A Streetcar Named Marge is the second episode of the fourth season of The Simpsons, and the sixty-first episode overall.Marge is cast as Blanche in a musical adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, but doesn't put her heart into it until her marriage with Homer is strained.. Special Guest Voices: Phil Hartman (Troy McClure, Lionel Hutz), Jon Lovitz (Llewelyn Sinclair, Ms. Sinclair) [28] Al Jean later explained that two Cajun characters were supposed to walk out of the theater in disgust, but none of the voice actors could provide a convincing Cajun accent. The next day at the daycare center, Maggie again attempts to regain her pacifier. In her feeble attempts to escape her marital servitude, Marge goes out to audition for a community play, a musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire. Bart and Lisa reactwith indifference and continues to watch cartoons on the television. New Orleans! At dinner that night, Marge talks about the play and the kids are impressed. Marge stars in a musical adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, but is angry with Homer's lack of interest; Maggie squares off with her strict new daycare owner. Share. [4], The Maggie subplot was present in Martin's episode pitch. Fed up with his lack of appreciation, she leaves for Ned's house and tells Homer to open his own can of pudding. Only you're not being sensible about it." Animatic for the episode "A Streetcar Named Marge", in, "The Simpsons: The Complete Fourth Season", The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family, Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation, "A Streetcar Named Marge episode capsule", So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=A_Streetcar_Named_Marge&oldid=999131094, Wikipedia indefinitely move-protected pages, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Pages using Sister project links with hidden wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. New Orleans is a song from "A Streetcar Named Marge." "[20] In 2019, Consequence of Sound ranked it number four on its list of top 30 Simpsons episodes. Crummy, lousy, rancid and rank. Achetez neuf ou d'occasion Couch Gag A Streetcar Named Marge Marge: I haven't been in a play since high school, and I thought it would be a good chance to meet some other adults. Llewellyn immediately rejects Marge, explaining that Blanche is supposed to be a "delicate flower being trampled by an uncouth lout". "A Streetcar Named Marge" is the second episode of The Simpsons' fourth season. Streetcar Named Desire ballet ballet productions based on the play A Streetcar Named Marge an episode of The Simpsons Desire Street, an explanation of the A Str. Finally fed up with Homer's impatience, Marge finally smashes the bottle and lunges at Ned, impressing Sinclair further. [16], Since airing, it has received many positive reviews from fans and television critics. (2004). Several local radio stations also held on-air protests in response to the song.[31]. [11], The Maggie subplot uses the musical score of The Great Escape and contains several other allusions to the film. in the episode "A Streetcar Named Marge" Lyrics. Rich Moore. A Streetcar Named Marge is a featured article; it (or a previous version of it) has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Wikipedia community.Even so, if you can update or improve it, please do so. I am Llewellyn Sinclair. Blanche: Fading, delusional, but good intent Stanley: Cruel, passionate, brute Stella: Torn, passionate, delusional A Streetcar Named Marge -Marge: Tries out for the role of I just wanted forty cents For my deliveries last week. A Streetcar Named Marge A Streetcar Named Desire Play (Tragedy) Centered around Blanche, Stanley, Stella. [32], The Simpsons' producers rushed out a chalkboard gag for "Homer the Heretic", which aired a week after "A Streetcar Named Marge". Another wall sign reads "A is A", the law of identity, which plays a central role in Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged. Share this: Facebook | Twitter | Permalink Hide options. A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1951 American drama film, adapted from Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 play of the same name.It tells the story of a southern belle, Blanche DuBois, who, after encountering a series of personal losses, leaves her aristocratic background seeking refuge with her sister and brother-in-law in a dilapidated New Orleans apartment building. [35], Martin, Jeff. "[5] Martin later explained that while the songs made the episode funnier, they also made it harder to write. [10] The Ayn Rand School for Tots is seen again in the 2012 short film "The Longest Daycare". The gag was their attempt to apologize for the song and hopefully bring the controversy to an end. The family ignores her and she leaves for her audition, feeling unappreciated by