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"The Simpsons" and food.

Great line from Wesley Morris in today's Boston Globe. Writing about "the Simpsons," (the show, not the movie, which he gave a so-so review), he said:

"The Simpsons" is that really good neighborhood restaurant you never go to anymore because it's always been there. But whenever you show up you're embarrassed that you don't go more since it's so much better than where you've been eating.

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    1. re: pomme de terre

      Heh. My fav Simpsons food moment was when Homer was trying to gain weight so he could go on disability, and he had a little daydream about being led up weight gain stairs by a dauntily-clad talking pig.

      Then he stopped and took a huge bite of the pig's arm/shoulder.

      1. re: Bostonbob3

        Instead of using bread, use PopTarts! Instead of chewing gum, chew bacon!
        -You could brush your teeth with milkshakes!

        1. re: reubensandperrier

          and then Dr. Nick explains how to determine if food is fatty enough: rub it with waxed papper. "If you can see through it, that's your window to weight gain!"

          1. re: The Engineer

            Homer: I dunno... fish sandwich!
            Bart: *rubs it against opaque window, turns clear, bird flies into it*

            1. re: reubensandperrier

              One of the best eps ever. "All my life I've been an obese man trapped in a fat man's body."

              But the best: Homer tries to call 911 to avert a crisis. Operator: "Beep-beep-beep! The fingers you have chosen to dial, are too fat. To puchase a special dialing wand, please mash the keypad with your palm now."

    2. Haha, I totally agree. I must say I used to be much more obsessed with the show than I have been now, mainly because some of the newer episodes (within the last year) just cannot compete with the classics. Personal food-related favorites include "Lisa the Vegetarian" and the one where Moe opens a family restaurant.

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      1. re: gyozagirl

        Ah, yes, Uncle Moe's Family Feedbag.

        "I'll tell you where she can stick her freakin' sody."

        1. re: Bostonbob3

          My favorite quotes from the Moe's family restaurant ep:

          Moe: This deep fryer can flash fry a buffalo in 30 seconds.
          Homer: Oh, but I want it now!

          And when Marge tries to sell hot pretzels out of her car and Homer hires her Mob protection to rub out the pita-and-kebab cart run by Mrs. Krabboppel and Mrs. Lovejoy.

          And when Marge serves Mr. Burns a three-eyed fish to make a point about enviornmental stewardship.

          And of course, the Flaming Mo.

          Lots of great food moments from the Simpsons.

          1. re: pomme de terre

            "Million dollar birthday fries!"

            "Secret hobo spices"

            1. re: nypb

              "Discarded pizza boxes are an inexpensive source of cheese."

              DT

          2. re: Bostonbob3

            I like the episode where Homer is kicked out of Captain McAlister's restaurant after he went a little too far with "all you can eat." Great show!

            1. re: katiepie

              Gaze at Bottomless Pete! Come for the freak, stay for the food!

              1. re: katiepie

                Is that the one where Marge is on the stand in court and has to recount what happened? And after they were kicked out, they went driving around looking for 24-hour fish restaurants? And after that, went fishing?

            2. re: gyozagirl

              Ah yes, "Lisa the Vegetarian" episode, "Say it isn't soy!"

              or how about when Homer asked Marge if they could get clear plates so that he could see the tv while licking his plate clean

              or when Moe was going to make snack cakes that would "make Little Debbie look like a pile of puke!"

              1. re: taste test

                Also from Lisa the Vegerarian episode I believe:

                Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
                Lisa: No.
                Homer: Ham?
                Lisa: No.
                Homer: Pork chops?
                Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
                Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.

                And "You don't win friends with salad."

              2. re: gyozagirl

                All this talk about the Simpsons and food and no mention of Homer the Food Critic in "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?" With great lines like

                "So come to The Legless Frog if you want to get sick and die and leave a big garlicky corpse. PS, parking was ample."

                "Uh not bad. If Lasagna is Italian for pile of puke!"

                "This pea soup is as weak as the acting and nowhere near as hammy."

                Classic.

              3. "Spider Pig, Spider Pig. Does whatever Spider Pig does."

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                1. re: thunderbug84

                  Deliveryman: "Hey pallie, where do you want the Fudge Mahal?"
                  Homer: "Uhhhh, we didn't order that......psssst, can I lick your fingers? Meet me at the mail slot."

                2. I'm not sure what episode it was, but Homer had an adaptor in his car where he could plug in any appliance to his car cigarette lighter.

