Lenny: (whispering) Get ready, everybody. (referring to Homer) He's about to do something stupid.
Homer: Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you gentlemen but you seem to have me confused with a character in a fictional show. Now if you excuse me, my fondue is just about (spills fondue on circuit board) - D'oh! (plant workers laugh)
Lenny: There goes Albany! (buzzing sound begins as New York begins flashing on the map)
Lisa: Isn't mid-season just a dumping ground for second-rate shows that weren't good enough for the fall schedule?
Homer: You're thinking of all the other years. This year's shows are classics! There's The Laughter Family, that's animated. Networks like animation 'cause they don't have to pay the actors squat!
Ned:(different voice) Plus, they can replace them and no one can tell the diddly-ifference!
Homer: (singing) Max Power, he's the man whose name you'd love to touch, but you mustn't touch! His name sounds good in your ear, but when you say it, you mustn't fear! Cause his name can be said, by anyone!
Homer: Kids, there's three ways to do things. The right way, the wrong way and the Max Power way!
Bart: Isn't that the wrong way?
Homer: Yeah, but faster!
Homer: The whole town's laughing at me. Even that cat out there! Bart, kill that cat!
Homer: And that big yellow flower!
Marge: Homer, your growing insanity is starting to worry me. Why don't you talk to the producers of the show? Maybe they'll make your character suave again.
Homer: Hmm... I guess I could, but while I'm gone, keep an eye on that weird-looking kid down there.
Homer: Yeah. "Bart."
Homer: I can't understand what happened. Why'd they change Homer Simpson's character from cool to stupid?
Lisa: The first episode was just a pilot, Dad. Producers fiddle with shows all the time. They change characters, drop others, and push some into the background.