>*Monorail* criticizes "Marge vs. the Monorail" for "single-handedly > >setting the monorail movement back twenty years." Of course, musical sequences are no stranger to The Simpsons, with Hartman leading another stand out moment in ‘Marge Vs. [Chorus] "Marge vs. the Monorail" is the twelfth episode in the fourth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. The plot revolves around Springfield's impulse purchase of a faulty monorail from a conman, and how it subsequently falls to Marge to stop the train from destroying the town. In its original American broadcast, "Marge vs. the Monorail" finished 30th in the ratings for the week of January 11 to 17, 1993, with a Nielsen rating of 13.7. Marge: How fast is it going? [23] Later that same year, The Guardian named it one of the five greatest episodes in Simpsons history,[24] Time ranked the episode first in its list of 10 best Simpsons episodes picked by Simpsons experts,[25] and Consequence of Sound ranked it the number two episode on its list of top 30 Simpsons episodes. I heard the name Ogdenville in the band competition and instantly remembered the monorail episode. Marge vs. the Monorail. > > > >Mike > >--Saw the jockey episode today. The Simpsons 9F10 - Marge vs. the Monorail Episode Script. marge vs the monorail (1993) When Mr Burns is fined for dumping toxic waste, the town has to decide how to spend the money - and gets talked (or rather sung) into buying an unnecessary monorail of questionable safety. In 1998, TV Guide listed it in its list of top twelve Simpsons episodes. [10], Leonard Nimoy was not originally considered for the role as the celebrity at the maiden voyage of the monorail, as the writing staff did not think he would accept, because William Shatner had previously turned the show down. What makes the Planet of the Apes parody stand out though is its perfect blend of detail in music, animation, and writing, along with a good dose of silliness., while the idea of a Planet of the Apes musical itself is a strong enough hook. www.digitalspy.com. I hear they dump 'em in an abandoned [19] In 2006, IGN named the episode the best of the fourth season. Directed by Rich Moore. "Marge vs. the Monorail" is the twelfth episode in the fourth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. [29], Leonard Nimoy's appearance as himself has been praised as being one of the show's best guest appearances. [ Screams ] "Marge vs. the Monorail" is regarded as one of the best episodes and among the most critically acclaimed episodes in The Simpsons's run. "[27] Emily VanDerWerff of Slant Magazine named it the show's best episode, stating "It's the one you think of when you think of a Simpsons episode", and is "maybe the show's funniest, and it most perfectly encapsulates what may be the show's overriding theme: People are really stupid and self-serving, but if you give them long enough, they'll eventually bumble toward the right answer. "Marge vs. the Monorail" has been widely praised by fans and critics and is generally considered one of the best episodes of The Simpsons. [11] Mayor Quimby uses the phrase "May the Force be with you" from the Star Wars franchise, confusing it with Nimoy's work on Star Trek (and—at the same time—believing Nimoy to have been "one of The Little Rascals"). How The Monorail Episode Altered The Simpsons Forever. [26], The authors of the book I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide, Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood, called it "an unsurpassed episode. [Classic Cartoon Theme] "Simpsons" diehards will recall that Season 4 includes "Marge Vs. [10], The episode borrows some elements from the The Music Man, a musical stage production about a conman, with "The Monorail Song" strongly resembling the show's "Ya Got Trouble" and Lyle Lanley being based on the play's character Harold Hill. [Jazzy Solo ] Heretic video game a 1994 game by Raven Software Heretic II, a 1998 sequel to the aforementioned game Heresy disambiguation Homer the Heretic GT Interactive. [10] "Marge vs. the Monorail" has frequently been selected in lists of the show's best episodes. The track of the old Springfield Monorail (from "Marge vs. the Monorail") is converted into a "sky park". Taken from Season 4 Episode 12Episode Name: Marge Vs. The Monorail’ . As a result, the staff went to Nimoy, who accepted. [15], In its original American broadcast, "Marge vs. the Monorail" finished 30th in the ratings for the week of January 11 to 17, 1993, with a Nielsen rating of 13.7. - Yabba dabba do! Homer’s Phobia 6. O'Brien had previously pitched episodes where Lisa had a rival and where Marge gets a job at the power plant and Mr. Burns falls in love with her; both went well. January 14, 1993. "Marge