| Frame Up
| TV Show Information
Frame Up is a reality TV show which airs on Fox and is produced in Springfield. The Man with the braces is the host, and Carmen Electra was a guest co-host for at least one episode (the one in which Homer and Marge appeared).
The format of Frame Up seems to be as follows:
- The unwitting participants are manipulated into a situation where if a crime is committed, they will be suspects.
- The crime is staged, and an evidence trail left that incriminates the participants.
- The participants are arrested, given a show trial, found guilty, and sentenced appropriately.
- The ruse is revealed for maximum shock value.
Frame Up has been criticized for the following reasons:
- Wasting the time and resources of the criminal justice system.
- Toying with people's lives for the sake of TV ratings.
Homer's and Marge's appearance
Homer and Marge were the participants: They were framed for the murder of Mrs. Bellamy and sentenced to die in the electric chair. The charges against Marge were later dropped and she was freed, leaving only Homer under a death sentence. At the appointed time, Homer was strapped into the chair, about to be executed. When the chair's switch was thrown, instead of Homer being electrocuted, a curtain was raised revealing a TV studio, the hosts, and the audience. "Mrs. Bellamy" came onto the stage, showing that she wasn't dead, and then removed a disguise, showing herself to have actually been Carmen Electra all along. After the shock died down, Chief Wiggum voiced a protest about how much time the police and courts spent on what wasn't even a real case, and a relieved-but-disgusted Homer lectured Carmen Electra about toying with peoples' lives.
Behind the Laughter
- Frame Up is a parody of reality television in general.