This is a very interesting analysis of how and why The Simpsons, which actually died somewhere around season 9 or 10, is still so relevant to us through the way we’ve memed the hell out of it.
(Steamed Hams discussion starts at 8:06.)
Seriously, if you enjoy the way the internet seems to just latch on to certain things and make them into Things™, you’ll like this.
I love the internet. I love when the internet takes a thing and makes a meme out of it.
Example: the “steamed hams” scene from an old episode of The Simpsons (“22 Short Films about Springfield,” 1996). Observe the original clip:
“Steamed Hams but There’s a Different Animator Every 13 Seconds”
“Steamed Hams but Chalmers is Obsessively Investigative”
And this freaking masterpiece of the internet, “Steamed Hams Inc.” Seriously, it’s so good. Watch it. It will change your life. I love the creativity of humans.
Hahaha, what in the actual shit.
My answer: Milhouse.
I still say “everything’s comin’ up Milhouse!” in my head sometimes when something works out nicely.
I very rarely catch any of the new Simpsons episodes on TV, but I happened to be screwing around on YouTube when I found this preview for the couch gag of the upcoming episode “What to Expect When Bart’s Expecting.”
Super surreal and trippy! I like it.
Haha, I went to see The Simpsons Movie today, and it was totally hilarious. I loved when Homer had the Bible out and he was flipping through it, saying, “this book has no answers!” I’m not going to spoil anything else for those of you who are going to see it but haven’t yet.
I loved it.