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Homer:: "Please, please, kids, stop fighting. Maybe Lisa's right about America being the land of opportunity, and maybe Adil's got a point about the machinery of capitalism being oiled with the blood of the workers." - Homer Simpson.
- The Simpsons S 5 E 16 Homer Loves Flanders: Flanders drives Homer to a sports game. When Homer notices Lenny and Carl he pushes Flanders' face down from sight because he is afraid of being seen with him. Carl notices Homer's car is driving without a chauffeur and assumes his driving "one of those electrical cars." As the car crashes Lenny sarcastically remarks: "One of those AMERICAN electrical cars."
- The Simpsons S 6 E 16 Bart VS Australia: When the family flees back to the American embassy in Australia the staff tries to stop them from entering by activating an electrical fence near a sign that says "Made with pride in the U.S.A." The fence malfunctions halfway, causing the Simpsons to enter after all.
- The Simpsons S 6 E 19 Lisas Wedding: When Homer and Bart hang out the Union Jack to welcome Lisa's British boyfriend Hugh they bring his attention to it by saying: "Here's some American hospitality", whereupon it turns out the flag accidentally caught fire! Homer and Bart try to extinguish the fire by throwing some compost upon it, then give the ravaged remains to Hugh.
- "Treehouse Of Horror VII": Kang and Kodos disguise themselves as the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates but are unmasked. In a direct jab at the American political system they say:
Kodos: "It's true, we are aliens. But what are you going to do about it? It's a two-party system; you have to vote for one of us."
Man1: "He's right, this is a two-party system."
Man2: "Well, I believe I'll vote for a third-party candidate."
Kang: "Go ahead, throw your vote away."
Waiter: Don't ask me; I don't know anything! I'm product of American education system. I also build poor-quality cars and inferior-style electronics.
Homer: [cackles] Oh, they got our number!
- The Simpsons S 13 E 15 Blame It On Lisa: Homer and Bart are stopped by a Brazilian lifeguard who notices they are American by Homer's shirt, which shows Uncle Sam devouring the world with the phrase: "Try And Stop Us."
- "Simpsonscallifragillisticexpiali-annoyed grunt-cious" has Shary Bobbins teaching the children to clean up their mess by hiding it from view. This inspires Bart to sing: "It's the American way!"
- "The PTA Disbands": Homer: "Lisa, if you don't like your job, you don't strike: you just go in every day and do it really half assed. That's the American way."
- "The Trouble With Trillions": After returning back from Cuba the following conservation takes place:
Homer: "It's hard to believe there's a place worse than America, but we found it!
Mr. Burns: "Yes, I too feel renewed appreciation for the good old US of A. Oppression and harassment are a small price to pay to live in the land of the free."
Smithers: "Sir, aren't you facing some serious jail time?"
Mr. Burns: "Well, if it's a crime to love one's country, then I'm guilty. And if it's a crime to steal a trillion dollars from our government and hand it over to communist Cuba, then I'm guilty of that too. And if it's a crime to bribe a jury, then so help me, I'll soon be guilty of that!"
Homer: "God bless America!"
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guise): "Okay Homer, I don't know anything about planes, but I know about you. You have what made America great: no understanding of the limits of your power and a complete lack of concern for what anyone thinks of you. So you'll land that plane. And do you know why? Because I heard some guy say you couldn't."
Homer: "What! I'll show him. I'll show that guy!"
- The entire episode "The Bart-Mangled Banner" has jokes like these.
- From "Dangerous Curves":
Homer: "I know parts of our marriage are based on lies, but so are a lot of good things: religion, American history,..."
- In "Treehouse Of Horror XVI" Homer turns into a large cannibalistic blob. After eating some obese Germans he says: "Must eat more fat people. Thank God I'm in America."
- In "Bart of War", after a fight breaks out at the baseball game, Sideshow Mel suggests to sing a song. The Sea Captain recommends, "Not a hymn to war like our national anthem, but a sweet soothing hymn like the national anthem of Canada". The entire crowd then joined hands in the shape of the maple leaf and sings "Oh Canada", with Marge holding a Canadian and Quebec flag. "Well Bart, we've learned that war is not the answer," says Milhouse. To which Bart replies, "Except to all of America's problems".
- The Simpsons S 17 E 8 The Italian Bob:
Bart: "What's with the Canadian flag on your backpack?"
Lisa: "Well, some people in Europe have the impression that America has made some stupid choices in the past, oh, five years. So, for the next week, I'm from Canada."
Bart: "I think dad may blow your cover."
Homer (battling over a flag): "That flag is mine! Don't mess with Texas! Shock and awe, losers! Shock and awe!"
Homer: "Ned, I'm an American tourist. I'm just here to see some sights, try goofy new food and spread some shekels with my Carolina Panthers credit card."
Lisa: "Don't worry, Dad. We'll get out. America is the New York Yankees of countries. Powerful and respected until the year 2000."
An Irish man: "It (Ireland) got a lot nicer since we sent all our incompetent half-wits to America. Where you, for some reason, made them police officers. Top of the morning to you."