Synopsis by Mark Deming
Homer Simpson (voice of Dan Castellaneta) decides to try his hand at the stock market in order to make the most of his savings, but while he does well in the short term on pumpkin futures, he gets the mistaken idea they'll hit their peak in January; shortly after Halloween, the bottom has fallen out of the pumpkin market, and Homer is broke. Not sure how to make the monthly mortgage payment, Homer is forced to ask his hated sisters-in-law, Patti and Selma (both voiced by Julie Kavner), for a loan. Patti and Selma agree, but only under the condition that they get to treat Homer however they wish, while Homer makes them promise that they never tell Marge (voice of Julie Kavner). While the loan gets Homer out of a bind, before long he's wondering just how much abuse he can take. Meanwhile, Bart (voice of Yeardley Smith) shows up late for school the day he has to choose a Physical Education class, and to his horror, he discovers only one class is left -- ballet. While Bart cringes at the prospect of doing something as "sissy" as ballet dancing, his instructor (voice of Susan Sarandon) sees great promise in him, and soon he's the star dancer of the class. But does Bart have the nerve to perform a recital before the school's student body? "Homer vs. Patty and Selma" also features a cameo appearance from Mel Brooks; the episode first aired on February 26, 1995.