Elementary Springfield

Lauren Bok and Claire Sullivan

Lauren Bok and Claire Sullivan are comedians from Melbourne, Australia. Claire has never seen The Simpsons. We're watching seasons 3 to 8, known as the Golden Era, to give Claire a proper cromulent education.

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We watched Season 4 Episode 15: I Love Lisa! A Valentines Day romp where Ralph Wiggum choo choo chooses Lisa with disastrous consequences. Bok loves that chalky chalky love heart candy and still bites her nails, Claire was a nosepicker as a kid and loves Killer Pythons. Both took time to reflect on slash retraumatise themselves with childhood and teenage romantic situations. They gush over this heartfelt and heartbreaking episode.

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24 nov

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We watched S04 E14: Brother From Another Planet! Homer and Bart get Big Brothers/Little Brothers, Lisa is obsessed with calling the Corey Hotline. Both talk first crushes: Bok's was Devon Sawa, and Claire had a crush on Jeremy Sumpter and used to kiss the DVD cover of Peter Pan, and Bok laughs about that for a full 10 seconds and stands by the decision not to edit it out. We drift into HacklessGate* territory in a spirited discussion on when the moon is not in the night sky. Who is right? technically both of us, but try telling us that. This episode was a bit meh, because Tom Cruise isn't in it. *HacklessGate is a discussion in a previous episode in which Bok basically gaslights Claire into thinking Chief Wiggum said 'Hackless' instead of 'Hatless' and was fiercely corrected on social media.  Every day we try to do better.  Except today.

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26 jul

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We listened to S04E13: Selma's Choice! There's like 3 different storylines going on here!! Selma wants a baby, Homer wants a sandwich, Aunt Gladys wants a bit of bloody peace and quiet! Claire thinks having cool teenage daughter would be nice, Bok tells a story about a heirloom that turned out to be not an heirloom at all, and both absolutely love Space Mountain. Fun Fact: Conan O'Brien came up with the name 'jub jub'!

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1 jul

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Hi all On our hiatus we got suspended from our host who ended their free plan scheme. While we sort out bringing our back catalogue back to the people, we'll be back real soon. Consider this space under construction! love you, bok and claire Elementary Springfield

9 jun

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We watched Season 4 Episode 12: Marge vs. The Monorail! It's FINALLY an episode Claire has ACTUALLY SEEN and boy does it HOLD UP. Turns out Hobart is the Springfield of Australia as they also have a controversial public transport fiasco, both kept those teen diaries with the little locks on 'em, and both gushed A LOT about this episode.

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29 ene

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We watched Season 4 Episode 11: Homer's Triple Bypass! Homer has a heart attack, we meet Dr Nick Riviera for the first time. This was an excellent example of joke writing vs serious subject matter, Claire found this episode very stressful, Bok experiences technical difficulties right when making a poignant moment, both talk extensively about dentists (For real, trigger warning for mouth gore for the first 20 minutes. Oh yes, 20 big ones of deep dentist chat)

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15 ene

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We watched S04E10: Lisa's First Word! We see the origins of the Simpson family, Claire teaches Bok about toxoplasmosis, both tried to run away from home (vaguely) and also LOVE the olympics! A lot of the 80s references in this episode were lost on them, and Claire is shocked by the voice actress of Maggie.

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dic 2020

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We watched season 4 episode 9, Mr Plow! This episode lives up to it's hype as Homer and Barney face off in a plowing battle. Claire bought a car with the power of her pussy, Bok learns more about plows, cows, leeches and maggots than she ever thought she would, both give this episode lots of kisses because its SO GOOD.

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dic 2020

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We watched Season 3, Episode 8: New Kid On The Block! Bart has a crush on the girl next door and Homer tries to have all he can eat! This is a Horny Simpsons episode, and we're here for it. Bok gives us a run down of her inner thoughts through song, Claire wants to put all her gal pals in her front yard before dates, both agree Laura Power is the Trent Lane of the Simpsons. Did you have a crush on Laura? TELL US!

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nov 2020

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We watched S04 E07: Marge Gets A Job! Marge goes to work (in excellent fashion choices) at the powerplant and Burns gets the hots for her. Bok can find her water main, can you? Claire's resume skills are lacking and both had very accident prone dads (warning: episode contains DIY dad gore). P.S Say hi, tell us your dad stories!

