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The Simpsons: Marge Gets a Job

When the Simpsons' house begins sliding off its foundation, Marge is forced to get a job to help make ends meet. Meanwhile, Bart fakes sick to get out of taking a test.

Episode Info
Episode number: 4x7
Production Number: 9F05
Airdate: Thursday November 05th, 1992



Guest Stars
Marcia WallaceMarcia Wallace
voiced Edna Krabappel
Recurring
Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
voiced Troy McClure & Lionel Hutz
Recurring
Tom JonesTom Jones
voiced Himself
Main Cast
Dan CastellanetaDan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie KavnerJulie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy CartwrightNancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley SmithYeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Harry ShearerHarry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard Gag:

I will not teach others to fly


Couch Gag:

The family runs in and sits down but they have mismatching heads.
When they realize this, they pop their heads off and exchange them with the correct bodies leaving Maggie to snatch her pacifier from Homer's mouth.


In the original airing, Mrs. Krabappel tells Bart that he's been feigning Tourette's Syndrome, and Bart responds by twitching and growling, "Shove it, witch!" Due to viewer complaints over Bart feigning a serious condition and insulting a female character, the scene was altered in reruns with Mrs. Krabappel's "Tourette's Syndrome" line changed to "rabies" and Bart's twitching and growling cut. In syndication, the original "Tourette's Syndrome" line was left in, but not Bart's twitching and growling. On the season four DVD set, Bart's twitching and growling was left in, but the "rabies" line was used instead of the original "Tourette's Syndrome" line.

Around Springfield:

The Spruce Caboose


Lionel Hutz' Office
I Can't Believe It's a Law Firm

This episode introduces the character

Jack Marley



Episode Quotes
Marge: Maybe you'd get promoted if you worked a little harder.
Homer: Are you kidding? I work like a Japanese beaver.
Marge: Oh, really? I came to see you three times today. Twice you were sleeping and once you were kicking that ball of electrical tape around.
Homer: Well! I won't sleep in the same bed with a woman who thinks I'm lazy. I'm going to go right downstairs, unfold the couch, unroll the sleeping ba… (gets back into bed) Eh, good-night.

Smithers: I prepared a special musical number for Jack's special night.
Smithers: There is a man.
Chorus: There is a man!
Smithers: A certain man.
Chorus: A certain man!
Smithers: A man whose grace and handsome face are known across the land. You know his name.
Chorus: You know his name!
Smithers: It's Mr. Burns.
Chorus: It's Mr. Burns!
Smithers: He loves a smoke, enjoys a joke.
Mr. Burns & Chorus: Ah ha ha ha!
Smithers: Why he's worth ten times what he earns.
Chorus: He's Mr. Burns!
Mr. Burns: I'm Mr. Burns!
Smithers: He's Monty Burns!
Mr. Burns: I'm MR. Burns!
Smithers & Chorus: To friends he's known as Monty, but to you it's Mr. Burns!
Smithers: Bur-bur-bur-bur-Burns.
Mr. Burns: Burns!



Episode Goofs
Homer leaves the house in a blue suit but when he says "Boring", his suit is momentarily light grey.


During Smither's song and dance for Mr. Burns, Marge's dress momentarily has no sleeves as evidenced by her yellow arms.


When Homer & Marge return home from the retirement party, Marge is seen momentarily in her usual green dress & red pearls when Bart falls from the window.


In the above shot, there is clearly no paper on the hutch next to the dinner table, but one appears when the shot focuses on Homer.


The writing vanishes from Homer's paper when he's using it to ignore Marge.
Also, his milk & silver wear have vanished.


When Burns is using the security camera to spy on Marge she is sitting with no other chairs around her but after the camera has zoomed in and bumped her head, there's suddenly two other chairs beside her.


The gift Burns gives Marge changes color.


Homer's hat changes color when he & the other employees are confronting the donut man.
Also, for one scene, the animators forgot to color in the mustache of the guy (on Homer's left) wearing the sombrero.


Krusty's poster on the side of his studio is colored wrong. He is yellow instead of white.


The animal expert has no gloves when LOUD is revealed to be Krusty's secret word of the day ...


... then she suddenly has one glove when the wolf begins to freak out due to the noise ...


... then she has two when the wolf runs past her & out of the studio.

Willie strips bare chested and starts running at the wolf but when he tackles and starts to wrestle with it, he's once again wearing a shirt.


Burns is drawing on the security monitor but the facial hair & horns he drew on Marge vanish when the camera pans out when he begins to draw the flies buzzing around her.
This could be explained as possible being drawn a different monitor since her image is on multiple screens but you can clearly see as the camera pans out Burns continues to draw on the same monitor.


Tom Jones leaves the stage with nothing but a microphone in his hands but as he's approached by Smithers, suddenly he's sporting a towel across his shoulders.
This could be explained as enough time passed backstage that he could have put down the mic & picked up a towel but the crowd's screams can be heard until Smithers speaks indicating no cut in time.


Lisa states that both Marie & Pierre Curie died of radiation poisoning.
Marie did indeed die of aplastic anemia which was related to her work with uranium but Pierre Curie died when he slipped and fell under a horse-drawn cart that crushed his skull in Paris on April 19th 1906.



Cultural References
As Lisa explained and Bart mistakenly imagines, Pierre Curie (1859-1906) & Marie Curie (1867-1934) are seen in this episode.
Marie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person (and only woman) to win twice.


Smither's dream of Burns flying through the window might be a reference to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan.
In the stage versions, the window would open and Peter would float through in a similar manner.


The animal expert Krusty has on his show is an allusion to Joan Embery.
She was a regular guest on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.


Lionel Hutz's office, I Can't Believe It's a Law Firm is a take off on the butter spread, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter




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