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Bart Simpson Stars in Hobart, Australia Episode

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s about time for the first episode of the week for Grey’s classic Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps comedy-fantasy epic.

After spending a week that just flew by in Taz-mania, the quackers quartet travelled to Tasmania’s capital, Hobart, where Grey met an old friend. Can you guess who?

60.  HO BART IN HOBART IS NO ART

‘Ho Bart! How’s it going dude, haven’t seen you for yonks; not since back in Springfield on the original ramble.’

Bart’s Enjoying Hobart

Bart Simpson
Bart Simpson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We’d just arrived in Hobart, and I’d bumped into an old buddy of mine from the original epic Greenygrey ramble. As you know, we’d met up with his parents back in the Simpson Desert, but Bart hadn’t been there.

Bart said he’d turned over a new leaf in Hobart, and was doing much better than on his family’s visit to Australia; when he caused a diplomatic incident that ended up on television.

He said his parents told him about our meeting in the desert, and that they’d enjoyed our reunion.

I was introducing him to the others when he fired off a catapult at the Tasmanian Tigers, before throwing the catapult to me. I caught it instinctively; just as Bart told the Tigers I did it. Bart then ran off. I was left standing there with the catapult, not knowing what to do.

The current Tigers logo as adopted in 1995–96.
The current Tigers logo as adopted in 1995–96. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My mind was made up a few seconds later when the Tassie Tigers started running toward us. I legged it in the opposite direction, along with the others.

We were soon across the Tasman Bridge and scaling Mount Wellington.

Wild Horses and Tassie Tigers

There were wild horses on the peak, and Angry suggested we jump on and ride like the wind. I thought it was a good use of his mind. We rounded up four horses, and set off just in time, with the Tassie Tigers hot on our hooves.

The Tigers gave up the chase as we pulled away, letting out one last roar before disappearing back into extinction.

tasmanian tiger
tasmanian tiger (Photo credit: twesener)

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Notes 

yonks – slang for a long time.
Bart Simpson (the son in the Simpsons cartoon family).
Tasmanian Tigers (surviving cricket team and extinct animal).

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Simpsons Sojourn in Simpson Desert for Werewolf of Ozzers

Hi, it’s Greenygrey, and it’s time for another day… of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps. Yep, as promised, we’ve doubled your dose of almost certainly the greatest veggie werewolf travels Australia by Google maps to the Wizard of Oz theme with characters inspired by Bon Scott, Elle McPherson, Angry Anderson, Cathy Freeman and Moby.

South Australia via Rainbow Valley

Anyway, I digress. Yes, after the Rainbow Valley proved difficult to escape, taking several chapters/episodes, but hopefully providing a good story and a few laughs as Grey looked back on it to create this story and have a few laughs…

In the end, our intrepid trio-traveller
finally emerged into South Australia
with the help of Rock Wally B
and some rapid poetry.

And here’s what happened next:

39.  SOUTH AUSTRALIA IN THE BACK OF A TRAILER 

It did indeed do its magic, and we soon found ourselves on the edge of the Rainbow Valley, with normal colour resumed outside.

Understanding the Full Spectrum

rainbow-rising
rainbow-rising (Photo credit: zentolos)

 

We were met by Homer and Marge; welcoming us to the Simpson Desert. I looked back at the valley one last time, and it was nice to see a Rainbow Rising again.

It had been a great experience to be amongst all the colours and creatures for an extended period of time, and I thought I now had a deeper appreciation and understanding of the whole spectrum.

Simpson Desert, South Australia

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Simpson Desert (Photo credit: Jalbarragup Artworks)

Homer was driving a jeep, and Marge was in front with him, so we all jumped in the back. They hadn’t brought the kids, so there was plenty of room. It was probably a good job they hadn’t brought Santa’s Little Helper, as Bonzo of course thinks it’s a Dog Eat Dog world.

I thought it might be troublesome crossing the Simpson Desert with the Simpsons; but we travelled from delightful Birdsville, to challenging Mount Dare, without any problems.

The Simpsons arranged for some friends to pick us up at Mount Dare, and they were there with their trailer when we arrived.

English: Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fulig...
English: Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus) resting Glen Forrest, Western Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After introductions, we thanked the Simpsons and bade them farewell, before jumping in the back of the trailer. I really bonded with Wesgrey, a Western grey kangaroo; Elle got on well with Jane, a Lake Eyre dragon; and Bonzo had a dog’s life with a barking owl called Barkatowt.

I had a good chat with Wesgrey about kangaroo mythology. He said their creation myth told of their escape from the Grapes of Rolf, and how they lived their lives fearing the return of Rolf.

Notes 

Homer and Marge Simpson (cartoon couple, and their dog, Santa’s Little Helper).
Rainbow album (Rainbow Rising).
Jane Eyre
(novel by Charlotte Bronte).
Rolf Harris had a big hit in 1957 with an adaptation of an old Aussie folk song: Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport.
The Grapes of Wrath is a 1939 John Steinbeck novel about the American Great Depression.

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