I’m not much of a one for singing the praises of bandwagoners and spoofers. You know: the people who seize on somebody else’s great idea and then make money from parodies and poor-relation spin-offs. However, there is one program on the TV that parodies so brilliantly they deserve a bit of real credit. I’m talking, of course, about The Simpsons (and yes, I like The Simpsons a lot!)
There are three in particular that I absolutely adore (but in no particular order):
· The Hobbit ‘Couch’ (http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/83631895/)
· The Game of Thrones intro (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsUD282hCL8&feature=share)
· And The Lord of the Rings ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTiAhbv4BpA (Preview) ) – this is a French language version, but it has the best video quality from a bad bunch that I could find on YouTube
There was also an episode where Lisa was reading a Harry Potter story, where she played out the fantasy in her mind’s eye, which I found quite charming. Haven’t located a viable vid on YT for that one, I’m afraid, but enjoy the above clips anyway!