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Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 08:21 AM

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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    pomme de terre RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 08:22 AM

    Mmmmmm. Donut.

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      Bostonbob3 RE: pomme de terre Jul 26, 2007 08:25 AM

      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.

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        reubensandperrier RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 08:50 AM

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

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          The Engineer RE: reubensandperrier Jul 27, 2007 06:54 AM

          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!"

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            reubensandperrier RE: The Engineer Jul 27, 2007 10:16 AM

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

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              Frosty Melon RE: reubensandperrier Aug 7, 2007 04:46 PM

              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."

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      gyozagirl RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 08:30 AM

      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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        Bostonbob3 RE: gyozagirl Jul 26, 2007 08:36 AM

        Ah, yes, Uncle Moe's Family Feedbag.

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

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          pomme de terre RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 08:41 AM

          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.

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            nypb RE: pomme de terre Jul 26, 2007 03:11 PM

            "Million dollar birthday fries!"

            "Secret hobo spices"

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              Davwud RE: nypb Oct 16, 2007 05:14 AM

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


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            katiepie RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 08:43 AM

            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!

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              reubensandperrier RE: katiepie Jul 26, 2007 08:50 AM

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

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                pomme de terre RE: katiepie Jul 26, 2007 09:27 AM

                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?

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                  reubensandperrier RE: pomme de terre Jul 26, 2007 09:29 AM

                  lol indeed it is!

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              taste test RE: gyozagirl Jul 26, 2007 08:50 AM

              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!"

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                LStaff RE: taste test Jul 26, 2007 11:44 AM

                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."

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                MeAndroo RE: gyozagirl Jul 26, 2007 08:55 AM

                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."


              3. thunderbug84 RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 08:52 AM

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

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                  Rocknrope RE: thunderbug84 Jul 26, 2007 09:31 AM

                  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. Infomaniac RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 10:28 AM

                  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.

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                    Bostonbob3 RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 10:37 AM

                    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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                      brunello RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 28, 2007 09:42 AM

                      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).

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                        cgfan RE: Bostonbob3 Jan 31, 2010 04:00 PM

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

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                        dude RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 10:39 AM

                        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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                          Bostonbob3 RE: dude Jul 26, 2007 10:40 AM

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

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                            Xericx RE: dude Oct 10, 2007 01:14 AM

                            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.

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                            Hamhock RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 10:47 AM

                            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. Gosh RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 11:47 AM

                              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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                                reubensandperrier RE: Gosh Jul 26, 2007 01:00 PM

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

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                                  sivyaleah RE: Gosh Jul 26, 2007 01:33 PM

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

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                                    MeAndroo RE: Gosh Jul 26, 2007 01:37 PM

                                    You forgot the Liquid Smoke.

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                                    vermontpoet RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 01:08 PM

                                    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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                                      Mandymac RE: vermontpoet Jul 26, 2007 01:18 PM

                                      "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).

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                                        reubensandperrier RE: Mandymac Jul 26, 2007 02:35 PM

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

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                                          richardiculous RE: Mandymac Oct 12, 2007 09:48 AM

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

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                                          AlyKen RE: vermontpoet Aug 3, 2007 05:00 AM

                                          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.

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                                          fudisgud RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 01:26 PM

                                          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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                                            reubensandperrier RE: fudisgud Jul 26, 2007 02:40 PM

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

                                          2. ElsieDee RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 02:21 PM

                                            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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                                              reubensandperrier RE: ElsieDee Jul 26, 2007 02:41 PM

                                              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.

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                                              ML8000 RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 02:40 PM

                                              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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                                                pitu RE: ML8000 Oct 29, 2007 06:19 AM

                                                "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. Bob W RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 03:00 PM

                                                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. Kris P Pata RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 03:14 PM

                                                  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."


                                                  1. Bob W RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2007 03:37 PM

                                                    "Creamed Eels? Corn Nog? Wadded Beef?"

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                                                      pomme de terre RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 27, 2007 06:41 AM

                                                      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 Engineer RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 27, 2007 06:56 AM

                                                        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.

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                                                          cmkdvs RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 27, 2007 06:58 AM

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

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                                                            soupkitten RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 27, 2007 06:07 PM

                                                            MMMM. . . floor pie. . .


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

                                                            1. digkv RE: Bostonbob3 Aug 3, 2007 12:23 AM

                                                              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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                                                                Leonardo RE: digkv Aug 3, 2007 07:38 AM

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

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

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                                                                  SarahEats RE: digkv Oct 10, 2007 07:27 AM

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

                                                                2. Chew on That RE: Bostonbob3 Aug 13, 2007 04:13 PM

                                                                  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.


                                                                  1. hiddenboston RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 9, 2007 07:24 AM

                                                                    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....."

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                                                                      mhiggins RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 9, 2007 07:40 AM

                                                                      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."

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                                                                        charlesbois RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 9, 2007 07:47 AM

                                                                        From "Lisa the Vegetarian"
                                                                        Lisa: Well, I believe you're required to provide a vegetarian
                                                                        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.


