Monthly Archives: January 2012

When Nixon Met Elvis

I know you’ve always had your eye on this photo of Elvis and me. — Mr. Burns He was so good to his mother, sir. — Smithers, “Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk” The year is 1970. 1971 is just a year … Continue reading

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Murphy Brown’s Baby

…this writing has none of the wit and sparkle of Murphy Brown. — Marge doppelganger, “Burns’ Heir” Remember Murphy Brown? Sure you do! The show, featuring CBS’s no-nonsense-tough-as-nails fictional anchorwoman, etched out a nook in pop culture history thanks in … Continue reading

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Faulkner Goes To Hollywood

…of course it was kind of hard to think of reasons for me to look in that exhaust pipe every time, but, you know, we had good writers. William Faulkner can write an exhaust pipe gag that would really make … Continue reading

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Devo And The Energy Domes

Neerrrrrrrrrrrrd! — Homer, “Homer Goes To College” New Wave rockers Devo whipped out the energy domes in the early ’80s, and have been wearing them since. According to fans of the Deev, the pyramid-shaped toppers supposedly confer sexual powers upon … Continue reading

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Mr. Kookalamanza

Hey, Salvatore, guess who’s here? Mr. Kookalamanza and some real ugly kid! — Luigi, “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song” (Ed Flanders recommended today’s post. Gear!) What sounds to the naked ear like stereotypical Italian gibberish is actually a reference to … Continue reading

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Ferret Legging

Well, I’d like to help you, ma’am, but I’m afraid there’s no law against mailing threatening letters… — Chief Wiggum, “Cape Feare” (Kudos again to Joey Joe Joe Jr…Shabadoo, who suggested today’s post back in December. Remember, gang, sound off … Continue reading

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Holiday Throwaway: People Who Look Like Things

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All we ask is to be treated with dignity and respect. — Pumpkin guy, “Homer’s Triple Bypass” Happy MLK Day! In honor of the good Doctor, we are off today. Tune back Wednesday for your usual programming. Until then, enjoy … Continue reading

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