Mayor Quimby: Once again we celebrate Springfield’s most beloved event. For each year, on the third Tuesday of May sweeps we witness the return of the stinging red jellyfish.
Lisa: What a sight. It happens every year like the swallows returning to Capistrano.
Bart: Or the Fox network getting a new president.
Ralph: I made a new friend. [Gets stung] I’m going to Africa to see lions and giraffes and monkeys and Santa and gorillas and…
Dr. Hibbert’s Daughter: Daddy, why is everyone so happy the jellyfish are back?
Dr. Hibbert: Well, in the old days, people thought jellyfish venom had curative properties. Now we know it just makes things a lot worse.
Dr. Hibbert’s Son: Like laser eye surgery?
Dr. Hibbert: Exactly
– A Star Is Born Again (The Simpsons Season 14 – Episode 13)
I wish deadly stinging red jellyfish would return to my neighborhood every year. Sadly I will have to observe this holiday purely in spirit since the world hasn’t been overrun by jellyfish…yet. At least I still have the Hobo Oscars to look forward to.