Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on May 12, 2018
Home and Marge's marriage isn't the perfect relationship it sometimes seems to be on The Simpsons! Subscribe to our channel: http://goo.gl/ho3Hg6
For as long as it’s been around, The Simpsons has been one of the most beloved television shows in history. While few might envy the family’s lifestyle, there are those who would argue that Homer and Marge’s marriage is the ideal example everyone should aspire to. It makes sense. After all, they’re endlessly supportive of one another, sticking together through the good times and the bad. But if you delve a little deeper, you’ll notice there are dark undercurrents to their relationship. In fact, one of the most enduring staples of the series is Homer jeopardizing his and Marge’s marriage in one way or another.
Early in the first season, one of Homer’s solutions to fixing his family is taking them all to shock therapy. Marge is stuck with the burden of taking care of Homer and the kids, and even when she does get a break, she realizes she can’t stay away too long without things going wrong. Homer might spend more time at Moe’s Tavern than he does at home with his family. Right from the get-go, neither of their dads approved of their marriage and actively discouraged them from being together. And though Marge disapproves of Homer’s bad behavior, more often than not, she takes a passive approach and allows him to get away with everything. You might even be shocked to learn that Homer and Marge have spent just as much time divorced as they’ve been married.
As much as we might not want to admit it, it’s possible that Homer and Marge’s marriage is not as wonderful as it first appears.