The Simpsons

Season 18 Episode 8

The Haw-Hawed Couple

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 10, 2006 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Homer: Time to do what I do best: Lie to a child.

    • Greystache: Moustache power, activate!

    • Martin: Individually we are weak, like a single twig. But as a bundle, we form a mighty faggot.
      Bart: Well said!
      (After Martin's line, a title appears: fag•got (fag´• et) n. a bundle of sticks for fuel. [Fr. fagot, a bundle of sticks]

    • Homer: No man should have to out live his fictional wizard! (sobs)

    • Bart: Where is Nelson?
      Skinner: I'm sorry. Nelson never woke up.
      Bart: What?!
      Skinner: Never woke up because he never passed out -- he's right over there.

    • Homer: (Tucking Lisa into bed) Okay. Tucked in tight, glass of water, night light on, no barn owls, don't do drugs, love you, good night!

    • Nelson: Bart where are you going? I saved you a seat, best friend.
      Lisa: Ha-ha!

    • Marge: Bartholomew J. Simpson! How can you be so mean?
      Bart: What can you do about it?
      (She whacks him on the head with a spoon.)
      Bart: Hey!
      Marge: I'll whack you with the whole salad set if you don't start thinking about others!

    • Milhouse: Trust me Bart, it's better to walk in on both your parents than on just one of them.

    • (Bart is staring at Nelson's vest in care, when Nelson rides by on his bike.)
      Nelson: Ha, Ha! I touched your heart!

    • Nelson: Here, take this. (Hands Bart an oxygen tank)
      Bart: Where'd you get this?
      Nelson: Off some dude.
      (We see a dead scuba diver)

    • Homer: They killed Graystache!
      Guy: Thanks for the spoiler, big mouth!
      (Throws book at Homer)

    • Nelson: I like to come up here and make fun of the sunset. Hey gas ball! You suck!

    • Lisa: Mom, Bart's drinking coffee!
      Bart: It's not coffee, it's hot Pepsi!

    • Marge & Homer: Go love making!

  • Notes

    • This episode was nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) category.

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: The living room is vacant, until a large pair of hands takes a pair of scissors and a folded piece of paper and begins to cut out Homer's silhouette. After the cutting is complete, the hands pull apart the paper and all the members appear as cut-outs.

  • Allusions

    • The book Homer and Lisa read is a reference to the Harry Potter book series, in particular the latest volume where a major character gets killed off, to many fans' disbelief.

    • Brokeback Mountain
      At the end of the episode when Bart holds Nelson's vest tenderly, it is a reference to the movie Brokeback Mountain, where Enis does the same thing with Jack's coat.

    • Guy: Thanks for the spoiler!
      The one-liner about the spoiler is a reference to the mass spoiling of the surprise ending to the sixth Harry Potter book by pranksters.

    • The whole story of Bart and Nelson is based on the 1990 film Goodfellas. The scene where Bart and Nelson walk through the school kitchen and cafeteria is a parody of a famous scene from the movie. The scene from Goodfellas is well known because it tracks the main character and his wife through a busy restaurant for 3 minutes without a single cut.

    • The Odd Couple
      The title of this episode is an homage to the title of the classic film and TV show, The Odd Couple.