It's a Subtle Joke If You're Me
The other thing I wanted to mention, to my great chagrin, is that I have set a new personal record for denseness in the face of humor. Although I have long recognized the Simpsons' tendency to make Baby Boomer types of jokes (like making Marge's maiden name be Bouvier, just like Jackie O), it was literally only a week ago that I realized that Bart's best friend is Milhouse because it was Nixon's middle name. Which means I finally got the joke fifteen years after it was launched. On the one hand, I feel stupid, but on the other hand, I appreciate the Simpsons all the more now.
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