Marge the Meanie
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"Marge the Meanie" is the twentieth episode of season 33 of The Simpsons and the seven-hundred and twenty-sixth episode overall. It originally aired on May 8, 2022. The episode was written by Megan Amram and directed by Timothy Bailey.
"Marge the Meanie" was dedicated in memory of animator Ian Wilcox, who died on April 30.
At the Springfield Retirement Castle, Grampa reunites the old people to make an announcement, to march to victory against their shuffleboard rivals, the Golden Exits Retirement Farm team. The scene switches to the Springfield YMCA, where the battle is going to happen.
The Simpson family attends the match, and the team is losing, while Marge notices someone who keeps on eyeing her. The team eventually wins and as the family exits the building, Marge approaches the stranger only for her to run away in terror, saying how she ruined her life after calling her "Marge the Meanie". When a train stops the bus that she is on, Marge explains how she's her old principal.
Bart is finally happy to have someone he can be proud of as a bad kid in school. Patty and Selma then start talking to them about Principal York, where Marge starts recalling about how she had to switch schools after seventh grade to a worse school, where she had a hard time with bullies, till after a brief conversation with the Principal, where Marge's cola can accidently makes her fall into a bin.
After the Principal gets taken away by Chalmers, the other kids started accepting her, but she doesn't stop after that prank, instead continuing to do more like pulling the Principal's shirt up with the flag cord, and writing El Margo on her shirt along with "They all suck!" on the food pyramid. Bart finds a new friend in her and hugs her.
At The Android's Dungeon, Comic Book Guy acts rudely to some customers, so Marge and Bart decide to get revenge by spreading some slippery baby oil on his drink, causing him to spill cola all over his stuff. The two keep having a laugh about it till dinner, where the family acknowledges how his pranking allele could come from Marge.
At Moe's Tavern, Homer tries to figure out if he has anything in common with his kids, and after a vision from his beer foam, he decides to try and see if Lisa is the one that has something in common with him. At the store, Marge and Bart prank Helen Lovejoy after her remarks on them not buying more premium stuff.
Meanwhile, Homer tries vegan food with Lisa, but it's not to his liking, and after admitting it to Marge he gets pranked by her and Bart after trying to eat a sausage which turns out to be a ground-up kickball. Marge starts having second thoughts on the pranks and tells her concerns to Homer. The next day they go to the Sprawl-Mart, where they can't enter cause of Mr. Burns not wanting to buy things next to poor people
When Burns exits the store, they prank him, but the prank goes too far as he gets hit by several cars, ending with him getting electrocuted on the power line cables. Bart escapes the parking lot and Marge goes to a therapist, while Burns finds out how close he was to death and to enjoy jamming evil in each remaining day of his life.
Marge tries to convince herself to stop the pranks, but Bart saying she's giving up on him has her change her mind for one more. Meanwhile, while Lisa is cooking, whilst tasting, she and Homer find they've something in common, and the doctor starts listing their shared allergies. However in the end Lisa notes how they also share a kind heart.
At the Golden Exits Retirement Farm, Marge pranks her principal with ink shot from a bouquet of flowers, but upon Bart entering the room, the principal has a heart attack. They call an ambulance and soon Bart prays that she's alive and says that he'd not do another prank, having got scared by it, however it turns out that it was a prank by Marge and the principal to teach him a lesson.
In the end they prank each other one more time during Bart's bed time, and Marge then writes apologies letters to all the people that they pranked.
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- Marge Was A Cool Girl In Middle School at YouTube
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