How do you celebrate your ridiculously long lasting show with its twenty first season premiere? You let Superbad wrtiers Seth Rogen and Even Goldberg pen the episode, of course!
In "Homer The Whopper," Comic Book Guy's comic, Everyman, was turned into a movie and Homer was cast as the lead role. To make sure audiences could related to him as a super hero, the studio hired Lyle McCarthy (voiced by Seth Rogen) to whip him into shape.
So was Homer able to stay ripped for the movie? Of course not. What he was able to do was provide us with some fantastic The Simpsons quotes. Here's some of our favorites from the episode:
Comic Book Guy: I played hardball with hollywood, the closest i will ever come to playing a sport in my life | permalink
Comic Book Guy: You are acceptable!
Homer: Great, would you like to see me naked?
Studio Exec: Oh, there's no nudity in this movie
Homer: What movie?
Studio Exec: Homer, we have a problem
Homer: Fine, I'll give back the Oscars i stole from the lobby. Do you want back the golden globe?
Studio Lady: Noo, nooo | permalink
Lyle McCarthy: I'm going to teach you healthy alternatives to eating. We don't have much time, so we'll do it to a montage to the song, "Eye of the Tiger"
Homer: Aww, that song is a little on the nose. Can we do it to David Bowie's "Heroes?"
Lyle: Eh, it's your montage | permalink
Lisa: There were a lot of holes in your story
Studio Exec: That's the problem when you have 17 writers, but don't worry, we have two fresh ones working on it
[cuts to Maggie and monkey banging at typewriters] | permalink
Studio Exec: I have a bad feeling about this movie. Our star's overweight, we're way over budget, and that grasshopper raptor we built seems to have developed a mind of its own
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