Simpsons Made Me Do It: The Influence of This Show
Posted Mar 28, 2006 @ 10:53 PM
When I mess up I say "D'oh!"
When I mock someone I make like Nelson and say "Ha! Ha!"
Posted Mar 28, 2006 @ 11:36 PM
And I don't wanna know someone who's never responded to news of their favorite food being served with a dazed " MMmmMM ... ( insert food here ) "
Posted Mar 29, 2006 @ 12:28 AM
Most recently, most embarassingly, I was with my girlfriend and long story short I had to say "Where are my pants?" to which I immediately replied (yes it was said by myself to myself): "You threw them out the window. You said you'd never need them again." And she's not a Simpsons addict.
Posted Mar 29, 2006 @ 8:13 AM
Edited by Chaotic Blue, Mar 29, 2006 @ 8:28 AM.
Posted Mar 29, 2006 @ 8:42 AM
* "Yoink ! " used when stealing something or taking the last of something that is in short supply.
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Everyone got it. It was clear code for: we are spending money dumbly, and our group is herdlike. Awesome.
Edited by chunkyrice13, Mar 29, 2006 @ 5:39 PM.
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Sometimes I just give up an say 'clown', even though they don't generally bother me.
Posted Mar 31, 2006 @ 7:17 AM
Speaking of 'darn', this rolls around every year during Lent: I valiantly attempt to not curse (I have to give something up, right??) and so I insert various diddly's and other Flanderisms into my vocabulary. Like "son of a...diddly!" :0)
Posted Mar 31, 2006 @ 9:06 AM
We also keep on the lookout for dogs with puffy tails (although not so much for our exact doubles) so we can yell “here puf-puff.”
I also refer to Our Lord only as Jeebus.
Posted Mar 31, 2006 @ 12:50 PM
Posted Mar 31, 2006 @ 1:00 PM
"I'm not going to lie to you. A lot of people saw that."
He laughed so hard I thought he would plotz. After I explained the context from the episode he said he didn't watch The Simpsons. I was shocked, then angry, then a little sleepy. Anyway...good times.
Posted Mar 31, 2006 @ 1:16 PM
Just today, she went out of the house on the way to a boring corporate lecture, fully intending to write "Lisa Simpson" on her name tag, and goof off. When I asked her what she'd say if somebody said she wasn't this Lisa Simpson person, she replied: "I'm not Lisa Simpson. I don't play the saxamaphone."
Maybe you should avoid us until the series ends.
Posted Mar 31, 2006 @ 1:30 PM
"Me so hungy" (a general favorite it seems)
"All for Silas! All for Silas!
and one I plan on using a lot in the future:
"Hillbilly Bugger Boys"
Posted Mar 31, 2006 @ 2:23 PM
Does she play the tubamabob instead?
"I'm not Lisa Simpson. I don't play the saxamaphone."
Posted Mar 31, 2006 @ 3:13 PM
Hrm, Simpsonisms I use in daily life:
"I'm cold, and there are wolves after me!" is McKaybonics for "I'm cold and/or tired and cranky. Feel sorry for me!"
I use "Jebus" a lot. And when I'm freaking out, I will occasionally drop to the ground, roll and chant "ohgodohgodohgod." This one largely depends on where I am.
I can't thank anyone normally. I inevitably say "Thank you, come again!" with a (horrible) Indian accent.
"It's like looking in a living snow mirror!" comes up a lot, although it doesn't really mean anything. It just makes me laugh.
Posted Mar 31, 2006 @ 3:27 PM
I love that one from Grandpa, but we use a variation, a little snippet from Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth": in Act I, the Ice Age is approaching and there's a dinosaur scratching at the window of the Antrobus household. Whenever we're freezing and/or tired and cranky, one of us does the scratching motion and says, in a tiny voice: "It's cold."
"I'm cold, and there are wolves after me!"
Posted Mar 31, 2006 @ 4:36 PM
A favorite of mine (which can be used in most any food-related situation): 'I could see eating this. I really could!'
And a topical one for when April 15th rolls around: 'Taxes are bad. The finger thing means the taxes."
And something that can be added to most anything 'its going to be better than ten SuperBowls!'
Edited by tonks, Mar 31, 2006 @ 6:07 PM.
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Posted Mar 31, 2006 @ 7:50 PM
Hot Blooded brings to mind when Apu went to sew his wild oats after he told his mother he was already married.
When the song Rock and Roll part two comes on I think of Homer daydreaming at Selma's wedding to Troy Mclure.
When I have to think hard about something the song Turkey in the straw comes to my mind.
Once at the doctors office they were showing Mary Poppins and I sang to myself, "If you cut every corner then it's really not that bad..."
Edited by VersesBatman, Mar 31, 2006 @ 11:46 PM.
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Posted Mar 31, 2006 @ 8:55 PM
I think the Simpsons are singlehandedly responsible for bringing Schadenfreude into regular conversation. On the list of cultural references on the word's Wikipedia entry, the only on that doesn't occur after "When Flanders Failed" is from an actual German (Albert Speer, no less).
Posted Mar 31, 2006 @ 11:43 PM
Anytime, I go anywhere with a trampoline I say "TRAMBAMBOPOLINE" or some variation.
Posted Mar 31, 2006 @ 11:53 PM
I also have been known to declare in my best Lisa tone, "...and that's the tooth!" and then laugh hysterically.