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What Happens in 'The Simpsons' Foodie Episode

What Happens in 'The Simpsons' Foodie Episode


Marge becomes a food blogger, guest actors rap, and there's a surprise twist at the end

Remember when Homer took that job as a food critic? Well, in this Sunday's food-themed episode of The Simpsons, it's Marge who becomes the food blogger.

Matt Selman, executive producer for The Simpsons, chatted with Grub Street about the upcoming foodie shenanigans. Here's why he didn't choose Homer for the food blogger role: "He just wants pizza and fast food, as opposed to eating broth-squirting dumpling, and — what's the line? — 'pixie wangs and deep-fried walrus mustaches.' That's his take on it."

As for the rap, Selman says it was initially based on "Empire State of Mind," with lyrics like, "I'll be 'Frank' like Bruni, 'Ruthless' like Reichl/ 'Wiley' like Dufresne, and when I take the mike, I'll / Rhyme about radicchio, criticize Colicchio / Every pub is gastro, and all my beef carpaccio."

There are even Simpson-ized cameos of Dufresne and Gordon Ramsay. Our expectations are high, given South Park's sharp take on foodie culture last year.

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The Simpsons have explored tons of flashback-centric episodes over the years, and, while some have been great, others have majorly faltered.

Astonishing as it is, almost 700 episodes of The Simpsons have been created over 31 seasons. It’s the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history, which is an incredible achievement for the dysfunctional family. Needless to say, the show’s long history has brought us a wealth of brilliant episodes and inspired an absurd amount of memes.

One element of the show that always tends to divide fans, however, is the flashback episodes. While it’s great to get a little backstory and learn more about the pasts of our favorite Springfield residents, retconning major events and cheap clip shows are major no-nos. To illustrate this point, here are some picks for the best and worst of the show’s flashback episodes.


The Simpsons: 5 Flashback Episodes That We Love (& 5 That We Don't)

The Simpsons have explored tons of flashback-centric episodes over the years, and, while some have been great, others have majorly faltered.

Astonishing as it is, almost 700 episodes of The Simpsons have been created over 31 seasons. It’s the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history, which is an incredible achievement for the dysfunctional family. Needless to say, the show’s long history has brought us a wealth of brilliant episodes and inspired an absurd amount of memes.

One element of the show that always tends to divide fans, however, is the flashback episodes. While it’s great to get a little backstory and learn more about the pasts of our favorite Springfield residents, retconning major events and cheap clip shows are major no-nos. To illustrate this point, here are some picks for the best and worst of the show’s flashback episodes.


The Simpsons: 5 Flashback Episodes That We Love (& 5 That We Don't)

The Simpsons have explored tons of flashback-centric episodes over the years, and, while some have been great, others have majorly faltered.

Astonishing as it is, almost 700 episodes of The Simpsons have been created over 31 seasons. It’s the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history, which is an incredible achievement for the dysfunctional family. Needless to say, the show’s long history has brought us a wealth of brilliant episodes and inspired an absurd amount of memes.

One element of the show that always tends to divide fans, however, is the flashback episodes. While it’s great to get a little backstory and learn more about the pasts of our favorite Springfield residents, retconning major events and cheap clip shows are major no-nos. To illustrate this point, here are some picks for the best and worst of the show’s flashback episodes.


The Simpsons: 5 Flashback Episodes That We Love (& 5 That We Don't)

The Simpsons have explored tons of flashback-centric episodes over the years, and, while some have been great, others have majorly faltered.

Astonishing as it is, almost 700 episodes of The Simpsons have been created over 31 seasons. It’s the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history, which is an incredible achievement for the dysfunctional family. Needless to say, the show’s long history has brought us a wealth of brilliant episodes and inspired an absurd amount of memes.

One element of the show that always tends to divide fans, however, is the flashback episodes. While it’s great to get a little backstory and learn more about the pasts of our favorite Springfield residents, retconning major events and cheap clip shows are major no-nos. To illustrate this point, here are some picks for the best and worst of the show’s flashback episodes.


The Simpsons: 5 Flashback Episodes That We Love (& 5 That We Don't)

The Simpsons have explored tons of flashback-centric episodes over the years, and, while some have been great, others have majorly faltered.

