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This might be a top ten all-time Simpsons moment:

Harry Shearer voiced Ned Flanders and Reverend Lovejoy, and Hank Azaria was Apu.

But most funny things must come to an end.

From TMZ:

HANK AZARIA INVITED TO MEET WITH HINDU ORG … Over Lingering Apu Guilt
4/14/2021 12:50 AM PT

EXCLUSIVE

Hank Azaria feels awful about his years-long portrayal of Apu — but there’s still a way he can get right with the Indian community which he, and others, feel has been harmed by the character.

Shereen Bhalla — a rep for the Hindu American Foundation — tells TMZ … Hank doesn’t have to torment himself for his work on “The Simpsons,” or at least he doesn’t have to do it alone. Bhalla says she and the staff at HAF would love to have a sit-down with him.

She tells us coming to the table with them would help Hank do a lot of the learning he seems very open to at this point. Shereen says they can expose him to Indian people’s lived experiences, and have a dialogue about his lingering guilt.

It’s clear from Hank’s comments on Dax Shephard’s podcast that he does, indeed, have a lot of remorse about Apu … even going so far as to say he feels the need apologize to every Indian person.

If Hank’s concerned about “cancel culture” … HAF does not want to see that happen to the veteran actor. We’re told the group doesn’t feel Hank needs to be excommunicated, and believes he’s genuinely sorry and willing to educate himself … which HAF would love to help him do.

This is reminiscent of when Marlon Brando went on the Larry King show c. 1994 and said that Jewish movie executives had done a fine job back around 1960 in promoting the careers of black actors like Sidney Poitier and they now should do the same for Mexican actors and the like. Jewish organizations immediately went nuts over Brando’s implication that the stereotype (what we now call a trope) that many movie executives are Jewish is true. After all, what does Marlon Brando know about the movie industry?

Brando had to do an apology tour promoting the Jewish organizations:

A friend writes:

There must be something deeply satisfying to the woke about watching the formerly confident and irreverent masters of comedy grovel and apologize for being so cheeky.

I think, even if it’s just on a subconscious level, that they view it as one of their top victories to make the irreverent revere.

It would be like if Baptist pastors could’ve made John Lennon cry and apologize for rock n roll and get him to call it the devil’s music.

Imagine a Christian organization getting Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer, a Jew, to apologize for satirizing Christian piety in the figures of Ned Flanders and Reverend Lovejoy.

Surely that did some damage?

Has there not been some historical hostility between those two groups?

There’s the campaign: Flanders and Rev. Lovejoy should be voiced by a Christian!

Personally, I think Hank Azaria is hilarious and should keep doing what he does best.

But, Cleese is not apologizing for making fun of Spaniards and Germans:

 
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  1. El Dato says:

    “Help Help. I’m being repressed!”
    “BLOODY WHITEY BLEEDING-HEART TRASH OFFENDED ON BEHALF OF CUNTY DOT ASIANS!”
    “Oh, what a giveaway!”

    Anyway:

    • LOL: ziggurat
  2. Yes, but whatabout the Germans? As in “Don’t mention the war?”

    Has anyone asked the Germans about this?

  3. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Cleese’s greatest crimes of course were against a Spaniard named Manuel at this hotel.

    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
  4. Altai says:

    So… When will they apologise for Groundskeeper Willie and Üter? I mean, Willie is far more of a negative stereotype.

    Maybe Üter is safe since he appeared so infrequently.

    More to the point, the guy who made ‘The Problem With Apu’ admitted to not being bothered by Apu at all. Oh well.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @MEH 0910
    , @WhiteWinger
  5. Is it wrong of me to find this whole thing entertaining? I’m sure Azaria doesn’t mean to entertain, but actual comedians like Cleesey and Norm have fertile fields to be plowed.

    • Replies: @Bartleby the Scrivner
  6. Franz says:

    Ah, John Cleese. One of the few fellows in show biz who will not grovel.

    Leaving London after retirement, he just said it wasn’t an English city anymore. The simple truth. The bedbugs came after him and got nowhere. One man in a field of pigeons. Good on you, JC.*

    * Interesting initials considering the hosing he got for Life of Brian. And from Malcolm Muggeridge no less.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
    , @Hans
  7. Altai says:

    Or that time very recently when the Simpsons went to Denmark and engaged in the classic Anglo-gaze and depicted Danes as hyper promiscuous and Danish women as nymphomaniacs which I’m sure that image being beamed across the whole planet could never fuel anything bad like rapes or anything…

    And… Bumblebee man? Dr. Nick Riviera?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Jatt Aryaa
  8. “Apu” means “Papa” or “Daddy” in Hungarian. It is how my wife and I addressed her father to the day he died, one year ago.

    I would be offended, but I like Squishees.

    • Replies: @zimriel
  9. tyrone says:

    John Cleese proves it’s still possible to be funny…..hope he’s not canceled.

  10. Rooster11 says:

    This is ultimately how the battle will be won. We need to relentlessly mock and humiliate these SJW cucks by rubbing their faces in their own stupidity.

    • Agree: photondancer, Forbes
  11. Flip says:

    A politically incorrect Indian

  12. J.Ross says:
    @Altai

    My favorite Üter appearance (I believe the first) presumes to mock the Jerries for having different food. His snack proudly boasts “mit Iodine!” Now decades later we’re all supplementing with iodine because we now know it’s actually really important.

    • Replies: @gandydancer
  13. What/who is left to laugh at if you can’t offend anyone? I think the well is dry on jokes about straight, white, male Christians.

  14. Mr. Blank says:

    But Cletus is still fine, I guess.

    Not that I care. I’m a redneck, and I think Cletus is hilarious. At the same time, I think it would be hilarious to have some Hollywood bigshot bowing and scraping and groveling to me.

    Plus, if there was money in it for me, I’m pretty sure I could fake some tears or something. Or at least act very somber.

  15. Off-topic, but extremely important. VACCINE CATASTROPHE! The Johnson&Johson vaccine has resulted in several deaths via trombosis in patients that took it. Here, Peter Attia, medical doctor from Stanford University, and one of the most brilliant doctors alive in preventative medicine and gerontology, comments on this news: https://youtu.be/nvyV7jDw-jo

    I have nothing against vaccines. The polio vaccine, for instance, saved billions of children from growing up cripples. But vaccines are *the* most dangerous of all medicines, but they involve directly tinckering with the immune system. Exactly because of this, monoclonal antibodies are a close second. Because of this, vaccines need to undergo extremely thorough and protected testing, which can last up to 15 years in some cases. A vaccine made in 6 months is potentially life-threatning.

    COVID will be with us for many years. Several strains shhow resistence to vaccines, and the vaccines we have are not very effective and even dangerous.

    • Agree: Getaclue, Wade Hampton
    • Troll: zimriel
  16. J.Ross says:
    @Altai

    The one stereotype which was truly embarassing and self-cancelled internally from the beginning and which inspired self-criticism in the DVD commentaries was — Docta Maavn Mon Roe. I leave it to the reader to surmise why Simpsons writers would want to regret this particular representation of a war-starting religio-ethnic group.
    ——
    It is tempting to look at fetishism as failure, the stupidity of turning off and away the very thing you want, but the great Eric Stanzoni demonstrated an Ed Wood-like optism and accomplishment, the crowning (kek) achievement of which was marrying (marrying. Monogamously and child-bearingly and lifelong) one of his best models, who was, besides being six-foot-plus tall and — athletic — and somewhat aggressive, was — [these hyphens and interruptions are copyright 2021 DieterKief] — Danish!
    After the credits: pornographer and porn writer Eric Kroll is chatting with iconic fetish illustrator Eric Stanzoni at Stanzoni’s home, and this bratty teenager noisily crashes into the house and swishes defiantly toward the kitchen. Eric — uh, Stanzoni — calls after her to remember to do her homework. She glares at him like he’s an idiot, throws her bookbag down to a random landing pad, and pursues what I can only assume would be a non-alcoholic beverage. Eric — uh, Kroll — looks at the other Eric with round eyes and begins to ask, “She … ?” Stanzoni: “Yeah. She’s a total domme. Not sure how that happened.”

