Posts Tagged ‘The Canine Mutiny

28
Aug
19

Quote of the Day

“You’re the guy who owns the dog?” – Bart Simpson
“Yep, he’s name’s Sprinkles.” – Mr. Mitchell
“Sprinkles?” – Bart Simpson
“Yeah, he’s my best buddy, especially since my parrot decided to stop talking. Polly? Polly, you wanna say hi to our guest?” – Mr. Mitchell

13
Apr
19

Quote of the Day

“Remember the time he ate my goldfish, and you lied to me and said I never had any goldfish?  Then why’d I have the bowl, Bart?  Why did I have the bowl?” – Milhouse van Houten

05
Aug
18

Quote of the Day

“I messed everything up and now I don’t have any dogs at all!” – Bart Simpson
“There, there, shut up, boy.” – Homer Simpson

13
Apr
18

Quote of the Day

“You a winner! Ha ha ha! You a winner! Ha ha ha! You a winner! Ha ha ha!” – Pachinko Machine

14
Sep
17

Quote of the Day

“Here, honey, you can have the junk mail.” – Marge Simpson
“Gas your termites, freeze your termites, zap your termites, save the termites.” – Bart Simpson

13
Apr
17

Quote of the Day

“I love this song. Shut up! I love this song. . . . Shut up, Lou. . . . I’m jamming, jamming, and I hope you like jamming too . . .” – Chief Wiggum

Happy 20th Anniversary to “The Canine Mutiny”! Original airdate: 13 April 1997.

13
Apr
16

Quote of the Day

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“Dear Occupant, because of your fine credit history, you have been pre-approved for a Money Bank charge card.” – Bart Simpson

13
Apr
15

Quote of the Day

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“He’s trained to do all sorts of stuff.  He can herd sheep and perform CPR.” – Bart Simpson
“Some call it the dog that never sleeps, though it actually does, while jogging.” – Marge Simpson

03
Aug
14

Quote of the Day

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“That’s Laddie.  Bart says he won him at a church carnival, two towns over.” – Marge Simpson
“In a truth telling contest, right, Bart?” – Lisa Simpson
“To the best of my recollection, yes.” – Bart Simpson

16
Mar
14

Quote of the Day

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“I don’t know about this dog.  He’s kinda snooty.” – Homer Simpson
“Homer, are you wearing a tie to impress Laddie?” – Marge Simpson
“Do you think he noticed?” – Homer Simpson

24
Jul
13

Quote of the Day

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“Marge, mail’s here.” – Homer Simpson
“Bills, bills, ooh a free sample of gasoline; oh, a note from Publisher’s Clearing House saying we’re out of the running.” – Marge Simpson

20
Apr
13

Quote of the Day

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“Hold on, Chief.  It might be medicinal.” – Eddie
“Uh, yeah, medicinal!  Without it I could, uh, go even blinder.  Right?” – Mr. Mitchell

20
Jul
12

Reading Digest: Longest Daycare Wrap-Up Edition

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“And baby Gerald, we can’t help but wonder what mischief you’ll get into next.” – Mayor Quimby

We’ve got a few final links to Maggie’s star turn this week, including a couple of pictures of her as silent film stars of yesteryear.  In addition to that we’ve got a couple of home made Simpsons costumes (one for fun, one for opposing the Syrian government), some excellent usage, a couple of people who agree with us, and a lone, dutiful mention of the Olympics. 

Enjoy.

[Note: I’ve added our spinoff site to the links at right.  The Batman 7 review will go up at 4pm Eastern.]

Let’s See What Happens… – You write about Simpsons, you get links from us.  That’s all there is to it.  In this case, is a rundown of three great guest voices from Season 1. 

FILM REVIEW MAGGIE SIMPSON IN “LONGEST DAY CARE” – Yet another positive review of Maggie’s short.

The Revolting Syrian-يلا إرحل يا بشار, Bart Simpson comes to protest in Kafrsouseh – A guy in a homemade Bart Simpson mask protests in Syria.

‘Simpsons’: Maggie as Charlie Chaplin in ‘Modern Times’ – PHOTO – Some promotional images for “The Longest Daycare” have Maggie drawn into old films by Harold Lloyd and Charlie Chaplin.  I wouldn’t mind seeing Maggie in remakes of those.  Just sayin’.

