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Simpsons Joke Origins: Superstar Celebrity Microphone

The episode Radio Bart centers around Bart being given a toy microphone for his birthday, and the pranks he uses it for. These start innocently enough with him tricking Homer into believing an alien invasion is happening, or ordering the Flanders … Continue reading

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Joke Origins: Poochie, The Whatizit? and the ’96 Olympics

In advance of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Atlanta Magazine published a deep and delightful oral history of The Whatizit?. If you don’t remember the Whatizit?, also known as Izzy, don’t worry. There are gloomier memories from Atlanta’s Summer Games besides its star-farting, … 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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The most romantic moments in Simpsons history: #1!

Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel dancing in the cafeteria What can we say about this one? Principal Skinner and Ms. Krabappel are two lonely souls who really deserve love. Seeing them find each other is beautiful. And the scene where they lock … Continue reading

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The most romantic moments in Simpsons history: #2!

Homer using his boutonnière to repair Marge’s dress that Artie ripped Young Homer the dumbass and young Marge the studious achiever seemed like an unlikely combination, but his inner sweetness ends up winning her over. This little gesture sums it … Continue reading

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The most romantic moments in Simpsons history: #3!

Marge makes a special cake for Homer Marge knows her husband completely, from blood type and how many hairs on his head, to how sensitive he can be (never giggle at his Sherlock Holmes hat).  When Homer is put in charge of decorating Maggie’s birthday cake–because everyone … Continue reading

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The most romantic moments in Simpsons history: #4!

Homer getting the spa tickets for Marge by test-driving a Bentley We both made a note of this one because it’s so rare that Homer goes out of his way to do something genuinely thoughtful for his wife. Marge didn’t ask … Continue reading

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