This doesn’t really have anything to do with the Simpsons Movie but the bridge has been built so alas, I will walk across. For those of you in the Boston area, be sure to stop by The Museum of Fine Arts for the Hopper exhibit (click for comparison). You will absolutely not see this picture to the left but when you do encounter the original in this iconic but rather serious collection, do try to contain your laughter. There still wondering about me at the MFA!
**WARNING: And while you’re laughing your head off at the movie, green-leaning T&P readers should be prepared to laugh at yourselves too. Keep in mind that Groening’s parodies of sacred cows, usually end up making just the opposite point.
And remember, Al’s daughter Kristen used to write for Groening’s Futurama show where Al voiced his own character and did a great job of laughing at himself. I trust it’ll be okay. And if you are a fan, understand (fascinating spoilers galore) you’ll enjoy knowing that Albert Brooks and Green Day make cameo appearances but the Erin Brockovich and Minnie Driver segments were cut. bummer. Maybe outakes’ll surface someday.
I have a fun little goody for you from Vanity Fair which includes a Q&A from Conan O’Brien (former Simpsons writer) and their unscientific listing of the top 10 episodes ever. See if you agree or you’d like to nominate another like, oh, “Boy Scouts in the Hood”, let us know.
I was rootin’ for them.
Didn’t Marge feed Blinky to Mr. Burns?
You’re right! It was in an episode named Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish. I guess the Blinky who made an appearance in Futurama is a similarly mutated descendant or the ghost of Blinky hell-bent on revenge.