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The Springfield Connection 

Marge deals with corruption and crime when she joins the Springfield police force.

Director:

Mark Kirkland

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Snake's Brother / Bystander / Gun-Obsessed Recruit / Hairdresser / Barney Gumble / Hans Moleman / Grampa Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Kearney (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Snake / Chief Wiggum / Benevenstanciano / Lou / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Moe Szyslak / Carl / Mr. Jericho / Henchman (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Dr. Hibbert / Eddie / Montgomery Burns / Principal Skinner / Ned Flanders / Lenny / Herman / Reverend Lovejoy (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Lionel Hutz (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Jimbo Jones / Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Agnes Skinner (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Maude Flanders (voice)
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Storyline

Having foiled an attempt by ex-convict Snake to rob the family one night Marge joins the local police force and becomes extremely zealous,dishing out punishments to the family and breaking up Homer's illegal gambling school. When Homer's friend Herman gets him involved in a scam to sell stolen jeans Marge tries to arrest him but gets no help from Wiggum and eventually resigns,complaining of police corruption. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original design of Marge Simpson in the police uniform did not have her hair down, but had her hair as normal with her cap on top of it. But Mark Kirkland thought it would take up too much of the frame, and also thought it would be too humorous, mainly because the portrayal of Marge as a police officer was not supposed to be funny. See more »

Goofs

In Act 1, from when Homer plays 3 Card Monty till when Marge hits the dealer over the head with a garbage bin lid, Marge's necklace is white instead of the usual red. See more »

Quotes

Homer: [gasps] A counterfeit jeans ring operating out of my car hole! I'm gonna tell everybody!
[starts to leave. Herman pulls a gun on him]
Herman: Not so fast.
[Homer walks slower]
Homer: Okay.
Herman: Maybe you should just stop altogether.
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Connections

References I Love Lucy: Men Are Messy (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

James Blond
(uncredited)
Music by Jurgen Schlachter
[Plays during the 007 couch gag.]
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Classic Simpsons

You just gotta love this episode. It's brilliant. It has the markings of a true classic.

After Marge stops Snake and his shoddy street money schemes, she is excited by what life has to offer. So she decides to put her skills into becoming a cop, joining the Springfield Police Force.

She soon loses her initial passion for the job when she has to arrest Homer. Homer, when released from a temporary lock-up makes the habit of inviting a few friends over for gambling and drinking at his house.

Among his buddies is Herman, who is secretly smuggling counterfeit jeans (ingenious!) into Homer and Marge's garage/car hole.

Marge ends up catching Herman and wins respect as a cop from Homer, but after the jeans "mysteriously disappear" (Cheif Wiggum and the crew steal them for their own leisure) Marge decides to quit being a cop.

This episode is so Simpsonesque it's great. Lots of great and memorable jokes, a wacky but cleverly crafted storyline and a whole lotta heart is what makes this truly special. Another standout episode from the flawless season 6 of The Simpsons.

The Hill Street Blues music that plays is also fantastic. The performances (notably Dan Castallaneta's and Julie Kavner's) are spot on. The animation is just what it was supposed to be in a '96 episode of The Simpsons: a little glitchy, but that is what adds heart and character.

Love it love it love it! Go see it, be you Simpsons fan or not.


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