vs. the Monorail" is the twelfth episode of Season 4. [32] O'Brien and Hank Azaria performed the monorail song live at the Hollywood Bowl from September 12–14, 2014 as part of the show "The Simpsons Take The Bowl". [ Tires Screeching ] But the episode absolutely solidified it. In fact Yeardley Smith - who voices Lisa - described it as one of the worst episodes ever and said that many working there agreed with her. [31] Nimoy made a second guest appearance in season eight's "The Springfield Files". [30] Nathan Ditum ranked his performance as the 13th best guest appearance in the show's history. "[28] In 2012, "Marge vs. the Monorail" was the second-place finisher in a Splitsider reader poll to decide on the best episode of any television sitcom, losing to the Community episode "Remedial Chaos Theory". SS is dedicated to The Simpsons and host to thousands of free TV show episode scripts and screencaps, cartoon framegrabs and movie scripts. Plow S4E9 Lisa's First Word S4E10 Homer's Triple Bypass S4E11 Marge vs. the Monorail S4E12 Selma's Choice S4E13 Brother from the Same Planet S4E14 I Love Lisa S4E15 Duffless S4E16 … [2][3][8], Conan O'Brien conceived the idea when he saw a billboard in Los Angeles that just had the word "Monorail" on it, with no other details or explanation. 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At the Springfield monorail's inaugural run, Lanley arranges for a well-attended opening ceremony as a diversion while he escapes on a plane heading to Tahiti. [9] He first pitched this episode at a story retreat to Al Jean and Mike Reiss, who said the episode was a little crazy and thought he should try some other material first. Improvising quickly, Homer pries loose the metal "M" from the engine's side logo, ties a rope to it, and throws it from the train. Instead, George Takei was asked to guest star, as he had previously appeared as Akira in the second season episode "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish". are among series creator Matt Groening's favorite lines. Homer: I call the big one Bitey. TV Show Episode Scripts. Back in Springfield, the monorail leaves the station just before Marge and Cobb arrive and the controls malfunction from Lanley's sabotage, causing the solar-powered train to over-speed around the track, endangering Homer, Bart, and the passengers, including Leonard Nimoy. In 1995, during the production of the seventh season, Yeardley Smith said of the episode as "truly one of our worst – we [the entire cast] all agree". [Bell Ringing] While initial reactions were mixed, it’s now widely regarded as one of The Simpsons’ best-ever episodes. At the official opening, Mayor Quimby turns on the electricity which causes the monorail car to activate and destroy the boardwalk, running down Sebastian Cobb in the process before finally derailing and crashing into a memorial statue of Leonard Nimoy. [6] Despite this, the episode attracted some criticism when it was first aired due to the somewhat abstract and less situational nature of the plot, particularly from voice actor Yeardley Smith who in 1995 described the episode as "truly one of our worst".[7]. The Monorail ” (season four, episode 12, originally aired 1/14/1993). More precisely, it's "Marge vs. the Monorail," the 12th episode of season 4. Following a few suggestions—including a proposal from a poorly-disguised Burns to invest the money back into his power plant—Marge nearly succeeds in advocating for the repair of the town's rundown roads, but a fast-talking salesman named Lyle Lanley leads a song-and-dance routine that convinces the townspeople to instead build a monorail. [4] O'Brien has said that, of the episodes he wrote, this was his favorite. 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... Bart and Lisa pen their own script and sign Grandpa Simpson's name to it. [17] In 2003, Entertainment Weekly released a list of its Top 25 episodes, ranking this episode in fourth, saying "the episode has arguably the highest throwaway-gag-per-minute ratio of any Simpsons, and all of them are laugh-out-loud funny. As the passengers are rescued, Marge narrates that the town never again embarked on such a foolish project, then follows with a list that contradicts her statement including a skyscraper made from Popsicle sticks, a 50 foot-tall magnifying glass, and an up-escalator that leads to nowhere. Dedicated to The Simpsons and host to thousands of free TV show. [30], Conan O'Brien has said that of all the episodes of The Simpsons he wrote, this is his favorite. “Marge vs. the Monorail” Season 4, episode 12, "Marge vs. the Monorail" is Conan O'Brien's favorite of the episodes he penned. [35], Conversely, the episode was not initially well received by many fans of the