Procter & Gamble – No Joke! ‘The Simpsons’ Ship A Love Letter To Cincinnati
Has Cincinnati ever appeared higher on nationwide TV than on The Simpsons Sunday?
The riverfront and iconic Roebling Suspension bridge… A flying pig statue at The Banks… Skyline Chili at Clifton and Ludlow?
And the WKRP In Cincinnati music in the course of the credit score roll?
The Simpsons, which could be brutally savage in its satire, despatched a love letter to the Queen Metropolis in Sunday’s episode, “The Street To Cincinnati.” (Spoiler alert! Each phrase of this story is a spoiler. If you happen to did not see Sunday’s episode, I’ve put the video on the finish of this story.)
Not one of the Simpsons relations really visited Cincinnati. The plot featured Springfield Elementary Faculty Principal Seymour Skinner and his boss, Springfield Faculties Superintendent Gary Chalmers, driving 800 miles to Cincinnati to attend “Edu-Con,” a conference for “non-teaching directors” on the Duke Vitality Conference Middle. Chalmers speech could be within the conference heart’s “Procter & Gamble room.”
Nerdy Skinner was chosen for the journey after Finch, principal at Springfield’s “magnet faculty for presented check takers” falls in poor health. Finch had promised he’d take Chalmers to a Cincinnati restaurant owned by his buddy, a former lengthy snapper for the Bengals.
Skinner and Chalmers drive as a result of they’re kicked off an Air Cincinnati flight after Chalmers’ panic assault. No different planes fly to Cincinnati “because the demise of Cincinnairy,” Skinner explains. A lot of the half-hour was about their tumultuous travels, throughout which Skinner reads about Cincinnati chili selections from a information ebook referred to as The Lonely Individual’s Information To Cincinnati.
The journey was worth it. Once they attain their vacation spot within the ultimate 5 minutes, The Simpsons broadcast a breathtakingly detailed cartoon model of Cincinnati’s riverfront, with the Suspension Bridge, barge, B.B. Riverboat, The Banks, Nice American Ball Park, Reds Corridor of Fame and Museum, Heritage Bank Area, One Lytle Place, the I-471 “Massive Mac” bridge and the dual Procter & Gamble towers.
Subsequent got here a close-up of a flying pig statue holding a Pete Rose joke, and a generic downtown conference heart.
After Chalmers’ conference speech, he and Skinner are proven consuming chili within the Clifton Skyline window seats. The views pulls out to point out distinctive C-H-I-L- I signal, gasoline lights and purple brick buildings on the Clifton streetscape.
The writers even slipped a P&G punchline into the subplot for the Simpsons household. Whereas Skinner and Chalmers are away, they attend a efficiency by a three-person Improv Shakespeare troupe. Once they ask for viewers solutions, Marge shouts, “Washer!”
And the actress says, “Out rattling stain! For there is a Tide pod within the affairs of laundry.”
It ends with the closing WKRP theme and gibberish lyrics enjoying underneath the voice credit.
What a visit! Nicely performed!