Springfield Googolplex – The movie podcast for Simpsons fans.
Adam and Nate welcome film critic and horror expert Dede Crimmins to wrestle with King Kong (1933), a precursor to the modern blockbuster with a legacy as unbreakable as chrome steel. We talk about the full-length Simpsons parody “King Homer” from “Treehouse of Horror III” (S4E5), many other references to the movie throughout the series, and whether this special effects-driven love story between ape and woman holds up.
Also in this episode:
- Is King Kong a horror movie?
- Dede’s Simpsons fandom from early animation festivals to the latest season
- The surprising amount of runtime dedicated to dinosaurs in this movie
- Why are the Simpsons writers so obsessed with putting a giant ape on Broadway?
- Plus bonus content at SpringfieldGoogolplex.com
Next time, Adam and Nate slip on The Mask of Zorro (1998) and “E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)” (S11E5)!