The Simpsons

Season 7 Episode 14

Scenes From the Class Struggle in Springfield

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 04, 1996 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Marge gets an expensive "new" dress at the outlet mall. While wearing it she meets a former schoolmate who invites her and the family to the country club. Marge becomes obsessed with trying to fit in. Homer takes up golf at the club and Mr. Burns challenges him to a game. After Homer catches him cheating, Mr. Burns agrees to help Homer's family become members of the country club if he doesn't tell anyone.moreless

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  • Worst. Episode. Ever.

    I thought this episode was really dumb. Marge worries about having new rich friends more than her family. She'll do anything like change her dress. Homer also battles Mr. Burns in this episode. In Golf. Of course Smithers is there to cheat for him (You did'nt help Mr. Burns in Team Homer so why you gotta do this?).

    Well, at lest this episode isn't as bad as Lisa the Beauty Queen or something. But this episode is th worst of the season. They'e could have done better, I'm sorry, Season 7 wasn't that as good anyways. I only have a little left to write so I'll say, "Thank you for reading."moreless
  • this was a good one

    in this simpsons ep marge and lisa go shopping in a second hand store thing is they come a cross a shnel dress that is supposed to be really expensive and its marked down and marge buys it and she wears it and some women see her and invite her and her family to a country club becasue of how good she looks thing is marge does not have that much expensive cloths so she changes the dress over and over to look diffrent but they can still tell . and she final realizes that life is not for her .moreless
  • Great

    Marge starts fitting in with rich local snobs after a new fancy dress she buys. But soon she starts acting like the snobs, and worries that her family will also change in behavior. So she drops out of the club they were gonna let her in. Meanwhile, Homer is playing Burns in golf, and finds out that Smithers has been cheating for the old man.

    I'm not a big fan of Marge, she as well as Lisa are my two least favorites of the Simpson family. So my overall grade is about a B-, it had some good, funny scenesmoreless
  • The Simpsons are rich and not because they have money

    This is just another episode that keeps you glued to the screen but that as soon as you finish watching, you don't want to see again in a long while. Marge triyng to be part of the rich and famous, wow, this is something I would have never expected, after all, she seems to be the only sane member of the family.

    Well, once again, there were a couple of jokes here and there but that was about it. This episode simply makes me remember of the times I have been greedy and I have wanted to be something I am not. Other than that, this is boring.moreless
  • Silly

    After a chance encounter with an old high school acquaintance, Marge finds herself and her family invited to an ultra-exclusive country club. Marge worries about her social standing when some snobs at the country club notice she's been wearing the same highly-discounted Chanel dress every day. Homer and the kids adjust to club life a lot better: Homer discovers that he's a golf prodigy and Lisa is in horse heaven. On the night of the Simpson family's formal acceptance to the club, Marge's social anxiety reaches a fever pitch and she scolds her family for being less cultured and refined than the members of the club. In the midst her breakdown, however, Marge has a moment of clarity and realizes she was wrong to have such overwhelming feelings of insecurity. The Simpson family rejects club membership and celebrates their togetherness over cheeseburgers and fries at the Krusty Burger. Guest star: Tom Kite as himself.moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

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

Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

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

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Tom Kite

Tom Kite


Guest Star

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Mr. Burns: Rant on, Simpson. But your vainglorious boasting will only add savor to my inevitable triumph.
      Homer: (very confused) Yes.

    • Marge: I have to alter my suit so it looks different for tomorrow.
      Homer: Just slap some bumper stickers on it and come to bed, will you, Marge?

    • Elizabeth: Well played Marge. We would have won if you would have changed to a different suit.
      Susan: I thought changing suits had gone out of fashion, eh Marge?

    • Marge: I'll be there with bells on.
      Susan: Bells? Where exactly will you be attaching them to that tattered Chanel suit?
      Evelyn: Don't worry, Marge. Her idea of wit is nothing more than an incisive observation humorously phrased and delivered with impeccable timing.

    • Evelyn: Marge, you look nothing like the girl I knew nothing about in high school.

    • Marge: Homer, I like your in-your-face humanity. I like the way Lisa always speaks her mind. I like Bart's... I like Bart.

