“Say the line, Bart!”

From: The Simpsons

Genre: Cartoons, Television

Who said it?: Milhouse Van Houten

The story behind the quote:¬†This week’s quote comes from one of the episodes of The Simpsons. As one of the longest running shows ever (and since I’ve already used a lot of Simpsons quotes in the past), this show needs no introduction anymore.

The quote comes from the 5th season episode entitled “Bart Gets Famous.” In the episode, Bart Simpson accidentally becomes super famous due to a mishap he caused during the Krusty the Klown show, leading him to becoming known for saying “I didn’t do it.” At first, Bart enjoyed his newfound fame but starts to get tired of it as he becomes pigeonholed for only saying the line, despite trying new things. During this time, the entire class stops, with everyone staring at Bart. Bart then just wants to keep the lesson going, leading to Milhouse to goad Bart into saying his catchphrase with the quote.

Geek wisdom: There will be a time when you can feel stuck in a rut and want to expand your horizons but you might be afraid of change. That’s totally normal and the best way to get over that fear is to actually try something new.