Throughout its 29 seasons on Fox, The Simpsons has had a special relationship with food. The show’s writers have a knack for creating made-up foods that fans wish existed in real life–and sometimes, a company like 7-11 will make that happen. If you’re a fan of the show, you can probably remember a lengthy list of the show’s made-up foods. I haven’t watched the show in at least 10 years, and here’s what I came up with, off thew top of my head:
-The Flaming Moe (or really The Flaming Homer)
-Gummi Mona Lisa
-Lemonade, from the Springfield lemon tree
Seven isn’t amazing, but that’s still seven more foods than I can name from any other show, and I’m not alone. Simpson’s food is special to Simpson’s fans, and one particular fan decided to honor that by serving a dinner party made entirely out of food from the show. Edmonton-based journalist Tristin Hopper is the superfan behind the menu, and he eschews the classics in favor of the deep cuts–I had to look up the episodes these are all from.
But most of all, the spread just looks unappetizing. And that’s how you know Mr. Hopper is a real fan.
1. The Krusty the Clown Sandwich
Mentioned in: “Like Father, Like Clown.” (Season 3, Episode 6)
2. 64 Slices of American Cheese
Seen in: “Rosebud” (Season 5, Episode 4)
3. Nuts and Gum: Together At Last!
Seen in: “Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy” (Season 5, Episode 14)
4. Principal Skinner’s Watered-Down Orange Drink
Seen in: “I Love Lisa” (Season 4, Episode 15)
5. Bag of Irregular Oreos
Seen in: “The Cartridge Family” (Season 9, Episode 5)
6. Red Tick Beer
Seen in: “The Springfield Files” (Season 8, episode 10)
7. Marge’s Happy Crackers
Seen in: “Homer’s Phobia” (Season 8, Episode 15)
8. Nachos, Flanders Style
Seen in: “Home Sweet Homediddily-Dum-Doodily” (Season 7, Episode 3)
9. Paul McCartney’s Really Ripping Lentil Soup
Mentioned in: “Lisa the Vegetarian” (Season 7, Episode 5)