Quote of the Day

The Principal and the Pauper8

“My name is Armin! This is Armin’s apartment, Armin’s liquor, Armin’s copy of Swank, Armin’s frozen peas.” – Armin Tamzarian
“Can I see your copy of Swank, Armin.” – Homer Simpson
“Yes, you can.” – Armin Tamzarian

8 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. 1 Anonymous
    28 September 2016 at 8:49 am

    Awful episode overall, with a scattered few good quotes. Wouldn’t really count this as one of them, though.

  2. 2 The Artist Formerly Known as Bleeding Gums Murphy
    28 September 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Square minded Skinner with a pornographic magazine? I can buy him going to the burlesque house from “Bart After Dark”, as a frustration caused by his mother and years of poor romantic/sexual life, but I can’t really buy him buying porno mags just because the writers wanted to make a role reversal story. He imagined directing an orchestra in “Baadasssss Song” and and was annoyed by the rude behavior of the killbots in the army! And now he isn’t afraid of saying he watches funny looking women in dead tree format?

    • 3 madeofghosts
      30 September 2016 at 9:49 am

      I guess this is the point though: he isn’t Skinner any more. His whole personality was based on the lie. “Up yours, children!”

      • 4 The Artist Formerly Known as Bleeding Gums Murphy
        30 September 2016 at 1:19 pm

        Yup, that’s what I said: “but I can’t really buy him buying porno mags just because the writers wanted to make a role reversal story”.

        Skinner in “Baadasssss Song” was great because they stripped him of power and authority but he still was square minded, forever a loser Seymour Skinner, since as a character Skinner was much more than Bart’s nemesis. He also didn’t come back because people liked him, he went back to his old job because Flanders was even more incompetent and because of Chalmers’ vendetta against religion in public schools. Burns in the german episode had the same personality as regular Burns but selling his nuclear plant also meant selling his ability to inflict fear in his enemies. Burns in “The Old Man and The Lisa” wasn’t great because what made Burns Burns was his lust of power, his wealth and greed and his ability to screw everybody and get away with it, and his status quo was restored because, well, that’s how things worked in The Simpsons, and because the episode couldn’t go anywhere.

        Skinner in “The Principal and the Pauper” is like the last example. Like in Season 3, 5 and 8, they went for the typical role reversal setup. Unlike S3 and S5, they played it in a sitcomy way, and they changed the character so much he wasn’t Skinner anymore. That’s not funny.

  3. 5 Dave2
    29 September 2016 at 4:34 pm

    This is where I stopped enjoying The Simpsons, the day it died in a sense.

    Worst. Episode. Ever. (except maybe that friggin’ horse one that actually points out how crap it was)

  4. 6 frank
    30 September 2016 at 11:06 am

    it’s been said here before, but this episode is not bad compared to what’s out there now.
    i mean look at the joke here. it’s pretty funny. you’ll never find that type of joke now

  5. 7 Victor Dang
    30 September 2016 at 12:36 pm

    A terrible episode, but with a somewhat good intention behind it. Just not executed well. (Check this out for more info.)

    Contrast that with the “Alone Again, Natura-diddly” episode nearly over 2 seasons later (I say that because I almost counted this one as Season 8 due to its production number), which was just done as a cheap ratings ploy.

  6. 30 September 2016 at 9:28 pm

    The forbidden episode -_-

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