Husbands and Knives

When two avenues of pop culture intersect, it becomes a block party of awesomeness. Last night's episode of The Simpsons was just that, as it featured Alan Moore (The Watchmen), Art Spiegelman and Dan Clowes (Ghost World) as themselves. Throw in a tempered Jack Black, and it gets even better. The premise of the episode was simple. A new, hipper comic book store opens up right across the street from Android's Dungeon called Coolsville Comics and Toys. CC&T specializes in imports more than anything, and the store's grand opening features Moore, Spiegelman and Clowes at a signing. Milhouse wants Moore to sign his copy of his book Watchmen Babies in V for Vacation, which prompts Moore to preaches about the evils of corporations and society, while Clowes (I believe) just wants Moore to chill out. Comic Book Guy shows up and tries to lure the kids back to his store with the thought of ninja weapons, prompting the trio of comic book legends to rip off their shirts, flex some muscle and kick his ass. At the end of the episode they're seen flying away to save the day. Definitely not one of the best episodes ever or anything (although it did have what I thought was a very clever treadmill spoof of OK Go), but awesome because these three legends were involved.