Ice Age: Continental Drift – Still more love for “The Longest Daycare”:

And the big plus is that the film is preceded by a superb 4 and a half-minute animated short called “The Longest Daycare”, starring Maggie Simpson of “The Simpsons” fame. Its brevity is its strength—and it puts to shame anything the main feature has to offer.

Day 21: Marine Day – A fan made Captain McAllister costume complete with napkin beard and pipe made out of a deodorant lid.  Arghh!

Movie Review: No 16. Goodfellas – There’s a lot of Paul Sorvino in Fat Tony, but I don’t think this is true:

Since the Simpsons is pretty much my go-to reference point for all things pop culture, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the Simpsons character ‘Fat Tony’ and his cronies. Interestingly (at least according to Wikipedia), the character of Fat Tony was modelled after the actor Paul Sorvino, who plays the mob boss in Goodfellas, HOWEVER, the first Simpsons episode to feature Fat Tony (which involves a very similar plot to Goodfellas) was devised before Goodfellas was released!

Per IMDb, Goodfellas was released in September of 1990, but “Bart the Murderer”, the first episode with Fat Tony, didn’t air until October of 1991.  Even with the long lead time to produce an episode, it’s hard to see how Fat Tony predated Paulie. 

Chick-Fil-A…In 10 Words – Steak or chicken?  One of each, please.

Available Now: Secret Lover: Episode 1. – Lenny’s conquest of the internet continues.  Now she’s got a podcast, and it’s a Simpsons reference!  But the nits, the nits must be picked:

My supplemental podcast Secret Lover (named for the most apt description of television I’ve ever heard, “Friend, mother, secret lover”) will now go up each week.

I know how easy it is to overlook things when you’re starting something new, but c’mon, it’s “Teacher, mother, secret lover”.  I’ve got it on a t-shirt and everything.

From The Precious Minds of The Internet – With the Olympics starting, I suppose it needs to be reiterated that, yes, the logo does look like Lisa giving a blowjob.  Because Rule 34 pervades every last switch on the internet, someone has helpfully colored in the logo in case you didn’t get it the first time.

Western Pacific Airlines Boeing 737-301 N949WP (msn 23230) (Fox-The Simpsons) LAS (Bruce Drum). Image: 102059 – A Simpsons painted passenger jet, including Marge’s hair on the tail.

Point and Click this B*tches: Amiga Amazing – It’s about time. – A review of Bart vs. the Space Mutants . . . on an Amiga.

The Simpsons Arcade Review – Pretty much what it says.  Like most of these reviews, it gives points for nostalgia and not many for gameplay or sophistication.

Top 5: Favorite Afro-Haired Characters – Sideshow Bob is on here, and so is Sho’nuff from The Last Dragon, truly one of the great cheese haircuts of the 1980s.

Classic Literature and Modern Movies – As usual, any discussion of literature’s influence on movies and teevee is incomplete without The Simpsons.

“Seinfeld” Scores a Bull’s-Eye – I blame Zombie Simpsons:

What all-time great sitcoms are in the discussion with Seinfeld?  The Simpsons?  With only winks at highbrow humor (Mayor Quimby appearances, Lisa’s storylines), The Simpsons relies most often on lowbrow/despicable humor.

Zombie Simpsons relies on “lowbrow/despicable humor”, The Simpsons just used it.

Daily Shots – 14/07/12 – Mister Smithers – A nearly nine minute YouTube video of the echo of “bony old behind!” from “Mountain of Madness”.

Life is dandy. – Excellent second hand usage:

Someone said this the other day on Facebook when they realised that The Killers, and Coldplay are coming to tour here, and that they were in Hawaii while it’s freezing here: ‘Everything’s coming up Milhouse’.

How Much Weirdness Can You Buy for $5? – Mmm, minor infringement:

How much would you pay someone to record your voice mail greeting in Homer Simpson’s voice?
Chris Hardy will do it for $5. For $5 more, he’ll record up to a 3-minute script.
Hardy doesn’t stop with Homer — he also does the rest of the Simpsons, most of the South Park cast, Beavis and Butthead, and a host of other cartoon characters. And, $5 price tag aside, the 47-year-old former radio personality has transformed his part-time voice-over gig into a lucrative side business.

Gabor Csupo, Legendary Animator of The Simpsons and Rugrats, Opens gGallery in Santa Monica – Pretty much what the headline says.  Csupo’s looking pretty good these days.

Homer Simpson Phone Booth – Apparently, phone booths in Russia kinda look like Homer’s mouth.

