Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Debra Jo Smallwood
Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others
Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and Additional Voices
Llewellyn Sinclair and Ms. Sinclair
The Cast of Oh! Streetcar!
Stella: Helen Lovejoy
Steve, The Paperboy: Apu
Pablo: Otto (Later replaced by Llewellyn Sinclair.)
Mitch: Lionel Hutz
Chorus: Chief Wiggum, Jasper, Herman
According to the marquee, "Oh Street Car!" is a one-night-only performance.
Alfred Hitchcock walks by the children center when Homer picks up Maggie.
Ms. Sinclair reads The Fountainhead Diet when Maggie embarks on liberating the pacifiers.
When Apu takes off his shirt during the audition, you can see bullet scars, probably from past Kwik-E-Mart robberies.
The play that Llewellyn Sinclair directs for the elementary school is: "Hats Off To Hanukkah!"
In a self-referential joke, Maggie appears to suck on a Bart Simpson doll in her series of replacement pacifiers.
This is the first appearance of Apu's last name Nahassapeemapetilan which is taken from a high school friend of Jeff Martin's.
Troy McClure: If you ask me they're all winners. We'll be cutting our first 40 contestants right after this.
Marge: I haven't been in a play since high school, and I thought it would be a good chance to meet some other adults.
Homer: Sounds interesting.
Marge: You know, I spend all day alone with Maggie, and sometimes it's like I don't even exist.
Homer: Sounds interesting.
Marge: (in a southern accent) The play's tomorrow night. I've got to stay in charactah.
Lisa: (in a southern accent) Hey mom, would it help if I talked lack this tew?
Marge: (in a southern accent) It maght.
Bart: (in a cockney accent) En I'll talk like 'is. Bob's ya uncle mate.
Marge: (in a southern accent) That really doesn't help, Baaht.
Bart: (in a cockney accent) Can I slog off school tomorra. Gotta pain in me gulliva!
Homer: I'm livin' in a cuckoo clock!
Ms. Sinclair: Mrs. Simpson, do you know what a baby is saying when she reaches for her bottle?
Ms. Sinclair: She's saying "I am a leech".
Bart: Are there any Jive-Talking Robots in this play?
Marge: Um, I don't think so.
Homer: Bart, don't ask stupid questions... Is there any frontal nudity?
Marge: No, Homer!
Lou: Hello! I am Llewellyn Sinclair. I've directed three plays in my career and I've had three heart attacks. That's how much I care, I'm planning for a fourth.
I am just a lonely paperboy,
No romance do I seek;
I just wanted forty cents for my
Deliveries last week;
Will this bewitching floozy
Seduce this humble newsie?
Oh, what's a paperboy to do?
Sinclair: Tonight you'll be transformed to dead-eyed suburbanites, to white hot grease fires of pure entertainment. (To Otto) Except you, you're not working out. I'll be playing your part.
Since the play "A Streetcar Named Desire" is copyrighted, the writers weren't allowed to use very much dialogue from the actual play. To get around this problem the writers turned it in to a musical with songs they wrote themselves.
In 2006, this episode was ranked #4 in Matt Groening's list of top 10 episodes of all time.
The song about New Orleans stirred up controversy again in Fall 2005, when the episode aired shortly after the city was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
The producers of the show formally apologized to the city of New Orleans following the derogatory comments made in this episode.
Blackboard Joke: My name is not "Dr. Death".
Couch Gag: The family runs in and the couch turns into a giant octopus and eats them.
When the women on TV are singing "We learn the truth at seventeen, that love was meant for beauty queens". Those are the song words to the 1975 song by Janis Ian At Seventeen.
During the performance of the show, Homer is shown in the audience playing with his program torn into strips. In the 1941 film Citizen Kane, Joseph Cotten is shown (out of boredom) doing the same thing during the performance of the opera starring Kane's girlfriend.
Homer: Is there any full frontal nudity?
Oh! Calcutta! is a musical from 1972 directed by Jacques Levy, featuring several aspects of full frontal nudity, as well as several other sexually explicit instances.
The Great Escape
Maggie's isolation in "the box" is a reference to the Steve McQueen WWII movie, the 1963 film The Great Escape, wherein McQueen's character gets "the cooler" for trying to escape. Also, the music being played as the babies make their escape attempts sounds similar to the movie theme.
Episode Title: A Streetcar Named Marge The title of the episode, and obviously the play the episode makes fun of takes its name from the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire. There is a reference to the film version when Homer is screaming at Marge when she's rehearsing with Ned.
Bart: Can I slug off school tomorrow? I've got a pain in me gulliver.
Alex misses school because of "a pain in the gulliver" in the book/movie A Clockwork Orange.
Maggie goes to the Ayn Rand School for Tots, where Ms. Sinclair reads The Fountainhead Diet and takes away Maggie's pacifier. Writer Ayn Rand would have people not depending on others or crutches, like pacifiers.
When picking up Maggie from the nursery all the babies were sat together just like at the end of The Birds. When Homer gets Maggie and takes her outside Alfred Hitchcock walks past with his dogs. Hitchcock was noted for always having a walk on part in his films.
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