Any Simpsons fan knows that Lenny’s cry of “DENTAL PLAN!” will be swiftly followed by Marge’s reasoned plea that “Lisa needs braces.” They know this because the loop is played over and over again in the show’s season four episode “Last Exit to Springfield.” In the episode, Homer faces a quandary: If he and his colleagues give up their dental plan, they can have a keg of beer at their meetings. It takes these two voices, echoing endlessly, to help him realize this is a bad idea.
Another bad idea? The Australian TV station Eleven—which is home to a host of shows, which include The Simpsons, Futurama, and How I Met Your Mother—playing this clip on a loop for nearly four hours straight. Recently, the station posted the loop via Facebook Live video with the caption, “Just ‘Lisa needs braces’ on loop. How long can you last?”
Not too long, unsurprisingly, though a few commenters apparently tuned in for over two hours. Regardless, the post has scored more than 13,000 reactions, 8,500 comments, and 3,000 shares by people who no longer have any Facebook friends.
“Good/bad news,” the account said in a comment. “Due to Facebook’s restrictions, we will have to stop the stream soon. Trust us, we’d run this literally forever if we could.”