Simpson Sunday: A Streetcar Named Marge

Marlon Brando Streetcar Named Desire Stella

Season 4, Episode 2: A Streetcar Named Marge

When Marge auditions for a community theater production of a musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire, she lands the coveted part of Blanche DuBois and their mild-mannered neighbor Ned Flanders is cast as Stanley. Obviously, this episode is pretty heavy on Streetcar Named Desire references and they certainly couldn’t resist working in an homage to the movie’s famous scene where Marlon Brando as Stanley yells, “Hey, Stella!” While Marge is next door rehearsing with Ned, Homer has an incident that fills him with the same anguish Stanley feels in that scene: he’s unable to open his can of pudding. Facing a pudding-less night, he goes out to the backyard and starts yelling for Marge in that Brando-esque manner.

Homer Simpson Streetcar Named Marge

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