Here's a legitimate Simpsons ambiguity, though


#1

in episode 1F10, ‘Homer and Apu’, in Apu’s big musical number, which of these is the joke in Homer’s line?

  • Homer starts to sing something positive about The Kwik-E-Mart, but realises this, hence “d’oh!”
  • Homer is suggesting the Kwik-E-Mart equates to his catchphrase, “d’oh”, which is to say that it is a bad thing

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#2

er. Neither.

Homer can’t improvise a song like the rest and fails to create a lyric spontaneously like everyone else can.


#3

Neither. He starts his line but realises it doesn’t rhyme so stops, with his trademark “d’oh” registering his discontent.


#4

Everyone else’s lines all have the same structure and rhyme, his doesn’t accomplish any of that.


#5

that’s the first one!!


#6


#7

first one, m8. come on.


#8

That is definitely not that first one.


#9

wait, I see what you’re saying now.

which makes this even more ambigous!!


#10

*less


#11

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this is literally the least ambiguous joke in all of The Simpsons episodes ever made.


#12

see, the way I’ve always interpreted the line is in relation to Homer revisiting the Kwik-E-Mart a second time after getting food poisoning.

he accidentally starts singing a positive line, even though the song is anti-Kwik-E-Mart.

but then, it also seemed as if he was singing a clunky line that didn’t quite fit, but he meant to sing it all the same, because he doesn’t seem annoyed or anything during the rest of the song.


#13

This is quite possibly the worst poll ever conducted on these boards.


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#14

Never thought about it, always assumed homer just messed up his bit but now I think about it think a pro Kwikie mart interpretation is a possibility


#15

always been a fan of you, @ttf.


#16

Apu: Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart?
Now here comes the tricky part.
Oh, won’t you rhyme with me?
Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart?
Marge: Their floors are stick-E-Mart,
Lisa: They made Dad sick-E-Mart,
Bart: Let’s hurl a brick-E-Mart,
Homer: The Kwik-E-Mart is really… D’oh!


#17

Doesn’t even rhyme


#18

when you put it that way, this commonly accepted ‘correct’ interpretation seems on the money.

I couldn’t help but factor in details from deeper in the episode. as if the trickiness was too obvious.


#19

I’ve calmed down now and can see the logic in your other options. I hope this thread doesn’t ruin your evening as it almost did mine.


#20

Actually reckon a rhyme in the last line wouldn’t sound right