The Simpsons

Season 14 Episode 4

Large Marge

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 24, 2002 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • (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!

    • Homer: I came out of the elephant's mouth, right? Because I already showered once today.

    • Drederick Tatum: I've been paid millions to endorse these butt-ugly shoes. My forthrightness is my undoing.

    • Marge: Not feeling well going to bed, dinner and breakfast are on the table.
      Homer: Did you label the meals so I could tell which is which.
      Marge: Yes!

    • Milhouse: Bart, remember when I was crying at recess. I think I'm finally ready to tell you why.

    • Lisa: Dad you're getting paint on your wedding ring.
      Homer: Oh, right can you hold it?
      Lisa: This is a Band-Aid wrapped in tinfoil.
      Homer: My real ring's inside a turtle.

    • (Homer is painting the wall)
      Lisa: Dad, what is that?
      Homer: Well, I figured that if Bart could be 'El Barto'...
      (We see that Homer just painted the words 'EL HOMO')
      (A homosexual Mexican guy approaches Homer)
      homosexual Mexican guy: Oh, I wish I had your brand of courage, amigo.
      Homer: Thanks, I...(screams, and tries to get rid of it)

    • (Wiggum, Lou & Eddie are about to shoot Stampy)
      Wiggum: Aim for the big hose coming out of its face.
      Lou: You mean the trunk?
      Wiggum: Easy there, college boy.

    • (Milhouse knocks down the American flag and then barfs on it.)
      Skinner: Wait, this just doesn't add up. Milhouse has never been anything but a comic foil.
      Bart: (arrives on scene) Hey, what's going on here? Something crazy?
      Skinner: There's your queen bee! Explain yourself, Simpson.
      Bart: Uh, I saw Krusty do it on TV.
      Skinner: Then Krusty will feel my wrath. The spritz has hit the fan!

    • Chief Wiggum: Ready.
      Lisa: Mom! Do something!
      Chief Wiggum: Aim.
      Marge: I got to stop them from shooting I…I don't (Looks down at her Implants) Lisa don't hate me for this. (Runs on top of a stand)
      Chief Wiggum: Continue Aiming. Still aiming.
      Marge: Hey Cops! Check out This all points bulletin! (Removes her top and flashes the crowd)
      Krusty: (Looking at Marge's implants) Whoa! Look at those Mugumbos!

    • Marge: Faced with a problem like this, I wonder, what would Oprah do?

    • Marge (waking up from surgery and looking at her chest): Nyaaaah! What on earth have you done? My maguppies became bazangas!

    • Lisa: (seeing Marge with implants) Mom! What happened? Your endowment's bigger than Harvard's!

    • Mayor Quimby: Doctor, my assistant is as flat as ever! Where are the new knockers the tax-payers paid for!?

    • (After seeing the "new" Marge)
      Doctor: Wow! Are those real? Oh, right.

    • Batman: Good thing I always carry my Carousel Reversal Spray!
      Clownface/Krusty: Uh! What don't you have in that belt?

    • Marge: 89% of Americans would rather have a shoehorn than a computer...
      Vendor 1: Yeah, I'd like to 89 you!
      Marge: I've heard about you vendors.
      Vendor 2: Hey baby, I like the way your body looks.
      Lisa: Stop objectifying my Mom!
      Vendor 2: I will in a second... Woooooh! Hey baby, you're an object!

    • Luigi: For you, pretty lady, we make-a the fresh pasta, not the crap from a can we give-a to everybody else.
      (Cut to Principal Skinner and his mother, who both have spaghetti and meatballs still in the shape of a can.)
      Agnes Skinner: It's as cold as my love for you.

    • Voice from car radio: You're listening to Radio Disney. Your favorite songs rewritten for babies.
      Baha Men (to the tune of "Who Let the Dogs Out"): Who let the milk out?
      Marge: (singing along) Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Dad left the milk out! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck!

    • Newspaper Headline: CRAZY MOM GOES TOPLESS (photos pg. 3-28)

    • Baha Men Song Parody: Who let her jugs out? Doh! Doh! Doh! Doh! Marge let her jugs out! Doh! Doh! Doh! Doh!

    • Chief Wiggum: Sorry, ma'am. We don't negotiate with elephants!

    • Carl: This is the longest I've gone without looking at Lenny.

    • Homer: You took a 20-karat diamond and made it gleam like a big spaghetti dinner covered in whipped creeeeeeeeeam!
      Comic Book Guy: You're like X-men #3 in a Mylar bag...
      Snake: You're a brand new muscle car and all the wheels are mag.
      Mr. Burns: You make me feel as young as the blood I get from sheep...
      McAllister: You're like Jacqueline Bisset in me favorite flm, "The Deeeep."
      Moe: You're sexy and exotic like a hooker from Belize...
      Dr. Hibbert: Or a patient with insurance who's crawling with disease.
      All Men: You're a sundae underneath two great big cheriiiies...
      Marge: Keep in mind they're only temporaaaaaaries...
      All Men: Still we'd like to say that we are very, veeery, glad to see you...
      Mayor Quimby: And I decree you...the hottest thing to hit this city since the fire that killed 11...
      (all gasp)
      Mayor Quimby: ...dangerous criminals!
      All: Hooraaaaaay!
      Homer: And they're all miiiiiiine!

  • Notes

    • 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.

    • Bart's elephant Stampy returns in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • 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.

    • Milhouse: Teletubbies get away with more than this!

      The Telettubbies are colorful fuzzy creatures who like to dance, sing, and play videos on their tummies. Milhouse was previously seen watching the Teletubbies in the episode "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken."

    • na: Iwo Jima
      After Milhouse knocks over the American flag, the veterans raise it in a pose identical to the famous photo of the U.S. Marines raising the flag on Mt. Suribachi after the 1945 American victory over Japan in the battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. The Marine Corps Hymn also plays in the background just to emphasize the similarity.

    • Plastic surgeon: "Great Ceauşescu's ghost!"
      The plastic surgeon who sees that Marge has gained large breasts speaks in an eastern European (possibly Romanian) accent. The reference is to Nicolae Ceauşescu, the brutal Romanian dictator who was overthrown and executed by his people in a December 1989 military coup.

    • na: na
      The Three Stooges: At the beginning, the ex-presidents building the house (ala Habitat For Humanity) are take-offs on The Three Stooges: Jimmy Carter is Larry, George H. W. Bush is Moe, and Bill Clinton is Curly.

    • Luigi: Boy, oh, boy-ar-dee! I bazooma you want a table.
      Chef Boy-Ar-Dee is a brand of Italian food (spaghetti, ravioli, etc.)

    • Krusty: I got where I am by naming names in the '50's.
      In the 1950's, the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) investigated communist infiltration in Hollywood in the '30's and '40's. This produced the infamous "blacklisting" of some performers, writers, etc. Others got themselves off by "naming names" of those who were supposedly soft on communism.

    • Krusty: Hey, elephant, I've got one word for you: Columbo! No, that's not it - Modesto! Daktari? Nintendo?

      Columbo was an American police drama starting in 1970's, whose title character was played by actor Peter Falk.
      Modesto is the county seat of Stanislaus County, California.
      Daktari was a 1960s TV series about a veterinarian working in a wildlife preservation in East Africa. "Daktari" means doctor in Swahili.
      Nintendo is the famous video game company, held responsible for such things as Mario, Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Pokémon, and even Kirby and F-Zero.