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    R&R: Secrets Of A Successful Marriage

    One of the most underrated episodes.

    It's really funny, and has so many great lines:

    Every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course and I forgot how to drive?

    Just eat the damn oranges!

    Can't talk now, Flanders. I've got a class to teach.

    Yes, Lisa. Daddy's a teacher now.



    The story is really sweet, and you can understand how both Marge and Homer feel. All the secondary charaters are used perfect.

    10/10

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    I thought that this episode was very endearing. We get a look into the inner workings of Marge & Homer's marriage.

    Here's another great line:
    Adult Ed. Admin: What is your area of expertise?

    Homer: Well, I can tell the difference between butter and "I Can't
    Believe It's Not Butter!"


    "My Mom says I'm cool."

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    I second that, flawless episode. One of my favorites of season 5. Actually, this was one of the best marriage conflicts episodes and probably the funniest.

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    9/10

    I didn't think it was perfect. I thought that Homer took his classes a bit too far. I thought that it would seem more in character to listen to Marge the first time, even if it would have ridded the episode of its plot. Still, very funny.

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    i gave it a 10. It's a great episode, although most of season 5 is.

    Homer's rant about TV, "if he can teach a class, he can teach a class", ruining 2 jackets, Homer's Nicholson references, the story involving Mr. X and Mrs. Y ......so many great bits in this episode

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    I love this episode. It has my favorite Homer rant in it: "I'm the one out there putting his ass on the line", etc. Hilarious. 10/10.
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    The last Thrusday night episode.

    Had some funny parts, but I don't think this ep was among the greatest.

    3.5/5

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    10/10

    This is one of my favourites. Never got the love it deserved around here.
    I was saying "Boo-urns."

    Season 19 Ratings:
    He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs - A
    The Homer of Seville - C+
    Midnight Towboy - A+
    I Don't Wanna Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - A

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    One of the best episodes ever made. It has too many hilarious parts in it to name all of them. A+
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    10/10,of course.
    I like the part with Hans Moleman - it's hilarious.
    And the quote: 8x "Eat the puding" also.
    There are many more funny moments. This list could be 200 lines long.
    Marmalade,I love marmalade...

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    Absolutely hilarious from start to end.

    5/5
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    Awful, probably

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    10/10 {Sorry I hit 9 by mistake}

    Definitly one of the landmarks of the series, one I can remember from when I was in kindergarden or 1st grade.
    Oh....you better believe thats a paddlin

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    It's funny, when I was younger I really didn't care for this, but now I think it's wonderful, second only to Rosebud as best episode of Season 5. It's got pretty much everything you could want in an episode. Maybe the ending is a tiny tiny bit too easy but it's a hard thing to resolve and it certainly doesn't mar it in any way. A+

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    Yeah, "wonderful" is a good way to describe this one. It's one of the few season five episodes that really has a lot of heart in it, and it's really a very sweet and well done examination of Homer and Marge's dynamic. As "easy" as the conclusion may have been, it works and actually makes sense, and this is definitely the best episode that really explores why the two would be together. Plus, it's really funny, including some particular gems that sadly don't make the cut in syndication ("just eat the damn orange!"). A
    Two eyes, two ears, a chin, a mouth, ten fingers, two nipples, a butt, two kneecaps, a penis. I've just described to you the Loch Ness Monster. And the reward for its capture? All the riches in Scotland. So I have one question: why are you here?

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    The thing about this is it's one where Homer is outstandingly stupid and crazy even for him but it works so well, at no point in this episode is he not incredibly endearing and funny despite some of his horrible actions.

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    Homer trying to come up with things to say in the class was so funny. A heartfelt and hilarious episode that doesn't get the mentioning it deserves, but I'm glad people appriciate it here.A

    A tribute to Bart Simpson

    You think THAT's bad? What about that time when I was turned into a Tetris block?

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    Yeh, it was a very pleasant episode to watch and I enjoyed the humour behind Homer turning into a wreck and living in the treehouse after Marge threw him out. The way they got back together was a nice touch as well.

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    This episode is always funny no matter how many times you watch it! Definitely one of the best! A+

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    Very funny, one of my favorite moments when moe is teaching how to break dance fight.

    B+

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    Great episode as stated by numerous people above, heart felt and very funny.

    9/10

    I also find Lisa's meta reference about the large ball of string kinda funny, I mean they thought they had alot of marriage problem episodes back then?!

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    I agree with the others -- a fantastic episode. I also love the scene with Marge in the car, thinking about Homer ("We'll always be together...together...together...") just before it reveals the joke. I wrote a post about this before, but it's one of the best examples of the show being funny and sad at the same time. And I crack up everytime I see Homer proudly telling the town "I have a class to teach!" (Ms. Hoover: "I didn't know we could do that!") 9/10
    "Ah, your flesh mother used to bring me pudding."

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    Flawless episode...should've voted 10/10!

    -"The eating of an orange is a lot like a good marriage"
    -"JUST EAT THE DAMN ORANGE!"

    What can I say, it's episodes like this that have a purely organic story that are often over-looked. With classic quotes and constant belly-laughing humor, who couldn't love this episode?

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    It's a felony to tease the order box A
    I'm just like Krusty!
    I'm Krusty, who are you? by NoHomers.net

    Backdoor Sluts 9 makes Crotch Capers 3 look like Naughty Nurses 2

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    The image of Homer as a teacher makes me howl laughing even thinking about it now. 8/10 or 4/5.

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    I gave a 8/10 it is a good episode but by far not the best


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    I give it a 9/10 for the excellent one-liners and priceless moments.

    "Marge...the door blew shut."
    It also has a sort of tear-jerker ending with Homer at his absolute lowest and most pathetic. As Homer gets his ragged pants caught on the coffee table, it almost brings a tear to my eye...

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    This episode is very underrated. The whole thing is a comedic masterpiece from beginning to end. So many hilarious parts - Moe choking on his own rage, Moe trying to win over Marge and being scared of Homer, Homer hiding in the backseat (I died laughing at that part), Lenny teaching tobacco chewing and Moleman teaching orange eating. A great fast-paced gag episode that keeps you laughing all episode long. The marriage crisis is pretty well done as well, and Homer puts in a convincing argument at the end so it doesn't feel like Marge took him back for nothing. 10/10

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    ^ Yes, it's very underrated.

    Almost perfect episode. 9/10

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    7/10, one of the weakest in Season 5 in my opinion.
    Kids, let me tell you about another so-called ``wicked'' guy. He had long hair and some wild ideas. He didn't always do what other people thought was right. And that man's name was...
    I forget. But the point is... I forget that, too. Marge, you know what I'm talking about. He used to drive that blue car?

    -- Homer's parable of the guy in the blue car, ``Homer the Heretic''

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    It was a good episode but I dont really like the story line of marge almost leaving homer. But I loved the starting 8/10.



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