The Miami Herald has the skinny on an upcoming Simpsons script featuring Gore Vidal, Tom Wolfe, Jonathan Franzen, and Michael Chabon. All but Vidal are crushed to death by a boulder.
“Franzen’s scream has a hint of falsetto; Chabon writhes as he lets out an anguished moan.” As for Tom Wolfe?
“Aaaaaaaahh! Wait, no, that wasn’t good, let me start over.”
“How did you scream last time a boulder was hurtling toward you?” asks Carolyn Omine, executive producer of The Simpsons.
“Why don’t you try, ‘Aaaaahhhh, my suit!'” suggests a rail-thin, nerdy-looking writer.
“Ahhhhh, my suit! It’s gabardine!” wails Wolfe, toward the microphone. “Well, but cops wear gabardine.”
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