Comment of the Day: God Bless The Simpsons
Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way.
In return, we offer them a virtual White Russian.
Today Katharine wrote about how The Simpsons episode about "foodies" annoyed her.
Commenter Fulmer, however, found it funny:
Should satire be corrective in intent or didactic in execution? The Simpsons long & honored history has poked fun at so many institutions that is was only a matter of time before the pretensions of the 'foodie' world were skewered. Homer's low brow glutinous traits are of course a perfect foil for much of the self importance and hyperbole of the said realm.
Pine needle sorbet. Pork 100 ways. Homer accidentally going to a meth house thinking it was a microgastronomy event. I found this to be absolutely hilarious. And as it has been written, "You never cut funny" (King Kaiser- My Favorite Year). I agree, there was little balance to the portrayals in the episode, which is too bad. The apple pie montage at the end was well done (granted it was the meth lab gatekeeper). There are indeed many hard working creative chefs out there who toil hard hours, take risks & sometimes receive little recognition for their efforts. I also engage in many of the activities that were ridiculed, but it's a tough world out there & my skin is thick enough to take it. As a former erudite and learned professor of narrative once told my class, "God bless The Simpsons."
Pork 100 ways? Harumph. Try it 137 1/2 ways, made with a pig you butchered yourself, then get back to us...
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