  17. Before everyone starts giving high fives to Cleese, just remember that he’s spoken often about his disdain for Trump voters and Middle America.

    Cleese is just an old-school liberal. He mocked and helped tear down the staid England of his youth without thinking that something would replace it – and that something might not be as forgiving as what existed. How such an educated Englishman forgot about Chesterton’s Fence is beyond me.

    Cleese was more than happy to make fun the English, Americans and, most definitely, Christians, basically any group that didn’t push back. Sure, he’s complained about London not being an English city anymore but did he say that Britain should stop non-White immigration. Did he ever make fun of Muslims?

    Look, Monty Python was hilarious. But they aimed their humor at easy targets, just as Cleese is doing now.

    Cleese isn’t some based comedian. He just doesn’t like what him and other White liberals have created, which is why he left England and moved to the Caribbean, i.e. he moved to equivalent of a gated community.

  18. @Altai

    Denmark bans open carry of swords, fk em.

    • Replies: @Altai
  19. Meanwhile, reparations are being discussed in the House.

    If the GOP don’t know how to capitalize from this insanity, they don’t deserve to ever be in power again.

  20. @Franz

    Norm Macdonald is the same way, he just doesn’t give a shit and will say what he wants, everyone else be damned.
    One of my favorite Norm moments on live TV.

    • Thanks: Franz
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  21. Wilkey says:

    Yes, I look forward to Jewish entertainers everywhere groveling and apologizing for mocking white Christians. It’ll happen any minute now. I’ll be over here in the corner holding my breath.

    • LOL: zimriel
    • Replies: @Anon
  22. @Christopher Chantrill

    Oh come on, C.C!
    It’s bad form to make a “Fawlty Towers” reference without linking the legendary clip!

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  23. JMcG says:

    Is he going to apologize to the homos for the little turn he did in that movie with Robin Williams?

  24. songbird says:

    Imagine a Christian organization getting Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer, a Jew, to apologize for satirizing Christian piety in the figures of Ned Flanders and Reverend Lovejoy.

    Used to enjoy watching the Simpson when it was at peak, quite a long time ago. But I’ve seen some old clips strung together about Christianity, and it was really subversive.

    Wouldn’t surprise me if they picked Shearer to voice those two characters just for their own amusement from knowing he is a Jew.

  25. He hindu nuffin!

    • LOL: Abe
  26. AceDeuce says:
    @Sick 'n Tired

    LOL. Those colored boys weren’t too happy, were they? Bonus.

    G. K. Chesterton:

    “The definition of the true savage is that he laughs when he hurts you; and howls when you hurt him.”

  27. @songbird

    And maybe they picked Dan Castellanata to do the voice of Homer Simpson because he’s a Catholic while Homer is a Protestant. And they picked Nancy Cartwright to do Bart’s voice to subvert the gender binary.

    Or, maybe, the guys in charge were trying, and succeeding, at making the best animated sitcom they could?

  28. Hans says:
    @Franz

    Yes, but dear John hasn’t figure out why it’s not an English city anymore or dasn’t say, and he had nothing but contempt for Mr. Trump. He might have done a lot to oppose the globohomo agenda but prefers not to, I guess.

  29. @Christopher Chantrill

    We’re giggling and sniggering away like everyone else since 1975… 🙂

  30. Wilkey says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Before everyone starts giving high fives to Cleese, just remember that he’s spoken often about his disdain for Trump voters and Middle America. Cleese is just an old-school liberal. He mocked and helped tear down the staid England of his youth without thinking that something would replace it – and that something might not be as forgiving as what existed.

    A million times this. The totalitarian globalist Left moved into the vacuum that was created by the cultural devastation and self-doubt spread by groups like Monty Python.

    Some of Python’s members went well beyond performing just comedy. Terry Jones produced a highly biased “documentary” on the Crusades that took the now standard anti-Western position. It was even heavily criticized for deliberately misquoting historians and making them seem like they were agreeing with Jones’s interpretation.

    There is a huge difference between comedy that tells you that people are weird, funny, and sometimes inconsistent and comedy that tells you that people and society are all stupid. I have never completely disliked Python, but it’s revealing that most of the biggest Python fans I know are hardcore leftists.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @Polistra
  31. SafeNow says:

    The India-accent bits reminded me of something that’s always puzzled me. Here in Orange County, California, very few Asian-American immigrants with a bad accent take a class or lessons to fix it. The same goes for other immigrant groups. The same goes for various diplomats. If I were escaping from the US to someplace with a new language, I would be very interested in accent accuracy. It would be a challenge, and fun, to improve it. Aside from the fun of lessons, I would enjoy the compliments later. So I don’t get it.

    • Agree: Polistra
  32. Altai says:
    @Jatt Aryaa

    A fascinating illumination into the numbers of people who browse the likes of the alt sphere because they really really hate Muslims but also really hate the West.

  33. anonymous[516] • Disclaimer says:

    The funniest hate speech ever written was in Waugh’s Decline and Fall. Every word of the passage dripped with genocidal loathing. The target of this macroaggression was the Welsh.

  34. MEH 0910 says:
    @Altai

    Caddyshack (1980) – Kill Every Gopher Scene (2/9) | Movieclips

    Caddyshack – Kill Every Gopher: McFiddish (Thomas A. Carlin) gives Carl (Bill Murray) a new assignment: get rid of all the gophers.

  35. epebble says:
    @Rockford Tyson

    You are an idiot. J & J vaccine might have caused death in one woman out of 6 million who have received it. Meanwhile 800+ people died today of Covid. A two week delay in continuing to use the vaccine might prevent two deaths from vaccine reaction but lead to about 1,400 additional (unnecessary, preventable) deaths.

  36. zimriel says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    “Abu” is “father” in Arabic. It’s common in many post-indo-european languages to go b > p. (Likewise Arabic has this habit of the reverse: Rajiv > Razib.)
    Maybe that’s what is going on in Apu’s Indian dialect.

  37. kihowi says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Yep. They’re just old men who were comfortable with the old fashioned level of anti-whiteness. When you could build a career on ridiculing Christianity and anything traditionally white, with from time to time a carefully good-natured joke about a protected class. Of course they would have destroyed anybody daring to talk about racial solidarity or racial differences or closed borders, but that was the reflexive hysteria of a different, more reasonable, age. Before things went too far.

  38. @Steve Sailer

    Yes, Steve, Jews never think about race and religion, and how to stick it to gentile Whites. It’s just always about making the best damn bank they can.

