Homer the Vigilante

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (32)

  • Grampa: You see? Old people aren't so useless after all. Malloy's old and he outsmarted the lot of you. And I'm even older and I outsmarted him. (Laughs) Moe: Shut up. Grampa: I've had my moment.

  • Jimbo: Hey, you're that drunken posse. Wow! Can I join ya? Homer: I don't know, can you swing a sack of doorknobs? Jimbo: Can I! Homer: You're in. Here's the sack. Moe: But you gotta supply your own doorknobs.

  • (talking about how Molloy stole the diamond) Grampa: There was something different about the way he was walking that day. Much more vertical than usual. (Molloy was climbing with rappel.)

  • Kent Brockman: When cat burglaries start, can mass murders be far behind? This reporter isn't saying that the burglar is an inhuman monster like the Wolfman, but he very well could be. So, professor: would you say it's time for everyone to panic? Professor: Yes I would, Kent.

  • Homer: Hello, Police? Are you sitting down? Good! I wish to report a robbery. Chief Wiggum: (bored) A robbery, right. Thanks for the report. (hangs up) That's another one, Lou… 723 Evergreen Terrace. (Looks at a map with the robbery locations marked on it) Well, there doesn't seem to be any pattern yet, but if I take this one and move it here…and I move these over here… hello! It almost looks like an arrow! Lou: Hey, look, Chief: it's pointing right at this police station. Chief Wiggum: Let's get out of here!

  • Homer: People can come up with statistics to prove anything Kent. Forty percent of people know that!

  • Homer: (reading the paper) "Asleep at the switch"! I wasn't asleep, I was drunk! Bart: I believe you, dad.

  • Homer: Oh my God! Underage kids drinking without a permit!

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Notes (1)

  • Blackboard Joke: I am not authorized to fire substitute teachers. Couch Gag: The family explodes on contact.

Trivia (6)

  • Goof: When Homer is on the news talk-show he puts his hand on his chest and the opening of his shirt appears over the back of his hand.

  • A poster in Flanders' rumpus room reads: ''Seven days without a drink makes me weak.''

  • A headline in the newspaper reads: "Man Marries Woman In Wedding Ceremony"

  • Pictures of Fat Tony and Ms. Botz (the baysitter bandit) can be seen at the police station.

  • Goof: Chief Wiggum says the Simpsons' address is 723 Evergreen Terrace. Their address is actually 742 Evergreen Terrace.

  • Goof: When Nelson calls on the phone to harass Bart about his stamp collection, the close-captions miscredit the line to Milhouse.

Allusions (4)

  • The Pink Panther During the burglaries, the theme from the 1963 film The Pink Panther plays.

  • Beatnik Poet: Zen New Jersey nowhere. This is similar to Allen Ginsberg's poem Howl which contains the line, "Who vanished into nowhere Zen New Jersey."

  • It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World The ending where the town runs to find a treasure buried beneath "a big T" is a reference to the 1963 film It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World where everybody runs to find a treasure buried beneath "a big W."

  • Dr. Stranglove or : How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb When Homer rides the bomb, it is a reference to the 1964 classic film Dr. Stranglove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.