She actually said "I finally have a mother-in-law."
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She actually said "I finally have a mother-in-law."
I still don't get "living vicariously through my girlfriends."
There's a thin line between clever and stupid...
Take that, Lisa's beliefs!
She's sarcastically implying that having a mother-in-law isn't exactly something she welcomes (mothers-in-law being stereotypically pushy and negative toward their sons' wives). Don't get too hung up on the "girlfriends" part. Basically that's a way of saying "Now I can enjoy all the nagging and hassle most other married women get from their husband's mothers."
Whats the first picture in that Ivan's sig (where theres a series like Maude dying and then Bart jumping out on the big rig going it is windy!)? What episodes that from whats H saying and who is it referring to?
Moe: What are you telling us, were trapped like rats?
Russ Cargill: No, rats can't be trapped this easily, you're trapped like... carrots.
I think it's from Saddlesore Galactica, when Homer is talking to the jockey elves. He could be saying "my horse must lose", but I'm just guessing there.
What episode mentions something about "two for tunisia"?
Also here is another one for yah..
Marge is saying something about seeing relatives and Homer says "if not... christmas". What episode is this and what is the joke Homer is making?
It's from Saddlesore Galactica, when Homer's being confronted by the jockey elves, but I have no idea what he's saying because I haven't actually seen the episode...I just went through hated episodes to find what seemed to be the worst scenes to make my "Favorite moments" sigOriginally Posted by Miss Springfield
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Originally Posted by Steve
It's from Lady Bouvier's Lover. Homer is just expressing the fact that he doesn't like Marge's family, and he's hoping that they won't make it to Thanksgiving, meaning that he won't have to see them for an even longer time.Originally Posted by wazzles
Season 18 Grades
The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer: C+
Jazzy and the Pussycats: D-
Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em...: F
Treehouse of Horror XVII: C-
G.I. D'oh: B-
Moe 'N' A Lisa: B
Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair): B
The Haw-Hawed Couple: B
Kill Gil: Vols. 1 & 2: C
The Wife Aquatic: N/A
Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times: C
Little Big Girl: A-
Springfield Up: A-
Yokel Chords: B
Rome-old and Juli-eh: C-
Marge Gamer: B-
The Boys of Bummer: B
Crook and Ladder: C-
Stop Or My Dog Will Shoot!: C-
24 Minutes: A-
You Kent Always Say What You Want: C
Adam was right, Homer is singing "my horse must lose" at that point.
The episodes are, in order:
Saddlesore Galactica (season 11)
Alone Again, Natura-Diddly (season 11)
Homer Simpson In: Kidney Trouble (season 10)
Monty Cant Buy Me Love (season 10)
Hello Gutter Hello Fadder (season 11)
Maximum Homerdrive (season 10)
Also these questions haven't been answered yet:
Amiscribe: 1. Why, in the opening credits, is John Swartzweilder(sp?) given a "consultant" credit? 2. Why do all the writers who didn't work on the first draft of a show take "producer" credits?
me: what is the deal in I'm With Cupid with Flanders ripping a handful of Moe's hair off his chest when thrown out of the car?
I believe that's the movie Bart gets the "million poets working for a million years" line for one of Woodrow's letters to Krabappel in Bart The Lover.Originally Posted by wazzles
What episode is it where something happens to a thermos, and Homer asks if it still keeps "hot drinks hot, and cold drinks cold."
Originally Posted by ZagalejoI actually did answer it earlier. It’s a name from Sid Caesar’s popular ‘pidgin Italian’ sketches in his shows in the first years of television.Originally Posted by Replacement tire for a whe
Originally Posted by Miss SpringfieldThere actually is a loose continuity to the SS Bob eps. When we first see Bob in “Louse”, his next ep after “Jackanapes”, he is in extreme restraints in solitary lock-down confinement at the penitentiary. You can assume that he’s either still on death row, or, that that sentence has been overturned or lowered by appeal and he’s serving life, or a long term, in solitary. His term may even have been lowered as a deal in assisting Homer. It ultimately doesn’t matter, because he escapes and is ‘on the run’ at the end of ‘Louse’, until he is ‘found’ in his next ep, “Italian Bob”.Originally Posted by grissom
"Jackanape" means "clown" or "goof". The title is a parody of "Day of the Jackal" (novel and film) - that story is also of an assassination attempt, though the ep's assassination plot is more a parody of the novel/film "The Manchurian Candidate", involving an unwitting brainwashed assassin.
