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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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Fan Man

And the ruiner of events worldwide — title fights, The Super Bowl, and the Nixon funeral — ladies and gentlemen: the Fan Man! — Michael Buffer, “The Homer They Fall” While most of us bipeds abandon our dreams of flight … Continue reading

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Sweet Fanny Adams

Actually, Luann, I don’t really know anything about you … — Marge Forget it! She’s gone! Presto, change-o! Ka-boom! Sweet Fanny Adams! Bye-bye! — Luann Van Houten, “A Milhouse Divided” Sweet Fanny Adams? To decipher this one, we turn first … Continue reading

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Daisy Bell

Oh, Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do… — The Love-Matic Grampa, “The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase” The melodic death rattle of the Love-Matic Grampa after he is bludgeoned into a clinking, clattering, cacophony of caliginous cogs and camshafts is actually … Continue reading

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The Great Gazoo

Ah, ye’ve done grand, laddie. — The Leprechaun, “This Little Wiggy” Ralph’s imaginary (?) pyromaniac sidekick is a reference to The Great Gazoo, a whimsical little extraterrestrial that haunts Fred Flintstone’s living nightmare. Gazoo, voiced by by Mel Brooks go-to … 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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Blind Tiger

Listen, rummy, I’m gonna say it plain and simple: Where’d you pinch the hooch? Is some blind tiger jerking suds on the side? — Rex Banner, “Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment” The Internet is as yet letting me down on … Continue reading

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