08.27.09 9 years ago 22 Comments

This is a screen capture of the footer at philly.com earlier today.  I’ve removed most of the color to highlight the fact that for the story about the FTC banning “robocalls,” someone on staff used a “Simpsons” screencap of the infamous AT-5000 Auto-dialer that Homer uses to run a telephone scam in the episode where Lisa dates Nelson (episode 4F01, “Lisa’s Date with Density” — **gets punched by football player**).

This got me thinking about the episode in question, and I realized that it’s underrated in the pantheon of great “Simpsons” episodes.  Not only does it feature Nelson’s Nuke the Whales poster, but there are countless quotes here that work perfectly in everyday conversation. “Frankly, I expected better from Jimmy the Scumbag.” “My H has been stolen! Awww, that’s how people know its a Honda!” “Do you find something funny about the word ‘tromboner’?” “He can’t hear you now. We had to pack his ears with gauze.” “When she sees you’ll do anything she says, she’s bound to respect you!”

And so on.  Go ahead, re-live the majesty yourself.  Your boss’ll just be happy you’re not looking at porn for once.

(thanks to stalwart commenter Danger Guerrero for the tip)

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