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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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Joe Theismann

Oh, great! You made me miss Joe Theismann! — Homer, “Saturdays Of Thunder” Speaking of football, what better way to start off the bifurcated holiday week than with a bit of the old ultra-violence? Bake it away, toys: The collision … 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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Chairman Arnold

Come on! Even my fat mama can touch her toes! — Rainier Wolfcastle, “Bart Star” Years before he ascended to the California governorship (and maybe president by now, who keeps track?), Arnold Schwarzenegger got a taste of politics in 1990 … Continue reading

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Frank ‘Cannonball’ Richards

My God! Those cannonballs have practically demolished your stomach! From now on, no cannonballs, no spicy foods, and when you lie in a hammock, please, rest your beer on your head or your genitals. — Veterinarian, “Homerpalooza” More than just … 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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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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