Marge is inspired to write a novel, but the storyline of the book (a fat, mean husband, and a handsome, sweet neighbor) makes Homer jealous.



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Car Buyer / Comic Book Guy / Moe Szyslak / Apu (voice)
Himself (voice)
Herself (voice)
Herself (voice)
Thomas Pynchon ...
Himself (voice)
Car Buyer (voice)
Phone Voice / Esme Delacroix (voice)
Helen Lovejoy (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
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After he gets fired at the plant, Homer gets a job as a car salesman. There he comes across an old ambulance and decides to become an ambulance driver. Not hindered by any medical knowledge Homer starts his new job. Marge also found a new pastime: writing. She writes a book and manages to get it published. It's the talk of the town, not in the least because the book's not very flattering about Homer and suggests a love connection between Flanders and Marge. Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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25 January 2004 (USA)  »

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When Homer is ordering at the Krusty Burger drive-through the total of the menu items add up to $33.47. However, at the bottom of the menu they offer 'all of the above for $39.95'. See more »


When Homer is at his second job as a car salesman, he uses a plug to make the inflatable mascot to work. When the inflatable mascot rips of and floats off into the sky, the shot afterward shows the plug is now gone. See more »


Homer Simpson: [singing to the tune of Gary Numan's 'Cars'] Here in my car/ I am cleaning out blood/ Some of it's mine/ But most of it's not/ Here's Marge.
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References Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) See more »

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