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Take My Wife, Sleaze

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Season 11 Episode
233 "Eight Misbehavin'"
"Take My Wife, Sleaze"
"Grift of the Magi" 235
"Take My Wife, Sleaze"
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Episode Information
Episode number: 234
Season number: S11 E8
Production code: BABF05
Original airdate: November 28, 1999
Chalkboard gag: "I can't see dead people"
Couch gag: The Simpsons sit on the couch, but get sucked inside and come out as shredded paper.
Guest star(s): John Goodman as Meathook
Henry Winkler as Ramrod
Jay North as himself
NRBQ as themselves
Jan Hooks as Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon
Showrunner: Mike Scully
Written by: John Swartzwelder
Directed by: Neil Affleck
DVD features

"Take My Wife, Sleaze" is the eighth episode of season 11 of The Simpsons and the two-hundred and thirty-fourth episode overall. It originally aired on November 28, 1999. The episode was written by John Swartzwelder and directed by Neil Affleck. It guest stars John Goodman as Meathook, Henry Winkler as Ramrod, Jay North as himself, NRBQ as themselves and Jan Hooks as Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon.


"Homer and Marge win a motorcycle in a dance contest. Homer decides to form his own motorcycle gang called "Hell's Satans". But there's just one problem - the name is already taken, and when the two gangs encounter one another, trouble ensues."


The Simpsons are watching Guinness Book of World Records on TV. Lisa thinks the show is weird as there are stupid records now, such as the man with the least faces, none. An advert comes on advertising a new 50's styles restaurant named Greaser's Cafe. Bart and Lisa ask to go there and Marge and Homer also think it is a good idea. However, Homer says they will go next month, which they do.

While at the restaurant, the owner, Wolfguy Jack, holds a nightly dance competition where the prize is a Vintage 1955 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Homer and Marge enter and win the motorbike after doing all sorts of crazy dance moves.

Homer doesn't know how to ride a motorcycle so Bart teaches him. After learning how to ride, Homer forms a motorbike gang with Moe, Lenny, Carl and Ned. They call themselves the Hell's Satans and cause havoc around Springfield, getting pictures in a motorbike magazine. Unfortunately, this alerts another motorcycle gang, also named the Hell's Satans, led by Meathook, who come to 742 Evergreen Terrace and trash the house and threaten Homer. They later kidnap Marge and leave.

Homer goes after them and ends up at Poppa Wheelie's, a biker bar, where NRBQ were playing. He gets thrown out and beaten three times after unsuccessfully finding where Marge was.

Meanwhile, Marge finds out that none of the Hell's Satans found her attractive, although she thought that Ramrod did. Homer eventually found out where their camp was and fought Meathook for Marge, eventually winning the fight after knocking Meathook down after effortlessly fighting while swinging motorcycles like swords.

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Season 11 Episodes
Beyond Blunderdome Brother's Little Helper Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? Treehouse of Horror X E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder Eight Misbehavin' Take My Wife, Sleaze Grift of the Magi Little Big Mom Faith Off The Mansion Family Saddlesore Galactica Alone Again, Natura-Diddily Missionary: Impossible Pygmoelian Bart to the Future Days of Wine and D'oh'ses Kill the Alligator and Run Last Tap Dance in Springfield It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge Behind the Laughter