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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First appearance and speaking role of Dr Marvin Monroe in many years. The actor portraying him says the voice is physically painful to perform and they scratched the character early on in the series. See more »


When Homer finds the Ambulance at his second job, the stand used to inflate the inflatable mascot disappears when Homer reaches the Ambulance. See more »


[Marge has written a book based on her and Homer]
Lisa: Dad will be upset when he reads that book.
Bart: He'll never read it.
Lisa: What if they make a movie out of it?
Bart: He'll never see it.
Lisa: What if they make a parody of it on Mad TV?
Bart: We're doomed!
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References Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) See more »

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