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…