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Episode 63 – Charles Taylor the Beauty Queen

This time Retrospecticus heartily endorses “Lisa The Beauty Queen”, which first aired on October 15th 1992, the same day as Charles Taylor launched Operation Octopus in the Liberian Civil War. As you might expect it’s a bloody tale, but there’s a double dip in the nineties charts and acronyms by the bucketload to sweeten the… Read More »

Episode 60 – Kamp Fernando Collor de Mello

Season four is upon us! Bart encounters everyone’s favourite non-recurring character Mr Black in “Kamp Krusty”! And meanwhile in Brazil, President Fernando Collor de Mello is in a spot of impeachment bother – so we’ll bring you up to date on the history of Brazil! Anyone got any Vargas? Lovely… If you enjoy the show,… Read More »

Episode 54 – Apartheid of Death

It’s Episode 54, and the prognosis is bleak for Santa’s Little Helper in “Dog Of Death”, broadcast on 12 March 1992, but looking better for South Africa after their Apartheid referendum, which came five days later. Along the way we’ll get Covid tested, visit some dogs with evil owners, marvel at a song that lasts… Read More »

Episode 53 – Contra 3 Vocations

The world goes topsy turvy as Bart goes straight and Lisa flouts the rules in “Separate Vocations” – and meanwhile, Contra 3 drops on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, giving us a great opportunity to cover the history of videogames! Along the way we’ll cover a none-more-1992 single, still not love the police, introduce the… Read More »

Episode 49 – Zaire the Greek

This week, Lisa and Homer bet on the Washington Football Team in “Lisa The Greek”, and we take a look at the history of Zaire, plus its bloody history as a colony of Belgium. Somehow we also touch on Pinchy the lobster and the Rumble in the Jungle, plus a king for hire, a genius… Read More »

Episode 43 – Robert Maxwell’s Pony

It’s episode 43, where Homer pulls double duty in “Lisa’s Pony” and we cover the death of Robert Maxwell, with a dive into his fascinating origins. Along the way we’ll discuss “My Ding-A-Ling” (but not our ding-a-lings, mercifully), the north-east’s top light entertainer, football mergers, Tetris and our old favourites, various totalitarian Eastern European regimes!… Read More »

Episode 37 – Mr Lisa Goes to Dubrovnik

The Simpsons get political this week, as we discuss Mr Lisa Goes to Washington. Along the way we address the correspondence between Barbara Bush and Marge Simpson, have a thumb through Reading Digest (yes, you read that right) and visit the cesspool on the Potomak. For the history, we go over the history of the… Read More »

Episode 26 – Homer versus Lisa and Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Retrospecticus Mobius loops in on itself as we tackle “Homer vs Lisa and the Eighth Commandment” and the democratic elections in Haiti! We’ll hear all about Haiti’s fascinating history, which is not for the weak of heart, see Columbus being a total bastard as usual, and learn both some commandment facts and a dance that’s… Read More »

Episode 19 – Dead Web Page Society

Be prepared for wrath, feuds, beer and mini golf this week as we tackle Dead Putting Society, a Simpsons episode that sees Homer lose his rag with Flanders and enter into a bet based on the outcome of their sons miniature golf tournament. In the history bit we’re looking at the birth of the World… Read More »

Episode 6 – Moaning Mandela

This week Tom and Garreth talk about Tom’s favourite episode from Series 1 of the Simpsons, “Moaning Lisa”, an episode which deals with important topics such as video boxing and Lisa Simpson going through an existential crisis. It was first aired on the day Nelson Mandela was released from prison, so naturally the history bit… Read More »