“Go up to the attic, there’s a whole trunk of clothes up there.” – Homer Simpson
The above is yet another one of those little moments on The Simpsons where they came up with a funny concept, and then honed it to triple-ply comedy perfection that takes only a few seconds. Note the tears along the sleeves, shoulder and waist, Homer has ruined Marge’s carefully preserved wedding dress (was this before or after he used it to wax the car?), all because he doesn’t know how, or just doesn’t want, to do a simple load of laundry. Moreover, he’s clearly getting into it. Not only is he wearing the garter, holding the bouquet, and has the flower/veil thing on his head, but he lifts the dress as he descends the stairs, daintily sniffs the flowers, and hums Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus” to himself. He wanted to wear the wedding dress, and so he did.