Here's an awesome anecdote from one of the writers of The Simpsons, Matt Selman, in which he wreaks conversational revenge against a snobby guy who asserts he doesn't watch TV (on Time's nerdworld blog).
We love it because
a) We love The Simpsons.
b) We love Thomas Pynchon.
c) We love the idea of deflating a pompous academic gasbag.