Hugo Gorilla I'm glad they added a backstory for her. My slash fan fiction of Crazy Cat Lady and Principal Skinner's mom has finally been justified by this canon entry.
cognitivedissonance All punchline characters must now have a backstory, and they must all be portrayed by Tess MacNeille, because she has photos of James L. Brooks blowing himself on top of a pile of money and the reciepts for white slaves.
Xenocide I saw this episode only recently. It was possibly the meanest Simpsons episode. The whole joke is to show old footage of all the adults as children, then contrast that with how they're now beaten-down failures whose dreams have been shattered. Hilarious!