Linguist Heidi Harley has compiled her fourth annual Simpsons linguistic joke collection, "Beyond Beyond Beyond 'Beyond Embiggens and Cromulent.'" To borrow a phrase, it's a treasure-trove of culture and multi-culture!
Naturally, I love this citation:
Homer has drunk Moe's 'forget-me-not' drink, and has 24-hour amnesia. He's visiting the Memory Recovery Institute ("We do not do MRIs"), where Professor Frink is welcoming him.
Professor Frink: Mr. Simpson, I have built a device that will enable you to explore your memories. The science was easy, but now I've got the hard part -- coming up with the name!
Homer: How about the "Dejà-ViewMaster"?
Homer: "Remembrance of Things Fast"?
Homer: "The Rememberererer"?
Frink: We don't need to come up with the name now.
And also this one:
Category: Novel derivational morphology
Homer builds a rollercoaster and names it the "Zoominator".
The post includes links to Heidi's three previous roundups. And here's a link to my own June 2007 post about fictitious brand names in The Simpsons. I'm working on a sequel!
¹Haplology (the loss of one of two identical or similar syllables in a word). IANAL (I Am Not A Linguist--and also "I Anal"), but I thought "Remembererer" was an example of reduplication.