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The Episode is written by Judy Rothman Rofe, Susan Amerikaner, Katie Shelly, Bruce Shelly, Tony Geiss, Judy Freudberg, D.B. Sweeney, Ned Goldreyer, Mike Scully, Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Juhl, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Jay Kogen, Wallace Wolodarsky, Frank Mula, Marc Wilmore, Richard Appel, Shelley Zellman, Betty G. Birney, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, John Swartzwelder, Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein, George Meyer, Jon Vitti, Rowby Goren, Jeff Martin, Steven Spielberg, David Mirkin, Peter Jackson, William Joyce, Pete Doctor, Kent Butterworth, George Lucas, Richard Sakai, Diana Fresco, Jennifer Crittenden, Dan Greaney, Janice Sonski, Howard Ashman, David M. Stern, Martha Moran, Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon and John Lasseter and directed by Pete Doctor, Jim Reardon, Wes Archer, Mark Kirkland, James L. Brooks, Mark Ervin, Henry Selick, Matt Groening, Kent Butterworth, George Lucas, John Lasseter, D.B. Sweeney, Rich Moore, David Mirkin, Andrew Stanton, Sam Simon, Nancy Kruse, Lance Kramer and David Silverman. The guest stars of the episode includes Christopher Plummer's Daughter Amanda Plummer as Molly Brown, Christopher Walken as Thomas Andrews, John Travolta as Bruce Ismay, Danny Devito, Bill Murray, Kathy Bates, Jim Carrey, Julie Kavner, Hank Azaria, Marc Wilmore, Will Smith, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, James Woods, Pearl Bailey, Peter Falk, Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Jack Warden, Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera, Ethel Merman, George Burns, James Earl Jones, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Charles Grodin, Gene Kelly, Jeff Daniels, David Hyde Pierce, Jack Nicholson, Kelsey Grammer, William Hickey, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, Jim Byrnes, Jim Dale, Woody Harrelson, Shelley Long, Ted Danson, Howie Mandel, Nicholas Colasanto, Bebe Neuwirth, Kristie Alley, Mel Gibson, James Garner and Tom Cruise as Angry Drivers, John Candy as Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the Mayor of New York, Phil Silvers as Mr. Moneybags, Robin Williams as a Polish Immigrant, Rick Moranis as Robby Roober the Taxi Driver, Marlon Brando as Mr. Hawker, Debbie Reynolds as a Russian Immigrant, Donny Osmond as Jack Dawson, Steve Martin as an Umpire, John Turturro, Bob Nelson and Mel Smith as a Broadway Comedy Trio, Jack Black, Wayne Knight, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Adam Sandler as Broadway Clowns, Al Hirschfeld, Oscar Hammerstein II, Treat Williams, George S. Irving, Richard Rodgers, Alexis Smith, Bea Arthur, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Ellen Burstyn, Frank Loesser and Henry Fonda as Artists, Ben Stein, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Ron Taylor, Brad Oscar, Jonathan Freeman, Robert Morse, Gene Kelly, Tim Curry, Albert Finney, Billy Bob Thornton, Jack Nicholson, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Peter MacNicol, Nicol Williamson, Rodney Dangerfield, Bernard Fox, David Cross, Eugene Levy, Woody Allen, Dick Van Dyke, Charles Kimbrough, Joe Montegna and Jeremy Lloyd as Playwrights, Chris Farley as Fatty Arbuckle, David Spade as Krofty Kally, Charlie Callas as Donny Mobber, Miko Hughes as a hungry Son, D.B. Sweeney as his father, Lauren Holly as his mother, Jane Alexander as a hungry Baseball Fan, Frank Langella as an Angry Bus Driver, John Rubinstein as Archibald Gumble, Colleen Dewhurst as Mary Hall, Julie Harris as Marge Simpson, Rick Jason as Eugene Cross, Barbra Streissand as Dolly Hamhock, Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles, Mary Martin as Bianca Rigber, Cathy Rigby as Wendy Pan, Judy Garland as Shirley Dupper, Harvey Fierstein and Mel Brooks as Peanut Truck Drivers, Blake Clark and Bobcat Goldthwait as Popcorn Truck Drivers, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau as Ice Cream Drivers, Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci as Hot Dog Drivers, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as Burger Drivers, Dean Jones and Fred MacMurray as French Fry Drivers, Sid Caesar and Hank Jones as Soda Pop Drivers, Jack Gilford as Elderly Tap Dancer, Roscoe Brown and Loretta Long as a Black Couple, Diahann Carroll as a Black Singer, Alan Cumming as Jerry St. Regis, Dorothy Loudon as Vaudeville Comedienne, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Juhl, Don Sahlin, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Fran Brill, David Rudman, Adam Rudman, Dan Castellaneta, Ben Stiller, Dick Shawn, Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Maggie Roswell, Joel Grey, Robert Preston, Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Patrica Heal as Broadway Dancers, Alan Jay Lerner as Broadway Pianist, Sam Spoopper, Nathan Lane as Max Bialystock, Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom, Michael Keaton as a Hotel Manager, Paul Reubens, Gilbert Gottfried, Bill Irwin, Martin Short, Zero Mostel and Rowan Atkinson as Vaudeville Clowns, Albert Brooks, George Wendt, Neil Patrick Harris, Randy Jackson, Bronson Pinchot, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, John Ritter, Christopher Lloyd, Spike Feresten, Gailard Sartain, Jim Varney, Bing Crosby, Ned Goldreyer, Rowby Goren, John Swartzwelder, Roger Bart, Gary Beach and Bob Hope as the New York Yankees, Whoopi Goldberg as Black Comedienne, Marvin Hamlisch as Vaudeville Pianist, Bernie Traster, Sidney Poitier as Daniel Radder, Jackie Chan, Pat Morita, Akiyoshi Hongo and Bruce Lee as