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A Fish Called Selma 

Washed-up movie star Troy McClure starts dating Selma in an attempt to silence bizarre rumors about his personal life and resuscitate his career.

Director:

Mark Kirkland

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Homer's Brain / Papparazzo / Waiter / Orangutan (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Selma Bouvier / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Chief Wiggum / Carl Carlson / Kermit the Frog / Restaurant Patron / Entertainment Newsanchor / Chimp #2 / Dr. Zaius / Phone Man / Cigarette Man (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Dr. Hibbert / Lenny Leonard / Reverend Lovejoy / Miss Piggy / Chimpanzee #1 (voice)
Jeff Goldblum ... MacArthur Parker (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Troy McClure / Fat Tony (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Laurie / Chimp Nurse (voice)
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Storyline

Washed-up movie star Troy McClure is pulled over for driving without corrective lenses, and forced to go to the DMV to get his eyes checked. While there, he meets Selma, who he asks out for dinner. Spotted by a reporter, he quickly realizes that being seen in public with a woman will grab enough headlines to revitalize his career, leading to a whirlwind romance between him and Selma. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The animators watched several of Jeff Goldblum's films, including The Tall Guy (1989), in order to get a better representation of his performance. See more »

Goofs

The message on the back of Troy's DeLorean is misspelled: "JUST MARRED." See more »

Quotes

Troy: No longer cance I conceal my love, my wimple turtle dove.
Troy: No longer cance I conceal my love, my wimple turtle dove.
[at the same time Troy is saying the exact same line in the film "Muppets go Midevil"]
Selma: Ohhh ohhhhh...
Miss Piggy: Ohhh ohhhhh...
[Miss Piggy same the same thing at the same time]
Troy: Oh, princess fare, wills thou grant me thy dainty hoof in marriage?
Troy: Oh, princess fare, wills thou grant me thy dainty hoof in marriage?
[...]
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Connections

Featured in The Cinema Snob: Brazilian Planet of the Apes (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
Composed by Richard Wagner
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The Best of Troy McClure,
15 April 2014 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

A Fish Called Selma is a brilliant Simpsons episode with a very well written storyline and loads of hilarious scenes.The episode is a fan favourite and it is no surprise why,there are so many memorable quotes within only twenty minutes.It is without a doubt Troy McClure's best episode,pretty sure anything he's said over the course of the first ten seasons (Rest in Peace Phil Hartman) is pure gold,but in this episode he is in the center and gets the most lines,and basically every line is outstanding.The highlight of the episode is without a doubt the Planet of the Apes musical,I appreciated those musical numbers when I saw this episode as a child,but watching it now after actually seeing Planet of the Apes,I get it so much more and enjoy it so much more,certainly one of the most memorable moments of the entire series,and that's saying a lot.A Fish Called Selma is a classic episode that all Simpsons fans will love.

Selma starts dating famous actor Troy McClure and before she knows it they are married,but the "true love" myth be too good to be true.


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