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Today's highly enjoyable "foodie" Simpsons episode

linguafood Nov 13, 2011 07:54 PM

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!

  1. buttertart Nov 18, 2011 05:57 AM

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

    1. buttertart Nov 16, 2011 02:32 PM

      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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        ML8000 Nov 16, 2011 02:34 PM

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

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          linguafood Nov 16, 2011 02:39 PM

          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
            buttertart Nov 16, 2011 02:55 PM

            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.

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              mariacarmen Nov 17, 2011 01:35 PM

              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.

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                linguafood Nov 17, 2011 02:54 PM

                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!

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            eliisadick Nov 15, 2011 04:32 AM

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

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

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              ML8000 Nov 14, 2011 09:54 PM

              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.

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                Breezychow Nov 14, 2011 04:20 PM

                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. linguafood Nov 14, 2011 11:00 AM

                  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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                    dmjordan Nov 14, 2011 02:04 PM

                    What are the NAF / GCT boards? Thanks.

                    1. re: dmjordan
                      linguafood Nov 14, 2011 03:14 PM

                      Not About Food & General Chowhounding Topics, respectively.

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                        dmjordan Nov 15, 2011 03:39 AM

                        Ah, thanks!

                  2. Firegoat Nov 14, 2011 01:20 AM

                    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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                      mariacarmen Nov 14, 2011 08:01 AM

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

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                        yummfood Nov 14, 2011 09:27 AM

                        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.

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                          Miss Needle Nov 14, 2011 11:28 AM

                          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. re: Firegoat
                            scubadoo97 Nov 15, 2011 04:18 AM

                            "Creme fraiche". Hilarious

                          2. Chemicalkinetics Nov 13, 2011 10:41 PM

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

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

                            1. mariacarmen Nov 13, 2011 08:17 PM

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

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

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