first finds to be heartwarming ("Aaawwwww!!") and then nauseating ("Eeeewwww!!").
The Gypsy is not without compassion. She said that she would undo the curses if Homer apologized for trashing her shop, but he refused: "She's not the boss of me."
Homer's friends and family suffer as follows from the Gypsy's curse:
- Marge has a beard and mustache the morning after they visit the Gypsy's shop, and she ends up entirely covered with hair.
- Lisa gradually turns into a centaur.
- Maggie turns into a ladybug with a human head.
- Bart's neck stretches (as the result of a strangling from Homer) to the point where he can't hold his head up. He eventually dies by drowning himself in his cereal.
- Carl and Lenny are killed when a helicopter crashes into Moe's Tavern and lands on top of them.
- Moe ends up floating inside his suddenly-enlarged pickled egg jar, to Homer's shock: "When did that happen?"
- Episode – "Boy Meets Curl" (Couch Gag)
- THOH – "Treehouse of Horror XII"
- Video game – The Simpsons: Tapped Out (only saying things in dialogs)
The Simpsons Characters
|The Simpsons and relatives|
|Homer Simpson • Marge Simpson • Bart Simpson • Lisa Simpson • Maggie Simpson|
Santa's Little Helper • Snowball II • Abraham Simpson • Patty Bouvier • Selma Bouvier • Mona Simpson • Jacqueline Bouvier • Ling Bouvier • Herb Powell
|Jasper Beardly • Comic Book Guy • Barney Gumble • Maude Flanders • Ned Flanders • Professor Frink • Gil Gunderson • Julius Hibbert • Lionel Hutz • Helen Lovejoy • Reverend Timothy Lovejoy • Captain Horatio McCallister • Akira • Hans Moleman • Marvin Monroe • Bleeding Gums Murphy • Apu Nahasapeemapetilon • Mayor Joe Quimby • Dr. Nick Riviera • Agnes Skinner • Cletus Spuckler • Disco Stu • Squeaky-Voiced Teen • Moe Szyslak • Sam and Larry • Kirk Van Houten • Luann Van Houten • Clancy Wiggum • Eddie • Lou • Crazy Cat Lady • Lindsey Naegle • Cookie Kwan • Wiseguy • Brandine Spuckler • The Yes Guy • Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon • Blue-haired Lawyer • Judge Roy Snyder • Rich Texan • Luigi Risotto • Old Jewish Man • Mrs. Glick|
|Itchy & Scratchy • Kent Brockman • Krusty the Clown • Troy McClure • Sideshow Mel • Rainier Wolfcastle | Arnie Pye • Radioactive Man • Duffman • Bumblebee Man • Bill and Marty • Drederick Tatum • Mr. Teeny • Scott Christian • Booberella • Gabbo • Lurleen Lumpkin • Celebrities|
|Springfield Elementary School faculty and students|
|Superintendant Chalmers • Seymour Skinner • Edna Krabappel • Elizabeth Hoover • Groundskeeper Willie • Otto Mann • Lunchlady Doris • Dewey Largo • Dr. J. Loren Pyror • Milhouse Van Houten • Ralph Wiggum • Nelson Muntz • Martin Prince • Rod Flanders • Todd Flanders • Sherri and Terri • Wendell Borton • Database • Jimbo Jones • Kearney Zzyzwicz • Dolph Starbeam • Üter Zörker • Janey Powell • Lewis • Richard • Bashir bin Laden|
|Springfield Nuclear Power Plant|
|Charles Montgomery Burns • Waylon Smithers • Carl Carlson • Lenny Leonard • Charlie • Blinky|
|Snake Jailbird • Kang & Kodos • Herman • Sideshow Bob • Fat Tony • Frankie the Squealer • Johnny Tightlips • Legs and Louie|
|The Simpsons • The Bouviers • The Flanders • The Van Houtens • The Wiggums|
|Fictional characters • One-Time Characters • LGBT characters • Parodied celebrities • Animals|