                  I remember his car loaded with a television, blender, deep fryer, etc. cruising down the road watching the cooking channel (Emeril maybe), deep frying food, blending drinks....it was very funny.

                  1. Not to mention the fugu sushi episode. With the incompetent "junior" sushi chef who had to take over when the master went outside to make-out with his woman. And Homer was presumed dead after eating the poisoned fish.

                    I think there must be at least one Hound on their writing staff.

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                    1. re: Bostonbob3

                      Of course there is... exec. producer Jim Brooks. He's a massive foodie (he's good friends with T. Keller and an investor in the Mozzas in LA.) That guy knows how to eat and drink (his wine collection is quite nice).

                      1. re: Bostonbob3

                        I just loved how they conveniently printed directions and a map to the hospital on the back of the menu!

                      2. Don't forget the never-ending plate of sushi in the episode where Homer has fugu and thinks he is going to die. There were 2 pieces on the plate before, during, and after his repetitive face-stuffing.

                        "Poison, poison, ahh tastyfish!"

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                        1. re: dude

                          D-oh! (See just above your post.)

                          1. re: dude

                            I was VP of my high school's Japanese culture club....one of the fun club activities we did was show that episode for the membership and deconstructed it from a cultural point of view....right before we did do-it yourself maki rolls! can't believe that was about 13 years ago already!!!!! If you recall, there were a lot of misconceptions about sushi at that time...a lot of people still saw it as weird to eat uncooked fish....they didnt' stock sushi at 711 and Safeway....It was before sushi was popular en masse and honestly, I think this episode had a lot to do with the Americanization of sushi to the mass audience.

                          2. Steamed Hams: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9NhKM...

                            Skinner: Superintendent, I hope you're ready for mouth-watering hamburgers.
                            Chalmers: I thought we were having steamed clams.
                            Skinner: Oh, no, I said steamed hams. That's what I call hamburgers.
                            Chalmers: You call hamburgers steamed hams?
                            Skinner: Yes, it's a regional dialect.
                            Chalmers: Uh-huh. What region?
                            Skinner: Uhh... Upstate New York.
                            Chalmers: Really? Well, I'm from Utica, and I've never heard anyone use the phrase 'steamed hams.'
                            Skinner: Oh, not in Utica. No, it's an Albany expression.
                            Chalmers: I see. You know, these hamburgers are quite similar to the ones they have at Krusty Burger.
                            Skinner: Oh ho ho, no. Patented Skinner burgers. Old family recipe.
                            Chalmers: For steamed hams ...
                            Skinner: Yes ...
                            Chalmers: Yes, and you call them steamed hams despite the fact that they are obviously grilled.

                            1. I remember the episode when Homer stays home from church and makes a sugary, fatty breakfast. He poured waffle batter and caramels onto the waffle iron, then wrapped the waffle around a stick of butter.

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                              1. re: Gosh

                                lol Homer's patented space age out of this world moon waffles - delicious.

                                1. re: Gosh

                                  I don't remember that one but it sounds SO darn edible!

                                  1. Did anyone see the Simpson's movie cake challenge on TFN last night? I only saw a few minutes of it during a channel surfing fest....so I don't know who won. My personal favorite was a giant multi-cake replica of the infamous pink donut with a revolving mechanism in the center hole that showed Simpson scenes.

                                    One hapless pastry chef was attempting to portray Homer in some kind of compressed brownie crumbs...but was having great structural difficulties.

                                    Another meant to do a Bart on a skateboard cake, but spent so much time on the skateboard that she ran out of time before Bart was ready.

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                                    1. re: vermontpoet

                                      "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" where Homer's car is illegally parked in front of WTC, and while waiting there he buys Krav Kalash from a cart vendor and then decide to drink container after container of crab juice to wash the awful taste away (prefering it to the other choice, Mountain Dew).

                                      1. re: Mandymac

                                        Vendor: We have Mountain Dew, or Crab Juice.
                                        Home: Ewww! Ohh! I'll take a Crab Juice!!

                                        1. re: Mandymac

                                          Homer: "Alright, alright, gimme one bowl."
                                          Vendor: "No bowl. STICK! STICK!"

                                        2. re: vermontpoet

                                          Yeah, my husband even watched that cake challenge. The donut didn't win. The woman who made the Krusty did, although they chided her for not making the cake 360 degrees. They thought that the donut cake creators should have spent more time on Marge, since Marge was supposed to be their theme.

