Video for interpersonal comm: Roles

‘The Simpsons’: Season 6, episode 23

A lot of interesting things happen with regard to roles in this episode. Marge becomes a police officer. Homer assumes this means that he can break the law without consequence. This creates several scenes of conflict until Marge is forced to arrest him.

The role competence is particularly interesting as Marge wrestles with the conflicting goals of her roles as wife and police officer. The fact that he challenges her authority publicly is also a factor, as we see that Marge would likely react differently if there was not an audience.

I used the scenes starting with the poker game up to when she arrests him at the Kwik-E-Mart.

Photo courtesy Simpsons Wiki. Link to episode description:


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