‘Simpsons’ fans joked when the Las Vegas monorail went bankrupt
“Marge Against the Monorail” is one of the most famous episodes of The simpsons, and for good reason. It’s a classic, easy-to-quote episode that’s often a go-to choice when people ask where to start with the show’s now sprawling list of episodes and seasons. The 12th episode of the fourth season features what it looks like: Marge trying to stop Springfield from getting tricked by a con artist trying to sell the city by building a monorail. And its popularity has taken on a new lease of life now that the show is also on Disney +, but it may have also helped that monorails have been in the news lately thanks to the city of Las Vegas.
On Tuesday, news broke that the Los Vegas monorail, which has been closed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Las Vegas Journal-Review had more details on the news, including a company statement on the proceedings.
“Accordingly, it is in the best interest of the Las Vegas Monorail Company to file for bankruptcy and effect a sale of the assets of the system to a party who intends to keep the system in operation and to ensure that the mobility benefits provided by the Monorail continue during conventions, events and throughout the year, âMyles said in the release.
The sale has been in the works for some time now, and last week it was announced that the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau will be purchasing the monorail. But bankruptcy proceedings under the same went viral thanks to a tweet that left The Simpsons fans pull off their favorite jokes on the episode.
Fortunately, the Vegas monorail doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. And if Elon Musk has his way, there will in fact be some competition in the passenger transport sector. There just isn’t a great song attached to this tunnel, right?