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Marge Be Not Proud 

Marge's relationship with Bart is strained when he is caught shoplifting before Christmas.



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Comic Book Guy / Luigi / Store Santa (voice)
Krusty Christmas Special Announcer / Donkey Kong (voice)
Troy McClure (voice)
Don Brodka (voice)
Boy in Commercial / Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice)
Girl in Commercial (voice)
Luann Van Houten / Gavin's Mom (voice)


Bart is caught shop-lifting a video game from a store. He is barred from the store, but when Marge visits it with Bart in tow, the gung-ho store detective tells her of her son's misdemeanor and they grow apart. Eventually, Bart gives her a Christmas present, which she fears he has stolen, but when she discovers it is a framed picture of himself paid for in full, she is overjoyed, and gives him a video game, though sadly it is a golf instruction video, and not the game he desperately wanted. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

17 December 1995 (USA)  »

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| (seasons 3-19)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Milhouse brags that the game, "Bonestorm" is impressive and all he has done is enter his name; to which he enters "Thrillhouse," rather than his actual name. But the space for the amount of letters for the name only allows it to read, "Thrillho," eight letters. Meaning his actual name, Milhouse could ironically be spelled on the game without any letters missing. See more »


How did Bart get caught shop lifting when Nelson And Jimbo Jones both got away with it? The part of the store where the camera caught Bart is right where they both showed Bart stuff they were stealing. See more »


Bart Simpson: Buy me "Bonestorm" or go to hell!
Marge Simpson: Bart!
Homer Simpson: Young man, in this house, we use a little word called "please".
Bart Simpson: It's the coolest video game ever!
Marge Simpson: I'm sorry, honey, but those games cost up to and including $70. And they're violent, and they distract you from your schoolwork.
Bart Simpson: Those are all good points, but the problem is, they don't result in me getting the game.
Homer Simpson: I know how you feel, Bart. When I was your age, I wanted an electric football game more than anything in the world. And my parents bought it ...
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References Xou da Xuxa (1986) See more »


Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter From Camp)
Written by Allan Sherman Lou Busch and Amilcare Ponchielli
Performed by Allan Sherman
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