show's earlier seasons, as it was a particularly absurd early example of the show taking a more joke-based cartoon approach to comedy, rather than the more realistic situational style of comedy it had employed in its first few years. When the Environmental Protection Agency fines Mr. Burns $3 million for dumping nuclear waste in a Springfield park, a town meeting is held on how to spend the money. In its original American broadcast, "Marge vs. the Monorail" finished 30th in the ratings for the week of January 11 to January 17, 1993, with a Nielsen rating of 13.7. References are made to his role in Star Trek: The Original Series, and an allusion to his role as the host of In Search of.... Kyle Darren, the caricature of Luke Perry, star of Beverly Hills, 90210, appears as well. Simpsons Scripts - Springfield! Doubtful about Lanley, Marge visits his office and discovers his intention to run off with money skimmed from the project while the townspeople fall victim to a faulty train. [6] In a list of the 25 greatest guest voices on the show, released September 5, 2006, IGN.com ranked Leonard Nimoy at 11th. [10] The episode was the highest-rated show on the Fox network that week. This page was last edited on 19 January 2021, at 09:17. After damaging a large portion of the town—especially the already-derelict roads—the "M" catches on the giant donut of the Lard Lad Donut store's sign and the rope holds, stopping the monorail. The Simpsons 9F10 - Marge vs. the Monorail Episode Script. The episode was written by Conan O'Brien and directed by Rich Moore. The MonorailVisit or subscribe to my YouTube Channel for other high quality classic Simpsons clips. Marge: Homer, there's a family of possums in here. [5] Homer's lines "I call the big one Bitey" and "Donuts, is there anything they can't do?" Marge vs. the Monorail Marge vs. the Monorail Written by Conan O'Brien Directed by Rich Moore TV Guide synopsis A fast-talking charmer (Phil Hartman) sells Springfield a monorail of dubious necessity and, Marge learns, highly dubious quality. Marge vs. the Monorail 5. Meanwhile, Homer goes back to school to make up a missing credit. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. After Mr. Burns is busted by the EPA for dumping toxic waste in the playground, Springfield receives a $3 million windfall that they must decide how to spend. [1] Homer briefly serenades Marge in their bedroom with a line from the folk tune "The Riddle Song". "[21] In 2010, Michael Moran of The Times ranked the episode as the ninth best in the show's history. Commercial shows man sitting schlumpily on a couch who looks remarkably like Homer. [13] When Mr. Burns is brought into the court room, he is restrained in the same way as Hannibal Lecter in the film The Silence of the Lambs. She discovers the town to be in ruins, and, despite advertisements for it everywhere stating otherwise, the townsfolk fearfully deny their monorail's existence. Marge vs. the Monorail Marge opens a closet in the monorail. This is the episode that defines Springfield more than any other. [15] "Marge vs. the Monorail" has frequently been selected in … [7], Marge gets a job at the power plant and Mr. Burns falls in love with her, Southern California Rapid Transit District, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, "I Bent My Wookiee! Here is a great collection of Simpsons Scripts . By that time, they had solidified the formula for The Simpsons and now they could find the perfect balance between jokes, story, and character. A small people embiggened by a noble spirit, sure, but not the type to be trusted with a $3 million settlement from the local nuclear power plant.C. Cobb offers to help Marge prevent Springfield from suffering the same fate. Homer: Well, yeah. Kamp Krusty S4E1 A Streetcar Named Marge S4E2 Homer the Heretic S4E3 Lisa the Beauty Queen S4E4 Treehouse of Horror III S4E5 Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie S4E6 Marge Gets a Job S4E7 New Kid on the Block S4E8 Mr. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 14, 1993. [Whistle Blowing] When Springfield gets a sudden windfall, a charismatic traveling salesman convinces the town to build a 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. Lyrics to Monorail Song [From the Episode Marge Vs. the Monorail] by The Simpsons from the Songs in the Key of Springfield album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more! What do they do with these things [5] Nimoy's unexpected guest appearance was also widely praised. (Sees Homer scream in the speeding monorail passing by.) [16] The episode was the highest-rated show on the Fox network that week. After demanding several script changes,[6] Takei declined, saying he did not want to make fun of