Astonishing as it is, almost 700 episodes of The Simpsons have been created over 31 seasons. It’s the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history, which is an incredible achievement for the dysfunctional family. Needless to say, the show’s long history has brought us a wealth of brilliant episodes and inspired an absurd amount of memes.

One element of the show that always tends to divide fans, however, is the flashback episodes. While it’s great to get a little backstory and learn more about the pasts of our favorite Springfield residents, retconning major events and cheap clip shows are major no-nos. To illustrate this point, here are some picks for the best and worst of the show’s flashback episodes.


The Simpsons: 5 Flashback Episodes That We Love (& 5 That We Don't)

The Simpsons have explored tons of flashback-centric episodes over the years, and, while some have been great, others have majorly faltered.

Astonishing as it is, almost 700 episodes of The Simpsons have been created over 31 seasons. It’s the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history, which is an incredible achievement for the dysfunctional family. Needless to say, the show’s long history has brought us a wealth of brilliant episodes and inspired an absurd amount of memes.

One element of the show that always tends to divide fans, however, is the flashback episodes. While it’s great to get a little backstory and learn more about the pasts of our favorite Springfield residents, retconning major events and cheap clip shows are major no-nos. To illustrate this point, here are some picks for the best and worst of the show’s flashback episodes.


The Simpsons: 5 Flashback Episodes That We Love (& 5 That We Don't)

The Simpsons have explored tons of flashback-centric episodes over the years, and, while some have been great, others have majorly faltered.

Astonishing as it is, almost 700 episodes of The Simpsons have been created over 31 seasons. It’s the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history, which is an incredible achievement for the dysfunctional family. Needless to say, the show’s long history has brought us a wealth of brilliant episodes and inspired an absurd amount of memes.

One element of the show that always tends to divide fans, however, is the flashback episodes. While it’s great to get a little backstory and learn more about the pasts of our favorite Springfield residents, retconning major events and cheap clip shows are major no-nos. To illustrate this point, here are some picks for the best and worst of the show’s flashback episodes.


The Simpsons: 5 Flashback Episodes That We Love (& 5 That We Don't)

The Simpsons have explored tons of flashback-centric episodes over the years, and, while some have been great, others have majorly faltered.

Astonishing as it is, almost 700 episodes of The Simpsons have been created over 31 seasons. It’s the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history, which is an incredible achievement for the dysfunctional family. Needless to say, the show’s long history has brought us a wealth of brilliant episodes and inspired an absurd amount of memes.

One element of the show that always tends to divide fans, however, is the flashback episodes. While it’s great to get a little backstory and learn more about the pasts of our favorite Springfield residents, retconning major events and cheap clip shows are major no-nos. To illustrate this point, here are some picks for the best and worst of the show’s flashback episodes.


The Simpsons: 5 Flashback Episodes That We Love (& 5 That We Don't)

The Simpsons have explored tons of flashback-centric episodes over the years, and, while some have been great, others have majorly faltered.

Astonishing as it is, almost 700 episodes of The Simpsons have been created over 31 seasons. It’s the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history, which is an incredible achievement for the dysfunctional family. Needless to say, the show’s long history has brought us a wealth of brilliant episodes and inspired an absurd amount of memes.

One element of the show that always tends to divide fans, however, is the flashback episodes. While it’s great to get a little backstory and learn more about the pasts of our favorite Springfield residents, retconning major events and cheap clip shows are major no-nos. To illustrate this point, here are some picks for the best and worst of the show’s flashback episodes.


The Simpsons: 5 Flashback Episodes That We Love (& 5 That We Don't)

The Simpsons have explored tons of flashback-centric episodes over the years, and, while some have been great, others have majorly faltered.

Astonishing as it is, almost 700 episodes of The Simpsons have been created over 31 seasons. It’s the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history, which is an incredible achievement for the dysfunctional family. Needless to say, the show’s long history has brought us a wealth of brilliant episodes and inspired an absurd amount of memes.

One element of the show that always tends to divide fans, however, is the flashback episodes. While it’s great to get a little backstory and learn more about the pasts of our favorite Springfield residents, retconning major events and cheap clip shows are major no-nos. To illustrate this point, here are some picks for the best and worst of the show’s flashback episodes.


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