Quote of the Day

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“You know, that nuclear power plant will be opening soon.  It’s one of the few outfits around that won’t require a college education.” – Guidance Counselor
“Me in a nuclear power plant?  Heh-heh-heh, kaboom!” – Homer Simpson

2 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. 31 January 2016 at 9:56 am

    This kind of joke appears in several of the flashback episodes, both classic and otherwise – an ironic call-forward to what we know is an established trait of the show. But as usual, the classic flashback episodes did this sort of thing so much better. Stuff like this, or Burns muttering “Homer Simpson, eh? I’ll remember that name” in “I Married Marge”, it works because it’s not too overt in saying “this will be ironic in these characters’ futures”, and it sounds like stuff people would actually say.

    Compare that to something like “The Way We Weren’t” or “Dangerous Curves”, where the dialogue beats you over the head with the irony, and there’s also way more of that kind of joke – the classic flashback episodes didn’t rely too much on that kind of humor. Hell, pretty much all of “That ’90s Show” is characters basically going “Boy, I know THIS’LL never happen in the future!”

  2. 2 Frank
    2 February 2016 at 10:54 am

    interesting to look at this screen grab compared to the one right above it (Feb 1). From a happy, hairy Homer, naive to the realities of life but full of dreams… to the sad, bald Homer, now having to take his comeuppance for the folly of his youth.

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