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Just For Fun: The Requisite Grad Student Mockery, Simpsons Edition…

April 15th, 2010 · 6 Comments
Just For Fun · The Simpsons

I mentioned before that I am working on a book chapter about the economic concepts to be found in episodes of The Simpsons. Like a good researcher, I am trying to be thorough in my task- on that note, why did no one tell me that there are some 450 episodes of The Simpsons out there? I think I’m on about number 200…but stay tuned, since I will put up some evidence of the work in progress soon.

In the meantime, I figured I would put this out there for the (current, past or future) grad students in the audience:

Those clips are actually from 3 different episodes…and yes, I made notes on all of them in the course of my research, right alongside quotes on division of labor and externalities and such.

While I’m at it, I figured I’d also give you a 30 Rock grad student clip, if for no other reason than I wouldn’t mind being Tina Fey when I grow up…

Tags: Just For Fun · The Simpsons

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  • 1 Steve // Apr 15, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    saw an episode of Family Guy where Peter was at a comedy show and was ripping up every joke by the comedian. comedian asks what’s with all the coffee shops and Peter’s reply was something like, “people like coffee, its demand and supply for convenient coffee.”

    I hope you start on Family Guy next :p

  • 2 EnergyGradStudent // Apr 19, 2010 at 1:41 am

    There is a website dedicated entirely to grad students: PHD (Piled Higher and Deeper) Comics. And being the interdisciplinary kind, I found this particular strip very funny:
    http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1295

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