    Look, we love you, but your child-like innocence is becoming a tad embarrassing. Just because you’re not tribal, it doesn’t mean other groups aren’t. Time to put away childish things.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    , @anon
  39. t says:

    They’ve also decided that Azaria can no longer voice Dr. Nick Riviera who is who is looking with a Spanish surname and is based on Elvis’s doctor George C. Nichopoulos who’s was a Greek American. Azaria is white, with a Spanish surname and grew up speaking Spanish at home with grandparents born in Greece. So why exactly is it offensive for Azarria to play him? Is it offensive for Jews to play gentiles now?

    https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/1046727/simpsons-series-white-actors-voice-mixed-race-characters/

  40. @tyrone

    Cleese thinks you and I are bunch of hillbillies. He was also all about destroying the England of his youth and never wondered what would replace it.

    He’s just an old-school liberal who wonders why all those black and brown people that they brought into their homelands to crap on the Whites that Cleese doesn’t like don’t love him.

    Naturally, Cleese has moved to Caribbean, leaving poor English Whites to deal with his mess.

    Screw him.

  41. Polistra says:
    @Wilkey

    The totalitarian globalist Left moved into the vacuum that was created by the cultural devastation and self-doubt spread by groups like Monty Python.

    Wow, you sound like some strange variety of Woke here.

    Cultural devastation?? Python? That’s a new one.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  42. Polistra says:
    @Goingblankagain

    If the GOP don’t know how to capitalize from this insanity, they don’t deserve to ever be in power again.

    They don’t, and they won’t.

    • Agree: El Dato
  43. Polistra says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Steve is many things, but he’s not naïve about TPTB.

    He just isn’t keen on being a Johnny-One-Note,
    and he probably wants to keep breathing too.

  44. unwoke says:

    …Azaria should probably meet with Russell Peters instead, check it out, no apologies:

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEKn0MOaznM)

  45. Franz says:
    @Hans

    Yes, but dear John hasn’t figure out why it’s not an English city anymore or dasn’t say,

    True, alas.

    Some of us would really like to believe that when you become a celebrity and reach a certain level, an orientation of some sort takes place and they are given the “Dos” and “Don’ts” of their new status.

    It would be easy to believe. How they punish the line-crossers makes it easy to think the stars should know better because they’ve been told.

    Looking at what happened to Marlon Brando, Mel Gibson, Gary Oldman, and even/especially for Michael Jackson’s “kike me” line in his song about a Jewish record executive makes me curious. Even the poor Olsen Twins entered some sort of eclipse when they decided to make their fashion line in the States instead of Asia or Mexico. As if they broke some sort of taboo.

    Sure, these people still work but under a permanent cloud. Curious.

  46. Mike Tre says:

    Remember all those really funny Simpsons bits where they made fun of black urban culture? Me neither.

    • Replies: @Danindc
    , @Redman
  47. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    I’ve been wondering whether Cleese’s class – not Cleese or his family himself, but perhaps the sea in which he swam, especially at school and university – is essentially the former imperial administrative class, who learned “divide and rule” in India and elsewhere, but were dispossessed of what they felt was their rightful position atop the pyramid – and set about recreating those conditions when they were sent back to England.

    Cleese at least seems the type psychologically:

    Cleese played cricket in the First XI and did well academically, passing eight O-Levels and three A-Levels in mathematics, physics and chemistry. In his autobiography So, Anyway, he says that discovering, aged 17, he had not been made a house prefect by his housemaster affected his outlook: “It was not fair and therefore it was unworthy of my respect… I believe that this moment changed my perspective on the world.”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  48. tyrone says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    DANG!, blissful ignorance ruined again.

  49. Here’s the Brando Interview

  50. lol. Watching the corporate comedians bend the knee and apologize to the woke fills with me glee.

    For decades they all claimed they were “fighting the man” and “rebels” and “subversive” and were being “harried by conservative Christians” and then—

    a few complaints on Twitter or one documentary they collapse like the sniveling cowards they always were.

    Makes me sad they never actually faced true harrowing by Christian groups, though. We would’ve never lost the culture if we’d merely pushed just a little hard on these trash mongerers.

    This just in The Simpsons staff are all cowards. We now have absolute proof. And don’t let them ever tell you otherwise.

  51. paum says:
    @songbird

    Just a tangent related to Shearer:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_White_People_in_America

    The History of White People in America was a series of 30-minute mockumentary-style vignettes, first broadcast, beginning in 1985, on Cinemax, and later re-edited for videocassette release.

    Harry Shearer seems to have focused specifically on creating anti-white propaganda during the late ’80s.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  52. Rosie says:

    I demand an apology to philosophers.

  53. @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    Edward Said always resented that he lost out at being head boy of his boarding school to Omar Sharif.

  54. Danindc says:
    @Steve Sailer

    “Or, maybe, the guys in charge were trying, and succeeding, at making the best animated sitcom they could?”

    Most definitely…at least until about season 12. The last 20 years of that show has been a pc-addled mess

  55. Hey, guys.

    Check this out.

    Geraldo River and Dan Bongino were having a debate during the Hannity show. Then Geraldo referred to Bongino as a “son of a bitch.”

  56. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Cleese thinks you and I are bunch of hillbillies.

    He got burned by a genuine hillbilly– Alyce Fay McBride Eichelberger Cleese. Under Mexican uncommon law– California’s community property.

    He made a video documentary about the Napa wine country to pay off his bills.

  57. Danindc says:
    @Mike Tre

    Fair point but this holds up very well

  58. BenKenobi says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Steve, I’m probably one of the biggest fans of (classic) Simpsons around here. My trivia knowledge is peerless — I once won a Simpsons-only bar trivia night by myself against teams of 4-6.

    However, as the series progressed the (((influence))) became unmistakable.

    • The background townspeople & children of Springfield are astonishingly diverse for 1990.
    • Homer is the ultimate dumb White dad.
    • Marge became trapped in an unfulfilling marriage by having a baby at a young age.
    • Bart taught a generation of young White men to eschew education.
    • Lisa finds her White nuclear family oppressive and not liberal enough.
    • Going to a Christian Church is boring, stifling, and ripe for mockery.

    It was a hilarious show for many years. But there was a lot of subversion as well, and it has only gotten 1000x worse in recent years. It started to go off the rails around season 9. They’re on season 32 now and it’s pozzed as F.

    • Agree: Arthur Biggs
    • Replies: @Danindc
    , @anon
  59. And now for something completely important

  60. Altai says:

    Interesting the LA Times and Twitter algos are trying to change the narrative around the Simpsons. (Since the Hank Azaria thing isn’t going down well) Do we normally hear all about animation people who started their careers at the Simpsons long after it had begun to not be interesting in it’s writing or animation?

    Oh right, he was an illegal immigrant. If you’re wondering what else was noteable about his ‘amazing’ life, that was it, he was an illegal immigrant from El Salvador. The rest of his ‘amazing’ life doesn’t seem to warrant a mention.

    https://twitter.com/i/events/1382417489082998787

    • Replies: @Ed Case
  61. …even going so far as to say he feels the need apologize to every Indian person.

    That should keep him busy for a few centuries.

    • LOL: Abe
  62. @songbird

    All of modern television is subversive of standard Christian values. Father Knows Best, Leave It To Beaver, The Andy Griffith Show, etc. are relics of a past where POC and sexual degenerates weren’t elevated in society. I mean people actually wanted to have their values affirmed in popular entertainment. The epitome of bigotry.
    Now you could point out who runs Hollywood and the television networks and speculate why they attack the very best parts of the dominant culture. And you wouldn’t be wrong.

  63. Peterike says:
    @epebble

    “ Meanwhile 800+ people died today of Covid.”

