Reminder: Pynchon on The Simpsons Tomorrow

Thomas Pynchon makes a second appearance on The Simpsons for the premiere of the 16th Season, “All’s Fair in Oven War.” Here’s a plot summary:

Thomas Pynchon and James Caan guest voice as themselves as Marge won’t let a little thing like “not cheating” prevent her from winning a baking contest [in which Homer is unwittingly competing against her]; Bart takes up a “swinging bachelor” lifestyle after finding Homer’s discarded “Playdude” magazines.

To whet your appetite, take a look at Roz Chast’s “Thomas Pynchon’s Evil Twin,” a cartoon from the November 9 issue of The New Yorker. As exhibitionistic as the famous author is reclusive, the evil twin is depicted saying:

Mud-wrestle in my underwear on national TV while holding up a new copy of my book? NO PROBLEMO!


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