Simpsons Did It!: “Marge In Chains”


A standard Marge storyline deals with the idea that she is indefensible to the Simpson household, and the lose of her can cause untold havoc with Homer forced to take charge.

Sometimes the whole town of Springfield has to learn that lesson.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Homer The Heretic”


Over Easter weekend, I learned my nephew has also decided to watch this show from the beginning.  He’s not doing write ups, but like his father and uncle (the uncle being me), he has taken to quoting the show.  He’s 9, so he’s amused by different things.

Why bring this up?  He was quoting this episode.

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Simpsons Did It!: “A Streetcar Named Marge”


Today’s episode was actually blocked from the Fox affiliate in the city of New Orleans when it first ran.  Apparently, some critic got ahold of the lyrics for one of the made-up songs in the fake musical Marge appears in.  Said lyrics describe New Orleans as being full of pirates, thieves, whores, and the like.  That angered people.  What they didn’t see was the song was a joke and the lyrics were way over the top and that no one involved with the show actually was saying that stuff about New Orleans was true.  The people there found that out when the episode was back as a rerun.

Meanwhile, the estate of Tennessee Williams blocked using A Streetcar Named Desire from being used, but American copyright law allows for the use of a handful of lines so long as it doesn’t go beyond that.  That was why Marge is in a musical in the first place.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Lisa’s Pony”


So, here I am, watching the next Simpsons episode, wondering what Jimmy is doing with his moose, when it occurs to me that this particular episode shows Homer wearing his assassins sneakers, and Lisa looking like she did when she had the mumps, both of which occurred in an earlier episode.  Plus, when Homer hits Lisa with a hairdryer, she sure does look like Bart getting similar treatment.  They’re recycling footage, and obviously so!

I sure hope someone got fired for that blunder!

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Simpsons Did It!: “Homer’s Night Out”


Well, it sure didn’t take long for Marge and Homer’s marriage to have major problems again.  This time, of course, it’s Homer’s fault.

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Simpsons Did It!: “The Telltale Head”


What?  ANOTHER Bart episode?  No wonder Lisa feels so depressed.

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