Tuesday, July 27, 2004

MY BIG FAT GAY SIMPSONS

So, word's out by now that this year's season of the The Simpsons will feature the "coming out" of one of its beloved characters, in an episode centering on gay marriage. The question, posed to thousands of geeks everywhere at ComicCon (a major conference of comic book/sci fi fans--think that classic SNL sketch where William Shatner tells the fans to "Get a life!"), is, which character will it be?

This article calculates the odds. I think they're right. Because we automatically think "Smithers," means it's probably not Smithers.

IMHO? I'd love to see Flanders come out of his Bible-thumping closet. It would be a real conflict for Homer's favorite neighbor. Another possibility with California gubernatorial ramifications? McBain.

(I know this is going to be another popular discussion, a la the Harry Potter debate...can I bust through the glass ceiling of the whopping 13 comments that has received? Time will tell, as the number of visitors on my webcounter continues to go up and the number of comments on my posts continues to go down...)

8 Comments:

At 7:55 PM, July 27, 2004, Blogger Mel said...

Hey Esther,

You had posted a reply on my blog quite some time ago when I had ranted about Madonna and her name-stealing.

Wow. I very much like your writing...very sarcastic and witty.

-Mel/Esther

 
At 8:46 PM, July 27, 2004, Blogger Michael said...

We all know Smithers is gay. It's gotta be Flanders. No, wait, he had a wife who died in a horrible accident at a football game or something. Gay men don't marry to hide their orientation, do they?

 
At 8:49 PM, July 27, 2004, Blogger Michael said...

Hey! I had a funny comment on the Simpsons. Where is it? :)

 
At 12:54 AM, July 28, 2004, Blogger annabel lee said...

Marge. I *so* want it to be Marge.

 
At 10:20 AM, July 28, 2004, Blogger PepGiraffe said...

Oh, come now, it clearly has to be either Lenny or Carl.

 
At 12:01 PM, July 28, 2004, Blogger Ari said...

Totally Lenny or Carl, Groenig has been hinting at that for years!

 
At 4:33 PM, July 29, 2004, Blogger H (the underachiever) said...

I think it's gonna be Flanders. How funny would that be. Esther, I have the same phenomenon occuring on my blog as well. Counter increasing, comments not so much.

 
At 5:41 PM, July 29, 2004, Blogger Dawn Summers said...

But it can't be Lenny or carl, it'd have to be both or else one of them is in for heartbreak. My money's on Moe. Or Patti. hahahaha Patti marries Miss Hoover! I'd watch.

 

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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

MY BIG FAT GAY SIMPSONS

So, word's out by now that this year's season of the The Simpsons will feature the "coming out" of one of its beloved characters, in an episode centering on gay marriage. The question, posed to thousands of geeks everywhere at ComicCon (a major conference of comic book/sci fi fans--think that classic SNL sketch where William Shatner tells the fans to "Get a life!"), is, which character will it be?

This article calculates the odds. I think they're right. Because we automatically think "Smithers," means it's probably not Smithers.

IMHO? I'd love to see Flanders come out of his Bible-thumping closet. It would be a real conflict for Homer's favorite neighbor. Another possibility with California gubernatorial ramifications? McBain.

(I know this is going to be another popular discussion, a la the Harry Potter debate...can I bust through the glass ceiling of the whopping 13 comments that has received? Time will tell, as the number of visitors on my webcounter continues to go up and the number of comments on my posts continues to go down...)

8 Comments:

At 7:55 PM, July 27, 2004, Blogger Mel said...

Hey Esther,

You had posted a reply on my blog quite some time ago when I had ranted about Madonna and her name-stealing.

Wow. I very much like your writing...very sarcastic and witty.

-Mel/Esther

 
At 8:46 PM, July 27, 2004, Blogger Michael said...

We all know Smithers is gay. It's gotta be Flanders. No, wait, he had a wife who died in a horrible accident at a football game or something. Gay men don't marry to hide their orientation, do they?

 
At 8:49 PM, July 27, 2004, Blogger Michael said...

Hey! I had a funny comment on the Simpsons. Where is it? :)

 
At 12:54 AM, July 28, 2004, Blogger annabel lee said...

Marge. I *so* want it to be Marge.

 
At 10:20 AM, July 28, 2004, Blogger PepGiraffe said...

Oh, come now, it clearly has to be either Lenny or Carl.

 
At 12:01 PM, July 28, 2004, Blogger Ari said...

Totally Lenny or Carl, Groenig has been hinting at that for years!

 
At 4:33 PM, July 29, 2004, Blogger H (the underachiever) said...

I think it's gonna be Flanders. How funny would that be. Esther, I have the same phenomenon occuring on my blog as well. Counter increasing, comments not so much.

 
At 5:41 PM, July 29, 2004, Blogger Dawn Summers said...

But it can't be Lenny or carl, it'd have to be both or else one of them is in for heartbreak. My money's on Moe. Or Patti. hahahaha Patti marries Miss Hoover! I'd watch.

 

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