FACTOID # 19: Cheap sloppy joes: Looking for reduced-price lunches for schoolchildren? Head for Oklahoma!
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > A Fish Called Selma
The Simpsons episode
"A Fish Called Selma"
Episode no. 147
Prod. code 3F15
Orig. Airdate March 24, 1996
Show Runner(s) Bill Oakley
&
Josh Weinstein
Writer(s) Jack Barth
Director Mark Kirkland
Couch gag The Simpsons are windup dolls; the walk mechanically to the couch, except Homer, who falls.
Guest star(s) Jeff Goldblum as MacArthur Parker
SNPP capsule
Season 7
September 17, 1995May 19, 1996
  1. Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)
  2. Radioactive Man
  3. Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily
  4. Bart Sells His Soul
  5. Lisa the Vegetarian
  6. Treehouse of Horror VI
  7. King-Size Homer
  8. Mother Simpson
  9. Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming
  10. The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
  11. Marge Be Not Proud
  12. Team Homer
  13. Two Bad Neighbors
  14. Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
  15. Bart the Fink
  16. Lisa the Iconoclast
  17. Homer the Smithers
  18. The Day the Violence Died
  19. A Fish Called Selma
  20. Bart on the Road
  21. 22 Short Films About Springfield
  22. Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"
  23. Much Apu About Nothing
  24. Homerpalooza
  25. Summer of 4 Ft. 2
List of all Simpsons episodes...

A Fish Called Selma is an episode of The Simpsons from season seven. It guest stars Phil Hartman (as Troy McClure) and Jeff Goldblum. Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links 3f15. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Bill Oakley (born in 1966) is an American TV writer, best known for his work on The Simpsons. ... Josh Weinstein (born May 5, 1966) is an American TV writer, best known for his work on The Simpsons. ... Mark Kirkland is a director of episodes of The Simpsons. ... The couch gag is a running visual joke in the opening credits of the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Jeff Goldblum Jeffrey Lynn Jeff Goldblum (born October 22, 1952 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Whitaker, Pennsylvania) is an Academy Award nominated film actor, known for his often quirky, intense or comedic characters (often scientists), distinctive appearance (dark haired and lanky, and at 6 feet 4 inches (1. ... The Simpsons Season 7 DVD Digipak. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Who Shot Mr. ... Radioactive Man is the second episode of The Simpsons seventh season and was the first one to use digital ink and paint. ... Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily is the third episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Bart Sells His Soul is the fourth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Lisa the Vegetarian is the fifth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Treehouse of Horror VI is the sixth episode of The Simpsons seventh season, as well as the sixth Halloween episode. ... King-Size Homer is the seventh episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Mother Simpson is the eighth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Sideshow Bobs Last Gleaming is the ninth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Simpsons Good Night Short The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular is the tenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season, and is, as the title suggests, the 138th episode. ... Marge Be Not Proud is the 11th episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Team Homer is the twelfth episode of the 7th season of The Simpsons. ... {{Infobox Simpsons episode | episode_name = Two Bad Neighbors | image = | episode_no = 141 | prod_code = 3F09 | airdate = January 14, 1996 | show runner = Bill Oakley & [[Josh Weinstein] | writer = Ken Keeler | director = Wesley Archer | season = 7 }} Two Bad Neighbors is the 13th episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season, first aired on February 4, 1996. ... Bart the Fink is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Lisa the Iconoclast is an episode in the seventh season of The Simpsons, and it was probably the most important episode for Jebediah Springfield since The Telltale Head. // Episode details Production Number: 3F13 Original Air Date: February 18, 1996 Writer: John Collier Director: Mike B. Anderson Couch Gag: The family... Homer the Smithers is the seventeenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Day the Violence Died The Day the Violence Died is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Bart on the Road is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... 22 Short Films About Springfield is the twenty-first episode of The Simpsons seventh season, airing on April 22, 1996. ... Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in The Curse of the Flying Hellfish is the 22nd episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Much Apu About Nothing is the 23rd episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Homerpalooza is the twenty-fourth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Summer of 4 Ft. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Phil Hartman (Birthname: Philip Edward Hartmann) (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was an Emmy-winning Canadian-born American graphic artist, writer, actor, voice artist, and comedian. ... Troy McClure is a fictional character in the television cartoon series The Simpsons, voiced by Phil Hartman. ... Jeff Goldblum Jeffrey Lynn Jeff Goldblum (born October 22, 1952 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Whitaker, Pennsylvania) is an Academy Award nominated film actor, known for his often quirky, intense or comedic characters (often scientists), distinctive appearance (dark haired and lanky, and at 6 feet 4 inches (1. ...

Contents

Synopsis

Washed-up actor Troy McClure gets pulled for driving without wearing his corrective lenses. When Troy goes to the DMV to get his license changed so that he will not be required to wear glasses anymore, he offers to take Selma Bouvier to dinner if she will let him pass the eye test. Troy McClure is a fictional character in the television cartoon series The Simpsons, voiced by Phil Hartman. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section should be merged with Patty Bouvier Selma Bouvier (voiced by Julie Kavner) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ...


