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Tintin's cameo appearances in “The Simpsons”

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tintinagalog
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#1 · Posted: 2 Feb 2008 06:49 · Edited by: tintinagalog
Just watched The Simpsons episode Husbands and Knives this morning. There is a portion here where Tintin and Snowy appeared.

Does Herge Moulinsart know this (or did the Simpsons producers asked permission from the Herge Moulinsart to portray Tintin in the series)?

It's "The Simpsons" Episode no. 407
Prod. code JABF17
Orig. airdate November 18, 2007
Written by Matt Selman
Directed by Nancy Kruse

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Dupondt
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#2 · Posted: 2 Feb 2008 13:48
I just had a look at it there, It's fairly interesting. I really hate the new Simpsons. It's gotton terrible. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of the classic series, I'm forever quoting obscure scenes.
Jeeves
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#3 · Posted: 3 Feb 2008 03:40
I to feel that the new episodes are a little disapointing. I think it's cool when you see characters or scenes that you recognise in shows like the Simpsons but I thought that Tintin's cameo could have been funier. On the other hand this might be fun, which Tintins can you see in the backround of that episode?
tintinagalog
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#4 · Posted: 4 Feb 2008 10:42
Jeeves
On the other hand this might be fun, which Tintins can you see in the backround of that episode?

The original Tintin series books only, as they are on display at the Coolsville shelf. The cameo appearance, and the "Tintin in Paris" Liza Simpson picked were simply the work of the Simpsons animators.
Etterbeek
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#5 · Posted: 5 Feb 2008 18:13
Notice: in the establishing shot of the book stand, the book at the bottom right is "Prisoner of the sun". But when Lisa picks "Tintin in Paris" up in the next shot, "The Crab with the golden claws" is there instead!

Great though that the rocket crashes into Centre Pompidou where Hergé centennial exhibition was held.
And I think Tintin & Co. were being used by kind permission, otherwise the makers of Simpsons would be hunted down and hung in the mast by their beards...
Tintinrulz
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#6 · Posted: 5 Feb 2008 23:34
I've seen the episode now. The Tintin cameo was very cool, especially since I've never seen a cameo of his on tv before.
Triskeliae
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#7 · Posted: 11 Apr 2008 01:59
I've seen part of it. My brother, a Simpsons's fan, called me when he was watching the episode on TV! So Cool! Obviously, the creator of The Simpsons must admire Herge's work!
Jeeves
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#8 · Posted: 13 Apr 2008 01:26
I definately think that someone on the Simpsons is a Tintin fan I spotted almost all 23 books on the shelf behind Lisa. I also think that Futurama (created by the same guy) has some similaritys. For instance the episode Godfellas totaly reminded me of Tintin in Tibet and there is a funny coincidence with one of Lila's boyfriends, who is named Alcazar.
Tintinrulz
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#9 · Posted: 13 Apr 2008 05:25
Alcazar is a fairly common name in South America. As for the Tintin connection, well Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, is a Tintin fan.
Jeeves
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#10 · Posted: 13 Apr 2008 08:01
Tintinrulz wrote:
Alcazar is a fairly common name in South America.

I didn't know that, but the character in question wasn't South American


Tintinrulz wrote:
Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, is a Tintin fan.

you'd think you'd find him on one of the famous Tintin fans list!

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