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Fast Food Nation "steals" line from The Simpsons

by Adam Finley, posted Nov 14th 2006 8:01PM

eric idleSo I was sitting in my recliner a moment ago, flipping through the channels, smoking my Meerschaum pipe and playing cribbage with the men from my hunting club when a commercial came on for Richard Linklater's new movie Fast Food Nation, based on the excellent book by journalist Eric Schlosser. At the end of the commercial, the tagline for the movie flashed across the screen: "Do You Want Lies With That?"

"Holy God!" I yelled, leaping to my feet and knocking over my musket.

"What is wrong, ol' chap?" asked Sir Devonbottomshire, momentarily looking up from his worn copy of How To Give Yourself A Fake British Name.

"That tagline," I bellowed, "I've heard it before!"

"Surely you're confused, you sexy huntsman," said Lord Monocle.

"This has nothing to do with confusion or my awesome sexual prowess, Monocle!"

"Well, then, tell us where you've heard this line before," demanded Ollie the Biscuit Butterer, "I sure would like to hear it! More butter for your biscuits, then?"

"Shut up, Ollie. Let me tell you all of you where I've heard that line before. It was back in 2003, on an episode of The Simpsons titled 'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky.' A muckraking documentary filmmaker named Declan Desmond, played by Eric Idle, made a film about Krusty Burger also titled 'Do You Want Lies With That?'"

"Dear sweet lord," said Devonbottomshire, sinking back in his chair, "I can't believe how much I don't care about that."

"Well, I thought it was interesting. I'm sure other Simpsons fans saw it and thought the same."

"I doubt that," said Devonbottomshire, glancing smugly at his pocket watch.

"You're dead, Devonbottomshire!" I screamed as I began to load my musket.

"Oh, Dickens crumpets!" he screamed, trying to get up from his chair, but unable to because of all the heavily-buttered biscuits he had consumed.

Ten minutes later I shot him in the chest. Dying in Ollie's arms, he said, "remember me as I was: a caricature of a British person created by someone with no real knowledge of the British people or their history."

Then the rest of us watched MASH.

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Man, I hope I'm not the only one who appreciates Adam's posts for the awesome lol-worthy pieces they are. This and the Simpson's catch-a-squirrel-with-a-potato are gold. In fact, maybe only Simpsons-related non-related stories from now on, hmm?

November 15 2006 at 6:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


November 15 2006 at 1:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Danny Cohen

I can't imagine the Simpsons were the first people to replace the letter F with L to create the charming line.

November 15 2006 at 1:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I personally thought that was hilarious. Nice work. And as I do watch the Simpsons, I don't remember that line. I'm amazed someone did. Nice work!

November 14 2006 at 10:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Adam Finley

Be strong, Michael, and together we'll get through this.

November 14 2006 at 10:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You know, I'm all for clever posts and jokes and whatnot, but not when they come at the expense of getting the information. Also, that's lame. The simpsons line theft, not the sketch. That was just a tad too much.

November 14 2006 at 9:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Wild Bill

Nice catch. I missed that last time I was impatiently waiting through 35 minutes of trailers to see some remake of a Japanese movie that was based on a Wes Craven concept inspired by a Rod Serling teleplay adapted from a Poe story that we all know as a Grimm fairy tale translated from Greek mythology.

My regards to the widow Devonbottomshire.

November 14 2006 at 9:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nick James

Someone was on crack before they decided to get some work done today...

November 14 2006 at 8:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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