Sweets And Sour Marge
Production Code
Episode Number
20 January 2002
Carolyn Omine
Mark Kirkland
Executive Producer
Al Jean
Jimmy Heenan
Plot Homer buys a book on world records published by Duff. After boring everyone with world record trivia, Homer decides to break a record himself. He gathers the whole town to build the world's tallest human pyramid. After Jimbo and Kearney move their hands just before the record is claimed, the pyramid collapses into a giant sphere. The entire town rolls to a truck weighing station and the Duff record book officials say that Springfield is the world's fattest town, ahead of Milwaukee.

The townsfolk are happy to have made it in the record book. Marge is worried that the whole town is overweight. She discovers that there is sugar in nearly everything Springfielders eat. After complaining to Garth Motherloving, head of the Motherloving Sugar Corporation, (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marge decides to sue the sugar industry. Judge Snyder sides with her and bans all sugar products in Springfield (angering Homer and a few others).

The whole town goes cold turkey. Homer joins a secret group to smuggle sugar from the island of San Glucose. After arriving back in Springfield, and evading a police boat, Homer brings the sugar to the docks. Marge pleads Homer to dump the cargo. After contemplating, Homer does so. All Springfielders, even those who seemed happier and healthier without sugar, jump into the harbor and drink the sugar water. Judge Snyder declares the ban over and dives in with everyone else.
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