White Sox Week That Was: 7/9-7/15 – The results were good enough to overlook some things – Excellent usage:

According to dictionary.com, "cromulent" is a real word now and not just a joke from The Simpsons, which makes it the perfect word to sum up the White Sox week in Kansas City.  It was fine, adequate.

Google Accidentally Makes An Awesome Simpsons Reference – He can’t avenge his partner with that pea shooter!

The Simpsons Comic-Con 2012 Live Blog – This might be fun:

1:13 Will there ever be a ‘McBain’ short? They throw it to the crowd to see if they’d rather see an ‘Itchy and Scratchy’ short or a ‘McBain’ short and the crowd cheers louder for ‘McBain’ so of course, the panel chooses ‘Itchy and Scratchy.’

I have my doubts.  They haven’t done a decent Itchy & Scratchy in forever, and they haven’t done McBain in even longer.

Family Guy – A discussion of Family Guy leads to this:

You don’t have episodes or seasons that drag too much and bring the entire show down. It’s definitely better than what I like to call the ‘Simpsons Method’ where you have an amazing run but continue on for ten years too long.

Animated comedies never die.

If You Want The Simpsons Set Free, You Must Kill Them First – And finally, that guy who complained about the lack of streaming in Forbes last week agrees with us in an update post:

I stopped watching new episodes of The Simpsons years ago. One critic aptly summed up the decline thusly:

    Memorable story arcs have been sacrificed for the sake of celebrity walk-ons and punchline-hungry dialogue.

Now in addition to not being funny, I can not like the new episodes because their existence is what is keeping online streaming from us.

All bad things flow from Zombie Simpsons.

24
Feb
12

Quote of the Day

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“You gotta give me back my floor!  My customers are walking around on the pipes.” – Moe
“Hey, next time, pay your bills.” – Repo Depot Guy
“But I don’t want to!” – Moe

03
Aug
11

Quote of the Day

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“I’ll take that hardbound Radioactive Man collection.” – Bart Simpson
“Ah, a superb choice.  In volume two, Radioactive Man travels through time to defeat Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games.” – Comic Book Guy

20
Oct
10

“Weekend at Burnsie’s” Makes Baby Jesus Cry

Bonus: crazy backwards Spanish version.

I was sort of looking forward to watching this episode. I honestly had not seen it in seven years or so and I remembered not completely hating it. Turns out it sucks, and the few good weed jokes are stranded in Act 2. Act 1 is Homer gaining the ability to control crows; Act 3 is the lifeless body of Mr. Burns being used as a puppet in an homage to the cinematic and comedy genius of the “Weekend at Bernie’s” franchise.

To my surprise, however, the commentary was pretty good. They actually talked about what was going on and told some funny stories. Jon Vitti was there, which helped. But things fell apart at the end when Jean launched into another of his unprompted defenses of why they never made fun of Bush the Younger, and this one was the worst yet. The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

Nine guys on this one, including the above mentioned Vitti and Groening.

0:45 – Jean’s telling the story about how they expected this one to be all controversial, but after it aired nothing happened. Then the next week they aired the Brazil episode and it turned into this giant flap. If you’re keeping track, this is the exact same story he told at the beginning of the commentary for the Brazil episode.

1:30 – After Jean finishes his story, it comes up that no one in the writers room actually had any problem with genetically modified food. Which leads to a general disclaimer that they often take stands on the show that none of them actually believe in.

2:00 – Now it’s Jean’s turn for story time again. The “crow bar” joke was Selman’s and every time Jean hears the Donovan song that was playing, he thinks of Homer bleeding rainbows. I’ve got to admit, that is kinda funny.

2:45 – Jean laughs at the episode structure, namely that Acts 1 and 3 have nothing to do with Act 2, which is the marijuana part.

3:00 – The writers offices are “besieged” by crows in real life.

3:40 – Still laughing about the crows in their office.

4:00 – Long discussion about how basically none of the writers smoke pot, this leads to someone calling it one of the most sober writing staffs they’ve ever seen.

4:50 – Jean’s off on some long tangent about how to animate Homer so that the audience maintains sympathy for him. It’s not that interesting.

5:40 – One of the writers was in San Francisco the day this aired, and there was a young hippie who said, “Tonight Homer smokes pot! This is what my life has been building to.” Everyone laughs. (It was funny.)

6:15 – If you’ll notice, Homer’s lips never actually touch the joints. FOX didn’t want them showing kids how to smoke weed, and they all laugh about how dumb that is.

