Monthly Archives: October 2011

The ‘Frankenstein’ Cold Open

You see, there are some crybabies out there — religious types mostly — who might be offended. If you are one of them, I advise you to turn off your set now. — Homer, “Treehouse of Horror III” The cold … Continue reading

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Amelia

The doll’s trying to kill me, and the toaster’s been laughing at me! — Homer, “Treehouse of Horror III” Homer’s hard-fought battle with the talking Krusty doll in the first third of “Treehouse III” is a direct parody of the … Continue reading

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Nightmare At 20,000 Feet

Me mule wouldn’t walk in the mud. So I had to put 17 bullets in ‘im. — Groundskeeper Willie, “Treehouse of Horror IV” Pursuant to observations from loyal McGarnagle readers ringo and Adam Sonzogni, please be advised that “Nightmare at … Continue reading

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To Serve Man

Look, I know that to you we Simpsons are a lower order of life. We face that prejudice every day of our lives… — Lisa, “Treehouse of Horror” To Serve Man is a short story written by acclaimed sci-fi guy … Continue reading

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Sunshine, Lollipops, And Rainbows

Tonight has nothing to do with nice. — Ruth Powers, “Marge on the Lam” Man, just looking at Homer’s smile up there lets me know that things are going to be alright. “Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows” was a 1965 hit … Continue reading

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Planet Of The Apes Cornfield Chase

Bart! Lisa! Time for church! — Marge Milhouse! Time for church! — Luann Van Houten Shlomo! Time for your violin lesson! — Some guy, “Bart’s Girlfriend” (Before we begin, I’d like to mention that today’s post was suggested by faithful … Continue reading

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The Batusi

I keep telling you: he’s 73 years old, and he’s dead. — Producer guy, “Radioactive Man” The Caped Crusader’s trademark boogie came out in the very first episode of the televised Batman program, setting the deliciously campy atmosphere for the … Continue reading

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