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The Star of the Backstage is the premiere episode of Season 33, originally produced for Season 32. In Comic-Con, this was revealed to be the “most musical episode ever” with Marge having a new singing voice done by Kristen Bell.

Synopsis

A musical comes to life in Springfield as Marge stages a revival of her beloved high school show - but her wonderful memories are threatened by the return of a rival from the past.

Full Story

Marge has amazing memories of being the stage manager of her high school musical, Y2K: The Millennium Bug and decides to restage it with everyone 2 decades later for one last show. Bart and Lisa even drag Homer into it as Lenny needs a replacement. But when her old high school nemesis comes to town, she realizes that her high school memories aren’t what she thought they were.

She finds out that the cast have had several parties at Marge's house without her knowing of it as well as not inviting her to several other events. Feeling that everything is the fault of Sasha, Marge learns and reveals that her nemesis never accomplished all of the things she claims to have done after high school; ruining the play in the process and being labeled as mean by the cast who continue to favor Sasha over Marge despite learning the truth.

Later, Homer is able to get Marge to understand that her jealousy and desire to be seen overtook her and she realizes she needs to apologize to Sasha. With the play back on, Bart and Lisa criticize the show as "ending too quickly". With Marge gaining two fans that see her as a stage manager icon, Homer and the cast head to the Simpson home for a party without Marge. Then, the credits start playing.

Transcript

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Behind The Laughter

This episode was revealed in Comic Con 2020 as "No Day but Yesterday".

Jack Dolgen has written the songs in this episodes.

Critical Reception

The episode has received overwhemingly negative reviews from critics and fans, due to the mean-spirited nature and the outdated references. On IMDB, the episode received a 4.4/10 average, making it the second lowest-rated episode behind "Lisa Goes Gaga".

Citations

Season 32 Season 33 Episodes Season 34
The Star of the BackstageBart's In Jail!Treehouse of Horror XXXIIThe Wayz We WereLisa's BellyA Serious Flanders: Part OneA Serious Flanders: Part TwoPortait of a Lackey on FireMothers and Other StrangersA Made MaggieThe Longest MargePixelated and AfraidBoyz N the HighlandsYou Won't Believe What This Episode is About - Act Three Will Shock You!Bart the Cool KidPretty Whittle LiarThe Sound of Bleeding GumsMy Octopus and a TeacherGirls Just Shauna Have FunMarge the MeanieMeat Is MurderPoorhouse Rock
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