Ay Caramba!

I am so smart, I am so smart S-M-R-T, I mean S-M-A-R-T. The lack of post yesterday was a result of having oh-so-much-better things to do. Specifically, winning the L&H Simpsons Quiz. It’s about time we won one of these things, having come second in two of them last year. In one case our team of two lost to a team of six on a tie-break question. Anywho, that’s all past, and we can finally claim our rightful places as kings of all Simpsons knowledge. All hail Emperor Clobbersaurus!

But that’s not the best part. Oh, gather round my children and I shall tell you a tale. The prize was four front row tickets to see Nancy Cartwright. This was, of course, the main event of the evening. There were about five hundred people in the main auditorium, and the same again in another lecture hall who were watching by video uplink. Walking past the length of the queue was entertainment enough in itself. She spoke for about two hours, covering all the expected areas: how she got into voice acting, how the Simpsons started, how it’s made, and what other cartoons she’s worked on. I was surprised to find out she did the voice of Mindy in Animaniacs.


  • Her introduction, “I’m Bart Simpson. Who the hell are you?”
  • Seeing her walk past as we were waiting to get in, and realising that no-one else knew that it was her.
  • An unexpected rendition of Bartman.
  • Her selection of quotes done in the various voices she does for the show (Bart, Nelson, Rod and Todd, Ralph), including a whole scene where Bart pretends to be God speaking through Rod and Todd’s radio.

I can now die happy.