    Lol. You actually believe that, and you’re calling someone else an idiot.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  64. Anon[182] • Disclaimer says:

    Too little and a couple of decades too late. Cleese et al mocked western civ to death and lacked the balls to take on the ruling idiocracy. He has exactly what he seemed to be asking for all these years.

    Wit is dead.

  65. @Danindc

    How long were the Simpsons three co-creators actively involved? Matt Groening was mostly out after season one, Sam Simon, who had the single most influence on the show was out after 1993. I gather James L. Brooks was around longer but was more of a senior figure. So the Simpsons kept going at a very high level thru the end of the century. Audacious Epigone graphed each episodes IMDB rating documenting that. Peak Simpsons lasted about as long as Seinfeld was on the air in total, suggesting a decade is about the maximum one comedy show can operate at a very high level.

    Brooks was key to the Simpsons success in keeping the network from pestering the writers. In the late 1980s Fox was a fledgling network and Brooks’ was hugely prestigious, the creator of Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi, and writer-director of famous movies Terms of Endearment and Broadcast News (Holly Hunter’s character in that is Lisa Simpson grown up). So he told Fox he’d do the show if they didn’t pester him with notes.

  66. Getaclue says:
    @epebble

    We’ll see who the “idiot” is over the next 2 years as the “Experimental Trial” (which is what it is, even if you took the shot and didn’t know it….) as to those who were injected plays out.

    You talk as if the roll out of these “vaccines” (mRNA therapy one of them) was normal — it wasn’t. Far from it. Glad you were able to be injected and top it off or do whatever — others well informed won’t be doing so and they are far from “idiots”. Having dealt with Medical Experts for years in Depositions, as anyone who has done so knows, they lie, change records and engage in all kinds of unethical conduct — as do the Big Pharma companies — that runs quite counter to the image the Mainslime Media has painted. I will go with the views of this ex-VP of Pfizer who, at considerable risk, is letting us know what the real story is — he isn’t an “idiot” either. Give it 10 Months to 2 years and get back with us on who the “idiot” is:
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/exclusive-former-pfizer-vp-your-government-is-lying-to-you-in-a-way-that-could-lead-to-your-death

    80% of CVirus deaths we now know were of morbidly obese people — all of the dead basically had 2 or more co-morbidities. An independent audit has shown the CDC changed the definition of “death” just for CVirus (all political — Gates NWO lackeys), and in doing so violated Federal Law, and as a result inflated deaths 1600% to push their NWO Great Reset Agenda.

    Even so the survival rate is about 99.8%. The reaction of people like you is a level of hysteria based on lies not facts– grossly inflated like the death figures. People die of many things every day — probably more than a million died because they had medical conditions they couldn’t get treated because of the CVirus Hysteria, they stayed home instead and died — for some reason none of them matter. The Covidians have their religion and they are the most hysterical Evangelicals ever.

    • Replies: @AKAHorace
  67. @Wade Hampton

    I’m guessing Azaria hasn’t returned any of the money he has made from his “insensitive” voices.
    Word is he is worth around 90 Million.
    Not bad, but does he have any “whole veet bread”, or “no more jerky beef”?
    Inquiring minds want to know…..

  68. Anon[182] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wilkey

    They (Howard Stern et al) simply appear on The View to apologize- to everyone but Christians. All is forgiven. Winter breast beating in the Palm Beach oceanfront manse.

  69. @Danindc

    Most definitely…at least until about season 12.

    I’d draw the line at Season 9 or maybe 10. Even the latter season is pretty forgettable — except for the A+++ episode ‘Lisa Gets an A’, which is brilliant from start to finish.

  70. Danindc says:
    @BenKenobi

    Good points but Homer was dumb but he was so damn funny- net positive for Whitey. I maintain Poochie the Dog episode is funniest – what say you?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @BenKenobi
  71. Abe says:
    @Steve Sailer

    And maybe they picked Dan Castellanata to do the voice of Homer Simpson because he’s a Catholic while Homer is a Protestant.

    My son and I have been (death-)marching through every SIMPSONS episode courtesy of a complimentary DISNEY+ subscription. The fact that the show is or will soon be in its 30th season! used to depress me utterly whenever I thought about it. How many great TV shows have ended AND STARTED well after the SIMPSONS was past its prime if not already terrible?- SOPRANOS, BREAKING BAD, MAD MEN, GAME OF THRONES, etc., etc. The fact that the show scuds merrily along while so many good things in my life have disappeared (the show antecedes and postcedes some animals and even people I have cherished) always felt like a bummer- it was like the show was navigating unscathed through the entropic death of the universe even while itself being a prime example of entropic decay.

    Anyway, though, binging it with my son has proved a real hoot and the poor quality of most individual episodes is greatly mitigated by being able to immediately roll to the next one instead of having to stew for a whole week over how terrible last Sunday’s sh!tburger was. And apropos to the point- outside of outright criminals like Fat Tony or Snake Jailbird, or the over-the-top-super villain-evil Mr. Burns, by far the most reprehensible character on the show is the incredibly scuzzy, incredibly Jewish Krusty the Clown, who is regularly shown selling dangerous and defective food, toys, and even medicine to children in exchange for a quick buck, while his less outré, more day-to-day acts of scumbuckethood include sexual harassment, animal abuse, plagiarism of comedic material, etc. etc.

    Ned Flanders is far and away the best human being on the show and other SIMPSONS characters regularly say so out loud. Yes, he’s a bit a of weeny, but this is more than compensated for by the writers giving him a ripped bod straight off the front cover of the most salacious sort of honey badger shapeshifter lover romance novel (sadly this is a thing). He is a literal disciple of muscular Christianity! The next best human being on the show is probably Marge, and she has repeatedly called herself, always when acting as the conscience of the show and not in mockery, a “Christian woman”. An episode we just watched from Season 21 was actually shocking for almost having Marge and Ned hookup before reason and moral got the better of both of them. Come to think of it, they’d make a pretty cute couple…

  72. But, Cleese is not apologizing for making fun of Spaniards and Germans:

    But Cleese didn’t make fun of the Germans at all. He was making fun of of the bigoted character he played himself, Basil Fawlty, whose name gives away the game. The Germans in that famous episode behaved themselves admirably.

    Similarly the Spanish waiter character Manuel comes across as a likeable character who is subject to merciless bullying by Fawlty.

    People make the same misapprehension about The Office in failing to recognise the the character mainly held up to ridicule is the Ricky Gervais character.

    In both cases Cleese and Gervais themselves invented the show, the main characters, and wrote much of the script themselves, but they certainly didn’t play themselves.

  73. @Polistra

    Steve is one the finest, most intelligent and thoughtful people that I’ve had the pleasure to read – and, sort of, get to know. He has also shown himself to be a truly honorable man.

    I just wish he was fully on my side because, God knows, we need him.

    I apologize for my snarky comments.

  74. anon[204] • Disclaimer says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    “Look, we love you, but your child-like innocence is becoming a tad embarrassing.”

    What’s this “we” stuff? Steve’s a blessing to humanity, full stop. The commenter Steve responded to made the paranoid-delusional suggestion that the jews who run the Simpsons employed the jew Harry Shearer to voice christian characters to stick it to christians like himself. This is sub-qanon level conspiratorial thinking and it deserves to be mocked.

  75. @JohnnyWalker123

    Dems are the real racists.

    So tiresome. Whites need to stop accepting the Left’s morality.

  76. @Danindc

    Poochie the Dog is my favorite episode. But then, I love marketing research scenes.

