Simpsons/Butterfinger Commercial, “I’ve Been Robbed” - (September 30, 1993)

I absolutely LOVE how animated and cool the Simpsons looked in the early Butterfingers commercials. I wish they kept this kind of animation style for the show, it’s super appealing and fun to watch how bouncy everything is. They were also incredibly funny, I wish the commercials we fast forward now were as funny and entertaining as these.

Like the other kids on The Simpsons, Bart worships Krusty the Clown, but he barely tolerates his own oafish father. That’s why Creator Matt Groening originally intended to reveal that Krusty was Homer all along, moonlighting as a beloved children’s entertainer, while somehow hiding it from his family. This wasn’t some passing notion – there’s a reason the two characters look almost identical aside from the hair and makeup. It was supposed to be an elaborate joke about Bart and Homer’s relationship. Bart thought his boring old dad was lame, when in reality he was a misanthropic were-clown that entertained children all across town.

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UnReal Estate III - Save Me, Jeebus by Tim Doyle / Tumblr / Store

Tim Doyle is releasing a special one-of-a-kind limited edition, hand embellished print with full set purchases of the UnReal Estate III art show opening Friday, 6th Feb 2014, at Spoke Art / Tumblr.

The set features 10 signed, matching numbered regular edition prints, free opening night hand bill and an exclusive 11th glow in the dark variant “Jeebus” print.

Only 50 limited full set packages are available on a first come first serve basis, and can be obtained by joining Spoke Art’s collector’s list by email HERE. Don’t wait though as purchase info goes out tomorrow, Monday 3rd Feb, and that will be the only opportunity to snag this uber limited, one of a kind exclusive.

All prints in the series will come signed, numbered and be available for purchase after the opening HERE.

To see more of the hand embellished prints, click HERE.

If you missed previous UnReal Estate shows you can check out full recaps HERE and HERE.