06
Apr
16

Quote of the Day

Homerpalooza15

“You don’t scare me, doc, cause dyin’ would be a stone groove. Got any messages for Jimi Hendrix?” – Homer Simpson
“Yes. Pick up your puppy.” – Veterinarian


5 Responses to “Quote of the Day”


  1. 1 Chief Piggum
    6 April 2016 at 10:22 am

    I never understood this joke/visual gag….does anyone here get it?

  2. 3 Victor Dang
    6 April 2016 at 11:07 am

    Supposedly the worst joke ever made on the Simpsons (according to Oakley & Weinstein). I can think of far worse than this, but I never got why this one in particular was singled out.

    Was it because there’s no rhyme or reason to this joke? It didn’t really make any sense to me then, and it still doesn’t now. It doesn’t help that it’s the act-break closer as well, highlighting it even more.

    • 4 acreatureididnotknow
      6 April 2016 at 11:30 am

      I think it’s not so strong because of Homer’s line telegraphing it so much – there’s no reason to say that unless as a lead-up to a laugh line. Worked on me when I first watched it, to be honest, but they’re shown in 2 parts here in the UK so it wasn’t on an ad break. Maybe that helped.

    • 6 April 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Oakley and Weinstein were always really harsh on themselves, trying to bang out the best show they possibly could, no matter what it took. So when they couldn’t hit the best joke, it really got under their skin. It’s actually pretty fascinating to listen to the commentary for this one and see just how much they and Ken Keeler criticize their own writing, still not sure ten years later if they made the right choices. As they say, an artist is his own worst critic.


Comments are currently closed.

E-Mail

deadhomersociety (at) gmail

Run a Simpsons site or Twitter account? Let us know!

Twitter Updates

The Mob Has Spoken

Sarah J on Quote of the Day
Concerned Citizen on Quote of the Day
Anonymous on Behind Us Forever: Dogtow…
Anonymous on Quote of the Day
Anonymous on Quote of the Day
Anonymous on Quote of the Day
Victor D on Quote of the Day
Bob the Buffalo on Quote of the Day
Cal on Quote of the Day
frank on Quote of the Day

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Reruns

Useful Legal Tidbit

Even though it’s obvious to anyone with a functional frontal lobe and a shred of morality, we feel the need to include this disclaimer. This website (which openly advocates for the cancellation of a beloved television series) is in no way, shape or form affiliated with the FOX Network, the News Corporation, subsidiaries thereof, or any of Rupert Murdoch’s wives or children. “The Simpsons” is (unfortunately) the intellectual property of FOX. We and our crack team of one (1) lawyer believe that everything on this site falls under the definition of Fair Use and is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. No revenue is generated from this endeavor; we’re here because we love “The Simpsons”. And besides, you can’t like, own a potato, man, it’s one of Mother Earth’s creatures.