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A Streetcar Named Desire

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A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play by Tennessee Williams, which was adapted into a 1951 film by Elia Kazan, starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden and Vivien Leigh. It has been referenced a few times in "The Simpsons".

References to A Streetcar Named Desire in The Simpsons[edit]

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Oh, Streetcar!.png 4 61 "A Streetcar Named Marge" The episode title is a reference. In the episode itself the famous play is adapted into a musical, Oh, Streetcar!. Marge plays the part of Blanche DuBois and Ned Flanders Stanley Kowalski. An extra reference is the scene where Marge and Ned rehearse their roles at Flanders' house and Homer stands outside yelling: "Marge! Hey Mààààrge!" at their window. This is similar to Kowalski yelling for Blanche outside her window.

The musical itself is a heavily bowdlerized version of the original, far more dark and depressing play, complete with a happy ending and utter misinterpretation of the moral, now reduced to: "A stranger is just a friend you haven't met."

Burns screams.png 5 103 "Secrets of a Successful Marriage" Smithers' remembers how Burns was yelling his name outside his window. The fact that his memory is in black-and-white is an extra reference.
A Streetcar Named Death.png 7 139 "Marge Be Not Proud" One of the video games in the store Try-N-Save is titled A Streetcar Named Death.
14 307 "'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky" Mayor Quimby talks about "a faded Southern belle" who seduces pizza delivery boys. This is how Blanche DuBois describes herself in the play.
A Streetcar Named Desire.png 24 525 "What Animated Women Want" Bart and the other pupils watch the 1951 film in the classroom. Milhouse yells "Fella!" dressed like Brando

References in video games[edit]

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The play is referenced in the video games The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield, Road Rage and Hit & Run.

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