Monthly Archives: July 2012

Crystal Pepsi

Listen carefully, and my words will shape images as clear as any TV show. It was a tumultuous time for our nation: the clear beverage craze gave us all a reason to live; the information superhighway showed the average person … Continue reading

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The Barbie Liberation Organization

Oh, there’s something wrong with what my Stacy says. — Celeste My Spidey Sense is tingling! Anybody call for a web slinger? — Malibu Stacy, “Lisa v. Malibu Stacy” Thanks to Katie, who tipped us off to today’s reference: the … Continue reading

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Marion Barry Cracks

Fernando, it’s M.B. — Mr. Burns Ah, Marion Barry! Is it time for another shipment, already? — Fernando Vidal, “Raging Abe Simpson And His Grumbling Grandson In, ‘The Curse Of The Flying Hellfish’” Forgive the second-rate pun, but “Marion Barry … Continue reading

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Ed McMahon Whacked Out On Wowee Sauce

Everyone’s always kissing your ass. — Sideshow Mel, “I Love Lisa” Though Publishers Clearing House administrator and Carson sidekick Ed McMahon’s love for alcohol was no great secret in the showbiz circuit, it didn’t rear its head so forcefully as … Continue reading

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The Streak

My Best Of Ray Stevens, featuring ‘The Streak’ album! So it was the dog that buried all our stuff. — Homer Yes … the dog. — Marge, “Two Dozen And One Greyhounds” Speaking of novelty records, celebrate your Friday with … Continue reading

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Dr. Demento

Oh … I’m only ten, and I already got two mortal enemies. — Bart, “Sideshow Bob Roberts” At least as threatening as Kelsey Grammer, Barret Eugene Hansen, also known as Dr. Demento, began haunting the radio airwaves in the 1970s, … Continue reading

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Norm Cash And The ‘Piano Leg’

Hey, I got my magic bat off a piano! — Carl My sister let me use her wooden leg! — Charlie, “Homer At The Bat” Carl’s cudgel marks a fleeting reference to an incident that occurred in 1973, during the … Continue reading

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