Posts Tagged ‘Marge Be Not Proud

25
Jan
18

Quote of the Day

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25
Dec
15

Quote of the Day

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“Mom, this fake snow is making me dizzy.” – Lisa Simpson
“We’re almost finished.  There’s just a little bit of green left.” – Marge Simpson

17
Dec
15

Quote of the Day

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“This is great!  And all I’ve done is enter my name, Thrillhouse!” – Milhouse van Houten

Happy 20th Anniversary to “Marge Be Not Proud”! (I guess.)  And Happy Simpsons Day!

06
Mar
15

Reading Digest: Snowmen Edition

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“Check it out, boy, it’s like looking into a living snow mirror.” – Homer Simpson

Two different people in St. Louis decided to use this winter to make some snow Simpsons.  One is just Homer, but the other is the whole family and the couch.  It’s great.  In other impressive fan feats this week, there’s glow in the dark zombie Simpsons, a zombie Springfield, a grammar rodeo t-shirt, and money.  In addition to that we’ve got some excellent usage, lots of Nimoy links, reviews of old episodes and Season 7, and someone who literally agrees with us.

Enjoy.

Zombie Simpsons MAGGIE by Undead Ed Glows in the D by Undead-Art – A Maggie figurine, zombified.  There are lots more, including the rest of the family, Burns, Wiggum and Krusty.

Springfield Zombicide Map: (Part One) The Simpson’s House – A fan made look at what Springfield might look like post zombiepocalypse.   Nice touch on the plywood saying “P.S.  Screw Flanders”.

Zombicide in Springfield: Moe’s Tavern – Construction photos of Moe’s.

That’s it! Back to Winnipeg! – Excellent fan made National Grammar Rodeo t-shirt.

The Simpsons – The Springfield Files (Review) – A very thorough discussion of how The Simpsons and The X-Files complimented each other.  Also, heh:

o cite a convenient example of The Simpsons‘ anti-authoritarian leanings, The Complete Guide to The Simpsons pointed out that the episode which aired directly before The Springfield Files – the classic El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer – included a “blink and you miss it” gag about government surveillance. In a joke that seems even harsher in 2015, a quick peek through the Simpson family floorboards reveals that the phone is tapped by (handily labeled wires to) the CIA, FBI, ATF, NSA, KGB and MCI. No wonder the Cigarette-Smoking Man got down so quickly.

Money Art by Donovan Clark – One dollar bills with various characters on them, including Homer, Otto and Wiggum.

In Post-Apocalyptic ‘Mr. Burns,’ ‘The Simpsons’ Are, Literally, Legendary – The San Francisco version has opened to the customary positive reviews.

Hipp regulars light up stage in dark comedy ‘Mr. Burns’ – The play has also made it to Florida.  Like most things, it probably won’t get out alive.

Exploring ‘Trilogy Of Error,’ The Most Ambitious ‘Simpsons’ Episode Ever – I’ve never found it funny, but it is impressive in its way.

Jonathan Bradley on Instagram: “Feels like I’m drinking nothing at all… nothing at all… nothing at all…” – Flanders beer:

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy’s Enduring Pop Culture Reach: Bilbo, The Simpsons and Big Bang – It’s been a week, but who couldn’t use a little more Nimoy appreciation?

10 times Leonard Nimoy proved he was the king of cameos – I didn’t know he was a bad guy on Columbo one time.

New trending GIF tagged the simpsons leonard nimoy… – Great .gif of Nimoy beaming out after saving the monorail passengers.

RIP: Leonard Nimoy – Our old friend Noah does a send off.

Fashion Spotlight: Ridley Buster, As You Wish…, and Donut Portal – Donut Portal is great.

HYPE. THE SIMPSONS COLLABORATION – Yet more high fashion Simpsons clothing.

“The Streetsons” – And the Simpsons drawn with their own trendy threads.

The Simpsons Skin Pack now available for Minecraft on Xbox One, Xbox 360 – Excellent reference:

Are you ready to rasta-fy your Minecraft experience by 10%?

Father and son make snow sculpture of the Simpsons – That is fantastic:

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If you watch till the end of the video, you can see the horrific, melted aftermath.  Plus someone else made a Homer:

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Ranking all 25 Episodes of The Simpsons Season 7 – There’s a lot more in the “Not Classic” category than I would have, but to each his own.

‘Whoa, Mama!’: A Voice Actress’s Road To Fame As A 10-Year-Old Boy – A four minute NPR segment of Cartwright recalling her audition for Bart.

One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish – There was no way around this:

-The first time I shaved, the scene with Homer teaching Bart how to do it was playing in my head the whole time. Probably because my Dad was the one teaching me how to shave, and he brought the scene up.

I never was able to get the piece of toilet paper thing to work.  Fortunately, it’s much easier to just not cut yourself in the first place.