                                        3. i don't even remember what episode this was from, but one of our favorite food lines from the Simpsons has always been, (Homer looks into the pantry and reads) "Nut and gum, together at last!"

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                                          1. re: fudisgud

                                            Haha that's the Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy ep from like, Season 3?

                                          2. One of my favorite episodes involved Moe videotaping people and Homer being accused of sexually harassing the baby-sitter. It's the episode where Homer and Marge go to the candy expo. and Marge is loaded down with a trench coat to fill with candy samples. I just keep thinking about Homer talking with the salesperson about Gummi (Gummi calves heads!) and the Gummi Venus de Milo.

                                            Or the episode where the power plant is purchased by Germans and Homer has the fantasy sequence in the "Land of Chocolate" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abIJ2M... ).

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                                            1. re: ElsieDee

                                              lol I love the scene at the candy convention when he's escaping, and shakes a can of Buzz cola with a packet of PopRocks, throws it like a grenade, and the entire convention hall blows up.

                                            2. In one of the early, early shows Homer eats fugu (blowfish) sushi but as it happens the assistant sushi chef prepares it because the head chef is getting busy with a waitress in his car...thus Homer does the "what if you only have 48 hours to live" thing.

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                                              1. re: ML8000

                                                "fugu me!"
                                                and (since this is the 2nd time I've read about this one) the chef was out back with Mrs. Krabapple, not just any lady or the waitress

                                              2. From the episode with the chili cook-off:

                                                Marge: Oh, look at that adorable spice rack! Eight spices? Some must be doubles. Ore-GAH-no? What the hell?

                                                1. Seriously, is there a show on TV not directly affiliated with food that has had as many multiple food references as "THE SIMPSONS?" I'm challenged to think of any.

                                                  "Fugu me!" is classic. Here are a few others:

                                                  The Comic Book Store guy, bloated and sickly after one particularly extreme bout of emotional gorging is wheelbarrowed into an emergency room and proclaims, "Cheeseburgers and loneliness are a dangerous combination."

                                                  Homer is granted one wish. He contemplates and we immediately jump to a tight shot of Marge who chastises him,"Homer! Stop eating your head!"
                                                  We go to wide shot in the kitchen which reveals that Homer now has a giant pink frosted donut for a head with some pieces missing while retorting, "But, I'm so sweet and tasty."

                                                  Hilarity.

                                                  1. "Creamed Eels? Corn Nog? Wadded Beef?"

                                                    1. How about when Bart and Milhouse get their hands on some money and go on a candy-and-Squishee bender and Bart enrolls in the Boy Scouts?

                                                      1. The Simpsosn and food go way back... there was one short from the Tracy Ullman Show where Homer prepares dinner for the kids while Marge is out... something like Meat-a-veg-a-noodle-o's.

                                                        1. Bart and Lisa's Carnaby Street sugar high on British candy?

                                                          1. MMMM. . . floor pie. . .

                                                            and

                                                            knife goes in, guts come out, knife goes in, guts come out

                                                            1. Homer: Now you listen here. You live in my house; you'll do what I tell you and you'll believe what I believe in. Now you butter up your bacon boy!

                                                              Bart: But my heart hurts

                                                              Homer: Bacon up that sausage!

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                                                              1. re: digkv

                                                                Apu: I always thought all that karma stuff was a bunch of baloney, but now I'm not so sure.

                                                                Homer: Mmmmmmmm....carmel baloney...

                                                                1. re: digkv

                                                                  This exchange is one of our all-time favorites. Love it!

                                                                2. I wish I lived closer to one of those 7-11 Kwik-E-Marts! That was a great idea for advertising the movie...it brings the show to life! Donuts, Buzz Cola....even the comics! How fun.

                                                                  Hillary
                                                                  http://chewonthatblog.com

                                                                  1. One of my favorite Simpsons food moments was when he and Montgomery Burns were playing golf and Homer was in the sand trap. Burns goes, "Homer, open the face of the club. Use the sand wedge." and Homer goes, "Mmmmm....open-faced club sand-wedge....."

                                                                    1. Homer: "Lord, if you can hear me...."
                                                                      Marge: "Homer, that's not God, that's a waffle stuck to the ceiling."
                                                                      Homer: "Lord, I know I should not eat thee.... mmmm, sacrilicious."

