MARGE PENS A NOT-SO-TALL TALE ON �THE SIMPSONS�
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER. 24, ON FOX
The Olsen Twins and Legendary Authors Tom Clancy and
Thomas Pynchon Guest-Star
Inspired by romance novelist Esme Delacroix, Marge begins writing a novel set on Nantucket Island in the mid-1800s. Although the story takes place two centuries ago, Marge bases the characters on people in
her real life, telling the tale of a woman who is married to a brute and fancies her neighbor. Marge sends the manuscript off to Delacroix, who likes it so much she forwards it to authors Tom Clancy and
Thomas Pynchon (guest-starring as themselves) for endorsement. Marge's novel, �The Harpooned Heart,� soon hits bookstores and has the town of Springfield recognizing Homer and Ned Flanders as her leading
men. Homer, too lazy to actually read the book, buys a books-on-tape version that is read by guest-stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Furious at the outcome of the story, Homer turns to Flanders to show him
how to be a better husband on THE SIMPSONS episode �Diatribe of a Mad Housewife� Friday, Sept. 24 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-1505) (TV-PG D, L, V)
Voice Cast: Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson, Barney and Krusty the Clown; Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson; Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson; Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson; Hank Azaria as Apu, Carl and Moe;
Pamela Hayden as Milhouse; Harry Shearer as Lenny and Ned Flanders; Tress MacNeille as Esme Delacroix and Maggie Roswell as Helen Lovejoy.
Guest cast: Mary-Kate Olsen as herself, Ashley Olsen as herself, Tom Clancy as himself and Thomas Pynchon as himself.