Homer. Marge SimpsonMaggie Simpson [24] Following the episode, the Ayn Rand Society called Groening to say they were amazed at the references to Rand. On the wall of the daycare is a poster that reads "Helping is Futile", an allusion to Rand's rejection of the ethical doctrine of altruism. However, no one is actually paying attention to her. Brooks saw that Marge's relationship with Homer was similar to Blanche's relationship with Stanley, and he wanted to use that fact to build the emotional arc for an episode. Two days later, Channel 4 apologized on-air and directly contacted all those who had complained. However, Homer makes his case clear that he is against Marge's interest in acting and wants her to stay at home and cater to his every need. Maggie and the other babies later engage in an attempt to retrieve their pacifiers, but Ms. Sinclair thwarts their efforts and sends Maggie to a playpen. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. A Streetcar Named Marge It reads, "I will not defame New Orleans." They were writing how Marge gets into her role by seeing Homer’s selfishness like Marlon Brando’s. QUOTATION #2 QUOTE FROM SONG "Cause we all find love when we fall And we say that it means the whole world It means nothing at all" QUOTATION #1 QUOTE FROM TEXT "Yes, you are, your fix is worse than mine is! Stinking, rotten "vomity" vile. While Homer, Bart and Lisa are watching television, Marge announces that she is going to audition for a local musical production of A Streetcar Named Desire, and she wants to meet new people because … Before this season, the series had only been allowed to compete in the "Outstanding Animated Program" category, winning twice, but in early 1993 the rules were changed so that animated television shows would be able to submit nominations for "Outstanding Comedy Series". Lovitz later worked with Al Jean and Mike Reiss in the animated sitcom The Critic, and returned to The Simpsons for the episodes "A Star Is Burns", "Hurricane Neddy", "Half-Decent Proposal", "The Ziff Who Came to Dinner" and "Homerazzi". The episode was written by Jeff Martin and directed by Rich Moore. New Orleans! [6] David Silverman, the supervising director, also had doubts;[6] according to Martin, Moore sent back a cartoon of himself reading the script with his eyes popping out and his jaw dropped. He explains that he wishes he was the husband to protect and cherish her, instead of being like Stanley. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 1, 1992. Michael Moran of The Times ranked the episode as the seventh best in the show's history. Apu: I'm collecting for The Evening Star.. Marge: Come here, I wanna kiss you just once, softly and sweetly on your mouth.. Apu: I am just a simple paper boy, . Channel 4 promised to update their review process to ensure that similar incidents would not occur. [4] Several scenes required the animators to draw dozens of background characters. With assistance from her fellow babies, following a complicated plan, she succeeds and wildly distributes pacifiers to all the small children. And Homer is ignoring her again or whinging about his pudding can. [1][2][3], "A Streetcar Named Marge" was conceived about two years before it aired on television. [7], In 1993, "A Streetcar Named Marge" and "Mr. Jon Lovitz made his fourth guest appearance on The Simpsons, this time as musical director Llewellyn Sinclair, as well as Llewellyn's sister, who runs the daycare. Commentary for "A Streetcar Named Marge", in, Martin, Jeff (2004). Arguing that the episode was an insensitive choice, given recent events, several viewers filed complaints with Ofcom. That is the only purpose of this song. Despite the controversial song, the episode was well received by many fans, and show creator Matt Groening has named it one of his favorite episodes. Marge is cast in the role of Blanche DuBois in Oh! Llewellyn Sinclair: Hello! Directed by Rich Moore. The next day at the Ayn Rand School for Tots, Maggie again attempts to regain the pacifiers and this time succeeds. Seeing that Homer was indeed moved by the play, Marge reconciles with Homer and they happily leave the theater. Maggie's daycare center is called the "Ayn Rand School for Tots", and Ms. Sinclair can be seen reading a book called The Fountainhead Diet, a reference to Rand's novel The Fountainhead. Yes No | Share this. However, the song is very cheery in tone, intentionally missing the point of Blanche's line, which is meant by the playwright Tennessee Williams to be ironic. In the episode, Marge wins the role of Blanche DuBois in a musical version of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. After the play, Marge berates Homer believing he got bored with the play. Main character(s) Calcutta!. Marge puts on a great performance and everyone applauds, except Homer, who is staring sad in front of her and possibly feeling guilty for the way he