Monday, March 20, 2006
“Dinner is now being served in the dining car …”
Is still one of my favourite sight gags from the Simpsons. It’s in the episode where Apu Nahasapeemapetilon gets fired from the Kwiki-Mart. Homer then accompanies Apu on a pilgrimage to the Kwiki-Mart HQ in India in an attempt to get his job back. (The episode also features the classic song “Who needs a Kwiki-Mart” and James Woods filling in at the store as research for a film role.)
Anyhow, I was reminded of that gag when I saw this photo at Exprezzo.com (hat tip: Lucianne.com) . In the Simpsons episode, the passengers hanging onto the side of the train start suffling forward – presumably toward the dining car – when the dinner announcement is made.