Inside, an anything-but-nondescript young boy repeats the act of writing a sentence upon a chalkboard, a punishment for misdeeds unseen.
This, of course, is the opening of THE SIMPSONS! And, by now, there have been well over 400 such “Chalkboard Gags” – but, while enjoying “The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season” DVD set, I might just have seen the BEST ONE OF THEM ALL!
To open the episode “Simpsons Tall Tales” (original air date May 20, 2001), Bart, who has been “ten years old” since the series’ inception, writes:
“I SHOULD NOT BE TWENTY-ONE BY NOW.”
…Over and over again, to an unexpected outburst of laughter by yours truly!
Best Chalkboard Gag Ever!
By now, in 2010, should he not be THIRTY?