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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Mrs. Sinclair is reading "The Fountainhead Diet," a reference to Ayn Rand
's novel The Fountainhead. A poster in the daycare center reads "A is A," which is the title of the last section of Atlas Shrugged. Another poster, "Helping is Futile," reflects her philosophy. 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
My name is Helen Lovejoy and I'll be playing Stella.
I am Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. I play Steve.
My name is Otto. I'm playing Pablo.
Lionel Hutz, Attorney at Law. I'm filing a class-action suit against the director on behalf of everyone who was cut from the play. I also play Mitch.
I'm Marge Simpson, I'll be playing Blanche. I made some peanut butter brownies for everyone.
[Sinclair takes one and eats it
Well, would anyone else like a bite of banality?
Referenced in The Simpsons: Hit & Run
Written by Jeff Martin
Performed by Harry Shearer See more