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Encyclopedia > The Monkey Suit
The Simpsons episode
"The Monkey Suit"
Episode no. 377
Prod. code HABF14
Orig. airdate May 14, 2006
Written by J. Stewart Burns
Directed by Raymond S. Persi
Chalkboard “Je ne parle pas Français” (I don’t speak French)
Couch gag Progressively older family portraits.
Guest star(s) Melanie Griffith as herself
Larry Hagman as Wallace Brady
Season 17
September 11, 2005May 21, 2006
  1. Bonfire of the Manatees
  2. The Girl Who Slept Too Little
  3. Milhouse of Sand and Fog
  4. Treehouse of Horror XVI
  5. Marge's Son Poisoning
  6. See Homer Run
  7. The Last of the Red Hat Mamas
  8. The Italian Bob
  9. Simpsons Christmas Stories
  10. Homer's Paternity Coot
  11. We're on the Road to D'ohwhere
  12. My Fair Laddy
  13. The Seemingly Never-Ending Story
  14. Bart Has Two Mommies
  15. Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife
  16. Million Dollar Abie
  17. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore
  18. The Wettest Stories Ever Told
  19. Girls Just Want to Have Sums
  20. Regarding Margie
  21. The Monkey Suit
  22. Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play
List of all The Simpsons episodes

The Monkey Suit” is the 21st episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season that originally aired on May 14, 2006. Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1224x543, 260 KB) Summary Promotional artwork for The Simpsons episode The Monkey Suit. ©2006 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Licensing This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Simpsons writing staff in season 13, including current show runner Al Jean (fourth from left in middle row) and previous show runners Mike Scully (first from left in back row), David Mirkin (sixth from left in back row), and Mike Reiss (fourth from left in back row). ... J. Stewart Burns is a writer and producer for The Simpsons. ... The three people are caricatures of (left to right) Rich Moore, Wes Archer and David Silverman[1] The following is a list of directors who have worked on the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Raymond S. Persi is a director of two episodes of The Simpsons. ... Bart writes The Pledge of Allegiance does not end with Hail Satan The chalkboard gag is a running visual joke that occurs during the opening credits of many episodes of The Simpsons. ... The couch gag is a running visual joke in the opening credits of the animated television series The Simpsons. ... (left to right) Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Keith Richards, Homer, Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz and Brian Setzer guest starred in the heavily promoted season 14 episode How I Spent My Strummer Vacation. This is a list of guest stars who appeared on The Simpsons. ... Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957 in New York City) is an Academy Award-nominated American film actress. ... Larry Hagman (born on September 21, 1931) is a popular American actor who is famous for playing J.R. Ewing in the 1980s television soap opera Dallas and Major Anthony Nelson on the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. ... The Simpsons celebrate Labor Day in this promotional artwork for the series 17th season. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bonfire of the Manatees is the first episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ... The Girl Who Slept Too Little is the second episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ... Milhouse of Sand and Fog is the third episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. ... Treehouse of Horror XVI is the fourth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons, as well as the sixteenth Halloween episode. ... Marges Son Poisoning is an episode in Season 17 of The Simpsons. ... See Homer Run is the sixth episode of the 17th season of The Simpsons. ... The Last of the Red Hat Mamas is the seventh episode of the 17th season of The Simpsons. ... The Italian Bob is the eighth episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ... Simpsons Christmas Stories is the ninth episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ... Homers Paternity Coot is the tenth episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ... Were on the Road to Dohwhere is the eleventh episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. ... My Fair Laddy is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ... The Seemingly Never-Ending Story is the thirteenth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons, and the ninth Emmy Award-winning episode. ... Bart has Two Mommies is the fourteenth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. ... Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife is an episode of The Simpsons, that aired on March 26, 2006. ... Million Dollar Abie is the sixteenth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. ... Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore is the seventeenth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons, guest-starring Richard Dean Anderson. ... The Wettest Stories Ever Told is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons’ seventeenth season. ... “Girls Just Want to Have Sums” is the nineteenth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. ... Regarding Margie is the 20th episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season that aired on May 7, 2006. ... Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play is an episode of The Simpsons. ... 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Plot

Lisa brings the family to go to the museum to see a weaving exhibit as her summer activity, but to her and Marge's shock (and Homer and Bart’s joy), it has just been cancelled and replaced by a “History of Weapons” exhibit. Faced with an incredibly long line, Homer notices Ned Flanders and his kids at the front of the line and cuts in front of them. Others start taking advantage of Ned’s kindness, until they are stuck at the end. To lift the boys' spirits a little bit, he makes them turn around with him to pretend that they are at the front of the line again, Homer cuts again and claims that he's everywhere. At the end of the day, the Flanders are still waiting, and are denied entry, as it’s closing time for the Weapons exhibit for the day. So they decide to check out the evolution exhibit next door. Ned is horrified to hear that humans evolved from apes and that the creation account in Genesis is characterized as a “myth.” Covering his kids’ eyes, he drags them out of the exhibit. 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. ... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... Tweed loom, Harris, 2004 Woven sheet Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two sets of threads or yarn made of fiber called the warp and weft of the loom and turning them into cloth. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Bart and his sister Lisa as news anchors. ... A weapon is a tool used to kill or incapacitate a person or animal, or destroy a military target. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // For the history of humans on Earth, see History of the world. ... Families Hylobatidae Hominidae Apes are the members of the Hominoidea superfamily of primates, including humans. ... Creation according to Genesis refers to the description of the creation of the heavens and the earth by God, as described in Genesis, the first book of the Bible. ... Genesis (‎, Greek: Γένεσις, meaning birth, creation, cause, beginning, source or origin) is the first book of the Torah, the Tanakh, and the Old Testament. ...


