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Mar
17

Quote of the Day

“That animal of yours is certainly bad tempered.” – Helen Lovejoy
“Yeah, well, you’d be grumpy too if you were taken out of your natural habitat and gawked at by a bunch of slack jawed yokels.” – Lisa Simpson
“Hey, ma, look at that pointy haired-ed little girl!” – Cletus


14 Responses to “Quote of the Day”


  1. 1 The bastard of Bolton.
    30 March 2017 at 9:09 am

    I love the crazed look on his face.

    • 2 A. Oakley
      12 April 2017 at 8:55 am

      Looks like something from Rick and Morty. Does anyone from classic Simpsons work on that show?

  2. 3 Anonymous
    30 March 2017 at 10:54 am

    Another “I Can’t Believe You’ve Never Quoted it Before”. These should get their own category.

    I also find it hard to believe how many people hate(d) this episode, at least when it first came out. These days, I bet regular ZS watchers wouldn’t​ so much as blink an eye at the Simpsons getting an exotic pet.

    • 4 madeofghosts
      30 March 2017 at 12:53 pm

      I don’t hate it but I definitely count it as one of the weakest golden age episodes.

      That would be a fun feature for the site actually. Let’s spread the negativity around a little!

    • 5 Anonymous
      30 March 2017 at 12:56 pm

      “the kid wants the elephant.”

      “we don’t have a damn elephant!”

      “don’t whisper into the mic”

    • 8 A. Oakley
      12 April 2017 at 8:47 am

      Yeah. I don’t get why people hated this episode. Guess they’re used to the more dramatic and down-to-earth episodes or they were tragically born without a suspension of disbelief. At least this episode showed the downside of a working-class suburban family keeping an exotic pet like that (high bills, the pet causing a nuisance, accusations of animal cruelty from Lisa, the pet growing to be a jerk from it). The ZS episodes wouldn’t do that.

  3. 9 Dman
    31 March 2017 at 11:40 am

    Was this Cletus’s first appearance?

    • 10 Cletus
      31 March 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Nay, but I reckon twas ma first line…

    • 12 A. Oakley
      12 April 2017 at 8:50 am

      Yeah, but he wasn’t named Cletus until the season seven episode where the kids get put in foster care after Child Welfare accuses Homer and Marge of being bad parents because Bart got lice, Lisa’s prescription shoes got stolen, Grampa let the house go to pot, Maggie has Lisa’s “I’m A Stupid Baby” sign taped to her back, and Marge and Homer came back a little too relaxed from the spa (almost as if they were on drugs).

      • 13 A. Oakley
        12 April 2017 at 8:54 am

        (cont’d): And he wasn’t called “Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel” until that season seven episode where it shows a day in the life of most Springfieldianites after Bart and Milhouse wonder if anything interesting happens to the people of Springfield (“22 Short Films About Springfield”, the one that was said to be a pilot for a Simpsons spin-off that focused on everyone else in town except for The Simpsons [which would have been cool…or at least a decent way to keep the show fresh. Too bad it’s too late for that]).

  4. 14 Tipsy McStagger
    31 March 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Some folk’ll never lose a toe but then again some folk’ll, like Cletus the slack-jawed yokel.


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