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
Did You Know?
This was not the last time the series would reference Ayn Rand
, especially in the context of Maggie's daycare. In the episode "Four Great Women and a Manicure," Maggie was portrayed as "Maggie Roark," based on Howard Roark, the hero of The Fountainhead. The theatrical short The Longest Daycare
(2012) has Maggie returning to the Ayn Rand Day Care Center, as does the couch gag from "Moonshine River". 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 am not an easy director to work for. While directing "Hats Off to Hanukkah," I reduced more than one cast member to tears. Did I expect too much from fourth graders?
Referenced in The Longest Daycare
Written by Janis Ian See more