The Simpsons

Season 15 Episode 12

Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 15, 2004 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Homer: (Drunk) But I don't wanna go home! I'm not done talking to me!

    • (Homer, Lenny and Carl roll barrels of nuclear waste and sing to tune of "Rawhide" theme)
      Homer: Rolling, rolling, rolling! Toxic barrel rolling!
      Lenny: They're so hot and glowing!
      Carl: We'll die!

    • Homer: (making a toast at Moe's) To old man Burns! Who's paying us to drink, because we're embarrassing.
      Lenny and Carl: We suck!

    • Male bum: Oh my god! You're a woman!
      Female bum: And you're a three headed devil dog. Devil Dog!

    • Bart: Since he's been back, Milhouse has had three bloody noses and stepped in dog doo. It's always a party with that guy.

    • Lisa: I thought your mom took you away forever.
      Kirk: I got a court order bringing him back. The judge said I was the most pathetic person he'd ever seen in court. Pity custody! Boo-yeah!

    • Capitol City Kids: (Singing) Springfield baby in a diaper, poked his eye with a windshield wiper.

    • Homer: Coke and Pepsi are the same thing! Wake up, people! (laughs crazily)

    • Lisa: The mound builders worshipped turtles as well as badgers, snakes and other animals.
      Bart: Thank god we've come to our senses and worship a carpenter who lived 2000 years ago.

    • Homer: Hey, I know you. We met in a police line up.
      Bum: Oh yeah, yeah. You know number 2 and number 4 are an item now.
      Homer: You don't have to tell me, I was number 3.

    • Apu: We're going to see Paris… Hilton. In Paris… Texas. On our way to Paris… France.

    • Marge: (after receiving the diamond earrings) Now we finally have something to put in the wall safe! (opens the safe, and pulls out a Twinkie) Huh? A Twinkie?
      Homer: I heard if you aged them for ten years they turn into liquor!

    • Ralph: 18, 19, 20! I found you Bart!
      Bart: Ralph, we're playing checkers.
      Ralph: I don't like you boy-mommy! (runs away)

    • Homer: Hoo Hoo boy, are you in trouble.
      Bart: What are you talking about?
      Homer: When a woman says nothing's wrong, that means everything's wrong. And when a woman says everything's wrong, that means everything's wrong. And when a woman says something's not funny, you'd better not laugh your ass off.

    • Mr. Ed: The agents got all my money… (neighs)

    • (after Milhouse moves)
      Kirk Van Houten: It's gonna be tough to be peppy today.
      Bart: Tell me about it.

    • (all thinking to themselves)
      Lisa: Oh, my god! My brother's my best friend!
      Bart: Oh, my god! My sister's my best friend!
      Marge: Diamonds! I still can't believe he gave me diamonds!
      Homer: (to mirror) Mirror, mirror on the wall... who's the baldest of them all?

    • Marge: Homie? I'd like to know what you've been doing after work.
      Homer: Marge, I'm not gonna lie to you… (pauses then goes back to reading the newspaper)

    • Willie: It won't last; brothers and sisters are natural enemies. Like Englishmen and Scots, or Welshmen and Scots, or Japanese and Scots, or Scots and other Scots. Damn Scots! They ruined Scotland!

    • (Lisa sprays Bart with the hose)
      Lisa: Hahaha! You wet your pants!
      Grandpa: (Grandpa appears at the door with wet pants) Shut up, it's a serious problem!

    • Homer: I'm honored to drink to Apu and… Apulina.

    • Milhouse: Then, let's just say, I don't care what people think of me anymore.
      Bart: You mean, up until now you did care? Then why did you wear that tutu to school last week?
      Milhouse: What about all the times I DIDN'T wear a tutu?! Nobody ever brings THOSE up!

    • Bart: (to Milhouse) Wander away from the group? Man… you been huffin' from the Bart bag.

  • Notes

    • This episode was nominated for the 2005 WGA Award (TV) for Animation.

    • Itchy & Scratchy: "Moo Goo Gai Pain"

    • This story premiered on the same day as Matt Groening's 50th birthday.