Originally Posted by Jakebert[138th Ep Narrator] It was never popular [/138th Ep Narrator]Originally Posted by Miss Springfield
Not the Richard Gere/Gerbil specifically – it was only implied that he had a foreign object up his ass for sexual pleasure. (Note that Dr. Nick’s check-in chart has “unnatural sexual practice” as one of the “problem” checkboxes). Any specific item is left up to your imagination – what’s already in your mind. (This point was actually addressed in the DVD commentaries, but it was cut out by the screeners.)Originally Posted by Ryan
Originally Posted by koolchris90They are different tunes, and they are Clausen originals, but they are both meant to emulate ‘dreamy, happy music’ from instrumental scores of the earliest silent films and older musicals. He actually just did it again for another example – with yet another different tune in the same vein - just last week in Bart’s ‘town reward” fantasy in “Big Girl”.Originally Posted by scottvivian
Originally Posted by SheerpowerHeub is absolutely right. It is old ‘net lore, and not thjat good. (“Ray” brings him beer??}Originally Posted by Heub
Originally Posted by HOMROriginally Posted by IvanThere were only a few times in the first 2 seasons when she did, while the secondary characters were still being worked out, and the ‘secondary children’ roles were a lot looser.Originally Posted by Adam R
As Heub said… that’s where “Jimbo” came from. Someone jokes that it’s Brooks – because no one would ever call him that. The “Jones” was a knowing reference to the cult leader – but not for any specific purpose. More like – ‘hey, why not?’Originally Posted by I can see your Doodle
It’s nothing specific – just a parody of “New Age-y” meditation/relaxation music.Originally Posted by deftones
Originally Posted by NebuchanezzarIn the example Neb later gives, they are the musical stings from “Apes”. Sometimes they use the “Vulcan Gladiator” battle music from some famous episode of “Star Trek”. (Some Trekkie will have to help me with the ref, as I was never a big Trek fan. They used this music a lot in “Futurama” – it was Zoidberg’s planet’s national anthem…)Originally Posted by Bobo
If the legal department is doing its job, it should be in the closing block-credits screen for any episode in which a celebrity is shown speaking, and the voice is not actually that celeb’s.Originally Posted by Adam R
Originally Posted by Bill CosbyOriginally Posted by AmiscribeThe joke is that Moe bet so much money with the mob on something like a kids’ hockey team – and additionally, the fact that the mob’s taking taking bets on the match illustrates the importance of the match to the town at large, so it helps color the story as well.Originally Posted by SideshowTim
The “take my thumbs” is a parody of Eric Roberts’ character’s actual anguished cries in the film “The Pope of Greenwich Viliage”.
“Blanche” doesn’t really have to do with “Streetcar”. An earlier running gag with Moe was that he didn’t care enough about Marge to ever remember her name – she was solely “Homer’s wife” to him, and he would accidentally call her “Midge” and other wrong guesses. Then it slowly – over time and in short tangential scenes, became layered with Moe’s desire to woo, and then an unsettling obsession with, her. (Which all paid off beautifully after so much time in “Beerest”, imo).
[Troy] That’s not a question (or answer), Professor![/Troy]Originally Posted by Ivan
You apparently didn’t get the joke. See LisaFan's explanation for you.
It is “$pringfield”. Its always a hoot to remind posters of this when the perennial complaints about “new characters like the Rich Texan(Col. Tex) are the suxxx” arise.Originally Posted by scottvivian
Moe and Ned have been opposing sides of the argument among the angry-husbands who are trying to foil Apu from the beginning: Moe is such an angry brute that he’s eager to rough up Apu, and he stirs up the others’ anger at every opportunity, even though he has no stake in the effort – he has no wife or girlfriend to be concerned about. Ned, on the other hand, has constantly been empatizing with Apu and willing to put the blame on himself and the other husbands. So they finally brawl (unseen) in the car, and Moe tosses Ned from the car. Ned is proud that in the man-to-man contest, he managed to get his own licks in – by ripping out a handful of Moe’s chest-hair. For one thing, it’s a characteristic comment on Ned’s ‘girlishness’ – ‘pulling hair out’ is a ‘girly’ way of fighting. Another point is Ned’s delivery – he is positively (and characteristically) cheerful in his violent “victory”. Another point to note is that this isn’t the first – or last – time that Ned was ‘upset’ or ‘violent’ in the series, and was just another time that his character developed some “edge”, even before he became a widower, and, organically, also became crankier. (Not that I imagine that this would ever stop folks from insisting that his character “recently changed 180 degrees”…)Also I have my own question: what is the deal in I'm With Cupid with Flanders ripping a handful of Moe's hair off his chest when thrown out of the car? That just seems so bizarre...
