What Happens in 'The Simpsons' Foodie Episode

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Marge becomes a food blogger, guest actors rap, and there's a surprise twist at the end

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Remember when Homer took that job as a food critic? Well, in this Sunday's food-themed episode of The Simpsons, it's Marge who becomes the food blogger.

Matt Selman, executive producer for The Simpsons, chatted with Grub Street about the upcoming foodie shenanigans. Here's why he didn't choose Homer for the food blogger role: "He just wants pizza and fast food, as opposed to eating broth-squirting dumpling, and — what's the line? — 'pixie wangs and deep-fried walrus mustaches.' That's his take on it."

As for the rap, Selman says it was initially based on "Empire State of Mind," with lyrics like, "I'll be 'Frank' like Bruni, 'Ruthless' like Reichl/ 'Wiley' like Dufresne, and when I take the mike, I'll / Rhyme about radicchio, criticize Colicchio / Every pub is gastro, and all my beef carpaccio."

There are even Simpson-ized cameos of Dufresne and Gordon Ramsay. Our expectations are high, given South Park's sharp take on foodie culture last year.

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