Reading Digest: Movie Tie-In Edition

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“Let’s all go to the lobby, let’s all go to the lobby.  Let’s all go to the lobby, get ourselves some snacks!” – C.M. Burns

We’ve got a few links to various movies this week and, as a special bonus, not a single one of them mentions the Oscars.  There’s a list of what some of Troy McClure’s movies could’ve been, some excellent YouTube of various snack videos and parodies, and even some excellent usage in a movie review.  There’s also a return appearance by Marge’s stupid Playboy cover, a rather excellent gambling story about Sam Simon, and one hell of an awesome looking donut cake. 


Simon says, ‘Woo hoo!’ to Las Vegas, charity – A newspaper fluff piece on Sam Simon that includes the story of what has to be the most expensive grilled cheese sandwich in history. 

Visit Cedar Rapids for the Jokes (But Don’t Expect Much More.) – Excellent usage (movie review). 

Hughes the man – Excellent usage (soccer article). 

25 of Playboy’s Worst Cover Models – Marge checks in at #9, but is also used as the headline image.  Guh, I knew this desperate publicity ploy would be with us forever (via Springfield Springfield’s Twitter feed). 

Conan O’Brien: ‘The Simpsons Could go For Another 100 Years’ – Jebus, let’s hope not. 

Celebrating Australia Day – More horizontally reversed, non-English Simpsons on YouTube. 

11 Best Titles Of Troy McClure Movies From The Simpsons – Just what it says.  As the intro makes clear, there are just way too many to choose from here.  (Thanks to Galileo from In 10 Words for the tip.)

Let’s All Go To The Lobby! – A bunch of videos of the famous singing movie foods, including the original.  Sadly the Simpsons video is from a movie tie in, not “Burns’ Heir”, but it was one of the better movie promo things they did.  For my money though, the original is the funniest of the bunch.  I love how they openly refer to the popcorn as “Butter Drenched”, and the disembodied head of the little boy eye humping the naked, suicidal hotdog at about the 2:00 minute mark is a piece of unintentional comedy gold. 

Bigfoot Meets the Simpsons – A list of the times Bigfoot showed up on the show.  There is one mention of Zombie Simpsons, but it’s cancelled out by the inclusion of “Spanish Fry” from Futurama.

The Best Fictional Beer Brands on TV – These aren’t in any particular order, and the Simpsons YouTube says “removed by the user”, but there are a lot of things on here besides Duff and there are lots of video clips (via Springfield Springfield’s Twitter feed).

Jack LaLanne…In 10 Words – I forgot LaLanne did a guest voice.  There are a lot of Season 10 episodes I haven’t seen in a long time. 

The Jack LaLanne Power Juicer…In 10 Words – “Gotta get a juicer, gotta drink juice, lose weight, won’t get chest pains from answering the phone anymore.”

Stupid Sexy Spiderman… – Spiderman really does looks like Flanders here. 

The Simpsons Donut Cake – Transcendent. 

Me in 5 years – Hey, speaking of donuts, it’s an animated .gif of Homer’s favorite infernal torment. 

Post A Day 2011 Rewind: Share something that makes you smile – A wonderfully sweet story of intergenerational bonding and medical recuperation through Simpsons. 

High-Speed Homer Simpson/ Jackson Pollock – I’ve linked this video/painting before, but it’s too damned awesome not to link again. 

A Black Day – Shaky cam (though watchable) YouTube of “Here come the pretzels!”. 

The things that blow my mind – Please enjoy this YouTube of about half of the original material in Season 9’s “All Singing, All Dancing”.  I too had no idea “Paint Your Wagon” was a real movie for years after I saw this. 

The Simpsons iPhone Wallpaper – Exactly what it says it is, for those of you with iPhones. 

One of those days, eh? – We have a rare double whammy here, it’s Smooth Charlie’s Link of the Week and a person who agrees with us:

Suicidal Boredom: Only repeats of early seasons of your favorite yellow family can cure it!

Amen.  And click through for a rather awesome drawing that really should be available in poster form.

8 Responses to “Reading Digest: Movie Tie-In Edition”

  1. 28 January 2011 at 11:17 pm

    My friend Steve demands that dying of respiratory failure due to pneumonia should be permanently referred to as “Dying, the Jack LaLanne way!”

    For season 10, “The Old Man & The C Student” wasn’t that bad of an episode. You had the whole Olympic committee bit of Act 1 (“Beautiful Gold, So-So Silver, and Shameful Bronze” is the ONLY way to refer to Olympic medalists), Milhouse’s community service activity of pricking himself on needles on the beach and being assured that he’d prick himself on the antidote eventually, the “fireworks, candy & puppy dog store,” Springy the Springfield Spring (and the great callback of Homer flushing all the springs down the toilet that ends up saving everyone at the end), and really, it was just another one of those episodes that rightly satirized the total bore that are retirement homes. My grandmother lived in one for the last few years of her life and I was constantly reminded of this episode just about every time I visited her.

    • 2 Shane
      29 January 2011 at 11:59 am

      Its really not one of my faves, but it does have that amusing scene with the edited Gone With The Wind at least.

      • 29 January 2011 at 3:18 pm

        Completely forgot about that bit, I love that. Again, reminded me of my Grandmother’s nursing home whenever they showed the old folks a movie.

      • 4 Charlie Sweatpants
        29 January 2011 at 4:23 pm

        When I saw that LaLanne had died, my first thought was something like, “Haven’t heard about him in a while.” It really didn’t occur to me that he’d been a guest voice. Of course, it makes sense because the last time I watched most of Season 10 was back in 2007 when the DVDs came out. I’ve always thought the biggest drop in quality from one season to the next was from 9 to 10. Since we’re presumably going to do Crazy Noises on 10 this summer, I’ll be curious to see if my opinion changes after a closer viewing.

  2. 28 January 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I was going to use a screencap from that lobby scene in my blog but there were no real glaring mistakes or weird in-betweens in it.

  3. 6 P. Piggly Hogswine
    29 January 2011 at 4:20 am

    The ‘stupid, sexy Spiderman’ pic is superb!

  4. 29 January 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Why is conan thinking he’s old? Isn’t most of the writing staff OLDER than him?

  5. 5 February 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Cheers for the quoting me, man!

    Muchos Love!

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