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The Real Housewives of Fat Tony

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Season 22 Episode
482 "The Great Simpsina"
483
"The Real Housewives of Fat Tony"
"Homer Scissorhands" 484
"I like you. I don't know whether to knock you on your kisser, or kiss you on your knockers."
Fat Tony to Selma
The Real Housewives of Fat Tony
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Episode Information
Episode Number: 483
Production Code: NABF12
Original Airdate: May 1, 2011
Couch Gag: The Simpsons come onto the couch and the camera zooms out revealing a video cover. It zooms out again to show the exterior of a video rental store, which is wrecked by a giant ball which has swung from a bulldozer.
Title Screen: Maggie flies across on a paper aeroplane.
Special Guest Voices: Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony
Show Runner(s): Al Jean
Written By: Dick Blasucci
Directed By: Lance Kramer


"The Real Housewives of Fat Tony" is the nineteenth episode of the twenty-second season of The Simpsons. It originally aired on May 1, 2011.

Synopsis[edit]

"Fat Tony and Selma, Marge's painfully blunt sister, fall in love and get married after a whirlwind courtship. Marge has her reservations about the couple's marriage after Selma begins to prioritize her looks and ritzy new lifestyle over her family, so Fat Tony invites Homer and Marge to a weekend getaway at the Jersey Shore. Meanwhile, Bart discovers a special talent that allows him to detect the location of truffles by smell, and Lisa jumps at the chance to capitalize on the rare culinary treasures."


Plot[edit]

Homer, Bart and Lisa are waiting in line at the DMV to get Homer's driving license renewed. Bart spots Noiseland Arcade across the street, which prompts Homer to leave Bart and Lisa in the line and go there himself. Bart gets mad at Homer, because he went to a birthday party he was invited to. When Homer returns, Bart and Lisa give their spot in line to Fat Tony, as Homer left Bart and Lisa standing in line at a boring DMV, wasting their last day of summer vacation. After Selma refuses to process Fat Tony's form and save his spot in line, Tony's mob bags her when she goes outside to smoke. They throw her in the boot of the car, and the Louie and Legs tell each other that Selma weighs more than a safe filled with cash that is also in the back. In the forest, Bart and Lisa each get each other's germs on each other from licking the wrong side of their lollipop, and after an hour, Bart sniffs out truffles which are growing in the roots. Lisa is surprised at this, and gives the truffles to Luigi, who is also out looking for truffles with Spider-Pig. Luigi makes a deal with Bart that if he can find more truffles, he will be given "top dollar" for them and given the best table at the restaurant.

At an abandoned warehouse near the ocean, Fat Tony's mob un-bags Selma, and Fat Tony asks her what part of her body she wants to be cut off first. Selma demands that she has liposuction. After a few choice words, Fat Tony agrees with Selma. Selma shows off her new look and Tony tells his mob to leave with the doctor, as he wants some private time with Selma. At 742 Evergreen Terrace, Marge can't keep looking at Selma, and when Homer comes in bad-mouthing her, Fat Tony arrives. Homer starts stuttering and explains that he was complimenting her. Tony knew what was going on and forgives Homer if he draws a portrait of Patty. Homer's drawings turn out bad, and he can't keep helping himself to draw her as a monster. On their date, Fat Tony proposes to Selma, while Louie and Legs drown a member, and sings a song which makes the agents in the FBI van put Selma on the mob hierarchy. In the woods, Lisa forces Bart to search for more truffles, as big as Cletus' new baby's head. At the wedding ceremony, Marge get mad at Selma for putting her at the table with the low-lifes, and the two fall out during the photo-taking. Fat Tony saw what Selma and Marge are going through, and invites Homer and Marge to stay with them at his new mansion on the Jersey Shore. Back in the woods, Lisa is getting tired with Bart and argues that his scent of smell for truffles is failing. As Bart tries to storm off, he trips and knocks his head against a tree, knocking himself out. When Bart wakes up, he is treated like a dog from Lisa and forced to look for truffles. Bart gets a scent, which leads to a closet in Lisa's bedroom. Lisa explains that she ate the truffles because vegetarian food is so boring and bland. She tells Bart to give it to someone who deserves it, and Bart chooses Spider-Pig. Unfortunately, Bart realizes he's made the wrong choice when Spider-Pig then goes haywire, eating anything that includes truffles throughout the restaurant.

Arriving at Fat Tony's mansion, Marge doesn't think it's a good idea to stay with him and Selma, but Homer does. Fat Tony introduces his nephews and niece to Homer and Marge, but when Marge stumbles into Selma, all made-over, they have another falling out. While Homer is forced to chug a whole keg of beer, Selma tells Marge about Fat Tony and Homer's growing relationship. Selma, Marge, Homer and Fat Tony "start over" by enjoying themselves in a hot tub. Afterwards, Homer and Marge are trying to find their room, when they hear Fat Tony talk to Louie and Legs and the two realize Tony has a "goomar" or another mistress. Marge and Homer tell Selma, and Marge immediately wants to leave. Homer doesn't want to, but Marge forces him to. After offering Homer several pool-noodles, Fat Tony gets an un-welcome visit from Selma, who is angry with him for having two wives. Suddenly, Fat Tony's real wife walks in, or in fact crashes through the fence in a car at high speeds. The angry woman then exclaims that this "other woman" is the goomar, although Selma seems to differ. Tony explains that if Selma knew Italian, she would know about the "goomar" business. His real wife then shouts that Fat Tony missed her open house because of Selma, and Selma gets into a fight with her. Homer and Marge get out of the way, by going in the tanning bed together.

Production[edit]

"The Real Housewives of Fat Tony" was written by Dick Blasucci and directed by Lance Kramer. Joe Mantegna guest stars. Mantegna reprised his role as Fat Tony, for his second appearance in season 22, his first being in "Donnie Fatso". Julie Kavner (who also voices Marge) provided the voices for twins Patty and Selma. It should be noted that this is the first time that Kavner has reprised her role as Patty and Selma since the season 21 episode, "Moe Letter Blues".

Reception[edit]

The episode received 6.109 million viewers and a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 key demographic - considerably better ratings then the previous episode, "The Great Simpsina". "The Real Housewives of Fat Tony" also received mixed reviews from critics, who claimed that "the episode started off with a quality bit at the DMV, but quickly went downhill from there." [1] The A.V. Club gave the episode a very negative review and later criticized Dick Blasucci's capabilities of writing as in his opinion, that he is not funny. Abrams gave praise to the subplot however calling it "decent."

It should be noted that due to the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden, which caused all schedules to be turned upside down, the episode was not seen in its regular time slot in the Pacific Time Zone.

References[edit]


Season 22 Episodes
Elementary School Musical Loan-a Lisa MoneyBart Treehouse of Horror XXI Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life The Fool Monty How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window? The Fight Before Christmas Donnie Fatso Moms I'd Like to Forget Flaming Moe Homer the Father The Blue and the Gray Angry Dad: The Movie The Scorpion's Tale A Midsummer's Nice Dreams Love Is a Many-Strangled Thing The Great Simpsina The Real Housewives of Fat Tony Homer Scissorhands 500 Keys The Ned-liest Catch