The Way We Was – Heh:

-Homer: Debate? Like…arguing?
Teacher: Yes.
Homer: I’ll take THAT, you dingpot.
I have no idea what a “dingpot” is, but it’s still a great line.

I’ve always heard it as “stinkpot”, but either way, it is a great line.

Homer Simpson ‘discovered the Higgs boson’ – No, he didn’t, but they did have a similar equation in “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace”.

11 Best Uses of Bad Grammar from ‘The Simpsons’ – There’s a little Zombie Simpsons in here, but not much.  I love “unfaceuptoable”.

Mid-concert selfie stage invasions – hasn’t Dvorák suffered enough? – Excellent usage:

There’s an episode of Simpsons in which Homer ruins a U2 concert by coming on stage mid-song to boost his campaign to become Springfield’s sanitation commissioner. As the audience boos, Homer explains that he would be, if elected, “the most whack, tripped-out sanitation commissioner ever! Can you dig it?” Not before time the security goons drag him off stage. “Don’t worry, he’ll get the help he needs,” Bono tells the crowd. A video screen behind the band reveals Homer getting his face filled in by the aforementioned goons – totally justifiably in my view – as the band play the richly ironic accompaniment, their song In the Name of Love.

20th Century Fox & FXX Unveil THE SIMPSONS Kwik-E-Mart Truck! – The headline tells you pretty much what you need to know, they’re going to have a traveling food truck trussed up as a Kwik-E-Mart.  The article refers to it as an “activation”.

The Simpsons has been on for a long time… – This August it’ll be five years since the date Lisa was supposed to get married in the future.  Time flies.

A Case of Plagiarism – Competing versions of “what MLB players would Burns hire today”.

Universal Studios: Krusty Burger – Heh:

The Krusty burger is just a regular burger with this yellow sauce on it, I believe it’s cheese? It’s a bit scary, the fact that I can’t tell what I’m eating, but I trust Krusty.

It probably wasn’t circus animals.  Probably.

QC on TV: A Series – Some love for everyone’s favorite attorney.

Hello! Hello! Hello! – .gif of Homer wolfing down NFL snacks.

Lisa Simpson on Thinking – Heh.

Sadly truth – Heh.

The Simpsons – A couple of cool Simpsons logo designs.

17 Simpsons quotes to cheekily work into everyday life – And finally, I get to end with someone who agrees with us:

For me The Simpsons ended around season 13.

Anything after that doesn’t count as The Simpsons I watched at 6pm every night, except not on Saturdays during footy season when Channel 10 had the rights to the Saturday AFL matches.

It didn’t matter if you had seen the episode twenty times beforehand, something was reassuring about knowing the plot and jokes, even the ones you didn’t get because they referenced something from the early to mid 1990s in the United States.

I will continue to refer to The Simpsons in the past tense, as it is how I will always view it.

Agreed.  (Also, there are some great quote suggestions in there.)

24
Dec
14

Quote of the Day

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“Buy me Bonestorm or go to Hell!” – Bart Simpson
“Bart!” – Marge Simpson
“Young man, in this house we use a little word called ‘please’.” – Homer Simpson

08
Dec
14

Behind Us Forever: I Won’t Be Home For Christmas

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“Hey, I thought Krusty was Jewish.” – Lisa Simpson
“Christmas is a time when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ.” – Bart Simpson

According to IMDb, this is the first whole episode Al Jean’s written in a long time.  Sadly, it didn’t seem to matter.  Homer goes on one zany little escapade after another, there’s plenty of expository nonsense, several musical montages that seem designed to do nothing more than eat clock (efforts at which fell so short that they added a preview of the next episode to help fill all twenty of their contractually obligated minutes), and the usual Zombie Simpsons problems.

– It’s probably longer than it needs to be, but this Christmas themed opening is actually a nice change of pace.  There’s even some freeze frame fun (all the Jewish characters are eating at the Chinese restaurant).

– The Peanuts reference to open the episode at least didn’t take long.  It didn’t have anything to do with anything else, but it was short.

– The Comic Book Guy thing with the Star Wars Holiday Special, however, did take too long and didn’t have anything to do with anything else.

– Bizarre kookiness starts early here, with Marge telling Bart to hold the ladder she’s using to trim the tree only to look down and see Maggie!  She falls, then laments out loud that Homer isn’t there.  Why did she think Bart was there?  C’mon, that was like four seconds ago, who can possibly remember that far into the past?

– Burns shows up for no reason to talk to Homer.  Then Smithers appears out of nowhere.

– The clip from Miracle on 34th Street is weirdly out of place.

– Homer’s at Moe’s because Moe made him crash his car (don’t ask), then is going to leave before Moe begs and screams at him to take pity on him and stay.  The obvious repetition is what’s supposed to make this funny, I guess, but that’s all it is: hey, Moe screaming and crying is funny, let’s keep at it!  That this is just the usual “Moe the Sad Sack” stuff makes it lamer still.

