Thursday, March 23, 2006

Thorn in my side, you know that's all he'll ever be.

Even these days there are people - yours truly included - who refuse to give the slot of Greatest TV Cartoon Ever to a show other than The Simpsons (and yes, that does include Futurama - my wish to beat up everyone on it not called Amy or Leela is one of the reasons it'll always be Avis to Springfield's Hertz). All I ask is
a) they bring back John Swartzwelder to work on the movie (he hasn't written an episode of the show since the one where they went to London - "I can't believe we just met Mr. Bean!"), and
b) they not get Dave Stewart to work on the music, as has been threatened.
Dave Stewart. David A. Stewart. Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. Boring in tandem with Annie Lennox, and boring without (see Lily Was Here in collaboration with Candy Dulfer, and Cookie's Fortune). I can understand Hans Zimmer being along, even though he hasn't done a decent score for a cartoon since The Lion King, because he's worked with James L. Brooks several times - although the only people who should be involved with the movie's music are, of course, Alf Clausen and Danny Elfman - but Dave Stewart?!? What is Twentieth Century Fox thinking? Alison Krauss (who's doing a movie for the House of Mouse) is one thing, but Dave Stewart? You just know they're going to get popular artists for the inevitable soundtrack album, but Dave Stewart? Fuck me!

Still, at least they haven't hired Kanye West. Yet.


The Archivist said...

I must have never seen the episode where they went to London.

What are they thinking? They're probably not, sad to say.

Cindylover1969 said...

"I must have never seen the episode where they went to London."

It's a long story (even these days, it's hard to sum up an episode briefly) but it involves a $1000 bill, a museum, Joe Millionaire starring in the West End, Ian McKellen getting struck by lightning, Grandpa Simpson's WWII romance, Tony Blair wearing a jetpack, and Marge and Homer taking a carpet-wrapped-up Madonna back to America ("Oi keep telling you, Oi'm English!"). If only.

For repeat purposes, it's called "The Regina Monologues."

The Archivist said...

I think I've heard of the episode, but I can't testify to seeing it. None of that seems familiar.