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nov 2020

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We watched Season 4 Episode 6: The Itchy and Scratchy Movie! Bok confesses Itchy and Scratchy's use in the Simpsons leaves her a little cold/meh. Claire luuuuves hats and had a maths teacher that is famous, sortof?? Both did not like how this episode ended.

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oct 2020

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We watched Season 4 Episode 5: Halloween Special III (Also known as Treehouse of Horror) this ep like most of 2020, is fairly disappointing. Bok in Melbourne's COVID lockdown has finally learnt how to mulch and has perfected wearing a mask, Claire's back in tassie living large and her mum's mates can't tell a bloody story to save their lives. Both agree that horror fans are snobs.

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oct 2020

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We watched Season 4 Episode 4: Lisa The Beauty Queen! Lisa enters the Little Miss Springfield pageant. Everyone likes rollerskates including Claire in lockdown but Bok is still a little shy, this episode was bloody great, they both agree they aren't ugly.

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sept 2020

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We watched Season 4 Episode 3: Homer The Heretic! Homer stops going to church, Bok learns all about fun kooky churchy stuff from Claire, Claire finally learns about the 'toasty cinnamon bun' reference, both do a highly accurate impression of Rough Trade Facebook Groups. *sorry about the audio, it was our first remote recording!*

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sept 2020

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We watched Season 4 Episode 2: A Streetcar Named Marge! Ahh, amateur theatre, is there anything worse? Claire has never had a one-liner or background role because she is such a good actress, Bok knows nothing about Ayn Rand, both agree Flanders would be pretty good in the sack. Theme music by BJ Morriszonkle (bjmorriszonkle.bandcamp.com/)

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sept 2020

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We're back with Season 4 Episode 1: Kamp Krusty! Bok and Claire both LOVE camps, scouts, guides, all of it, the whole thing. Are you that surprised? New theme music by BJ Morriszonkle (https://morriszonkle.blog/)

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sept 2020

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It's the final episode of Elementary Springfield Season 1/3! We watched S03E24: Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes. Homer and Herb reunite, and Bok and Claire are not here for it. Abandoning the episode entirely, we do a Season 3 Quiz and see how Claire is tracking with her Simpsons knowledge! N.B. This episode was recorded in The Before Times, and has no COVID19 references.

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abr 2020

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We watched S03E23: Bart's Best Friend Falls In Love! Milhouse gets a girlfriend and Bart's not happy about it, Homer extends his waistline and his vocabulary. Bok had a magic 8 ball, Claire also dabbled in fortune telling as a child, both discuss options for (inevitable) simpsons tattoos.

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ene 2020

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We watched E03E22: The Otto Show! Otto Mann loses his license, Claire realises Milhouse is pathetic, Bok knows heaps about popular music thank you, both share their first experience of a rock concert! We are doing comedy shows! Come! Claire Sullivan - TOAST RAT FringeWorld Perth Melbourne International Comedy Festival Lauren Bok - It's A Long Way To The Bok (If You Wanna Sausage Roll) Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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ene 2020

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We watched S03E21: Black Widower! Sideshow Bob marries Aunt Selma. Bok was a flowergirl once, Claire is jealous. Both agree trying to communicate with a friend that's just fallen in love is impossible. Donate to the Australian Bushfire fundraisers! https://www.wires.org.au/ Wildlife Rescue (NSW) https://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/ Wildlife Rescue (VIC) https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/home Country Fire Association (Victoria) http://www.rfsa.org.au/ Rural Fire Service Association (NSW)

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ene 2020

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We watch S03E20: Colonel Homer! Country music ingenue Lurline Lumpkin almost steals Homer, Claire can't get over Homer spending the family's life savings, Bok regrets saying Homer has a pussy, both discuss the first grown up movies they saw with their first boyfriends.

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dic 2019

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We watched S03E19: Dog of Death! Santa's Little Helper gets sick, Claire explains lottery etiquette, Bok talks about her first dog's perchant for snailbait, both break down the good parts of a house party: getting ready for the party, and then the 3 hours you spend in the laundry.

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dic 2019

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We watched S03E18: Separate Vocations! It was a banger ep, Claire's mum doesn't want her to get an IQ test, Bok thinks she's a genius, both share what they wanted to be when they grew up, Claire has always wanted to be an actor/writer/comedian, Bok wanted to be a butcher. Like, share subscribe!

