Friday, September 10, 2010

Homer Simpson: I think we can trust Fidel Castro

The Trouble with Trillions

Cuba's economic model, according to a 1998 episode of The Simpsons:

Castro: Comrads, our nation is completely bankrupt! We have no choice but to abandon communism!
All: [sighs]
Castro: I know, I know, I know... but we all knew from day one this mumbo jumbo wouldn't fly! I'll call Washington and tell them they won.
Man: But presidente, America tried to kill you!
Castro: Ah, they're not so bad. They even named a street after me in San Francisco!
One of Castro's workers tells him some men with a trillion dollar bill are here to see him.

Mr. Burns: Oh, so the island's not for sale, eh? Well, will you at least
permit us to live in your socialist paradise?
Castro: You talking about Cuba?

Mr. Burns: All we ask is preferential treatment because of my fabulous wealth!
[Burns holds the trillion dollar bill up.]
Castro: May I see?
Mr. Burns: Ho ho ho, see with your eyes, not with your hands!
Castro: Please, we are all amigos here!

Homer: Mr. Burns.. I think we can trust the president of Cuba..
Mr. Burns: [hands it to Castro, and waits a couple of seconds.] Now, give it back...
Castro: Give what back?
Mr. Burns: D'ohh...

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