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Encyclopedia > Marge Gets a Job
The Simpsons episode
"Marge Gets a Job"
Mr. Burns attempts to seduce a surprised Marge
Episode no. 66
Prod. code 9F05
Orig. airdate November 5, 1992
Show runner(s) Al Jean & Mike Reiss
Written by Bill Oakley &
Josh Weinstein
Directed by Jeffrey Lynch
Chalkboard "I will not teach others to fly."
Couch gag The family members' heads are on the wrong bodies and they switch to the right heads.
Guest star(s) Tom Jones as himself
Phil Hartman as Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz
DVD
commentary
Matt Groening
Al Jean
Bill Oakley
Josh Weinstein
Jeffrey Lynch
Jim Reardon
Season 4
September 24, 1992May 13, 1993
  1. Kamp Krusty
  2. A Streetcar Named Marge
  3. Homer the Heretic
  4. Lisa the Beauty Queen
  5. Treehouse of Horror III
  6. Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
  7. Marge Gets a Job
  8. New Kid on the Block
  9. Mr. Plow
  10. Lisa's First Word
  11. Homer's Triple Bypass
  12. Marge vs. the Monorail
  13. Selma's Choice
  14. Brother from the Same Planet
  15. I Love Lisa
  16. Duffless
  17. Last Exit to Springfield
  18. So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show
  19. The Front
  20. Whacking Day
  21. Marge in Chains
  22. Krusty Gets Kancelled
List of all The Simpsons episodes

"Marge Gets a Job" is the seventh episode of The Simpsons' fourth season. It was first broadcast on November 5, 1992 on Fox. It was written by Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein and directed by Jeffrey Lynch. Marge gets a job at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to pay for foundation repair at the Simpson house. Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Mr. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Al Jean is a TV comedy writer most known for his work on The Simpsons. ... Mike Reiss is an American TV comedy writer. ... Al Jean (left) and David Mirkin (right), have both been writers for The Simpsons for more than ten years. ... 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Contents

Plot

Homer and Marge discover their house is leaning, and that it needs a foundation repair. Homer tries to repair the house on his own, but is unsuccessful. Homer decides to call a foundation repairman and finds out they need $8,500 for the repairs. Homer and Marge go to a party for the forced retirement of Springfield Nuclear Power Plant employee Jack Marley. Marley does not want to retire, and the retirement party entertainment is filled with music praising Mr. Burns. With Marley's position open at the power plant, Marge decides to apply for it to get the money for the foundation repair. Thanks to Lisa's creative and very impressive resume, Marge gets the job at the power plant. Homer is worried about working in the same place as Marge. Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is a fictional nuclear power plant in the television animated cartoon series The Simpsons. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ...


Bart does not want to take a test at school, so he fakes a stomachache. Mrs. Krabappel asks, "Bart, have you ever read The Boy Who Cried Wolf?" From his office, Mr. Burns watches surveillance footage of his plant without enthusiasm. When Marge appears, however, he is enamored and begins a crusade to win her affection. He begins to take her advice on ways to cheer up things around the plant, "Funny Hat Day" and playing Tom Jones's music over the plant's speakers. For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Stomach ache is a non-medical term used to describe various forms of nausea or abdominal pain. ... Ms. ... The Boy Who Cried Wolf, illustrated by Milo Winter in a 1919 Aesop anthology For other uses, see Cry Wolf (disambiguation). ... Mr. ... For other uses, see Tom Jones (disambiguation). ...


Bart returns to school, but when Mrs. Krabappel suggests that he take a make-up test, he immediately begins to groan. Grandpa comes to pick him up and on the way home, references The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Again, Bart is unfazed. When he returns to school once more, he is forced to take the make-up test. He begins to protest, but Mrs. Krabappel is unimpressed. She places him alone outside the classroom, hands him the test, and leaves. Abraham J. Simpson also known as Grampa Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated cartoon television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ...


