It’s hard to imagine there’s anything The Simpsons hasn’t done in its 27 seasons on air, but believe it or not, there’s another first coming: an hour-long episode. Titled “The Great Phatsby” and featuring guests Keegan-Michael Key and Taraji P.
One of the most infamous characters in Simpsons history might be partially inspired by one of the most infamous mascots in Olympics history. At least that’s a theory espoused in the article “Joke Origins: Poochie, The Whatizit?, And The ’96 Olympics” posted on fan blog Flim Springfield.
Previously: Martin Prince, the Queen of Summer. The world owes a great deal to minor Simpsons characters, and I have taken it upon myself to periodically-yet-irregularly celebrate them as the spirit moves me. Today we honor Ralph Wiggum.