The Simpsons (Classic): "Three Men And A Comic Book"The Simpsons has played a huge role in bringing comic book culture into the mainstream, largely because the show is so transparently the work of geeks with giant brains, far too much pop-culture knowledge, and little in the way of conventional social skills or attractiveness. The Simpsons kids comic book geeks because they love. To an entire generation, The Comic Book Guy has defined the smug self-importance and pathetic myopia of the quintessential comic book geek. Like so many Simpsons characters, Comic Book Guy has become a pop culture archetype. Today, of course, comic-book and geek culture has become mainstream culture; nowadays the cool kids show up at Comic-Con and bend over backwards to win over the geeks who now wield power disproportionate to their numbers. But back in , geeks were still ghettoized as either dorky boys or adults who never matured emotionally or sexually beyond the age of dorky boys.
Bart Simpson's Wonder Years
Cloris Leachman as Mrs. Glick Daniel Stern as the adult version of Bart. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 9, In the episode, Bart catches a glimpse of the original issue of Radioactive Man for sale at a comic book convention, so he, Martin , and Milhouse combine their money to buy the valuable comic book, only to lose it due to their selfishness and inability to share. The episode was written by Jeff Martin and directed by Wes Archer. It features cultural references to comic book characters such as Casper the Friendly Ghost and Richie Rich. Several new characters make their first appearance on the show in the episode, including Comic Book Guy , Radioactive Man, and Mrs.
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Sign in. Want to invest a few hours in front of the TV this weekend? Check out a few of our favorite binge-worthy streaming series. See the full gallery. He tries and fails to earn the money in various ways, including helping elderly neighbor Mrs.
It originally aired on May 9, It was written by Jeff Martin and directed by Wes M. He doesn't have enough money in his own allowance and his parents refuse to give Bart extra money. So Bart turns to Mrs. Glick , who has some rather unsavory chores around the house that he can do, but she only gives him 50 cents for his hard work. Bart returns to the comic book store, only with a few cents extra, and runs into Milhouse and Martin.