February 15, 2012
I Choo Choo Choose You
Yesterday as most people know was Valentine's Day. Whenever I think of Valentine's Day I always think about the classic episode of the Simpson's titled "I Love Lisa" from the 4th Season that aired in February 1993.
In this episode, Lisa takes pity on Ralph Wiggum and gives him his only valentine's day card, a card with a train on it that says "I Choo Choo Choose You". Ralph finds the pun amusing and immediately falls in love with Lisa. Unfortunately for Ralph, Lisa does not return his feelings and rips his heart out. It's such a simple episode, but it deals with first love and rejection in such a funny and heart warming way.
There are a lot of episodes on TV about Valentine's Day, even in these past 2 weeks I've seen great episodes from "Happy Endings", "30 Rock", "Once Upon a Time" and even a new episode of "The Simpsons". But in my mind, nothing holds a candle to this classic episode.
Sadly for Ralph, his feelings were hurt. But hey, he's eight years old he bounces back. He even accepts a new card from Lisa at the end of the episode where she asks him to "Bee Friends".
I hope you get a chance to watch this episode this week, if not here are very bad clips from youtube: