Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
A Milhouse Divided
eight dollars. Homer: "I'd like to file for... divorce." Clerk: "These things happen. Eight dollars." Anyway, that's it! Thanks for playing! Hope you enjoyed it!
"Can I Borrow a Feeling?". Homer reads the title and laughs hysterically. Kirk: "Go ahead, Homer, laugh at me." Homer: "I already did."
Pyro. Chase: "Okay boys, gotta run. C'mon Lulu, let's roll." Chase and Luanne then get in an "American Gladiators" cage ball and roll away.
Pontiac Bonneville. Luanne: "If you want to talk nervous, you should've seen Kirk deal with the high-school kids who egged our Bonneville." Kirk: "Ha. Should've asked them to hurl some bacon. Then maybe I could have had a decent breakfast for once."
eyebrows. Kirk: "Uh, sorry we're late, but Luanne had to put on her face. She doesn't want anyone to know she's got no eyebrows." (From this, Luanne gives Kirk a very stern look, showing off her heavily-slanted eyebrows) Kirk: "What? You don't!"
playing with slot-cars. Marge: "The only thing I asked you to do for this party was put on clothes, and you didn't do it!"
toilet seats. Marge is panicking frantically during her preparations, so Lisa tells her to calm down, because the party is not for another three hours. So to this, Marge says "Oh, good! That will give me time to add another coat of glaze to the ham. She then opens the oven to reveal a ham that is glowing almost radioactively.
"Stoner's Pot Palace". Otto, upon exiting the store: "Man, that is flagrant false advertising!"
Herself. Marge: "I'm going into the dining room to have a conversation. Anyone who wants to join me is welcome." (she does so) Marge: (off-screen) "Hello, Marge. How's the family?" (in a strict tone) "I don't want to talk about it. Mind your own business." Homer: "Keep it down in there, everybody!"
|Which historic event is the probable inspiration for Milhouse's last name, Van Houten? ||"A Milhouse Divided"
The Manson Family Murders. Leslie van Houten was one of the four girls convicted along with Charles Manson for the Tate-LaBianca murders in late 1969 that terrified LA. The subsequent trial was a media circus.
(Another accomplice, Charles "Tex" Watson was convicted in a separate trial.)
The Doobie Brothers. The emcee says, "Who likes the Doobie Brothers, 'cause we got one of 'em."
All the other bands (or at least some members of them) have appeared in other episodes.
3. Marge acknowledges that it was his best checkup ever.
$8. When Homer sadly goes to file for divorce, the clerk indifferently responds, "These things happen, eight dollars."
|While Marge is getting her hair cut, Homer sneaks in and tries to cut it to be more involved in her life. He messes it up and Marge yells at him to stop. He calls her fiesty and says he's going to give her what type of cut?||"A Milhouse Divided"
Madonna. In another episode, Moe uses the phrase "the old Joan Collins Special" as a synonym for a "royal screw job."
The Perm Bank. Other episodes have shown another salon/barbershop called Hairy Shearer's.
Levi's. As it passes, Homer wonders aloud if it has jeans in it.
To a whale of a wife. A particularly insensitive choice, since Marge was pregnant at the time.
$50. There is a small sign in the background.
Shotgun Pete's. Homer goes car shopping at "Crazy Vaclav's" in a different episode.
Pyro. After Pyro lets Bart break a chair over him, Bart is disappointed Homer can't handle the same stunt in the bathtub.
|What is the name of the apartment complex Kirk moves into after being kicked out?||"A Milhouse Divided"
Casa Nova. While showing Homer around his new place, he brags about sleeping in a race car bed and drinking a beer in the bathroom (the one down the hall.)
|Who is Kirk's 'special lady' he meets and is supposedly going to help him get a record contract?||"A Milhouse Divided"
Starla. At Moe's, she steals Kirk's car after getting his keys to change her wig. She has the talent of being able to drink liquor while leaving her burning cigarette in her mouth- now THAT is a special lady.
Allied Biscuit. This brand's sales have moved ahead of the cracker factory where Kirk works.
Dignity. When Kirk challenges Luann to do better, she draws something (can't be seen) that is "worthy of Webster's", according to Dr. Hibbert.
Cornstarch. Ned says cornstarch is "Good for keepin down the urges."
Gudger College. In a different episode, Lenny defends his alma mater (Springfield A&M) to Homer by claiming, "You only call us a cow college because we were founded by a cow."
|What is the misleading name of the store where the Simpsons buy their supplies for the dinner party?||"A Milhouse Divided"
Stoner's Pot Palace. Otto can be seen leaving the store complaining, "Man, that is flagrant false advertising!"
|What time is it when this episode begins and Bart is already in his underwear in the living room?||"A Milhouse Divided"
5:15. Bart's response to Marge complaining about this is classic- "Hey, this ain't the Ritz."