Monthly Archives: April 2012

Fan Man

And the ruiner of events worldwide — title fights, The Super Bowl, and the Nixon funeral — ladies and gentlemen: the Fan Man! — Michael Buffer, “The Homer They Fall” While most of us bipeds abandon our dreams of flight … Continue reading

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Sweet Fanny Adams

Actually, Luann, I don’t really know anything about you … — Marge Forget it! She’s gone! Presto, change-o! Ka-boom! Sweet Fanny Adams! Bye-bye! — Luann Van Houten, “A Milhouse Divided” Sweet Fanny Adams? To decipher this one, we turn first … Continue reading

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The Martin-Lewis Reunion

Krusty, can you ever forgive me for framing you and putting you in jail? — Sideshow Bob Hey, if they ever open the books on this telethon, I’m right back in there! — Krusty, “Black Widower” The reconciliation between Sideshow … Continue reading

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Toys

Vast. — Mr. Burns, “Burns’ Heir” Zuff!

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The Saigon Evacuation

I’m impressed you were able to write so legibly on your own butt. — Lisa, “Bart vs. Australia” This iconic photograph was taken on April 29, 1975, one day before the North Vietnamese captured the city of Saigon and put … Continue reading

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Up With People

Ladies and gentlemen, Hooray For Everything invites you to join them in a salute to the greatest hemisphere on Earth: The Western Hemisphere! The dancin’est hemisphere of all! — Announcer, “Bart vs. Thanksgiving” The saccharine melodies of Hooray For Everything … Continue reading

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Daisy Bell

Oh, Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do… — The Love-Matic Grampa, “The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase” The melodic death rattle of the Love-Matic Grampa after he is bludgeoned into a clinking, clattering, cacophony of caliginous cogs and camshafts is actually … Continue reading

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