– Now Moe is telling us that he’s wrapped around Homer’s leg, and now he’s up on Homer’s shoulders.  Oof, this just keeps going.

– Moe was briefly happy, so he stabbed himself in the head with a corkscrew.

– Now Marge is telling us what’s happening, “One night, the one night of the year I want Homer home with his family, and he can’t even do that.”

– Then Marge tells us what she’s about to say.  Did anyone edit this?

– Homer’s driving around now, finds Moe’s closed, then goes to the Kwik-E-Mart where he spends the better part of a minute buying lottery tickets.

– This is what passes for a setup these days, “Aw, thanks for your honesty, Apu.  Is there any other product in the store you’d like to warn me about?”.  Such natural dialogue!

– Bart can’t get to sleep, so Lisa conveniently walks in to help put him to sleep by telling him the story of jazz.  But Lisa wants to talk to Bart, so her doing that for him directly contradicts what she came in there for and then does.  But it did eat ten seconds or so.

– Huh?:

Lisa: Bart this is the year I’ve got to nail Christmas.  I don’t want to be a jaded ten-year-old like you.

That leads to a flashback involving Homer getting electrocuted.  More importantly, what the hell is Lisa talking about?  That doesn’t sound like her or him.

– Bart then recaps the flashback, in case anyone missed it.

– More filler: this time, they play “Carol of the Bells” for ten seconds while Marge strings popcorn. Then they cut to Maggie eating it.

– Bart has a pipe, everyone’s awake late at night, and Moe just came down through the chimney for no reason whatsoever.

– After some desultory exposition about why Moe wouldn’t have knocked, Moe tells us that he’s the reason Homer was late.

– Marge then continues on the expository filler theme, “This is what I was hoping for, for it not to have been completely his fault.”

– Moe then kisses Marge because there’s mistletoe.  She calls Homer, who is now getting his car towed for some reason.

– Homer’s now wandering around the outdoor mall as more music plays.

– Homer then gets to a movie theater.  Sign gags being one of the few things they can still sometimes do, it’s “The Screens at the Shops At Towne Centre At Springfielde Glenne”.  That’s pretty good.

– Then we get into Homer setting up the sarcastic guy to tell him about all the depressing Christmas movies.

– Homer goes into the movie, where Gil, Kirk and some other people are there being alone on Christmas.  Homer then leaves.  So . . . that was pointless.

– Homer and Flanders then talk and bond, or something.

– Homer bought something from Flanders left handed kiosk, which lead to this:

Flanders: But why?
Homer: Because Jerkass Homer has become Assjerk Homer.

I don’t even know what that’s supposed to mean.

– Now they’re hugging.  Then Homer runs away.  Even by Zombie Simpsons standards this is disjointed.

– Marge and the kids then went to the retirement home.  All the old people pop out to talk to them and it’s supposed to be after midnight by now, but we did get the Old Jewish Man saying “Make them turn the TV to CBS”, which is decent.

– Homer is woken up by a Nutcracker guy who turns out to be a mall employee who invites Homer to some bizarre mall party.

– Yet more piano music as Marge and the kids walk through a neon sign store that was supposed to be a montage.  It’s like two kinds of clock eating filler at once!

– Apparently they’re at the mall now, too.  I guess they ditched the old people?

– A giant gingerbread house just partially collapsed on Homer.  Carry on.

– Marge then appears, with a bow on her head, and says she’s Homer’s present tonight.  I, uh, whatever.

– And we (sort of) end on Homer making that beep-beep noise cars make when you lock them.

– We then get yet another musical moment of Maggie making a paper cutout and putting it on the tree.

– And then, because those twenty minutes won’t fill themselves, God and Jesus have a short argument.

– And then (x2), because this thing still isn’t long enough, there’s some kind of preview for next week’s episode that’s mostly a bunch of alien babies being born.

Anyway, the numbers are in and while they’re up from a non-football Sunday, they’re down from previous football Sundays.  Last night just 6.41 million viewers wondered when the last time the show had a decent Christmas episode was.  That’s down slightly from the last two episodes that had NFL lead ins, and may be the last football lead in of the year depending on how the playoffs get scheduled for TV.

17
Dec
13

Sight Gags: Marge Be Not Proud

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“It’s a Krusty Kinda Kristmas, brought to you by ILG, selling your body’s chemicals after you die.  And by Little Sweetheart Cupcakes, a subsidiary of ILG.” – TV Announcer

He is Carvallo:

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And I’ll bet they don’t even pay overtime:

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But could you use Hitler’s brain to construct an unbeatable swimmer?:

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I used to have an old Apple II game that let you play all the winter Olympic sports, even biathlon.  It sucked:

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Could be worse, could be a soap bar stabbing:

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