The Simpsons – ‘Marge Gets a Job’
When the foundation to the Simpsons’ house is need of an expensive repair, Marge takes a position at the power plant where Homer works.
When the Simpsons’ house slides off its foundation, Homer gets an estimate and is flabbergasted to learn it will cost $8,500 to repair. The family does not have enough money to have it fixed, so Marge decides to get a job. While attending a retirement party for one of the employees at the nuclear plant, an announcement is made that there will be a job opening. Marge tells Homer she is going to apply for the job.
Lisa takes a look at Marge’s resume and decides twelve years as a homemaker is not going to get her many job offers. She embellishes it. At her interview, Smithers is impressed with the fact that Marge is conversant at Swahili and hires her on the spot. Homer does not like the fact that he has to see Marge at home and at work. While Marge is at work, Grampa Simpson watches the kids. Mr. Burns sees Marge and is instantly smitten by her. Bart fakes being sick to get out taking a test. The teacher reminds Bart what happened to the little boy who cried wolf. Having never read the book, Bart is not too concerned.
Mr. Burns cannot get his mind off Marge. He arranges for a romantic dinner for just the two of them. To make sure his night with Marge will be unforgettable, Burns has Smithers kidnap Tom Jones to provide the evening’s entertainment. A wolf escapes from “The Krusty the Klown Show” and wanders to the school, where Bart is being forced to take his test. Seeing the wolf, Bart cries wolf, but Mrs. Krabappel thinks Bart is faking another illness and ignores him. Fortunately for Bart, Groundskeeper Willie shows up and wrestles the wolf, allowing Bart a safe escape. When Burns finds out Marge is married, he is crushed. He fires Marge. Homer defends his honor and confronts Burns. Seeing they share a common love for Marge, Burns invites Homer and Marge to enjoy a romantic dinner at his mansion. Marge is thrilled, especially when Tom Jones, still in shackles, shows up to sing.
Source: 20th Century Fox