Friday, February 19, 2010

FAMW: Boy Meets Curl

Did anyone watch “The Simpsons” this past week? Nah, didn't think so. Hey, it's not nearly as tasteless as “Family Guy” or “American Dad,” so not to worry. But this episode hit at just the right time; not only because it was about the Winter Olympics, but because it caught the fever of the latest "cool" sport.

(Just ask the world's most powerful Catholic blogger. Hey, just sayin'...)

I'm talking about curling, people. Oh, yes, and it's not just Homer and Marge. ESPN has got a fevah, and the only thing that will cure it is more broomsticks! They're certainly not ashamed of it in Canada, as CBC reports on how this sport is going gangbusters with our neighbors (neighbours?) to the North. And you, too, can learn all about it, where else, at Wikipedia.

Oh yeah, the plot.

Marge and Homer discover that they have a common love for the sport, so they try out for the Olympic team. Simple enough? Of course not, but it's gotta happen within the 28-minute time frame, as they are somehow able to play in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. But there's a dark side to the story, as daughter Lisa is left to struggle with her addiction to ...

Now, you were expecting part four of this episode, weren't you? So was I, but they don't seem to have it. So we're going to have to settle for this quaint little placeholder, as well as the need to use a hand mirror to watch these clips, and hope that there is enough of the essential ingredient for this week's Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy.

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