Archive for January, 2011


Quote of the Day

The Way We Was6

“Oh how I miss TV!  Dear god, just give me one channel!” – Homer Simpson

Happy 20th Anniversary to “The Way We Was”!  Original airdate: 31 January 1991.


Quote of the Day

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“You know, Marge, getting old is a terrible thing.  I think the saddest day of my life was when I realized I could beat my dad at most things, and Bart experienced that at the age of four.” – Homer Simpson


Saturday Morning Cartoons

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“Go up to the attic, there’s a whole trunk of clothes up there.” – Homer Simpson

The above is yet another one of those little moments on The Simpsons where they came up with a funny concept, and then honed it to triple-ply comedy perfection that takes only a few seconds.  Note the tears along the sleeves, shoulder and waist, Homer has ruined Marge’s carefully preserved wedding dress (was this before or after he used it to wax the car?), all because he doesn’t know how, or just doesn’t want, to do a simple load of laundry.  Moreover, he’s clearly getting into it.  Not only is he wearing the garter, holding the bouquet, and has the flower/veil thing on his head, but he lifts the dress as he descends the stairs, daintily sniffs the flowers, and hums Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus” to himself.  He wanted to wear the wedding dress, and so he did. 


Quote of the Day

“You’ve got to listen to me!  Elementary Chaos Theory tells us that all robots will eventually turn against their masters and run amok in an orgy of blood and kicking and the biting with the metal teeth and the hurting and shoving.” – Professor Frink
“How much time do we have, professor?” – Itchy & Scratchy Land Technician
“Well, according to my calculations, the robots won’t go berserk for at least twenty-four hours . . .

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. . . oh, I forgot to, uh, carry the one.” – Professor Frink


Reading Digest: Movie Tie-In Edition

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“Let’s all go to the lobby, let’s all go to the lobby.  Let’s all go to the lobby, get ourselves some snacks!” – C.M. Burns

We’ve got a few links to various movies this week and, as a special bonus, not a single one of them mentions the Oscars.  There’s a list of what some of Troy McClure’s movies could’ve been, some excellent YouTube of various snack videos and parodies, and even some excellent usage in a movie review.  There’s also a return appearance by Marge’s stupid Playboy cover, a rather excellent gambling story about Sam Simon, and one hell of an awesome looking donut cake. 


Simon says, ‘Woo hoo!’ to Las Vegas, charity – A newspaper fluff piece on Sam Simon that includes the story of what has to be the most expensive grilled cheese sandwich in history. 

Visit Cedar Rapids for the Jokes (But Don’t Expect Much More.) – Excellent usage (movie review). 

Hughes the man – Excellent usage (soccer article). 

25 of Playboy’s Worst Cover Models – Marge checks in at #9, but is also used as the headline image.  Guh, I knew this desperate publicity ploy would be with us forever (via Springfield Springfield’s Twitter feed). 

Conan O’Brien: ‘The Simpsons Could go For Another 100 Years’ – Jebus, let’s hope not. 

Celebrating Australia Day – More horizontally reversed, non-English Simpsons on YouTube. 

11 Best Titles Of Troy McClure Movies From The Simpsons – Just what it says.  As the intro makes clear, there are just way too many to choose from here.  (Thanks to Galileo from In 10 Words for the tip.)

Let’s All Go To The Lobby! – A bunch of videos of the famous singing movie foods, including the original.  Sadly the Simpsons video is from a movie tie in, not “Burns’ Heir”, but it was one of the better movie promo things they did.  For my money though, the original is the funniest of the bunch.  I love how they openly refer to the popcorn as “Butter Drenched”, and the disembodied head of the little boy eye humping the naked, suicidal hotdog at about the 2:00 minute mark is a piece of unintentional comedy gold. 

Bigfoot Meets the Simpsons – A list of the times Bigfoot showed up on the show.  There is one mention of Zombie Simpsons, but it’s cancelled out by the inclusion of “Spanish Fry” from Futurama.

The Best Fictional Beer Brands on TV – These aren’t in any particular order, and the Simpsons YouTube says “removed by the user”, but there are a lot of things on here besides Duff and there are lots of video clips (via Springfield Springfield’s Twitter feed).

Jack LaLanne…In 10 Words – I forgot LaLanne did a guest voice.  There are a lot of Season 10 episodes I haven’t seen in a long time. 

The Jack LaLanne Power Juicer…In 10 Words – “Gotta get a juicer, gotta drink juice, lose weight, won’t get chest pains from answering the phone anymore.”

Stupid Sexy Spiderman… – Spiderman really does looks like Flanders here. 

The Simpsons Donut Cake – Transcendent. 

Me in 5 years – Hey, speaking of donuts, it’s an animated .gif of Homer’s favorite infernal torment. 

Post A Day 2011 Rewind: Share something that makes you smile – A wonderfully sweet story of intergenerational bonding and medical recuperation through Simpsons. 

High-Speed Homer Simpson/ Jackson Pollock – I’ve linked this video/painting before, but it’s too damned awesome not to link again. 

A Black Day – Shaky cam (though watchable) YouTube of “Here come the pretzels!”. 

The things that blow my mind – Please enjoy this YouTube of about half of the original material in Season 9’s “All Singing, All Dancing”.  I too had no idea “Paint Your Wagon” was a real movie for years after I saw this. 

The Simpsons iPhone Wallpaper – Exactly what it says it is, for those of you with iPhones. 

One of those days, eh? – We have a rare double whammy here, it’s Smooth Charlie’s Link of the Week and a person who agrees with us:

Suicidal Boredom: Only repeats of early seasons of your favorite yellow family can cure it!

Amen.  And click through for a rather awesome drawing that really should be available in poster form.


Quote of the Day

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“So, uh, you guys are Eurotrash, huh?  How’s that, uh, working out for you?” – Moe
“Enh, to be honest, we are adrift in a sea of decadent luxury and meaningless sex.” – Gunter
“Uh-huh, so, uh, where might this sea be located?” – Moe


Thursday Evening Cartoons

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“But at Bigger Brothers, we can help.” – TV Announcer

In the hands of lesser mortals, the image of a recently orphaned boy playing catch over his father’s still open grave wouldn’t be funny. 


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