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The Strong Arms of the Ma 

Marge takes up body-building to boost her self-esteem after a mugging, but the family finds they just can't cope with a Marge that can bench-press 500 pounds.

Director:

Pete Michels

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 / Mailman / Grampa Simpson / Snowball II (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Carl / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Mugger / Chief Wiggum / Lou / Chef / Professor Frink / Disco Stu (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Kent Brockman / Rainier Wolfcastle / Ned Flanders / Lenny / Dr. Hibbert / Otto / Women's Bodybuilding Finals Emcee (voice)
Pamela Reed ... Ruth Powers (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Centrefold / Mugger's Girlfriend / Female Bodybuilders / Agnes Skinner (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Various (voice)
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Storyline

Marge takes up body-building to boost her self-esteem after a mugging, but the family finds they just can't cope with a Marge that can bench-press 500 pounds.

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Marks the first time in ten years that actress Pamela Reed voices the character of Ruth. This is the longest lapse in time a guest actor has gone without performing the voice of a character, despite the fact she is seen in many episodes since her first appearance. See more »

Goofs

During the competition right after the woman smashes the piano, she says "Support the arts!" There is no lip sync, though; her mouth simply opens. See more »

Quotes

Apu: Mrs. Simpson, bathroom is not for customers. Please use the crack house across the street.
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Connections

References Wings (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Gonna Fly Now (Theme from 'Rocky')
(uncredited)
Music by Bill Conti
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