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This is a reference to the opening scene of the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey in which an alien monolith appears among a group of ancient apes and imbues them with the beginnings of human intelligence while Thus Spake Zarathustra plays. Here is a clip on YouTube: ...


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They are The Simpsons shorts. The Simpsons shorts are a series of 48 one-minute shorts that ran on the variety show The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, before the characters spun off into The Simpsons, their own half-hour prime time show. It features the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. Five of ...


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Simpson is not canonical to Lego movie. Here Simpsons spokesperson’s word on the topic- The Simpsons show-runner Al Jean also explained that the episode is not trying to copy The Lego Movie, saying: "None of us saw the movie until very late in the process — long after our story was set." Matt Selman added: "Any similarities are completely ...


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Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire was indeed the series premiere of The Simpsons (although it was the 8th episode produced). But before that, the family debuted as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, some of which looked cruder than later ones. The Simpson's 138th Show Spectacular features some footage from these shorts.


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Because the actress that voiced her, Maggie Roswell, had a pay dispute with Fox which ended with her quitting. A different actress was hired to voice the other more minor characters she originally voiced until the dispute ended a few years later. The dispute is discussed in detail at the above wiki link (and other sites).


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The saying is not a famous quote. Precocious young Lisa is trying to sound smart by using sophisticated words like "doth" and "celestial" in a rhyme. Ever the intelligent overachiever, she's essentially trying to come up with a wisely worded quote of her own. But "hero strong and brave" is actually quite a cheesy, uninspired bit of phrase-making. And the ...


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Well, regarding his job as a nuclear safety inspector, according to this site: In the episode "Much Apu About Nothing", Homer's paycheck is revealed to the world when he looks at the check and sees his pay is "drastically" short. It appears as an itemized check with the following: Springfield Power Company Employee: Homer J Simpson Sector ...


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You're referring to the episode 500 Keys from season 22, where Lisa says: Get thee behind me, Namuche! That's the Buddhist Satan. Namuci (sometimes transliterated as Namuche) does seem to be another name for Mara. From Wiki: In the Maha Samaya Sutta, the defeated antagonist of the Buddha, Mara also known as Namuci or the "Dark One" is described as ...


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My personal opinion: Marge seems East Coast. A nasslly NY thing – like she's going for a reprise of the Edith Bunker character from the 70s TV show All in the Family. Homer and Bart seem straight Midwest/Chicago to me, but dumbed-down; and Bart with the occasional SoCal vernacular. Lisa seems neutral; but if I had to guess I'd say East Coast boarding ...


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You might be talking about this clip (sorry about the quality, it's the best I could find) from Kill the Alligator and Run (Season 11, Episode 19) where Homer attends a Kid Rock concert. He starts singing along in gibberish around 0:07: ...



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