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A misunderstanding leads to Marge being imprisoned for shoplifting. In her absence, the family, and eventually, the town itself, descend into chaos.

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Homer Simpson / I Can't Believe They Invented It Announcer / Man Driving Car / Arnie Pie / Antibody #1 / Antibody #2 / Mayor Quimby / Man in Crowd / Al Bundy / Grampa / Policeman / Blue-Haired Lawyer / Droopy-Voiced Man / Man Asking for Marshmallow Squares / Ranger's Assistant / Man in Crowd #2 / Barney Gumble (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Dr. Nick Riviera / Japanese Worker #1 / Chief Wiggum / Virus / Emergency Announcement Voice / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Professor Frink / Snake / Lou / Man Underneath Rug (voice)
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Man in Pool / Doggy Doorman / Japanese Worker #2 / Principal Skinner / Kent Brockman / Otto / Scratchy / Steel Drum Player / Mr. Burns / Dr. Hibbert / Ned Flanders / Sanjay / Judge Snyder / Bailiff / Prison Warden / Ranger / Man in Crowd #1 (voice)
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Himself (voice)
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Rod Flanders / Tattoo Annie / Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
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Peggy Bundy / Phillips (voice)
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Woman in Crowd / Maude Flanders / Miss Hoover / Helen Lovejoy (voice)
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A misunderstanding leads to Marge being imprisoned for shoplifting. In her absence, the family, and eventually, the town itself, descend into chaos.

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The episode's title is a parody of the rock group "Alice in Chains". See more »

Goofs

Homer wears a devil costume when he goes to visit Marge, but in the next scene he's back in his normal clothes. See more »

Quotes

Troy McClure: Tonight I'm going to you about the Juice Loosener.
[Troy grabs an orange and squeezes it against his eye until it bursts. All the juice pours into a glass beneath his face]
Troy McClure: Until now, this was the only way to get juice from an orange.
[cuts to Homer, using the exact same method to get orange juice]
Homer: You mean there's a better way?
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Bridal Chorus
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Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Marge the Criminal!
10 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the twenty-first episode of the fourth season of the Simpsons. It's a really good episode that asks the question of what would happen if Marge would leave her family for an extended amount of time? Well, prison gave us all an answer. One word: Chaos! But this was a solid episode and further undermines the stupidity of the lawyer Lionel Hutz, and the corruption of Mayor Quimby and Chief Wiggum.

In this episode, "Marge in Chains," Marge is caught shoplifting and is sentenced to 30 days in prison. In her absence, the family goes haywire as the cooking and cleaning becomes atrocious. Meanwhile, Springfield notices her absence at a bake sale when her prized treats are not there due to her being in jail.

Overall, this is a very solid episode. It's pretty nice to see Marge the one being tried by the criminal system instead of Homer. That was interesting to watch. Also, David Crosby has a good cameo. I rate this episode 9/10.


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