Mr. Burns Always Answers The Phone By Saying, "Hoy Hoy!
Simpsons Subtle Allusions
Mr. Burns always answers the phone by saying, "Hoy Hoy!"
This is the word that Alexander Graham Bell suggested that we all say when we answer the phone. Bell resented Thomas Edison, who popularized the use of "Hello."
Smithers: [chuckles] Perfect. When I give the signal, you transfer the call to Mr.
Burns. After she tears into him I'll rush in and save the day....
Alexander Graham Bell was a 'phoney!
Burns: Ahoy-hoy? Homer: [speaking through a kazoo] Hello, Mr.
Burns. This is the kidnapper. Do you miss your son?...
Mr. Watson, come here, I want you. -- Alexander Graham Bell
Homer: Would you like me to shred those environmental reports for you, sir?
Burns: Already taken care of. [shreds the reports and throw them out the window] Bu...
When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
-- Alexander Graham Bell...
Taco Bell: The Mexican phone company.
Foreman: [in Japanese] Hello? Homer: Yes. This is Homer Simpson from America.
Who may I say is speaking to me? Forema...
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Alexander Graham Bell, american invento...