Chalmers : Seymour!
Principal Skinner : Superintendent, I was just- uh, just stretching my calves on the windowsill. Isometric exercise. Care to join me?
Chalmers : Why is there smoke coming out of your oven, Seymour?
Principal Skinner : Uh- Oh. That isn’t smoke. It’s steam. Steam from the steamed clams we’re having. Mmm. Steamed clams.
Principal Skinner : Whew. Superintendent, I hope you’re ready for mouthwatering hamburgers.
Chalmers : I thought we were having steamed clams.
Principal Skinner : D’oh, no. I said steamed hams. That’s what I call hamburgers.
Chalmers : You call hamburgers steamed hams?
Principal Skinner : Yes. It’s a regional dialect.
Chalmers : Uh-huh. Uh, what region?
Principal Skinner : Uh, upstate New York.
Chalmers : Really. Well, I’m from Utica, and I’ve never heard anyone use the phrase “steamed hams.”
Principal Skinner : Oh, not in Utica. No. It’s an Albany expression.
Chalmers : I see. You know, these hamburgers are quite similar to the ones they have at Krusty Burger.
Principal Skinner : Oh, no. Patented Skinner burgers. Old family recipe.
Chalmers : For steamed hams.
Principal Skinner : Yes.
Chalmers : Yes. And you call them steamed hams despite the fact that they are obviously grilled.
Principal Skinner : Ye- You know, the- One thing I should- - Excuse me for one second
Chalmers : haha! What a funny misunderstanding!