The Simpsons – ‘I’m With Cupid’
Apu showers his wife with Valentine’s Day surprises… making men throughout Springfield look like cheapskates.
As he prepares for bed, Bart asks Marge for her help in constructing a working model of the human digestive system. Marge agrees to assist—only to learn that the school project is due the following day. Marge makes a trip to the Kwik-E-Mart, where Apu assists her. In a gesture of gratitude for hosting his wedding, Apu invites Marge to have dinner with he and his wife, Manjula. As the dinner gets underway, Manjula expresses confusion when she finds out that Homer doesn’t work eighteen hours a day like her husband. She concludes that Apu works long hours so that he need not spend time with her. An argument erupts, and Homer and Marge decide to leave.
The next day, Homer stops by the Kwik-E-Mart, where he peruses Valentine’s Day cards. Apu tells Homer that his wife is still on the warpath. Homer suggests that he take advantage of the holiday by purchasing Manjula a card. Apu dismisses the idea, as he believes a card alone will not appease his wife. He decides instead to display his feelings in an extravagant fashion for an entire week. As word of Apu’s efforts begins to spread, women throughout Springfield grow increasingly envious. They begin pressuring their loved ones for similar attention and gifts. At Moe’s bar, a group of disgruntled men voice their irritation. Homer suggests they blame Apu for their plight.
Homer and his male cohorts stake out Apu’s apartment and plot to terminate his next Valentine’s Day surprise… once they determine what that is. After following Apu around town for hours, the men grow increasingly frustrated. Eventually, Apu ends up at the airport. The men rush inside a terminal, where they encounter Elton John disembarking from a private airplane. The men conclude that Apu hired the British rock star to sing to Manjula. Homer tricks John into thinking that he is his driver. Homer and the other men then treat the rocker to drinks at an airport bar. Moments later, Wiggum notices Apu talking to a skywriting pilot named Fantastic Dan. The men conclude that Apu’s next Valentine is a message written in the sky. Homer manages to catch up to Fantastic Dan’s airplane as it taxis down a runway. As the plane soars through the sky, Homer pounds the smoke canister with his foot. The plane spells out “I © U,” but as a result of Homer’s tampering, the message is followed by a Rorschach-like cloud. Women throughout Springfield see the message in the sky… and each concludes it was meant for them. The plane flies upside down, causing Homer to dangle precariously by his ankles. Fantastic Dan then steers the aircraft over a field and cocoons Homer in roses. Homer grabs hold of a clothesline in his backyard and spins several times, flinging the roses in a pile at Marge’s feet. Marge mistakes the mishap for a Valentine’s Day treat. She kisses Homer tenderly. Later, Elton John sings for Apu and Manjula.
Source: 20th Century Fox
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