Monday, October 13, 2008

Someone at Fox loves Dr. T

If you've been sleeping under a rock or a really fat guy then you may missed my earlier posts concerning one of the best blogs on the internet: Natsukashi. It's all about nostalgia through film. A few weeks ago, I recorded an episode with Rob about a movie from my childhood called The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T which is the only live-action film ever written by Dr. Seuss.

While recording the episode, Rob made a major connection Dr. T and The Simpsons. It took me a while to track down video clips of both. Apart from Bart's first name and Sideshow Bob's last name, one of the best Dr. T references comes in the form of "See My Vest," a song where Mr. Burns shows off his elaborate wardrobe. Want to see what they're refering to? Watch the following videos. Thanks for educating me on one of my favorite movies, Rob.

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T - Do-Mi-Do Duds



The Simpsons - See My Vest

8 comments:

natsukashi said...

...And thank you for showing me the source to one of my favorite shows!

JOSEPH CAMPANELLA said...

Listened to that episode and loved the fact that one of my favorite simpsons gag was a reference to more than one film!

elgringo said...

Rob - Hulu is INCREDIBLE. I checked it out when it first started getting popular but I wasn't impressed by their selection. Since then, it's blown up and they even have episodes of TV shows due to air the FOLLOWING WEEK. I watched the new Family Guy a couple days ago. Very cool.

Joseph - Besides Dr. T, what other films does the See My Vest gag reference?

JOSEPH CAMPANELLA said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov4tE7XRTUA

elgringo said...

Oh man. Duh. Of course. Stupid moment.

natsukashi said...

I have been checking out Hulu for quite some time. I also recommend going to ovguide.com. Type in the name of a film or show and it pulls up all the online video resources for you (of course, so of the films are bootlegs of current films, but...)

elgringo said...

Wow, that website's a goldmine. Thanks, Rob. And I swear, I'm up for a Return to Witch Mountain episode. I'm not the flake I'm making myself out to me.

natsukashi said...

Scott, are my emails going through from my office? I am just making sure...you can delte this post afterward, but I was just checking.