The Simpsons: Season 5, Episode 6

Marge on the Lam (4 Nov. 1993)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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A girls' night out turns into a high speed chase when Marge learns her friend is driving a stolen car.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Edward the Penitent / Barney Gumble / Groundskeeper Willie / Mayor Quimby / Farmer / Diner Owner (voice)
Bart Simpson / Woman in Diner #3 (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Carl / Man Helping Homer #2 / Man in Bar / Moe Szyslak / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Chief Wiggum (voice)
Comedian / King / Army Scientist / Lenny / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Man Helping Homer #1 / Ned Flanders / Otto / Chef / Police Dispatch / Kent Brockman (voice)
George Fenneman ...
Narrator (voice)
Ruth Powers (voice)
Woman Lenny Shaves / Woman in Diner #1 / Woman in Diner #4 / Waitress (voice)
Marge's Friend / Librarian / Woman in Diner #2 (voice)
Woman in Club (voice)


Marge starts hanging out with Ruth Powers from next door,to the annoyance of Homer,who feels neglected. When Chief Wiggum tries to flag the women down in Ruth's car Ruth keeps going,saying that she has stolen the car from her ex-husband. A high speed chase follows in the manner of 'Thelma and Louise',culminating at the top of a canyon,where the women manage to stop in time but Wiggum,with Homer as his passenger,goes flying into the void. Written by don @ minifie-1

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4 November 1993 (USA)  »

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The title refers to the American slang for "a hasty departure" especially when dealing with criminal activities and dates to about 1900. See more »


When the police car flies off the cliff, there is no badge on the door. See more »


Marge Simpson: Homer, please, you know how hard it is for me to make friends.
[Flashback: Marge is seated in the living room, having tea with a group of ladies, laughing]
Marge's Friend: Oh Marge, we should do this every week.
[Homer runs in wearing Bermuda shorts and a "NO FAT CHICKS" t-shirt and carrying a skunk]
Homer: Marge, I got sprayed by this skunk!
Homer: Oh look, it's doing it again!
[screaming, the women scatter]
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References The Robin Byrd Show (1977) See more »


Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows
Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Liebling
Performed by Lesley Gore
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Rebel Without a Cause
29 January 2009 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

Oh this episode has some really things and overall it is a great episode if not as great as the best ones of this Season. We meet Ruth and her daughter in the episode New Kid on the Block (from Season 4) and here we see her again. Marge on the Lam originally aired on 11/4/93 and it begins with Marge having tickets for the ballet, here we see Marge hanging out with Ruth and all started because Homer could not go with Marge to the ballet as he promised. Soon on hand we have Marge and Ruth, very different from each other but a friendship is starting and on the other hand we have Homer, certainly he doesn't really like the idea of Marge going out to have some fun with a friend and he will want to have fun as well. Also we have the kids, when Homer decides to go out to have some fun the kids need a baby sitter and the great Lionel Hutz is there to earn $8, two Popsicles and an old birdcage. Very funny stuff with Lionel Hutz, sorry with Miguel Sanchez but funnier stuff when Chief Wiggum joins Homer in a lonely night just to prove that women are more intelligent than us, certainly with both Homer and Chief Wiggum we didn't had bright representatives! Probably my very favourite part of this episode is when Ruth "disappears" her husband's car, extremely hilarious ("hold me" "only if you hold me"), you have to check it, this is great stuff. 8.5 out of 10

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