Synopsis by Mark Deming
Marge Simpson (voice of Julie Kavner) has always been the sort of woman who takes life's ups and downs in stride, but one day things become too much for her to handle. After a trying morning of dealing with her lackadaisical husband, Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta), and her rambunctious children, Bart (voice of Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (voice of Yeardley Smith) and Maggie, Marge finally snaps, using her car to block traffic on Springfield's busiest bridge. Homer is sent in to get Marge to move the car, and morally elastic Mayor Quimby (also voiced by Castellaneta) opts not to have her arrested for fear of alienating female voters. A frazzled Marge puts her foot down and announces she needs time away from the family, booking a room at the Rancho Relaxo Health Spa. While Marge tries to unwind, her sisters Patty and Selma (both voiced by Julie Kavner) look after Bart and Lisa, to the children's chagrin, while Homer struggles to keep up with baby Maggie, particularly after she manages to run away. "Homer Alone" first aired on February 6, 1992.