My Big Fat Geek Wedding
Couch gag: The Simpsons are poured onto a couch from a Play-Doh dispenser
Director: Mark Kirkland
Matt Groening as himself
Synopsis: It’s the big day for Skinner and Mrs Krabappel, but who has cold feet and a rebound romance?
Discussion: I dunno, there’s something missing from this ep. It should be full of laughs or sweet moments but instead, just feels like the writers thought they should do a wedding episode but couldn’t really decide how it should go. To analyse, we need to start at the beginning…
Skinner and Mrs K are getting married. It was referenced in yesterday’s episode when they were seen planning their gift registry. However, Skinner has cold feet, Mrs K freaks out and the wedding is cancelled. Sure, I can buy that. They were an odd couple anyway, and marriage doesn’t really suit either of them (which room of the marital home would Agnes Skinner occupy?)
The bachelor/bachelorette parties are awesome. They could not have been done better. Chief Wiggum as a stripper cop? Does anyone remember Danny DeVito as a stripper cop in Friends? Bingo.
Anyhoo, Edna hooking up with Comic Book Guy. I’m sorry you had to see that. Let’s quickly move on.
Homer and Marge as Cyrano to Skinner and Edna… well OK, that was kinda cute, as was Bart et al serenading Edna while she was tucked under a Spiderman shirt. Again, apologies for having to see Comic Book Guy’s Superman tatt on his butt.
This leads us to a Kilngon wedding and Skinner not in a Cat-man suit as promised. It’s all so horribly wrong, I don’t know where to begin. Thankfully, it’s over and I don’t have to watch it again. Phew.
Whatever this episode was trying to achieve, I don’t think it quite got there. It’s confused, convoluted and short on the gags. It’s almost redeemed by Agnes’ line to Seymour, “You look like a Malaysian transsexual.” She’s right, he does.