The Simpsons: Season 6, Episode 23

The Springfield Connection (7 May 1995)

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Marge deals with corruption and crime when she joins the Springfield police force.

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Cast

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Homer Simpson / Snake's Brother / Bystander / Gun-Obsessed Recruit / Hairdresser / Barney Gumble / Hans Moleman / Grampa Simpson (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Kearney (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Snake / Chief Wiggum / Benevenstanciano / Lou / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Moe Szyslak / Carl / Mr. Jericho / Henchman (voice)
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Lionel Hutz (voice)
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Edna Krabappel (voice)
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Agnes Skinner (voice)
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Maude Flanders (voice)
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Having foiled an attempt by ex-convict Snake to rob the family one night Marge joins the local police force and becomes extremely zealous,dishing out punishments to the family and breaking up Homer's illegal gambling school. When Homer's friend Herman gets him involved in a scam to sell stolen jeans Marge tries to arrest him but gets no help from Wiggum and eventually resigns,complaining of police corruption. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The original design of Marge Simpson in the police uniform did not have her hair down, but had her hair as normal with her cap on top of it. But Mark Kirkland thought it would take up too much of the frame, and also thought it would be too humorous, mainly because the portrayal of Marge as a police officer was not supposed to be funny. See more »

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When Marge gets her first assignment as a police officer, chief Wiggum says her beat is Junkyville and Bumtown. In the next scene Marge is seen walking in front of Junkytown legal clinic. See more »

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Homer: Whoa, careful now. These are dangerous streets for us upper-lower-middle-class types. So avoid eye contact, watch your pocketbook, and suspect everyone.
Snake: Three card monte.
Homer: Woo hoo! Easy money!
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References I Love Lucy: Men Are Messy (1951) See more »

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
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Classic Simpsons
2 July 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

You just gotta love this episode. It's brilliant. It has the markings of a true classic.

After Marge stops Snake and his shoddy street money schemes, she is excited by what life has to offer. So she decides to put her skills into becoming a cop, joining the Springfield Police Force.

She soon loses her initial passion for the job when she has to arrest Homer. Homer, when released from a temporary lock-up makes the habit of inviting a few friends over for gambling and drinking at his house.

Among his buddies is Herman, who is secretly smuggling counterfeit jeans (ingenious!) into Homer and Marge's garage/car hole.

Marge ends up catching Herman and wins respect as a cop from Homer, but after the jeans "mysteriously disappear" (Cheif Wiggum and the crew steal them for their own leisure) Marge decides to quit being a cop.

This episode is so Simpsonesque it's great. Lots of great and memorable jokes, a wacky but cleverly crafted storyline and a whole lotta heart is what makes this truly special. Another standout episode from the flawless season 6 of The Simpsons.

The Hill Street Blues music that plays is also fantastic. The performances (notably Dan Castallaneta's and Julie Kavner's) are spot on. The animation is just what it was supposed to be in a '96 episode of The Simpsons: a little glitchy, but that is what adds heart and character.

Love it love it love it! Go see it, be you Simpsons fan or not.


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