                                                                      1. From "Lisa the Vegetarian"
                                                                        Lisa: Well, I believe you're required to provide a vegetarian
                                                                        alternative.
                                                                        Lunchlady Doris: [Picks up a hot dog in a bun, shakes the weiner out, and slaps
                                                                        the bun down on Lisa's tray.] Yum. It's rich in bunly goodness.

                                                                        and

                                                                        From "I Love Lisa"
                                                                        Heart Boy: Where do you want these beef hearts?
                                                                        Doris: On the floor.
                                                                        Heart Boy: It doesn't look very clean.
                                                                        Doris: Just do your job, heart boy.

                                                                        and wasn't the Grade F meat Lunchlady Doris using mostly circus animals and filler?

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                                                                        1. re: charlesbois

                                                                          "There ain't much meat in these gym mats" and malk are a couple of my favs in addition to all those that are up there.

                                                                          1. re: Blueicus

                                                                            Not to mention the 55-gallon drum of horse testicles, at which Lunchlady Doris proclaims:

                                                                            "More testicles means MORE IRON!!"

                                                                        2. A long time ago, there was an episode in which someone brought on eof those giant sandwiches to a party and Homer got his hands on it and wouldn't throw it away. Weeks later it was green and rotting but he kept at it. Pulled it out of the garbage, got sick. Kept eating.

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                                                                          1. re: southernitalian

                                                                            Homer reading the ingredients can of nuts:
                                                                            Homer: Now to catch up on my all time favorite reading, Honey Roasted Peanuts. Ingredients; honey, peanuts, fresh peanut sweepings hmmmmm gggrllll

                                                                            Then there's the Krusty's "ribwich", discontinued because the unnamed animal it came from became extinct. Chicken? Cow?
                                                                            Krusty: "think smaller, think more legs".

                                                                            1. re: southernitalian

                                                                              I love it when he's all green/blue and shaking, and he pulls the (now blue) sandwich out of the garbage bin on the curb and says "How can I stay mad at you?".

                                                                              Then Selma takes Lisa and Bart to Duff Gardens, and Lisa drinks the "water" from the ride, and starts hallucinating.

                                                                              (This is a response to southernitalian's post BTW)

                                                                            2. A friend of mine is in the process of opening a donut shop in Wichita. He's developing his recipes and stuff right now. The other night he posted the call for his friends to come and taste his latest creations. One is called "The Homer." Buttermilk donut with pink frosting and sprinkles.

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                                                                                1. re: Davwud

                                                                                  Yeah, I thought so. But his calls for people to come taste are driving me crazy, because I'm seven hours away.

                                                                                  The latest creation he says is the best yet. Chocolate donut with coffee glaze and crushed chocolate-covered espresso beans. He calls it "Mocha Deluxe." I think he's got a winner there! (Of course, I didn't get to try it. Doggone that seven-hour drive, anyway.)

                                                                                  But, to drag this post back on-topic, it doesn't strike me as the sort of donut Homer Simpson would enjoy...

                                                                                  1. re: revsharkie

                                                                                    You're implying that there's a sort of donut Homer wouldn't like.

                                                                                    DT

                                                                                    "Donuts. Is there anything they can't do??"
                                                                                    H. Simpson

                                                                              1. All great quotes so far, but two of my favorites haven't been mentioned yet:

                                                                                Huck: I'm considerable hungry. We got any food left?
                                                                                Bart: [checks his sack] Hmm, looks like we're out of corn pone,
                                                                                fatback, hard tack, fat pone, corn tack --
                                                                                Huck: Any tack back?
                                                                                Bart: Tack back?
                                                                                Huck: I mean, fat tack.
                                                                                Bart: Plumb out.
                                                                                -- from "Simpsons Tall Tales"

                                                                                And also,

                                                                                % At the Kwik-E-Mart, Jasper is moving the freezer's supply of ice cream
                                                                                % to the counter.

                                                                                Apu: Oh, it looks like somebody's hoggin'-das ice cream! Ooh, hah, I should
                                                                                write this down.

                                                                                % Homer enters.

                                                                                Homer: [Sophisticated] Um, I'm looking for something of an after-dinner
                                                                                burrito. [Apu begins nuking a Strawberrito.]

