Marge and Homer wind up at a curling rink when their plans for a date night fall through. They both discover their innate talent for the sport - particularly Marge, who has years of experience sweeping floors. Agnes and Seymour Skinner invite Marge and Homer to join their team. Agnes, however, cautions Marge not to let emotions get in the way of winning, relating how a fetal kick by an unborn Seymour foiled her chances at winning gold in pole vault at the Helsinki summer olympics in 1952. Nevertheless, the Simpson-Skinner team qualifies to compete in the demonstration sport of mixed-doubles curling at the Vancouver 2010 winter olympics. When they arrive in Vancouver, Homer overhears Agnes state that she wants Homer off the team. Marge insists she can compensate for his weak throws, but injures her right shoulder while sweeping. She is told that she will never curl again and that the American curling team must concede defeat to Sweden. Marge reveals that she is left-handed and by sweeping with her left arm, leads her team to victory. At the end, she and Homer agree that they had a great date night. 
 
Meanwhile, Lisa discovers she enjoys collecting olympic mascot pins but her interest in them quickly spirals out of control. She trades her pearl necklace to a vendor in exchange for a pin from the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France. When Bart discovers Lisa busking on a street corner, he decides to retrieve her necklace. He tricks the pin vendor with "Fatov", the mascot from the 2014 olympics in Sochi, but this mascot is really Homer's jowls, clipped from his driver's license. Bart gives Lisa her pearls and offers to help her kick her pin-collecting addiction.

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The Simpsons Season 21

# Title Air Date
The Simpsons
21:9 Thursdays with Abie Jan 3, 2009
21:1 Homer the Whopper Sep 27, 2009
21:2 Bart Gets a 'Z' Oct 4, 2009
21:3 The Great Wife Hope Oct 11, 2009
21:4 Treehouse of Horror XX Oct 18, 2009
21:5 The Devil Wears Nada Nov 15, 2009
21:6 Pranks and Greens Nov 22, 2009
21:7 Rednecks and Broomsticks Nov 29, 2009
21:8 O Brother, Where Bart Thou? Dec 13, 2009
21:10 Once Upon a time in Springfield Jan 10, 2010
21:11 Million Dollar Maybe Jan 31, 2010
21:12 Boy Meets Curl Feb 14, 2010
21:13 The Color Yellow Feb 21, 2010
21:14 Postcards from the Wedge Mar 14, 2010
21:15 Stealing First Base Mar 21, 2010
21:16 The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed Mar 28, 2010
21:17 American History X-cellent Apr 11, 2010
21:18 Chief of Hearts Apr 18, 2010
21:19 The Squirt and the Whale Apr 25, 2010
21:20 To Surveil With Love May 2, 2010
21:21 Moe Letter Blues May 9, 2010
21:22 The Bob Next Door May 16, 2010
21:23 Judge Me Tender May 23, 2010

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