    • Replies: @Danindc
  77. Abe says:
    @Abe

    An episode we just watched from Season 21 was actually shocking for almost having Marge and Ned hookup

    You really can only understand a decade at the start of the decade that retired the decade that retired it. The Aught’s were a fraught time of terrorism, disastrous foreign policy misadventures, and financial profligacy. BUT DAMN WAS IT A GOOD TIME TO BE A GUY! Women were never in better physical maintenance nor as generally sex-positive and accommodating of men as during the era of Bush II and into the early years of Obama. I will not kiss and tell, but if you did not at some point bump into a threeway situation during that decade you were probably in a coma or a burn victims’ ward.

    Apropos of THE SIMPSONS, I was embarrassed (yet also intrigued) to recently watch an episode with my son where, at Marge’s tea party for the ladies of Springfield, a series of horrendous accidents suddenly ensue maiming or even killing most of the guests until- BAM! hot-yet-obnoxious local businesslady Lindsey Naegle is catapulted at Marge resulting in- the two of them in each other’s arms tongue-kissing. Cut to a drooling Homer still in the throws of his exotic reverie. For a show with a pretty straight-arrow, even Christian, sexual morality at least when it comes to the Simpson family itself, this was striking stuff, and typical of the bro-tastic ethos of the era. Damn it was a good time to be a guy!

    • Replies: @Pericles
  78. anon[204] • Disclaimer says:
    @BenKenobi

    This kind of pathetic white victimhood-mongering (applied to a cartoon show!) is completely ridiculous and off-putting to the many White Americans who actually do face serious problems today. You’re no different than the affluent crybaby hindoos complaining that Hank Azaria’s Apu doesn’t adequately reflect the glory of their race. The Simpsons isn’t the problem, dude.

    • Disagree: BenKenobi
  79. Danindc says:
    @Steve Sailer

    The last line line where Homer recapped the episode and ended with “and then I forget to ask for any money- well live and learn!”

    I’ve run the numbers and it is the funniest episode. Fred Grimes is distant second.

  80. Ma Laoshi says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Sounds like you missed Life of Brain, where the Jews are lampooned as big-nosed perpetual squabblers, pompous but clueless High Priests, and religion-obsessed zealots who in fact were light years behind the Roman Empire in all aspects of civilization. But by all means discuss Monty Python without including their defining masterpiece.

  81. @Goingblankagain

    ‘If the Washington Generals don’t know how to capitalize on the Harlem Globetrotters’ clowning about, they don’t deserve to ever win again.’

    We both know what the result will be.

    Great name, by the way. One of my favourite albums.

  82. She tells us coming to the table with them would help Hank do a lot of the learning he seems very open to at this point.

    True. They could, for instance, help Hank Azaria learn by having him watch Indian movies.

  83. @J.Ross

    Iodized salt long preceded Apu.

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  84. @epebble

    I love when a stupid retard like you calls me an idiot. That’s funny. That is one *reported* death, you moron. And if you checked the statistic correctly, there were 7 *severe* complications involving embolism. Do you know how serious that is, especially in the elderly – the most likely to receive vaccines? Both my maternal grandmother and paternal grandfathers died from embolism. Learn what you are talking about, moron. And that is just one vaccine. If you payed attention to what Dr.Attia said, you need to vaccinate 22 people to *potentially* save one from COVID.

    • Replies: @epebble
  85. If Apu is the worst “injustice” the Indian community can come up with, they should count their blessings.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  86. Is Hank Azaria giving away all the money he earned voicing Apu? If not, is he really apologizing?

  87. Ma Laoshi says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Also, where does it figure in your rant that John Cleese was right? As soon as he got into office, Trump threw the delorables under the bus, and spent four years doing the bidding of his billionaire pals and Zionist backers–plus, it goes without saying, showering the Armies of Mordor with the money they’re so fond of. Only after Trump lost re-election did he suddenly start to scramble, realizing with a shock “Hey voters also exist, why didn’t Prince Jared warn me about that?” Too little too late.

    Sure it can happen that one elected a charlatan–psychos make excellent manipulators. But if you continue to follow the charlatan after he exposed himself, you deserve all the disdain directed at you: the Dems’, John Cleese’s, and of course Trump’s own disdain for his supporters. More generally, if American whites can be placated by serving Israel’s agenda instead of their own, it’s only natural that the great and good take them for granted.

    • Agree: Peter Akuleyev
  88. Anon[188] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ma Laoshi

    Sounds like you missed Life of Brain, where the Jews are lampooned as big-nosed perpetual squabblers, pompous but clueless High Priests, and religion-obsessed zealots who in fact were light years behind the Roman Empire in all aspects of civilization.

    Has a Jew ever made a production that satirizes Jews in a disparaging way?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Ma Laoshi
  89. @Steve Sailer

    Conan O’Brien was writing for The Simpsons when Lorne Michaels tapped him to replace David Letterman as host of NBC’s Late Night.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  90. @anonymouseperson

    How about a character named Apupu with a nasty habit of defecating in the street?

  91. AKAHorace says:
    @Getaclue

    80% of CVirus deaths we now know were of morbidly obese people — all of the dead basically had 2 or more co-morbidities. An independent audit has shown the CDC changed the definition of “death” just for CVirus (all political — Gates NWO lackeys), and in doing so violated Federal Law, and as a result inflated deaths 1600% to push their NWO Great Reset Agenda.

    You might be able to make this case if the US was the only country that claimed to have many CV deaths. What about the Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium, Brazil, Switzerland and many other places that claim similar or higher Covid deaths. Are they all in on this conspiracy ? If so are they controlled by the CDC ? Or who could control the CDC as well as the ministries involved in all these countries ?

    • Thanks: photondancer
  92. @Anon

    Most satires of Jews are made by Jews: Barton Fink, A Serious Man, War Dogs, Tropic Thunder, The Producers.

  93. @Polistra

    Season 4 (1972), Episode 4: “Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror.”

    I haven’t seen that one in ages, but I’m sure it was all in good fun.

  94. epebble says:
    @Rockford Tyson

    Look, your innumeracy is beyond hopeless. You are arguing 1 in a million episode of possible vaccine induced embolism is worse than 1,700+ deaths per million that have already occurred.

    All
    episodes have been reported in women of child bearing age (18 -48 years old). Not men and not elderly women.

    • Replies: @Rockford Tyson
  95. @Ma Laoshi

    Life of Brain.” Freud’s theories are largely discredited, but his slips are still showing — everywhere.

    Jokes aside, I agree with you that Life of Brian is an equal opportunity offender, with plenty of incendiary material for Jews and Christians alike. I well remember my rabbi devoting an entire Shabbat sermon in 1979 to why Jews should not see the movie: he called it sacrilegious to both Judaism and Christianity.

    Since I was already a Python devotee at 16, I saw it the following Sunday.

    • Replies: @Nachum
    , @Ma Laoshi
  96. Nachum says:

    A little irony is that Azaria is a Sephardic Jew. When leftist Jews aren’t getting masochistic pleasure by beating themselves up over being white and privileged, they try to get on the victim bandwagon by claiming to be “of color” because some Jews (although not them) supposedly are. (Apparently Jewish alone isn’t enough of a victimhood status. And of course most Sephardic Jews are pretty white. Azaria’s family is from Greece and ultimately Spain.) But that doesn’t help the decidedly non-Ashkenazi Azaria.

  97. Nachum says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Good thing the Pythons cut most of the Zionists-as-Nazis stuff. (There’s a brief reference to it at the end, and you can see the deleted scenes on the DVD.)

