Skip to comments.'The Simpsons' gives Gamecocks something to crow about
Posted on 02/22/2002 6:05:11 AM PST by aomagrat
D-oh! Sundays episode of the long-running Fox animated sitcom The Simpsons poked a little fun at the University of South Carolina with a little help from characters Homer and second-grader Lisa.
After Lisa begs her father to send her to preparatory school, Homer replies: When its time for college, I promise, my darling daughter, to send you to the finest college there is (long pause) in South Carolina.
I will not be a Gamecock! Lisa exclaims as she grips the preparatory schools fence.
You will, too! Homer replies.
Gamecock fans expressed plenty of opinions on the matter on USCs Web site, www.gamecockcentral.com. One fan wondered whether it was a compliment. Or is Homer a Gamecock fan?
Neither a spokesperson for The Simpsons nor USC has returned my calls.
Emollit mores nec sinit esse feros (from Ovid) and meaning approximately "Makes gentle the character and does not allow it to be unrefined."
And, MOO COLLEGE (now U) cannot make that claim.
Ohhh, I'm so envious < /sarcasm>
With students like Clemson recruit Ray Forsythe, who was ineligible as a freshman because of academic requirements, I cansee why you are proud! "I play football. I'm not trying to be a professor. The tests don't seem to make sense to me, measuring your brain on stuff I haven't been through in school."
How many Clemson students does it take to change a light bulb?
None -- Clemson doesn't have electricity.
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Directions to Clemson? North till ya smell it, west till ya step in it.
Why do Clemson fans wear orange? They can wear it during the week while picking up trash on the highway, and to the game on Saturday.
Did you hear that Clemson is changing the logo on their helmets from a paw print to a thumb print?
Why does it take the Clemson team such a long time to return from away games? John Deere tractors don't go that fast.
1. I Plow Thirty Acres Yearly
2. I Pay Two Athletes A Year
3. It's Prison Time Again Ya'll
You know, she sounds like she's haven a hissy fit, must be the
spanking that them boys got the last 2 years. < /southern accent>