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dic 2019

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We watched S03E17: Homer at the Bat! This is the worst episode ever. EVER. WE HATED IT. Bok gets braless, Claire had to save her poetry teacher from the wind once, and both do a cracking impression of a seagull.

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nov 2019

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We watched S03E16: Bart the Lover! Claire gives this ep a perfect 10! Bok's school had a yoyo phase, Claire actually likes Homer a little bit more, both want to know what Groundskeeper Willy's kink is.

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nov 2019

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We watch S03E15: Homer Alone! Marge has had enough, cracks it on a bridge and leaves Homer to "babysit", Claire tells Bok about a terrible Tropical Island thing she went to in Germany, Bok gets to express how much she loves hot springs. Both identify with Marge's emotional labour deeply.

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nov 2019

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We watch S03E14: Lisa The Greek! Homer and Lisa bond over football and gambling. Claire is back on hating Homer, Bok totally understands roman numerals, Claire recalls an unamusing encounter with Red Symons, both agree a Tasmanian AFL team called The Devils is long overdue.

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nov 2019

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It's S03E13: Radio Bart! Bart gets trapped down a well, Claire retells a crazy outdoor urination experience, both are horny for the shirtless Groundskeeper Willie, Lauren never got to play the Simpsons Arcade game at her local Pizza Hut. Like, Subscribe, Leave a Comment!

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oct 2019

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We watched S03E12: I Married Marge! Claire actually admits that Homer isn't all that bad, Patty and Selma are still the realest bitches out there, and we discuss having kids and recount times we thought we were pregnant.

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oct 2019

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We watch E03S11: Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk. Claire learns that this episode has nothing to do with the band Kraftwerk, and watches The Land Of Chocolate sequence for the first time. Lauren learns how much a pair of tweezers cost at Myer, which is a lot.

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oct 2019

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We watch S03E10: Flaming Moes! Claire's not a fan. We look at Flaming Moe recipes, which kid at a sleepover you are, Claire tells us how you turn 18 in Hobart, and still has massive beef with Hank Azaria.

oct 2019

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We watched to S03E09: Saturdays of Thunder! Bart and Homer build a go-kart, there's a lot of Bill Cosby, Claire meets Patty and Selma, Dr Nick and Martin Prince. Claire teaches Lauren about House, Lauren teaches Claire about Charles Linberg, and discuss appropriate Funeral Songs, such as Ginuwine's 'Pony'.

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oct 2019

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We watch S03E08: Lisa's Pony! Claire and Lauren were not horse girls, Claire liked fairies and *shudder* clowns, Lauren liked to dress up as a dragon. Lauren is enraged over the Tasmanian school system, Claire still hates Homer.

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sept 2019

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We watch S03E07 the second ever Treehouse of Horror! It's Halloween somewhere in the world, right? Claire keeps noticing pointless details about the show, but gets to meet Kang and Kodos so that's nice.

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sept 2019

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We watch S03E06: Like Father, Like Clown. Oy vey! Krusty reunites with his dad, we go full BoobTalkTM, and Lauren once got drunk off Lemon Lime Bitters at a Barmitzvah, or so she thought.

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sept 2019

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We watch S03E05: Homer Defined! Homer saves the powerplant, Claire meets Louanne Van Houten and we talk about when our mums stuck up for us, plus some sick banter about how great donuts are.

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sept 2019

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We watched S03E04: Bart the Murder! Bart joins the Mob, what's a truck? We discuss how horny Goodfellas is, and Claire realises Neil Patrick Harris was once a child.

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ago 2019

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We watched Simpsons S03E03: When Flanders Failed! It's the one with the Leftorium, Hank Azaria's dubious accents, and Claire talks about what its like to be in a room when people start singing 'See My Vest'

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ago 2019

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It's S03E02: Mr Lisa Goes to Washington! It's...not an amazing episode of the Simpsons. Yay Democracy!

ago 2019

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And so it begins! We watch Season 3 Episode 1: Stark Raving Dad. It's the one with Micheal Jackson, which Claire has never ever seen or known about ever. Happy Birthday Lisa!

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ago 2019

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Lauren and Claire talk about watching The Simpsons before, like, watching The Simpsons.

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ago 2019

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