There is very little one can determine with any from the group of “producer” credits in the opening credits.Originally Posted by Amiscribe
Credits for the writers are all determined by the employment deals that the writer (really, the writer’s agent and/or manager,) have with Gracie. In television, all the senior writers are “producers”. Certain longest-time non-writers (i.e. casting director Bonnie Pietila, executive Richard Sakai,) are also granted “producer” credits. Writers from pre-unionization (with the show pre-WGA membership, such as JS, Vitti, Jean, Reiss, etc.) have more generous credit requirements in their ongoing contracts that still must be honored. Some receive credit when they have a pass/review of the script whether they have any input or not, some get credit when a character or place that they came up with are used an any subsequent show. Some writers get different “___ producer” credits when they go part-time status on the show – “Associate producer”, or “Consulting Producer”, or “Consultant”, depending on their individual contracts and the actual commitment to work on that show during that specific production season. And, for post-WGA writers, the “track” of credit you get also depends on what ‘status’ you came into the show with; someone like, say, Don Payne or JS Burns “starts out” with a higher “credit-requirement” when they join the show because they had writing experience (possibly ‘producer’ level) at other WGA shows previously, as opposed to, say, Crittendon or Chun, who worked on the show at the start of their careers.
I know it’s arcane and convoluted – that’s why I opened with that first sentence.
I can think of no more perfect example of the manner in which “groupthink” is present and active in this thread – as a consequence of such fine and constant enforcement by Jake. Its just never this clearly, and innocently, illustrated. Thanks.Originally Posted by Ivan
"Aquarium", from "The Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint Saëns.Originally Posted by I_Bent_My_Wookiee
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Wow, fantastic replies RM!
Okay that sounds fairly simple: he was pleased that he exacted some sort of revenge on Moe. For some reason I was taking it as he was really pleased just to have a handful of Moe's hair for...well I don't know, an effigy or something...Moe and Ned have been opposing sides of the argument among the angry-husbands who are trying to foil Apu from the beginning: Moe is such an angry brute that he’s eager to rough up Apu, and he stirs up the others’ anger at every opportunity, even though he has no stake in the effort – he has no wife or girlfriend to be concerned about. Ned, on the other hand, has constantly been empatizing with Apu and willing to put the blame on himself and the other husbands. So they finally brawl (unseen) in the car, and Moe tosses Ned from the car. Ned is proud that in the man-to-man contest, he managed to get his own licks in – by ripping out a handful of Moe’s chest-hair. For one thing, it’s a characteristic comment on Ned’s ‘girlishness’ – ‘pulling hair out’ is a ‘girly’ way of fighting. Another point is Ned’s delivery – he is positively (and characteristically) cheerful in his violent “victory”. Another point to note is that this isn’t the first – or last – time that Ned was ‘upset’ or ‘violent’ in the series, and was just another time that his character developed some “edge”, even before he became a widower, and, organically, also became crankier.
Thanks very much RM III."Aquarium", from "The Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint Saëns.
In "My Fair Laddie", Lisa asks Willie "How do you address a bishop?" and Willie replies, "I'LL KILL YA! I'LL KILL YA FOR WHAT YA DONE TO ME FAMILY!" Is this just some random joke or does it refer (as I suspect) to some sort of trouble between the Scots and the Catholic church?
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i would wager yes they are in relation to the crap between countries.
This might've been answered before so I'll post it here. What happened to Swartzwelder?
I'd heard stuff along the lines of him handing in fewer and fewer episodes, but that's not true. He wrote four episodes in season 13 and I think three in season 14 (two were holdovers), which is a pretty steady stream of episodes, and hasn't written any since. What happened between season 14 and 15?
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Well yes, Scotland was one of the first countries to actually become Protestant, but more that, the Protestantism was Calvinism, which is more radical in some ways. But don't rule out the possibility that the bishop he was referring to was Anglican, which would probably make more sense given the traditional animosity between England and Scotland, to which another layer was added with the imposition of the Church of Scotland.Originally Posted by LisaFan17
Ah, I see. I was thinking Anglican, too, but the Catholic church has often targeted "dissenters", so I was just curious. Thanks for the answer!Originally Posted by Homer Jay
What does Karl Wiedergot actually do?
Does anybody know the chords to the protest song lisa plays in "Last Exit to Springfeild"? or where I can find them
Thanks a whole lot
This is the only thing I could find that was marked as "Simpsons protest song". I'm not sure it's right though:Originally Posted by E.A.R.L
Actually, I think this is the right one:
Thank grissom thats just what I was looking for
What's this talk of "cutting switches" from Grampa about in Natural Born Kissers?
Means he's an old-timey disciplinarian. "Cutting a switch" is an archaic term that refers to cutting off a thin tree branch and using it for spanking.Originally Posted by Adam R
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