History Recap / TheSimpsonsS4E2AStreetcarNamedMarge

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.
30th Jul '16 2:03:04 PM BatmanKalEl
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!!This episode contains examples of: ([[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS4E2AStreetcarNamedMarge YMMV Examples here]])

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!!This episode contains examples of: ([[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS4E2AStreetcarNamedMarge YMMV Examples here]])
17th Jun '16 2:43:49 AM TitoMosquito
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* EnforcedMethodActing: [[invoked]] To get the bottle scene right, Marge pictures Ned as Homer.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: [[invoked]] [invoked] To get the bottle scene right, Marge pictures Ned as Homer.Homer.
* FreezeFrameBonus: The moment where the Simpsons sit down to watch the play Llewelyn's sister is briefly seen, all haggard from all the babies sucking their pacifiers.
7th Apr '16 7:26:37 PM SpideyTerry
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* BrainyBaby: Maggie organizes plans to get back the pacifiers. When her first attempt fails, she comes up with an even more elaborate plan that succeeds.
* BrickJoke: During rehearsals, Marge attacks Ned with the bottle, but he struggles to overpower her. In his next scene, he has a bloody bandage on his chest.



** Lampshaded and subverted. Homer tells Marge how he interpreted the play before admitting he has a history of missing the point of things. Marge tells him he got it right, though.
* DVDCommentary: All episodes have one of these, but this one is unique for featuring Hank Azaria and Jon Lovitz along with usual commentators.
* EnforcedMethodActing: [[invoked]] To get the bottle scene right, Marge pictures Ned as Homer.



* PrimaDonnaDirector: Llewelyn Sinclair.
-->"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."



* ShowWithinAShow: ''Oh, Streetcar!''



** [[CaptainObvious A few]] to ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''.



** ''Film/TheBirds'' is referenced when Homer goes to pick up Maggie and is surrounded by various babies with their pacifiers echoing in the room. A cartoon version of Creator/AlfredHitchcock passes him by while walking his dog.

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** ''Film/TheBirds'' is referenced when Homer goes to pick up Maggie and is surrounded by various babies with their pacifiers echoing in the room. A cartoon version of Creator/AlfredHitchcock passes him by while walking his dog. dog, echoing his actual cameo in the movie.



* ShowWithinAShow: ''Oh, Streetcar!''



--> '''Llewelyn Sinclair:''' You're all terrible! Forget it, just strike the sets! Clear the stage!

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--> '''Llewelyn Sinclair:''' You're all terrible! Forget it, just strike the sets! Clear the stage!stage!
* WholePlotReference: [[CaptainObvious To]] ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''.
14th Nov '15 4:57:06 PM JamesAustin
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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 ''{{A Streetcar Named Desire}}'', and gets it after the director (voiced by [[SaturdayNightLive Jon]] [[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 ''{{A Streetcar Named Desire}}'', ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'', and gets it after the director (voiced by [[SaturdayNightLive [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Jon]] [[TheCritic [[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.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The final song of "Oh, Streetcar!" is a bright, peppy tune about how you should always trust strangers, making a mess of the original play's point.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: ComicallyMissingThePoint:
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The final song of "Oh, Streetcar!" ''Oh, Streetcar!'' is a bright, peppy tune about how you should always trust strangers, making a mess of the original play's point.



* {{Jerkass}}: Llewelyn Sinclair, he's also a bit of a {{Narcissist}}.

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
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Llewelyn Sinclair, he's also a bit of a {{Narcissist}}.



** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite this, by the end of the play, when Marge sees what she is convinced is an utterly bored uncaring expression, Homer has in fact been left rather solemn and touched by the play's story, even seeing himself in Stanley.

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** * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite this, the above, by the end of the play, when Marge sees what she is convinced is an utterly bored uncaring expression, Homer has in fact been left rather solemn and touched by the play's story, even seeing himself in Stanley.



* ShoutOut: Homer blowing on a piece of paper out of boredom during the play is a reference to a similar scene in ''CitizenKane''.
** [[CaptainObvious A few]] to Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire.
** TheBirds is referenced when Homer goes to pick up Maggie and is surrounded by various babies with their pacifiers echoing in the room. A cartoon version of AlfredHitchcock passes him by while walking his dog.
** The theme that plays when Maggie is looking for the pacifiers of other babies is taken from Film/TheGreatEscape.

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* ShoutOut: Homer blowing on a piece of paper out of boredom during the play is a reference to a similar scene in ''CitizenKane''.
ShoutOut:
** [[CaptainObvious A few]] to Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire.''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''.
** TheBirds Homer blowing on a piece of paper out of boredom during the play is a reference to a similar scene in ''Film/CitizenKane''.
** ''Film/TheBirds''
is referenced when Homer goes to pick up Maggie and is surrounded by various babies with their pacifiers echoing in the room. A cartoon version of AlfredHitchcock Creator/AlfredHitchcock passes him by while walking his dog.
** The theme that plays when Maggie is looking for the pacifiers of other babies is taken from Film/TheGreatEscape.''Film/TheGreatEscape''.



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

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



** '''Llewelyn Sinclair''': You're all terrible! Forget it, just strike the sets! Clear the stage!

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** --> '''Llewelyn Sinclair''': Sinclair:''' You're all terrible! Forget it, just strike the sets! Clear the stage!
2nd Nov '15 1:39:48 PM FF32
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* ChekovsGun: A vending machine can be seen in the background of several scenes at the rehearsals, Homer tries to get candy from it in a FunnyBackgroundEvent, eventually resorting to [[RammingAlwaysWorks ramming it]].

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: A vending machine can be seen in the background of several scenes at the rehearsals, Homer tries to get candy from it in a FunnyBackgroundEvent, eventually resorting to [[RammingAlwaysWorks ramming it]].
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