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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

A "reverse reference" occurred in 2002 when Seattle residents opposed to a proposed monorail project held a protest event called "Coming Out With Marge Simpson". The event organizers planned to show the episode as part of the protest, but were ordered not to by Fox due to copyright laws. 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

Homer: Donuts - is there anything they can't do?
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Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

The Monorail Song
(uncredited)
Written by Jeff Martin, Al Jean, Mike Reiss, George Meyer,
Jon Vitti (as John Vitti), John Swartzwelder, Conan O'Brien and Frank Mula
Performed by Phil Hartman and Cast
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Thank God for Conan O Brien!!!
24 June 2008 | by koolcarsSee all my reviews

Conan wrote one of the funniest episodes of the Simpsons ever. When the town comes into money they foolishly spend it when a shyster played by Phil Hartman convinces the the town they need a Monorail system just like Ogdenville and North Haverbrook. Homer becomes the monorail driver and everything goes haywire! The "Monorail Song" is hilarious! One of the funniest lines in a Simpsons song is when Apu asks in song, "is there a chance the track could bend?" Phil Hartman's character answers, "Not on your life my Hindu friend." Leonard Nimoy appears in one of his 2 guest appearances on the Simpsons. I wish Conan still wrote for the Simpsons, it might still be funny if he did.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)| Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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