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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 / North Haverbrook Resident / 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

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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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

Montgomery Burns: [very badly disguised with a fake moustache] Hello, my name is Mr. Snrub. And I come from, uh... someplace far away.
Montgomery Burns: [to himself] Yes, that'll do.
Montgomery Burns: [back to Mayor Quimby] Anyway, I say we invest that money back in the nuclear plant.
Waylon Smithers: I like the way Snrub thinks.
[everyone looks suspiciously at Mr. Burns, then Smithers fires a rope a the roof, helping Mr. Burns to escape]
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Connections

Spoofs The Music Man (1962) 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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Bit of a messy episode
2 February 2014 | by IvanJolicSee 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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