In the 30 years that The Simpsons has been on TV, I’ve only seen a handful of episodes. I can’t really say that I do or don’t like it, I guess there’s always been something else on during that time slot that I’d rather watch. The episodes I’ve seen were pretty funny, but it’s not something I’d go out of my way to watch. Nowadays, with some of the older episodes on one or more of the streaming services, I would think that, if I wanted to, I could binge-watch all of them. I just don’t see the appeal of watching all the episodes of a show in one sitting, The Simpsons or anything else.
(Same goes for South Park, except that with South Park I feel like I should enjoy it more. Indeed, the episodes I’ve seen of that show have been hilarious. Just not hilarious enough to warrant watching the show on a regular basis, let alone binge-watching it.)
The guy who voices Homer Simpson, Dan Castellaneta, grew up in Chicago, like I did, around the same time I was growing up there (he’s about a year and a half younger). Dan also voices Krusty the Clown and makes him sound like Bob Bell, the WGN announcer that used to spend his lunch hour playing Bozo on Bozo’s Circus.
That’s a full episode of Bozo from 1968, when I was 12. I’m sure I watched it, but don’t remember. If I did, I know my brothers did, and so probably did Dan Castellaneta.
Homer Simpson is known for his love of Duff Beer and donuts (which are supposed to be spelled doughnuts) and for his use of the interjection “d’oh!” when he’s surprised or upset. I knew that without even watching the show…
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I remember when the airlines put a mini-pack of Winstons on your tray with dinner. Now, they don’t even give you dinner.