Quote of the Day

Homer and Apu14

“Is he still out there?” – Homer Simpson
“Yes, he’s raking leaves.” – Marge Simpson
“What?  That’s your job!  If he starts doing Lisa’s wood chopping . . . ” – Homer Simpson

42 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. 1 Stan
    10 February 2015 at 8:35 am

    Lisa chopping wood. I knew who I once had a crush on as a kid and I still don’t regret it.

  2. 2 Frank
    10 February 2015 at 9:20 am

    i always thought Apu had a big butt

    • 3 Be Sharp
      10 February 2015 at 11:07 am

      I always thought it was weird how he always wears his pants so high up.

    • 5 douchebrush
      10 February 2015 at 11:55 am

      Well, why do you think his name’s Apu (a poo)?

      • 6 Ho Ho Ho
        10 February 2015 at 11:57 am


      • 8 douchebrush
        10 February 2015 at 11:57 am

        Plus, he IS brown, after all. Hehehe…

        • 9 Supernintendo Chalmers
          10 February 2015 at 1:41 pm

          I always got a kick out of how Apu had a darker skin complexion than Dr. Hibbert and Lou The Cop.

          • 10 February 2015 at 4:25 pm

            Yeah, back in the day black simpson characters were pale brown like cookie dough, while apu was of a more redbone tint.

          • 11 torbiecat
            10 February 2015 at 6:50 pm

            I always thought it was odd that most of the blatantly non-white characters were of more realistic colors. If I remember correctly, there some characters with purplish complexions in the Tracy Ullman shorts. And complexion of “Black Smithers” was sort of unusual, too, though I can sort see how some of the staff said just to imagine that he got some sun while on vacation when they were first asked about this.

            • 12 Stan
              10 February 2015 at 6:56 pm

              ‘Black’ Smithers was more like ‘Dark’ Smithers, i.e. having mulatto skin. He was never really depicted as being completely African-American.
              As for the rest, I think it was Groening’s cartoonish fetish to draw a bunch of people with yellow skin. Plus you don’t have to underline Bart and Lisa’s hair =)

              • 10 February 2015 at 7:05 pm

                The hairline thing is true, but what do you guys think about the claim that they did it for transferring from Asian animation studio to american broadcasting? Urban legend deliberately put forth by disinfo-spreading PR guys or what?

                • 14 Stan
                  10 February 2015 at 8:13 pm

                  I honestly think that almost deserves a tinfoil hat.

                • 17 torbiecat
                  10 February 2015 at 8:21 pm

                  I’m more inclined to believe that it was the colorist Gyorgyi Peluce who worked under Klasky-Csupo who came up the yellow complexions. I remember reading some comment from her (which I think might be in Ortved’s book) about how she wished that race didn’t matter, so choosing yellow for the Simpsons was a way of bypassing the depiction of their race. (Though, I really have no clue if she actually realizes race is not merely based on complexion.) There was something I read that basically stated that she was the one responsible for Smithers ‘ colorization “error” as well, but I can’t remember where I read that and haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere else.

              • 18 torbiecat
                10 February 2015 at 7:49 pm

                I have to agree with you that “Black Smithers” is a misnomer, but I guess I used the term because it seems to be stuck in usage in the fandom at the moment (even though it does grate at the part of me that is overly particular). I remember reading a comment about this elsewhere regarding this jokingly stating something to the effect of, “But he was always a white nerd.”

                • 19 Stan
                  10 February 2015 at 8:08 pm

                  I never saw him as a nerd. To me Smithers is a “daddy’s boy”, hence he grew up as a homosexual. His dad was too soft and too dedicated to Burns himself.

                  • 20 torbiecat
                    10 February 2015 at 8:49 pm

                    I’ve certainly found that the word “nerd” means different things to different people (and it’s even funnier when people get into arguments as to how nerds, geeks, and dorks vary), so I can see why you wouldn’t exactly agree with that comment. It still made me chuckle when I had read it.

                    • 21 Stan
                      10 February 2015 at 9:33 pm

                      Yeah, lol. I don’t make difference between these words. I just think he’s not nerd enough by my nerdometer. Frink and Database guy, on other hand, are perfect examples.

                    • 22 torbiecat
                      10 February 2015 at 10:24 pm

                      I would argue that Professor Frink and Database are more stereotyped and classic depictions of nerds, whereas there are a crap ton of other characters that would be considered nerds by many, but really don’t fit the stereotype to a T.

                    • 23 Frank
                      13 February 2015 at 10:55 am

                      late to the party, but teenage Homer thought Smithers was a nerd.
                      thinking back to the scene from the episode where Lisa gets beat up by the bully where Homer was reminiscing about beating up nerds himself

                    • 24 torbiecat
                      14 February 2015 at 5:07 pm

                      Oh, I forgot about that. But, yeah, I’ve actually given way too much thought about how nerds are depicted on “The Simpsons,” and I actually had thought about this on and off before this conversation (and that’s pretty much because I’m a nerd myself, lol). If I can ever flesh out and sort my thoughts properly, perhaps I could write an article about it.

          • 25 Sarah J
            12 February 2015 at 12:52 am

            Eh, lots of Indian people have pretty dark skin. Hell, some groups in India have some of the darkest skin of any ethnic group.

  3. 10 February 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I love how there’s no leaves in the yard at all.

  4. 28 Stan
    10 February 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Fucking little shit switching names. I’ll catch you, shit…

  5. 41 Victor Dang
    10 February 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Someone please tell me what’s going on here.

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