A person is a person no matter how Ralph. Fun for fans of Ralph Wiggum and Horton Hears a Who.
Decatur Commies? Portland Webfeet? Kalamazoo Celery Eaters?
Anyone who grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons in the early 70’s remembers The Ant the Aardvark. The only problem is that sometimes they need to be reminded before they remember.
The Simpsons did an episode before this that touched on many of the same concepts; the episode that briefly introduced Poochie into the world of Itchy and Scratchy. But that was a cartoon with a show and it was quite obvious that the show was making fun of the long, demented history of TV shows that are sliding downward attempting to perk up interest by introducing a brand new character into the mix.
Yes, truly, you can see how Homer’s wisdom is expressed on the job every day. From customer service reps who provide no help to store clerks who wait until they finish their cell phone conversation before ringing you up, to Walmart managers who ignore the lines seven customers deep at the five checkouts they open out of the forty-five installed, American workers don’t resort to strikes to express their job dissatisfaction. They just do really lousy work.