The Simpsons

Season 10 Episode 12

Sunday, Cruddy Sunday

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 31, 1999 on FOX
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Sunday, Cruddy Sunday
Homer and his friends travel to the Super Bowl, then discover their tickets are fakes. Meanwhile Marge and Lisa attempt to pass the time with an arts and crafts project endorsed by Vincent Price.

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  • It's another episode of "Homer and Friends Half-Hour of Funnnnn"

    Homer and his friends {and bart too} go to the super bowl, but they learn they have fake tickets. They sneak in. Will they get caught?

    Marge and Lisa are evidently too boring to be featured heavily, so they have a subplot; painting eggs {fun fun fun}.

    Overall, a mediocre episode. Homer and his friends are kind of annoying throughout and the subplot was only there so Marge and Lisa would have lines. I didn't like this plot a whole lot, but, there were some things i found funny. So, because of this, my overall grade is a C-, very averagemoreless
  • Just weird.

    I dont know what it is exactly, maybe it is not one thing, maybe it is the mix of all the differnt aspects of this very insane episode that leaves me with an odd aftertaste in my mouth after watching this story. Reality is pushed to the limts this time, not one thing seems out of place but whwn you put them together, KABOOM!

    I was much more impressed by the small lot in the back in which Lisa and Marge start playing a very odd and unusual board game. The sad thing is that more and more episode will start to look like this in the future.moreless
  • FOOTBALL!!!!!!! so flippen hilarious

    Homer meets a travel agent named Wally Kogen who offers to send him to the Super Bowl for free if he can sign up all of his friends for a special travel package. Homer convinces Moe, Barney, Lenny, Carl, Kirk Van Houten and a bunch of other guys to sign up. All the men pile into a bus Wally furnishes for the trip and drink their way to Miami for the game. When they get there, however, they discover that the tickets Wally sold them were counterfeit. Homer devises a plan to get them into the game, but they all wind up in a holding cell beneath the stadium and nearly miss the Super Bowl. The only person who can spring them is Wally's old friend Dolly Parton. Free from their cell, the group invades a high-class skybox owned by Rupert Murdoch. When Murdoch arrives, he has his guards attack the group. Fleeing Murdoch's guards, Homer and his friends crash the field and then the winning team's locker room, where they each get their own Super Bowl ring. Guest Stars: Fred Willard as Wally Kogen; Troy Aikman, Rosey Grier, John Madden, Dan Marino, Rupert Murdoch, Dolly Parton, and Pat Summerall as themselvesmoreless
  • Great episode.

    PLOT: Homer gets a coupon book and a tire dealer takes advantage of his gullibility. He meets a travel agent in the waiting room. He makes a deal with Homer so that Homer can go to the Super Bowl for free if he fills the bus with his friends. He does, and, along with Bart, they all go to the Super Bowl. When they get to the Super Bowl, they discover their tickets are fake. They break into the stadium, but Homer and friends and are arrested for doing so. They break out at halftime and run into the skybox. They get confronted by Rupert Murdoch. Homer and friends run away, and they wind up in the winning team's locker room celebration. When they leave, Madden and Summerall review the episode.

    This was a great episode of the Simpsons. The funniest things were Homer pushing the cart over those guys so that they could get inside the stadium, Wiggum saying that there was a fake bar in every jail cell, so he tried to find it and when he thought he found the fake bar, he rammed into it with his head and found out it was a real bar, and that thing with all the guys sucking in their bellies whenever a woman appeared, then they stopped whenever a woman isn't around. The plot is great, in my opinion, although I'm not a football fan. The episode was hilarious, too. No character development, though, which isn't good. The side-plot with Lisa and Marge was good, but not very interesting. Great plot, good side-plot, no character development, and superb humor.


  • Homer Goes to The Superbowl


    Homer and the guys going to the Super Bowl only to find out its a scam! I was really rooting for them and that things would turn out good.

    Homers coversation with Bill Clinton was for me the highlight. He was so drunk he felt like a real superbowl hero!

    The sub-plot with the "legs missing for the eggs" (just came up with that myself!) was also entertaining even though completely insignificant.

    The 1st superbowl episode explored Lisa and Homer's relationship, this was a lot sillier but its a real hoot!moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

Troy Aikman

Troy Aikman


Guest Star

Roosevelt Grier

Roosevelt Grier


Guest Star

Dan Marino

Dan Marino


Guest Star

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Music from this episode
      "Wild Weekend" by NRBQ
      "Song 2" by Blur
      "Legs" by ZZ Top

    • Caricature-drawing Troy Aikman's line ("You like dune buggies? Everybody likes dune buggies!") is a reference to a similar line from a caricature artist drawing almost identical pictures in Season 4's "Lisa the Beauty Queen" ("You like roller skating? Everybody likes roller skating!")

