Quote of the Day


“Lunchlady Doris, have you got any grease?” – Groundskeeper Willie
“Yes.  Yes, we do.” – Lunchlady Doris
“Then grease me up, woman!” – Groundskeeper Willie
“Okie-dokie.” – Lunchlady Doris

Doris Grau would’ve been 90 today. Happy birthday!

12 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. 1 Stan
    12 October 2014 at 9:54 pm

    “Then grease me up, woman!” – Groundskeeper Willie
    *Three-second stare at Willie’s chest*
    “Okie-dokie.” – Lunchlady Doris

  2. 12 October 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Who is more ripped, Flanders or Willie?

  3. 4 Joe H
    13 October 2014 at 2:13 am

    There was a new episode today, apparently. This one was as “zombie” as it gets.

    Sad thing is that it essentially ripped off the premise of Bob’s Burgers without so much as a nod.

    • 5 Stan
      13 October 2014 at 3:26 am

      Anything in there that wasn’t a direct retelling of The Twisted World of Marge Simpson?

      • 13 October 2014 at 3:45 am

        The only difference I could think of was that baseball HOFer Whitey Ford was not pelted with sandwiches. I was going to say no Jack Lemon (RIP) but Gil is pretty much based on Jack Lemon’s character from Glengarry Glen Ross.

      • 7 Angelm Young
        13 October 2014 at 9:57 am

        Funny you should mention that since FXX aired a marathon of Simpsons episodes that centered on Marge getting a job. Yes, it did have Zombie episodes, but it started off with the good ones, like Marge working at the nuclear plant and getting hit on by Mr. Burns, Marge becoming a cop, the pretzel one (which, yes, was funny, but that ending was dangerously close to being something Zombie Simpsons would do), and Marge gets into real estate.

        • 8 Angelm Young
          13 October 2014 at 9:59 am

          What I’m saying is that your time is better spent watching those episodes, but I’m preaching to the choir and the converted.

          • 9 Stan
            13 October 2014 at 10:27 am

            Well, my point lays in the obnoxiousness of the writers for not even having the decency to go check if the same plots were already handled in the past. In case the viewers forget (and today’s viewers do seem to have quite a short term memory, mostly due to the show sucking ass), at least you could retake the same basic elements and just wrap them in a new wrapper. But they don’t. All they ever do is take ideas which were there before, add tons of zombie filler to them, and serve them so ridiculously bad to the public that one can do a simple Compare & Contrast to see where things go wrong in each of these “reboots”.

  4. 10 Joe H
    13 October 2014 at 12:23 pm

    “The Twisted World of Marge Simpsons” was chief in their inspiration (and Bob’s Burgers), though a couple classic B-plots also seemed to have been pillaged–Grampa working at Krusty Burger and “Uncle Moe’s Family Feedbag” (especially that commercial), anyone? I also got some “Mr. Plow” vibes.

    Again, its not so much that they’re retreads, it’s just that all of that familiar material doesn’t even come close to it. Not only at the humor level, but the plots are either boring or make little tangible sense–which is shocking considering “The Twisted World of Marge Simpson” wasn’t exactly stellar in either category.

    For example, how do we get to the Spucklers running a competing restaurant, to them somehow running the Simpsons out of business with roadkill sandwiches, then Marge somehow deciding it was best for her to sabotage her own restaurant rather than sabotaging the Spucklers’. It only takes and active brain (ZS rarely takes those into account) to realize she could have just put up her own “express” sign or got the health inspector int the Spucklers’ restaurant or countless other ways.

    • 11 Brad M
      13 October 2014 at 1:22 pm

      I did enjoy some of Homer’s quips in the opening setup. “Hey, I was listening to that!” “I keep this frozen meat in case society collapses but we still have power.”

      You’d think that if Homer had a huge pile of meat thawing, he might want to have another big BBQ, rather than immediately go with Marge’s suggestion of converting it into sandwiches. But here’s how it should have gone, if they’re doing the sandwich shop franchise thing: Marge makes a huge pile of sandwiches to save the thawing meat, and Homer takes them to work to share or sell to his co-workers. The Mother Hubbard’s chain starts losing business at their new location at the power plant, so they send their representative to trick Homer into buying his own franchise in another part of town, thinking it will keep him distracted enough to stay out of their way. Homer sees this as a great opportunity because he’s impulsive and stupid, and doesn’t realize how much work it will be. From there we can watch the new franchise begin to fail due to Homer’s clueless management as well as the terrible staff he has hired, until the whole Simpson family ends up working at the franchise to keep it afloat until they can come up with some scheme to get rid of it.

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