The Simpsons

Season 9 Episode 16

Dumbbell Indemnity

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 01, 1998 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • (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!

    • (Homer makes a toast.)
      Homer: To Marge, and all the blissful years I spent hiding from her in this bar.

    • Homer: Hey, I thought your mother told you to take a bath!
      Bart: Yeah, mom says a lot of things.
      Homer: Oh, I understand, kids. I'm not a bath man myself, more of a cologne man.

    • Chief Wiggum: You know, fingerprints are just like snowflakes. They're both very pretty.

    • (Moe tries to explain how to steal his car to Homer.)
      Moe: Now the car is gonna have to represent you and this little toy man will represent the car--forget it.

    • Moe: Hey, hey, Sabu! I need another magnum of your best champagne here, ah, and bring us the finest food you've got, stuffed with the second finest.
      Maitre d': Excellent, sir. Lobster, stuffed with tacos.

  • Notes

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • 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.