Word Chain - The Simpsons

Guess these answers from "The Simpsons". Each answer is a single word, and the last letter of one answer is the first letter of the next.
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Last updated: December 6, 2019
First submittedDecember 6, 2017
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Hint
Answer
Opposite of "woo-hoo"
D'oh
Husband of Marge
Homer
Least intelligent classmate of Lisa
Ralph
First name of Mr. Moleman
Hans
"Eat my ______"
Shorts
Mr. Burns's assistant
Smithers
Itchy's victim
Scratchy
Cletus the slack-jawed _____
Yokel
Carl's best friend
Lenny
Color of the Simpsons' skin
Yellow
Springfield's police chief
Wiggum
What put Ogdenville and
North Haverbrook on the map
Monorail
Sibling of Bart and Maggie
Lisa
Hint
Answer
Kang or Kodos, for example
Alien
Bully who says "Ha-Ha"
Nelson
Type of power plant Homer works for
Nuclear
Lovejoy's title
Reverend
Homer sold his soul for this tasty treat
Donut
Halloween special: ______ of Horror
Treehouse
First name of Ms. Krabappel
Edna
Radioactive Man's catchphrase: "Up and ____"
Atom
Tavern owner
Moe
Bart won this type of animal in a radio contest
Elephant
Sherri's twin sister
Terri
Real-life state whose capital is Springfield
Illinois
You don't win friends with this
vegetarian dish
Salad
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Level 70
Dec 6, 2017
Can you accept "Doughnut" please. That's the fairly common way of spelling it.

Also, the Radioactive man catch phrase, was it not "Up and at them"? The idea being it would be said in the shortened form, 'Up and at 'em' and thus it would sound like, "Up and atom".

I have vague memories of an episode where Rainier Wolfcastle struggled with it and kept saying "Up and at them". Happy to be corrected if I'm wrong.

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Level 83
Dec 6, 2017
Here's how it's transcribed at The Simpsons Archive: "Coach: Up and atom!

Rainier: Up and at them!

Coach: Up and atom!

Rainier: Up and at them!

Coach: [annoyed] Up and atom!

Rainier: [louder] Up and at them!

Coach: [covers his eyes] Better."

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Level 70
Dec 6, 2017
Ahhh, i was half right. I stand corrected though.
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Level 63
Dec 30, 2021
Up and at 'em, Atom Ant
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Level 78
Dec 7, 2017
"In episode 2F09, when Itchy plays Scratchy's skeleton like a xylophone, he strikes the same rib in succession, yet he produces two clearly different tones. I mean, what are we to believe, that this is a magic xylophone, or something? Ha ha, boy, I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder."
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Level 66
Mar 19, 2018
A wizard did it
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Level 11
Mar 27, 2018
nerd
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Level 54
Dec 2, 2021
“I’ll field that one. Let me ask you a question. Why would a grown man whose shirt says ‘Genius at Work’ spend all his time watching a children’s cartoon show?"
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Level 61
Mar 16, 2018
I'll second the request for the inclusion of doughnut. I had the first and last letters and was confused when it wasn't the answer. Took me a minute to think of "donut", (which I always imagine should be pronounced as 'doo nut' when I see it.) doughnut should be a perfectly cromulent, accepted answer to the question.
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Level ∞
Mar 16, 2018
Doughnut will work now
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Level 75
Dec 7, 2017
"You don't win friends with sal-ad! You don't win friends with sal-ad!" One of Bart's best lines ever. And the conga line with Homer. This memory makes my day
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Level 74
Dec 11, 2017
I think 'nucular' should be accepted
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Level 71
Dec 14, 2017
Absolutely! Nucular, it‘s pronounced NOO-kyuh-luhr, nucular!👌🏼
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Level 90
Mar 8, 2018
No. Just no. Nuclear, as in relating to the Nucleus of an atom. Just because you and others mispronounce the word, doesn't mean you're right.
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Level 88
Mar 13, 2018
I highly suggest that if you aren't a big Simpsons fan that you don't reply to comments on Simpsons quizzes, as they are full of jokes from the show. That being said, noo-kyoo-luhr is a perfectly cromulent pronunciation.
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Level ∞
Mar 16, 2018
Nucular will work now
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Level 72
Mar 19, 2018
Findlay- Nope, it's pronounced nucular.

