LUCY BELL is a quiz host and events organiser AND dj around glasgow. We love her to bits and her next event is a SIMPSONS themed quiz on thursday 19th SEPTEMBER upstairs from 5.45pm! BE THERE!
NnS : Hello LUCY BELL This is the second time you have run a Simpsons themed quiz in Nice n Sleazy! Can you describe to me the inspiration behind these wonderful events?
LB : Good Moleman to you Nice n Sleazy. I have always enjoyed quizzes and I have always enjoyed The Simpsons and I especially enjoy quizzes about The Simpsons! I went to a David Lynch themed night in Sleazys at the start of the year and I loved it so thought I should try something similar and was very kindly allowed to put on a quiz!
NnS: How did your love for this particular cartoon come around and does it extend to other creations by the man himself Matt Groening?
LB : I grew up with The Simpsons. We had a tiny tv which until I was about 13 only had the 5 channels and I remember so clearly watching it on BBC 2 after switching on the tv and wiping off the static. I was born in the midst of season 4 so truly a golden era of The Simpsons! I really like Futurama but rarely watched it as I could only watch it at friend's houses, so I don't have the same love for it as I do with The Simpsons.
NnS : What is it about hosting a pub quiz, albeit a very special one of course, that appeals to you? Have you always had an affinity for hosting?
LB: Pubs and quizzes go together like Lenny and Carl. I think as cheesy as it sounds I like bringing people together and, even cheesier, I like seeing people enjoy themselves. There's also the added bonus of being surrounded by people who will get your Simpsons references, which gives me a surge of power like God must feel when he makes a reference. I don't know if I have a natural affinity for hosting as last time my nerves were terrible and I could barely speak into the microphone at first so I hope it is better this time!
NnS : Whomst might be your absolute favourite recurring characters within the tv show?
LB : A tough choice! Outside of the Simpsons themselves I'd say possibly Moleman. His various deaths and mishaps are some of my favourite moments.
NnS : Essays, articles and likely many a dissertation has been dedicated to the various philosophical elements of the show over the years. Can you give me your top 5 'quotes to live by' from the show?
"If you need me, I'll be in the refrigerator."
"What's the point of going out? We're just going to wind up back here anyway."
"The lesson is, never try."
"I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems weird and scary to me, and it'll happen to you."
"Always be yourself. If you want to be sad, honey, be sad. We’ll ride it out with you."
NnS : And finally, what are your top 5 Episodes?
LB : Again almost impossible to choose! At this moment in time I would say:
- King Sized Homer
- The Springfield Files
- Homie The Clown
- Deep Space Homer
- Last Exit to Springfield