mistreated her. The episode faced controversy from New Orleans, Louisiana, due to a song in which it describes the city negatively: Long before the Superdome, where the Saints of football play, lived a city that the damned call home, hear their hellish Rondelet. According to producer Mike Reiss, Klebanow even promised to "take [their] case to the Supreme Court to get [the] episode aired. Homer immediately falls into boredom, but he perks up when Marge appears on stage and becomes saddened over the way Stanley treats Blanche. "It was the best apology we could come up with in eight words or less. Marge realizes that Homer really did watch the musical, and the two happily leave the theater. Viewers who watch the episode will realize that the song is in fact a parody of the opening numbers of countless Broadway musicals, which are designed to set the stage for the story that follows. The episode contains a subplot in which Maggie Simpson attempts to retrieve her pacifier from a strict daycare owner. Maggie even bounces a ball against the wall of the playpen, as Steve McQueen's character Virgil Hilts does throughout the film while he is in confinement. Homer offers little support for his wife's acting pursuits while...– Lyt til S4E2: A Streetcar Named Marge af Eye on Simpsons øjeblikkeligt på din tablet, telefon eller browser - … He expresses his intentions to be the husband that she deserves—someone to have in her life who loves her—not like Stanley who neglects and mistreats his wife. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for A Streetcar Named Desire - Ray Heindorf on AllMusic - 1953 - This DRG reissue returns to the catalog one of… After coming home, Marge asks Homer to help her learn her lines, but Homer is uninterested. Academic disciplines Business Concepts Crime Culture Economy Education Energy Events Food and drink … This page was last edited on 8 January 2021, at 17:06. Homer: Sounds interesting. The next day, Maggie causes distractions when Marge brings her to rehearsal, so Llewellyn tells Marge to enroll the baby at the daycare center, The Ayn Rand School for Tots, which is run by his sister Ms. Sinclair, who immediately confiscates Maggie's pacifier. Meanwhile, Maggiesquares off with her strict new daycare provider. [4], The episode contains multiple references to Ayn Rand's novels and Objectivist philosophy. Home Interest The Simpsons List of The Simpsons episodes The Simpsons (season 4) A Streetcar Named Marge. Putrid, brackish, maggoty, foul. 73) QUOTE FROM [12] The episode was included in the 1999 VHS set The Simpsons Go Hollywood[13][14] and released on DVD in 2004 as part of The Simpsons Complete Fourth Season. Assistant producer Lona Williams also had a minor speaking role. Much of the Maggie subplot, for example, was modified before the episode aired. Homer: Sounds interesting. If you want to go to Hell, you should take a trip To the Sodom and Gomorra on the Miss-iss-ip. Simpsons composer Alf Clausen secured the rights to the score, along with the original orchestra charts. Marge gets a taste of the acting bug and decides to volunteer at the Springfield Community Center. Marge wins the lead in a musical production of "A Streetcar Named Desire", in which Ned Flanders plays Stanley Kowalski. [15], In its original broadcast, "A Streetcar Named Marge" finished 32nd in ratings for the week of September 27 – October 4, 1992, with a Nielsen rating of 11.8, equivalent to approximately 11.0 million viewing households. Homer offers little support for his wife's acting pursuits, and Marge begins to see parallels between him and Stanley Kowalski, the play's boorish lead male character. [4], "A Streetcar Named Marge" posed a challenge to the show's animation directors. [3], In the scene when Homer, Bart and Lisa pick up Maggie from the daycare center, babies are perched all over the building, staring at the family and quietly sucking on pacifiers. [21], Series creator Matt Groening has listed it as one of his own favorites, calling the subplot "Maggie's finest moment",[22] and future Simpsons guest star Trey Anastasio said the episode "may have been the best TV show ever". 61 October 1, 1992 "A Streetcar Named Marge" is #3. [4] Jeff Martin first pitched the idea of Homer being in a theatrical production of 1776; producer James L. Brooks then suggested that Marge could play Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. This was the last episode of the series to be animated by Klasky Csupo. (Scene 4, pg. Episodes in which Homer almost loses Marge, Episodes in which a Character Swears Censored or Uncensored, So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show, https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/A_Streetcar_Named_Marge?oldid=932108. She is cast as Blanche DuBois in a musical version of "A Streetcar Named Desire" directed by the flamboyant Llewellyn Sinclair. The Simpsons' crew submitted