There’s a brief moment in this episode, where Homer is asked by Marge if he drinks to escape reality, and Homer imagines himself really buff and making his pecs dance. I really like those little moments where we see the really weird world that is the inside of Homer’s mind.
Oh yeah, and in this episode, he temporarily gives up drinking.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Duffless”
It wasn’t that long ago that Bart was down on Milhouse for discovering girls and having a girlfriend.
Man, it sure is a shame Milhouse is nowhere in this episode, because he could have gotten in some much-deserved gloating at Bart’s expense.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “New Kid On The Block”
This particular episode of The Simpsons features two rather noteworthy things. First, it is near as I can make out the only episode series creator Matt Groening has sole script credit for. He assisted with a few others, but this one is the only one with just his name on it (though in cases like this, there was probably a lot of polish from all the other writers, as with any show).
Second, it has one of my favorite Homer lines, “It takes two to lie: one to lie and one to listen.” Marge didn’t know what that meant. I don’t think I do either.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Colonel Homer”
Tide comes in: Lisa and Homer fail to bond due to Homer’s insensitivity.
Tide goes out: the two fix the relationship somehow.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Lisa The Greek”
What? Another Homer episode? Well, if that’s the way it is…
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Flaming Moe’s”
What legacy will we leave behind? How will people remember us? Can we control how the world will see us in future generations?
That’s some heady stuff for Homer Simpson.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Homer Defined”
Why does Homer Simpson hate Ned Flanders so much? The world may never know.
Why Homer would sometimes actually try to help Ned the world knows even less about.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “When Flanders Failed”
There’s something kind of cute about Grandpa Simpson in love.
And by cute, I mean as long as he isn’t trying to seductively take his medication. That’s not cute at all.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Old Money”
Up until this point, Marge’s sisters Patty and Selma seem to have been fairly interchangeable.
That will change now.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Principal Charming”
Every so often, The Simpsons would do an episode based in or around Itchy and Scratchy Studios and trot out Roger Meyers (voiced by late Alex Rocco), where they parodied cartoons and how they are made, and the creators snuck Simpsonized versions of themselves into scenes.
Also, we got today’s episode.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Itchy & Scratchy & Marge”