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Encyclopedia > Marge on the Lam
The Simpsons episode
"Marge on the Lam"
Marge with Ruth Powers
Episode no. 87
Prod. code 1F03
Orig. airdate November 4, 1993
Show runner(s) David Mirkin
Written by Bill Canterbury
Directed by Mark Kirkland
Couch gag The family run towards the couch and crash through the backdrop which is painted to look like the living room.
Guest star Pamela Reed as Ruth Powers
George Fenneman as the narrator
DVD
commentary
Matt Groening
David Mirkin
Mark Kirkland
David Silverman
Season 5
September 30, 1993May 19, 1994
  1. Homer's Barbershop Quartet
  2. Cape Feare
  3. Homer Goes to College
  4. Rosebud
  5. Treehouse of Horror IV
  6. Marge on the Lam
  7. Bart's Inner Child
  8. Boy-Scoutz N the Hood
  9. The Last Temptation of Homer
  10. $pringfield
  11. Homer the Vigilante
  12. Bart Gets Famous
  13. Homer and Apu
  14. Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
  15. Deep Space Homer
  16. Homer Loves Flanders
  17. Bart Gets an Elephant
  18. Burns' Heir
  19. Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song
  20. The Boy Who Knew Too Much
  21. Lady Bouvier's Lover
  22. Secrets of a Successful Marriage
List of all The Simpsons episodes

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Synopsis

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

The family is watching a public television marathon when Marge calls in and donates $30. She gets two tickets to the ballet, whose play is Romeo and Juliet. At work, Homer gets his arms stuck in a soda machine and a candy machine, which means he can't be home in time to go to the ballet with Marge. Marge invites her next door neighbor Ruth Powers to come since Homer can't. The next night, Marge and Ruth head out for a night on the town in Ruth's convertible. They visit a bar that Marge calls "Shtkickers", although the third letter in the bar's exterior sign is missing and could be the letter "i". Afterwards, they go to an empty farmer's field and Ruth instructs Marge on how to shoot a pistol she has brought with her by targeting some old tin cans. The kids during all this are being babysat by Lionel Hutz who at one point claims to them that he is now Miguel Sanchez. Painting of ballet dancers by Edgar Degas, 1872. ... Title page of the Second Quarto of Romeo and Juliet (published 1599) For other meanings see Romeo (disambiguation) and Juliet (disambiguation). ... A vending machine is a machine that provides various snacks, beverages and other products to consumers. ... A Browning 9 millimeter Hi-Power Ordnance pistol of the French Navy, 19th century, using a Percussion cap mechanism Derringers were small and easily hidden. ... For recurring characters who are associated with the Mafia, see Springfield Mafia. ...


As Ruth is driving Marge home at the end of the night, Chief Wiggum (who is giving Homer a ride home) claims that one tail light on Ruth's car is slightly smaller than the other, and tries to pull them over. Ruth informs Marge that the car is not really hers, and manages to evade Wiggum by turning off her headlights (Chief Wiggum: "A ghost car!"). Marge and Ruth are eventually chased by a large number of police cars, and drive towards a large ravine. Homer, thinking that Marge is purposely heading over the cliff, apologizes to Marge through a bullhorn for "just about everything" and begs her not to drive over the cliff. Ruth and Marge, upon hearing about the cliff, immediately slam on the brakes and stop short. Homer and Chief Wiggum, following behind them, are not so lucky, and fly into the air. The scene fades out (just like the end of Thelma and Louise), but quickly fades back to reveal that the ravine is actually a landfill, and Homer and Wiggum are safe. The very end of the episode ends in a Dragnet-like sequence (including the music), telling the fates of each of the characters involved in the episode. Ruth gets her child support money. Lionel Hutz gets his payment for babysitting Bart, Lisa, and Maggie ("He was glad to get it"). Marge has to pay 50 cents to replace the antique cans and a further $2,000 for mental anguish. Homer is taken back to a military base in Maryland for extensive testing. In the television series, The Simpsons, the Wiggum family consist of Clancy (father and police officer), Sarah (mother), and Ralph (child). ... A ghostly woman coming down the stairs. ... Albury landfill, Surrey, England A landfill, also known as a dump, is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment. ... Dragnet opening frame from the 1967 version. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33...

Spoilers end here.

