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  • During the commentary for the rejected version of "Some Enchanted Evening", the participants repeatedly say "Gee whiz..."
  • Any time Jon Lovitz is on.
  • Conan O'Brien, who wrote "New Kid on the Block", noted how odd it was that Laura rejected Jimbo for not being the man she thought he was, despite that he was just threatened at knifepoint by Moe.
  • Since "Another Simpsons Clip Show" had little new material to talk about, Matt Groening instead described how an episode is made from start to finish. The last step: Internet reviews to declare it the "worst episode ever".
  • For "Itchy & Scratchy Land", David Mirkin claiming the genesis of the episode came about from a change of staff at Fox, who summoned him to their offices and said "our standards have changed, you can't do Itchy & Scratchy anymore." According to Mirkin, his response was "well, our standards have not."
  • In "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson", the commentators laughing hard at Whitey Ford on the ground after being pummeled by pretzels. Their laughter is infectious.
  • In one season 17 commentary, they note that there's a picture of Grampa on the wall of Homer and Marge's bedroom. Al Jean quips: "Wouldn't you like to have a picture of your dad staring at you while you're making love?"
  • They noted that during the table reads, nobody tries to imitate Dan Castellaneta's Homer, because it's such a hard voice to do, but everyone imitates Julie Kavner's Marge.

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  • "Itchy & Scratchy Land": Lisa tries the Liar's Paradox on the robots.
    Lisa: Robots, listen to me carefully. Everything I am about to tell you is a lie. Now... I am lying to you.
    Robots: (shrugs) Eh.
    Lisa: Oooh, they're smarter than I thought!
  • "Treehouse of Horror V":
    • In 'Time and Punishment', there's an expansion of Ned's world.
      Bart: Don't you remember dad? Flanders is unquestioned lord and master of the world.
      Lisa: He's created a near-perfect society where there's no crime, hunger or war, and all have access to the lively arts.
      Homer: If that's your world, I don't wanna live in it!
    • Instead of Kang and Kodos being turned into Mr. Peabody and Sherman, their laughter is broken by Earth suddenly turning into a giant boxing glove on a spring and wrecking their ship.
  • From "Homer Badman", at the candy convention, a man carrying chocolate bumps into a woman carrying peanut butter.
    Woman: You got chocolate in my peanut butter!
    Man: (scoffs) You got peanut butter in my chocolate!
    (the woman takes a sample taste of the peanut butter chocolate)
    Woman: Our product is ruined! We'll be bringing legal action!
    Man: Fine, we'll drag it out for years!
    (Homer walks by and just takes the chocolate)
    Homer: Case closed.
  • "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday": Skinner unknowingly drinks some alcohol and panics, saying he's losing his inhibitions:
    Skinner: Oh well, what are ya gonna do. (loosens his tie and leans back)
    Chalmers: (drives next to the bus with Agnes in the passenger seat) SKIN-NER!!!
    (Skinner tightens his tie)
  • "A Tale of Two Springfields":
    Roger Daltry: How ya doin' out there, New Springfield?
    Marge: To be honest, it's a little chilly. (is hit by a mic)
    Roger Daltry: Shut the fuck up, Marge.
  • "Bye Bye Nerdie": Chief Wiggum with a hummingbird flying near his open mouth: "You'll scare it away."


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