Simpsons Did It!: “Selma’s Choice”


This episode of The Simpsons is named after a movie where a woman is forced by Nazis to choose which of her two children will be immediately killed.

Nothing that happens in this episode is anywhere near as depressingly awful as that.

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Simpsons Did It!: “The Otto Show”


According to the producers of The Simpsons, Fox wanted a spin-off for Otto Mann, the school bus driver for Springfield Elementary.  The producers weren’t too keen on the idea.

Otto got a single spotlight episode, and after that he more or less faded into the background.  Oh well.  Maybe the Fox executives had the same sort of realization Otto himself had when he stopped to think about how his father told him he’d never amount to anything if he just goofed off playing the guitar all through high school.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Black Widower”


Selma Bouvier does not want to die alone.  We got a sense of that when Principal Skinner was courting her more hostile sister Patty, but Selma makes plenty of bad romantic decisions entirely on her own.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Principal Charming”


Up until this point, Marge’s sisters Patty and Selma seem to have been fairly interchangeable.

That will change now.

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