                                                                                -- from "Lisa the Simpson"

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                                                                                1. re: SauceSupreme

                                                                                  oh man! I can't take it anymore! I am laughing so hard, I spit out my ramen! The Simpsons! Good Times!!
                                                                                  Snake: I'm gonna win you back, even if it means I got to pistol whip this dude
                                                                                  [Homer]
                                                                                  Snake: all night.
                                                                                  Homer: [scared] Pistol whip?
                                                                                  [imagines himself eating whipped cream from a pistol]
                                                                                  Homer: Hmm, pistol whip...

                                                                                  1. And another one of my favorite Simpsons quotes isn't entirely food related but it's close...

                                                                                    Homer (facing Kang and Kodos): Oh, my God. Space aliens. Don't eat me! I have a wife and kids! Eat them!

                                                                                    The Treehouse of Horror episodes also once included the family getting captured and being fed whatever they wanted. Lisa finds a cookbook covered in dust, "How To Cook Humans" <blow off some dust> "How To Cook For Humans" <blow off some dust> "How To Cook Forty Humans" <blow off some dust> "How To Cook For Forty Humans"

                                                                                    1. From the episode where Homer, Moe and Barney try to make a man out of Bart by taking him hunting.

                                                                                      H ~ "Oh, it's no use."
                                                                                      M ~ "What about Lisa?"
                                                                                      H ~ "She'd never go for it. She's a vegetarian."
                                                                                      M ~ "Oh, jeez Homer. You and Marge ain't cousins are ya??"

                                                                                      The one where Homer finds the sugar and is hording it in his back yard. The Adam west knock off can't find his bees. "NO NOISE, means, no bee's. Quick, to the bee mobile!!"

                                                                                      Homer making bathtub gin in he basement. His stills keep exploding and he's trying to pass is off as him farting "K-blam."

                                                                                      Utterbraten

                                                                                      Homer and Bart selling grease.

                                                                                      Homer dropping a hot dog in the kiddie pool he's lounging in and fishing it out and eating it.

                                                                                      One of homers great lines when he's trying to lose weight subliminally but gets the vocabulary builder tape instead, "Lamentably no. My gastronomic propensity knows no satiety."

                                                                                      Such a great show. I'm laughing so much people are looking at my like I've grown antlers

                                                                                      DT

                                                                                      1. Hamburger Earmuffs anyone??

                                                                                        Lisa: Wait Dad! Good news, everyone! You don't have to eat meat!
                                                                                        I've got enough gazpacho for everyone. It's
                                                                                        tomato soup, served ice cold! [Crowd laughs out loud.]
                                                                                        Barney: Go back to Russia!

                                                                                        Editor: Hey listen, I just had a thought. We're looking for a new
                                                                                        food critic. Someone who doesn't immediately pooh-pooh
                                                                                        everything he eats.
                                                                                        Homer: No, it usually takes a few hours.

                                                                                        Man: Come on, you're going to kill him with a pastry?
                                                                                        I've seen this man eat a bowl of change!
                                                                                        Chef: This éclair is over one million calories. Twenty-five
                                                                                        pounds of butter per square inch. Covered with chocolate
                                                                                        so dark that light cannot escape its surface. No, no, no!
                                                                                        This is just a picture. But Homer Simpson will find the
                                                                                        real thing both delicious and deadly.
                                                                                        Akira: Ah, yes, Death by Chocolate.
                                                                                        Chef: ... and poison, I'll stick in some poison.

                                                                                        And of course, some of the classic food and restaurant names:

                                                                                        Pork Rinds Lite
                                                                                        Cool Ranch Soda
                                                                                        Penicill-O's: The Breakfast Cereal For People With Ciphillis
                                                                                        Oven-Roasted Cud (cereal)
                                                                                        Malk

                                                                                        The Gilded Truffle
                                                                                        Much Ado About Muffins!
                                                                                        The Texas Cheesecake Depository
                                                                                        Phineas Q. Butterfats 5600 Flavors Ice Cream Parlor
                                                                                        Bob's Big Poi
                                                                                        Chez Guevara
                                                                                        Facestuffer's
                                                                                        Gulp 'N' Blow
                                                                                        Have it Uruguay
                                                                                        The Karachi Hibachi
                                                                                        Kentucky Fried Panda
                                                                                        Municipal House of Pancakes
                                                                                        Native American Ice Cream (Formerly Big Chief Crazy Cone)
                                                                                        Professor P.J. Cornucopia's Fantastic Foodmagorium and Great American Steakery
                                                                                        Taco Mat
                                                                                        TGI McScratchy's Goodtime Fooddrinkery
                                                                                        What They Eat in Iceland

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                                                                                        1. re: Chowtimore

                                                                                          Flaming Meaux.
                                                                                          Try n' Save
                                                                                          Duff Gardens (Home of Duffman OH YEAH!!!)
                                                                                          M (Moe's new age bar)
                                                                                          Soylent Green (Not sure if that counts)

                                                                                          There's so many. Love this thread

                                                                                          DT

                                                                                        2. Some other favourite Simpson's food moments are

                                                                                          "Oh Lisa, that's a load of rich creamery butter."

