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Diatribe of a Mad Housewife 

Marge is inspired to write a novel, but the storyline of the book (a fat, mean husband, and a handsome, sweet neighbor) makes Homer jealous.

Director:

Mark Kirkland

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Groundskeeper Willie (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Car Buyer / Comic Book Guy / Moe Szyslak / Apu (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Otto / Mr. Burns / Boris / Ned Flanders / Dr. Marvin Monroe / Rev. Lovejoy (voice)
Tom Clancy ... Himself (voice)
Ashley Olsen ... Herself (voice)
Mary-Kate Olsen ... Herself (voice)
Thomas Pynchon ... Thomas Pynchon (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Car Buyer (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Phone Voice / Esme Delacroix (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Helen Lovejoy (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

After he gets fired at the plant, Homer gets a job as a car salesman. There he comes across an old ambulance and decides to become an ambulance driver. Not hindered by any medical knowledge Homer starts his new job. Marge also found a new pastime: writing. She writes a book and manages to get it published. It's the talk of the town, not in the least because the book's not very flattering about Homer and suggests a love connection between Flanders and Marge. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode features a guest voice by Thomas Pynchon, the legendarily reclusive author of such novels as "V" and "Gravity's Rainbow." Prior to that, Pynchon had never granted an interview, or even allowed himself to be photographed, so the appearance was quite literally the first time his voice had been heard publicly. He also did a voice for the 16th season episode "All's Fair in Oven War". See more »

Goofs

When Homer puts both his hands through Ned Flanders' door and Nelson's puts his hand in the middle, in the next shot Nelson's hand is below both of Homer's hands. See more »

Quotes

Homer Simpson: [singing to the tune of Gary Numan's 'Cars'] Here in my car/ I am cleaning out blood/ Some of it's mine/ But most of it's not/ Here's Marge.
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Connections

References Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Homer's Ambulance Cleaning Song
(uncredited)
Based on "Cars"
Written by Gary Numan
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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