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Marge in Chains 

A misunderstanding leads to Marge being imprisoned for shoplifting, with her absence soon descending the family, and eventually, the town into chaos.

Director:

Jim Reardon

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / I Can't Believe They Invented It Announcer / Man Driving Car / Arnie Pie / Antibody #1 / Antibody #2 / Mayor Quimby / Man in Crowd / Al Bundy / Grampa / Policeman / Blue-Haired Lawyer / Droopy-Voiced Man / Man Asking for Marshmallow Squares / Ranger's Assistant / Man in Crowd #2 / Barney Gumble (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Todd Flanders / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Dr. Nick Riviera / Japanese Worker #1 / Chief Wiggum / Virus / Emergency Announcement Voice / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Professor Frink / Snake / Lou / Man Underneath Rug (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Man in Pool / Doggy Doorman / Japanese Worker #2 / Principal Skinner / Kent Brockman / Otto / Scratchy / Steel Drum Player / Mr. Burns / Dr. Hibbert / Ned Flanders / Sanjay / Judge Snyder / Bailiff / Prison Warden / Ranger / Man in Crowd #1 (voice)
David Crosby ... David Crosby (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Lionel Hutz / Troy McClure (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Rod Flanders / Tattoo Annie / Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Peggy Bundy / Phillips (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Woman in Crowd / Maude Flanders / Miss Hoover / Helen Lovejoy (voice)
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Storyline

A misunderstanding leads to Marge being imprisoned for shoplifting, with her absence soon descending the family, and eventually, the town into chaos.

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Marge's inmate number is 24601. This is also Sideshow Bob's number, itself a reference to Jean Valjean from Les Miserables. See more »

Goofs

Ned shows Marge a badge with his name on it. On his shirt, however, in the next scene it is gone. See more »

Quotes

Lionel Hutz: And so ladies and gentlemen of the jury. I rest my case.
Judge Snyder: Hmm. Mr Hutz. Do you know you're not wearing any pants?
Lionel Hutz: I... Ahh!
[David Crosby shakes his head in shame]
Lionel Hutz: I move for a 'bad court thingy'.
Judge Snyder: You mean a mistrial?
Lionel Hutz: Yeah! That's why you're the 'judge' and I'm the 'law talking guy?'
Judge Snyder: The lawyer?
Lionel Hutz: Right.
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Connections

References Q (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Hail to the Chief
(uncredited)
Music by James Sanderson
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Marge the Criminal!
10 January 2015 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the twenty-first episode of the fourth season of the Simpsons. It's a really good episode that asks the question of what would happen if Marge would leave her family for an extended amount of time? Well, prison gave us all an answer. One word: Chaos! But this was a solid episode and further undermines the stupidity of the lawyer Lionel Hutz, and the corruption of Mayor Quimby and Chief Wiggum.

In this episode, "Marge in Chains," Marge is caught shoplifting and is sentenced to 30 days in prison. In her absence, the family goes haywire as the cooking and cleaning becomes atrocious. Meanwhile, Springfield notices her absence at a bake sale when her prized treats are not there due to her being in jail.

Overall, this is a very solid episode. It's pretty nice to see Marge the one being tried by the criminal system instead of Homer. That was interesting to watch. Also, David Crosby has a good cameo. I rate this episode 9/10.


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