                                                                                          "Nacho, nacho man!!!!!" Homer with the nacho hat on at the football game.

                                                                                          Homer eating the chips that broke open on the Corvair Space Craft.

                                                                                          The Guatemalan Insanity Pepper.

                                                                                          "Marge, get me my Chili boots."

                                                                                          When they get lost on the river and use the Krusty Burger tray liner map to find their way.

                                                                                          DT

                                                                                          1. "Let us celebrate our agreement with the adding of chocolate to milk."

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                                                                                            1. re: excuse me miss

                                                                                              "God, if you want me to eat this. Please give me no sign.......thy will be done."

                                                                                              DT

                                                                                            2. What about Cletus' theme song?

                                                                                              Some folk'll never eat a skunk,
                                                                                              but then again some folk'll.
                                                                                              Like Cletus, the slack-jawed yokel.

                                                                                              1. When Krusty's assets are seized by the IRS and Krusty Burger becomes IRS burger:

                                                                                                Homer: Um ... I'll have four taxburgers, one IRSwich — withhold the lettuce — three dependent-size sodas and a FICAccino.

                                                                                                squeaky-voiced teen: Fill out Schedule B. You should receive your burgers in 6 to 8 weeks.

                                                                                                1. From "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson" (The Pretzel Wagon Show)

                                                                                                  Helen: Hmm, Pita. Well, I don't know about food from the Middle East.
                                                                                                  Isn't that whole area a little iffy?
                                                                                                  Hostess: [laughs] Hey, I'm no geographer. You and I -- why don't we
                                                                                                  call it pocket bread, huh?
                                                                                                  Maude: [reading the ingredients list] Umm, what's tahini?
                                                                                                  Hostess: Flavor sauce.
                                                                                                  Edna: And falafel?
                                                                                                  Hostess: Crunch patties.
                                                                                                  Helen: So, we'd be selling foreign...
                                                                                                  Hostess: Specialty foods. Here, try a Ben Franklin.
                                                                                                  Helen: [takes a bite] Mmm, that is good. What's in it?
                                                                                                  Chef: [poking his head out of a window, looking of Indian origin]
                                                                                                  Tabbouleh and rezmi-kabob.
                                                                                                  Hostess: [trying to cover-up] Uh, th-that's our chef... Christopher.
                                                                                                  Chef: [mutters, and closes the window, cursing in Hindi]
                                                                                                  -- You guys aren't from around here, are you?,

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                                                                                                  1. re: kaitak98

                                                                                                    From the Halloween where Homer is trapped in a Tron-like universe as he gazes into a pond filled with koi fish: "Mmmm....potential future fish sticks!"

                                                                                                  2. My favorite is the episode when Homer gets a lobster (Pinchy) for the sole purpose of fattening it up to eat but becomes emotionally attached to it that he can't eat it when Marge is ready to cook it. Homer accidentally boils Pinchy by giving him a really hot bath and is shown both mourning and eating Pinchy at the same time, but won't share Pinchy with anyone because Pinchy "would've wanted that way."

                                                                                                    1. Jimmy: I have this crazy friend who thinks that it's wrong to eat meat. Is he crazy??

                                                                                                      Troy McClure: No just ignorant!!!

                                                                                                      (RIP Troy)

                                                                                                      Also in that episode was the food chain diagram. Esentially a whole bunch of different animals all pointing at a human.

                                                                                                      Bovine University.

                                                                                                      All from Lisa the Vegetarian http://youtube.com/watch?v=PKmveOz5bNs

                                                                                                      DT

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                                                                                                      1. re: Davwud

                                                                                                        Ralph "When I grow up, I'm going to Bovine University" Fantastic.

                                                                                                        1. re: Blueicus

                                                                                                          One of the best episodes ever.

                                                                                                          Tripe samples for grade schoolers too.

