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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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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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Pete Best

Run along, boy! You’re free now! — Homer, “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” Poor, poor Pete Best. His foot at immortality’s door and the other tossers hid the key. Having joined The Beatles in 1960 and having endured hundreds of grim, glory-free … 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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Dewey, Cheatem & Howe

Here you go: $100 each. The rest goes to Ann Landers… — Executor guy, “Bart The Fink” First thing’s first: when a proper noun aptly describes the person/thing that bears it, it is an aptronym. Valuable! So, for example, Mr. … Continue reading

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Mafia Staff Car

Humans, you have stopped eating… — Alien #1, “Treehouse Of Horror” Homer’s apron in the first-ever Treehouse ep is a quick take on a novelty automobile gewgaw that your uncle may have displayed on one Skylark or another. Bada bing: … Continue reading

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