Gory, Story, Allegory

In the category of things I saw on The Simpsons without realizing they were real, here’s a commercial that I somehow missed seeing when Corey Haim died.

Speaking of which, the only major controversy to come out of the Oscars was the omission of Haim from the “in Memoriam” segment. The segment made a good decision to eliminate the sound of audience applause — thereby eliminating the horrible popularity-contest aspect it usually has, where the audience claps louder for some dead stars than others. But it does seem like a mistake to leave out a genuine (if short-lived) movie star of the ’80s, particularly since so many devoted TV viewers today are children of the ’80s.

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