Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Prank Name List

As readers may recall, back in the 1990s, The Simpsons, was actually really funny, hard as that may be to believe when you watch any of the humorfree episodes produced the latest decade.

One of my favorite gags was when Bart made prank calls to Moe's Tavern, asking for someone with a made up name that made Moe look silly when he asked if that person was there. My favorite was when Bart  (4:43 into the video clip) asked for Amanda, last name Huginkiss. Moe then called out " Just one second I'll check. Amanda Huginkiss (sounds like "A man to hug and kiss")! I'm looking for "A man to hug and kiss! Why can't I find "A man to hug and kiss!"" This caused all the bar denizens to laugh with resident drunk Barney Gumble sarcastically and hilariously replying "maybe your standards are too high" to Moe's unintentional question of why he can't find a man to hug and kiss, causing everyone except Moe to laugh even harder.

Anyway, the supposed "racist scandal" when a news announcer was fooled into reporting fake Asian names like "Ho Lee Fuk" seems more like a not so successful attempt to make fun of the network than anything else.


Blogger Yancey Ward said...

Had the exact same opinion- the real target of the prank was the TV station and not Asian Americans, and it succeeded beautifully, even if humorless automatons didn't get it.

5:18 PM  

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