On TV: The Simpsons ‘Preppers’ Episode

So I finally got the chance Monday to watch season 24, episode 9 of The Simpsons, “Homer Goes to Prep School.” In this installment of the popular animated sitcom on FOX, Homer prepares for “doomsday.” Originally airing back on January 6, the show portrays preppers as extreme and relentlessly pokes fun of them, but should anyone really be surprised considering this is a cartoon we’re talking about here? Regardless, I was laughing my butt off a couple of times during the episode. The Simpsons creative staff really nailed some of the more humorous elements associated with the movement. For example, the outlandish “why we prep” movies found in droves on YouTube (not all are hogwash, mind you). Most modern survivalists I’ve encountered don’t come off anywhere near as goofy as the ones portrayed on the show. If preppers are willing to remember that The Simpsons is purely entertainment/humor, they might enjoy watching “Home Goes to Prep School,” which can be viewed in it entirety on the FOX website here for a limited time only.

By Christopher E. Hill, Editor
Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 Humor, On TV, Preparedness

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