YMMV: The Simpsons S 4 E 12 Marge Vs The Monorail

YMMV tropes for The Simpsons episode Marge Vs. The Monorail.

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The Flintstones part (where Homer sings the Flintstones theme as he's driving home from work) at the beginning of the episode. It has no place in the actual plot and it's never mentioned again. It's just there because it's funny.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome / Ear Worm: MONO-RAAAAILLLL!
  • Franchise Original Sin and Seinfeld Is Unfunny: This episode, considered one of the greatest of all time, is now the most fan-rewritten as a "modern" Simpsons episode to illustrate how badly the show has fallen into Seasonal Rot (and it has a lot of elements that have come to be abused during its seasonally rotten years: celebrity cameos [Phil Hartman as Lyle Lanley and Leonard Nimoy as himself], Homer being the main focus of the plot and showing him with a new job that only lasts one episode, the Big Lipped Alligator Moment mentioned above, and the needless musical number that also has no plot relevance. Suffice it to say, these days, this would be more at home as a Family Guy episode, not a Simpsons one).
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: When Marge tells Homer that Sebastian Cobb is here to help stop the out-of-control monorail, Homer asks "Is it Batman?", Marge tells him "He's a scientist.", Homer tells her "Batman's a scientist...", making Marge say "It's not Batman!". Years later, the climax of Batman Begins has Batman trying to stop an out-of-control elevated train.
  • Memetic Mutation: Many people, including The Daily Show, used the "My work here is done" scene in tributes to Leonard Nimoy after his death in 2015.

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