With great hesitation and extremely low expectations, I decided to watch last night’s episode of The Simpsons, in which Marge Simpson tries to put a stop to Springfield’s new obsession with mixed martial arts, and ends up cage-fighting a male promoter in order to save her community. And yeah, it was pretty lame that MMA was referred to as "Ultimate Punching," and was portrayed as a referee-less bloodsport in which men can fight housewives in a septagon, of all shapes. But I have to admit I L’dMFAO, and if you have 20 minutes free during your workday, you should definitely check it out. Some things I liked:
— The KILL/SKILL bit at 3:22.
— Chuck Liddell shows up at 4:12 and is thankfully given only one line.
— The writers went to great lengths to make sure that fictional MMA promoter Chet Englebret (a grey-haired, bespectacled southerner) was nothing like Dana White…though the gruesome battle-cry he lets out after declaring himself the public face of the sport seemed like a very subtle in-joke.
— Speaking of subtle in-jokes, that sequence at 18:34-18-37 has to be a shout-out to GSP, right?
— The cameos by the crazy cat lady, Mr. Burns, and Moe.
— The line "That woman has natural breasts…this can’t be good."