Nucular.

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Level 86
Mar 19, 2018
Plattitude, are you saying Gassu69 fails English? That's un-possible!
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Level 67
Mar 22, 2018
Plattitude with a major swing and a miss here. Not a great look.
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Level 90
Aug 16, 2020
Ha, I think I had forgotten what quiz I was commenting on :) I regularly teach Nuclear Science to teenage groups, and one of the first rules of the class is that if they say 'nucular' they will have to memorize the periodic table to pass the class. Only one kid has mispronounced it after that warning, because he already had it memorized, and he did it constantly. Micah, if you're out there, I still hate you.
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Level 67
Dec 30, 2021
Alternatively, you could open your mind a bit and consider the effect of linguistic prescriptivism in education. Judging people lesser for their speech, and gatekeeping education based on dialect markers, has a long history, and it's not a good one.

See Merriam-Webster's FAQ on nuclear.

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Level 90
Jan 14, 2022
I could, and in general I'm very open to linguistic shifts. However, when working with teenagers in this scientific field, there are some very tangible reasons to be hard nosed about this pronunciation. Kicking off the class talking about the correct pronunciation does a few things for me including defining the scope of the subject, establishing a level of precision and nuance, and setting the tone for a TON of other linguistic and etymological conversations we'll have throughout the course.

There was a study I came across a few years ago that looked at people's opinions on nuclear power. It found a statistically significant correlation (I don't recall the exact figures) that people who pronounced it 'nucular' were more likely to be opposed to nuclear power plants, and people who pronounced it 'nuclear' were more likely to be comfortable with them.

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Level 34
Sep 29, 2021
Or just spell it right?
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Level 69
Dec 30, 2021
After all this explanation how nucular is an in-joke…
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Level 67
Mar 19, 2018
Related tidbit: I harbor a long-standing annoyance for the pronunciation of "cavalry" as "calvary".
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Level 90
Aug 16, 2020
Amen. Also excetra.
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Level 71
Mar 19, 2018
Don't blame me, I voted for this quiz!
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Level 58
Mar 20, 2018
*whip crack*
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Level 51
Mar 20, 2018
Please accept "Rigelian" or "Rigelians" for Kang and Kodos.
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Level 69
Aug 31, 2019
Except Rigelian doesn't begin with A...
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Level 65
Mar 22, 2018
"No. Just no. Nuclear, as in relating to the Nucleus of an atom. Just because you and others mispronounce the word, doesn't mean you're right"

Quite possibly my favourite comment on any post ever!!!!

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Level 67
Mar 22, 2018
Welcome back to Moleman in the Morning. Good Moleman to you. Today, Part Four of our series on the unimaginable pain in which I live every daaaay.
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Level 54
Mar 27, 2018
Cleeetusssssss the slack jawed yokelllllllllllll
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Level 73
Dec 30, 2021
Some folks'll never lose a toe, but then again some folk'll.
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Level 34
Sep 5, 2018
Radioactive Man's catchphrase can also be spelt 'up and at'em!', please allow this version as well
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Level 85
Apr 15, 2019
Could you accept Chief Wiggum and Clancy Wiggum? I tried both and couldn't figure out why it wasn't working.
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Level 69
Aug 31, 2019
Chief and Clancy don't begin with W...
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Level 85
Jul 10, 2020
True. I guessed Wiggum right off the bat this time, so obviously not a big deal.
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Level 58
Feb 2, 2021
I am upset that monorail is the least-guessed answer.
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Level 73
Dec 30, 2021
Sorry, Mom, the mob has spoken.
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Level 67
Dec 30, 2021
That's because there ain't no monorail, and there never was.
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Level 67
May 13, 2021
Excellent.
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Level 44
Dec 31, 2021
Fun quiz :) Full marks as well haha!
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Level 16
Dec 31, 2021
Its a ring toss game