Simpsons Shakespeare : A Star is Burns

Just caught a Simpsons Shakespeare reference I never noticed before. In “A Star is Burns”, where the town holds an indy film festival, Barney the town trunk creates his own ‘art’ film, in black and white, showing the horrors of life as an alcoholic.

He quotes a line from Othello “about a drinker” (and credits it as such): “To be now a sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast.” That is Cassio, Act II, scene 3.

I was just blogging that because it was a Simpsons reference. It only just dawned on me as I wrote it that IT’S OTHELLO AGAIN!

Man. Seriously. Othello week.

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