Recently, The Simpsons featured Neil Gaiman (owner of a remarkable personal library, and award-winning author) on an episode titled “The Book Job.” In this episode, Gaiman, referred to as the “British Fonzie” by Homer, joins the other usual suspects in attempting to perpetrate a “tween-lit” scam.
According to wired.com,
In the episode, Homer, Bart and a rag-tag group of Simpsons odds-and-ends characters team up with Gaiman to produce a book about teen trolls and then — when the publisher tries to change it — engage in an Ocean’s Eleven-esque plot to get their original version in bookstores (their publishing partner is voiced by Andy Garcia, naturally).
Hulu is only releasing this episode for a couple of weeks, so watch it now while you can. It’s incredibly funny, and Gaiman is a wonderful and oddly well-fitting addition. Here’s the full episode…