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Sitcom Characters Who Attend Concerts Of Their Favorite Bands

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Season 29 of The Simpsons is set to begin next month, extending an already unbelievable run for the animated sitcom about a modern nuclear family. Homer and his family have created a lot of comedy over three decades, especially poking fun at issues ranging from politics to sports to technology to religion.

One of the best characteristics of the show, however, has been its musical connection. Most of the biggest stars in rock history have made appearances on the show, including three of the four members of The Beatles.

One of the bands who accompanied the Fab Four as part of the first British Invasion was involved in one of the most memorable episodes of The Simpsons. In “A Tale of Two Springfields” members of the Who helped bring peace between the town’s citizens when they played a concert in Springfield.

Many other acts made similar appearances, especially on the show when Homer attends rock and roll fantasy camp. He meets Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello, Sting, and several other stars before the weekend camp ends.

Bands such as REM, the Smashing Pumpkins, U2, Greenday, the White Stripes and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have all made it into different episodes, making the series worthy of induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. After all, the show has already been given its own exhibition in the Baseball Hall in Cooprstown because of its inclusion of famous baseball players, so a similar honor should be bestowed in the Hall in northern Ohio.

Although none has come even close to having as many bands featured in its episodes, several other sitcoms have included rock bands in particular shows. In most cases the group is placed in the show because of a concert the regular characters are wanting to attend.

Here are six sitcoms in which a character desires to see a group in concert.

King of Queens

Danny and Spence sneak their way in to see Huey Lewis and the News, hoping to hear classic hits like “I Want a New Drug” and “The Heart of Rock and Roll.”

Full House

The Tanners travel to see the Beach Boys, and Jesse even gets to jam with them on stage. Decades later, in real life, John Stamos actually did play a concert with the band.

American Dad

Stan crashes a concert of Jim James and his band My Morning Jacket in an episode cleverly entitled “My Morning Straitjacket.”

Friends

Phoebe finds out that her son Ben is in the same class the son of the lead singer of the Police, Sting. She uses the pretext of discussing their sons’ teacher in an effort to acquire concert tickets for Sting’s upcoming show.

What’s Happening

Roger gets two tickets to a Stevie Wonder concert, but he cannot decide which of his friends to take with him in an episode called “The Tickets.”

The Middle

Justin Bieber is coming to town and Frankie helps Sue get tickets, but poor Brick is too embarrassed to attend.

Misguided Excuses for Homosexuality and Transvestite Problems

Friday, September 8th, 2017

It is now so common globally that countries are forced to change their laws in regards to the marriage act. While this has occurred in even the most religious of places, such as in Ireland, it is bogged down in Australia. This is largely because of the influence of religious control over politicians who refuse to contemplate that homosexuality is anything more than something for which individuals are responsible.

My experience of being a man in my last life and a woman in this one has given me insight into the matter that is also in stark contrast to religious beliefs in heaven and hell. Born with a different language to my parents the memory was not confused by people telling me that such things could not happen.

Unfortunately, small children who can recall their previous lives are quickly hushed by parents and others who are brain-washed by religious dogma. There is no heaven or hell and yet these places are the power behind what the establishment survives on. While hell is a great threat to force people to obey the law it was used by the Roman Caesar, Constantine, to gain sole power over his empire.

It is, therefore, a political stay. Without the constant reminder that all must obey man’s law or face the consequences, there is no place for other thoughts or memories to emerge.

That means that no matter one’s sexual preferences or leanings the government is frightened of what will happen if the facts are known. Religions are all based on sun worship and the Islamic religion of Babylon, of which Constantine was a practitioner. The Catholic Church he established in 325 AD was the first Christian organisation because he put up the image of Jesus Christ (Revelation 13:15) and he is 666 (ibid:18).

Homosexuality is, therefore, in opposition to this dogma. While the ignorance about the history and confusion by the Islamic faith remains the blindness and refusal to contemplate other issues remains. That has made my attempts to bring some sensible arguments to the contrary of the excuses for homosexuality and transvestite conditions to the fore the more urgent.

We must look at the possibility of reincarnation as the cause and then consider the facts before rushing into judgment. If one is going through a living hell because of the attitudes imposed on us by religious bias and false premises, then these must be brought to the surface and allowed to enter the debate. No one enters into these same-sex relationships out of chemical imbalance or anything else except they miss their previous identities.