Simpsons Did It!: “Colonel Homer”

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This particular episode of The Simpsons features two rather noteworthy things.  First, it is near as I can make out the only episode series creator Matt Groening has sole script credit for.  He assisted with a few others, but this one is the only one with just his name on it (though in cases like this, there was probably a lot of polish from all the other writers, as with any show).

Second, it has one of my favorite Homer lines, “It takes two to lie:  one to lie and one to listen.”  Marge didn’t know what that meant.  I don’t think I do either.

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Background Geek of the Week: He’s A Writer, Not an Anesthesiologist

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He isn’t James Brook, but James Brooks wouldn’t be James Brooks without him.  He has been with the Simpsons since the beginning; producing nearly 500 episodes.  This Geek has been nominated for Best Picture Oscar for producing As Good As It Gets.  Despite all this, he is best known as a karaoke singing anesthesiologist voiced by Dan Castellaneta.  Who is this geek who has done so much in the shadows? Continue reading Background Geek of the Week: He’s A Writer, Not an Anesthesiologist