The Simpsons: Season 4, Episode 12

Marge vs. the Monorail (14 Jan. 1993)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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After receiving a considerable donation of money, the people of Springfield decide what to spend it on. Enter Lyle Langley, a jocular salesman who gets Springfield hooked on a monorail ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Barney Gumble / Marlon Brando Impersinator / Investigative Reporter / Krusty the Clown / Mayor Quimby / Genghis Khan / Krusty's Son / Monorail Switchboard Operator #2 / North Haverbrook Resident / Siamese Twins (voice)
Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Child in Lisa's Class / Mother of Krusty's Son (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Chief Wiggum / Apu / Carl / Snake / Sea Captain / Wiseguy / Agent Malone / Man Talking to Leonard Nimoy / Monorail Switchboard Operator #1 / Pilot (voice)
Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Ned Flanders / Lanley Institute Commercial Voice-Over / Kent Brockman / Rev. Lovejoy / Principal Skinner / Dr. Hibbert / Lenny / Otto / Judge Snyder / Sebastian Cobb (voice)
Lyle Lanley (voice)
Leonard Nimoy (voice)
Doris Grau ...
Lurleen Lumpkin (voice)
Maude Flanders / Miss Hoover / Monorail Cafe Employee / Monorail Voice (voice)


After receiving a considerable donation of money, the people of Springfield decide what to spend it on. Enter Lyle Langley, a jocular salesman who gets Springfield hooked on a monorail system. After the monorail is up and running, and with Homer as the conductor, it's time for the maiden voyage. Little do the people know they have just boarded a one-way train to Hell. Written by <Explorerds6789>

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Animation | Comedy





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14 January 1993 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


George Takei was originally considered for the guest part instead of Nimoy, but when he was asked, he turned it down, saying he took monorails very seriously and didn't want to make fun of them. See more »


Mayor Quimby: And now, I'd like to turn things over to our Grand Marshall, Mr. Leonard Nimoy.
Leonard Nimoy: [referring to the monorail] I'd say this vessel could do at least Warp Five.
[crowd laughs]
Mayor Quimby: And let me say, "May the Force be with you."
Leonard Nimoy: [annoyed] Do you even know who I am?
Mayor Quimby: I think I do. Weren't you one of the Little Rascals?
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003) See more »


Theme from 'Beverly Hills Cop'
Written by Harold Faltermeyer
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Bit of a messy episode
2 February 2014 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Overall merely a mediocre episode. The problem is that for the most part it just focuses on "laugh-moments", and the storyline gets affected by it. On the other hand, there's some good stuff too, some of the gags are really excellent. The story also gets quite interesting during act 2, only to crash back down again in act 3 due to too many unnecessary (though sometimes funny) gags (the story doesn't develop at all anymore in the third act). The good laughs and fast pace in this episode save it, however you can't help feel that - as Ryan Williams has already pointed out - the episode could have been done better.

Still a 8/10, or a B.

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