Hello hello hello….
Or should I just say whoa over and over to be topical? So, I was just goofing on the ultraweb and found some Simpsons news I thought might interest y’all. I’ll be the first to admit everyone is capable of typing those words into Oogle and finding the same info but one of the bennys of writing for a Simpsons blog is having a reason to always check and also to share.
Like the title says, nothing really breaking in the Simpsons world unless you account for some anticipation and expectations for the upcoming Simpsons Lego episode on May 4th. I promised myself I wouldn’t write another Lego post though so let’s veer away from the topic and see what my fuzzy fingers found.
First up, just a neat and short article announcing that Simpsons writer Joel H. Cohen was chosen to be the guest speaker at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce’s Entrepreneur of the Year Dinner. Joel Cohen is the guy you can thank or blame for Witch Marge, the puking frog and most recently, the USS Tom Clancy. He’s written some great episodes and also has a Bachelor’s in Science and left corporate America to write comedy. Cool stuff. My favorite of his is “Brawl in the Family”, S13:E7. Homer and Ned get Vegas wives and there’s a great family fight over Monopoly. One of the choices was Star Wars Monopoly and had Chewbacca on the box… awesome. Bart uses Lego pieces to cheat at Monopoly, promise about Legos broken. Good episode, interesting article, moving on.
The next article has to do with the “War of Art” episode and appeared in one of my local papers. Just a little rag called the Los Angeles Times. If you were wondering if the recent episode was more than just some jokes about art and guinea pigs, the answer is yes, It’s actually moderately topical and I plan on discussing this episode in my Humanities class this week. I”m a glutton for talking about my favorite show and every week the professor asks if we did anything having to do with art. Now if only my new t-shirts would arrive.
The last article is just some neat info about how the Simpsons came up with the Mapple Universe.
I love it when another writer covers a good topic so well. The last mention of Mapple was in Season 25, Episode 2: “Four Regrettings and a Funeral”. This episode is better known for coming on the heels of Marcia Wallace’s death and also for the show blasting FOX news once again but due to Homer’s regret over selling Apple stock for a bowling ball, there are quite a few references. I loved this little scene in the episode towards the end.
Nuff said. They created the Mapple universe to poke fun at them and then referenced them by their actual name and are quite possibly done. Well that sums up this little round of Simpsons news. Y’all keep on tapa-tapa-tapping in the free world. TTFN… Wookiee out!