Episode 14 – Principal Charming
Couch Gag – This time the couch turns into a roll out bed so they can lay and watch the television.
Plot Synopsis – After attending a co-worker’s wedding, Selma begins to fear she will die alone. However, when Homer tries to set her up with Principal Skinner, he falls for Patty instead.
What is going on really – When Homer wants to try a new BBQ all you can eat restaurant, this calls for Marge to need to call on Patty and Selma to babysit after a wedding they have attended. After this Selma is feeling unloved wishing she could meet someone, turning to Marge for help.
Homer gets assigned with the task of finding a man for Selma in full Terminator mode which has plenty of extra laughs, Bart decides to learn about science pulling off his biggest prank to date with Skinner (doing a full Hitchcock references going up the stairs).
This brings Homer into see Principal Skinner his prime candidate for Selma, but the plan backfires when Skinner falls for Patty. What follows is Seymour being madly in love and Patty finally letting him in with Selma’s loneliness growing and the school falling apart while he is distracted.
Final Thoughts – This episode is a much deeper episode than we have seen before, one because we focus on a story mostly outside the main Simpson family and two because it does address loneliness in a certain age. I did like this episode a lot, I feel this episode gave the show the chance to have episode about other people in Springfield not just the main family.