Marge wins the lead in a musical production of "A Streetcar Named Desire", in which Ned Flanders plays Stanley Kowalski. Marge is infuriated by Homer's brutishness and insensitivity during preproduction, until he sees the play and reveals to Marge that he has grasped its meaning. While rehearsing, Marge sticks Maggie in the Ayn Rand Day Care Center, where her pacifier is immediately taken from her, and a la "The Great Escape", she must struggle to win it back. Written by
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Many people objected to the lyrics in the New Orleans song from the episode "A Streetcar Named Marge". In response to this, Bart's lines on the chalkboard the next week read "I will not defame New Orelans." See more
In response to Marge staying in character as Blanche DuBois in order to rehearse, Bart also "goes into character" by adopting a Cockney (East London) accent and vocabulary. But "gulliver" which Bart uses for "head" is not authentic Cockney (the correct word is "loaf") but Nadsat, the fictional argot invented by Anthony Burgess for his novel "A Clockwork Orange". This probably shows Bart's ignorance of the culture he's trying to ape. See more
[after Llewellyn introduces himself
Hmm, maybe I should have taken a nice calligraphy class.
Oh, forget it, that Mr. Takahashi's a lunatic!
Referenced in The Simpsons: Hit & Run
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