The Actual Simpsons Thread (But everyone finally got over their Steamed Hams thing.)


#2125

Also worth noting that Manjula (Apu’s wife) was voiced by Jan Hooks. So 9 years into the show they went out of their way to hire a white person. Then when Jan Hooks died in 2014 they had another white woman do the voice, but at least with the excuse that she was in-house talent.


#2126

#2127

Is there a band called Milpool?

If not, I’m taking it to the classifieds thread


#2128

extremely disappointed by the lack of any simpsons related song titles tbh


#2129

more recent, but I can’t for the life of me find it because I don’t watch new episodes (and there are hundreds of them), obviously, and because now this new episode is all that comes up when I search for it, I just happened to catch it one day.

I do think while the voice can certainly be deemed offensive though they have devoted more time into Apu’s back story than maybe any other secondary character (other than Krusty maybe?)


#2130

Sub-thread, Simpsons related potential song-title ideas:

“We’ll Always Have The Laundromat”, “Matlock Expressway”


#2131

#2132

‘There’s A Spider Near My Car Keys’.


#2133

this could go on for a while…

“I told you not to touch that”

deep cut for you there lads

hang on am I writing lyrics?


#2134

#2135

I love this song. I read that they used to name all their instrumental demos after Simpsons quotes in this period, before adding lyrics and then changing titles accordingly.


#2136

when loony tunes have one over on you, you should really give up


#2137

av clubs response is pretty spot on

@Severed799 this article prob includes the ep youre talking about


#2138

yes! this one:

It was actually a fairly decent episode in tackling the character of Apu is a sensible way, certainly for a current era ep.


#2139

almost the worst thing about it is people in the comments sections of all these articles talking about hiring a middle eastern actor to voice apu. india isnt in the middle east, guys


#2140

oh ffs. It’s weird, The Simpsons hanger-ons are definitely giving it the alt-right “oh The Simpsons lambasts everyone it’s satire” argument.


#2141

such shit


#2142

that review almost makes it sound …funny?


#2143

it’s a genuinely “ok” episode for a new one, it’s worth checking out. It didn’t make me hate myself for watching it so that was the main thing.


#2144