"They go to an all-night emergency waiting room run by Dr. Nick, they ask Smithers if they can go ahead of him. He replies, "Uh no, I'd really rather get this taken care of." He's standing up, while everyone else is sitting which I believe to be a very subtle reference to the legendary problem gay men supposedly come to emergency rooms with, namely having a foreign object in his anus he is unable to remove."
That's not a subtle reference, you dolt, it's an anal fixation. And it's not in the show--it's in your head. Via mefi, this site
seeks to explain ostensibly-obscure Simpsons references like Chez Geuvara's and 'Ich bin ein Springfielder.'
Also, here's Lake Superior State University's annual list
(way to make news, LSSU) of Banished Words
. 'My bad': played out since 1998. I was sick of 'my bad' ten years ago, and I just heard a coworker use it the other day. I'm reminded of that Straight Dope
slogan--Fighting Ignorance Since 1973 (It's Taking Longer Than We Thought).