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Itchy and Scratchy and Marge 

Marge becomes a crusader against cartoon violence after watching The Itchy and Scratchy Show.


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Animator #1 / Smartline Announcer / Italian Artist (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Cartoon Squirrel (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / 'Porch Pals' Itchy / 'Porch Pals' Scratchy (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Scratchy / Animator #2 / Kent Brockman / Dr. Marvin Monroe / Commercial Voice (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Animator #3 / Reporter / Helen Lovejoy / Maude Flanders (voice)
Alex Rocco ... Roger Meyers Jr. (voice)


When Maggie attacks her father,Psycho-style with a mallet,Marge blames the violent TV cartoon series 'Itchy and Scratchy' and gets it banned. Children,released from the spell of constant television viewing,learn to play outdoors again. However when Marge refuses to condemn Michelangelo's David as obscene she is branded a hypocrite and the cartoon is restored. Written by don @ minifie-1

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gunshot | pistol | sun | earth | gun | See All (19) »


Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 December 1990 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The episode was written by John Swartzwelder, who loved Itchy & Scratchy and wrote several episodes that have them at the centre. See more »


After Maggie hits Homer in the head with the hammer, we see Homer frantically grab a cloth to try to keep his balance. Unfortunately it does no good and he still falls down anyway. Along side he also pulls the green cloth down as well as an open can of red paint that spills. In a close up view we see the red paint pour out and touch Homer's shoe as it goes down the garage drain. The camera then shows an overhead view of the garage and we see the spilled red paint going down the garage drain, but it is nowhere at all near any part of Homer's body. See more »


Kent Brockman: Aren't you Marge Simpson, the whacko?
Marge: Ummm, yes and no.
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Crazy Credits

Michael Camarillo is listed twice under "Background Cleanup" See more »


Spoofs ABC News Nightline (1980) See more »


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Screwed Up
13 September 2018 | by VeneratedVestigeSee all my reviews

Every parent has the right and duty to stand up against something they feel is harmful for their children. This episode had only one good section (which felt out of place amidst every other part of its condescending content) and that was the part with all the children outside. Way to go out of your way to pat yourselves on the back, Simpsons writers.

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