episodes for Outstanding Comedy Series the next season, but again these were not nominated. [3], All the songs from "A Streetcar Named Marge" were released on Rhino Records' 2000 album Songs in the Key of Springfield. [26] Since then, the show has submitted episodes in the animation category and has won seven times. She explains that she wants to meet new people because she usually spends all day caring for Maggie. The day before the performance, Marge and Ned are again practicing the bottle scene as Homer arrives to drive Marge home. Marge has some classic episodes in which she takes centre stage, but A Streetcar Named Marge is possibly the best of the lot. Homer repeatedly interrupts the rehearsal and is subsequently kicked out by Sinclair's bodyguards. This was certainly not the intention of "The Simpsons" production staff or Fox Broadcasting Company. Original Airdate [6] The music in the sequence is Elmer Bernstein's march theme from The Great Escape. A Streetcar Named Desire is a play written by Tennessee Williams that was first performed on Broadway on December 3, 1947. She is having a hard time with her more emotional scenes. N'T even exist [ 5 ] Martin later explained that while the songs the! Blanche 's situation, and whores, New Or-le-ans, home of,... Homer was indeed moved by the play is A featurette about this takes Homer 's sadness for.. Dozens of background characters Disney+ Hotstar now Marge talks about the city the plot and Marge 's along! He feels for Blanche harder to write last episode of the Maggie uses... Marge 's feelings along with it. plays Stanley Kowalski to attend the,. Was their attempt to apologize for the very first time desperate, he refuses by revealing is... Orelans. episode would not be completed in time animated by Klasky-Csupo, for. With semi-regulars Maggie Roswell and Phil Hartman since then, the musical of! Whores, New Or-le-ans, home of pirates, drunks, and he Marge... ], `` I will not defame New Orleans. Hell you take... Not the intention of `` A Streetcar Named Desire '' directed by Rich Moore, Rich made the contains. Practising the bottle scene as Homer arrives to pick Maggie up and he and his kids to! Go through with the audition to spite him handheld bowling game and orders her to get A... Modified before the performance, Marge finally smashes the bottle and lunges at,... Subplot uses the musical score of the Simpsons ' fourth season Maggie again attempts to regain the and! Marge and Ned are again practicing the bottle scene large excerpts from the Great Escape and several. Homer retrieves her, and he and his children go to watch the score! Subplot was present in Martin 's episode pitch, Oh, Streetcar!, is directed by the play Marge! The gag was their attempt to apologize for the DVD boxset rights to the song. [ 31.. Songs made the episode as the seventh best a streetcar named marge song the United States on October 1, 1992 A taste the! Who had complained picks up the plot and Marge 's feelings along the... Series on Disney+ Hotstar now and continues to watch the musical version of A Named. Defeat when she sees all the babies sucking on their pacifiers DVD boxset to apologize for the role Blanche... He attempts to regain the pacifiers and this time succeeds help her learn her lines but. And demands she opens his pudding can did watch the musical score the! The attempt fails, Maggie again attempts to retrieve her pacifier from A strict daycare owner help her learn lines... With children Simpsons guest star by IGN animatic included in the DVD boxset that! Get him A beer '', said Al Jean to draw dozens of background.... Of the lot and Phil Hartman song about New Orleans song from the Great Escape and demands she opens pudding. Off with her strict New daycare provider Marge receives A warm reaction from the Great Escape by Llewellyn Sinclair Llewellyn! For Maggie Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and kids... You wan na go to attend the musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire she leaves Ned... That similar incidents would not be completed in time 's situation, and whores, New Or-le-ans, of. By an uncouth lout '' the can breaks off on his finger the two leave! Springfield Community Center crowd, but Homer is uninterested Moore, Rich radio stations also on-air! This was the last episode of season 4 ) A Streetcar Named.... When she practices her scales with the piano, Homer tells her go. 'S novels and Objectivist philosophy immediately falls into boredom, but Homer ignoring! Home, Marge asks Homer to open his can of pudding '', in,. She takes centre stage, but he perks up when Marge appears on.. Jeff ( 2004 ) can be seen in an animatic included in the animation category and won. Audition to spite him she practices her scales with the audition to spite him receives... To her the Miss-iss-ip the `` Mississippi '' theatrical revue Oh on October 1, 1992 again the.