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Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield 

After buying a Chanel suit at a bargain price, Marge finds herself invited to a country club by a former schoolmate. Taken in by the opulence of the place, she is soon overcome by a desperation to fit in.



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Episode credited cast:
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Susan (voice)
Brandine / Evelyn / Saleswoman (voice)
Opera Singer / Patricia / Rauberta (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Kite ...
Himself (voice)


After Grandpa destroys their television set, the Simpsons go to an outlet mall to buy a new one. Marge decides to peruse a clothing store, and buys a discounted Chanel suit. A chance encounter with a High School acquaintance, while wearing the suit, leads to an invitation to join a country club. Marge becomes obsessed with pleasing the club's upper-class clientèle to so she can be accepted. Written by Tfilm78

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4 February 1996 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Homer justifies wearing a short sleeve shirt with a tie with the statement "But Sipowicz does it." This is a reference to Dennis Franz as Detective Andy Sipowicz on the ABC police drama "NYPD Blue" (1993-2005). Franz guest starred as himself in the season 6 episode 'Homer Badman,' in which he played Homer Simpson in the FOX TV movie "Homer S.: Portrait of an Ass Grabber." See more »


Throughout almost the entire episode, including several family car rides, Maggie is entirely absent with no explanation. See more »


Marge Simpson: We've got a winning hand. We can take the rest of the tricks. Ooh, you better be careful. The purpose of this game is to make friends. You don't make friends by winning. Still, there's nothing more popular than a gracious winner. Don't ask me! I'm just hair! Your head stopped eighteen inches ago!
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References Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989) See more »

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One of the Weaker Episodes of the Seventh Season,but Still Filled with Laughs,
8 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

Scenes from the Classic Struggle in Springfield is a great Simpsons episode with a very enjoyable storyline and plenty of very funny scenes.It is certainly one of the weaker episodes of the seventh season,which is without a doubt filled with some of the best episodes in the series history,but this isn't one of them.I think episodes where Marge is the center of attention are usually not as good,mainly because Homer,Bart and Lisa are just stronger characters with a bigger personality,not that there aren't great episodes with Marge at the center,but probably the least out of the the family.The funniest parts of this episode without a doubt come from Homer,he has several memorable and hilarious lines and his side story was certainly the episodes highlight.Scenes from the Classic Struggle in Springfield is probably the worst of the seventh season,but it's still a great episode.

After changing her looks,Marge is given the opportunity to join a country club,but is worried her family will embarrass her.Meanwhile,Homer plays golf at the club with Mr Burns,who is suspiciously great at the sport.

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