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Simpsons Joke Origins: Linda Ronstadt’s Plow King Jingle

In one of my favorite episodes, Season 4’s Mr. Plow, Barney teams up with Linda Ronstadt to record a jingle advertising his snowplow business, Plow King (and slamming his best friend Homer’s rival business, Mr. Plow). Those seat-moisteners at FOX … Continue reading

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Simpsons Joke Origins: Gee, Your Lip Looks Hairless

In the Simpsons’ Season 2 episode “Principal Charming,” Marge’s sister Patty is seen getting ready to go on her first date in 25 years by applying a chemical depilatory product called “Gee, Your Lip Looks Hairless.” That’s funny in itself, … Continue reading

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“Stole, made up, what’s the difference?” Bojack Horseman and The Simpsons, Part 2

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Non-Giving Up Future Robot Guy 2: Judgment Day

Movies are self-contained environments. Everything you need to know for the story in a film to work should be revealed over the course of its running time. The Terminator, made in 1984, is a pretty simple sci-fi story: Bad guy … Continue reading

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“Stole, made up, what’s the difference?” Bojack Horseman and The Simpsons

Kidding! The minds behind Flim Springfield have been enjoying the hell out of Netflix original cartoon Bojack Horseman. Its unique blend of heart-wrenching drama and adult humor plus its unflinching look at life with depression have made it a favorite in … Continue reading

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Simpsons Joke Origins: Radioactive Man defeats Jesse Owens

In Season 8’s “The Canine Mutiny,” Bart attempts to use “Santos L. Halper’s” credit card to purchase a pricy Radioactive Man hardcover collection at the Android’s Dungeon. Comic Book Guy points out that the collection contains a story in which … Continue reading

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I Hate the Sea and Everything In It: JAWS

When recasting JAWS there were some really obvious choices we didn’t take. JAWS is an iconic movie and its characters have gone on to become action film stock types. You’ve got a cop, a fisherman, and a scientist, battling against … Continue reading

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