Saturday Morning Cartoons

The Otto Show8

“Of course, it would be wrong to suggest that this sort of mayhem began with rock and roll.  After all, there were riots at the premiere of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’.  So, what’s the answer?  Ban all music?  In this reporter’s opinion, the answer, sadly, is ‘yes’.” – Kent Brockman

I absolutely love the above quote from Brockman.  It’s funny, but it’s also indicative of the kind of petty, know nothing authoritarianism that is inherent in so many of Springfield’s higher ups.  Whether he wants his television poll to be legally binding or he’s puffing himself up in preparation for what he assumes to be an invasion of space ants, Brockman’s defining characteristic is that he thinks of himself as important despite the fact that he’s a blow dried airhead who can’t pronounce “Kuala Lumpur”.  He’s a schmuck whose only real talents are good looks and a deep voice, but he thinks of himself as so much more.

So of course he wants to ban all music.  Half of his job is looking concerned about the stories he reads, this just fits into his thoughtless pattern.  It’s a great joke, not only because it’s a ridiculous overreaction, but also because it’s exactly the kind of thing an insecure bimbo like Brockman considers intelligent.  His thinking begins and ends with whether or not he can say something with an air of regretful authority.

9 Responses to “Saturday Morning Cartoons”

  1. 15 October 2011 at 4:21 pm

    You mean premiere (optionally with grave accent).

  2. 3 PR
    15 October 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I feel like this should have been posted with an #occupywallstreet hashtag :P

  3. 4 Shane
    16 October 2011 at 8:03 am

    It also fits nicely with him getting guests who encourage his wanna-be authority and fearmongering:

    Kent Brockman: Professor, without knowing precisely what the danger is, would you say it’s time for our viewers to crack each other’s heads open and feast on the goo inside?
    Professor: Yes I would, Kent.

  4. 5 Cassidy
    16 October 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Not to mention the fact that he would cheerfully betray his home planet to an outer-space insect invasion force…

  5. 6 ecco6t9
    16 October 2011 at 4:50 pm

    At the risk of editorializing, these women are guilty, and must be dealt
    with in a harsh and brutal fashion. Otherwise, their behavior could
    incite other women leading to anarchy of biblical proportions.
    It’s in “Revelations”, people!

  6. 16 October 2011 at 8:04 pm

    precisely whats missing from zombie simpsons
    biting political satire and subtle social commentary…

    ~ cheers…

  7. 16 October 2011 at 8:18 pm

    so how long before we get an episode “cleverly” titled occupy springfield? the possibilities would be amazing if it wasnt zombie simpsons.. the unruly mob with pitchforks n torches, kent brockman reporting/editorializing the story, mayor quimby his usual smarmy self, and mr. burns tenting his fingers and saying excellent.. smithers of course would be torn between his adoration of all thing monty burns and his choice of lifestyle…..

    of course zombie simpsons would make a shambles of it (bart n lisa would be behind it) and kiefer sutherland would do another cameo… fail..

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