When the TV goes out, Marge tells the kids how she and Homer met. In high school, Homer smokes and skips class, while Marge campaigns for womens' rights. Both end up in detention, where Homer instantly falls in love with her.
To get to know her better, Homer asks Marge to tutor him for French, even though he doesn't take the subject. they stay up till late, having a good time, but when Homer is honest and reveals his plan, Marge storms out. However, Homer thinks he still has a date for the prom.
The next day, Marge is asked to the prom by Artie Ziff, the school nerd. She accepts, but on prom night, both Homer and Artie turn up at Marge's house. Marge goes to the prom with Artie. After the prom however, Artie tries to get romantic with Marge, and she asks to be taken home. On the way, they pass Homer walking home in the mud, and Marge returns to pick him up, realizing that she should have gone to the prom with Homer.