January 14, 2007

More Simpsons Indian moments

El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)Marge and Homer Simpson head over to a Springfield Chili Cook-Off, Homer having promised to not drink any beer. While there, Homer demonstrates an extraordinary ability to withstand hot foods, until he falls victim to Chief Wiggum's chili spiked with "The Merciless Peppers of Quetzlzacatenango." The peppers bring on a mescaline-esque hallucination wherein Homer encounters a snake, a tortoise and even destroys the sun. He meets his spirit guide, a coyote voiced by Johnny Cash. The coyote advises Homer to find his soulmate, and questions Homer's assumption that he has already found her in Marge.

There are many similarities in the appearance of the dog guide to the coyote from Carlos Castaneda's "Teachings of Don Juan"--wherein after Carlos ingests peyote he plays in the desert with a wild coyote which is (or isn't?) an hallucination.
Treehouse of Horror IIMarge and the kids return from trick-or-treating. Bart is a hooded executioner, Maggie a witch, and Lisa a totem pole ("in honor of the noble native Americans of the Pacific Northwest").


Anonymous said...

Wow...you remember Mescalito too? Do you remember the guy who's head was shaped like a strawberry? What was him name...?

Rob said...

I'm TiVoing repeats of The Simpsons and watching them while I work. So I'm not remembering details of shows from years ago. I'm posting info on shows I just saw. So I don't know whom you're talking about when you describe Mr. Strawberry Head.