Yoko Ono References Old Simpsons Joke About Her In Art Exhibit
Way back in 1993, The Simpsons opened its fifth season with an episode titled “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet.” In the episode, Homer Simpson starts a band called the Be Sharps with Barney, Apu, and Principle Skinner. The band’s trajectory vaguely follows that of the Beatles, and they even name their sophomore album Bigger Than Jesus, in reference to a comment John Lennon made about his own band way back in the day. Barney eventually starts dating a Yoko Ono-esque woman, who orders “a single plum floating in perfume served in a man’s hat” at Moe’s Tavern. And now, over two decades later, Ono has referenced the joke at an exhibition at the Reykjavik Art Museum. The artist curated the exhibit, which is titled “Yoko Ono: One More Story…,” and it features her own work as well as the work of several other artists. The Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson contributed a literal “single plum, floating in perfume, served in a man’s hat” to the show. You can check out photos of the piece and watch the original Simpsons clip below.
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