The Simpsons

Marge on the Lam

Season 5, Ep 6, Aired 11/4/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Homer has to cancel his plans with Marge because he got his arms stuck in two vending machines, so Marge goes out with their neighboor Ruth. It turns out, Ruth is somewhat of a wanted criminal. In a Thelma and Louise style story, Marge and Ruth are being chased by Chief Wiggum and Homer. All the while, Lionel Hutz is left to babysit the children.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bill Canterbury

  • Pamela Reed

    Ruth Powers

  • George Fenneman


  • Mark Kirkland

  • Dan Castellaneta

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

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • perfect

    By futuramarama, Aug 18, 2011

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 18, 2010

  • Marge On The Lam

    By casabonita83, Dec 23, 2009

  • Marge goes on the run from the law in a Thelma and Louise-esque situation with her new best friend, Ruth Powers.

    By Scottstopher28, Dec 30, 2008

  • Not as stong as the rest of the season, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't rock...

    By Iverson82094, Jan 23, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Otto: Hey, Mrs. Simpson, you should try one of these smart drinks! (Downs his drink) Oh, wow. I've wasted my life!

    • Ruth: I envy you and Homer. Marge: Thank you. Why? Ruth: If you ever met my ex-husband, you'd understand. All he ever did was eat, sleep and drink beer. Marge: Your point being?

    • Carl: Hey, Homer, you wanna get a beer on the way home? Homer: (bitter) I can't. I gotta take my wife to the ballet. Lenny: Heh, You're gonna go see the bear in the little car, huh?

    • Homer: Oh, solid waste! I could kiss you (starts kissing it) Eww-- (kisses some more)--Mmm, I think that was pizza!

    • Bart: You're absolutely right, Dad. We don't need a baby-sitter. Homer: Wait a minute (Takes out card reading: "Always do opposite of what Bart Says.") You kids do need a baby-sitter! Bart: (to himself) Blast that infernal card! (to Homer) Hey, Dad. Don't give me that card. Homer: Here ya go--(Pulls card away)--No!

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    Notes (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: none Couch Gag: The family rushes into the living room and crashes through the wall, which is painted to look like the couch and living room.

    Trivia (9)

    • Music From This Episode "Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows" by Lesley Gore (Played while Chief Wiggum and Homer are in the car.)

    • Music From This Episode: "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns 'N Roses (played while Marge and Ruth are in the car)

    • Homer's power sander reads: "Property of Ned Flanders"

    • Springfield has their town name spelt out in giant letters on a hillside, like Hollywood.

    • A sign on the highway reads: ''Entering Badlands; High Speed Chases Use Diamond Line''

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    Allusions (6)

    • William Kennedy Smith Rape Trial The scene with Mayor Quimby in the underground club is a reference to the William Kennedy Smith alledged rape incident.

    • Homer: Haven't you kids seen Home Alone? If some burglars come, it'll be a very humorous and entertaining situation? In the movie Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin is accidentally left behind when his family takes a vacation. Some crooks try to burglarize the house and he rigs up several painful booby traps for them.

    • L.A. Law Lionel Hutz and the kids watch the TV drama L.A. Law. Lionel Hutz claims this show is highly inaccurate because real lawyers do not work in skyscrapers, have secretaries or wear belts.

    • Homer: Sometimes you gotta go where everybody knows your name. This is referring to the theme song of the sitcom Cheers, as the line Homer says is similar to the first line in the song: "Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name..."

    • Dragnet The ending of this episode, which offers what happened to the show's main characters, pays tribute to the long-running police drama Dragnet.

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