If you missed the first two posts on classic visual gags from The Simpsons (90s era), catch up here PART ONE, PART TWO. Otherwise, enjoy….
With a special place in our heart for the mid 90s era, here are 10 more reasons why you too should love The Simpsons!
If you were a Simpsons buff like me growing up, you obviously remember the episode E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) from Season 11 as being one of the last truly great episodes. In an effort to grow crops on his family’s abandoned farm, Homer plants tobacco seeds with tomato seeds and waters it with plutonium. The end result…Tomacco, a highly addictive vegetable that “tastes like grandma”. Tomacco became a common reference ever since for items that really weren’t good but yet we always wanted one. McDonald’s Pizza for instance. While Tomacco seemed like a cartoon plot, we are getting closer and closer to it being a reality with the creation of TomTatos, a half tomato/half potato plant. This Frankensteinian plant will be available for sale starting next April. But with that said, scientists need to beware….or else….
Perhaps hundreds of dollars in quarters from my brothers and I were spent on this single arcade game. It was as good as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade only set in the cartoon world of The Simpsons. ScrewAttack placed the game as the #1 best cartoon-based game of all time – and for good reason. The gameplay was smooth and the characters were cool. Marge would swing a vacuum cleaner, Bart had his skateboard, List whipped a jump rope and Homer… well he punched and kicked. Interesting note: KONAMI – the creators of the arcade game – also made Aliens the arcade game. Several of those machines revealed that the Alien was simply Marge Simpson wearing a costume. While this might rank as the best among many and it is one of my favorites, my number one has to go to WWF WrestleFest…but that’s a writeup for another day.