NYJammin watched The Simpsons last Sunday. She, unlike the rest of you, gentle readers, who could have called the Bedbugger hotline but inexplicably chose not to, shared the joy:
Marge was putting baby Maggie to bed. En route to Maggie’s crib, Marge was saying goodnight with the baby to some of the stuffed animals. Last toy was a Krusty Klown doll…
And then it happened. A bona fide bed bug cultural reference on the teevee!
No, not the fake night, night bed bugs of pre-resurgence days, but 2007 bed bugs:
Bed Time Krusty Doll: Don’t let the bed bugs bite! Krusty’s anti-bed bug spray sold separately; may contain poison.
A neat and simple joke. That everyone can get. Thank you, Stephanie Gillis and colleagues!
Midnight Towboy originally aired on October 7.
And let me offer you a special treat. For Midnight Towboy was not the first episode to treat of scary bed bugs. From The Tracey Ullman Show days where The Simpsons began as shorts and available from Simpson Crazy, do take a minute to watch the first short in the series, Good Night, wherein Marge tells Lisa to sleep tight…