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Marge vs. the Monorail 

After receiving a considerable donation of money, Springfield builds a monorail system with Homer as the conductor, unaware they've just boarded a one-way train to Hell.

Director:

Rich Moore

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Barney Gumble / Marlon Brando Impersonator / Investigative Reporter / Krusty the Clown / Mayor Quimby / Genghis Khan / Krusty's Son / Monorail Switchboard Operator #2 / Cackling Woman / Siamese Twins (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Child in Lisa's Class / Mother of Krusty's Son (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Chief Wiggum / Apu / Carl / Snake / Sea Captain / Wiseguy / Agent Malone / Man Talking to Leonard Nimoy / Monorail Switchboard Operator #1 / Pilot (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Ned Flanders / Lanley Institute Commercial Voice-Over / Kent Brockman / Rev. Lovejoy / Principal Skinner / Dr. Hibbert / Lenny / Otto / Judge Snyder / Sebastian Cobb (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Lyle Lanley (voice)
Leonard Nimoy ... Leonard Nimoy (voice)
Doris Grau Doris Grau ... Lurleen Lumpkin (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Maude Flanders / Miss Hoover / Monorail Cafe Employee / Monorail Voice (voice)

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Storyline

After receiving a considerable donation of money, Springfield builds a monorail system with Homer as the conductor, unaware they've just boarded a one-way train to Hell. Written by <Explorerds6789>

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This is the only time in the series Lurleen Lumpkin is voiced by someone other than Beverly D'Angelo. For her brief appearance here, Doris Grau provides the voice. See more »

Goofs

There is no possible way the small stack of bills Smithers gives to Judge Snyder could be $3 million. Later the money is shown filling two large briefcases being carried around by Lyle Lanley. The largest bill ever produced by the U.S. government was $100,000 (in 1934), but these were issued as large certificates and not small bills. Upon close inspection, the bill on the top of the stack is for $5000 and there appear to be about 11 bills, so assuming all the bills are $5000, this would only be $55,000. See more »

Quotes

Marge: I still thing we should have used the money to fix Main Street.
Homer: Well, you should have written a song like that guy.
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Connections

Spoofs The Music Man (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

The Riddle Song
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Interesting Episode!
5 January 2015 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the twelfth episode of the fourth season of the Simpsons and it's a pretty weird, but satisfying episode. I also find it strange how it's one of the lowest rated episodes in the series so far. I found it to be funny and quite action-packed. The train sequence in the end was very good. We also are treated to a wonderful cameo by Leonard Nimoy. Let those Star Wars versus Star Trek jokes begin!

In this episode, "Marge vs. the Monorail," Mr. Burns is forced to donate three million dollars to Springfield and it was decided, thanks to a slick-speaking salesman, that the money will go toward a monorail system, despite protests from Marge. Homer decides to sign up to be the conductor. Eventually Marge learns that this monorail system is not for real and it is a faulty design only used to suck up money.

Overall, this is a really solid episode and one that involves all of Springfield in more of a joint effort. I keep forgetting that these episodes are written by the hilarious Conan O'Brien, so no wonder why we keep getting quality episode after quality episode this season. I rate this episode 9/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)| Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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