The Simpsons

Season 7 Episode 22

Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 28, 1996 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Music From This Episode
      "Caterpillar (Rabbit in the Moon)" by DJ Keoki. (The track playing in Baron von Wortzenberger's car at the end of the episode.)

    • Goof: The original name the Flying Hellfish was going to be the Fighting Hellfish. There is a mistake which is related to this. The words "Fighting Hellfish" is written on the Hellfish tombstone.

  • Quotes

    • Smithers: They're gaining on us, sir. We'll have to jettison something….. (Burns stares at him) …It's been an honor to serve you, sir. (jumps off)

    • Bart: I'm sorry I cost you your fortune, Grampa.
      Grampa: Oh, the fortune doesn't matter, boy. The important thing is you're safe… Now let's get that fortune!

    • Homer: Where are you two going at this hour?
      Bart: On a treasure hunt.
      Homer: Oh! Can I come?
      Grampa: Only if you're ready to stare danger in the face, put your manhood to the ultimate test, and take…
      Homer: (interupts) Pass.

    • Grampa: So, we sealed up the paintings knowing only one of us would ever look upon them again. Ox was the first to go; he got a hernia carrying the crate out of the castle. Five more men died in the Veteran's Day float disaster of '79. Now, with Asa gone, it's down to me and Burns.

    • Grampa: (pounding on the door) Let me in! Someone's trying to kill me!….Sweet merciful McGillicuddy, you gotta open the door!
      Homer: Who is it?

    • Grampa: Nurse! Someone's trying to kill me!
      Nurse: Okay, we'll do something about that right away. Let's start by doubling your medication!

    • Mr. Burns: There, Simpson, seven gone. As soon as you're in your press board coffin, I'll be the sole survivor and the treasure will be mine.
      Grampa: Over my dead body, it will!
      Mr. Burns: That's precisely the point! Oh, Simpson, can't you go five seconds without humiliating yourself?
      (Grampa's pants fall down with a "boing" sound.)
      Grampa: How long was that?

    • Bart: And then, he claimed he was the one who turned cats and dogs against each other. Why is he always making up those crazy stories?
      Homer: Maybe it's time we put Grampa in a home.
      Lisa: You already put him in a home.
      Bart: Maybe it's time we put him in one where he can't get out.

    • Grampa: Now, my story begins in 19-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" cause that Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles…
      (children laugh)
      Martin: Dickety? Highly dubious!
      Grampa: What're you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem!

    • Grampa: Yeah… well, I may not have a fancy black bathrobe and a hammer like Snooty, but I do have slippers and an oatmeal spoon. Look!

    • Grandpa Muntz: No, I'm not Superman; I'm a judge. Why, just this morning I sentenced my 46th man to death. ..Oh no, 47th.
      Nelson: Wow, 47! I love you, Grandpa.

    • (Grandpa spits)
      Bart: Grampa! I don't mind when you spit at home, but I have to work with these people.
      Grandpa: Oh, jabberjack. Schoolhouse don't put up spittoons, I ain't responsible. (spits again)

    • Bart: That's a bunch of gibberish.
      Grampa: Oh yeah? What do you call this?!
      (Pulls up sleeve to reveal Hellfish tattoo)
      Bart: Wrinkly gibberish.

    • Grampa: (Counting rope tugs) 61...62...63...Ohh, I've left my only grandson at the bottom of the sea to die with no air. (Starts crying) Wait...64! Hot diggity, he found it!

    • Bart: Wow, there really is a treasure. Whatever you do, Grampa, don't give Burns that key.
      Grampa: Here's the key.
      Bart: Oh, figures!

    • Bart: Great story, Grampa. Could've used a vampire, though. Good night.

    • Assassin: Ah, Del Monte. Enjoy them old man...for they will be your last.

    • (Mr. Burns plows through Lisa's room in a cherry picker.)
      Burns: Terribly sorry. Back to sleep, little girl.
      Lisa: Santa?

    • (talking about Grampa)
      Marge: Where are we going to put him?
      Homer: Bart's room.
      Lisa: Bart's room.
      Marge: Bart's room.
      Bart: Dumpster.

    • Grampa: It all happened back in the second World War 2...

  • Notes

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: Homer unplugs a bathtub plug and sucks everyone and everything down the drain.

  • Allusions

    • Marion Barry
      When Mr. Burns calls Fernando Vidal and says, "It's M.B.", Fernando assumes it's Marion Barry and asks if it's time for another shipment. This is in reference to Marion Barry's arrest in 1990 for cocaine possession, which was caught on videotape.

    • They Saved Hitler's Brain
      This is one of the several Simpsons episodes to reference the 1966 film, "They Saved Hitler's Brain." As a flashback, we see Grandpa Simpson about to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a sniper rifle, saying "Now they'll never save your brain, Hitler

    • Grampa: And you were there, and you were there . . .
      This is a line spoken by Dorothy to her family after her adventure in the Land of Oz. (The Wizard of Oz - 1939)