On the Town in Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood, The Simpsons

Springfield Googolplex Ep. 9: On The Town

ThatShelf.com presents:
Springfield Googolplex
– The movie podcast for Simpsons fans.

Adam and Nate start their tour of musical parodies on The Simpsons with On the Town (1949), known for being the first movie musical shot on location and better known as the inspiration for Bart and Milhouse’s Broadway-style Squishee bender in “Boy-Scoutz ‘n the Hood” (S5E8). Join Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and a third guy as they take New York City by storm!

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Also in this episode:

  • An ode to New York on screen, including “The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson” (S9E1)
  • Gene Kelly’s on-set pranks on Frank Sinatra
  • How old is Sinatra in this, anyway? (Or, why did they make that one Muppet out of leather?)
  • Some refreshingly simple cinematography and editing that puts dancing first
  • Find out why Louis B. Mayer called this musical “smutty and communistic”
  • Plus more bonus material at SpringfieldGoogolplex.org

Next time, Adam and Nate check out My Fair Lady (1964) with Simpsons writer and co-executive producer Michael Price!


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