The Simpsons

Season 17 Episode 7

The Last of the Red Hat Mamas

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 27, 2005 on FOX
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The Last of the Red Hat Mamas
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The mayor’s estate is used for Springfield’s Easter celebration, and in the course of the events, Homer embarrasses Marge in front of some new potential friends. To make it up, Homer decides to find her some new friends, with little luck. Marge finds some new friends on her own, Tammy and other members of “The Cheery Red Tomatoes,” a group of women of a certain age. This group has plans for a fund raiser; they intend to rob Mr. Burns of 1 million dollars, an amount he once promised to charity. Homer finds out about the plan and tries to stop her from doing something she’ll regret. Meanwhile, Lisa in search of summer opportunities decides to spend the summer in Rome. Lisa tells Principal Skinner that she speaks fluent Italian, since she really doesn’t she tries to take a crash course and winds up hiring a tutor that turns out to be Milhouse.moreless

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  • Marge With friends

    8.5
    Marge makes friends with a group of women, who plan a big heist: to steal from Mr. Burns something that should be theirs. Will they go through with it? They do, but Burns catches them, but he promises not to pres charges.



    Lisa wants to go to Italy, but needs to be fluent first. In comes Milhouse, who surprisingly speaks Italian really well. Him and Lisa become somewhat close, but it does not last long, especially when Milhouse is seen with two girls.



    Decent episode, main plot for plot, sub plot for the comedy. Overall grade would be a B+/A- methinksmoreless
  • Season 17, Episode 7.

    9.5
    Very good episode. This was one of the funnier episodes in the later years of The Simpsons. The storyline was very enjoyable. First, Homer takes Easter eggs from kids on an easter egg hunt. Then, the mayor's wife presses numerous buttons in his office that reveal female dancers. It's hilarious! The plot idea for this episode is good. I'm surprised that in the seventeenth season, Matt Groening was still able to thing of original, unique storylines. Marge finally gets more friends after Homer practically puts her in isolation with the whole Easter egg stunt. This episode was very enjoyable. Very good, Matt!moreless
  • Great episode... Very funny

    9.3
    The mayor's estate is used for Springfield's Easter celebration, and in the course of the events, Homer embarrasses Marge in front of some new potential friends. To make it up, Homer decides to find her some new friends, with little luck. Marge finds some new friends on her own, Tammy and other members of "The Cheery Red Tomatoes," a group of women of a certain age. This group has plans for a fund raiser; they intend to rob Mr. Burns of 1 million dollars, an amount he once promised to charity. Homer finds out about the plan and tries to stop her from doing something she'll regret. Meanwhile, Lisa in search of summer opportunities decides to spend the summer in Rome. Lisa tells Principal Skinner that she speaks fluent Italian, since she really doesn't she tries to take a crash course and winds up hiring a tutor that turns out to be Milhouse.moreless
  • A great episode. Classic Simpsons!!!!!!!!

    9.4
    The 17th season is shaping up to be the best season since the s3-s9 run. This episode not only retains the quality of the previous season 17 episodes, it raises it! The episode starts out at an Easter egg hunt on Mayor Quimby's property. There are some great gags at this event including Homer fighting the Easter bunny and a rare look at how Mayor Quimby's wife feels about him cheating on her. this episode is a Marge centered episode. I really like it when "The Simpsons" focuses on a character other than Homer. Especially in the later seasons. In the episode, Marge is disappointed with her lack of friends. She is delighted when an all women society selects her as a member. This is until, she discovers that the society is planning on robbing mr. Burns. This episode is and shall remain a classic. There are heartfelt moments along with many hilarous ones. It kind of reminds me of "Futurama" and "The Simpsons" during their best run.moreless
  • A very funny episode that dealt with a real world issue.

    8.5
    I found this episode to be very ammusing when it comes to jokes. Although it wasn't as funny as other episodes, this one maintained a good string of funny things. Homer's idea of what Marges friend should be was very humourous, and the easter egg scene was funny and cute. The plot of this episode was also very well done. The idea of Marge getting a new friend hasn't really been done before, and the writers used the idea and combined it with a real world issue. The group she joined is similar to groups of older women that exist outside the cartoon.



