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YMMV / The Simpsons S 7 E 23 Much Apu About Nothing

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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In one part, Grandpa gives Apu the idea "The government doesn't control the sky. What if you lived in a balloon?" Apparently, somebody at Pixar was listening.
  • Memetic Mutation: This episode features Helen Lovejoy's first usage of "Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?!", a phrase that not only became synonymous with her character, but also one of the most cited examples of the Think of the Children! logical fallacy in popular culture, journalism and academia, to the point where it has been referred to as "Lovejoy's Law".
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  • Unintentional Period Piece: Apu lamenting Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman staring at him with their dead eyes dates the episode, as the couple has long since broken up (2001, to be exact).

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