public transportation as he was a member of the board of directors of the Southern California Rapid Transit District (now the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority). [1] The music that plays as Smithers takes the barrel of toxic waste is a spoof of the "Axl F" theme from Beverly Hills Cop. She meets Sebastian Cobb, the engineer who designed Lanley's North Haverbrook monorail, who explains Lanley had embezzled construction funds through shoddy workmanship and materials, confirming that his monorail projects are scams. As Chief Wiggum and Mayor Quimby argue over who takes charge, Marge and Cobb contact Homer by radio and Cobb tells him he will need to find an anchor to stop the train. Marge drives to the town of North Haverbrook, a previous purchaser of one of Lanley's monorails. Well sir, there's nothing on Earth like a genuine, bonafide, electrified six-car monorail. My grand momma loves to read these on the potty. The plot revolves around Springfield's impulse purchase of a faulty monorail from a conman, and how it subsequently falls to Marge to stop the train from destroying the town. Written by: Conan O’Brien. The citizens of Springfield are not a sensible people. When the flight makes an unexpected stopover in North Haverbrook, the townsfolk storm the aircraft to attack Lanley for ruining the town. SS is dedicated to The Simpsons and host to thousands of free TV show episode scripts and screencaps, cartoon framegrabs and movie scripts. Analysis: “Marge Vs. the Monorail” has been lauded by so many reviewers on so many lists for so many years, but, honestly, it belongs there. James L. Brooks "absolutely loved" this episode when O'Brien presented it. [16], "Marge vs. the Monorail" has frequently been selected in lists of the show's best episodes. [12] Homer's Monorail conductor uniform is based on uniforms from Star Wars. "[18] In his book Planet Simpson, Chris Turner named the episode as being one of his five favorites. Truth is, The Simpsons was already in the process of changing before "Marge vs. the Monorail" aired. After running a questionable training program, Lanley randomly selects Homer to be the monorail's conductor. “Marge vs. the Monorail” (S4, E12), with its grand scale, silly asides and abundance of absurdist humour, represented a stark departure from the show’s established formula. [ Beeping ] TV Commercial: Are you sitting there like a lump? [33] When The Simpsons began streaming on Disney+ in 2019, former Simpsons writer and executive producer Bill Oakley named the episode as one of the best classic Simpsons episodes to watch on the service. "The Simpsons" Marge vs. the Monorail (TV Episode 1993) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. [ Screams ] From beginning to end, there's joke after joke after hilarious joke. Scientist: Well, judging by your husband's cowardly scream, 480 miles per hour. Recurring guest star Phil Hartman provided the voice of Lyle Lanley, while Leonard Nimoy made a guest appearance in this episode. [ Beeping ] So maybe they DID get on the map. The Simpsons, “ Marge Vs. [34], The television show Supernatural references "Marge vs. the Monorail" in the episode "Something Wicked" when Sam Winchester says that places attacked by the monster included Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook, all towns mentioned in the song Lyle Lanley uses to persuade Springfield to purchase a monorail. chalk mine and cover 'em with cement. TV Commercial: Are you on your third beer … Is there anything they can't do?” Homer Simpson “I call the big one Bitey.” Homer, on the opossums living in the Monorail. Homer is schlumpily sitting on the couch watching TV. There's nothing in this half-hour that doesn't work, and no matter how many times I watch this episode, it never, ever gets old. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 14, 1993. [ Singing Classic Cartoon Theme ] The Simpsons sit on the couch, followed by four rows of Springfield's residents sitting in front of the family. D'oh! Marge vs. the Monorail is the twelfth episode of the fourth season of The Simpsons, and the seventy-first episode overall.When the city comes into a great deal of money, they're swindled out of it by a con man selling monorails to newly wealthy cities. Treehouse of Horror V 10. Simpsons episode scripts: full transcripts, perfect for finding that exact quote or reciting with your buds! Later, Leonard Nimoy makes a guest appearance as himself. Marge vs. the Monorail Lyle Lanley : I've sold monorails to Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook, and by gum, it put them on the map. It's hard to know where to start dishing out the praise — Leonard Nimoy's guest appearance, the Monorail song, Marge's narration, the truck full of popcorn..."