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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!

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  1. mariacarmen RE: linguafood Nov 13, 2011 08:17 PM

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


    1. Chemicalkinetics RE: linguafood Nov 13, 2011 10:41 PM

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


      1. Firegoat RE: linguafood 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 RE: Firegoat Nov 14, 2011 08:01 AM

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

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            yummfood RE: Firegoat 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 RE: Firegoat 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.

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                scubadoo97 RE: Firegoat Nov 15, 2011 04:18 AM

                "Creme fraiche". Hilarious

              2. linguafood RE: 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 RE: linguafood Nov 14, 2011 02:04 PM

                  What are the NAF / GCT boards? Thanks.

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                    linguafood RE: dmjordan Nov 14, 2011 03:14 PM

                    Not About Food & General Chowhounding Topics, respectively.

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                      dmjordan RE: linguafood Nov 15, 2011 03:39 AM

                      Ah, thanks!

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                  Breezychow RE: linguafood 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.

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                    ML8000 RE: linguafood 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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                      eliisadick RE: linguafood 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.

                      1. buttertart RE: linguafood 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 RE: buttertart 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 RE: buttertart 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!

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                              buttertart RE: linguafood 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 RE: linguafood 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 RE: mariacarmen 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!

                            2. buttertart RE: linguafood Nov 18, 2011 05:57 AM

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

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