Monday, March 27, 2006

Pop-Culturally Relevant Again!

Anyone who caught the Simpsons last night was treated to a little bit of fun at Notre Dame's expense. While I don't have the exact verbiage of the joke, it more or less went like this:

Woman: My husband hasn't satisfied me in years.
Homer: Yeah, I feel the same way about Notre Dame football.
It's funny because it's true. Sigh. We all feel your pain, Homer. Hopefully our dear leader Charlie will bring us some redemption.

The reference is even more interesting when you consider the source. You see, the episode was written by Ricky Gervais, who also lent his vocal talents to the production. For those of you who don't know Ricky, he's the pompous, bumbling, and ass-kickingly hilarious boss from the original, Brittish version of "The Office". It's unusual that Gervais would make the reference, since most limeys believe that football involves sissies running around in shinpads. Anyway, good to see the Fightin' Irish are making an impression on both sides of the pond.

Wait, that's not the guy from the 40 Year-Old Virgin!