25 Years of Food Follies: 1987-2012

We're looking back at oddball food trends and nutritional nonsense. By: Jenny Everett

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The Simpsons foretells coming mega-burger race
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1992 | The Simpsons foretells coming mega-burger race

Lisa and Homer are watching TV in episode number 3.23 when an ad comes on: "We take 18 ounces of sizzling ground beef and soak it in rich, creamery butter, then we top it off with bacon, ham, and a fried egg. We call it The Good Morning Burger." Homer salivates, but a worried Lisa convinces him to diet using audiotapes that promise you'll "lose weight while you sleep." The company sends him vocabulary-building cassettes instead. When Marge asks why they're not working, he responds, "Here in the boudoir, the gourmand metamorphosizes into the voluptuary!"

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