[1] Robert Canning of IGN strongly praised the episode, stating "It is by far one of the most loved episodes of The Simpsons and can safely be called a classic by any fan. Besides being replete with excellent jokes, this episode reveals the town's mob mentality and its collective lack of reason. Marge vs. the Monorail “Donuts. [14] The logo on the monorail cars which is revealed as Homer attempts to stop the speeding train shows they were first used during the 1964 World's Fair, though that event's train actually used cars suspended from an overhead rail. [15] The episode was the highest-rated show on the Fox network that week. [1], The episode starts with a tribute song to The Flintstones as Homer heads home from work and crashes his car into a chestnut tree. “Marge vs. the Monorail” (S4, E12), with its grand scale, silly asides and abundance of absurdist humour, represented a stark departure from the show’s established formula. After we seal 'em? > >*Monorail* criticizes "Marge vs. the Monorail" for "single-handedly > >setting the monorail movement back twenty years." Of course, musical sequences are no stranger to The Simpsons, with Hartman leading another stand out moment in ‘Marge Vs. [Chorus] "Marge vs. the Monorail" is the twelfth episode in the fourth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. The plot revolves around Springfield's impulse purchase of a faulty monorail from a conman, and how it subsequently falls to Marge to stop the train from destroying the town. In its original American broadcast, "Marge vs. the Monorail" finished 30th in the ratings for the week of January 11 to 17, 1993, with a Nielsen rating of 13.7. Marge: How fast is it going? [23] Later that same year, The Guardian named it one of the five greatest episodes in Simpsons history,[24] Time ranked the episode first in its list of 10 best Simpsons episodes picked by Simpsons experts,[25] and Consequence of Sound ranked it the number two episode on its list of top 30 Simpsons episodes. I heard the name Ogdenville in the band competition and instantly remembered the monorail episode. Marge vs. the Monorail. > > > >Mike > >--Saw the jockey episode today. The Simpsons 9F10 - Marge vs. the Monorail Episode Script. marge vs the monorail (1993) When Mr Burns is fined for dumping toxic waste, the town has to decide how to spend the money - and gets talked (or rather sung) into buying an unnecessary monorail of questionable safety. In 1998, TV Guide listed it in its list of top twelve Simpsons episodes. [10], Leonard Nimoy was not originally considered for the role as the celebrity at the maiden voyage of the monorail, as the writing staff did not think he would accept, because William Shatner had previously turned the show down. What makes the Planet of the Apes parody stand out though is its perfect blend of detail in music, animation, and writing, along with a good dose of silliness., while the idea of a Planet of the Apes musical itself is a strong enough hook. www.digitalspy.com. I hear they dump 'em in an abandoned [19] In 2006, IGN named the episode the best of the fourth season. Directed by Rich Moore. "Marge vs. the Monorail" is the twelfth episode in the fourth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. [29], Leonard Nimoy's appearance as himself has been praised as being one of the show's best guest appearances. [ Screams ] "Marge vs. the Monorail" is regarded as one of the best episodes and among the most critically acclaimed episodes in The Simpsons's run. "[27] Emily VanDerWerff of Slant Magazine named it the show's best episode, stating "It's the one you think of when you think of a Simpsons episode", and is "maybe the show's funniest, and it most perfectly encapsulates what may be the show's overriding theme: People are really stupid and self-serving, but if you give them long enough, they'll eventually bumble toward the right answer. "Marge vs. the Monorail" has been widely praised by fans and critics and is generally considered one of the best episodes of The Simpsons. [11] Mayor Quimby uses the phrase "May the Force be with you" from the Star Wars franchise, confusing it with Nimoy's work on Star Trek (and—at the same time—believing Nimoy to have been "one of The Little Rascals"). How The Monorail Episode Altered The Simpsons Forever. [26], The authors of the book I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide, Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood, called it "an unsurpassed episode. [Classic Cartoon Theme] "Simpsons" diehards will recall that Season 4 includes "Marge Vs. [10], The episode borrows some elements from the The Music Man, a musical stage production about a conman, with "The Monorail Song" strongly resembling