                                                                                                          DT

                                                                                                          1. re: Davwud

                                                                                                            You gotta love a father who gives veggie-back rides.

                                                                                                      2. Homer: I'm gonna pull an all-nighter for my daughter! Marge! Go put on a pot of coffee! Drink it. And start making hamburgers!

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                                                                                                        1. re: Romanmk

                                                                                                          Marge is serving dessert.
                                                                                                          Homer: Creme Bru Lay! Creme Bru lay!...or as they say in English...Burnt Cream! Burnt Cream!

                                                                                                        2. Mmmm Simpsons food! I haven't tried much Simpsions food but I do know thecookies are good.

                                                                                                          http://www.clevercookie.com/cookie-gi...

                                                                                                          1. "I'm so hungry I'd even eat Arby's!" - from the Lord of the Flies episode

                                                                                                            And the Hungry Hungry Homer episode is one of my all time favorites. "moving my feet so my stomach don't hurt" and "these are Southwestern toppings!"

                                                                                                            1. "Where's Bart?? His food is getting all cold and eaten."

                                                                                                              H. Simpson

                                                                                                              DT

                                                                                                              1. Homer uses Marge's police-issue pepper spray on his eggs: "One squirt and you're south of the border! mmmm incapacitating"

                                                                                                                1. This thread is brilliant. I apologize if some are repeats, I tried to read all the responses.

                                                                                                                  Couple more foods I love:

                                                                                                                  Much Ado About Stuffing
                                                                                                                  Ham-A-Hoy
                                                                                                                  Uncle Jim’s Country Fillin (Just Squeeze-N-Swallow!)
                                                                                                                  Chippos
                                                                                                                  Tubbb!
                                                                                                                  Cheezus H. Rice (my fave)
                                                                                                                  SkittleBrau
                                                                                                                  Krusty Brand Imitation Gruel (nine out of ten orphans can't tell the difference)

                                                                                                                  And restaurants:
                                                                                                                  The seafood restaurant called "Call Me Delish: Mael" always cracks me up
                                                                                                                  and the airplane/restaurant "Up Up and Buffet"

                                                                                                                  1. mmmmmm.... unexplained bacon

                                                                                                                    1. Moe: "And give me the finest food you got- stuffed with the second finest."
                                                                                                                      Waiter: "Excllent choice, sir. Lobster stuffed with tacos."

                                                                                                                      (I'm going to figure out a way to make that one of these days...)

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                                                                                                                      1. re: TongoRad

                                                                                                                        My ex and I were big Simpsons fans and made this a couple of times. We just split the lobster down the underside from head to tail, washed the guts out, baked it at 400 for about 15 minutes (for a chix lobster). While that cooked we assembled our tacos, then rested them in the lobster cavity and ate. No little sombrero for the lobster head, though! Tasty but completely pointless.............

                                                                                                                        1. re: jackbauer

                                                                                                                          Well done, though probably not completely pointless. That honor would probably go to those Mystery Science 3000 fans who made the Rainy Day Ipecacs mentioned in one of the comedy bits- stuff like pickle juice mixed with chocolate milk, etc.

                                                                                                                          fwiw- I've made lobster tacos before, and they're pretty darn good. I just haven't done the whole 'stuffing' procedure.

                                                                                                                      2. Ooooh, a fresh batch of America balls!

                                                                                                                        1. My favorite exchange - from Maximum Homerdrive:
                                                                                                                          Waiter: Well, there is one steak that's available only by special
                                                                                                                          request. We call it, uh, Sir Loin-A-Lot. It's, uh, the
                                                                                                                          size of a boogie board.
                                                                                                                          Homer: Ooh, I'll have that one. And to drink ... meatballs.
                                                                                                                          Waiter: Very good, sir.

                                                                                                                          1. What was the name of the episode where Homer bought expired sandwich meat from Apu's mart, went to the hospital, but still thought it tasted good, then went back to complain to Apu the meat was expired, and Apu offered him a discount on the next packet of expired meat? And Homer went "woo hooo!" bought it, and went back to the hospital again in the next scene.

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                                                                                                                              1. re: K K

                                                                                                                                Didn't he offer Homer 5 pounds of frozen shrimp and Homer said, "This shrimp isn't frozen and it smells funny." Apu says, "OK, ten pounds.." Homer, "Woo-hoo!" (Cut to sound of ambulance siren)