Breaking News: Simpsons' Writers Turn To Internet For Ideas
I watched a new Simpsons episode last night for the first time in a long time. The episode was Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind and towards the end Homer experiences a near-death experience that triggers the old life-flashing-before-your-eyes bit. The sequence was pretty well done and the music soft and tragic. All in all, very entertaining.
They even did a fake YouTube "share/watch again" ending (although it should be "replay").
Immediately after seeing that sequence I went online to see if I could find the clip but to no avail. I also couldn't help shake the feeling that the sequence was vaguely familiar. Leave it to the bloggers to figure it out. The sequence was a parody of photographer Noah Kalina's Everyday video that has gained a certain notoriety online:
I wonder what you're supposed to do with rest of your life once you've been parodied by the Simpsons. Awesome.
Note 1: See Noah's note on the Simpsons parody here. Apparently they used the music without permission.
Update: Looks like the part about using the music without permission was an oversight. The Simpsons people are trying to make it right.
Note 2: According to the YouTube spoof at the end of the parody, Homer is 39 years old. Who's gonna update Wikipedia?