                                                                        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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                                                                          Blueicus RE: charlesbois Oct 9, 2007 08:18 AM

                                                                          "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.

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                                                                            Buckethead RE: Blueicus Oct 9, 2007 09:34 AM

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

                                                                            "More testicles means MORE IRON!!"

                                                                        2. southernitalian RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 9, 2007 08:48 AM

                                                                          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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                                                                            CalypsoArt RE: southernitalian Oct 9, 2007 10:16 AM

                                                                            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".

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                                                                              Pharah RE: southernitalian Jan 27, 2010 08:18 AM

                                                                              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. revsharkie RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 9, 2007 03:46 PM

                                                                              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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                                                                                  revsharkie RE: Davwud Oct 16, 2007 03:06 PM

                                                                                  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...

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                                                                                    Davwud RE: revsharkie Oct 16, 2007 03:24 PM

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


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

                                                                              2. SauceSupreme RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 10, 2007 10:16 PM

                                                                                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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                                                                                  buenosds RE: SauceSupreme Oct 12, 2007 10:13 AM

                                                                                  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
                                                                                  Snake: all night.
                                                                                  Homer: [scared] Pistol whip?
                                                                                  [imagines himself eating whipped cream from a pistol]
                                                                                  Homer: Hmm, pistol whip...

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                                                                                    The Engineer RE: SauceSupreme Oct 12, 2007 10:54 AM

                                                                                    "I'm feelin' weak. Powerful weak."

                                                                                  2. SauceSupreme RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 13, 2007 03:32 AM

                                                                                    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. Davwud RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 16, 2007 05:35 AM

                                                                                      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."


                                                                                      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


                                                                                      1. Chowtimore RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 16, 2007 04:29 PM

                                                                                        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)

                                                                                        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
                                                                                        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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                                                                                          Davwud RE: Chowtimore Oct 16, 2007 05:28 PM

                                                                                          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


                                                                                        2. Davwud RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 16, 2007 05:33 PM

                                                                                          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.


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                                                                                            excuse me miss RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 17, 2007 10:22 PM

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

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                                                                                            1. re: excuse me miss
                                                                                              Davwud RE: excuse me miss Oct 18, 2007 04:42 AM

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


                                                                                            2. The Engineer RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 25, 2007 12:03 PM

                                                                                              What about Cletus' theme song?

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

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                                                                                                charlesbois RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 25, 2007 12:50 PM

                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                  kaitak98 RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 28, 2007 08:06 PM

                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                    Leonardo RE: kaitak98 Oct 29, 2007 06:59 PM

                                                                                                    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. casehere RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 29, 2007 08:05 PM

                                                                                                    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. Davwud RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 30, 2007 06:38 AM

                                                                                                      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


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                                                                                                        Blueicus RE: Davwud Oct 30, 2007 07:54 AM

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

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                                                                                                          Davwud RE: Blueicus Oct 30, 2007 08:24 AM

                                                                                                          One of the best episodes ever.

                                                                                                          Tripe samples for grade schoolers too.


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                                                                                                            Blueicus RE: Davwud Oct 30, 2007 10:22 AM

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

                                                                                                      2. Romanmk RE: Bostonbob3 Oct 30, 2007 05:39 PM

                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                          Leonardo RE: Romanmk Nov 4, 2007 07:49 PM

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

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                                                                                                          chrisj46 RE: Bostonbob3 Jan 26, 2010 07:09 AM

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


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                                                                                                            contemporaryscarlett RE: Bostonbob3 Jan 26, 2010 07:35 AM

                                                                                                            "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. Davwud RE: Bostonbob3 Jan 26, 2010 09:57 AM

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

                                                                                                              H. Simpson


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                                                                                                                charlesbois RE: Bostonbob3 Jan 26, 2010 11:00 AM

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

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                                                                                                                  jackbauer RE: Bostonbob3 Jan 26, 2010 11:18 AM

                                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                  Uncle Jim’s Country Fillin (Just Squeeze-N-Swallow!)
                                                                                                                  Cheezus H. Rice (my fave)
                                                                                                                  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. thew RE: Bostonbob3 Jan 27, 2010 08:26 AM

                                                                                                                    mmmmmm.... unexplained bacon

                                                                                                                    1. TongoRad RE: Bostonbob3 Jan 27, 2010 09:56 AM

                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                        jackbauer RE: TongoRad Jan 27, 2010 11:56 AM

                                                                                                                        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.............

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                                                                                                                          TongoRad RE: jackbauer Jan 27, 2010 12:28 PM

                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                        jackbauer RE: Bostonbob3 Jan 31, 2010 08:02 AM

                                                                                                                        Ooooh, a fresh batch of America balls!

                                                                                                                        1. mgnx RE: Bostonbob3 Jan 31, 2010 08:40 AM

                                                                                                                          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. K K RE: Bostonbob3 Jan 31, 2010 01:04 PM

                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                              ajh05004 RE: K K Jan 31, 2010 01:58 PM

                                                                                                                              Homer and Apu season 5

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                                                                                                                                jackbauer RE: K K Feb 1, 2010 05:53 AM

                                                                                                                                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)

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