History Recap / TheSimpsonsS4E2AStreetcarNamedMarge

9th Sep '17 9:53:13 AM ClintEastwood
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* TheParody: Maggie's rebellion at first places her in Steve [=McQueen's=] role in ''Film/TheGreatEscape'', complete with the movie's actual theme song. Once Homer arrives at the daycare center it turns into ''Film/TheBirds'', including Hitchcock walking two dogs afterward.

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* TheParody: Maggie's rebellion at first places her in Steve [=McQueen's=] Creator/SteveMcQueenActor's role in ''Film/TheGreatEscape'', complete with the movie's actual theme song. Once Homer arrives at the daycare center it turns into ''Film/TheBirds'', including Hitchcock Creator/AlfredHitchcock walking two dogs afterward.
8th Jun '17 6:01:42 AM jormis29
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Marge auditions for the role of Blanche in the local community theater's production of ''Oh, Streetcar!'', a musical version of ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'', and gets it after the director (voiced by [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Jon]] [[WesternAnimation/TheCritic Lovitz]]) notices how beaten-down and depressed she is whenever Homer orders her around. Meanwhile, Maggie is put in a daycare center modeled after the teachings of Ayn Rand.

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Marge auditions for the role of Blanche in the local community theater's production of ''Oh, Streetcar!'', a musical version of ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'', and gets it after the director (voiced by [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Jon]] [[WesternAnimation/TheCritic Lovitz]]) Creator/JonLovitz) notices how beaten-down and depressed she is whenever Homer orders her around. Meanwhile, Maggie is put in a daycare center modeled after the teachings of Ayn Rand.



* LargeHam: Jon Lovitz as Llewelyn Sinclair. The commentary notes that his bombastic introductory speech is actually the "smallest" take Lovitz did.

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* LargeHam: Jon Lovitz Creator/JonLovitz as Llewelyn Sinclair. The commentary notes that his bombastic introductory speech is actually the "smallest" take Lovitz did.



* SpecialGuest: Creator/PhilHartman as Lionel Hutz and Troy [=McClure=]; Jon Lovitz as Llewellyn Sinclair and Ms. Sinclair (Llewellyn's sister)

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* SpecialGuest: Creator/PhilHartman as Lionel Hutz and Troy [=McClure=]; Jon Lovitz Creator/JonLovitz as Llewellyn Sinclair and Ms. Sinclair (Llewellyn's sister)
8th Apr '17 2:51:03 PM marcoasalazarm
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* DaycareNightmare: The Creator/AynRand School for Tots, that takes pacifiers away from babies and locks them up in order to force children to stop depending on them and otherwise acts like a LighterAndSofter version of the Stalag from ''Film/TheGreatEscape'', cooler included.
13th Mar '17 1:44:32 PM speedyboris
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This episode was the last one (in terms of airdates) to have Creator/KlaskyCsupo as an animation company. From "Homer the Heretic" on, the show would be handled by Creator/FilmRoman.

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This episode was the last one (in terms of airdates) to have Creator/KlaskyCsupo as an animation company. From "Homer the Heretic" on, through season 27, the show would be handled by Creator/FilmRoman.
6th Mar '17 1:39:52 PM Scorntex
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* ExtremeDoormat: There's a good glimpse into Marge's worldview when she's trying to play Blanche. She suggests that, rather than try and stab Stanley, she "just take his abuse with gentle good humour".



* HiddenDepths:
** Ned Flanders knows exactly how to break a bottle.
** In the background at the auditions, Jasper can be seen pirouting expertly.
** Chief Wiggum knows the man who runs the calligraphy class (and considers him a lunatic).



** The theme that plays when Maggie is looking for the pacifiers of other babies is taken from ''Film/TheGreatEscape''.

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** The theme that plays when Maggie is looking for Maggie's struggle at the pacifiers of other babies is taken from day-care center quickly mutates into a riff on ''Film/TheGreatEscape''.



* TakeThat: The Creator/AynRand-based daycare that Maggie rebels against.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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The Creator/AynRand-based daycare that Maggie rebels against.against.
** The opening song of the play is filled with these, aimed at New Orleans, which got the show into trouble.
27th Jan '17 11:20:45 AM Scorntex
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* NoodleIncident: Exactly what it was the previous year's Miss American Girl said at the UN is never revealed.


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* SayMyName: To go with the ''Streetcar'' parallels. ''MAAAAAAAAARRGGEEEE! HEY, MAAAAAAARRGGEEEE!''


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* TemptingFate: As Marge leaves to go rehearse with Ned, Homer asks she open his pudding can for her. Marge tells him to do it himself, but the minute she's gone Homer breaks the can.
-->''So I can open my own pudding, can I?''
1st Jan '17 3:02:28 AM SpideyTerry
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Llewelyn Sinclair is obnoxious, hammy, and possibly crazy, but the play is a smash hit.



* CrossCastRole: Ned mentions having been in a prior production of ''A Streetcar Named Desire'' as Blanche.
-->"Just part of the fun of going to an all-male school."



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As Llewelyn talks to Marge about Stanley crushing Blanche's fragile spirit, Homer struggles to get candy out of vending machine--ultimately screaming and ramming it.



* IncomingHam: Llewelyn's intro is bursting through the door shouting, "HELLO?!"



-->"I am not an easy man to work for. While directing ''Hats Off to Hanukkah'', I reduced more than one cast member to tears. Did I expect too much from fourth graders? ''[takes out review]'' The review 'Play enjoyed by all'' speaks for itself."

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-->"I am not an easy man to work for. While directing ''Hats Off to Hanukkah'', I reduced more than one cast member to tears. Did I expect too much from fourth graders? ''[takes out review]'' The review 'Play enjoyed by all'' all' speaks for itself."
28th Dec '16 7:47:53 AM Gimere
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* EnforcedMethodActing: [invoked] To get the bottle scene right, Marge pictures Ned as Homer. [[GoneHorriblyRight Marge gets so angry she]] ''[[GoneHorriblyRight is able to overpower Ned with berserk fury alone, and almost mauls him with the broken bottle]]''.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: [invoked] EnforcedMethodActing:[invoked] To get the bottle scene right, Marge pictures Ned as Homer. [[GoneHorriblyRight Marge gets so angry she]] ''[[GoneHorriblyRight is able to overpower Ned with berserk fury alone, and almost mauls him with the broken bottle]]''.
11th Sep '16 9:13:54 AM marcoasalazarm
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* EnforcedMethodActing: [invoked] To get the bottle scene right, Marge pictures Ned as Homer.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: [invoked] To get the bottle scene right, Marge pictures Ned as Homer. [[GoneHorriblyRight Marge gets so angry she]] ''[[GoneHorriblyRight is able to overpower Ned with berserk fury alone, and almost mauls him with the broken bottle]]''.
25th Aug '16 10:12:27 PM BatmanKalEl
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* DVDCommentary: All episodes have one of these, but this one is unique for featuring Hank Azaria and Jon Lovitz along with usual commentators.
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