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The PTA has disbanded!

 
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Hans Blix



Joined: 31 Mar 2005

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:50 am    Post subject: The PTA has disbanded! Reply with quote

now that i'm in the teaching biz, would some kind american or otherwise please let me know the significance of this famous (simpsons for one) quote? does it involve 'on the waterfront' or at least marlon brando?
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pet lover



Joined: 02 Jan 2004
Location: not in Seoul

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PTA = Parent Teacher Association
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No s__t, Sherlock.

Hans wants to know the significance of the phrase- why it's a 'quotable quote' and where it comes from.
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pet lover



Joined: 02 Jan 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bulsajo, what a sweetie you are! Rolling Eyes I didn't know that every country had a PTA that meant the same thing....I apologize for my ignorance.
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No need to apologize to me (though Hans might be offended that you apparently mistook him for a moron). Razz
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Hans Blix



Joined: 31 Mar 2005

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hans is pretty forgiving...

no luck on their website and google just gives me simpsons scripts. americans! those with knowledge of america! enlighten me on this episode of her history.
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meagicano



Joined: 02 Jan 2005

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.snpp.com/episodes/2F19.html

I remember the episode... have no idea if it's referring to anything in particular. Starts off with all this stuff about budget problems, the teachers end up going on strike, then the PTA has an emergency meeting (where some random guy yells "the PTA has disbanded!" and jumps through the window before being reassured and coming back) and the members of the PTA end up replacing the teachers.
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Hans Blix



Joined: 31 Mar 2005

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, saw the same one, and am if anything a little too familiar with it. but i'm sure i've heard the same thing said on other shows or movies or books or something. without getting too far into the technicalities of humour, having an anonymous character jump out of the window just because the pta disbanded probably wouldn't work unless this had come close to happening before. eg 'oh my god! the miscelaneous workers' union/the red cross/the freemasons have disbanded! argg!, etc.'

apologies to non-simpsons fanatics
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