30
Sep
15

Quote of the Day

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“Prisoner 24601, I wore this for two years in a Viet Cong interment center.  Never thought I’d see the old girl again.  Still fits.” – Principal Skinner
“Small world, huh?” – Herman
“It is.  It really, really is.” – Principal Skinner


7 Responses to “Quote of the Day”


  1. 2 Frank
    30 September 2015 at 2:37 pm

    such a dark joke.
    the tragedy of being a POW, the Stockholm-syndrome-like attachment to it. The uncomfortable or uncaring response to Skinner’s comment. The anti-climax at the end of the exchange.
    It shouldn’t be funny, but it is, and it’s brilliant.

  2. 3 Sarah J
    30 September 2015 at 4:42 pm

    The jokes with Skinner as a war veteran were always great.

    • 4 acreatureididnotknow
      30 September 2015 at 5:21 pm

      “I came close to madness trying to find it here in the States, but thru just can’t get the spices right…”

    • 6 Sarah Soulman
      1 October 2015 at 3:55 am

      My favorite one is the one on “I Love Lisa” where Skinner has a flashback of seeing his friend (who sounds like that squeaky-voiced teen who works at the Krusty Burger and the two movie theaters) shot in Da Nang on Valentine’s Day of 1969 and screaming, “Johnny!” over the intercom with Bart thinking he broke Skinner’s brain. That joke (the I Love Lisa one, not this one on QotD) actually got complaints from a real Vietnam War vet, according to the DVD commentary, but unlike that Tourette’s Syndrome joke on “Marge Gets a Job,” they didn’t edit the “Valentine’s Day in Da Nang” part in reruns.


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