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"The Simpsons" Marge Gamer (2007)

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Original Air Date:
22 April 2007 (Season 18, Episode 17)
Marge becomes a spectacle during a PTA meeting for not having an e-mail address, and she decides to take a chance on using the Internet... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One of the worst episodes of the entire season See more (5 total) »


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Episode Crew
Directed by
Bob Anderson 
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

James L. Brooks (developed by) &
Matt Groening (developed by) &
Sam Simon (developed by)

J. Stewart Burns (written by)

Produced by
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Ron Hauge .... producer
Al Jean .... executive producer
Rick Polizzi .... animation producer
David Silverman .... consulting producer
Sam Simon .... executive producer
Marc Wilmore .... co-executive producer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Schofield .... assistant director
Art Department
Brad Ableson .... storyboard artist
Mike Battle .... assistant color designer
Lisa S. Waggoner .... assistant color designer
Sound Department
William Freesh .... sound re-recording mixer
Editorial Department
Kurtis Kunsak .... assistant editor
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Scott Clausen .... orchestrator
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Joe Zimmerman .... music librarian
Other crew
Louis Ferrara .... production coordinator
Victoria Kabakian .... production assistant
Erica Volk .... production assistant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
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James L. Brooks  developed by
Matt Groening  created by
Sam Simon  developed by

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Additional Details

Argentina:30 min | 21 min (approx.)
Argentina:Atp | USA:TV-PG (1997-Present)

Did You Know?

In the Spanish version (from Spain) of the episode, Marge reveals she has the same Birthday as Meg Ryan, not has Randy Quaid in the original version.See more »
Continuity: When Homer, Bart, Maggie and Lisa are playing soccer in the backyard, Ronaldo can be seen standing behind the dog house wearing the official team jersey of Brazil's national soccer team. Ten seconds later, he is seen wearing the generic white jersey he wore earlier.See more »
Homer Simpson:[refereeing Lisa's soccer game] Yellow card!
Lisa Simpson:You can't give me a yellow card. You're my dad!
Homer Simpson:When I put on these shorts, I'm not your dad. And judging by how tight they are, I'll never be anyone else's dad, either.
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Movie Connections:
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13 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
One of the worst episodes of the entire season, 23 April 2007
Author: nyerda from Denmark

This episode seemed weak and far fetched.

We follow Marge Simpson who have discovered an online roleplaying game called Earth Realms. Soon she discovers that almost every single inhabitant of Springfield plays that exact game, and that her son is a highly feared villain in the game.

This part is absurd in many ways and bare very little resemblance to how real online roleplaying games are played. This makes a mockery of the younger audience, who can easily see that the script writers doesn't waste time on research. Of course you can say that since it is a satiric comedy primarily for adults, it does not have to be accurate. But I fail to see why not. They could easily have made the same story portraying a real MMORG (Massive multiplayer roleplaying game) without using every cliché in the book.

In this episode we also follow Lisa Simpson who have found a liking for football (soccer for you Americans). Homer Simpson steps in as a referee and all kind of hysterical comedy ensues... That is if you think that showing an stereotypical American who doesn't understand the rules of football is funny. This part is even more absurd. The only thing we get out of it is, that it is important to play fair and that European football is tainted by violent supporters. Brazilian football star Ronaldo appears as a guest star, but that is both unnecessary and not funny at all. One has to ask why he is there at all. He bares no real significance to the storyline, and he is so out of place that one has to wonder if the writers just wanted somebody famous to be in the show.

The whole episode fails miserably to deliver on the comedy side, and all we get is a quaint and poorly written episode that portraits both online role playing games and football in an inept and naive way, lacking the usual finesse and relevance.

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