“It’s a touchdown for halfback Dan Beerdorf! Duff Dry has won the Duff Bowl!” – Commercial Announcer
“They wanted it more.” – Moe
As we here in America approach one of our most sacred high holy days, the internet responded with a torrent of Simpsons/football related links, references and usage. There’s even one for the Super Bowl’s hapless sibling, the Pro Bowl. In addition to that, we’ve a whole bunch of cool fan made stuff, most of which comes from an awesome Reddit collection of a painter who does Simpsons requests, a funny interview with Shearer, a harmless Zombie Simpsons-Super Bowl promo, and the first Choo-Choose Valentine’s link of the year.
And Now For Something Completley Different……. Vol. 2: Will The Real Mr. Sparkle Please Stand Up? - Smooth Charlie’s Link of the Week is this brief collection of real life Mr. Sparkles, everything from window washers and women’s underwear to arm tattoos. Cool.
I make real life Simpsons paintings for fun and here are few I made last year (including some that were commissions from this subreddit!) - A collection of fan made paintings and similar from Reddit. My favorite is probably #14, the actual Super Nintendo painted to look like Chalmers. The whole collection is fantastic. (Many thanks to reader Jodi for sending this in!)
Harry Shearer: Nixon didn’t like blacks, Jews, communists, the French… - Shearer is the best:
How long has The Simpsons got left? We’ll be on the air until Fox finds another comedy show that can work at 8pm on Sunday – so I’ll say another 55 years. There are people who have voted in several elections who are younger than our show at this point.
Has anyone unexpected said they’re a fan of the show? I don’t talk to presidents or popes so I don’t know. What I find most interesting is if someone asks me to do one of the voices, whether they’re a five-year-old girl or a 70-year-old man, when they see the voice come out of a human body they all get the same look of bewilderment, surprise and delight. It’s really fun to see that.
Guess Who? - The beginnings of a Lisa (or Maggie) cross stitch. And she’s doing one of Chef Bender as well. Don’t forget to post the final results.
The Grammies Apparently Happened Recently - Now this is coverage of music industry self promotion I can get behind:
Legal Disclaimer: Mr. Simpson’s opinions do not reflect those of the producers, who don’t consider the Grammy an award at all
(A late!) Sunday Night Sketchbook 26/01/14 - Scroll halfway down for a cool fan made sketch of Ralph after he grew up to be a caterpillar. (Also, the Iron Giant one is pretty damn cool.)
6) In ‘The Simpsons’, Bart and Lisa would be in their early to mid thirties. Bart would probably be finishing up a five to ten year stint in Springfield State Prison or beginning a career in politics. Lisa would probably have 2 or 3 PhD’s and well on to a Nobel Prize winning career.
Woo Hoo!! - Heh. Nobody better dis your fly girl.
You Choo Choo Choose Me? - If you’re planning on sending out the perfect Wiggum Valentine’s Day card, now you can.
The Simpsons Take A Trip To The Super Bowl With Everyone’s Favorite New Girl - There’s a Super Bowl video with some of the Simpson characters in it. It’s mildly amusing in places, and, more importantly, short. There’s even a joke about football overruns being the only thing that’s keeping FOX a network. I guess admitting that football overruns are the only thing keeping Zombie Simpsons from disappearing completely would’ve been too close to home.
The Year of the Backlog - A post about a daunting number of unwatched famous movies:
I can’t run from the fact that I haven’t seen a lot of very poI can’t run from the fact that I haven’t seen a lot of very popular and culturally significant movies. No wonder, as I spent the majority of my childhood and teenage years either skipping films altogether or watching the same ones over and over again. This offered me nothing more than the ability to recite Aladdin or Home Alone from beginning to end without skipping a beat. This is a valuable skill, no doubt, but it didn’t provide me much in the way of variety or the opportunity to discover new genres that I might have actually enjoyed. Most of my classic film knowledge exists only through reference or parody, and I owe shows like The Simpsons a great deal for keeping me in the loop. I never watched The Shining, but I knew almost word for word and shot for shot the popular lines and scenes from the Stanley Kubrick classic.
Don’t feel bad. Lots of people, myself included, learned about a ton of movies from The Simpsons.
Part 119: Cereal - A blog about being single is missing out on some of life’s great pleasures:
There are all sorts of things that other people do and tell you about – in conversation or in blogs or in newspaper columns or similar – which they appear to find pleasurable, but which you have thus far failed to enjoy. Things such as fellatio, The Simpsons and any film the Coen brothers have ever made. Once or twice a year you try them out – because they do seem to make all the other people happy – although you really should have the courage of your convictions by now.
I can’t speak to blowjobs and award winning black comedies, but as for The Simpsons , give it a try at the start of Season 2 with “Bart Gets an F” and go from there. The world is far too polluted with Zombie Simpsons for any other try to really count.
Super Bowl Sunday is About More Than You Think - A Super Bowl without beer is like a blog post without a .gif of Homer running around an overturned beer truck.
Flashback: Joe Giudice v. Joe Gorga Fight Voiced by Chief Wiggum & Moe – “He’s Bitin’ My Nuts, WTF?!” - This is from a while ago, but I’d never seen it before. It’s Azaria doing voices over one of those fake fights on a reality show. Kinda funny to hear Moe says, repeatedly, “He’s biting my nuts.”
Super Bowl Science: Could A Seahawk Beat A Bronco? And Other Important Nerdy Football Questions - Yet more gimmicky Super Bowl previews, but this one invokes Lisa:
In the words of Lisa Simpson, “what could be more exciting than the savage ballet that is pro football?” Perhaps the science of that savage ballet!
7 TV Joke Products That Became a Reality - The Leftorium and Tomacco make the list.
The Divine Comedy of the Pro Bowl - And finally, I get to end the way I like, with someone who agrees with us in this comparison of the sad state of the Pro Bowl and Zombie Simpsons:
The NFL Pro Bowl’s ill-fated demise is like tuning into a new Sunday night episode of the Simpsons.
It’s easy to recall a time when these showings were once compelling and even entertaining—albeit, during a time when our insight for amusement hinged on pedantic catchphrases and unfulfilled promises. But for the better part of the last two decades, both stagnant spectacles have nose-dived into a Homer Simpson-sized groove.
They’re outdated, overplayed, and they should have been axed ages ago.