The Simpsons

Season 5 Episode 6

Marge on the Lam

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 04, 1993 on FOX

Episode Recap

Marge pledges money to PBS and gets tickets to the ballet and Homer goes with her against his wishes. When he gets his arm caught in two vending machines, he has to cancel. Marge asks her next-door neighbor, Ruth, to go in his place and has a terrific time with her. Meanwhile Homer is still at work hours later. Homer eventually returns home and has an argument with Marge about her new friend. She and Ruth have another girls' night out a few days later. Homer gets a baby-sitter for the children, Lionel Hutz and then he decides to go out and have some fun on his own. Marge and Ruth are having a wild night, while Homer's night has turned to crap. Chief Wiggum gives Homer a ride home, but they end up in a chase after Ruth and Marge, because Ruth is driving a stolen car. Marge tries to talk Ruth out of it, but after they lose the fuzz, Marge elects to stay with Ruth in her run from the law for the rest of the night. The high speed chase has begun again and Bart and Lisa see Marge on TV when the chase gains TV coverage. In the style of Thelma & Louise, Ruth and Marge's high speed chase heads towards a chasm. Chief Wiggum and Homer fly their police car into a bunch of solid waste. In the end a Dragnet style voiceover tells what happens to each character.