Two Swiss tourists chose to spend their time in New Orleans eating all the same foods as Homer Simpson did, and we thank them for it.
You would think after 30 years on the air, the creators of The Simpsons would be running out of ideas. Judging by the show's continued exploits and popularity, we're assuming that is not the case. The episodes we have always loved more than any others are when the world's most famous animated family venture outside the borders of their beloved Springfield.
Last year, Homer and Lisa traveled to New Orleans in 'Lisa Gets The Blues.' Since the Louisiana city is known for its culinary delights, during a 90-second segment of the show, Homer listed 32 of the dishes he loves to devour while visiting the city. It also showed him eating every last one of them.
When we visit New Orleans, we often don't know which eateries to squeeze in. Since we're not animated characters, we can't eat at 32 places in less than two minutes. Swiss tourists Katrin and Janine didn't let the fact that they aren't cartoons stop them. When they holidayed to New Orleans, they created a shot-for-shot remake of the scene from The Simpsons which includes all 32 of its dishes.
As you can see from the end result above, the attention to detail is incredible. It would have been impressive enough to simply eat all of the foods along with Homer. However, Katrin and Janine have gone to the trouble of meticulously recreating each and every frame, even though its a cartoon. What is also pretty impressive is that everywhere featured in the episode is actually a real New Orleans location.
Katrin is a designer and illustrator, hence the intricacies of the video above. That also explains her love of The Simpsons, and according to Travel + Leisure, her ultimate goal is to work on an episode of the show and have her illustrations appear in its iconic opening sequence. You never know, if its creators get wind of her New Orleans recreation, that might well happen.