6:55 – Talking about how many actual medical marijuana dispensaries there are in L.A. now.

7:40 – Vitti’s sister-in-law’s kids watched this episode and she called him up and told him to answer all their awkward questions.

8:15 – They won a weed award from High Times, which makes them one of the few shows to win an award for alcohol awareness and weed.

9:10 – More discussion about toeing the line on broadcast standards.

10:00 – More marijuana tales from the writers’ room. This episode took longer than usual to rewrite on account of everyone sharing their pot smoking stories.

10:45 – Interesting tidbit: they showed one of the Ullman clips before “Weekend at Bernie’s 2” and it got a positive response.

11:25 – Jean is again pointing out that Homer never smokes it illegally, and someone finally tells him to relax about the broadcast standards already.

11:45 – Laughing about how many things in this episode are repeats.

12:00 – Al Jean’s mom loves Jon Vitti ’s writing.

13:05 – Jean wants to be clear: this is Phish. We know.

13:40 – Talking about Phish and how they played the Simpsons theme during a show. This leads to Jean talking about the time he was in London at a “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” musical and there’s a Simpsons joke at the end. Jean calls it “freaky” on account of how universal the show is.

14:50 – Big laugh at the fact that there’s a newspaper machine on stage for no reason.

15:10 – Jean does my job for me by saying that he found out years after the fact that the “they’re called fingers but they don’t ‘fing’” joke was originally on The Critic. He then says that they try not to repeat jokes, but they don’t have a database or anything so it does happen. We know that too.

15:40 – Jean’s talking about how the writers have basically no regard for the animators when it comes to making things make sense.

16:30 – Long silence as we leave the weed part of the show for the idiotic “Weekend and Bernsie’s” thing.

17:40 – Laughing at how long it takes to set up the ending.

18:15 – Nervous laugher as they have Burns deliberately not being funny.

19:05 – Laughing at Smithers new, post-weed outfit and wondering why he changed.

19:15 – Burns drowning in the tub while people smoke weed was apparently a reference to an old Dragnet episode where some people got high and a baby drowned in a tub. Over the top anti-drug propaganda is really an underappreciated art form.

19:30 – I’ve listened to enough of these to know that any time there’s cartoon nudity someone will mention that they can’t do that anymore. And right on cue, it happens here.

20:00 – Speaking of things that are in a lot of these commentaries, here’s the part where they try to explain why they never made fun of Bush the Younger. This time they’ve brought two lame excuses. First, that since they work a year in advance they never knew how to mock him since people’s opinions changed so much. Again, I’m calling massive bullshit on that as he was disastrously unpopular from 2005 on.

Next up, and this one is really damning, is that they never came up with something funny. Seriously, Jean actually says, “It wasn’t easy to make it light.” Bush is unbelievably easy to make fun of: he tried to walk through a locked door, he hurt his face choking on a pretzel, he fell off a Segway, he gave the German Prime Minister an impromptu shoulder massage for fuck’s sake!

21:05 – Wait, make that three. Jean’s trotting out “we didn’t have someone who could do the voice” again. To think I was kind of enjoying this.

07
Jun
10

Krusty Brand Seal of Approval: Energy Drinks

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“Wow, Trucker’s Choice.” – Lisa Simpson

One of the basic positions of this blog is that the continuing production of Zombie Simpsons is due primarily to merchandising.  “Simpsons” merchandise generates twice as much revenue as advertising, and with none of the overhead of actually producing the show.  Moreover, the success of merchandising is directly related to how fresh the characters remain in the public mind.  For a similar example, see this recent New York Times article about Warner Brothers’ efforts to get the likes of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck back into the spotlight:

Ask a first grader to identify Bugs Bunny and the response more likely than not will be a blank stare. Dora, sure. Mickey, alive and kicking. But Porky who?

Worried that the low profile of the Looney Tunes cast of characters among children is the start of th-th-th-that’s all folks for the historic cartoon franchise, Warner Brothers is embarking on a five-alarm rescue effort.

There’s no subtlety or shame about what this is about either:

Sales of Looney Tunes merchandise have been sliding for about eight years, but still ring up over $1 billion annually on a global basis via 1,000 licensees. (To compare, Winnie the Pooh generates about $5 billion annually for Disney.) The hope is that “The Looney Tunes Show,” supported by the theatrical shorts, will fuel new product lines.

“We have to invest quite a bit of money in the content first,” said Brad Globe, president of Warner Brothers Consumer Products. “Once there is new content out there, then retailers will become more interested in it.”