He meets up with the church council to suggest promotion of Creationism. This sounds good to Reverend Lovejoy as it might help him regain his patrons, most of who have left his church for a nearby church (with vibrating pews). The next day, Ned and Lovejoy blackmail Principal Skinner into introducing Creationism in the school. Lisa is perturbed by this, and at a town meeting asks everyone to make a choice between Creationism and Darwinism, as there is only one truth. The townspeople vote for Creationism, much to Lisa's chagrin, and the act of teaching or learning Darwinism and Evolution are now made illegal. So Lisa decides to start holding secret classes for people interested in Evolution. However, just as the first lesson is about to begin, she is arrested by Chief Wiggum “for the teaching of non-Biblical science.” she protests at this, saying that there are many other crimes happening, including Snake Jailbird shooting all of the customers of the Kwik-E-Mart. The police then say that they can only apprehend the last law passed, which is widely regarded as the worst possible system ever. Creationism is the belief that humanity, life, the Earth, and the universe were created in their entirety by a deity or deities (typically God), whose existence is presupposed. ... This article contains a list of recurring characters from The Simpsons with descriptions. ... In the television series The Simpsons, the Springfield Elementary School is the school which Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson and their fellow students attend. ... In the television series, The Simpsons, the Wiggum family consist of Clancy (father and police officer), Sarah (mother), and Ralph (child). ... An exterior of a fictitious typical Kwik-E-Mart store. ...


She is brought to trial, which is dubbed “Lisa Simpson v. God.” Representing her is Clarice Drummond, a despised ACLU lawyer from New York City, while on God’s (i.e., Ned’s) side is Wallace Brady, a beloved, overweight, southern lawyer. The trial does not go smoothly for Lisa, as Professor Frink (called by Clarice) gives ambiguous answers regarding God’s existence, while a creationist scientist (with a degree in “Truthology” from “Christian Tech”) says that Evolution cannot be real, as there is no proof of a “Missing Link” (depicted in a picture as a savage hominid, holding a rock over his head). At home, Lisa feels dejected and Marge decides to help her out. So she starts reading Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species and gets, pretty much, engrossed in it. When the trial resumes, Marge tells Lisa that she can help her. While Ned is being cross-examined by Clarice, Marge gives Homer a cold beer. Homer, ecstatic at getting a beer, tries to open it unsuccessfully. The more he tries, the more primitive he gets. Finally, Ned loses his cool and calls him “a big monkey-faced gorilla.” Clarice then asks Ned to compare the picture of the “Missing Link” and Homer shaking the beer over his head. Ned concedes defeat and the case is dismissed. Ned walks off sadly, but Lisa explains that she is all right with his beliefs, but considers that science and church should never mix together, a point which Ned agrees upon. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a major American non-profit organization whose stated mission is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.[1] It works through litigation, legislation, and community... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The U.S. Southern states or The South, known during the American Civil War era as Dixie, is a distinctive region of the United States with its own unique historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... Professor John Nerdelbaum Frink, Jr. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ... Charles Darwins Origin of Species (publ. ... Leffe, a Belgian beer, served in branded glasses Schlenkerla Rauchbier straight from the cask Beer is the worlds oldest[1] and most popular[2] alcoholic beverage. ...


Cultural References

  • This is an obvious spoof of the Scopes trial. In addition, the lawyers Clarice Drummond and Wallace Brady are parodies of Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan. Their names were changed to Henry Drummond and Matthew Harrison Brady in Inherit the Wind, the play which dramatized the trial.
  • The scene where Bart wins a baseball game parodies The Natural and The Bad News Bears.
  • Bart appears in a stage adaptation of Grease 2, in which he confusedly quotes Fonzie.
  • The unmaskings of a Lisa-impersonating Milhouse Van Houten and Todd Flanders made by Nelson and the puzzle-piece fade-outs are a reference to The Saint TV series.
  • The summer blockbuster Bart watches is a parody of Men in Black.
  • The song played in the “Myth of Creation” diorama is “What a Fool Believes” by the Doobie Brothers.
  • The blackboard at Lisa’s evolution seminar features the phrase “Viva la Evolución,” a pun on the revolutionary call “Viva la Revolución.”
  • Booberella, the character appearing on the TV show at the beginning of the episode, first seen in “I’m Spelling as Fast as I Can,” is a parody of television personalities Vampira and/or Elvira.
  • Bart's home run is signalled by the same Musical Piece used frequently in Homer at the Bat.
  • Bart claims he has his first kiss in this episode. This is far from true: he was kissed by a girl in a daring contest in 'Flaming Moe's', was kissed by Jessica Lovejoy in 'Bart's Girlfriend', kissed by Gina Vendetti in 'The Wandering Juvie', and kissed three girls in 'The Way We Weren't.
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