Itchy and Scratchy and Marge
The Simpsons Season 2

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After watching the ultra-violent cartoon series The Itchy & Scratchy Show with Bart (voice of Nancy Cartwright) and Lisa (voice of Yeardley Smith), little Maggie picks up a hammer and attacks Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta), much as the cartoon mouse pummeled the cat. Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) is convinced the show's violence helped provoke the attack, and writes a letter of concern to the show's producer, Roger Meyers Jr. (voice of Alex Rocco). Meyers responds by calling Marge a screwball; angry, Marge organizes S.N.U.H. (Springfieldians for Nonviolence, Understanding, and Helping) to protest the cartoon's carnage. S.N.U.H.'s activities lead to a nationwide boycott of Itchy & Scratchy, and with profits plummeting, Marge is brought in to help write episodes of the show that would be more acceptable to concerned parents. Under Marge's supervision, Itchy & Scratchy becomes a kinder, gentler show; it's also not very funny. While their parents may approve, the kids lose interest and the show's ratings hit the skids. "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge" first aired on December 20, 1990.

Cast & Crew

Dan Castellaneta
Homer Jay Simpson
Julie Kavner
Marjorie Bouvier Simpson
Nancy Cartwright
Bartholomew Jo-Jo "Bart" Simpson
Yeardley Smith
Lisa Marie Simpson
Harry Shearer
Charles Montgomery Burns
Hank Azaria
Moe Szyslak
Pamela Hayden
Milhouse Van Houten
Maggie Roswell
Helen Lovejoy
Alex Rocco
Roger Meyers Jr.
James L. Brooks
Executive Producer
Matt Groening
Executive Producer
David Mirkin
Executive Producer
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