Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Simpsons on Blogging

Tonight I caught the episode of the Simpsons named Fraudcast News. It's one that starts off with the town gathered around Geezer Rock. In the episode, Mr. Burns ends up buying up all the media outlets in town so he can control them. All that's left is a small paper Lisa puts out. In the end, she too is put out of business by Mr. Burns.

But, all is not lost! She ends up inspiring the rest of the town to publish their own little newspapers, and as a result, Mr. Burns gives up. And like all good Simpsons episodes, everything returns to the status quo again.

At the end of the show, as the different town members walk around hawking their newspapers the following exchange takes place:

Homer: See Lisa, instead of one big-shot controlling all the media, now there's a thousand freaks xeroxing their worthless opinions. Lisa: I couldn't be prouder.

A thousand freaks xeroxing their worthless opinions - if that's not blogging in a nutshell, I don't know what is.

I'm hardly the first person to pick up on this - other blogs have so talked about this.

I couldn't find any video clips from this episode. But, I did find a bunch of audio clips here. Including this one where Lisa and Burns exchange words and one where Homer pulls an all nighter.

Update: You can actually watch the entire episode here. Thanks, Alex, for pointing this out.


  1. Whoa! I'm seriously impressed.

    I guess I'm a rookie when it comes to finding video content on the web...