Posts Tagged ‘Homer’s Odyssey

21
Jan
20

Quote of the Day

“Here’s a good job at the fireworks factory.” – Lisa Simpson
“Those perfectionists? Forget it.” – Homer Simpson

Happy 30th anniversary to “Homer’s Odyssey”! 

20
Jan
18

Quote of the Day

“You know, Homer, you’ve always been such a good provider, but when we got married, Mr. Berger promised I could come back to my old job any time I wanted.” – Marge Simpson
“You think you can still do that kind of work?” – Homer Simpson
“Sure, you never forget. It’s just like riding a bicycle.” – Marge Simpson
“Hey, mama, where’s my fries already?” – Otto

15
May
17

Quote of the Day

“That’s it, Bart! Why can’t you be more like, uh . . .” – Mrs. Krabappel
“Us, Mrs. Krabappel?” – Sherri & Terri
“Yes, Sherri and Terri. They know how to behave.” – Mrs. Krabappel

Happy belated birthday, Russi Taylor!

12
May
16

John Henry Was a Steel Drivin’ Man

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“Can I pick the song?” – Bart Simpson
“No. The song will be John Henry Was a Steel Drivin’ Man.” – Mrs. Krabappel

Frinkiac.com, the lovable rascals who made creating Simpsons screen grabs far easier than I ever could, have now added .gif support. It’s just you and me now, lock of hair.

04
May
16

Quote of the Day

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“Hey, Bart, our dad says your dad is incompetent.” – Sherri
“What does incompetent mean?” – Bart Simpson
“It means he spends more time yakking and scarfing down donuts than doing his job.” – Terri
“Oh, okay, I thought you were putting him down.” – Bart Simpson

Happy birthday Russi Taylor!

21
Jan
15

Quote of the Day

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“There, there, Homer, you’ll find a job.  You’ve caused plenty of industrial accidents, and you’ve always bounced back.” – Marge Simpson

24
Jan
13

Animation Alley: Homer’s Odyssey

Make no mistake, there’s a lot of really weird and wonky animation in the first season. I used to find it really off-putting, but now I’ve learned to accept it, and it actually makes these shows all the more charming to me. Just as the show was trying to find its footing with the writing, the same could be said about the animation. There’s a lot of weird shit in this show, a few moments in particular I want to highlight.

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I love the execution of Nuclear Energy: Our Misunderstood Friend; the designs, the limited, jerky animation, the scratched up film, it’s fantastic. Also it’s the first and only time we’ve seen Smilin’ Joe Fission, though he may have showed up on a logo somewhere, we’ve never seen another filmstrip featuring him. Pity.

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Much focus is made on black Smithers, but here’s a pretty glaring animation gaffe. Wes Archer brought this up in the commentary and everyone laughed about it.

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Nice quick door slamming montage of Homer’s failed job interviews. I love the shitty drawing of this guy, with dot eyes like Akbar and Jeff in Life in Hell. I also like the implication that Homer went up to the drive-thru window to ask for a job.

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Another quality background. There were a lot of washed out gradient walls like this early on, they look pretty terrible. The exclamation point on the sign is great, though. Must Be 21!

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I love how when Homer signs Bart’s report card, he’s not even looking at it. Then when the kids walk away, his arms just falls to the ground and the pencil rolls out of it, his expression never changing and his vacant stare never diverting from the ceiling. By moving as little as possible, we see that he’s a truly broken man. Also, more great portraits, this time one for Marge, and another for her hair.

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There’s so many insane background characters in this show, especially toward the end at the power plant rally. I love the guy with the red superhero mask, and the really fat guy with the humungous smile. How come those guys never took off?

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One strange but lovable piece of animation that sticks with me is during Homer’s internal monologue of whether to take Burns’ deal, as he goes back and forth with being able to support the family and stick to his principles… then notices how big Burns’ desk is and his clean shirt. He’s at the verge of a meltdown when Burns urges him to make a decision, to which Homer calmly responds, “What the hey, I’ll take the job.” Fantastic.




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