Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Simsons raise honeybee/CCD awareness!

Season 20, episode 8: "The Burns and the Bees"

You can watch it here:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/47616/the-simpsons-the-burns-and-the-bees





Sure, it's silly- it's the Simpsons! But leave it to sweet little Lisa to take on a good cause!

I've been a Simpsons fan for years, and still remember the broadcast of the Christmas episode back when I was about 10 years old. I have enjoyed the show ever since, because it makes me laugh and usually has a good message, too.

This episode was especially well done and I will even confess, the scene with the dead bees and Groundskeeper Willy playing "Amazing Grace" on his bagpipe brought a tear to my eye.

3 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

Thanks, Samantha, for sharing that information. I will definitely watch this.

HoneyBeeHelpers said...

I am pretty sure some of the info in the episode is not 100% accurate (make the queen bee sting you to keep her on your face???), but getting the point across about the bees dying is a good thing.

plus i can't help but identify with lisa simpson a little bit- being concerned and wanting to save the bees, and then the frustration when people just blow you off!

Lara Lewis said...

Thanks for the info, I'll have to check it out!
In other news, I'm feeling very grateful right now because thanks to many generous people who bought my Bee Blossoms Bracelet, I just donated a nice chunk of proceeds to colony collapse research (via PSU). :) Happy New Years!!