Dr. Marvin Monroe is a local psychiatrist who was for a long time considered to have passed away.
Dr. Monroe explains the family shock therapy treatment.
Monroe first appeared in a TV ad for Dr. Monroe's Family Therapy Centre, which Homer saw while watching a boxing match at Moe's Tavern. The ad claimed "family bliss or double your money back" and Homer sold the family TV to pay for therapy. Monroe's treatment consisted of a series of tests, including drawing your worst fear. Bart, Lisa, Marge and Maggie drew pictures of Homer, while Homer drew a doodle of an airplane. When the other tests failed, Monroe turned to the shock therapy method: the Simpsons were strapped in chairs with electrodes attached to them and given controls which they could use to shock other family members. However, it quickly got out of hand, starting with Bart zapping Homer before Monroe had a chance to explain the procedure. The Simpsons engaged in a zapping free-for-all, which consumed so much power that the clinic went dark (causing the other patients to flee the building) and the whole town experienced a brownout. Monroe threw the Simpsons out, first grudgingly honoring the "double your money back" guarantee when Homer reminded him of it. He then told the Simpsons to never tell anyone they were there. With their money doubled, the family purchased a new TV.
Monroe was one of the doctors who studied Homer to figure out whether he was the missing link after Homer was captured by Bigfoot hunters.
Monroe hosts his own morning radio show on KBBL where he takes calls from listeners and tries to help them with their problems.
Monroe was a panel guest on Smartline, in a discussion of TV violence.
Dr. Monroe is the author of the following books: "I'm Okay. Why Aren't You?", "If Money is the Root of All Evil, Let Me Set You Free" and "Me, Myself, and I: Memoirs of a Modern Genius" (an autobiography).
Dr. Monroe became rich by curing his patients with The "Monroebilizer". A patented method that combines Nordic Track and cattle prod. This "cure" has secondary effects, that causes his patients to loose hand and eye ordination, making him the target of criminal investigations.
Dr. Monroe took part in the world's tallest human pyramid record attempt.
He is seen right at the start of Trappuccino when Russ Cargill introduces himself and the EPA.
One of the many services Monroe offers
Although it was never specifically shown Dr. Monroe was considered to have died. He stopped appearing on TV and his business closed down. Many people in Springfield also believed him to be dead because several things had been named after him, such as the Marvin Monroe Memorial Hospital and the Marvin Monroe Memorial Gymnasium. His grave is also shown, and Troy McClure reported his death "over the past year". However, several years later, he spontaneously appeared at Marge's book signing, buying a copy of her book The Harpooned Heart. Marge, shocked to see him, said that she thought he was dead. Dr. Monroe explained that he had "been very sick".
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When the Simpsons were haunted by their old selves, they had a hard time getting along with each other (especially after they all became ghosts). Dr. Monroe arrived to soothe the situation, Marge asked him if he was alive or dead to which Monroe replied he's in a Limbo where he can phase through things like a ghost but gets stuck halfway.
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