At Krustylu Studios, the taping of Krusty the Clown's latest show is not going well. A wildlife expert is visiting, and with her is a large hawk and an Alaskan timberwolf, who she warns is spooked by loud noises. Unfortunately for the wolf, "loud" is the secret word of the day. Celebration and noise ensues, and the terrified animal panics and escapes the studio. Krusty redirects here. ... For other uses, see Hawk (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758 The Wolf or Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) is a mammal of the Canidae family and the ancestor of the domestic dog. ...


The wolf runs to Springfield Elementary School, where it attacks Bart outside the classroom. He cries "Wolf!" but Mrs. Krabappel ignores his pleas. Groundskeeper Willie rescues him and after all of Bart's lies, no one believes that he was attacked by a wolf. Since he feels that he will not be believed, he decides to say that he made it up, thus showing a "little honesty" to Mrs. Krabappel. He then passes out on the floor. Grandpa takes him home, while Willie gives the wolf some alcohol and consoles him about losing. This article is about the fictitious Springfield Elementary School in the American television show The Simpsons. ... Groundskeeper Willie (a. ...


Mr. Burns attempts with the help of a hostage Tom Jones, to seduce Marge. When she tells him that she is married, he fires her. She threatens a lawsuit and enlists the help of Lionel Hutz, who is completely unsuccessful and runs yelping from Mr. Burns's squad of real lawyers. Mr. Burns has a change of heart after seeing how Homer would stand up for Marge. The episode ends as Homer and Marge enjoy a private show performed by the chained-up Tom Jones. For other uses, see Tom Jones (disambiguation). ... Civil action redirects here. ... Lionel Hutz is a fictional secondary character from The Simpsons, voiced by Phil Hartman. ... For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ...


Production

The idea for the show came from Conan O'Brien, who thought of Marge getting a job at the power plant and that Mr. Burns has a crush on her.[1] The animators had trouble animating Marge with the suit and lipstick.[2] Director Jeff Lynch said there were a few scenes where Marge "looks like a monster".[2] All the jargon used by Troy McClure was accurately taken from a Time–Life foundation repair book.[3] The original subplot for the episode was Mr. Burns telling Homer to dress up as Mister Atom and have him go to schools to talk to the kids.[2] The cast really liked Tom Jones as a guest star.[3] They said he was fun to work with, and was really nice, and even offered to perform a concert after he was done recording lines.[3] The scene on the Krusty the Klown show where they had guest animals, is a parody of the guest animals on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[3] The animators had originally drawn three different versions of Bart after he was attacked by the wolf.[3] They picked the version that looked the least scary, as they did not want Bart to look too "beaten up".[3] Conan Christopher OBrien (born April 18, 1963)[1] is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and TV writer, best known as host of NBCs Late Night with Conan OBrien. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is a fictional nuclear power plant in the television animated cartoon series The Simpsons. ... Mr. ... Troy McClure is a recurring fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, who was voiced by Phil Hartman, and first appeared in the episode Homer vs. ... Time-Life is a book, music, and video marketer, that since 2003 has been combined with catalog reseller Lillian Vernon as a subsidiary of Direct Holdings Worldwide, and is no longer owned by its former parent Time Warner. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Mister Atom is a fictional comic book supervillian, a radioactive robot who is regularly seen as an enemy of Captain Marvel. ... For other uses, see Tom Jones (disambiguation). ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ...


Controversy

In the original airing of this episode, Mrs. Krabappel names several different diseases Bart has faked in order to get out of taking his English test, one of which is Tourette's syndrome. After Bart claims that he's not over it, he begins barking and snarling and mutters, "Shove it, witch!"[4] This scene garnered many complaints from people who thought it was tasteless of the writers to make fun of an actual condition[4] and Joshua Smith, a boy in Renton, Washington began seeking legal action. Smith demanded that they "not repeat the episode and have Bart Simpson befriend somebody with Tourette's on the show" and include an apology from Bart at the end.[5] Executive producer Mike Reiss replied with an apology saying "We kind of feel like we made a mistake this time. We felt bad about this."[4] In a move that was unprecedented for the show, the producers agreed to remove the scene from future broadcasts.[5] However, Smith's other requests went unfulfilled.[6] Location of Renton in King County and Washington Coordinates: , Country State County King Government  - Mayor Kathy Keolker Area  - Total 17. ... Mike Reiss is an American TV comedy writer. ...


