No Fuss, No Muss: Neapolitan Ice Cream

Homer: Mmm, chocolate. D-ohhh! Marge, we need some more vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream.
Marge: I’ll get some at the store tomorrow, Homer.
Homer: Mmm, chocolate.
Radio Bart (The Simpsons Season 3 – Episode 13)

Neapolitan Screenshot 1

Neapolitan Screenshot 2

Why does Homer ask Marge to buy Neapolitan ice cream if he only eats the chocolate? Wouldn’t it just make more sense to buy only chocolate ice cream? Or perhaps, as usual, I am over thinking these things.

What I love the most about this joke is that apparently eating only the chocolate portion of the Neapolitan ice cream is something that runs in the family:

Neapolitan Screenshot 3

I’ve utilized Neapolitan ice cream when making the Duff Gardens Beer Smoothie and Frosty Chocolate Milkshakes. That stuff really comes in handy. Now let’s forget all our troubles with a big bowl of chocolate ice cream!

Neapolitan Ice Cream


Cromulence: 8 Señor Beaverattis out of 10

No Fuss, No Muss Neapolitan Ice Cream From: Radio Bart (The Simpsons Season 3 – Episode 13) / Bart Gets an Elephant (The Simpsons Season 5 – Episode 17)

  1. When I was a kid–which was the last time I tasted Neapolitan ice cream, and which might have been not that long after this episode first aired–the chocolate in said ice cream tasted noticeably worse than actual chocolate ice cream, making this an insanely poor strategy. Maybe in the more advanced nation of “America,” this was not a problem at the time.

    1. I completely agree. If you’re in the mood for all three ice creams then Neapolitan is an acceptable choice. But chocolate (or vanilla or strawberry) ice cream on it’s own is by far the superior product.

Leave a Reply