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Where’s The Beef?

No wonder he won Minnesota. — Homer, “Lisa’s First Word” With the presidential debates lurking around the corner like some drug-addled maniac, why not take a trip back in time to the whirlwind that was the 1984 Democratic primaries? Take … Continue reading

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Hey Kid, Catch!

Wow! A big clown hankie! — Bart, “Bart Gets Famous” The scene kicking off Bart’s servitude to Krusty in “Bart Gets Famous” is based on an iconic Super Bowl commercial of the ’80s featuring Steelers DT “Mean Joe” Greene. Crack … Continue reading

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Mr. Microphone

Hey good lookin’, we’ll be back to pick you up later! — Some guy [whistle] He’s in for some lovin’. — Homer, “Radio Bart” I can’t believe they invented it! Mr. Microphone: a wireless microphone that dialed into your FM … Continue reading

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Jacko

As I’m sure you remember, in the late 1980s, the U.S. experienced a short-lived infatuation with Australian culture. For some bizarre reason, the Aussies thought this would be a permanent thing. — Evan Conover, “Bart vs. Australia” Jacko, Jacko, JACKO!! … Continue reading

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Fast Paced World

Perk up, Prendergast. Profoundly pressing power plant profit projections for Pete Porter in Pasadena. — Smithers Priority? — Prendergast Precisely. — Smithers, “Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part One” That rapid fire Fedex scene that more-or-less opens WSMBPO is based on … Continue reading

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Nobody Beats The Wiz

He unholied the holy water! — Agnes Skinner, ‘The Canine Mutiny” Ah, the Wiz. A consumer electronics store whose ubiquitous slogan once played across the Eastern Seaboard like sexy music (?). But don’t take my word for it … ask … Continue reading

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The Corey Hotline

Hi, this is Corey. I hope you and I can get married someday. — Corey, “Brother From The Same Planet” For those of us whose hearts belong to the Ryan Goslings and Nathan Fillions of this exciting age, it is … Continue reading

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