Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Best of The Simpsons: New Kids on the Blecch

New Kids on the Blecch- Who can forget the immortal tune Yvan Eht Nioj? As Lisa discovers, Bart’s band, The Party Posse is part of an elaborate scheme by the U.S. Navy to get new recruits. (Yvan Eht Nioj is revealed to be a subliminal message planted on one of Party Posse’s hit albums, letting kids know that they should Join The Navy.) Amusingly, the Navy’s boy band features Bart, Milhouse, Nelson and yes, even Ralph “I’m a pop sensation!” Wiggum. Before Lisa figures out what is going on, even Otto is roped into joining the navy, which gives us the following classic exchange:

Lisa: Otto! What are you doing?
Otto: I dunno! I just got an urge to join the Navy.
Lisa: You’re being brainwashed!
Otto: Yeah, probably. Yvan Eht Nioj!