They’re producing new content, a television show at $750,000 per episode, with the explicit purpose of selling more branded crap.  (Whether or not it’s a good idea to make a new show for that reason, instead of because someone had a good idea or actually created something, is a whole other discussion.)  The parallels with Zombie Simpsons are obvious.  If/when the show goes off the air, the brand instantly becomes less valuable to News Corp and FOX.

Which brings us to today’s affront to common sense, the Flaming Moe energy drink: Flaming Moe Energy Drink

This is not the first time they’ve made an “energy drink” (which is a misnomer, but nevermind) out of an alcoholic beverage from the show.  Back in 2007, in what I assume was a movie tie-in, there was a Duff energy drink.  Like that, this is mindless, lazy branding at its best.  There’s nothing the least bit special or innovative about this drink, it has nothing to do with the show or with the Flaming Moe.

It’s just a generic energy drink – mostly caffeine, some filler – that happens to have a copyrighted drawing on the can.  And while I am not a connoisseur of energy drinks, my strong suspicion is that this is probably not the world’s finest concoction.  The appeal is strictly cosmetic, it has nothing to do with the actual product.  Presumably the market here is impulse buyers, the curious, and the collectors (can’t forget them).

 

 

 

 

 

To see just how little thought was actually put into this, check out the Amazon product page (red lines added electronically by Channel 6):

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Generally, when I read the sentence “Not intended for use by children” I assume that means five-year-olds.  But that’s just me.  Now, I’m not going to get righteous about the fact that they’re selling this to kids.  (Nor do I see how the can is a choking hazard.)  But it’s patently obvious that no one bothered to properly classify this item – or even to proof read the product page.  From the time someone said “Let’s make a Flaming Moe energy drink” right up through the product page going live, no care or thought was put into anything.  It’s also worth noting that this is listed on Amazon under “Toys & Games”.

Shoddy, poorly conceived, and ill executed, things like this are why Zombie Simpsons continues to exist.  Of course, Zombie Simpsons itself is shoddy, poorly conceived, and ill executed, so at least they’re consistent in their apathy towards their work.

03
May
10

Quote of the Day

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“Remember the time he ate my goldfish, and you lied to me and said I never had any goldfish?  Then why’d I have the bowl, Bart?  Why did I have the bowl?” – Milhouse van Houten

10
Aug
09

Quote of the Day

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“You gave both dogs away?  You know how I feel about giving!” – Homer Simpson

24
Jun
09

Crazy Noises: The Canine Mutiny

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“Bills, bills, oh, a rejection letter from The New Yorker subscription department.” – Marge Simpson

In an attempt to fill the summer with love, hate and pointless Simpsons commentary we at the Dead Homer Society are going to spend some time overthinking Season 8.  Why Season 8?  Because Season 8 is when The Simpsons really began to deteriorate into Zombie Simpsons.  That’s why.  Because we’re cutting edge and ultra-modern we’re using a newfangled, information-superhighway fad called a “chatroom” to conduct our conversation.  This text has been edited for clarity and spelling (especially on “scotch” and “crotch”).

Today’s episode is 820 “The Canine Mutiny“.

Charlie Sweatpants: Thoughts on Santos L Halper?

Mad Jon: I fucking hate episodes where Bart ‘learns a lesson’

But it wasn’t as bad as Bart The Mother or the one where he steals the video game

Charlie Sweatpants: This is a good companion episode for Poochie I think because the stories are both pretty formulaic (and I’ll say weak as well), but Canine Mutiny has more memorable gags and so I’ve got a much higher opinion of it.

Mad Jon: Yeah I for sure like the gags. But it’s unfortunate that the plot is so heinous

Charlie Sweatpants: Wiggum and ‘Jammin’ at the end, the “two towns over” thing, Lisa’s pep pills, Wiggum acting like a little kid when Bart gives him the dog, I love all of that.

But yeah, the story makes no sense.

Mad Jon: For instance, the Contest I just attributed to the Poochie episode, and the Homer’s comments about giving and “There there, shut up boy”

Charlie Sweatpants: Oh yeah.

And, “You know how I feel about giving!” The contempt and the anger in his voice is just priceless, especially coming from the man who wanted to put a Shake&Bake coupon in the church collection plate.

Mad Jon: ha ha ha

Dave: I’m not saying anything because I’d just be repeating you guys

Of the two episodes we’re discussing tonight, this is easily the worst

Charlie Sweatpants: You think so?

