Friday, June 02, 2006

The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie & Vader Show



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Go Simpsonic with the Simpsons, another volume of musical mayhem to follow up Songs in the Key of Springfield. Here you get Homer singing the "Flintstones" theme, the Poochie rap song, the Canyonero commercial (as sung by Hank Williams, Jr.), a bunch of songs from the Shary Bobbins episode, Hank Scorpio's theme, the infamous Ramones guest shot, and oh so much more. Interesting fact: U2's part in "The Garbage Man Can" is absent on this CD, replaced by studio singers. Guess Bono wasn't down with having a "Simpsons" album in his discography.


- The line "I'm checkin' in" in "You're Checkin' In" is heard as R2-D2 rolls up to Luke and C-3PO after the Jawa's auction, as if to "check in" for service.

- The line "here he is!" heard during the first part of "The Simpsons Family Smile-Time Variety Hour" coincides with Obi-Wan walking over the hill towards Luke and R2.

- During the "Mr. Sparkle" presentation, at one point it sounds like the Japanese announcer says, "Jedi!" The camera is on Obi-Wan when this happens.

- The line "he is an Englishman" during the "H.M.S. Pinafore" medley coincides with a shot of Admiral Motti, who is played by an Englishman; the next line, "he remains an Englishman," is heard as the camera is on another Imperial officer portrayed by an Englishman.

- Homer's "huh?" after the Germans interrupt his daydream about the Land of Chocolate coincides with the bartender in the cantina turning around after Luke tugs on his sleeve.


Well, this was about as exciting as a trip to the DMV. Seriously, I've had more thrills eating rye toast! Is this thing on? Sheesh, tough crowd. I got more laughs at Nuremberg!

Next week's theme? "Super Sounds of 1980." Five albums from the year The Empire Strikes Back came out, spun with that very movie, of course. Schedule up soon. Also, another commentary on the DVD controversy and something about a podcast (say what?). Stay tuned, looney tunes.


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