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Today's highly enjoyable "foodie" Simpsons episode

Hilarity. I'm surprised nobody else posted on this yet. I'll have to watch it again just to catch the entire lyrics of the food blogger song & all the stuff going on in the background.

Guest appearances included Bourdain, Ramsay & Batali as well as sriracha, kim-chi, BTUs and Ethiopian food. Check it out if you have a chance!

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  1. goddammit, of course it would be you to beat me to the punch! fantastic episode.

    http://www.tvovermind.com/the-simpson...

    1. I watched chips. It is funny. Didn't SouthPark has something along the line.

      http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips...

      1. I thought it was kind of lame. I was really expecting more out of it. South Park, in my opinon, did a much better job with the premise.

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        1. re: Firegoat

          i haven't seen the southpark one, will have to look for it.

          1. re: Firegoat

            I agree. The South Park episode was hilarious! I watched the Simpsons episode last night and it was just alright...I was expecting it to be a little better.

            1. re: Firegoat

              I enjoyed the South Park one as well. But I find it difficult to compare as the type of humor is a bit different. They can take more risks in South Park as opposed to the 8P showtime of Fox's Simpsons.

              I thought the Simpsons one was quite funny. One of the foodies bore a resemblance to the Amateur Gourmet.

              1. Well, South Park was much more over the top, I thought, and the whole shake weight thing didn't really have much of anything to do with the 'main' plot.

                I just loved how many freaking foodie clichés they mentioned -- as if they had been spying on the NAF / GCT boards.... for example, the special dish on the non-English side of the menu.

                I thought it was pretty clever.

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                1. re: linguafood

                  What are the NAF / GCT boards? Thanks.

                  1. re: dmjordan

                    Not About Food & General Chowhounding Topics, respectively.

                2. While I would have enjoyed more scene time with the chefs, I thought it was very funny (what Simpsons episode isn't?) & cute. It also cemented my husband's question about the pronounciation of "pho" - lol!!! I dvr'd it & will be saving it on dvd.

                  1. Didn't see the whole episode but someone sent me this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...

                    "Pine Needle Sorbet"...couldn't stop laughing because I had the pine needle ice cream at Manresa a few years back and it actually worked.

                    1. Its now over 24 hrs., still getting the giggles ,too funny .

                      As usual ,The Simpsons take on things'' too on the mark'',lol.

                      1. Loved it, especially the tastebuds (in both incidences) and Comic Book Guy. Excellent. The couch scene was also great. God I love the Simpsons.

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                        1. re: buttertart

                          Haven't watched the whole episode yet...did Mario Batali meet Comic Book Guy and reveal they are one in the same?

                          1. re: buttertart

                            The taste buds, particularly in the first scene! Waking up and dancing.

                            That is how I felt when I had Sichuan food for the first time. Party in my mouth. Once a week ever since!

                            1. re: linguafood

                              No, the CBG thing is more fun than that. Talk about CH cliiches. You'll see.
                              Exactly, lingua, it's so fun when that happens.

                              1. re: linguafood

                                i had that awakening taste bud experience back in the mid-80s with my first spoonful of tom kha gai, and then again only two years ago with mapo dofu.

                                1. re: mariacarmen

                                  finally *getting* and loving spicy food was a revelation in and of itself. but it was a long road. yea, thai's up there with the party in the mouth, absolutely.

                                  but that tingling ma la.... oh lá lá!

                            2. Bears rewatching, at least as funny the second time around. Even Mr Simpsons Shmimpsons loved it.