Simpsons: Bart vs. Australia
“Then it’s agreed: during the bargaining session, we each get two candy apples…all right, one candy and one caramel.” -Evan Conover, Undersecretary for International Protocol: Brat and Punk Division.
West Wing: Take Out The Trash Day
Donna Moss: What’s take out the trash day?
Josh Lyman: Friday.
Donna Moss: I mean, what is it?
Josh Lyman: Any stories we have to give the press that we’re not wild about, we give all in a lump on Friday.
Donna Moss: Why do you do it in a lump?
Josh Lyman: Instead of one at a time?
Donna Moss: I’d think you’d want to spread them out.
Josh Lyman: They’ve got X column inches to fill, right? They’re going to fill them no matter what.
Donna Moss: Yes.
Donna Moss: So if we give them one story, that story’s X column inches.
Josh Lyman: And if we give them five stories…
Josh Lyman: They’re a fifth the size.
Donna Moss: Why do you do it on Friday?
Josh Lyman: Because no one reads the paper on Saturday.
Donna Moss: You guys are real populists, aren’t you?