    • In this episode, Homer said to Marge "I'm not going to lie to you" and then didn't say anything else. This line was also used in 'Homer vs. The 18th Amendment'.

    • This is the second time we have visited "The Museum of Television and TV." It also played a key role in the "Simpsons Spinoff Showcase" in Season 8.

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: The couch is replaced by a bed of soil surrounded by wooden fencing. A few seeds are thrown onto this soil and watered resulting in the sprouting of each family member into their respective position on the couch.

  • Allusions

    • The "The Museum of Television and TV":

      This is parody of the actual Museum of Television & Radio, in New York and Los Angeles, right down to the logo. In both branches one can go in and choose a television or radio program to sit down and view or go into different theatres to view shows. Like the museum in the episode, that is all pretty much one can do, because there are either very sparse or no actual exhibits to walk around and look at, like other museums. Though this place is very helpful if one were doing research.

    • Milhouse: "Look at me. I'm riding some guy named Ironside!"
      Ironside was a show from 1967-1975 starring Raymond Burr—best known as attorney Perry Mason—as a San Francisco lawyer who is left paralyzed after being shot when a sniper tries to assassinate him. Being confined to a wheelchair does not stop him and he goes on to head up a special police unit from his custom made office-van.

    • Paul Lynde: "Circle gets the square!"
      Paul's comment references a phrase frequently uttered by the host on The Hollywood Squares. Paul Lynde was one of the regulars on this game show, his position was the center square.

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      The episode's coda (hosted by Isabel Sanford) is a spoof of The Beverly Hillbillies – this time, depicting a scene of Jethro annoying Granny by declaring he's joined the Army.

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      Homer's drunken rendition of "Mr. Bojangles" (as part of his "drunken bum" money-making scheme) would bring tears to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the country-rock-folk group whom originally recorded the 1971 classic.

    • Homer: "Mirror, mirror on the wall ... who's the baldest one of all?"
      Homer recites the Evil Queen's line from the 1937 animated film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

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      The exterior shot of Milhouse's apartment building in Capitol City is the real life Carnegie Hall Tower in NYC. Go figure.

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      Lancelot Link was a poorly-conceived "Get Smart" parody from the early 1970s. Since Bond parodies had been done to death by this time, the gimmick was to film chimpanzees with poorly-dubbed human speech.

      Lost in Space is the immortal 1960s TV show about a family looking for home after being stranded in space. The robot was a popular cornerstone of the show, voiced by Dick Tufeld, his catch phrase was "Danger, Danger!"

      KITT is the talking robotic car from Knight Rider, which starred David Hasselhof as Michael Knight, a lone crusader looking for justice. William Daniels provided the voice for the series and the Simpsons. He came back just to say the line "Door Ajar." KITT's red scanner was inspired by the Cylon eye from "Battlestar Galactica."

      Salem is a talking cat from "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," voiced by Nick Bakay. Salem was in fact a warlock cursed to live as a cat, and frequently comments about the injustice of his situation.

      Mister Ed is the talking horse from the show of the same name.

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      Mrs. Kravitz was the neighbor in "Bewitched," who was always trying to figure out what made the Stephens home so weird. Samantha and Darren routinely had to distract her from discovering Samantha was a witch.

      Mr. Roper was the first landlord on "Three's Company," who would only let Jack live with two girls because he thought Jack was gay. He later left the show for his own spinoff.
      Flanders is obviously an in joke, but well deserved.

    • That guy who always says "Yeeeeeeeees!": "Oh, no. Oh, no. Oh, no. [sees Homer's wad] Oh, yeeeeees!"
      This citizen--seen before on the show many times--is a caricature of Frank Nelson. He frequently appeared on THE JACK BENNY SHOW and later SANFORD AND SON, as a snooty salesman who would introduce himself with a deep, rising "MmmmmmmyeeeeeEEESSSS?" and proceed to thoroughly insult Jack or Fred.

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      The episode's title is a takeoff on the 1974 film "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore."