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"Oh boy, sleep! That's where I'm a viking!"

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Poll: "Oh boy, sleep! That's where I'm a viking!" (82 member(s) have cast votes)

When Ralph Wiggum says this in [3F03] Lisa the Vegetarian, does he mean...

  1. he is a champion at sleeping, it is something he excels in (20 votes [24.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.39%

  2. in his sleep, he dreams of being an actual viking (62 votes [75.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 75.61%

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#136 Klatrymadon



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Posted 03 May 2010 - 06:37 AM

Ralph, Ralph will tear us apart again.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:59 AM

Also: Fire, Savage, A.


I do plan on describing myself as being a Viking of various activities occasionally from now on.

Then we've already won. ;)
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 09:04 AM

Fire, Colossus, B.


Ralph could never put together such an awesome metaphor but without people like Ice/Savage/A, we would never see it this way and have this wonderful new metaphor even though their analysis is wrong. Everyone wins!
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 09:07 AM

Ice, Savage, A
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 09:48 AM

Fire, Savage, B
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:24 AM

I have never heard anybody use "I'm a viking" as a way of saying "I'm good at something" and I never would have interpreted Ralph's statement that way.
The idea that he dreamed of being a viking always seemed incredibly obvious.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:35 AM

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While the Simpsons writers no doubt meant it as option B, it is now the duty of everyone breathing to use option A so often that it gets entered into the lexicon of the English language.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:21 PM

It seems that, so far, option a goes hand in hand with savage. It stands to reason, therefore, that a man on team savage is a fool.

I'm Savage - B :(
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:23 PM

I brought this up to my boyfriend and he always thought it was option A. Our friend Miguel, however, agrees with me that it is option B.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:30 PM

I've pondered on this query for ages, and hence my affirmation is one regarding punctuation, grammar, intelligence quotient, mental health, and possibly hygiene. The present options are simplified as alpha and beta, whereas I provided a theoretical gamma, which incorporates elements of alpha and beta, without actualizing what they really are, which makes them in essence neither. Therefore, while gamma is a distinction of runes, it could hypothetically be a proverbial omega in this debate.

Consider exhibit A: "Oh boy, sleep! That's where I'm a viking!" Certainly a supposed script says as much literally, and the spoken dialog perhaps confirms this. However, what certain sheep are not contemplating is the inexplicable intricacies that are laden into The Simpsons, and they aren't dissecting it's nuances and layers of meaning. Surely, while the incredibly clever writers punctuated it and fed it to Cartwright in such a blunt fashion, they meant something entirely different.

I then present exhibit B: "Oh, boy sleep. That's where I am. A viking." It's fairly obvious even to the most dimwitted simpleton that this would be the intended punctuation of this sentence, regardless of its actual appearance and performance. Ralph may be portrayed as something of an oaf or dimwit, but clearly the writers intend him to be a channel into the divine; an oracle of the ages whose musings transcend time. Firstly, he refers to his dormant male desires, which he must suppress to elude the scrutiny of his peers and maintain his elaborate guise. He then affirms that his location is not one of explicit coordinates, but of thoughts and ideas. He is in a state of constant denial in order to maintain a bridge to the supernatural and all of its inherent, extraordinary powers. In essence, with these four words, he is saying that this is where he has been, this is where he is now, and this is where he forever shall be lest his existence become null and devoid of meaning. The last line may seem something of an incomplete sentence, but that leads us to:

Exhibit C: The nature of vikings. A viking is such a profound figure that he does not warrant verbosity or long-windedness, especially in the context with which Ralph articulates, which is a fair deal more abstruse than any endeavor I could personally achieve. What is particularly referenced is the versatile nature of a viking, which is akin to the type of hindering godliness that only Ralph could comprehend. This particular viking is more of a metaphor for his life and circumstances. His youth has been plundered; his inner self explored for the objective of grasping at the apple. The viking represents the struggles of man to be one with his primal side or to embrace intellect. This eternal struggle leads to a complete state of despair and longing for his childhood which long ago met its demise. This is further exemplified in the anagram for all his words being, "Highly wish it a spook; bereavement," which is way too obviously the intent of the writers. He laments the cruel nature of the "real" world that surrounds him, fully pining for a world of exquisite fantasy over that which truly exists. It is then signified that this quandary leads him to simply mourning that which he cannot comprehend. He then lays his head down to ponder all of eternity.

This all makes so much sense given what we know of Ralph, the writers of the Simpsons, and even life itself. To deny this would be foolish.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 03:54 PM

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 03:09 PM

The author of this meme interprets Ralph as dreaming of being a viking.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 03:40 PM

Gradius II! That's where I'm a viking!

(B, obviously. Well, I dunno. Could you contextualise this quote? Are the other characters talking about things they excel at?)

Lords of Thunder! That's where I'm a viking!

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