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Pin Gal

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Season 34 Episode
744 "Hostile Kirk Place"
"Pin Gal"
"Fan-ily Feud" 746
"Pin Gal"
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Episode Information
Episode number: 745
Season number: S34 E17
Production code: OABF10
Original airdate: March 19, 2023
Title screen: Chief Wiggum uses a zipline but gets stuck on it. The zipline then snaps.
Couch gag: A box containing dolls of the Simpsons and a couch is placed down and emptied. A dog then comes along and chews on the Homer doll.
Guest star(s): Albert Brooks as Jacques
Fred Armisen as Terrence
Showrunner: Al Jean
Written by: Jeff Westbrook
Directed by: Chris Clements

"Pin Gal" is the seventeenth episode of season 34 of The Simpsons and the seven-hundred and forty-fifth episode overall. It originally aired on March 19, 2023. The episode was written by Jeff Westbrook and directed by Chris Clements. It guest stars Fred Armisen as Terrence and Albert Brooks as Jacques.


"A mysterious figure from Marge's past returns to coach her for a bowling tournament."


Homer is watching Channel 6 News which reports that Barney's Bowlarama is closing forever. Homer is shocked by this news and goes to Moe's Tavern to mourn it with his fellow Pin Pals. They then decide to try and do something about it and go to the Bowlarama to convince the owner to not close down. However, he says that he already sold the business to Terrence. Terrence tells the Pin Pals that he likes the retro look of the Bowlarama but doesn't like bowling, so he's going to turn it into a hipster hangout instead. Homer asks Terrence to give him one week to turn the business around and show that people enjoy bowling, to which he agrees.

At dinner, Homer complains about attendance barely being up, and then asks Marge for help. Marge tells Homer that bowling is his thing, and she doesn't do it. Marge then remembers the time she used to bowl with Jacques and tries to tell Homer about it, although he gets Marge to stop. Homer and Marge then go bowling, where Homer finds out that Marge is actually good at it. After Marge plays a great game, Terrence makes an offer to Marge; if she can beat a bowler that he chooses, the bowling alley will stay open. Marge accepts the offer and starts to prepare.

When practicing at the Bowlarama, Marge notices a picture of Jacques on the wall and starts bowling badly as a result. Homer decides that Marge needs a bowling coach and brings Jacques to train her. Jacques tells Marge that he doesn't want to help her in an attempt to get together with her, but only in a professional way. Jacques then begins training Marge, whilst also trying to seduce her. He tells Marge that the day she was supposed to go to him, he prepared himself to kiss her, but she never showed and he ended up kissing a delivery driver instead. Whilst Grampa is watching Marge and Jacques together, he tells Homer that something is going on between them and starts looking into Jacques, with the help of his friends.

Later, Grampa shows Homer Jacques' Facebook page, which has many pictures of him getting intimate with his female bowling students. Homer then goes to confront Jacques at his apartment in Fiesta Terrace and finds that the apartment is decorated with pictures of Marge everywhere. Homer and Jacques then begin to fight whilst Homer tries to find out how far he and Marge had gone. Marge then comes into the apartment and tells Homer that nothing happened between them and told Homer about the time she and Jacques bowled together. Homer and Marge then left the apartment together.

The day of the bowling match comes around and Terrence reveals that Marge's opponent will be Jacques. The two of them play a close game until Marge ends up winning by one point. As everyone celebrates, Jacques is arrested to be deported to Paris as he was in the USA on an expired bowling visa. Terrence then agrees to keep one lane of the bowling alley open, with a three month waiting list for its use. Homer then realizes that Marge does love him after all. When Marge asks if there was any doubt, the entire crowd responded with "yes!"

Behind the Laughter[edit]

In other languages[edit]

Language Name Translation
Italy Flag.png Italiano "Una pupa tra i birilli" A gal among the pins



Promo videos[edit]

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