  • QUOTES (29)

    • Wally: Well, we sure put together a heck of a trip, Homer. Ever thought about being a travel agent?
      Homer: Wally, I'd be lying if I said I hadn't.
      Wally: 'Cause you can really "go" places in the travel business. Huh? (Laughs) Feel free to use that one.
      Homer: What one?

    • Bart: (sees Homer with the Super Bowl trophy) Dad, that doesn't belong to you.
      Homer: But this might be my last chance to win one.

    • Reporter #1: How does it feel?
      Reporter #2: Was it a team effort?
      Reporter #3: Did you ever stop believing?
      Reporter #4: Does this suit make me look fat?

    • Wally: Oh, how could I fall for fake tickets? Gee, the fellas are gonna be crestfallen.
      Homer: Yes, if by "crestfallen" you mean "kill us!" Listen, let me talk to them, maybe I can smooth this over…..My friends …
      Krusty: They don't have the tickets!
      Moe: Kill 'em!

    • Ticket-Taker: Uh, sorry, fellas, but these tickets are counterfeit.
      Wally: What?
      Homer: Counterfeit?!
      Ticket-Taker: Yeah, see, the hologram's missing … and there's no such team as the "Spungoes" … and finally, they seem to be printed on some sort of cracker. (takes a bite of one)
      Homer: Stop eating our tickets!

    • Homer: Hey! Troy Aikman!
      Troy Aikman: (Drawing) So, Ned, do you like dune buggies?
      Ned: Well, it's not my cup of--
      Troy Aikman: Sure you do! Everyone likes dune buggies!
      (Everyone he drew was in a dune buggy.)

    • Marge: Ooh! How about paint-by-numbers?
      Lisa: It's so rigid and uncreative.
      Marge: Okay … oh, leather craft!
      Lisa: Oh, those poor, helpless cows.
      Marge: (frustrated) Mmm … what about clay? You got any problem with clay?

    • Marge: It's so nice to have a peaceful weekend together.
      Lisa: Yeah, I'm bored too.

    • Lisa: Wow, you've signed up quite a few people, Dad. Sea Captain, Bumblebee Man, Comic Book Guy, the Squeaky-Voiced Teen …
      Homer: Yeah, it's a good group.

    • Homer: Come on, Lenny, I need four more guys to fill my Super Bowl bus. What do you say?
      Lenny: (on phone) Naah …
      Homer: Come on …
      Lenny: Naah …
      Homer: Come on!
      Lenny: Naah …
      Homer: Oh, come on!
      Lenny: Oohhh …
      Homer: Yes! Now that Lenny's in, Carl will fall like a domino.

    • Wally: Yeah, how 'bout that Super Bowl? You going this year?
      Homer: Me? Nah. Unless there's a coupon for it! (flips through coupon book) Nah.

    • Announcer: But now, the two conference champs must survive a harrowing bye-week that no one enjoys.
      (the TV shows a bunch of football players lounging by a pool with girls in bikini)

    • Announcer: The road to the Super Bowl is long and pointless. I mean, when you think about it.

    • Marge: Ooh, free foot pain analysis.
      Homer: Oh, Marge, that's a trick to get you in there so they can cure your foot pain.
      Marge: Oh, I guess. (limps away)

    • Homer: Wow! A Valu-Qual coupon book! Let's see … ten percent off carpet cleaning. Ten! (gasps) Two pizzas for the price of one at Doughy's!
      Lisa: Doughy's has terrible pizza!
      Homer: Yeah, but there's two!

    • Postmaster Bill: This machine reads zip codes. These five digits tell us where to direct your mail.
      Lisa: But it's nine digits now, what's the point of these other four numbers?
      Postmaster Bill: Those are citizen relocation codes. With any luck, we'll … never need 'em.
      (Security guards are watching the cameras)
      Guard #1: She's onto us. Should I flood the chamber?
      Guard #2: Not yet. Let's get some lunch.

    • Skinner: Hey, hey! Settle down, children. Now, who's ever wondered how the post office works? (silence from the kids, who stare blankly) No one?
      Lisa: I did, until we came here last year.

    • Homer: Homer Simpson at the Super Bowl?
      (imagines himself watching the game as a player is hauled off on a stretcher)
      Coach: Dang! That was my last quarterback. Now what am I gonna do? (He looks into the crowd, and sees Homer) You!
      Homer: Me?
      Coach: Yeah, you! Get your hand off my wife's leg!
      Homer: Sorry!

    • Homer: Hey, I know you! We were in the same pyramid scheme.
      Wally: Oh, don't remind me. "Friends helping friends" my ass. Say, you wanna grab a beer while we're waiting?
      Homer: Yeah, I'm getting tired of them pointing and laughing at us.