After dinner at the "Pimento Grove" photographers notice Troy leaving with a human woman (rumors about a romantic abnormality concerning fish essentially destroyed Troy's career). The next day, Troy's agent calls and says that he can get work again if he continues seeing human women. Troy continues dating Selma to help his career. On his agent's advice, Troy asks Selma to marry him. The Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) is one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species in the world. ...


The night before the wedding, a drunk Troy tells a drunk Homer the reason for his marriage. After the wedding, Homer tells Marge offhand. Marge and Patty try to explain Selma, who accuses them of coming down with "the green-eyed gazungas." She confronts Troy who eagerly admits that their marriage is a sham to help his career. Troy explains to Selma that even though their marriage is a sham, she has benefitted and Selma initially accepts the situation. Troy's agent thinks he can get Troy the part of McBain's sidekick in the next McBain movie, but most parts go to actors with families. Green is a color with many different shades, all within a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nm. ... Sham may refer to: Sham (Arabic: شام), al-Sham, or Bilad al-Sham, a region in the Middle East partially including Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and Jordan; Sham (falsity), as in a pillow sham or shamateur. This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Troy and Selma try to conceive, but neither can get aroused. Selma decides that bringing a child into a loveless family is wrong and leaves Troy, with the words "I'll always remember you Troy, but not from your films." Troy turns down the role of McBain's sidekick to direct and star in his own film.


Trivia

  • Troy drives a DeLorean. His home resembles the famous Chemosphere house in Los Angeles.
  • The title of the episode is a parody of the 1988 film A Fish Called Wanda and is also a reference to Troy McClure's romantic abnormality.
  • Jeff Goldblum appears on the DVD commentary for this episode.
  • Troy says of Jub-Jub "He's fantastic. He's everywhere you want to be." This is in reference to Visa's famous slogan.
  • Fat Tony appears, but not voiced by Joe Mantegna as usual, but by a regular castmember (possibly Phil Hartman) doing a Mantegna impression.

The De Lorean DMC-12 was a sports car made by the De Lorean Motor Company from 1981 to 1983. ... The Chemosphere, built by American architect John Lautner in 1960, is an innovative Modernist residence in Los Angeles, California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... A Fish Called Wanda is a movie released in 1988 by MGM. It was written by John Cleese and directed by Charles Crichton. ... Jeff Goldblum Jeffrey Lynn Jeff Goldblum (born October 22, 1952 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Whitaker, Pennsylvania) is an Academy Award nominated film actor, known for his often quirky, intense or comedic characters (often scientists), distinctive appearance (dark haired and lanky, and at 6 feet 4 inches (1. ... The following is an list of animals appearing in the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Springfield Mafia. ... Joe Mantegna as Detective Will Girardi in Joan of Arcadia Joe Mantegnas character, Fat Tony in The Simpsons Joseph Anthony Mantegna, Jr. ... Phil Hartman (Birthname: Philip Edward Hartmann) (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was an Emmy-winning Canadian-born American graphic artist, writer, actor, voice artist, and comedian. ...

Cultural references

  • At one point Troy tells Selma to “sit back and enjoy Mr Troy’s wild ride”. This is a play on “Mr Toad’s wild ride”; a Disney adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's novel the Wind in the Willows.
  • Troy's agent is named MacArthur Parker, a reference to the song MacArthur Park.
  • The "Dr. Zaius" song from the Planet of the Apes musical is a parody of "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco.
  • Selma says of Troy's ultramodern house, "It's like living in the not-too-distant future!", a reference to the Mystery Science Theater 3000 theme song.
  • Troy McClure stars in the fictional film The Muppets Go Medieval, a reference to various Muppet movies, and the film Pulp Fiction, which featured the term "get medieval".
  • Troy suggests that he might have a fragrance named after him called "Smellin' of Troy," a take-off of Greek mythological character Helen of Troy.
  • Troy being pulled over in a Delorean mimics Johnny Carson's drunk driving offense while driving a Delorean DMC-12 in 1982.
  • Troy's sham marriage to Selma mirrors that of Rock Hudson's own marriage as Selma asks Troy if he were gay. This may refer to actors who get married to cover his homosexuality.

