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I Am Furious (Yellow)
Couch gag: A prize machine claw grabs Homer’s head, who yells “Ow! My brain!”
Director: Chuck Sheetz
Guest voice:
Stan Lee as himself
Synopsis: Bart creates a comic called Angry Dad, based on Homer.
Discussion: Just when you think The Simpsons is completely dead, along comes ‘I am Furious (Yellow)‘. Inspired by an illustrator at the school’s Career Day talks, Bart decides to create a comic based on Homer’s tantrums. It garners attention from an internet animation company, who put the series online, making Homer and Bart stars.
This is a fantastic episode. It doesn’t quite shine like earlier seasons, but it gets pretty darn close. Homer is at his angry best, pouring out his rage at the world, every moment being captured by Bart. This ep is character and plot-driven, making it a highlight of the season. Stan Lee is fabulous as himself, who has somehow found a home in the Android’s Dungeon, happily rearranging comics and figures to highlight his Marvel collection.
I don’t get the title reference; a 1960s Swedish art house film called I Am Curious (Yellow), but that’s a minor thing. The ep also references the so-called dot com bubble, which busted somewhere in the early 2000s when internet businesses all over the world suddenly went bust. This ep was produced after the bubble burst, making hindsight 20/20 as far as these things go.
Overall, it’s a great episode. It’s referenced again in a later season when Bart is offered the chance to make Angry Dad: The Movie. But we’ll get to that later. I’d have liked to see this internet comic/cartoon thing be a mainstay in the series. I think it would Bart a lot of good to become wealthy- that way, you can poke some fun at child stars who lost their fortunes due to bad parent-manager relationships (I’m looking at you, Macaulay Culkin).
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Comments on: "Lousy minor setback! This world sucks!" (1)

  1. […] Wow. What a load of steaming yellow crap. We first saw Angry Dad in ‘I am Furious (Yellow)‘, in which Bart creates a comic based on Homer’s tantrums. That was a very good […]

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