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Friday, October 22, 2010
And now a random Matt Groening factoid
"Cartoonist Matt Groening's two TV series are laced with references to John Bender, the teen rebel portrayed by Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club, one of Groening's favorite movies. The hard-drinking, sarcastic robot Bender on Futurama was named for him; school bully Nelson Muntz on The Simpsons was named after Judd Nelson; and Bart Simpson's catchphrase, "eat my shorts," was first uttered by John Bender."
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Why am I promoting the Uncle John's series? Uh, no reason. Nothing more to see here. *ahem*
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