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Hungry, Hungry Homer

Hungry, Hungry Homer

Rating: 4.1 (95 votes)

Synopsis

After Homer learns that the Springfield Isotopes are planning to move to Albuquerque, he goes on a hunger strike in protest.


Memorable quotes

Homer: Kids, how would you like to go... to Blockoland!
Bart and Lisa: Meh.
Homer: But the TV. gave the impression that--
Bart: We said, "meh".
Lisa: M-E-H. "Meh".

Marge: Squaresville sounds pretty cool.

Homer: Welcome to real life, Lisa. You can't fight City Hall... a.k.a. Blockoland. So don't even try.
Marge: What kind of a thing is that to tell your children?
Homer: That's always what I tell them. I told them that twice yesterday. And then again as they were going to sleep.

Homer: Why won't you go out with Bart?
Sherri: He's a smelly, ugly dork!
Homer: Oh, please. Ugly is such a smelly word.

Homer: The satisfaction of helping another human being is all the thanks I et cetera.

Homer: ...And I gave that man directions, even though I didn't know the way, 'cause that's the kind of guy I am this week.

Carl: Wait a minute. Duff owns the Springfield Isotopes? Since when?
Moe: They bought them a year ago from the Mafia. It was the last of the family-owned teams.

Homer: I don't mind being called a liar when I'm lying, or about to lie, or just finished lying. But not when I'm telling the truth!

Marge: Oh, Homie, you couldn't keep up a hunger strike. You eat while you brush your teeth. You're eating a big sausage right now!

Milhouse: What a great ball game. Thanks Weekend Dad.
Kirk: Stop calling me that!

Duffman: New feelings brewing in Duffman! What... would Jesus do?

Marge: It's been a whole week. Why are you letting my husband die? What does it have to do with baseball?
Executive 1: Death is a part of baseball.
Executive 2: Oh yeah, the main part.

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Notes

  • Blockoland even has trees made out of blocks.
  • The different areas of Blockoland are: Squaresville, Cube Country & Rectangle Land.
  • The man at the souvenier kiosk takes the missing Blocko piece from a box labelled ''Missing Eiffel Tower Pieces''.
  • A shrub in front of the stadium is shaped like a baseball mitt.
  • The fountains at Duff Stadium are two giant beer cans.
  • Duffman's real name is Sid according to this episode, however, it was Larry in BABF12 Pygmoelian.
  • The hair salon is called ''Hairy Shearers,'' a reference to Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer.
  • The protest sign next to the skeleton reads ''Clean The Ladies Room!''

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References

  • Blockoland is an obvious parody of Legoland.
  • The ''Rock 'Em, Block 'Em Blockbots'' are based on ''Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots''.
  • When Bart sees Homer asleep on top of the dog house like Snoopy in Peanuts, he says ''Good grief'' a la Charlie Brown.
  • Duffman's triumph between good and evil parodies Darth Vader's in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

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