There’s Something About Marrying, the 10th episode of season 16 and the 345th overall, was first broadcasted on February 20, 2005 with a script by J. Stewart Burns and directed by Nancy Kruse.
Springfield legalizes gay marriage and Homer becomes a minister to perform same sex weddings in his garage. It leads to Patty coming out and announcing she plans to get married to a woman named Veronica. Marge then realizes that Veronica is actually a man dressed as a woman but decides to not tell Patty about it and she eventually finds out at the end of the episode about Veronica’s secret.
This was the first time an animated series focused an episode on same sex marriage, which, even today, is a hot topic in the world. That’s what I liked the most about the episode is that did something very groundbreaking and did it incredibly well. It’s not the first time the series has dealt with gay issues, they’ve done it twice before with “Homer’s Phobia” and “Three Gays Of The Condo”.
I’m one of those people that was happy to see that gay people finally have the right to be married, we’ve come a long way from where we were 20 years ago and just the idea that people object to something like this still after all these years made me mad. If two people of the same sex can love each other in the way that two people of the opposite sex can, then I don’t see what the problem is. At least some states have come around like New York, Massachusettes, and just recently California to approve of same sex marriages and even TV shows have gotten pass their beliefs with Mitchell and Cameron on Modern Family and recently when Conan O’Brien officiated a same sex wedding on his show when it went to New York.
Going back to the episode, I was very pleased that the series did a great job of making a story around a hot topic like same sex marriage and made the episode as a whole work really well. This is one of my favorite recent episodes of the series.
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