In an episode of The Simpsons entitled “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” (Season 2, Episode 15), at the request of his newly-discovered half-brother Herb, Homer designs a new car: “The Homer.” It’s the car of Homer’s dreams, a car for the “average” American, a car so ridiculous and expensive that it completely ruins Powell Motors his half-brother’s business.
That hilarious episode first aired back in 1991. Now, more than twenty years later, engineers at Porcubimmer Motors have created The Homer for real, complete with a bubble dome, a horn that plays “La Cucaracha,” and, we’re guessing, an engine that sounds like “the world’s coming to an end.”
I’m aliiive~ And to commemorate my aliveness uh…instead of posting something decent, have two dorks in sombreros singing. Or one dork singing the other done with everything. (I don’t draw fanart this often ok. But it’s good practice for me to draw styles and characters outside my comfort zone.)
If an eyeball and a weird alien skeleton guy is completely foreign to you just…move along. Nothing to see here. (They’re characters from a delightful show called Wander over Yonder and I enjoy it immensely.)
…it all started when Andy Bean noveltymusicservices said the theme to Commander Peepers sounded like La Cucaracha slowed down.
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[La Cucaracha. 1934. USA. Directed by Lloyd Corrigan. Image courtesy Deutsche Kinemathek]