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Ryan_

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TriforceBun said:
In My Sister, My Sitter, when Lisa asks Smithers if she can cut the line to Dr. Nick, Smithers replies, "Er...no, I'd rather get this over with." Are we supposed to know what's happened to him?

he has something up his ass.
 

Ryan_

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there's actually quite a few double entendres in "black widower"
 

Kahalachan

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Why didn't Michael Jackson and Dustin Hoffman get creditted?

On Lisa's Substitute, it's obvious that's Dustin Hoffman's voice but he's not creditted. And the one where Homer is sent to an asylum, I heard that bald white guy is actually Michael Jackson's voice.


Edit: I remembered a joke I didn't get.

When Mr. Burns says that all those years working at a nuclear power plant has left him with a healthy green glow and as impotent as a Nevada boxing commissioner

Why do Nevada boxing commissioners get singled out as not being able to have an erection?
 

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TheBartThe said:
Why didn't Michael Jackson and Dustin Hoffman get creditted?

On Lisa's Substitute, it's obvious that's Dustin Hoffman's voice but he's not creditted. And the one where Homer is sent to an asylum, I heard that bald white guy is actually Michael Jackson's voice.
Because they didn't want to be credited I guess. They stopped allowing guests to do that so it wouldn't become a trend.
 

Kahalachan

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I figured they wouldn't want to be creditted or wanted to be creditted under a pseudonym. Just curious why celebrities would make that choice.
 

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TheBartThe said:
When Mr. Burns says that all those years working at a nuclear power plant has left him with a healthy green glow and as impotent as a Nevada boxing commissioner

Why do Nevada boxing commissioners get singled out as not being able to have an erection?
When the Nevada boxing commissioner is called impotent is called lacking power or helpless, not being unable to have an erection. The joke is that the commissioner lack any power to control what goes on, the real power lies with Casinos, the mob, and people like Don King.
 

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Homer Jay said:
When the Nevada boxing commissioner is called impotent is called lacking power or helpless, not being unable to have an erection. The joke is that the commissioner lack any power to control what goes on, the real power lies with Casinos, the mob, and people like Don King.

Ohhhhhhhh!!!!!!

Gotcha that makes sense. Thanks. :)
 

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I decided to ask this here, because I didn't see any point of starting a thread about it. I am looking for a certain Simpsons promo. I can't remember the date (sometime after the season 5 finale in 1994?), but it involves Bart walking up to Homer, who is sitting, and inquiring about the Simpsons moving from Thursday nights back to Sundays at 8. I remember watching this, and I know that it exists. Can somebody out there shed some light into this long-forgotten promo, and maybe direct me to a copy of said promo?
 

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Well we didn't see it for a very long time before season 14's " A Star Is Born-Again", so you can assume he still owns it.
 

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Okay this is driving me nuts for some reason.

imagestx8.jpg


What episode is this screen from? (Sorry for the small size but its all I could find at the moment)
 

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Kahalachan said:
I figured they wouldn't want to be creditted or wanted to be creditted under a pseudonym. Just curious why celebrities would make that choice.
Al Jean mentioned in a commentary that some folks early on didn't want to be associated with an animated show, so they went with pseudonyms. It was also said that the show now makes folks own up to their work (although Albert Brooks, who has always gone by A. Brooks, seems to be exempt from this rule).
 

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Hence the little joke in Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie ("And you wouldn't believe the cameos! Dustin Hoffman, Michael Jackson...of course, they didn't use their real names, but you could tell it was them")
 

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In the short at the end of The Front, we learn that "Hens love roosters/Geese love ganders/Everyone else loves Ned Flanders."

1) Why don't hens and geese love Ned Flanders? Is Ned Flanders respectful to everyone except female barnyard fowl?

2) Do roosters and ganders love Ned Flanders, or do they only love hens and geese respectively?

3) Isn't "gander" the plural of "gander", not "ganders"?
 

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The most recent mention of the Leftorium was during the "Left-Mart" gag in Home Away From Homer.

Can someone explain what the deal is with that scene from Simpsoncali... where Bart comments that the secret ingredient in "blood pudding" is blood? This whole scene came completely out of nowhere, though it may be a Mary Poppins reference I'm missing.
 

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^ I think it was just supposed to show Shary Bobbins infusing her Englishness on the Simpsons. They started off the episode as crude and piggish, but now that Shary Bobbins [thinks she] is about to leave, they are eating traditional British food. Then it just becomes a joke on how weird traditional British food is (like the similar joke in "Four Beheadings and a Funeral" from THOH XV) and how dense Homer is.
 

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Does anybody know what episode and what season it was when Homer turned the church into a carnaval and you see that teenager guy with the freckles that says "stamp your hand for re-entery"
 

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Wow. I was gonna ask that "My Sister, My Sitter" Smithers question. I actually thought of that, then shuddered, then moved on.
Speaking of Smithers, I don't understand what the scene with Smithers at the chili cook-off in "Mysterious Voyage of Homer" was all about. I never saw it until I got the DVD since it was cut, and I don't get it.
 

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I'm pretty sure it's in Kamp Krusty. Bart licks it, then Homer put's it in a glass of milk and says "check mate", to which Bart replies "always thinking two moves ahead".
 
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