    Last time I saw the movie was for the anniversary, at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. Packed house, lots of swag.

  98. @Abe

    I say thanks because it’s fascinating, but also I think I’ve watched the first 8 or 10 seasons of Simpsons and I think that’s enough. That’s a good take; Simpsons is not Family Guy. Snake wears a Middlebury shirt.

    • Replies: @william munny
  99. Ma Laoshi says:
    @Anon

    Might I add to our host’s list: Sasha Baron Cohen as Brueno doing Jerusalem in Hasidic hotpants, and Woody Allen feeling himself like an Orthodox alien at the dinner table with an all-American family–think that was in Annie Hall. Plus, oh, a million jewish jokes about their victim complex, ethnocentrism, etc etc.

  100. Ma Laoshi says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Oops… and now you opened my eyes, I see that in another comment I misspelled “deplorables”–seems the spellcheckers aren’t trained on that word yet. To my defense, I’m doing this on a keyboard worn out by years of gaming; if you know FPS controls, naturally the “a” key is among the hardest hit, so”Brian” might’ve caused me trouble.

    I like your approach: hear out the Rabbi, hear out Python, and then find your own path. Things would calm down a lot if more people were like that.

    P.S. in Dutch I like to say “Een Freudiaans slipje”, which translates as “A Freudian panty”.

  101. BenKenobi says:
    @Danindc

    Hard to pin down a favorite.

    Maybe “You Move Only Twice” — the Hank Scorpio episode.

    Interesting that your two favorites were meta-commentary by the writing staff.

    Poochie: old show stagnates, adds new character.

    Frank Grimes: what if a real person came to Springfield?

    • Replies: @Danindc
  102. El Dato says:
    @Peterike

    ‘Fear really drives numbers’: CNN director calls Covid-19 ‘GANGBUSTERS WITH RATINGS,’ latest undercover video reveals

    Quarter of deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales not caused by virus itself, govt statistics show

    And also:

    CEO pay soars amid Covid-19 struggle

    To stay on-topic: CHING CHONG CHANG

    Italian TV hosts mock Chinese and this racism would’ve gone unnoticed if not for social media… ‘Because it’s the Chinese, y’know’

    With millions of viewers of their satirical news show, Italian TV hosts Gerry Scotti and Michelle Hunziker chose to ignore the ongoing global discussion on racism by mocking the Chinese. It took a US Instagrammer to call them out.

    So it must be really important.

    Posting on “the most feared Instagram account in fashion”, Diet Prada duo Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler wrote, “It’s so disturbing that these people continue to be on the forefront of the Italian mainstream media, watched by millions, millions who are influenced and informed by this behaviour and in turn go out into the world and perpetuate it.”

    They continue to make fun?

    And they’re right. But the fact that the two hosts were not suspended or sacked immediately says something about attitudes towards the Chinese that hold true across many countries. Many Westerners seem to feel it’s okay to be racist towards China or are at most ambivalent about the slurs; I know it’s not right, but y’know, it’s the Chinese.

    The problems began when the two Italian television hosts of the long-running satirical ‘Striscia la Notizia’ (Strip the News) show aired by the private Italian network Mediaset made the childish, but racist, slant-eyed gestures and mocked the ‘L’ pronunciation of ‘R’ while presenting a piece on Italy’s RAI TV.

    That’s practically a second Opium War!

    Bullshit apologies into the mental void of the Internet had to follow:

    Meanwhile, Hunziger issued a humiliating Instagram apology of her own, saying, “It was absolutely not my intention to hurt the sensitivity of Chinese culture, I love all cultures and I am against all types of racism, all types of violence and all types of discrimination. But I can and I realize that I may have really hurt someone’s sensitivity and for this I humbly apologise.”

    I would have expected better from Damian Wilson, who generally makes sense.

    Anyway: “Les Tinois”: They though they could exploit them to the end of times … but they have become richer than us”

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
  103. El Dato says:

    Also, here is John Cleese and Rowan Atkinson foreshadowing the mental problems of the Woke Generation

  104. @Anonymous

    “Manuel” was of course played by British-Jewish actor Andrew Sachs, no connection to Spain whatsoever. They would probably make him apologize but he died in 2016.

  105. @Hans

    he had nothing but contempt for Mr. Trump.

    As does any intelligent white person who values traditional European culture and Christian values. If you still can’t see that Trump was a transparent fraud only seeking to enrich himself and his family there is no hope for you.

    • Agree: Ma Laoshi
    • Replies: @Ma Laoshi
    , @Forbes
  106. @Steve Sailer

    Early Woody Allen films, through Annie Hall, also satirize Jews. Non-Jewish attempts to satirize Jews end up being too mean, broad and/or clueless to be funny.

    Blacks are also much better at mocking blacks (Chris Rock, Red Foxx, Dave Chapelle, Richard Pryor).

    • Replies: @Ma Laoshi
  107. Pericles says:
    @Abe

    hot-yet-obnoxious local businesslady Lindsey Naegle is catapulted at Marge resulting in- the two of them in each other’s arms tongue-kissing. Cut to a drooling Homer still in the throws of his exotic reverie. … this was striking stuff, and typical of the bro-tastic ethos of the era. Damn it was a good time to be a guy!

    This was before we knew what lesbians are really like.

    Btw, I thought the episode with homo Homer was pretty funny.

  108. Pericles says:
    @Ma Laoshi

    P.S. in Dutch I like to say “Een Freudiaans slipje”, which translates as “A Freudian panty”.

    You’re in luck, because in English, a slip is a woman’s undergarment.

  109. Ma Laoshi says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    If you still can’t see that Trump was a transparent fraud only seeking to enrich himself and his family there is no hope for you.

    One can even say this without descending into pointless partisan rancor, for discounting the different cultural sauce, Obama had a very similar dysfunctional relationship with his supporters. Whenever in some obscure progressive publication, O. let himself be quoted “Of course I know better than this Washington playbook” they all jubilated “See? He’s always been one of us!” Maybe, maybe not–what does it matter if he didn’t act on it? Then at the end of his first term, the machine mobilized “Never mind the sell-outs, just re-elect him and then you’ll see the real Obama!” And they fell for it–smh.

  110. TyRade says:

    While spinning in his grave, Peter Sellers is undoubtedly hanging his head in shame:

    goodness gracious me!

  111. Ed Case says:
    @Altai

    …”Simpsons” veteran as a warm and generous friend with a wicked [sense of humour?]

    Is that code for ” He was a First Class arsehole”?

  112. Ma Laoshi says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Ha! Bringing up Annie Hall in this context apparently is something we independently discovered–like Yang-Mills theory or the Cauchy-Schwartz theorem LOL.

    Anyway, a nice list you made there; good reminder that not so long ago we could still have fun. And fun is very important, because it prevents the powerful from obtaining the additional superpower of fear. Might I add “Fear of a Black Hat” on rapper culture–though I’m not sure if it’s really black-made or just black-acted.

    Would people agree with me that the same is not true for Boobus Americanus–as if the Yanks are still too full of themselves to see what they really are. The gold standard parody for me is GTA Vice City, with, among much else, *commercials “Ammu-Nation is having a blowout sale, 20% off armor-piercing bullets”; *televangelists “Liberals, philanderers, the Welsh–everybody who disagrees with me is a degenerate, and deserves to be shot I’m afraid to say”; *feminist associate professors “‘Where were we?’ ‘Um, you were talking about yourself’ ‘Oh yes of course; well as you see, I’m very intelligent so I don’t expect you to understand, but in my latest book…’” This magnum opus pop-culture icon is made not in the US of course, but by Rockstar Scotland.

