Dumbbell Indemnity

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (13)

  • (As Homer is driving the car he "stole" from Moe...) Homer: (singing to the tune of "Sailing, Sailing") Stealing, stealing, Stealing a car for Moe! La-da-da-da, da-da, da-da, Insurance fraud today!

  • Moe: (upon hearing his player's club card is maxed out) Well, that's it. It's over. Renee ain't gonna want to hang around with no Joe pinch-penny. Homer: Come on, Moe. Think of all the things you have to offer her besides money. Moe: I need cash, and fast!

  • Moe: It's been four years since my last date with a whatchoo-call-it, uh, woman.

  • Moe: Oh, Homer! I've been the world's biggest rat. Can you ever forgive me? Homer: Aww, I could never stay mad at you, Moe. After all, you get me drunk!

  • Moe: Renee, there's something I gotta tell ya. Renee: Oh no. You're gay, aren't you? Oh boy, Renee, you sure can pick 'em! Moe: Nah, it ain't that. Renee: What, so you're married? Moe: No, no! I--Hey, why did you say gay first?

  • Homer: Hmm, I don't know… I can just imagine what Marge would say! Marge: (In Homer's imagination) Homer, I insist you steal that car! Homer: I'll do it!

  • Renee: Really? You think I'm gorgeous? Moe: Yeah, well, the part that's showin'. Guess you could have a lotta weird scars or a fake ass or somethin'. Renee: You don't talk to a lot of women, do you?

  • Moe: No girl wants to end up with a Joe Pukepail like me. Homer: Now, now, I won't hear of it, Moe! You're a fabulous catch! Moe: Oh yeah? Well how come I ain't fending off movie starlets with a pointy stick? Homer: Oh, it's probably due to your ugliness, but that doesn't mean we can't find you a woman. C'mon! We're going to the darkest bar in town!

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Notes (1)

  • Blackboard Joke: Silly string is not a nasal spray. Couch Gag: The family runs to the couch and sits. From each side of the couch, hydraulic presses (like those used to crush cars) squeeze the family closely together, then a press comes down from above and compresses them into a "block" of Simpsons.

Trivia (2)

  • Music From This Episode "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" by Geroge Thorogood & the Destroyers "Brick House" by The Commodores "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees

  • The sign outside Stu's Disco says "You must be at least this swarthy to enter," and has a picture of Apu's brother Sanjay next to it.

Allusions (4)

  • The shot of the train speeding past the drive-in theater is a reference to the famous 1956 photograph Hot Shot Eastbound by O. Winston Link, depicting a freight train with a powerful steam locomotive passing by a drive-in theater full of cars with the movie depicting an airplane (just as the movie Homer is watching, Hail to the Chimp, is doing the same.)

  • Hail to the Chief The name of the movie Homer stops to see, Hail to the Chimp, is a parody of the 1985 film, Hail to the Chief.

  • Free Willy At Marine World, there's a sign for a whale that says "Willy" (Formerly Shamu). This is an allusion the whale "Willy" from the 1993 film Free Willy.

  • Double Indemnity The title of this episode is a play on the title of the classic 1944 film, Double Indemnity.