The Wind in the Willows, released on video in the U.S. as Mr. ... Kenneth Grahame Kenneth Grahame (March 8, 1859 – July 6, 1932) was a Scottish novelist. ... The Wind in the Willows is a classic of childrens literature by Kenneth Grahame. ... For the park in Los Angeles, California after which the song was named, see MacArthur Park MacArthur Park is an epic song, written by Jimmy Webb and first performed by Richard Harris in 1968. ... This article is about the book. ... Falco (Johann Hölzel), Austrian pop-star whose albums became #1 multiple times on the charts in both Europe and North America during the 1980s Falco (February 19, 1957 – February 6, 1998) was the stage name of the classical music prodigy turned Austrian rock star, Johann (Hans) Hölzel. ... Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999), usually abbreviated MST3K, is an American cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. ... The Muppets are a group of puppets and costume characters, and the company created by Jim Henson. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Oricoli bust of Zeus, King of the Gods, in the collection of the Vatican Museum. ... In Greek mythology, Helen (Greek: , Helénē), also known as Helen of Troy, was the daughter of Zeus and Leda and the wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta. ...

Quotes

  • Lisa: Dad, what's a muppet?
    Homer: Well, it's not quite a mop, and it's not quite a puppet, but man... (laughs, then continues in a serious manner) So, to answer your question, I don't know.
  • Troy: That's right boys, Troy's back from the gutter, and he's brought someone with him!
  • Parker: Troy! Mac Parker. Ever hear of... Planet of the Apes?
    Troy: Uh... the movie or the planet?
    Parker: The brand-new multimillion dollar musical. And you are starring... as the human.
    Troy: It's the part I was born to play, baby!
  • Troy: My good looks paid for that pool, and my talent filled it with water.
  • Selma: Is this a sham marriage?
    Troy: Sure baby, is that a problemo?
  • Waiter: Cigarette, Mrs. McClure?
    Troy: You bet! From now on she's smoking for two!
  • Legs: I thought you said Troy McClure was dead!
    Fat Tony: No, what I said was: "He sleeps with the fishes."
  • Troy: You wouldn't ask a handsome man like me to wear glasses! It'd be a crime against nature!

John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together The Muppets are a group of puppets and costume characters created by Jim Henson and the company he created. ... A mop in a bucket with a wringer. ... Elmo, a popular puppet from Sesame Street. ... Look up Gutter in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the book. ... The eight planets and three dwarf planets of the Solar System. ... The Fantasticks was the longest-running musical in history. ... Look up pool in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Water is a tasteless, odourless substance that is essential to all known forms of life and is known as the universal solvent. ... A lit cigarette will burn to ash on one end. ...

'Planet of the Apes' The Musical

Ape #1: Help, the human's about to escape!
Troy: Get your paws off me you dir-ty ape!
Ape #1: [gasp] He can talk!
Chorus: He can talk! He can talk! He can talk! He can talk! He can talk! He can talk!
Troy: I can si-ng!
Ape Nurse: Oooh, help me Dr. Zaius!
Chorus: Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius, oh Dr. Zaius!
Ape #3: Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius!
Troy: What's wrong with me?
Dr. Zaius: I think you're crazy!
Troy: I want a second opinion!
Dr. Zaius: You're also lazy!
Chorus: Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius, oh Dr. Zaius!
Ape #3: Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius!
Troy: Can I play the pia-no any more?
Dr. Zaius: Of course you can!
Troy: Well I couldn't before! [plays a few notes]
Chorus: Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius, oh Dr. Zaius!
Ape #3: Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius!
Chorus: Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius, oh Dr. Zaius!
Bart: This play has everything!
Homer: Oh, I love legitimate theater!
[Fade to last song]
Troy: I hate every ape I see, from chimpan-A to chimpan-Z, no you'll never make a monkey out of me.
Troy: (Statue of Liberty rises up in background) Oh my god, I was wrong, it was Earth all along, you've finally made a monkey...
Chorus: Yes we finally made a monkey!
All: Yes you fin-ally made a mon-key out of me-e!
Troy: I love you, Dr. Zaius! Families Hylobatidae Hominidae Apes are the members of the Hominoidea superfamily of primates, which includes humans. ... Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island Liberty Enlightening the World (La liberté éclairant le monde), known more commonly as the Statue of Liberty, is a statue given to the United States by France in 1885, standing at Liberty Island in the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor... Earth (IPA: , often referred to as the Earth, Terra, the World or Planet Earth) is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun, and the fifth largest. ... For other uses, see Monkey (disambiguation). ...


External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
A Fish Called Selma

  Results from FactBites:
 
Welcome to The Simpsons.com (170 words)
As Troy and Selma begin dating, the actor's public image rises considerably and he lands such highly coveted roles as The Human in the musical production of The Planet of the Apes.
Shortly after the nuptials, Selma begins to have second thoughts when Troy insists they have a baby for all the good publicity it will bring him.
Selma ends the charade then and there and returns to her normal life.
A Fish Called Selma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (842 words)
A Fish Called Selma is the 19th episode of The Simpsons' seventh season.
Marge and Patty try to explain Selma, who accuses them of coming down with "the green-eyed gazungas." She confronts Troy who eagerly admits that their marriage is a sham to help his career.
Selma decides that bringing a child into a loveless family is wrong and leaves Troy, with the words "I'll always remember you Troy, but not from your films." Troy turns down the role of McBain's sidekick to direct and star in his own film.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m