    • Marge: Miss? Miss? Do you have a Chanel suit or any other high quality clothes?
      Saleswoman: No, ma'am, but we do have a shipment of slightly burned Sears' active wear coming in this afternoon.
      Marge: Oh, I give up.
      Cletus: What time and how burnt?

    • Homer: Oh, this game could mean big things for me, Marge. If I beat Mr. Burns, I mean really wallop him bad, I'm sure to get that big raise I've been gunning for!

    • Mr. Burns: Who is that lavatory links man, Smithers?
      Smithers: Homer Simpson, sir. One of the fork and spoon operators from sector 7-G.
      Mr. Burns: Well, he's certainly got a loose waggle. Perhaps I've finally found a golfer worthy of a match with Monty Burns, eh?
      Smithers: His waggle is no match for yours, sir. I've never seen you lose a game. Except for that one in '74 when you let Richard Nixon win. That was very kind of you, sir.
      Mr. Burns: Oh, he just looked so forlorn, Smithers, with his (imitating Nixon) "Oh, I can't go to prison, Monty. They'll eat me alive!" (Smithers laughs) I wonder if this Homer Nixon is any relation?
      Smithers: Unlikely, sir. They spell and pronounce their names differently.
      Mr. Burns: Bah! Schedule a game and I'll ask him myself.

    • Tom Kite: Now, you don't want to overthink.
      Homer: Not an issue.
      Tom Kite: Keep your head down.
      Homer: (raising his head) Huh?
      Tom Kite: Pretend there's no one else here. (Homer scratches his butt with the club and burps)...And just go at your own pace. (Homer hits the ball very close to the hole)....Wow, very impressive. You're a natural, Mr. Simpson.
      Homer: Really?
      Tom Kite: Uh huh. All you need is your own set of clubs, and stay the hell out of my locker! can keep the shoes!

    • Bart: That place is weird. A man in the bathroom kept handing me towels, until I paid him to stop.
      Homer: (holding a stack of towels) Should have held out longer, boy!

    • Country Club Gate Attendent: Name, please.
      Homer: Simpson family.
      Marge: We're not poor!...Well, we're not.

    • Lisa: Do I have to go? That country club is a hotbed of exclusionist snobs and status-seeking social climbers.
      Marge: I've told you, I don't like you using the word "hotbed".

    • Evelyn: Attendant, I'd like some gas.
      Apu: Yes, I'm sorry, I do not speak English, okay.
      Evelyn: But you were just talking to--
      Apu: Yes, yes. Hot dog, hot dog. Yes sir, no sir. Maybe, okay.

    • Homer: You look great.
      Marge: Really? You like it? Oh, I'd love to wear this someplace special.
      Homer: Spurlock's Cafeteria, it is.

    • Homer: What's the point of going out? We're just gonna wind up back here anyway.

    • Homer: I'm going to regale everyone with my amusing anecdote. You know the one I tried to say on the radio? Heh heh... who's gonna bleep me this time?

    • Homer: But Marge... valets! For once maybe someone will call me "sir" without adding "you're making a scene."

    • Mr. Burns: Quit cogitating, Steinmetz, and use an open-faced club... a sand wedge!
      Homer: faced club sandwich.

    • Marge: Homer, I don't think you should wear a short-sleeve shirt with a tie.
      Homer: Ohhh, but Sipowicz does it.
      Marge: If Detective Sipowicz jumped off a cliff, would you do that too?
      Homer: (as he walks away) Ohhh, I wish I was Sipowicz.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: Everybody sits, bathed in black light with retro music playing, until Homer turns on a lamp.


    • Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills
      The title of the episode is a play on the title of the 1989 film, Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, written and directed by Paul Bartel.

    • Our Bodies, Ourselves
      Homer is reading "The New Our Caddies Ourselves" to improve his golf game. This is a parody of the 1973 women's reference book called, Our Bodies, Ourselves.

    • Bart: Don't be a sap, Dad... These are just crappy knockoffs.
      Homer: I know a genuine Panaphonics when I see one. And look, here's Magnetbox and Sorny!
      The cheap televisions Homer is looking at are imitations of Panasonic, Magnavox, and Sony.