    Or does South Park qualify as an exception, of Americans laughing at themselves? (Yes I know this is American Jews, so it’s slightly different.)

    A darker side to this discussion is that only jews/blacks can afford to joke about their own community, and hope to live another day.

  113. A friend of mine worked for Lennon, and one day in the ‘70s they got on an elevator and were treated to the Muzak version of Imagine,, to which Lennon said something to the effect of, “Christ, I’ve lived too long.”

  114. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    There is a whole internet world of Simpsons fans that call the show airing since about Season 10 (they argue about precisely when) the Zombie Simpsons, a hollow shell of the original that needs to die but keeps going.

    https://deadhomersociety.com/manifesto/

    I agree. Other than a few funny shows mixed in, the show has been unwatchable garbage since sometime around Season 11.

  115. @Ma Laoshi

    Depends how you saw it. I was much younger when I saw the movie of the Life of Brian, but I don’t think it ever occurred to me that it was specifically Jews who were being depicted.

    All the actors and performers were already very well known and theme of the movie was a general satire on the human tendency to be gullible, easily rousable to mob violence, and to collectively seek salvation in religious movements, while depicting priests and religious leaders as transparently self-seeking, hypocritical, and anything but spiritual (which is not dissimilar to the viewpoint of the Jesus depicted in the Bible.)

    Naturally, when the movie came out, religious leaders performed exactly as expected in condemning the movie as they saw it as a potential threat to their revenues, a threat to their power over their congregants, and above all a chance to piggyback onto the publicity bandwagon and spout their usual nonsense in public–especially in the US.

    • Replies: @Ma Laoshi
    , @Ma Laoshi
  116. Danindc says:
    @BenKenobi

    Fun episode. Scorpio had high highs but not excellent throughout- Lisa/ Marge were in it too much imo.

    Azaria also did a Frank Grimes. The man is a master. Castalanetta better though.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  117. @Danindc

    I knew somebody who was in an improv troupe with Dan Castellanata at Second City in Chicago in the 1980s. She and everybody else except Castellanta went out drinking after a show. He went home and wrote down every joke that worked and everyone that didn’t, crossfiled them in his joke database, and pondered the lessons.

    The other improv troupe members had more fun, but he has been employed to voice Homer Simpson for the last three decades and they haven’t.

    • Replies: @Danindc
    , @Danindc
    , @Anonymous
  118. @Abe

    The Simpsons soldier on, while quality shows like Beavis & Butthead and Daria are condemned to the ash heap of history.

    Didn’t the Simpsons make Tracy Ullman a gazillionaire? You go, girl!

  119. @Steve Sailer

    So, when does Cartwright do her apology tour for appropriating the voice roles of several males in the series?

  120. Danindc says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Impressionists are some of the most talented people on earth. What an incredible skill to have. Guys like Castalanetta, Frank Caliendo and Conor Moore just amaze me.

    Them and hockey play-by-play announcers are the 2 professions I admire most.

  121. @Steve Sailer

    I’ve got another one for you: the Safdie brothers’ Uncut Gems (2019). Adam Sandler portrays one of the most repulsive Jewish characters since the Coen Brothers’ Bernie Bernbaum (John Turturro). One of the film’s really good features is the unconventional casting.

  122. @Rockford Tyson

    The polio vaccine, for instance, saved billions of children from growing up cripples.

    Are you sure about this?

  123. @Steve Sailer

    According to SNL lore, then-executive-producer Dick Ebersol pushed back on Harry Shearer for this sketch, but Ebersol wasn’t a comedy writer per se.

    When Shearer left the show mid-season, he said it was because of creative differences. He then added

    I was creative; they were different

    Having said that, it’s important to remember that Shearer couldn’t get along with Lorne Michaels either. From what many people have said, Shearer is brilliant but is also a pain-in-the-ass, which can be said for a lot of the people who post here.

  124. @Steve Sailer

    Matt Groening was mostly out after season one

    It’s funny how people give so much credit to Matt for The Simpsons. He did create the characters, so we have to give him credit for that. But the show really isn’t about his comic sensibility. If you want to know the real Matt, you should read his alternative-comic Life in Hell.

    As Steve mentioned, the actual driving force behind The Simpsons was James L. Brooks, as he had the cache to insist on creative freedom. Brooks and Groening had a very public spat when Brooks executive produced The Critic, which was created by Simpsons writers Al Jean and Mike Reiss. Groening objected when an episode of The Simpsons was used to launch The Critic on FOX, as it had previously aired on ABC. Groening gave the old fig leaf of “confusion” and Brooks rightfully called him out as being an ungrateful, selfish asshole.

  125. @Stan Adams

    Despite Steve’s love of “The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show”, Conan wrote “Marge vs. the Monorail”, which is probably the best technically crafted episode from beginning to end. It is so good that you can enjoy it despite never having seen The Music Man.

    In terms of overall oeuvre my favorite Simpsons writer is John Swartzwelder, although I also enjoy the episodes of Steve’s friend Jeff Martin, with my favorite being “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet”.

    • Replies: @Danindc
  126. Danindc says:
    @ScarletNumber

    Schwartzwelder is great. His books are pretty funny as well but sort of one note. Another unbelievably funny guy is Jack Handey from Deep thoughts on SNL. That’s his real name. His book – The Stench of Honolulu is one of the funniest I’ve ever read. And his Deep Thoughts are in the pantheon of comedy.

  127. Forbes says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    And Trump is different from other politicians (e.g., Obama and Biden) exactly how?

  128. Forbes says:
    @Rockford Tyson

    The injection is not a vaccine. A vaccine creates immunity. these injections purportedly aid resistance to severe symptoms. The government has redefined vaccine for the purpose of misleading the public.

    Did you volunteer to be beta-tested on an unproven injection only available due to an EUA–emergency use authorization–as safety and efficacy clinical trials have not been performed?

  129. @Altai

    Simple: White stereotypes are always A-OK, since all Whites “have power” ,and are “oppressors” of all non-Whites.

    The Simpsons, like thousands of TV shows since the late 196660s, is Leftist projection of their evils ,unto Whites that are Right Wing ,or even MOR.

  130. @Ma Laoshi

    Thanks, works in French too!

    « Un slip freudien »

    Except it means briefs, not panty, ah well.

  131. Anonymous[421] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    He went home and wrote down every joke that worked and everyone that didn’t, crossfiled them in his joke database, and pondered the lessons.

    Is there any literature on what makes a joke work? Academic studies that have attempted to discover the cognitive algorithms?

  132. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    M”thinks we all should go to someplace where folks are a little more open minded and enjoy a not mean joke about just noticing different types of people (Indian 7/11 clerks, Scottish janitors, Black African american bus drivers). Most of us like these types of people but, the PC Woke thought police don’t really like much of anything, certainly not some white people enjoying a Simpsons, or Monty Python joke.

    Yes, let’s go to some place more fun, more free, open and yeah tolerant than USA, UK.

    How about….

    Afghanistan under the Taliban – that would be more fun. Women probably more fun than the feminist, lawyer bitc*es here in Chicago.

    J Ryan
    LeftBehindinChicago

  133. Anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    Life of Brian is one of my favorite movies.

    The scene:

    “What have the Romans ever done for us” is THE greatest defense for White European colonialism going all the way back to White Roman colonialism of Jewish Palestine.

