“Homer, I want you to look at this drawing Bart did.” – Marge Simpson
“Oh, it’s beautiful! Oh, let’s put Bart’s beautiful drawing up on the fridge-” – Homer Simpson
“Homer, stop! Would you please look at the drawing?” – Marge Simpson
“Oh, alright . . . Ahh! Burn it! Send it to hell!” – Homer Simpson
“I think we’re going to have to get Bart some help.” – Marge Simpson
“Get it away.” – Homer Simpson
Very short Reading Digest this week as pretty much everything tagged “Simpsons” on the internet was linked to FOX’s big marketing push for the new season, which is now a terrifyingly close nine days away. I did pluck one link from the publicity spew, but it’s just Jean saying things you’ve seen him say before. Other than that we do have some excellent fan art, Korean rock stars getting in on the fashionable clothing thing, world record tattoos, and a well thought out top 25 list.
Simpsons season 27: Al Jean talks Homer and Marge’s separation, and more: Interview – Jean doing a publicity interview for the new season. No real news here, he’s just pimping this year’s version of zany stuff with lots of celebrity guest voices.
Man with over 200 tattoos of The Simpsons characters confirmed as record holder – Well done, sir (though how you get a total number out of that impressive scene is beyond me).
Why Labor leader Bill Shorten is posing with a mysterious green rod – The inanimate carbon rod takes Australia by storm. (via @DailySimpsons)
Happy birthday to The Prophet of Love, Larry, I mean, Barry White – Great YouTube here, including Simpsons clips.
A Fonz Gift Set: Embroidery & Painting – Great inscription usage on the bottom of the painting.
Creating My List of Top 25 Simpsons Episodes – This is why I don’t do lists. It’s too stressful:
I will certainly be on there again tomorrow as even now I am feeling guilty about episodes currently not on the list and doubting whether I have got this right. There could definitely be some last minute changes.
My Top 25 Simpsons Episodes – And the results. “Lemon of Troy” is an unusual but very worthy #1, and “Lisa’s First Word” at #2 is pretty good as well.
WIP Wednesday: Simpsons Couch #3 – Outline completed, and the beginnings of color.
S02 E21 – Three Men and a Comic Book – Glick is dead-on:
He goes and starts working for her, doing all sorts of terrible manual labor while Mrs. Glick watches soap operas, and just generally acts like every super old lady I’ve ever met in my life. Mrs. Glick was hilarious. To the old candy and the creepy décor, everything about her was perfect. I also laughed my ass off when she was watching the soap opera and said “Filthy…but genuinely arousing.”
S02 E22 – Blood Feud – It is nice to just hang out with the old ones:
Season finale! Already through 2 seasons, and man do I have to say that I’m loving this show again. I’d really forgotten how great it was, and just focused on how bad it got. And now I’m remembering why I was obsessed with this show growing up. It’s so hilarious, and manages to mix in just the perfect amount of humor that really makes for a perfect series. Although I have to admit, as much as I’m loving these classic episodes, I’m starting to dread when I get to the seasons that made me quit. I’ve been trying to figure out exactly where I fell off, and I’m not quite positive, but man this blog may change when I get there. Instead of a lovefest for an amazing show, it may become the bitter ramblings of a crazy person, before I fall into self-imposed Stockholm Syndrome.
S03 E01 – Stark Raving Dad – Remember when they knew how to use big name celebrities well?
S03 E02 – Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington – There’s nothing Homer wouldn’t do for that magazine.
Mr. Lisa Goes To Washington – Dueling reviews of twenty-four year old episodes!
STAYREAL ~ Simpsons ft. Jung Yonghwa – High fashion Simpsons clothing now comes with Korean boy bands.
New trending GIF tagged the simpsons alone bart… – He’s becoming isolated and weird.