For me, there’s more quotable stuff in this one and since I think the plots in both are dumb I give the win to Canine Mutiny.

Dave: I can sit thorough Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie without too much groaning

Charlie Sweatpants: There is some groan worthy crap in this one, and way way way too much of the sad string music that means drama/moral choice.

Dave: Canine Mutiny is a bit too scatterbrained and unfunny

Charlie Sweatpants: Scatterbrained is a good way to put it.

Dave: Shit just happens.

Mad Jon: The Santa’s little helper sight gags, ala him at the window or running into the door, were pretty good.

And the speech Bart gets from the collection agent is priceless

Charlie Sweatpants: That is a great speech.

When can I tell my supervisor, Mr Robinson, to expect payment?

Hehe.

But one thing that struck me as really disappointing, and I bitched about it at the time, was the “6 to 8 Weeks Later” bit. Oh sure, it’s funny, but they already did that EXACT SAME THING, literally word for word, in Marge in Chains.

Dave: I never noticed that

Mad Jon: Well, bart wouldn’t have learned a lesson otherwise

Charlie Sweatpants: You lost me there, Jon.

Mad Jon: This show can’t live without a decent plot, and I think they’ve always known that. So to maintain the plot line of this episode, the writers had to move forward in time. It didn’t work, but they tried.

Like we’ve all said, there were good gags, but we are discussing the episode for a reason

Charlie Sweatpants: Well, but the 6 to 8 weeks thing was for when he was getting the credit card, not for when he ordered something.

Oh I agree, the plot sucks.

Mad Jon: Still necessary

“Still got no hair on his balls…”

Charlie Sweatpants: Again, you’re losing me.

I get the Airheads reference, but why?

Mad Jon: It was the emotion Pip was conveying that I was trying to capture

Charlie Sweatpants: Ah.

Mad Jon: But I, again, have failed at all but the most modest of tasks you have given me

Charlie Sweatpants: You have been drinking.

Mad Jon: I should become a writer for the Simpsons

Charlie Sweatpants: Your liver wouldn’t last.

Mad Jon: Good point

Dave: Heh

Charlie Sweatpants: Imagine how drunk you’d need to be to find the shit they put on now amusing.

Dave: I’d be dead.

Mad Jon: I don’t think alcohol would do it. I’d probably have to move to meth mountain

Charlie Sweatpants: Anyway, while we’re still here, any other favorite parts from this one?

I’m a fan of the Covet House catalog.

Dave: I liked Bart’s line about dancing around the maypole

Charlie Sweatpants: I like Baby Gerald, Maggie’s enemy.

Did you look at his face when Quimby is talking? He’s just so filled with contempt.

Mad Jon: Bart’s application is pretty funny

“Whatever I finds, I keeps”

Which probably would have flown on a credit application in the mid-late nineties

Charlie Sweatpants: It would’ve flown on a credit card application until about September of last year.

Which reminds me of another great line, “Dear occupant, because of your fine credit history . . . ”

Dave: True

Mad Jon: I also like when Wiggum knocks down the blind guy’s door and then rings the doorbell\

Charlie Sweatpants: And it wasn’t the first door he kicked in, either.

Mad Jon: yeah, ha ha

Charlie Sweatpants: Of course, that comes after the extremely drawn out and painful, Bart sneaking around the blind guy’s house scene.

Mad Jon: yeah, that was pretty boring.

Dave: Did either of you notice that the dead parrot’s bowtie?

Charlie Sweatpants: I guess I noticed the bowtie, was it a reference to something?

Mad Jon: But I didn’t notice the tie

Dave: I don’t think it was a reference to anything in particular, but I thought it was the highlight of the awful blind man scene

Mad Jon: ah

Charlie Sweatpants: I was fond of his explanation for having weed.

Mad Jon: Ha, I liked that too

Charlie Sweatpants: Though why he had the weed in his pocket in the middle of the night is another reason why the plot just sucked ass.

Plenty of people keep weed in their living rooms, it’s not like it had to be there.

Lazy story telling.

Mad Jon: yeah, what kind of pot head isn’t so lazy he actually puts his (or hers I guess) things away

Charlie Sweatpants: Well, anything else before we wrap this up?

Mad Jon: I got nothing, this episode has not inspired me to try and defend it in any way, however it also doesn’t deserve the ire of which I am capable when talking about Zombie Simpsons.




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