The Simpsons

Large Marge

Season 14, Ep 4, Aired 11/24/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Marge sees Homer flirting with two women and later tries to decide whether he is still interested in her or not. Homer's response is to fall asleep. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse are watching Krusty playing the villain "Clownface" on an episode of the old Batman television series and are inspired to recreate the carousel sequence. Marge asks Manjula what she should do about Homer and Manjula responds by taking her to a plastic surgery clinic. Marge goes in for a liposuction procedure and winds up with breast implants. The doctor gives her 48 hours to try living with them before he will take them out. At school, Bart gets Milhouse spun at a high speed on the carousel; so fast that he spins out of control, resulting in his knocking over the flagpole and throwing up on the flag. When confronted for his part in this act of unpatriotic behavior, Bart cites Krusty as the influence; making Krusty a very unpopular figure. Homer discovers her implants and at dinner the next night, Homer and the men of Springfield sing the praises of her new endowment. Marge gets offered a trade show modeling job. Marge gets into her new image until the extra weight up front of starts giving her back problems. At the trade show, Bart's old friend Stampy and Marge's gifts are used to help Krusty get his reputation back. Afterwards surgery is preformed to reverse Marge's condition and the Baha Men sings the praises of her Jugs with a little help from Homer.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Julie Kavner

    Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

  • Harry Shearer

    Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

  • Dan Castellaneta

    Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

  • Nancy Cartwright

    Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

  • Yeardley Smith

    Lisa Simpson

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Marge gets implants.

    By casabonita83, Mar 30, 2010

  • Marge gets breast implants.

    By Hornets3, Aug 17, 2009

  • Hilarious flippen Hilarious... How could you not like this episode?

    By Iverson82094, Jan 08, 2008

  • This is pretty much a typical "new" Simpson's episode. However, ít isn't as bad as "new" episodes usually are.

    By starman100, Aug 06, 2007

  • Marge with breast implants? Why not?

    By counterjesus, Mar 14, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (28)

    • (Batman is tied up) Batman/Adam West: Struggling in vain!

    • History Channel Narrator: November, 1948. Americans pick their president. Victory seems certain for governor Thomas E. Dewey. Homer: Dewey! Dewey! Dewey! Lisa: Dad, I'm telling you, Truman wins. Narrator: The headlines proclaim "Dewey defeats Truman". Homer: Woohoo! I win the bet! Who's your daddy? Narrator: But the headlines are dead wrong. (Homer gasps) Narrator: Harry Truman triumphs by two million votes. Homer: Not if I can stop that inauguration!

    • Marge: Don't make a fuss over me, boys. Just pour me a beer in a clean glass. Moe: Whoa, you said no fuss.

    • Bart (singing): I got Krusty in hot water, now I've got to help him out! Homer: Shut up, boy. Bart: I don't get a song? Mom got a song! Homer: With the economy the way it is, you're lucky you get soup.

    • Kent Brockman: Besieged by protesters, Krusty responded . . . Krusty: Will you people get a LIFE? Kent Brockman: Not an option!

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    Notes (6)

    • This episode was nominated for the 2003 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Television Animation - Music.

    • This appears to be the last episode Marcia Mitzman Gaven works in voicing one of Maggie Roswell's old characters.

    • Three scenes were shown in the Fox promo, but not in the episode: 1) Marge hides her breasts in the sink. 2) Marge uses pans to cover up her breasts when Bart comes in. 3) Marge frantically points to her face as Bart stares at her cleavage.

    • In a FOX promo, Marge tries to cover her breasts with tennis rackets, but it was edited out of the episode.

    • Blackboard Joke: None. Couch Gag: Via a "Etch a Sketch" the family is drawn sitting on the couch.

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    Trivia (5)

    • The Baha Men perform two different variations of their 2000 hit "Who Let the Dogs Out" in this episode.

    • At the plastic surgery center you can see a before and after picture of Moe as his regular self and next to it is a picture of Moe after his plastic surgery.

    • When Bart is in his Krusty the Clown sleeping bag, at one point Krusty's face is yellow when it should be white.

    • The sound mysteriously paused when Krusty shot out of the crowd to save Milhouse.

    • In a commercial for this episode, Bart and Lisa run into Homer and Marge's bedroom at night. Marge was in her robe and said to Bart "Just focus on mommy's face." Bart replies with "I'm trying, Mom." The scene doesn't air in the actual episode.

    Allusions (12)

    • Milhouse: Sweet Valley High! Krusty played a Batman villain?! Sweet Valley High was a series written by Francine Pascal. It also said in a manner that reflects the way Robin spoke in the early Batman television series.

    • Homer: Why would I want Purina when I've got Fancy Feast right here? Marge: That doesn't sound very reassuring. Homer's analogy about not wanting to be with other women because he has Marge involves brands of pet food for some reason.

    • When Marge goes to the plastic surgery center, a woman looking a lot like Joan Rivers is there with a huge smile frozen on her face. This is an obvious reference to Joan's many plastic surgery procedures she's admitted to having.

    • Sketch A Etch: This is backwards for Etch A Sketch, a popular drawing toy.

    • The title is also the name of a character from the 1985 Tim Burton film "Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure," starring Pee-Wee Herman.

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