Monthly Archives: July 2011

The ‘Let It Be’ Sessions

Barbershop is in danger of growing stale. I’m taking it to strange new places. — Barney Gumble, “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” The Be Sharps’ final throes parody the acrimonious ‘Let It Be’ sessions, which are widely reported to have led to … Continue reading

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Taylor’s Exhumation

Can’t we have one meeting that doesn’t end with us digging up a corpse? — Mayor Quimby, “Lisa the Iconoclast” The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Zachary Taylor may never be solved, but historian Clara Rising gave it the … Continue reading

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Ahoy-hoy

Ahoy-hoy? No, you have the wrong number. This is 5246. I suspect you need more practice working your telephone machine…not at all…ahoy. — Mr. Burns, “Homer The Smithers” Burnsie’s greeting draws from the earliest history of the call-o-matic; the contraption’s … Continue reading

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Love Is…

You know what you two need? A little comic strip called, ‘Love Is…’ It’s about two naked eight-year-olds who are married. — Homer, “A Milhouse Divided” Whoo boy, is this one ever bad. I guess the question is: if you … Continue reading

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LBJ’s Dogs

If that were a real Girl Scout, I’d have been bothered by now! — Mr. Burns, “Dog of Death” The final slide we see in Santa Little Helper’s Clockwork Orange-style animal cruelty matinee depicts JFK stand-in Lyndon Baines Johnson hoisting … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake Round-Up

Gentlemen, start your whacking! — Miss Springfield, “Whacking Day” While Whacking Day might be a Springfield-specific holiday, rattlesnake round-ups are ubiquitous throughout our great nation, with the mother of all snake-killing parties taking place in the sleepy seaside burg of … Continue reading

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My Mother the Car

You are absolutely, positively the dumbest haunted love tester that I have ever met. — Moe Szyslak, “The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase” The second of Fox’s three Simpsons spin-off bids is a loose (well, it’s pretty spot-on, truthfully) parody of My … Continue reading

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