Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sheriff Lobo

Lobo…Lobo…bring back Sheriff Lobo! — Homer, “Rosebud” The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (rebranded plain ol’ Lobo for its second and final season) was an hour-long adventure/comedy program that ran on NBC from 1979 to 1981. The show was a spin-off … Continue reading

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Wavy Gravy

It was I, you fools! The man you trusted isn’t Wavy Gravy at all! And all this time, I’ve been smoking harmless tobacco! — Mr. Burns, “Burns’ Heir” MC, peace activist, and self-proclaimed “flower geezer” Wavy Gravy has enjoyed a … Continue reading

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Morganna, the Kissing Bandit

Oh, Doctor! A 98-yard triple-reverse ties the score at 63-63! We have seen nothing but razzle-dazzle here today, three visits from Morganna, the Kissing Bandit, and the astonishing return of Jim Brown! — Keith Jackson, “Homer the Heretic” A pop … Continue reading

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Studs

Okay, Ron, which one of our girls said the following about you: ‘He looked so sexy, I hoped we would have sex’? — ‘Hunks’ host, “New Kid On The Block” Studs was a sex game show that ran from 1991 … Continue reading

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Khrushchev’s Shoe

Order, order! Do you kids want to be like the real U.N., or do you just want to squabble and waste time? — Principal Skinner, “Das Bus” The inconsistent, perhaps apocryphal story of the famous Nikita Khrushchev shoe incident looks … Continue reading

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Dempsey and Firpo

Man, that tramp’s got the energy of a hobo! — Lenny, “The Homer They Fall” George Bellows, Dempsey and Firpo, 1924. Oil on canvas, 51 × 63 1/4 in. (129.5 × 160.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; … Continue reading

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Snagglepuss

Ralph, remember the time you said Snagglepuss was outside? — Miss Hoover, “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song” Top cat in the Hanna-Barbera stable of characters, Snagglepuss ranks right up there with such pillars as Fred Flintstone, Papa Smurf, and, uh, … Continue reading

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