As the Simpsons watch a pair of film critics review the latest, ultraviolent McBain film, the TV blows out. To entertain the kids, Homer and Marge tell the story of how they met. We flash back to 1974, where Marge’s hair is down and she is the object of affection of a class brain, Artie Ziff. Homer is enthralled when he first sees Marge and joins the debate team to get closer to her, but he is over matched by the brainier Artie. When the prom time comes, Marge goes out with Artie, leaving Homer to fend for himself. At the prom, Barney streaks, Artie and Marge are crowned King and Queen and a lonely Homer walks home in the mud. But Artie tries to get fresh with Marge, who dumps him and picks Homer up. He reveals to her that she is the love of his life and he’s never going to let her go - which he never does.