TV Club Classic: The Simpsons (Classic): “Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-D’oh!-cious”

“Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-D’oh!-cious” (originally aired 2/7/1997)

In which the Simpsons get a nanny who appears slightly familiar…

“Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-D’oh!-cious,” while one of the most successful Simpsons parodies, points to a universal truth as only The Simpsons can: Taking care of kids is the hardest job in the world. They really will ask you for a tissue when they have a Kleenex box in their lap. They wait until you sit down to demand yet another milk refill. Once my son smashed a box of chalk in our stairway with a ball-peen hammer, turning everything pink. I blame myself for putting the chalk and the ball-peen hammer in the same hemisphere.

I mention these fun facts only to offer sympathy to both our main maternal characters this episode: Marge and Shary Bobbins. Lord only knows how Marge has kept her hair before this, with this house of ingrates …

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