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Marge vs. the Monorail 

After receiving a considerable donation of money, Springfield builds a monorail system with Homer as the conductor, unaware they've just boarded a one-way train to Hell.

Director:

Rich Moore

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Barney Gumble / Marlon Brando Impersonator / Investigative Reporter / Krusty the Clown / Mayor Quimby / Genghis Khan / Krusty's Son / Monorail Switchboard Operator #2 / Cackling Woman / Siamese Twins (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Child in Lisa's Class / Mother of Krusty's Son (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Chief Wiggum / Apu / Carl / Snake / Sea Captain / Wiseguy / Agent Malone / Man Talking to Leonard Nimoy / Monorail Switchboard Operator #1 / Pilot (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Ned Flanders / Lanley Institute Commercial Voice-Over / Kent Brockman / Rev. Lovejoy / Principal Skinner / Dr. Hibbert / Lenny / Otto / Judge Snyder / Sebastian Cobb (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Lyle Lanley (voice)
Leonard Nimoy ... Leonard Nimoy (voice)
Doris Grau Doris Grau ... Lurleen Lumpkin (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Maude Flanders / Miss Hoover / Monorail Cafe Employee / Monorail Voice (voice)
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Storyline

After receiving a considerable donation of money, Springfield builds a monorail system with Homer as the conductor, unaware they've just boarded a one-way train to Hell. Written by <Explorerds6789>

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)| Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Whilst studying for the monorail conductor exam, the study book is entitled MCAT (Monorail Conductor Aptitude Test), which is a reference to the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) taken by many medical students. See more »

Goofs

When Marge remarks that a family of possums live in the fire extinguisher compartment of the monorail, her necklace and Maggie's pacifier are gray-brown instead of red. See more »

Quotes

Maude Flanders: Excuse me, we could use the money to hire fireman to finally put out that blaze on the east side of town.
Homer: Boring!
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

The Monorail Song
(uncredited)
Written by Jeff Martin, Al Jean, Mike Reiss, George Meyer,
Jon Vitti (as John Vitti), John Swartzwelder, Conan O'Brien and Frank Mula
Performed by Phil Hartman and Cast
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Interesting Episode!
5 January 2015 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the twelfth episode of the fourth season of the Simpsons and it's a pretty weird, but satisfying episode. I also find it strange how it's one of the lowest rated episodes in the series so far. I found it to be funny and quite action-packed. The train sequence in the end was very good. We also are treated to a wonderful cameo by Leonard Nimoy. Let those Star Wars versus Star Trek jokes begin!

In this episode, "Marge vs. the Monorail," Mr. Burns is forced to donate three million dollars to Springfield and it was decided, thanks to a slick-speaking salesman, that the money will go toward a monorail system, despite protests from Marge. Homer decides to sign up to be the conductor. Eventually Marge learns that this monorail system is not for real and it is a faulty design only used to suck up money.

Overall, this is a really solid episode and one that involves all of Springfield in more of a joint effort. I keep forgetting that these episodes are written by the hilarious Conan O'Brien, so no wonder why we keep getting quality episode after quality episode this season. I rate this episode 9/10.


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