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Four Great Women and a Manicure 

A series of parodies based on four strong women: Queen Elizabeth, Snow White, Lady MacBeth, and Ayn Rand.

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... Homer Simpson / Sideshow Mel / Blue-Haired Lawyer / HDTV / Walter Raleigh / Drunky / Hungry / Groundskeeper Willie / Huntsman (voice)
... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier / Queen Elizabeth I / Elizabeth Raleigh (voice)
... Ralph Wiggum / Kearney / Prince Ralph of Austria (voice)
... Lisa Simpson / Snow White (voice)
... Chief Wiggum / Moe Szyslak / Duffman / King Julio of Spain / Crabby (voice)
... Mr. Burns / Lenny / Dr. Hibbert / Greedy (voice)
... Maggie Roark (voice)
... Lady 911 Operator (voice)
... Evil Queen / Agnes Skinner / Manicure Woman (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ... (voice)
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A series of parodies based on four strong women: Queen Elizabeth, Snow White, Lady MacBeth, and Ayn Rand.

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10 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Maggie's segment of this episode is based on Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead. In the episode "A Streetcar Named Marge," she was sent to a daycare center called the "Ayn Rand School for Tots." See more »

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Patty and Selma are part of the Macbeth play. At the end of that segment, the director says that Homer is the only cast member still alive. Yet we never hear how Patty and Selma died, and they were missing from the ghosts that attacked Marge. See more »

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Lisa Simpson: This bed's too hard. This bed's too soft. This bed is just... like the first one, also too hard. I guess I'll sleep in the one that's too soft.
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References Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) See more »

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Off to Work
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Valentina Garza (as Valentina L. Garza)
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Unique Episode with Fun Stories,
7 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Four Great Women and a Manicure is a great Simpsons episode with very well written stories and loads of very funny scenes. It's certainly a unique episode, we've seen the characters telling stories before, but these were much wackier, almost like Treehouse of Horror with more innocence, and it consists of four stories instead of the usual three. However, I felt they should have stuck with three stories, the last three were interesting and inspired, the Queen Elizabeth one was a weak start, it felt very thrown in and forced, like they had time to do another segment that they weren't very pushed on writing. My favourite segment was definitely the Snow White one, I loved the several digs it made at Disney and the casting for the dwarfs was hilarious, the Lady Macbeth part was also very funny and easily could have been a Treehouse of Horror segment, and Maggie Roark was very different for the series in general, Jodie Foster's guest appearance was particularly interesting. Four Great Women and a Manicure isn't the highlight of the shows landmark twentieth season, but it's certainly a fun episode.

While they wait for a manicure, Marge and Lisa bond by telling each other stories of great women in history.


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