A comprehensive guide to 20 perfectly cromulent words, phrases and random things that are now permanently hilarious because of The Simpsons:
1. Dental Plan
It's really a shame how often a good "DENTAL PLAN / LISA NEEDS BRACES" reference just flies RIGHT over the head of your dentist's receptionist. And what do you mean, "Seriously, can you give me your insurance card or else you'll have to pay the full $200 for this cleaning"?? That's not the correct follow-up quote.
2. Aurora Borealis
CHALLENGE: Say "Aurora Borealis" out loud, right now, without yelling it in a Superintendent Chalmers voice. If you can do it, we're probably never getting married.
This word doesn't come up often outside of Disney theme parks, but when it does, you better believe that song isn't leaving anyone's head for the next 5-10 days/years. Also, for the record: "mono" means "one", and "rail" means "rail." And that concludes our intensive three-week course.
To this day, I've never been in a crowd of people booing without some hilarious jokester taking it upon themselves to inevitably start shouting "BOO-URNS! BOOOO-URNS!", because that person is me.
Guy Incognito's brief drop-in to Moe's is still maybe the hardest I've ever laughed at a Simpsons joke, but it's made this "Richie Incognito NFL-bullying scandal" really hard not to chuckle at. And that's not even scratching the surface of what it's done for dogs with puffy tails.
In your FACE, people who went to a way smarter school than I did! Otto almost got tenure there. Also, are you ok? You're saying "Brown" an awful lot.
Lisa, if I ever stop adding "BYOBB" to every Facebook Event I ever create, I want you to shoot me. It's going on my wedding invitations.
The two sweetest words in the English language.
Anytime a waiter mentions "chowder" on a list of specials, I have to try really hard to resist screaming "SHOW-DEEAH? SHOW-DEEAH?? It's CHOWDAH! SAY IT, FRENCHIE!" then brutally beating them and pushing them into a room of mousetraps to complete the reference. I'll usually just settle for a bite of the big Rice Krispie square.
10. The Songs "Baby Come Back," "Cat's In The Cradle," "Everybody Loves A Clown," or "Crazy"
Ahh, the list of songs permanently turned-hilarious by the Simpsons just goes on and on. "Sgt. Pepper's," "Summer Wind," "In The Garden of Eden" by I. Ron Butterfly -- you name it.