In the version of the episode released on DVD, the part with Bart demonstrating his supposed Tourette's syndrome to Mrs. Krabappel was kept intact, but Krabappel's line about Bart having "...that unfortunate case of Tourette's syndrome" was replaced with "...that unfortunate case of rabies."[7] The Simpsons DVD season boxsets have been released since 2001 in different regions all over the world. ...


Cultural references

The song performed for Mr. Burns at the retirement party is a reference to Citizen Kane.[3] The photo of Mr. Burns meeting Elvis is very close to the photo of Richard Nixon meeting Elvis.[3] While Mr. Burns is looking through the surveillance cameras, "The Imperial March" from the Star Wars films is being played in the background.[3] The song for the "Funny Hat Day" is "What's New Pussycat?", performed by Tom Jones for the movie with the same title. In the end a kidnapped Tom Jones with fetters on his feet is performing "It's Not Unusual". Citizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures and directed by Orson Welles, his first feature film. ... Nixon redirects here. ... The Imperial March (Darth Vaders Theme) is a musical theme recurring in the Star Wars films. ... This article is about the series. ... For other uses, see Tom Jones (disambiguation). ... Theme song single by Tom Jones Whats New Pussycat? soundtrack Whats New Pussycat? is a 1965 film directed by Clive Donner and starring Peter Sellers, Peter OToole, Romy Schneider, Capucine and Ursula Andress. ... For other uses, see Tom Jones (disambiguation). ... Fetters, shackles or leg irons are a kind of physical restraint used on the feet or ankles. ... Its Not Unusual is Tom Jones signature song. ...


Reception

Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood, the authors of the book I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide commented, "We like Bart's fantasy of the radioactive Marie and Pierre Curie, and Smithers' fantasy of his loved one flying through the window. A collection of wonderful set pieces rather than a story, which fizzles out without any real attempt at an ending."[8] Empire placed the "Mister Burns" dance member as the show's fourth best film parody, "the pick of a big bunch" from the show's many Citizen Kane parodies, coming "replete with Wellesian camera angles and subtly altered lyrics".[9] Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Emap Consumer Media since July 1989. ... George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an Academy Award-winning American director, writer, actor and producer for film, stage, radio and television. ...


References

  1. ^ Oakley, Bill. (2004). The Simpsons The Complete Fourth Season DVD commentary for the episode "Marge Gets a Job" [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  2. ^ a b c Lynch, Jeff. (2004). The Simpsons The Complete Fourth Season DVD commentary for the episode "Marge Gets a Job" [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i (2004). The Simpsons The Complete Fourth Season DVD commentary for the episode "Marge Gets a Job" [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  4. ^ a b c C.R. Roberts. "In the spirit of Bart Simpson, insulted 13 year old fights back", The News Tribune, 1993-01-12, p. B1. Retrieved on 2008-02-09. 
  5. ^ a b Mary Elizabeth Cronin. "Tourette's isn't funny, Bart Simpson", The Seattle Times, 1993-02-01, p. C6. Retrieved on 2008-02-09. 
  6. ^ "'Simpsons' producer rebuffs plea for televised apology", The Seattle Times, 1993-02-20, p. A8. Retrieved on 2008-02-09. 
  7. ^ (2004). The Simpsons The Complete Fourth Season - episode "Marge Gets a Job" [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  8. ^ Martyn, Marren. Wood, Adrian. Marge Gets a Job. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved on 2008-03-16.
  9. ^ Colin Kennedy. "The Ten Best Movie Gags In The Simpsons", Empire, September 2004, pp. 76

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