Posts Tagged ‘The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson

21
Sep
18

Quote of the Day

“Hey, everybody! I’m Peter Pantsless!” – Homer Simpson

21
Sep
17

Quote of the Day

“How do you find the defendant?” – Kickin’ It Judge
“He’s guilty of mayhem, exposure indecent!” – First Juror
“Freak out behavior, both chronic and recent!” – Second Juror
“Drinking and driving, narcotics possession!” – Jury
“And that’s just page one of his ten page confession.” – Third Juror
“I should put you away where you can’t kill or maim us, but this is L.A., and you’re rich and famous!” – Kickin’ It Judge

Happy 20th Anniversary to “The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson”

01
Sep
17

Quote of the Day

“Homer, I don’t want you driving around in a car you built yourself.” – Marge Simpson
“Marge, you can stand there finding fault, or you can knit me some seatbelts.” – Homer Simpson
“Sorry, sorry.” – Marge Simpson

21
Sep
16

Quote of the Day

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“Mom, are those rabbits dead?” – Lisa Simpson
“No. No, Lisa, they’re just sleeping . . . upside down . . . and inside out.” – Marge Simpson

21
Sep
15

Quote of the Day

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“Barney!  Where’s my car?” – Homer Simpson
“All I remember about the last two months is giving a guest lecture at Villanova.  Or maybe it was a street corner?” – Barney Gumble

28
Jul
15

Quote of the Day

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“Now, remember, criminals prey on small town folk like us.  So, if anyone asks, we’re sophisticated millionaires from the Ozarks.” – Homer Simpson

16
Mar
15

Behind Us Forever: Waiting for Duffman

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“Hey, it’s Duffman, a guy in a costume who creates awareness of Duff!” – Lenny

I was just getting ready to watch last week’s Zombie Simpsons when news of Sam Simon’s death broke.  I guess Wiggum got a jetpack or something.  This week, however, there was nothing to do but plow through it, as Homer got yet another job, this time as Duffman, and quit drinking at the same time.

– Couch gag wasn’t too bad, right up until Homer’s severed head.  Which was weird.

– This bicycle parade just keeps going.  And it’s filled with that really formulaic “setup-beat-punchline” stuff that is the hallmark of uncreative sitcoms, like Lou telling Wiggum not to go into the donut shop, only to have Wiggum immediately go into the donut shop.

– Hospital sign “Wishing You a Cold, Smooth Recovery” is pretty good.

– Brockman’s little broadcast with the Chinese landing on Mars was brief, at least.

– Homer’s explaining why he wants to be Duffman.  I’ll bet this is not the last time we have this explained to us.

– The “America’s Next Top Whatever” game show thing is going on way too long.  This is almost as bad as that American Idol episode they did.

– At least Homer got stabbed in the eye and is bleeding.  Haven’t seen that in a few minutes.

– Oh, another Game of Thrones opening.  They like these, don’t they?

– Homer’s monologue vow thing is really bad and goes on for the better part of a minute.

– Even the old timey beer commercials are long and boring and expositive.

– That aside with the formula and safe certainly ate some time.  So nice of them to put in an object, have someone ask about it, then drop it completely.

– “Duffman can’t drink”, that got repeated several times.

– Now Marge is expositing while Homer moans and beats himself about the head.

– Did they have to have Flanders stare at the camera like that after the t-shirt cannon thing?  Is this what counts as fan service these days?

– Uh, why were Burns and Smithers at this whatever ceremony in costume?  Oh, right, meaningless filler.  Now I remember.

– Montage.

– And a really drawn out scene about there being lots of executives.  That just kept going.

– And now, Homer’s looking at people through a beer telescope from a blimp.

– We dodged a bullet on that blimp fire.  They actually cut away.

– Now, in an attach of conscious that has been preceeded by nothing except a weird blimp ride, Homer is against beer.

– Homer getting away again and again in a race car only to circle back.  I’m actually surprised they stopped at only three.

– “Now, there’s one way out of your hell, prove you still love beer.  Drink this.”  When they have lines, and whole exchanges like this, you know the ending is a mess.

– Now Homer is back at Moe’s because the episode needed to fill some more time.

– And now we’re revisiting the old Duffman.  Oof, this one must’ve come in even shorter than most.

– Nice little Simon tribute, though.

Anyway, the numbers are in and they remain awful.  Last night, just 3.61 million viewers wondered what job Homer was going to get next.  That’s good for #9 on the all time least watched list.  With (probably) five episodes to go in the season, last year’s record low viewership average of 4.99 million is in real jeopardy.  The current Season 26 average is 5.32 million, and numbers that continue in the 3.60 million range will drop it well below five million by the end of the year.

 




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