Blog Archives

Steamed Hams, but Also Take On Me

I love a good Simpsons meme, especially the bit where the internet keeps remaking the Skinner/Chalmers steamed hams bit. It’s just so wonderfully chaotic. I shared this awesome LEGO version a month ago. And just the other day, I stumbled upon this version where YouTuber bad puns animates it into the classic A-ha music video for “Take On Me”.

Absurdist humor is a great kind of humor! The animation looks gorgeous, the music is as catchy as ever, and the steamed hams bit never gets old. What an age we live in.

No wait, the age we live in is terrible! Somebody free me from this quarantine nightmare!

——————————–

I Love a Good Simpsons Meme, Especially in LEGO

I love the fact that the “steamed hams” bit from The Simpsons became this weird meme. It’s the perfect kind of insane.

Apparently it’s still a thing, because here’s the entire scene done in amazing LEGO by Chuwawa on YouTube!

I mean, that’s absolutely perfect, right? The animation is gorgeous and flows like butter! The jokes are just as funny today as they were all those years ago. This is memedom to perfection!

If this Chuwawa fellow is looking to get hired somewhere as an animator, I’d say this definitely makes the highlight reel.

———————–

A Fun Simpsons Thing!

It’s the last day of my vacation, so my laziness is still at peak Sean. So how about we enjoy this Monday with this funny Simpsons/real life video from Katrin von Niederhäusern. It’s really fun!

I should probably visit New Orleans some day. I’ve lived in America for my entire life but I’ve barely visited a quarter of it.

————————

New Simpsons Documentary to Possibly Be Awesome

I haven’t seen a new episode of The Simpsons in a very long time. I assume that’s probably the case for most of us. But this weekend is giving me cause to watch because Morgan Spurlock has apparently made an hour-long sports documentary about that classic episode Homer at the Bat. It’s the one about softball with all the baseball guest stars!

I love this kind of thing. Making sports mockumentaries about TV shows and movies. Have you ever seen the Space Jam episode of 30 for 30? Hilarious!

And, of course, I can’t leave you with reminders of Homer at the Bat without also linking that great end credits song!

———————-

My 6 Favorite Cartoons of All Time (This Week)

I have watched cartoons for my entire life. As a child in the 1980s, I was the perfect target for the glut of toy commercial cartoons that filled the airwaves (and now our movie screens). The ’90s saw not only the rise of Fox Kids and after school cartoons, but also the coming of The Simpsons and prime time animated entertainment. I sat through Nicktoons, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, and now I’m basking in a golden age of smart, intelligent and often amazing cartoons like BoJack Horseman and Steven Universe.

So through all these long years, which ones are my all-time favorites?

Oh man, remember Dinosaucers?

Oh man, remember Dinosaucers?

By popular demand, I’ve finally sat down and figured out my six favorite cartoon shows of all time — at least for this week. This list is subject to change on a whim, but I think it’s pretty rooted in solid cartoon enjoyment. I had to dig deep on this one, and it pained me to cast some of my favorites into the ‘Honorable Mentions’ at the bottom. But these six are truly some of the greats.

For the sake of my sanity and memory, we’re sticking to television cartoon shows. There are plenty of animated movies and web cartoons that are genius, but we’ll save those for another day, perhaps. And please feel free to share your own favorites in the comments below!

Read the rest of this entry

%d bloggers like this: