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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.

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... 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 / North Haverbrook Resident / Siamese Twins (voice)
... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier (voice)
... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Child in Lisa's Class / Mother of Krusty's Son (voice)
... Lisa Simpson (voice)
... Chief Wiggum / Apu / Carl / Snake / Sea Captain / Wiseguy / Agent Malone / Man Talking to Leonard Nimoy / Monorail Switchboard Operator #1 / Pilot (voice)
... 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)
... Lyle Lanley (voice)
... Leonard Nimoy (voice)
Doris Grau ... Lurleen Lumpkin (voice)
... Maude Flanders / Miss Hoover / Monorail Cafe Employee / Monorail Voice (voice)
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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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Animation | Comedy

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14 January 1993 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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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. See more »

Quotes

[Homer can't stop the monorail]
Marge: Homer, there's a man here who thinks he can help you.
Homer: Batman?
Marge: No, he's a scientist.
Homer: Batman's a scientist.
Marge: It's NOT Batman.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Meet the Flintstones
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Written by Joseph Barbera, Hoyt Curtin and William Hanna
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Bit of a messy episode
2 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Overall merely a mediocre episode. The problem is that for the most part it just focuses on "laugh-moments", and the storyline gets affected by it. On the other hand, there's some good stuff too, some of the gags are really excellent. The story also gets quite interesting during act 2, only to crash back down again in act 3 due to too many unnecessary (though sometimes funny) gags (the story doesn't develop at all anymore in the third act). The good laughs and fast pace in this episode save it, however you can't help feel that - as Ryan Williams has already pointed out - the episode could have been done better.

Still a 8/10, or a B.


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