Random Ridiculousness: The Simpsons in Black

- By Bossip Staff

What if the networks felt the need to advertise to the black community like in the picture above or do they already do this?

To announce that Africa’s digital satellite TV service DStv now offers The Simpsons on channel Bué in Angola, ad agency Executive Center in Luanda, Angola decided to, uh, re-culturize America’s most famous TV family. This Simpson’s aficionado has several questions. What’s with the huge honkin’ speakers? What strange brew is Homer drinking? Was this illustration cleared by Matt Groening/Fox lawyers? Details are the threads on Homie and Marge, and the replacement of the sh*tty sailboat painting (which inspired Marge’s romance novel) by a Serengeti elephant scene.

With the world trying to change its views to see no color, is it okay for companies to segregate advertising????

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  • tardy for the party

    wtf???

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    Damn! Why can’t the blacks have a side table!?!?

  • marciaXo

    I love this picture hahaha rofl!!

  • http://www.bossip.com Re

    LMAO @ the Serengeti picture! Sorry, that was funny.

    Well, the only good thing I have to say about this is: at least their house looks clean.

    Oh, and LMAO @ Homer’s flip flops!

  • The Twinz Mama

    @Nikki…. I was thinkin the same thing. Like WTH? Are we so uncivilized that we don’t use tables? SMH…

  • 2 cents

    When they first came out I think the Simpson’s were black they were alot darker than they are now.

  • Blacky - Unofficial Bossip celeb - Today is Q&A

    I think it is funny. I think it appeals to the African audiance. What is the matter with the speakers and the drink? Wow the family has surround sound.

  • Blacky - Unofficial Bossip celeb - Today is Q&A

    @NIKKI UNDERWOOD
    @The Twinz Mama

    You are too sensitive and your comments do not make sense. I would rather have surround sound than an end table. I think the picture is great marketing for the countries the Simpsons are going to be shown in. What does having an end table have to do with being civilized?

  • F bossip

    LMAO…Check out the hair on bart, lisa, n da baby

  • Jamaquina.Cubana

    Ummmm,
    promoting in Angola…fine!
    But we would neva, evah, EVAAAAAAAAH have the damn dog sittin’ on the couch w/us!! Ever!

  • drenk

    @ NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    yea wtf, no books or phone? and why is the picture crooked??

    also just cuz homer is black doesnt mean he cant have those 3 lonely hairs on top of his bald head

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    Jamaquina.Cubana…
    Good point.

    drenk…
    LMAO! You had me scroll back up to check…Homer has that smooth black man’s head…

  • meela

    Homer should be be sitting on one of those high-back straw chairs, a la Huey P. Newton

  • http://www.bossip.com Re

    Well, see, now the Simpsons are supposed to represent a good but dysfuntional family (like most families). So the picture on the wall or the drink on the floor just adds a little flavor/idea.

    The original’s were no where near the Cosby’s perfect, so don’t expect a black family to be any different.

  • http://www.bossip.com Re

    @Nikki Underwood

    LOL! I just thought of a wooden ladle for some reason…

  • The Twinz Mama

    @Re… true dat, but you know black women… if that n— spill that drank on her floor it’s gon’ be some problems LOL

  • Jamaquina.Cubana

    Yuh noe,
    after further inspection, the place looks a lil’ empty!
    They should check out my aunts house and put MORE pictures on the wall, the speakers on pedastels, get an end table w/a black statue-lamp on it on top of a doily and an animal print area rug w/a matching black-statue-glass-topped coffee table in the centre!

  • lady b

    umm the speakers are the end tables…hellloooo

  • B.W.W.

    they used to make t-shirts of black simpsons back in the day.

  • Lady Minerva

    A few things I noticed:

    1. LMAO @ the sandals. I bet they hurt like hell to walk in – especially Homer’s.
    2. LMAO @ Maggie’s hair. It’s skin.
    3. The Black Simpson’s home looks cleaner/emptier than the White Simpson’s home.
    4. Even Santa’s Little Helper (the dog) is a tad darker in the African pic. LOL!
    5. LMAO @ that lonely, crooked picture hanging on the wall.

  • http://www.bossip.com Re

    @The Twinz Mama- True, true, lol!

    Ay, look at the dog sitting up on the sofa. LOL! Something about the hands and feet make me giggle.

  • lani3000

    who cares?

  • %#&?!!

    this is some funny mess.smh. at least the black ppl house is clean and hell no, trust! the dog would not b sitting on the couch with us. black folk aint that friendly with the animals.

  • rainbowrabbit

    Anyone notice the crooked picture hanging by a string? Is that even possible?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/bestsexever christylove

    Yea that pic is crooked.. and Lisa and Maggie’s hair resemble that RACIST picanniny advertisement! peep it: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/55/Picaninny_Freeze.jpg

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