Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Crazie Christmas Advent Calendar 14

This great man had to appear in my Christmas Advent somewhere. To those who don't recognise the yellow skin, the golfball eyes and the clenched teeth, this is Homer J Simpson, husband of Marge and father of Bart, Lisa and little Maggie. Son of Abraham J Simpson and neighbourino of Ned Flanders and a legend in his own lunchtime! :-)

For the past 15 years millions of people around the world have been laughing along with the Simpsons, and annually creator Matt Groening has produced Hallowe'en and Christmas Specials starring our favourite yellow family.

My all time favourite episode is Bart's Soul, where a young cynical Bart sells his soul to his friend Milhouse for $5 and finds life isn't the same without a soul.

The picture for today has come from one of my other favourite episodes 'Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire'. Homer doesn't get his bonus and Marge has to spend their savings to get Bart's tattoo removed. So Homer gets a part-time job as Santa - and then blows his measly pay at the dogtrack (meaning well, of course!). He and Bart come across a dogowner disowning his dog and they take it home. One priceless family Christmas present named Santa's Little Helper - and the rest, as they say, is history!

Update - Bart's tattoo is the unfinished word 'Moth' - He says it was going to say Mother. And that episode includes the following hilarious routine:

Lisa: [touches Bart's injured arm]
Bart: Ow! Quit it.
Lisa: [touches Bart's injured arm]
Bart: Ow! Quit it.
Lisa: [touches Bart's injured arm]
Bart: Ow! Quit it.
Maggie: [touches Bart's injured arm]
Bart: Ow! Quit it.
Homer: [comes in] Hey, what's with this? [touches Bart's injured arm]
Bart: Ow! Quit it.




Carmi said...

Hiya CQ! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog today. Now I know why my ears were burning: someone was saying nice things about me.

I'm touched.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE Homer and the whole gang...A lovely addition to your Advent.....Someone sent me an Advent Christmas Old Fashioned one, and I got so excited I opened ALL the windows in one sitting!!! (I know your not supposed to, but I couldn't help myself, and I enjoyed every second of it, too! It's a beautiful old Castle with 26 windows that have delightful animals and children and toys, perfect for the little child in me.

Marcia said...

I love Homer J...

My husband sometimes calls me "Marce" in the same way that Homer says "Marge"... it cracks me up.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

The Simpsons ave been my favorite show for many, many years now.

I contend that the Simpsons at it's worst is far better than many shows at their best.

Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

I forget, what was Bart's tatoo of?

Jean-Luc Picard said...

If someone went to the doctor with yellow skin and golfball eyes, he would be very concerned.

Aginoth said...

My Favourite is the Insanity chilli episode :o)

CyberKitten said...

xxrxqnvWhat would Christmas be without The Simpsons............ Even if they've almost killed me a few times as I almost died laughing/choking......

craziequeen said...

ooh visitors! (and some inter-galactic ones even!)

Carmi, you're welcome mate, you are always so friendly :-)

OOL - tut tut - should be one a you have nothing to look forward to tomorrow.. :-( (as I used to impress upon the children!

Mar-see-ah - so many Simpsons phrases have made it into our family lingo, including 'Purple Pie'!

Jon, our intrepid gladiator, oh I agree - by far the best TV on regular programming...

Hello Lt Cdr Oneida :-) Bart's tattoo is the unfinished word 'Moth' - just missing the 'er'!

Jean-Luc - rotflmao.....That's nothing, Homer's hair and ear resemble an M and a G - Matt Groening!

Aginoth - technically brilliant, but not in my top ten. Although I love the HUGE lightbulbs!

ck - by any chance, are you referring to that wonderful phone call in 'Mr Sparkle'?? :-)

thank you all for visiting my advent today, and welcome to Jon and the Lt Cdr, visiting, I think, from Fluke's place..... :-)


CyberKitten said...

ck - by any chance, are you referring to that wonderful phone call in 'Mr Sparkle'?? :-)

That was certainly one of them. The others are when Homer says to Lisa:

Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.

..and finally where Lisa teaches Bart Zen & we see him in the 'Crane' position on a trashcan in his back yard. That one almost finished me off.

Oreo said...

That's a pretty picture of Charlie down there!! You don't like the Simpsons at all do you?!?!?!