Brilliant minds, they think alike. The Internet just discovered the plot of Hard Powder, the latest Liam Neeson action extravaganza, in which the thespian Oscar-nominated for Schindler’s List plays a snowplow driver hell-bent on revenge. When reading those words, did your mind immediately flash to that 1992 Simpsons episode in which Homer becomes Mr. Plow? Did you then think that this sounded like a gritty Mr. Plow reboot? You’re not the only one.
There are dozens, maybe soon hundreds of these, from all walks of life. Here’s noted historian Kevin M. Kruse getting in on the game:
Here’s Alex Fitzpatrick, Senior Editor at Time, aiming for viral glory:
And so on:
If you too drafted a Mr. Plow-Neeson tweet, don’t feel that you’re not unique: Everyone quotes The Simpsons. Constantly quoting The Simpsons is as key a part of the culture, if not the human condition, as Shakespeare or Batman. Who among us, when lady luck suddenly looks our way, doesn’t think to themselves, “Everything’s coming up Millhouse”? Who doesn’t say “Boo-urns” instead of “Boo”? What geek doesn’t regularly think of the Comic Book Guy, staring into the abyss of nuclear annihilation, blurting out, “Oh, I’ve wasted my life”?
Don’t feel bad because we all thought of the same joke. Let it remind you that we’re all one, united by twenty-six-year-old Simpsons episodes that featured voice cameos by Adam West and Linda Ronstadt.