Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 2003 :: November ::
Shakespeare in Simpsons Again
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2230  Tuesday, 25 November 2003

[1]     From:   David Kathman <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Monday, 24 Nov 2003 09:44:03 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2218 Shakespeare in Simpsons Again

[2]     From:   Ben Fisler <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Monday, 24 Nov 2003 12:17:58 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2218  Shakespeare in Simpsons Again


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           David Kathman <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Monday, 24 Nov 2003 09:44:03 -0600
Subject: 14.2218 Shakespeare in Simpsons Again
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2218 Shakespeare in Simpsons Again

Richard Burt wrote:

>Mr. Burns loses a thousand-dollar bill that is quickly turned into the
>main display at the Museum of Modern Bart. After Burns shows up to
>reclaim his money, Bart realizes he still earned enough from charging
>admission to take the Simpsons to England. When they arrive, Marge begs
>Homer to make this an incident-free trip, which he actually succeeds at
>until he accidentally runs into the Queen. Now the only thing that will
>earn Homer a stay of execution is whether he can uncover the plot to
>poison her majesty. (Will likely air as the season premiere, following
>the annual Treehouse of Horror episode.)
>
>Guest starring Tony Blair, Ian McKellen, Jane Leeves and J.K. Rowling
>as themselves (I'm actually unsure of who Jane Leeves is playing).

I think Jane Leeves might have played the Queen.  Homer rear-ends her
coach and they end up in court, with the Queen wearing a jewel-encrusted
neck brace.  Homer is found guilty and sent to the Tower, but he escapes
with the help of a secret passageway that Sir Walter Raleigh used.
However, the passageway takes him into the Queen's boudoir just as she's
getting ready for bed.  She decides to have mercy on him and pardons
him.

The Simpsons ran into Ian McKellen when they were walking around the
West End.  McKellen says hello to them outside the theater where he's
performing in Macbeth, but he refuses to say the name of the play.
Homer says, "Why can't you say Macbeth?", whereupon McKellen gets soaked
when a passing car goes through a puddle.  The Simpsons keep saying
"Macbeth", and McKellen keeps getting hit by lightning, bitten by dogs,
etc.  As he's escaping into the theater, Homer says, "Good luck!"
McKellen says, "You're not supposed to say that either!" as the marquee
collapses on him.

Dave Kathman

 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

[2]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Ben Fisler <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Monday, 24 Nov 2003 12:17:58 -0500
Subject: 14.2218  Shakespeare in Simpsons Again
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2218  Shakespeare in Simpsons Again

The Blair, Leeves, McKellen, Rowling episode played last night, Sunday
11/23 on FOX.

Yours,
Ben Fisler
University of Maryland

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, 
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.
 

Other Messages In This Thread

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.