Monthly Archives: May 2012

Baby Jessica

I tried to enroll in school, but your Principal Skinner turned me away because of my shabby clothes. — “Timmy O’Toole”, “Radio Bart” Timmy O’Toole’s ill-considered trip down the well is based on a similarly subterranean fishing expedition made by … Continue reading

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Pole Sitting

… but, first, let’s take a look back at the year 1928, a year when you might have seen Al Capone dancing the Charleston on top of a flagpole. — Kent Brockman, “Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie” Second only to … Continue reading

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Fangoria

All right! Fangoria will give me 25 bucks for this shot! — Otto, “22 Short Films About Springfield” Billing itself as “The First In Fright Since 1979”, Fangoria is a surviving relic of an era when horror magazines (not to … Continue reading

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No Soap, Radio

You bet your sweet … ass! — Homer, “Homer the Heretic” The socially awkward younger cousin of the infamous “Aristocrats” joke, “No Soap, Radio” is either an early example of alt comedy or a primer on crowd psychology. Basically, a … Continue reading

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Fake Jan

I’m Lisa — peppy, blonde, and stunning — Sophomore prom queen, five years running! — “Lisa”, “The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase” The unexpected shake-up of the Simpsons cast for the Smile-Time Variety Hour session is based on a similar decision made … Continue reading

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Roy Cohn

… and that little boy who nobody liked grew up to be … Roy Cohn! — Paul Harvey Wow! — Jasper, Grampa, “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” Known colloquially as “the blue-haired lawyer” in the archives of Simpsonia, the above-pictured adversary was … Continue reading

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