Simpsons writer Josh Weinstein gave us an insight into how the world’s most unforgettable luncheon was born.
Weinstein tweeted a picture of the second draft of the script for the episode 22 Short Films about Springfield.
What, you like Steamed Hams so much you wish there was more of it? Even if it was one line we added in the 2nd draft but then cut because it wasn’t as good as the original? Okay, in honor of 22 Short Films About Springfield’s 22nd anniversary I give you page 22 of the 2nd draft: pic.twitter.com/THRRhzfXjR
— Josh Weinstein (@Joshstrangehill) April 16, 2018
That’s right, Chalmers was going to use what he learned at Skinners’ house to impress the Union of Amateur Astrologers. Some thought the line hilarious, others prefer “Steamed Hams” just way it is.
It’s definitely much funnier without that line.
— poynter_marcsman (@poyntermarcsman) April 16, 2018