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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This is the last episode to be produced by Klasky-Csuop company. All animation from this point on has been by Film Roman company. 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
I haven't been in a play since high school, and I thought it would be a good chance to meet some other adults.
You know, I spend all day alone with Maggie, and sometimes it's like I don't even exist.
Spoofs All That Jazz
I Am Just a Simple Paper Boy
Written by Jeff Martin
Performed by Hank Azaria See more