Not to be confused with Plagiarism or Taking the Heat. The Simpsons are your average TV sitcom middle-class American family. Scenes show the juicers being packed into boxes as sick workers cough all over them - sending the virus to America. Usually done to showcase the ignorance of the character. First released: Gadget in Chains was written in a serial format with new installments released at irregular intervals. The story was also published on his website, which was created in December 2004. Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems. The Showtime TV series Rude Awakening was about a Bottle Fairy going through AA, who ended up having UST with her sponsor. Parents Homer and Marge lead the family, and have three children: Bart, Lisa, and baby Maggie. "Whacking Day" is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons' fourth season. The Simpsons: Marge in Chains (Fox television broadcast May 6, 1993). Homer works as a safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, and Marge is a stay-at-home mom. Directed by James L. Brooks. He is best known for his work on the animated TV series The Simpsons.He has directed over 30 episodes of the series and was credited as a supervising director for seasons 9 through 15. Note to anyone editing this page: The Simpsons has over 500 total episodes, so in an effort to make this page look more organized, name the episode each individual "funny moment" was from and place it into the correct season. A popular comedy trope: Someone references a famous invention or work of art and credits it to the wrong creator or inventor. The Simpsons live in the fictional town of Springfield. These episodes, focused on parodies of familiar tropes, really show the possibilities of the show. Tress MacNeille (born June 20, 1951) is an American voice actress best known for providing various voices on the animated series The Simpsons, Futurama, Rugrats, All Grown Up!, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs and some Disney movies.. In morality tales this can lead to an actual explanation of the referenced person's actual achievements. In The Mentalist episode "Jolly Red Elf", the bizarre death of a Santa-suit clad alcoholic lead Jane to seek out his AA sponsor, who was later revealed to … It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 29, 1993. Lionel Hutz: Well, replace the word "kinda" with the word "repeatedly" and the word "dog" with "son." Jim Reardon (born 1965) is an American animator, storyboard artist, television writer, television director, and screenwriter. Marge: You did? If there is confusion about what episode was in a certain season, open this Wikipedia page in a separate tab or window for use as a reference. The claim emerged on social media after fans began posting about the similarities between the episode of the show titled 'Marge in Chains' and the current global outbreak. The first installment was simultaneously released on the Acorn Cafe's "Story Board" and on FanFiction.net on 2nd February, 2002. With Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito. Writing credits: Loneheart Written: Over seven years until summer 2006. The sketch-comedy Almost Live did this with its "Billy Quan" kung-fu parodies. Amusingly, one of the actors in the skit (John Keister) always supplied the still-out-of-sync voiceovers for his own character. ... Marge in Chains (4.21) Lisa’s First Word (4.10) The Itchy and Scratchy Movie (4.6) ... 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