In keeping things current with my blog, I’m continuing my series of entries that I started in…uh, November 2017. Maybe I should really stick with that, huh?
Anyway, if you’re unfamiliar with the concept, this series of posts covers quotes from The Simpsons that have made their way into the daily lives of La Familia Moreno. Pretty simple.
So here we go with Volume 2!
1. The Royal Sampler
Situation: When Homer’s birthmark leads The Stonecutters to believe he is “the chosen one,” they do anything to appease him including rigging their poker game by telling him he as a Royal Sampler. In reality, it’s a hand of cards that wouldn’t win anything.
Family Usage: Quite a different connotation. We use it to describe a mish-mash of anything from groceries to food ordered at a restaurant.
Me (looking at groceries on the conveyor belt): Man. Cat litter, muffins, and ant spray. That’s quite the Royal Sampler.
2. That dog has a puffy tail! Here puff!
Situation: Homer’s attention quickly shifts from his doppelganger, Guy Incognito, who was just thrown out of Moe’s because Moe thought it was Homer in disguise.
Family Usage: We all use this one because we’re all guilty of being distracted during conversation and will blurt it immediately whenever any of us drifts off-course when explaining something. Works especially well with teenagers.
3. You just keep right on driving.
Situation: When Homer sees an ad for a free tramampoline trampopoline trampoline, he picks it up and decides to open Homerland. Too many kids get hurt and he tries to return it to its original owner, Krusty, who pulls out a shotgun and says, “You just keep right on driving.”
Family Usage: Admittedly, I like second-hand stuff and I find a lot of it around the neighborhood. Some of it has turned out to be a really nice like my Craftsman-style lounge chair which we still have. But if something looks like total crap and I point it out to the family, they will throw this one right in my face.
Me: Wow, look at that old TV!
Ann (pointing at the road ahead): You just keep right on driving.
4. Mmmmmm, nah.
Situation: In “Lisa the Skeptic,” when all of Springfield is waiting for sunset and the impending Judgment Day, Ned Flanders asks Reverend Lovejoy if they should sing some hymns while they wait for The Second Coming. His response: “Mmmmmm, nah.”
Family Usage: It’s a favorite and used whenever someone really wants to emphasize that we shouldn’t do something.
Ann: So should we clean up the backyard a little bit more today?
Me: Mmmmmm, nah.
Side note: Writers are known for basing characters on people they knew in real life. I would love to know if that’s the case with Reverend Lovejoy since some of his behaviors, like the one listed above, are so un-Christian to say the least.
“I never thought I’d have to do this again,” as he pours gasoline down the aisles of his church (key word: again).
“Damn Flanders!” after a call from Ned forces him to wreck his toy trains.
Giving Ned advice: “Ned, have you considered any of the other major religions? They’re all pretty much the same.”
On the Bible: “Have you ever read this thing? Technically, we’re not allowed to use the bathroom.”
“Oh mercy, he’s the real deal!” when speaking of The Leader of The Movementarians. He also throws his collar on the ground and stomps it.
I love Reverend Timothy Lovejoy.
5. Says you, woman.
Situation: Bart’s reply to Marge when she says his back-talking sets a bad example.
Family Usage: My not-so-serious reply to Ann when she tells me something I’m hesitant about.
Ann: You know, that backyard really could use some cleaning up.
Me: Says you, woman!
(We’ll have been married 25 years in June. Don’t judge.)
That’s a wrap on this volume. Come back in, oh, six months for the next batch!