Japanese Cooks, Jerry Orbach as Police Chief, Jeff Daniels as Lorenzo Liebkind, Ernie Sabella as Timon Karloff, William Hurt as John Jacob Astor, Michael Jeter as Benjamin Guggenheim, Spike Milligan as Professor Rastapopolous, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Marty Feldman, Harvey Korman, Bernard Hill, Michael Crawford, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Michael Kidd, Michael Bennett, Michael Peters, Eric Goldberg, Bob Hoskins, Nicholas Lidstone, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams and Paul Goddard as Pirates, Herschel Bernardi and Charlie Martin Smith as Horsemen, Eddie Murphy as a Black Vaudeville Singer, Sandy Duncan as Acrobatic Singer, Adolph Green and Betty Comden as a Tap-Dancing Duo, Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as a Comedy Team, John Lithgow as a Bronx Street Clown, Charles Flescher as a Salesman, Jay Leno and Bob Costas as Baseball Broadcasters, Alec Baldwin as a Radio Announcer, John Leguizamo as a Thrower, Sterling Holloway as a Cop, Paul Winchell as Homer Jay Simpson, Billy Zane as Chief Flanders, Steve Coogan as Gilbert Pooly, John Belushi as Roger Ghia, Hunter Foster as Carmen De Bris, Tim Conway and Don Knotts as Train Drivers, Carl Reiner as Martin Hammonrye, Ned Beatty as Roger Spaulding, Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts, George Hearn as Mr. Potts, Michel Legrand as the Conductor, Don Rickles as Mr. Reppy, Mickey Rooney as Dingy Bell, Buddy Hackett as Benjy Benjamin, Carol Channing, Betty White and Phyllis Diller as three Baseball Fans, Ann Miller as Wise-Cracking Dancer, Celeste Holm as Izabelle Bouvier, Kaye Ballard as a Pompous Train Passenger, David Garrison and Maureen McGovern as a Circus Couple, Patrick Cassidy as a Pirate Captain, Richard Kiley as Don Quixote, Alfred Drake as a Taxi Driver, Milton Berle as Russel Finch and Jackie Mason as a Limo Driver. It's the first Episode to have Ned Goldreyer, Dan Greaney, Peter Jackson, Mike Scully, Jennifer Crittenden, Lance Kramer, Marc Wilmore, Mark Kirkland, Michael Jeter, Kent Butterworth, Wes Archer, Henry Selick, Bill Oakley, Sam Simon, Jerry Juhl, William Joyce, Steve Whitmire, Diana Fresco, George Lucas, David Mirkin, Adolph Green, Betty Comden and Josh Weinstein joining the Madeline Crew.
The Episode was an instant Smash-hit with more than Five-hundred million viewers in the United States and more than Seven-thousand worldwide. The ratings in its original airing went through the roof non-stop with countless rave reviews from Children and Adults alike. It won many Emmy Awards including "Outstanding Animated Program", "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Casting", "Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition" and "Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program". The Songs "New York loves Madeline" Composed by Alan Menken with Lyrics by Howard Ashman, "Broadway Madness" Composed and written by Richard and Robert Sherman and "Up and Down in New York City" Composed by Tony Geiss with Lyrics by D.B. Sweeney, as well as "Open up the Golden Railway" Composed by Jule Styne with Lyrics by Sammy Cahn, "What a Wonderful City" Composed by Leonard Bernstein with Lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden, "Vaudeville Follies", Composed by Marvin Hamlisch with Lyrics by Mel Brooks and "Swanee River by the Banks" Composed by John Williams with Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, each won an Emmy for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics". All the Cast Members, Guest Stars and Christopher Plummer won Emmys for "Outstanding Voice-Over Performance". It also won 3 Annie Awards including "Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation", "Best Individual Achievement for Storyboarding in the Field of Animation" and "Best Individual Achievement for Creative Supervision in the Field of Animation".
It's a nice Spring Day and Miss Clavel takes the Girls out for a walk. At the end of the line is Madeline, with a Baseball mit and a Ball, ready to have fun in the Park. Later, during Breaking their Bread, Miss Clavel announces that they will all go to New York for their Spring Vacation. While others Dream of Broadway Shows (including Show Boat, Of Thee I Sing, Little Johnny Jones, Let 'Em Eat Cake, Anything Goes, As Thousands Cheer, Present Arms, Funny Face, Lady, Be Good and The Guilsons), Shopping on Fifth Avenue or riding in a Carriage in Central Park, Madeline dreams of seeing a New York Yankee Game at the Yankee Stadium. Pepito is also invited to go, with permission from his parents.
They packed their Bags and rode to the Station, where they began a twelve-day cruise to America on the RMS Titanic. The Girls played Shuffleboard, but Madeline and Pepito had fun playing Catch with some Baseball Mits and a Baseball. On the Titanic, they meet two Stowaways named Krofty Kally and Donny Mobber.
The Entire writing and directing Staff travelled to New York City and drew the Inspirations of the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, Chrysler Building, George Washington Bridge, Coney Island, Central Park, Bronx Zoo, Chinatown, Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station, Jersey City, Brooklyn Bridge, 5th Avenue, Flatiron Building, Cloisters Museum, Macy's, Lindy's, New York Harbor, Chamber's Street, Rockefeller Center, Time Square, Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, American Museum of Natural History, Luchow's, Cleopatra's Needle, New York Hippodrome, Chambers Street, Battery Park, New York Aquarium, Woolworth Tower and Ellis Island as well as writing and Storyboarding the Script and Sketches.