    What have the Romans ever done for us (Says the John Cleese character the leader of the Jewish rebels, terrorists)?

    Some Jewish guy in the back answers:

    “the Aquaducts”.

    John Cleese admits that the Roman aqueducts bringing fresh drinking and bathing water to the Jewish people in Roman Palestine was one good thing the Romans did for “us””them” the local Jewish people.

    “But apart from that, Please resumes what have the Romans ever done for us”…

    Another answers – “The great Roman roads, irrigation, sanitation, education, medicine, brought peace”

    This view of the Roman and Jewish ungrateful colonial subjects is definitely politically incorrect when applied to other colonialized people like Black Africans, Arab Algerians in French Algeria or our own Black Freedmen who were once sadly slaves.

    Shakespeare breaches this taboo subject in “The Tempest” when the once perfectly happy Indian Carib “Caliban” replies to the English colonial guy that what have these English colonists brought him.

    The White English colonialist guy replies:

    “We brought you our English language”.

    Caliban replies:

    “Great so I can curse you in your own tongue”.

    Caliban did express some racial rape fantasies about raping the Colonialists English White guy’s daughter and having lots of little Calibans running around.

    Sigh.

    Contemporary life, culture, comedy in USA/UK is increasingly horrible and humorless. M’thinks the Taliban is more open minded and enjoys a joke more than these WOKE PC as* hole*s.

    J Ryan
    Left Behind in Chicago

  134. JMcG says:

    I’d get an occasional chuckle from The Simpsons, but Malcolm in the Middle is still the only thing I’ve seen on TV that actually made me laugh out loud.

  135. Ma Laoshi says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    a general satire on the human tendency

    Of course: when I called it a masterpiece, this implied that it had something to say about the human condition. We’d do just fine without any Messiah, if we could just be a little less shortsighted, petty, and gullible–but it is what it is.

    And yet, I think it’s both. These particular humans are very much jewish, with their taboos surrounding the name of Jehovah, restrictions on women–and most incisively, their insistence on getting crucified in a purely jewish area. And Brian is Brian Cohen of course: when told by his mum that his lineage was … complicated due to her profession, he replied “I’m a kike, a yid, a heebie, a hook-nose, I’m kosher mum, I’m a Red Sea pedestrian, and proud of it!”

    Also, when shooting the iconic full-frontal scene, somebody whispered to actor Graham Chapman “Umm, people will be able to see that you’re not jewish”. So they had to improvise around that.

    Like it should be with great art, I think it’s fine to first watch it without noticing these details, and then re-watch later to see that there’s more to it.

  136. Ma Laoshi says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Naturally, when the movie came out, religious leaders performed exactly as expected

    One expected, but remarkably constant, feature of the lockdown era is how the righteous clowns of all stripes went absolutely ballistic at the notion of skipping service in their clubhouse even just for one week. In my view, the missed revenue alone does not explain this existential fear. Having to admit that, no, prayer does not protect you, stings. But foremost, their issue seems to be with leaving people moment to reflect by themselves: will their sheep still believe if they’re not being told what to believe?

    If one reads stories of former cult members, a common theme is that they were being kept busy, busy, busy, to the point of exhaustion. Religion is about control–only ever been this way.

  137. Redman says:
    @Mike Tre

    The best white comic on black culture has been Sascha Baron-Cohen. Also Howard Stern in the 1980s, before finally having to back off the funny black gigs to keep his partner Robin Quivers from bolting. Quivers suddenly became super sensitive for some reason. But Cohen gets away with it because he’s massively pro-Israel and anti-Trump.

    Definitely illustrates who calls the shots in media and entertainment, and it ain’t blacks.

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  138. @epebble

    No, YOUR innumeracy is beyond comprehension. The vast, vast majority of people who get COVID won’t die from it or even get very ill. They will have mild symptoms.

    The risk *for those people* from taking the vaccine is not justifiable, because they won’t be included in the 1,700 pewr million that will die.

    My argument is that, for the majority of people, the risk of the vaccine is not worth it since the cost-benefit for them from taking the vaccine is not favorable. The obvious solution is to give the vaccine only for those who are at risk.

    Vaccinating 22 people, most of whom *would not get sick if they caught COVID” to protect 1 from dying is not reasonale when for most of those people the vaccine is a greate risk than the virus itself.

    You are a stupid dweeb.

  139. @Altai

    I don’t hate either.

    The sword is a form of the Divine Feminine

  140. @Altai

    A fascinating illumination into the numbers of people who browse the likes of the alt sphere because they really really hate Muslims but also really hate the West.

    Well… I mean it’s obviously in character — though a little too tryhard — for a guy using that handle to whine about bans on open carry of swords.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirpan

    Sure, there are Hindu and Muslim Jats:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jat_people

    But if we look at recent presidents of the World Jat Aryan Foundation:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Jat_Aryan_Foundation

    “The foundation is presided by Navjot Singh Sidhu.[1] Sahib Singh Verma served the World Jat Aryan Foundation, as its former president.”

    They have a rather… Sikhly appearance.

    Really smells like bad faith/ trolling. One might almost suspect that he’s just using the name because it implicitly links “Aryan” to dot Indians rather than Yamnaya.

    When anons reference their claimed identity in nearly every post, do so in a very simplistic/ stereotypical manner, and use that nakedly asserted “identity” as a basis for most of their “arguments”… that claimed identity is quite likely to be a false one.

  141. @gandydancer

    Iodized salt long preceded Apu.

    1924 in the US. First in Michigan, then nationwide by the end of the year. Prior to that, the “goiter belt” (Northern Midwest, Appalachia, Pacific Northwest) suffered significant morbidity due to iodine deficiency.

    https://science.sciencemag.org/content/82/2129/370

    I seem to recall that part of the impetus for implementing iodized salt was that WW1-era IQ testing showed notably higher proportions of low IQ recruits from iodine-deficient areas. It worked — and not just in preventing goiter:

    https://econpapers.repec.org/article/oupjeurec/v_3a15_3ay_3a2017_3ai_3a2_3ap_3a355-387..htm
    “We find that for the one-quarter of the population most deficient in iodine this intervention raised intelligence quotient (IQ) by approximately one standard deviation.”

    Similar results in China:

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15734706/
    The effects of iodine on intelligence in children: a meta-analysis of studies conducted in China
    “…there was an increase on 1.15 SIQP of Binet or 0.8 SIQP on Raven Scale (17.25 or 12 IQ points) for children born more than 3.5 years after iodine supplementation program was introduced.”

    Markedly more effective than say, Head Start…

  142. @Redman

    The best white “comic” on black culture has been Sascha Baron-Cohen.

    Sasha Cohen isn’t White — he’s a MOT. A member of the priest caste, no less. Cohen gets away with constantly vomiting forth his vitriol toward any and all goyim because jew privilege. Duh.

    Even the notorious semitic supremacist anti-White hate group “ADL,” under its former chief Abe Foxman, used to criticize Cohen’s “comedy,” noting that his blatant anti-goy hatred was “too obvious” and “might lead to dangerously escalating levels of goyim knowing” — or something to that effect. But under the Greenblatt regime, they’ve kissed and made up. The ADL now openly endorses Cohen’s verbal violence, and even gave him a platform to incontinently spew his virulent, unreasoning hatred toward any and all goyim — especially those of indigenous European heritage.

    • Replies: @James Forrestal

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