Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Homer: (Showing the news crew how bad the house is) Squeaky stair here. Scary portrait there. (Points to a picture of Grandpa) Poltergeist in the closet. (Opens the door to reveal Bart in a ghost costume)
Bart: Ooooo! I died when Homer sat on me.
Homer: Why you little! (Starts strangling Bart in front of the news crew) I'm the victim here!
Marge: (On the phone to Ned Flanders about a gas leak in the house) He won't come over.
Homer: He what!? (Grabs the phone) Flanders, landlords like you are the scum of the earth. You lounge around in your big McMansions and we never see you unless the rent check is late.
Ned: The rent check is late.
Homer: You...(chokes) Some friend you are! The minute you become our landlord you expect us to pay rent? You better just pray I don't find out where you live!
Ned: Homer Simpson, I show you pity, and how do you repay me? With a kick in the kididdlehopper! Homer: (laughs) "Kididdlehopper"! Ned: That's not funny, it's how I swear!
Blackboard Joke: I will not have fun with educational toys. Couch Gag: The family heads out to a "couch ranch" to purchase a new one after coming home to discover the old one dead. After the new couch bucks off Homer, the rest of the family "tames" it. Billboard Gag: Moe's Tavern. Now With Electricity! Ralph: I see stars.
Alone Again (Naturally) The title of this episode is a play on the title of the 1972 Gilbert O'Sullivan song "Alone Again (Naturally)".