Quote of the Day

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“You look pretty successful.” – Homer Simpson
“Thanks.  I play a millionaire at parties . . . at least, I’d like to.” – Male Simpson Relative

15 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. 1 Bort Sampson
    8 March 2015 at 11:26 am

    Hey, that guy looks like a Simpso-fied J.K. Simmons! :-D

    • 2 Patty Cash
      8 March 2015 at 8:31 pm

      My favorite Homer in that scene is the one who shoots birds at the airport. And one of the Simpson women (the regional sales coordinator for bunk and trundle beds who looks like Velma from Scooby Doo) looks like one of the protesters from the episode where Homer is accused of grabbing a university feminist’s butt (she was the one who said, “Yeah right! That’s the oldest trick in the book”).

      • 3 Bort Sampson
        9 March 2015 at 8:58 am

        Oh yeah, she does look like Velma (too me a while to remember). And that airport-bird-shooting Homer sorta looks like Lenny. I think I might actually like to see those very minor characters back some day….maybe along with Uncle Herb….and interacting with the Ned’s from Flanders’ family reunion.

        Hmm, I think I may have Zombie Simpsoned myself with those comments. Oh well.

    • 4 Patty Cash
      9 March 2015 at 5:38 pm

      I thought he looked like Homer if he were rich…and thinner…and didn’t have that beard mouth.

      Thanks to you, I can’t unsee the resemblance to J.K. Simmons. Curse you, Bort Sampson!

  2. 6 Victor Dang
    8 March 2015 at 11:31 am

    This episode isn’t too bad as long as you ignore the existence of Homer’s half-brother Unckie Herb Powell, which sort of puts a wrench into that Simpsons Gene thing. Maybe the Simpsons Gene is half-genetic, and it only emerges depending on the environment one is raised in?

    • 7 Anonymous
      8 March 2015 at 2:02 pm

      His life was an unbridled success, until he found out he was a Simpson

    • 8 Bleeding Gums Murphy
      8 March 2015 at 2:24 pm

      Simpler thing: don’t take the Simpsons Gene as canon.
      Otherwise, it basically destroys the plots and characterizations in episodes like “Lisa’s Pony” or “Separate Vocations”. So instead of a sexist, patriarchal society where Marge and Lisa’s skills are nearly always ignored or made fun of and Homer is unintentionally mean and selfish but he always tries to do the best thing when called back, he’s just genetically handicapped? And Marge and Lisa are genetically superior? Whaaaaaaaaaat?

      Glanted, is not as terrible as a crayon inside your head. But it’s bad enough. And that’s Season 9, where the only decent episodes are “City of New York”, “Lisa’s Sax” and “Joy of Sect” while any other episode contains some decent gags and even nice ideas but the whole thing is nearly unwatchable.

      • 9 Victor Dang
        14 March 2015 at 1:26 pm

        I’m late on this, but I wouldn’t really go that far. I rewatched this recently, and I’d say that this is like a few of the Season 8 episodes in character that Charlie described. Once you get past the admittedly-stupid premise of the Simpsons genetic code, this episode is actually loaded with a lot of great gags, jokes, and one-liners. I am held in particular to Professor Provolone and the “show me your t(ies)” cap.

        And to be honest, I think your appraisal of Season 9 is a little too harsh, even if it’s on the Dave-side of things (a reference only archival readers of Crazy Noises will get!). No love for “King of the Hill” or “Girly Edition” or hell, even the A-plot of “Realty Bites”?

  3. 8 March 2015 at 12:46 pm

    This episode has many laughs but that part always put me off. I have never been a fan of the “men= stupid and women=smart” mentality in sitcoms.

    • 11 Patty Cash
      8 March 2015 at 8:28 pm

      The “men=stupid; women=smart” thing doesn’t bother me in most shows, but I do agree that sitcoms need to show that women can be just as idiotic as men (not to a degree that women need men to help them, but more like they need to realize that they’re human and capable of being flawed).

      As an aspiring screenwriter, I am trying to go in that direction.

      • 9 March 2015 at 9:40 am

        I think this gendered imbalance of stupidity in sitcoms is all in your head frankly. I was going to name all the “stupid” female sitcom characters I could think of off the top of my head, but honestly I kind of just kept going and it seemed ridiculous to even start listing them. I guess I can kind of see where you’re coming from in relation to a handful of sitcoms (cliche ridden, stereotype dependent, lazy tripe mostly), but if you’re going to go after those shows for having poorly written women, then you’re missing the forest for the trees.

        As for this episode, it’s nothing endemic to the Simpsons universe – there are plenty of stupid women in Springfield, including Marge and Lisa at times. It’s just a plot device, a simple bait and switch for comedic effect. It’s a little lazy from a narrative perspective, but I would say it just about fits the parameters of what constitutes a sardonic Simpsons commentary. The key – as it is with any Simpsons episode – is to not take it at face value.

        • 13 Bleeding Gums Murphy
          10 March 2015 at 12:50 pm

          That’s the problem, it’s a plot device.
          Homer saying he stopped breathing once as a kid, took a hit in the head and medics said he had brain damage is a joke.
          Homer volunteering for a medical experiment in order to avoid meeting Patty and Selma is a joke.
          Bart being more stupid thana hamster is a joke, even if it’s the main point of a pseudoscientific test by Lisa.
          But they took the Simpson Gene as a serious theme and made it the idea for an entire episode.

    • 14 Joe H
      9 March 2015 at 5:11 pm

      No, the main thing that bugged me was the retconning. That and establishing Bart as a “mini-Homer”

  4. 15 Stan
    8 March 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Look at all these generic Homers. They all feature facial traits ZS haven’t introduced in a long while.

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