the show's "Ya Got Trouble" and Lyle Lanley being based on the play's character Harold Hill. [Jazzy Solo ] Heretic video game a 1994 game by Raven Software Heretic II, a 1998 sequel to the aforementioned game Heresy disambiguation Homer the Heretic GT Interactive. [10] "Marge vs. the Monorail" has frequently been selected in lists of the show's best episodes. The track of the old Springfield Monorail (from "Marge vs. the Monorail") is converted into a "sky park". Taken from Season 4 Episode 12Episode Name: Marge Vs. The Monorail’ . As a result, the staff went to Nimoy, who accepted. [15], In its original American broadcast, "Marge vs. the Monorail" finished 30th in the ratings for the week of January 11 to 17, 1993, with a Nielsen rating of 13.7. - Yabba dabba do! Homer’s Phobia 6. O'Brien had previously pitched episodes where Lisa had a rival and where Marge gets a job at the power plant and Mr. Burns falls in love with her; both went well. January 14, 1993. "Marge vs. the Monorail" is the twelfth episode of Season 4. [32] O'Brien and Hank Azaria performed the monorail song live at the Hollywood Bowl from September 12–14, 2014 as part of the show "The Simpsons Take The Bowl". [ Tires Screeching ] But the episode absolutely solidified it. In fact Yeardley Smith - who voices Lisa - described it as one of the worst episodes ever and said that many working there agreed with her. [31] Nimoy made a second guest appearance in season eight's "The Springfield Files". [30] Nathan Ditum ranked his performance as the 13th best guest appearance in the show's history. "[28] In 2012, "Marge vs. the Monorail" was the second-place finisher in a Splitsider reader poll to decide on the best episode of any television sitcom, losing to the Community episode "Remedial Chaos Theory". SS is dedicated to The Simpsons and host to thousands of free TV show episode scripts and screencaps, cartoon framegrabs and movie scripts. Plow S4E9 Lisa's First Word S4E10 Homer's Triple Bypass S4E11 Marge vs. the Monorail S4E12 Selma's Choice S4E13 Brother from the Same Planet S4E14 I Love Lisa S4E15 Duffless S4E16 … [2][3][8], Conan O'Brien conceived the idea when he saw a billboard in Los Angeles that just had the word "Monorail" on it, with no other details or explanation. 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At the Springfield monorail's inaugural run, Lanley arranges for a well-attended opening ceremony as a diversion while he escapes on a plane heading to Tahiti. [9] He first pitched this episode at a story retreat to Al Jean and Mike Reiss, who said the episode was a little crazy and thought he should try some other material first. Improvising quickly, Homer pries loose the metal "M" from the engine's side logo, ties a rope to it, and throws it from the train. Instead, George Takei was asked to guest star, as he had previously appeared as Akira in the second season episode "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish". are among series creator Matt Groening's favorite lines. Homer: I call the big one Bitey. TV Show Episode Scripts. Back in Springfield, the monorail leaves the station just before Marge and Cobb arrive and the controls malfunction from Lanley's sabotage, causing the solar-powered train to over-speed around the track, endangering Homer, Bart, and the passengers, including Leonard Nimoy. In 1995, during the production of the seventh season, Yeardley Smith said of the episode as "truly one of our worst – we [the entire cast] all agree". [Bell Ringing] While initial reactions were mixed, it’s now widely regarded as one of The Simpsons’ best-ever episodes. At the official opening, Mayor Quimby turns on the electricity which causes the monorail car to activate and destroy the boardwalk, running down Sebastian Cobb in the process before finally derailing and crashing into a memorial statue of Leonard Nimoy. [6] Despite this, the episode attracted some criticism when it was first aired due to the somewhat abstract and less situational nature of the plot, particularly from voice actor Yeardley Smith who in 1995 described the episode as "truly one of our worst".[7]. The Monorail ” (season four, episode 12, originally aired 1/14/1993). More precisely, it's "Marge vs. the Monorail," the 12th episode of season 4. Following a few suggestions—including a proposal from a poorly-disguised Burns to invest the money back into his power plant—Marge nearly succeeds in advocating for the repair of the town's rundown roads, but a fast-talking salesman named Lyle Lanley leads a song-and-dance routine that convinces the townspeople to instead build a monorail. [4] O'Brien has said that, of the episodes he wrote, this was his favorite. 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