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This is the Simpsons' recreation room. It has indeed been rarely used in the series, but has appeared on the show a few times. Here's one of them (from Lady Bouvier's Lover, Season 5, Episode 21): And here's another appearance, from Three Men and a Comic Book (Season 2, Episode 21): The fact that it is rarely seen was parodied in White Christmas Blues ...


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The gif you refer to is from Treehouse of Horror XXII, and in particular the section Dial D for Diddily. To quote from the wiki: In a parody of Dexter, after hearing who he thinks is God tell him to murder people, Ned Flanders becomes a serial killing vigilante, targeting characters who are Homer's enemies. Specifically, the gif is a parody of ...


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Undetermined. The mystery is an intentional running gag and their true state of residence is never revealed. Instances when it does seem to be revealed or at least approximated are usually illogical, altered later or contradicted with some other information. From Wikipedia: Because of the many contradictory statements regarding Springfield, it is ...


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Talking to TMZ, Matt Groening said: He was always yellow, and they painted him wrong once. 'At the time we didn't have enough to do retakes, so when there were glitches and mistakes it stayed that way. 'He was never 'black', it was an accident. (Source:dailymail.co.uk) So he was always supposed to be yellow white like rest of the characters, not ...


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Homer was not regrouping at a prearranged place, a safe point or a tactically strong point, but at a sea food restaurant! Typical of Homer. The only thing that would be more typical of Homer is regrouping at either Moe's or a donut shop.


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This outfit is from the episode "Father Knows Worst" (S20E18): Having burned his tongue and rendered it extra-sensitive to taste Homer samples the bland food at the school cafeteria where he also sees for himself that Bart is a hopeless scholar and Lisa a social outcast. He decides to be a good father by teaching Lisa how to be a popular socialite and ...


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Aside from the obvious answer: It's a cartoon--we can make some assumptions with real-world data. The average Nuclear Power Plant Operator's salary is 72.5k a year. The average house price in Springfield, oh...let's say Missouri is 107k. Let's say that this is a really nice house for the area and they paid $150k. Let's figure they got in on an OK interest ...


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As explained on Reddit: Sha na na was a "faux retro" group that sang doo wop songs from the 50's (which is why Abe liked them). Bowzer was a popular member of the group (the joke in the show was a goof, however, because Bowzer didn't join the group until after their Woodstock performance in 1969). Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, as described on Wikipedia: ...


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According to the Simpsons wikia: "Four Great Women and a Manicure" is the twentieth episode of Season 20, which aired on May 10, 2009. Valentina Garza wrote the episode, while Raymond S. Persi directed. Jodie Foster guest starred as the voice of Maggie. It should also be noted that this is the only episode where Bart is not seen, nor mentioned. He was ...


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The joke is in the incredulousness (and the inappropriateness) of a band called 'The Hillbilly Bugger Boys'. Whilst 'Bugger' is British colloquial slang for 'damn', 'Buggery' is the act of anal sex, typically performed upon another male. So, if someone were to say (translated) "I'm a fan of 'the Trailerpark Gayboys", the shock reaction on hearing their ...


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I'll field this one. Let me ask you a question: Why would a man with a respectable reputation in other SE communities spend his time on off-topic questions in a movies and TV site instead of trying to get more silly hats before the clock runs out? :P [Besides, the 'error' was thoroughly cleared up by Xena:]


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He usually runs unopposed. The only time he did run against anyone he lost but that was to Sideshow Bob. Quimby was re-instated when Bob is found guilty of fraud and imprisoned. He also survives a recall election, with no candidate in the race against him garnering the five percent necessary to force a recall


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42 Evergreen Terrace is the address of the Simpson family home. In order for the Simpson family to purchase the home, Abraham Simpson sold his old house and wrote Homer a check for $15,000, allowing him to pay the down payment on the house. In No Loan Again, Naturally it is revealed that the Simpsons are unable to afford their mortgage anymore, due ...


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While the series always tried to make the state a mystery so that Springfield could be anywhere, Matt Groening has confirmed that Springfield is based in Oregon the state where he grew up. http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Springfield's_State http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/matt-groening-reveals-the-location-of-the-real-springfield-60583379


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Bowzer is a nickname for Jon Bauman, a member of the band "Sha Na Na", who appeared at Woodstock. Conceived by George Leonard, then a graduate student in humanities, Sha Na Na began performing in 1969 at the height of the hippie counterculture, and achieved national fame after playing at the Woodstock Festival, where they preceded Jimi Hendrix. Their ...


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I don't think it was The Simpsons... I think you're remembering Family Guy's pilot episode. Peter asks Lois for permission to attend an upcoming stag party. After he promises he won't drink, Lois lets him go. Unfortunately, Peter forgets his promise to Lois and plays such drinking games as "Drink the beer". In that party, this dialogue occurs: ...


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The Simpson's is an "episodic" series not a a "serial", like many situation comedies. Very often in an episodic series events in one episode often have no or little impact on future episodes. You could ask why homes that were blown up in one episode are back in the next for instance.


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While the Simpsons absolutely exist "in the now" they never age within their own universe. So I think it's fair to say that in addition to perpetual state of age, that it'd make sense to have perpetual state of employment by default. There's also the practical issue of these voice actors already having a whole lot on their plate. That they have this many ...


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A typical Simpsons episode takes 6-8 months to do one episode according to Simpsons creator Matt Groeing. Of course, they are creating multiple episodes at a time, but from the starting ideas to finish episode, it takes months. The average time between the last game of the NFL Conference Championship and the Superbowl is 2 weeks or less. In 1999, the ...


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The FCC license radio and television stations with a W prefix for the east coast and a K prefix for central and west coast stations. Since the radio station featured in several episodes is KBBL it cannot be on the east coast.


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It's comedy. It's a joke. Contrary to the other two answers, this was not any sort of scheduling or technical limitation. The joke is that the audience knows cartoons such as the Simpsons are created months ahead (South Park being one of the few exceptions to this rule). The mugs-in-front-of-the-mouth is just a very obvious nod to that. Note the comedic ...



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