Trivia

  • 'Welcome to the Jungle' by Guns N' Roses was used during this episode
  • In Homer's vision of Maggie's wedding, Maggie still has her pacifier when she's an adult.
  • It is implied that Chief Wiggum ordered an inflatable man instead of an inflatable woman.
  • The total amount of money raised at the telethon is $23.58 (plus Marge's $30).
  • The voice for the end part was by George Fenneman, who did the original Dragnet endings as well.

This article is about the Guns N Roses song. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... George Watt Fenneman (November 10, 1919 - May 29, 1997) was a radio and television announcer. ...

Cultural references

  • Much of the plot, along with Ruth's blue convertible and Homer and Wiggum's fall over the chasm, is a parody of Thelma and Louise. Also, in the third part of the episode, a road sign reads
     Entering Badlands: High-Speed Chases Use Diamond Lane 
  • A possible reference to Badlands, in which a man goes on a killing spree while he takes a woman as his accomplice.
  • Crystal Buzz Cola is a reference to the fad drink Crystal Pepsi.
  • The SPRINGFIELD letters on the hill are reminiscent of the famous Hollywood sign.
  • The comedian who performs at the telethon whom Homer does not find funny is a parody of Garrison Keillor.
  • When Ruth tells Marge that she "better get home before that naked talk show comes on", she is referring to the Robin Byrd Show.
  • The songs "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses and "Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows" by Lesley Gore are featured in the car chase scenes.
  • Homer reads a Jet Magazine which has an article about the birthday of former Saturday Night Live castmember Garrett Morris at the Kwik-E-Mart.
  • Lionel Hutz makes fun of the legal drama L.A. Law for depicting lawyers as successful.
  • The Police Mug scene at the end of the episode is a direct parody of Dragnet.
  • Homer tries to convince Bart and Lisa they don't need a babysitter by mentioning the movie Home Alone
  • The comment Marge makes to Ruth on the farmer's field about being hunted for sport is a reference to The Most Dangerous Game.
  • Homer mentions that Marge has became a criminal just because he didn't take her to the ballet; Chief Wiggum then claims "that's exactly how Dillinger got started."
  • Homer mentions "oh I don't know a little show called Dr Quinn Medicine Woman." A popular show at the time.

Thelma and Louise Thelma and Louise is a road movie from 1991 conceived and written by Callie Khouri, co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Geena Davis as Thelma, Susan Sarandon as Louise, and Harvey Keitel as a sympathetic detective trying to solve crimes that the two women... Badlands is a 1973 film directed by Terrence Malick from his own script. ... Buzz Cola is a fictional brand of cola featured in the animated series The Simpsons. ... Crystal Pepsi was a colorless, caffeine-free soft drink that was made by PepsiCo from 1992 to 1993 in the United States, Canada, and for a short time in Australia. ... ... The 2005 Telethon on Seven Perth. ... Garrison Keillor (born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942) is an American author, humorist, columnist, musician, satirist, and radio personality. ... Robin Byrd frolics with her guests at the end of a 1993 episode of The Robin Byrd Show Robin Byrd (born April 6, 1957, in New York, New York) is an American former porn actress and the host of The Robin Byrd Show, which has appeared on leased public-access... This article is about the Guns N Roses song. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Lesley Gore (born May 2, 1946 in New York City as Lesley Sue Goldstein) is an American singer and songwriter of the so-called girl group era. She is perhaps best-known for her 1963 Pop hit, Its My Party, which she recorded at the age of 16. ... Garrett Morris (born February 1, 1937) is an American comedian and actor from New Orleans, Louisiana. ... L.A. Law (1986 - 1994) was one of the most popular American television shows of the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Home Alone is a 1990 comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. ... This article is about the short story by Richard Edward Connell. ... John Dillinger John Herbert Dillinger (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was an American bank robber, considered by some to be a dangerous criminal, while others idealized him as a latter-day Robin Hood. ...

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Marge on the Lam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (694 words)
"Marge on the Lam" is the sixth episode of The Simpsons' fifth season.
Marge and Ruth are eventually chased by a large number of police cars, and drive towards a large ravine.
Homer, thinking that Marge is purposely heading over the cliff, apologizes to Marge through a bullhorn for "just about everything" and begs her not to drive over the cliff.
Treehouse of Horror IV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1565 words)
Marge and Lisa plead with the devil, finally getting him to agree to hold a trial the next night.
Homer is to spend the day in Hell, however; after falling down a long rocky slope onto a conveyor belt, he is chopped into tiny pieces.
On the back, Homer has written that he pledges his soul to Marge; therefore, it was not his property at the time of his deal with the devil.
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