    • Homer: Now, this wheel balancing is free, right?
      Man: Oh, you betcha, absolutely. Deh, uh, oh, uh-oh, wait a minute. These tires won't take a balance!
      Homer: They won't?
      Man: Nah, nah, no, you hear that clunk?
      Homer: No …
      Man: Well, that tells me you need four new tires.
      Homer: Really?
      Man: Yeah. Legally, I can't even let you drive outta here on these.
      Homer: Oh, please, can't you let me slide this time?
      Man: Gee, I'd really like to, but if my boss found out, I …
      (he makes a hand gesture to his boss)
      Boss: All right, what's going on over here? Were you gonna let this man drive out of here on unsafe tires?
      Man: No boss, I swear!
      Boss: Ah, that's it, you're fired!
      Homer: No! Wait! This is all my fault! Oh, if I could only turn back the clock and buy four new tires …

    • Postmaster Bill: And this is where our employees gather to unwind after a hard day of serving' the public.
      (opens the door; behind it, three mail carriers are looking through letters for cash)
      Mail Carrier #1: Bingo! Birthday card!
      Mail Carrier #2: Graduation!
      Mail Carrier #3: Ding-ding-ding! Wedding!

    • Skinner: Well, children, any questions for Postmaster Bill?
      Nelson: You ever gone on a killing spree?
      Postmaster Bill: (laughs) No, no! The day of the gun-totin' disgruntled shooting up the place went out with the Macarena!
      Skinner: Well, I'm just glad I work in an elementary school.

    • Vincent Price: (On the phone.) Hello, this is Vincent Price.
      Marge: (Gasps) (to Lisa) It's Vincent Price! I thought he was dead!
      Vincent Price: You should know the grave can never tame me! (Laughs)
      Marge: Oh, Mr. Price, I loved you in "The Abominable...
      Vincent Price: If you are calling about the missing feet, please leave your address, and the replacement feet will be rushed to you by my grandson, Jody. And now I must return to the sweet embrace of the crypt, but I'll be back! (Laughs)
      Lisa: So, is he alive, or not?

    • Homer: Do you like pina colonics? And getting caught in the rain…passing out in the ocean…

    • Marge: Our address is Evergreen Terrace, Springfield, Oh-hiya Maude! Come on in!

    • Pat Summerall: Well John, what did you think of tonight's episode?
      John Madden: I loved it! The last-minute addition of Wally Kogen to the line-up was a bit of a gamble, but it really paid off.
      Pat Summerall: Marge and Lisa painting eggs? Did that work for you?
      John Madden: Ho, ho, big time! They came off the bench with a huge effort that allowed Homer and Bart to make some significant gains.
      Pat Summerall: Did it strike you as odd that in a Super Bowl show with Dolly Parton we didn't see any football or singing?
      John Madden: I hadn't thought about it, Pat, but in retrospect, it was kind of a rip-off! What a way to treat the loyal fans, who put up with so much nonsense from this franchise.
      Pat Summerall: Any final thoughts?
      John Madden: Nah, I'm too mad, let's get the heck out of here!

    • Bill: (Laughs) Howdy, partners! Welcome to your post office.
      Bart: Wow! It's ours?
      (Bart knocks some papers off a shelf and grabs a pen, with which he uses to draw on the wall.)
      Principal Skinner: Bart!
      Bart: Be with you in a minute!

    • Wally: I'm sorry, heh, the guys made a mess in your bathroom...
      Bus Driver: What bathroom?!

    • Homer: I'll cap it off with a smooth, refreshing colonic.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The character of "Wally Kogen" was a composite of 2 early Simpsons' writers: Jay Kogen & Wallace (Wally) Wolodarsky.

    • Blackboard Joke: I will not do "the dirty bird".
      Couch Gag: The family floats on the couch, but sink when they pass an iceberg.

    • The song "Spanish Flea" was featured in this episode. Ironically, Julius Wechter (Baja Marimba Band) who wrote that famous tune, died the day following the airing of this episode.


    • The coach in Homer's fantasy about going to the Super Bowl bears a striking similarity to long time Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry.

    • The use of Vincent Price in the phone message is a reference to a fake radio commercial for Coke that used sound bites of Vincent Prince from his films.

    • Homer: No Rudy, you're too small.

      Rudy is a young boy who wants to play football for Notre Dame, but is told he's "too small." Based on a true story and made into a 1993 film.

    • Rupert Murdoch's security guards: Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi!...
      The Aussie-sounding "Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi!" uttered by Rupert Murdoch's security guard as they march into his Super Bowl suite is reminiscent of the Chicago Police SWAT team's constant "Hut! Hut! Hut! Hut!" heard in 1980 film The Blues Brothers as they close in Jake and Elwood at the Cook County Registrar of Deeds.

    • Episode Title: Sunday, Cruddy Sunday
      The title Sunday, Cruddy Sunday is a reference to the U2 song Sunday, Bloody Sunday, which references events in the 1970s where British soldiers killed Irish citizens.