Robin Lopez is famed for his nerdiness, attention to detail, and his resemblance to Sideshow Bob. All three came together this week when he paid a visit to the Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios. What followed was undoubtedly the greatest string of Simpsons-related Instagram photos in NBA history.
We begin, of course, with the two Bobs and Krusty the Klown:
You know what makes this? The multi-episode cross-referencing. There's the Sideshow Bob reference, Sideshow Mel reference ("You can be so cruel when you're sober.") and a "Homey the Clown" reference:
Here we have a more obscure reference from the season 11 episode "The Mansion Family."
He's just waiting for Homer to stop by to offer him a voyage on Mr. Burns's yacht into international waters, where there are no laws. That's where they held the Tyson-Secretariat fight!
Me voy a aguas internacionales a casarme con Siri, y a ver Tyson vs. Secretariat, claro. pic.twitter.com/kYVnhaiX0T— Juan Pablo (@chanananas) June 22, 2015
And, of course, there was Bort ...
Quick aside: Back in 2008 I taught in a city called Hohhot. Chinese students always give themselves English names, usually by Chinese teachers with a rather tenuous grasp of the English language, and one 10-year-old boy somehow ended up being named Bort. For one magical summer I got to call on Bort in class. It was glorious.
Now that I think about it, Bort is probably going to college in the fall. I'm old.