Quote of the Day

“Thanks for coming to visit me, Moe.” – Homer Simpson
“I brought you a little present.” – Moe
“No! No! Beer bring pain!” – Homer Simpson
“I can’t stand to see him like this.” – Barney Gumble
“He really needs a girlfriend.” – Moe

16 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. 1 Dave
    1 April 2018 at 10:20 am

    Brilliantly funny scene.

    Is it a parody from something?

    • 2 Todd Flanders
      1 April 2018 at 12:58 pm

      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, from 1975 starring Jack Nicholson. There’s several references to this movie throughout the show, most notably in the Michael Jackson episode. This one scene was parodied again in “The Old Man and the C Student” as well. Like with many other scenes from classic films that were parodied on the Simpsons I saw the parody first and then what it was based on later making my first viewing of it a string of, “hey, that was on the Simpsons!,” moments.

      • 3 Anonymous
        2 April 2018 at 10:56 am

        I wonder how many of us saw Simpsons parodies before any of the actual movies they were parodying. I’m trying to think if there are any I saw before the Simpsons and drawing a blank.

        • 4 Gabbo
          2 April 2018 at 11:36 am

          I still to this day will be watching an old movie/show and will say. “Oh, I get it now”

        • 2 April 2018 at 12:23 pm

          I watched Citizen Kane for the first time in a film analysis class I took in college. That made for a very entertaining game of “Spot the Simpsons jokes”.

          • 6 Todd Flanders
            3 April 2018 at 12:29 am

            Citizen Kane is probably the biggest “hey, that was on the Simpsons,” movie. There’s a line where his kid asks , “is Pa Governor yet?,” and Bart asks, “is your boss governor yet?,” when Burns is running for governor. And it’s such a simple little line too. I saw THOH5 before seeing the Shining but I knew what it was and knew that the Simpsons was parodying it. Same when Maggie hit Homer over the head with a mallet in “Itchy and Scratchy and Marge” I knew it was a Psycho reference even though I hadn’t seen Psycho yet and the horse head scene in “Lisa’s Pony” was a reference to the Godfather even though I hadn’t seen that yet either. It was fun when I did get the reference to movies I had seen like the Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, and 101 Dalmatians.

            BTW, did anyone see last night’s episode of Zombie Simpsons? It was the garbage of garbage. Krusty stops being a clown. Stupidest character ruining idea since Barney stopped drinking.

            • 7 Anonymous
              3 April 2018 at 10:32 am

              101 Dalmatians, that’s probably one of the few I saw before I watched the Simpsons parody it.

              BTW, did anyone see last night’s episode of Zombie Simpsons? It was the garbage of garbage. Krusty stops being a clown. Stupidest character ruining idea since Barney stopped drinking.

              When will you people learn? Is it just hate-watching at this point or what?

              But Krusty stopped being a clown for good by the end of that episode? Gee, it’s not like we’ve never seen Krusty quit showbiz before. They’re idiots if they think they’re going to keep him that way, though. What’s he going to do, salvage sunken barges for scrap iron?


              If you ask me, they’ll do away with this quicker than they did with Barney’s sobriety, unless they’re just bound and determined to keep ruining these characters to the point where they’re completely unrecognizable. And if they’re willing to go that far, they might as well just do what certain fans have been saying and revamp the entire show, age up Bart and Lisa, etc.

              • 8 Todd Flanders
                3 April 2018 at 11:52 am

                It was an inconclusive ending where Krusty still wasn’t a clown. An upcoming episode, XABF22 is simply titled “Krusty the Clown” so maybe that will be a follow up to this. This episode was XABF08.

                • 9 Brad
                  3 April 2018 at 1:41 pm

                  Yeah, it was a strange ending. “Krusty the Klown” was present a separate persona from the actor Herschel Krustofsky, and was hanging out as a ghost with some dead guys.

  2. 10 Anonymous
    4 April 2018 at 10:30 am

    Well, at least it sounds like they’re going to fix their blunder pretty quick.

    The whole thing with the “Krusty” persona being different from the actor (and turning into a random ghost for some reason) makes even less sense. If anything, “Krusty” is who the guy really is, he hasn’t been “Herschel Krustofsky” in ages, which is what caused so much friction with his father earlier.

    They really don’t know their own characters anymore, do they?

    • 11 Todd Flanders
      4 April 2018 at 12:27 pm

      My guess is that this episode won’t be referenced again and Krusty will be a clown again in future episodes. XABF22 will probably air around November and by that time this episode will have faded from the audience’s memory. I can barely remember it since Sunday.

      Even when the show was good they did things like this. Remember when Willie was deported and in episodes after that he was back? Stuff supposedly happens to the characters even when we don’t see it.

      But maybe they will continue this storyline. I’m so excited to find out. Well, not really.

      • 12 Anonymous
        5 April 2018 at 11:34 am

        Remember when Willie was deported and in episodes after that he was back?

        That’s the show’s “rubber band continuity” at work. Basically, that was just a quick gag at the end of the episode. Everyone was so focused on making Apu a citizen, they forgot about Willie, so there he was unexpectedly at the end for a last minute laugh. I thought it was a good way to end the episode, but it wasn’t meant to be a serious change.

        From what you’re saying, I’m guessing this entire ZS episode, or at least most of it, was focused on Krusty quitting showbiz, so if they wasted that much time on it and then everything was back to normal in a later episode without it ever being addressed again, that would be stupid. But Zombie Simpsons excells at stupid, so who knows?

        • 13 Todd Flanders
          6 April 2018 at 12:44 am

          He doesn’t quit show business. Actor Herschel Krustofski abandons his Krusty the Clown persona and decides to become a serious actor and performs in a knockoff version of “Death of a Salesman,” but Krusty in a ghost-like state keeps telling Herschel that he’s a clown and that’s all he’ll ever be. When performing the play ghost Krusty tells Herschel he’s bombing so Herschel hits himself with a hammer. The audience laughs so Herschel decides to sing an upbeat sounding song about suicide. Yup.

              • 16 Todd Flanders
                8 April 2018 at 8:54 pm

                So in episode #633 (3 more to go to beat Gunsmoke) Krusty is a clown again, however this episode was XABF07 and last week’s was XABF08 so that might not stick. Most people watching wouldn’t know this and you’d think that those making the show would want to make something like that consistent but seeing how little they care about what they churn out you really can’t tell.

                In tonight’s episode Willie accidentally throws Nelson into a lit furnace. He’s ok at the end of the show with his clothes just a little burnt. For most of the episode Bart reads “The Art of War” and Homer doesn’t like that so he dresses up like Ned for some reason. The guy who played Harry Potter has a small cameo.

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