We've spilled a good amount of digital ink on what a truly terrible idea Comic-Con International moving from San Diego to Anaheim (or Los Angeles) is, even if there are still about 3,000 people on Facebook who think otherwise. Luckily, our side has gotten some noteworthy support, as the vastly influential, albeit fictional, Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons added his take to the debate last week.
Video and info after the jump.
Sort of weird that
was able to capitalize on this so quickly, when it's only been an issue for a couple of months--it's not likeSouth Park
, which has a famously quick turnaround for producing episodes. But the show usually has a healthy presence at Comic-Con, and Matt Groening is a regular attendee, so maybe they felt they just had to comment. Plus, that episode began with a bizarre intro featuringSimpsons
characters lip-syncing "TiK ToK" by Ke$ha, so really, who knows what's going on over there. (Insert obligatory "The Simpsons
hasn't been funny since _______" lament here.)
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Either way, it's nice to have the Comic Book Guy on our side, even if he isn't exactly known for making the best decisions (he did get it on with Principal Skinner's mom, after all). The "Bring Comic-Con International to Anaheim, CA" folks even noted the line on their Facebook, breaking out the always expressive sideways smiley face: "Did anyone else watchThe Simpsons
last night? Good news: the debate has hit the mainstream. Bad news: Anaheim doesn't make Comic Book Guy very jolly. :/"
Thanks to commenter Rachel for pointing this out to us, and noted comic book culture blog The Beat for handily providing the trimmed clip. We would have probably seen it ourselves, but, y'know. (Insert additional obligatory "The Simpsons hasn't been funny since _______" lament here.)