Posts Tagged ‘Marge in Chains

02
Apr
20

Thursday Evening Cartoons

“We need a cure! We need a cure!” – Mob
“Why the only cure is bedrest. Anything I give you would only be a placebo.” – Dr. Hibbert
“Where do we get these placebos?!” – Panicked Woman
“Maybe there’s some in this truck!” – Panicked Man

Howdy, campers, how’s everyone doing with the ongoing unpleasantness? My life has certainly been turned upside down, though I’m on team “Stuck At Home” not team “Doing All the Real Work”, so I’ve got it fairly easy. And while there are a lot of people that I love and care about who are at risk or already suffering, so far nobody has died or lost their home. Don’t know how long that’s going to last, but [fingers crossed].

I have been knocked off my tram lines on doing Quotes of the Day. Those got shaky a couple years ago and moreso of late. Then with the “wait, what day is it” experience of the last three weeks, I finally fucked it up and let it lapse all the way. I guess eleven years and change will have to suffice for now.

Instead, let’s take a look at a timely Simpsons episode, the first act of which has nicely captured our real life episode of Love in the Time of SARS-CoV-2, or, more festively, SARS 2: Corona Boogaloo.

The “Osaka Flu” opening of “Marge in Chains” goes from Homer ordering useless junk off the TV to the town being abandoned by its rich and powerful to irresponsible media coverage and panicked mobs run amok in search of any protection (no matter how ineffective). About the only thing the episode wasn’t cynical enough about was that nobody blamed Akira for it, though, given that it was written at a time when the federal government was trying to make amends with Japanese-Americans and seemed to be progressing in many areas, that’s at least understandable.

But for the most devastatingly on the nose from a quarter century ago, we have Ned Flanders’ lament. A wealthy, white, Evangelical father of two who almost certainly would’ve voted Republican in 2016, Ned cries out, “Oh, the network slogan is true! Watch FOX and be damned for all eternity!”.

 

14
Nov
19

Quote of the Day

“As the wife of the minister, I’m privy to a lot of sensitive information . . . and here it is. Marge’s husband doesn’t earn much, and the family’s a mess! And, quite frankly, I think she . . .” – Helen Lovejoy
“Let the record show that the witness made the Drinky-Drinky motion.” – Blue Haired Lawyer

Happy birthday, Maggie Roswell!

22
Apr
19

Quote of the Day

“Smithers, this plague doesn’t scare me. I’ve constructed a germ free chamber for myself. Not a single microbe can get in or out.” – C.M. Burns

04
Sep
18

Quote of the Day

“Ninety-eight point six, you’re fine. Now, hurry up or you’ll miss your bus.” – Marge Simpson
“Maybe you better take that temperature one more time.” – Bart Simpson
“Sarge, we keep getting orders to let the virus win.” – Immune Cell
“Must be a school day. Lay down your arms!” – Immune Sargent
“Alright! Let’s make some pus.” – Virus

06
May
18

Quote of the Day

“DOCTOR, ARE YOU SURE IT’S ON? I CAN’T HEAR A THING!” – Troy McClure
“IT’S WHISPER-QUIET!” – Dr. Nick Riviera

12
Dec
17

Quote of the Day

“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, who do you find more attractive, Tom Cruise or Mel Gibson?”
“What is the point of all this?” – Judge Snyder
“Your honor, I feel so confident of Marge Simpson’s guilt, that I can waste the court’s time by rating the superhunks!” – Prosecutor
“Ooh, he’s gonna win.” – Lionel Hutz

06
May
17

Quote of the Day

“Until now, this was the only way to get juice from an orange.” – Troy McClure
“You mean there’s a better way?” – Homer Simpson




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