But where are the doughnuts!? Super-fan Caolan McArthur just one-upped Simpsons diehards everywhere. The Colorado resident recently imitated the beer guzzling, snack loving animated character Homer Simpson in a new YouTube video, which is currently making the rounds online.
In the hilarious homage, McArthur pops a squat on a replica of Simpson’s couch and stuffs his face with food. The scene comes from the show’s 1992 episode “Lisa the Greek.”
McArthur and his two directors Parker Rice and Van Wampler admit that cutting the nine- second clip took a few hours. Instead of filming in one shot, they used a Nikon DSLR camera to take about 200 still pictures and sequenced them in order so that he matched Simpson’s every move.
“I didn’t even entertain the idea of making him eat that fast,” Rice told New York Daily News. “It would be quite an undertaking to do that. He would probably be smacking food all over the place and make a big mess.”
Admittedly, McArthur’s snacks were a bit different than Simpson’s, but they all were placed in the right spot. Instead of BBQ and “Krunchy” snacks, he noshed on Ruffles, Kettle chips, and Cheez-Its. (Nom, nom, nom!)
Besides, McArthur had other problems to deal with anyway. “A lot of those movements are not human movements at all,” he said. “To position my body and hold it in place (for the pictures) was not an easy thing.”
In fact, the most “difficult part” about the project was recreating Simpson’s living room. They ended up making a digital print of Homer and Marge’s sailboat painting and luckily found a rotary phone to use.
Watch the fun video above!
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