17
Jul
10

Collect the Whole Set!

“Maybe the drawings were a little crude, but all the characters were there: Itchy & Scratchy, Grampa Simpson, and Krusty the Klown.” – Troy McClure

Deviated Septum Krusty Look at this picture of a Krusty stuffed animal (it’s the same one I put on our half assed Twitter feed yesterday).  That has to be among the worst deviated septums in the history of stuffed animals.  His nose is above his eyes!  And let’s be clear, the people in charge of merchandising for FOX can’t blame this on shoddy manufacturing at whatever third world factory slapped this thing together for them.  The mouth and the eye pieces are just way out of proportion to the size of the head.  This is a design problem, an extremely lazy one that someone in a nice office didn’t care enough to fix.

 

Original Krusty That it bears more than a passing resemblance to the intentionally crude Krusty from the “138th Episode Spectacular” is surely coincidental, though no less damning for being so.  I doubt that the people who make this type of stuff even watch the show, much less that they’d either a) be clever enough or b) care enough to have made the connection.  But it can’t be denied.  What was once an exaggerated joke about the show’s cheap beginning has become a sad, polyester reality in its twilight.

Merchandise of this exceeding quality (Krusty: Now with Forehead Nose!) accounts for the vast majority of Simpsons related revenue and profit, and is the main reason Zombie Simpsons continues to exist.


8 Responses to “Collect the Whole Set!”


  1. 1 Derp
    17 July 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Absolutely beautiful comparison.

  2. 2 Djyellow
    17 July 2010 at 4:10 pm

    I sure hope that scary thing is a bootleg.

  3. 3 Lovejoy Fan
    17 July 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I’m sorry; I can’t take that stuffed toy seriously. The eyes are much too big and the first thing I noticed was his nose (not only is it above his eyes, but it doesn’t even look like a clown’s nose. It might just be the angle of the picture, but that thing doesn’t even look round!). I can’t look at it without laughing because it’s so bad.

    I really hope it’s a bootleg, but unfortunately, it appears to have an “official” tag attached to it. They appear to have actually LICENSED this bloody thing. My God.

  4. 4 Charlie Sweatpants
    17 July 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I’m pretty confident it’s official merchandise. Not only is that official “The Simpsons” tag hanging off the arm (and who would bother to forge that?), but on the leg there’s one of those little tags that probably has washing instructions or something. That sort of thing doesn’t seem too likely on knockoff merchandise.

  5. 17 July 2010 at 11:07 pm

    That’s dancing Pete! He dances for Quarters! :P

  6. 7 P. Piggly Hogswine
    18 July 2010 at 12:34 am

    “All of these things are fine, now I am off to Wimbledon!”

    Seriously, what a complete load of balls that thing is.


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