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Our family has so many flaws. Why must we share them with the world?
Lisa Simpson
Because we'll be on TV, and earn enough money to buy a TV.
Homer Simpson

"Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife" is the fifteenth episode of Season 17. It is the first episode ever written entirely by a guest star, Ricky Gervais.


Homer puts himself and Marge in a TV show in which two families swap mothers: Homer and the kids get a very strict woman, while Marge stays with that woman's husband, who develops a crush on Marge.

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Lenny invites practically everyone in town to a party at his flat, where he tells them that he has a big surprise. He reveals that he bought a brand new plasma screen TV, and Homer immediately falls in love with its high-definition picture. He begins to spend all his time at Lenny's house, watching TV. Marge sends over the kids to bring him back, but they too get enthralled by the TV. Eventually three days later, Lenny tells him to leave. When Homer gets back home, he just doesn't enjoy watching his usual TV anymore. Marge tells him that she entered them into a contest where the winner gets a prize that is a plasma screen TV. Later, they get a call, and they learn that they won third place, and the prize is a trip to the Fox Studio Network. While there, Homer learns of a reality show called "Mother Flippers" (similar to Wife Swap and Trading Spouses), and the grand prize just happens to be enough money to buy a new plasma screen TV. Marge agrees, although with reluctance, and they enter.

When they get back to Springfield, the show begins. Marge is traded to a nice, easy going man named Charles Heathbar and his perfect son, while Homer gets Charles' very strict wife, Verity. Charles seems to be the classic hen-pecked husband, and is surprised to see that Marge is extremely understanding and nice. Marge enjoys her time with Charles, while he begins to develop a crush on her. Meanwhile, Homer, Bart, and Lisa are having troubles with Verity, who continues to discipline them and object to everything they do. She makes homework out of "Itchy and Scratchy" for Bart and asks Homer for his "synopsis" of CSI: Miami.

Back at Charles' house, he writes a love song for Marge (with guitar accompaniment), who seems completely oblivious to him until he comes out and tells her that he's in love with her. She explains to him that she loves Homer, much to Charles' dismay. He then tells Marge that his wife is a bitch and his son’s a bastard, and that Homer's charm is “so damned irresistible.” She tells him that he should tell his wife how he feels. He agrees, and decides to take her back to Homer and then get rid of Verity. When they get back to Springfield, Homer and the kids are ecstatic to see Marge. However, Verity has decided to leave Charles first, and she has already found a new partner: Patty. Patty explains that the reason she and Verity got together is because they both share a hatred for Homer. In the end, Homer plays on the guitar, serenading his true love, his new Plasma TV (and Marge, too).

Broadcasting Information


  • 1st Airdate: Sunday, March 26, 2006 (Live Action)
  • 2nd Airdate: Sunday, May 21, 2006 (Different Chalkboard and Couch Gag)


  • 1st Airdate: Sunday, April 23, 2006
  • 2nd Airdate: Friday, April 28, 2006 (Encore Screening)
  • 3rd Airdate: Saturday, July 8, 2006
  • 4th Airdate: Monday, August 14, 2006
  • 5th Airdate: Tuesday, September 21, 2010


  • 1st Airdate: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 (Different Chalkboard and Couch Gag)

External links


Season 16 Season 17 Episodes Season 18
The Bonfire of the ManateesThe Girl Who Slept Too LittleMilhouse of Sand and FogTreehouse of Horror XVIMarge's Son PoisoningSee Homer RunThe Last of the Red Hat MamasThe Italian BobSimpsons Christmas StoriesHomer's Paternity CootWe're on the Road to D'oh-whereMy Fair LaddyThe Seemingly Never-Ending StoryBart Has Two MommiesHomer Simpson, This is Your WifeMillion-Dollar AbieKiss Kiss Bang BangaloreThe Wettest Stories Ever ToldGirls Just Want to Have SumsRegarding MargieThe Monkey SuitMarge and Homer Turn a Couple Play