    Overall the plot was really well done and so were the jokes. This was a very good episode and is definetly worth watching.moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

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

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

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

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

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

Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin

Tammy

Guest Star

Russi Taylor

Russi Taylor

Martin Prince, Sherri, Terri and others

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The music that plays when the mayor's wife pushes the button that summons his Chief of Staff is the song "Music to Watch Girls By." The most famous recording of the song ("The boys watch the girls while the girls watch the boys who watch the girls go by…") was the one done by Andy Williams in 1967.

    • Milhouse can speak fluent Italian.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Mr. Burns: Remind me, Smithers, while we're out I need to get my eyes re-balled and my brain flushed out with vinegar.

    • Milhouse: I'm the luckiest boy in the world!
      Nelson: Don't be in love, stupid! (punches Milhouse)

    • Burns: Why you're all women.
      Homer: I'm not.
      Burns: I suppose but, you're certainly buxom and flirty.
      Homer: Oh well, I try to have a good time.

    • Homer: Why does every woman I try to talk to run into cans?

    • Marge: This house has such beautiful wainscoting.
      Mrs Quimby: Marge I didn't know you were into wainscoting.
      Marge: I read an article about it at the tire store. Did you know it's not named after someone named Wayne Scott?

    • (Nelson takes some eggs from a nest.)
      Lisa: Nelson those don't count as Easter eggs.
      Nelson: Yeah but they count as breakfast.

    • Sherri and Terri: Let's talk in our special twin language.

    • Mr. Burns: This rooster has a beak and he shouts Death-a-doodle-doo!

    • Bart: Nice red dress Mom.
      Marge: For you information, I am now a member of the Cheery Red Tomatoes.
      Homer: Marge? In a gang? What are you going to do, shoot me with a frosting gun? (laughs) Seriously, I would love that.

    • Homer: Marge, I was trying to save you from the cops, but the cops followed me. Game over man, game over. (looks at the girls) So aren't you going to introduce me to you friends?

    • Homer: You're just like all the other Easter bunnies, can't take a punch to the crotch! Maybe next time you'll think twice before you (mockingly) "volunteer to try to help children." (turns around) Oh, hey Marge.

    • (Milhouse flashes back to tell Lisa the story of how he learned Italian from his grandmother in Italy.)
      Milhouse: My nana hated English because a GI left her with child, my uncle Bastardo. She only spoke Italian to me.
      Nana: (in Italian) Here are some olives, my cherub.
      Milhouse (age 4): I love you Nana.
      Nana: Idiota! (slaps him)
      Milhouse(narrating): She hit me every time I spoke English!
      Young Milhouse: Ow, that hurt!
      Nana: Idiota! (slaps him)
      Milhouse: I'm sorry I'm so stupid!
      Nana: Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten, parle italiano!
      (Nana proceeds to chase Milhouse with a branch and yelling 'Idiota!', then we cut back to the present)
      Milhouse: That's when I learned to speak Italian and my bed wetting.

    • Luigi: I don't speak Italian, only how do you say, fractured English; that's how my parents spoke at the home.

    • Homer: Silly Rabbit! Kicks are for ribs!

  • NOTES (2)

    • The Eastern/Central timezone broadcast of this episode was delayed until 13 minutes after the hour due to a football game between the NY Giants and the Seattle Seahawks going into overtime.

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: The couch had been replaced by a bird's nest and the family members take their usual places in the nest. A large bird enters and feeds a hungry Homer a giant worm.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Roman Holiday
      The scene where Milhouse and Lisa visit Little Italy is reminiscent of a scene with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn riding a Vespa in the 1953 film Roman Holiday.

    • Jacqueline Kennedy: Mayor Quimby, as is well known, has a voice very similar to that of John F. Kennedy. In this episode, his rarely-seen wife is shown to look very similar to Kennedy's wife Jacqueline. In fact, except for the color, the outfit she wears is almost identical to the one that Jacqueline Kennedy was wearing when her husband was assassinated.

    • The "Cheery Red Tomatoes" are an obvious send up of not only the Red Hat Society but also the Sweet Potato Queens, two organizations established by middle-aged women.

    • Aliens:

      Homer utters the line "Game over man, game over" which was one of Pvt. Hudson's memorable lines from this 1986 science fiction/horror film.

    • Title:

      The episode title is a reference to the musical, "Sophie Tucker- The Last of the Red Hot Mamas," which is about Vaudeville entertainer, Sophie Tucker.

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