Quote of the Day

“You don’t look so rich.” – Homer Simpson
“Don’t let the haircut fool you, I’m exceedingly wealthy.” – Bill Gates

Happy birthday Matt Groening! 

7 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. 1 Steamed Hams
    16 February 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Unrelated, but I’m curious as to which episodes of season 8 people here enjoyed most. My top 3 are ‘You Only Move Twice’, ‘The Springfield Files’ & ‘Homer vs the 18th Amendment’.

    • 2 Anonymous
      16 February 2019 at 2:49 pm

      I’d say I enjoy most of them (the first two would likely be my top picks), so it’d be easier to list the ones I’m not as fond of.

      “The Homer They Fall” is okay, but it takes a long while after a viewing before I want to see it again. Kinda meh. I used to like “Hurricane Neddy” more, but these days it feels too much like a Flanders version of “The Principal and the Pauper”, despite having better jokes. And “Burns, Baby Burns” is the bottom rung. I guess I’ve never found Rodney Dangerfield all that funny and whatever good jokes might be salvaged from the episode are drowned by the insipid plot. Seriously, I’d have to go through the QotD to remember any I like.

      Oh, and the Sherry Bobbins one (not typing all that) is meh, but the songs embed themselves into my brain too easily and are less tolerable when I could have the Monorail song or other classics stuck there instead.

    • 3 Anonymous
      17 February 2019 at 5:44 am

      ‘Brother from Another Series’, ‘The Twisted World of Marge Simpson’ and ‘A Milhouse Divided’ are top-tier episodes. The rest are generally ok but contain long gaps which earlier seasons would have filled with witty little asides. I have a soft spot for ‘Burns, Baby Burns’ as one of the last times Burns is shown as the heartless patrician he really is and the brilliant “More important than money? Who is this?” line.

      • 4 Anonymous
        17 February 2019 at 1:39 pm

        Is it really the last time he’s shown to be so heartless? The later seasons certainly began to wear him down into the weak/stupid mode, but I do know he was at least somewhat evil in a couple of later ones. And didn’t they show him still caring somewhat about Larry at the end, or do I need to make myself watch this again?

      • 5 Steamed Hams
        18 February 2019 at 12:41 pm

        Oh I agree about top-tier, except I have a hard time remembering the pretzel episode (not holding much against it though), and although I didn’t mind the van houten ep, I don’t remember ever catching the original airing, only in syndicated reruns later on, which spoils the atmospheric context in which I recall it.

        Also agree with the other comment about most of the eps of that season being less than stellar.

  2. 18 February 2019 at 12:46 pm

    I love how mad his nerd henchmen are

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