26 January, 2009

Josh & The Simpsons...

OMJ - Josh must be in absolute heaven at the moment after he was featured in the latest episode of "The Simpsons" (and I bet he thought singing for President Obama was the biggest thing to happen to him in the past 10 days) (LOL).

This brand new episode "Lisa the Drama Queen" (Season 20 - Episode 9) was screened in the US on January 25th, and sadly, although talk of Josh, Grobanites and his music dominate, he didn't get a guest voice [insert sad smilie here :-( ~ this is the best I can do], instead Emily Blunt (Michael Buble's ex) got the gig and voiced the character of Juliet in this episode.

Juliet is an intelligent and academic girl who befriends Lisa after they discover a mutual love for all things Groban.

Juliet - "... if you look carefully, you can see that the knight is Josh Groban, our young century's greatest vocalist."
Lisa - "Oh, another Grobanite!!!"

The girls start playing and then Lisa says "Let's do some Groban" and they start belting out "You are loved".

This is what Groundskeeper Willie and Police Chief Wiggum did while the girls were singing...

After a meeting between Homer & Marg and Juliet's parents goes astray after Juliet announces that "Lisa and I would like to perform a medley of Josh Groban's 12 most popular downloads." Juliet's father announces "Juliet, I'm worried this Josh Groban is becoming a bit of an obsession for you." The girls then run off into the garden and go into a bit of a dreamland called "Equalia". It's here they "hit shuffle on the royal my-pod"and "So She Dances" plays.

Towards the end of the episode, the girls find themselves back in "Equalia"when a boy turns into a dragon to protect the girls and save their manuscript "The Chronicles of Equalia". This is all set to the tune of "In Her Eyes".



From Wikipeida this is a summary of the episode plot:

When Homer forces the kids to take classes at the rec. center, Lisa befriends an intelligent and imaginative girl named Juliet, who is, like her, a fan of Josh Groban. The two create a fantasy world named "Equalia", and grow ever more subsumed in it, becoming distracted from reality. Juliet in particular seems to be using "Equalia" to escape from her troubled relationship with her father, who neglects her interests in favour of his academic specialty of John Grisham. After meeting Juliet's family, and learning of Lisa's increasingly distracted performance in school, Marge becomes concerned about Lisa's friendship with Juliet, and forbids Lisa from seeing her. In response, Lisa and Juliet run away to a derelict restaurant (designed like a castle) to live out their world of "Equalia". Unfortunately, Jimbo, Dolph, and Kearney are also using the restaurant as a hideout, and imprison the girls. Juliet and Lisa manage to escape by entrancing Kearney with their tales of "Equalia" (causing him to turn on Jimbo and Dolph when they try to burn the "Equalia" manuscript), but when Lisa tells Juliet that she has to live in the real world, Juliet abandons the friendship (causing Lisa to conclude that Juliet is crazy).

Two months later, Lisa receives a publisher's rejection letter after attempting to get her "Equalia" book published, but she inspires Homer to create his own fantasy world (which goes no further than him re-imagining the family in forms more pleasing to him--Bart is a hot dog, Lisa is a starfish, Marge is a bottle of Duff Beer, and Maggie is a monster truck).

I was able to watch the episode here (and I guess with all things on-line, you should make sure your virus protection is up-to-date).
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Josh has since posted this on his blog with the caption
"I Heart Lisa Simpson!"...


  1. Foarte interesant ce ai postat.M-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place ce am vazut chiar e frumos si interesant.Felicitari si sigur am sa mai revin!

  2. Awesome episode. I have never watched the Simpson's before. Too bad they didn't let Josh do his own things, but it was a cute episode anyway.

  3. Gabriela from UruguayJanuary 27, 2009 at 9:04 AM

    I would like to watch it!!! I missed it!! where can I find it??? Thanks!

  4. Hi Gabriela,

    I posted a link in the post just before Josh's blog post.

    Once at the Channel 131 site, go to the left hand side and click on TV Shows. It will then bring up a list of shows, scroll down until you get to "The Simpsons" and then select Episode 9 - Lisa the Drama Queen.

  5. Greetings, fellow Grobanite!!!

    Great re-cap of an unbelievable episode of The Simpsons. I ♥ Juliet!
    The full episode is also on Hulu.com: http://www.hulu.com/watch/54402/the-simpsons-lisa-the-drama-queen

  6. He is so Cute... ^.^
    He is not a Hero
    He is not an Angel
    He is just a Man

    Man who´s singing a Beautiful Song!

    Orange Regards!!
    & Blessings

  7. This episode was a delve into the psyche of a girl who is at the age where she is trying o make sense of the world. It is a wonderful iterpretaion of the innocence of a childs mind at its most tender state.
    Who can say they've never wanted a world of their own or even gone sofar as to create one? This episode tactful and suitibly funnily portrais the difference between the real world and a fantasy world and the situation we all need to face; Will we move on or stay in the land or imagination.
    This was a great episode and I honestly can't undertand why it was recived so poorly.

  8. Thanks anonymous for sharing your thoughts, but I'm not sure if you realized this is a blog about Josh Groban, so I'm pretty that most of the readers, won't care about the meaning behind the episode.

    It featured Josh and quite frankly, I'm sure that's all we care about... LOL

  9. i reckon this episode is legendary its so funny but has a great meaning i love this episode because its a good chuckle and makes you think about what there saying

  10. I suppose everyone knows that Equalia is actually Borovnia and that in this episode, Lisa is playing Pauline Parker, a real life New Zealand girl who, with her special freind, murdered her mother in the 1950s in Christchurch. This was memorialized in the movie, "Heavenly Creatures" (1994) starring the gorgeous Kate Winslet. What is cool is how this episode uses some of the movie and the real life, mixes in some Josh Groban, and creates a great show.


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