Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Time for some Bollywood re-interpretation... my friend Calvin made an awesome illustration of the "Piya Tu Ab To Aaja (Monica, Oh My Darling!)" song I posted a few weeks ago:

Monica, Oh My Darling on Flickr

And my friend Rob pointed me to a clip of the Simpsons episode that uses the song "Pal Bhar Ke Liye" that I posted last week:

I can feel the meme spreading...


Cal said...

Bollywood appreciation will sweep the internet!!!

What's the context for that Simpsons clip? That show is so weird now.

gjg said...

I haven't seen the whole show, but I gather that the episode (titled "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore") involves the nuclear power plant being shut down and "outsourced" to India, and Homer is sent along to train the new employees. Then there's a bunch of hilariously inappropriate cultural stereotypes, a riff on Apocalypse Now, and Mr. Burns advancing the plot line against all odds, finally concluding in a Bollywood dance party, naturally.

Yeah, that show is beyond weird now. This is what happens when cartoonists get too much money. :)

gjg said...

Found something else on that "hilariously inappropriate cultural stereotypes" note:

Homer refers to Brahma, a Hindu god, as “Papa Smurf“, Ganesh as “The Elephant Man” and Shiva as “Johnny Sixarms“.