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The Garden Of Earthly Delights

Goodbye, Bart! Remember: Lie, cheat, steal, and listen to heavy metal music! — Satan, “Bart Gets Hit By A Car” The scenery accompanying Bart’s post-collision arrival in Hell wraps up many elements from Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden Of Earthly Delights” … 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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Terry Rakolta

Take that, you dumb squirrel! — Homer, “Itchy & Scratchy & Marge” Marge’s crusade against I&S Studios calls to mind another moral avenger’s mission against obscenity, that undertaken by Terry Rakolta, who in 1989 took Married… with Children to task … Continue reading

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The Falling Solider

The memory of a million drop stitches flows in your veins. — Marge, “Bart’s Dog Gets An F” Robert Capa, Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, 1936. Despite a string of allegations that the photographer faked this impressively-timed photograph … Continue reading

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Robosaurus

If you miss this, you’d better be dead, or in jail! — Announcer #1 And if you’re in jail, break out! — Announcer #2, “Bart The Daredevil” All hail Robosaurus, and his neon claws: I’d probably invest an evening in … 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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Dukakis And The Tank

Oh, get off your soapbox, Simpson! Do you realize how much it costs to run for office? More than any honest man could afford! — Mr. Burns, “Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish” (Apologies for … Continue reading

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