The Age from Melbourne, Victoria, Victoria, Australia on October 26, 1995 · Page 54
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12 GREEN GUIDE 26 OCTOBER 1995 Boots and all I LOVE The Simpsons but ... The episode on 11 October was the most disgraceful episode I have ever seen. All they did was-make Australia look like a bunch of loonies with Cockney voices. It's not funny that our crops are being eaten by cane toads and Australians have better ways of punishing people than kicking them with big boots. Stephen Thomas (10) Rosanna East Stay home, Yanks ON Wednesday night (1110) I sat down to watch the new episode of The Simpsons, "Bart vs Australia", only to be shocked by what I was watching. Who are the Americans trying to kid here? I agree Australia has its faults, as does any other country. But laughing in our face about it, then mocking our heritage was definitely NOT called for. It embarrassed and degraded our country as well as making us look like total idiots. I mean, do we normally go around with squeaky voices kicking people in the backside? It was disappointing that Channel 10 could let such a program go to air. So next time the good old US of A wants to bring shame to a country, Bart Simpson: fascinating revelations about Australia. Gee, thanks Bart! I AM one of The Simpsons' biggest fans in Australia, watching even the old episodes religiously. . The Streetcar Named Desire episode (recently screened for the 100th time congratulations Channel 10!) is my guide for VCE Literature this year. . . I also wish to thank The Simpsons for their recent revelations to me about Australia. - , ' . Thank you for telling me that there have been 30 years of electricity the wireless is getting worn out. As soon as we get the sheep station connected to this elec-try-city, I'm getting one of those picture boxes called a television! ; And it is such a relief to hear a proper accent again! I thought I was . the last Cockney-South Australian ; person left in the world. , ; The political revelations were also of great value to me. I was laboring under the delusion that Australia's first Prime Minister was Edmund Barton, an Australian-born lawyer and statesman. Thank you for showing me he was an ex-convict. -I was also unaware that the Prime . Minister can also hold the position of a Judge. X also thought corpofal punishment was no longer used." Silly me! . I am also very grateful to The Simpsons for taking the box off my head and opening my eyes. - Caroline Hall : ; . Moolap why don't they make it their own, seeing they have much more to be embarrassed about than we ever have. If you saw the episode, you may have also come to the conclusion that the producers of The Slnpsons are intellectually missing something in their life, seeing they couldn't think of anything good to put in their normally funny show. They should come and talk to us. We might be able to kick some sense into them! A. Walker Balwyn Disorganised Simmos I HAVE written to vent my disgust at Channel 10, who in the past four weeks have repeated episodes of the new Simpsons series fortnightly on Wednesday nights. We are currently in the fifth series, and there are still two full series of 22 episodes each that we haven't seen. What makes things worse is Channel 10 is showing ail the new episodes out of order no wonder the standard of recent Simmos has been so weak. The handling to date of the new Simpsons by Channel 10 has been pathetic. They have cut episodes shorter, shown them out of order and all of this has culminated in repeats of the new series. If Channel 10 can't run a brilliant program such as this, maybe it's time another network gained the Simpsons' services. Homer's response to this blunder would probably be "Mmmmm, organised crime". . Steve DImer Brighton Aiton balance YOUR ARTICLE on Aiton, by Raymond Gill, was nicely balanced. So too is Doug Aiton, I think. 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