Monday, March 10, 2008

Conan's Simpson's gig

I was wondering which episodes of the Simpsons Conan O'Brien wrote, and here is what I found:

"New Kid on the Block" - the one where Bart develops a crush for his new neighbor (played by Sara Gilbert) who breaks his heart. Notable for the phony phone call to Moe's for "Amanda Huggenkiss" and "Ivana Tinkle"

"Marge vs the Monorail" - one of my favorite Simpsons episodes of all time...
it has the late, great Phil Hartman has a Music Man-like huckster who sells Springfield that they need a monorail. Guest starts Leonard Nimoy(who Mayor Quimby asks if he was one of the Little Rascals, and Barney says "May the Force be With You!". Also had Homer singing the Flintstone song "Simpson, Homer Simpson, he's the greatest guy in history... from the town of Springfield, he's about to hit a chestnut tree! AH!"

also has the eminently quotable line "Donuts... is there anything they CAN'T do?"

"Homer Goes to College" - where the Nuclear Regulatory Commission tells Burns that Homer's job requires a college degree, and he goes back to school. Homer acts like he's in Animal House and is tutored by 3 nerds who he in return tries to de-nerd. Has the great line "I am so smart! I am so smart! SMRT, I mean S-M-A-R-T!"

He also is a cowriter on Treehouse of Horrors III & IV, The Front (where Abe Simpson is Bart & Lisa's ghost writer when they write for Itchy & Scratchy), "Brother from the Same Planet" (where Bart feels neglected by Homer and gets a Big Brother mentor, and Homer retaliates by getting a kid from a 3rd world country to adopt), "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" (with Homer, Skinner, Barney & Apu being a grammy winning barbershop quarter - "BABY ON BOARD")


emarowitz said...

Easily some of my favorites. Although not a Conan episode, this one always comes to mind as one of the Top 5 ever.

Lane said...

Mr Evans is a better blog name

Lane said...

you just like that episode because it parodies "Mandy"

MrEvans said...

Oh Margie, you came and you found me a turkey, on my vacation away from work-ie.