I recently traveled to Universal Studios Orlando and tried to eat and drink as much Simpsons related food items as I could physically handle. For the next month I’m dedicating Fridays to reviewing what I ingested. This week’s entry is…The Big Pink!
Homer: [Reading] Dear Homer, I owe you one emergency donut. Signed, Homer. Bastard! He’s always one step ahead. Oh…I’d sell my soul for a donut!
Devil Flanders: Well, that can be arranged.
Homer: Flanders! You’re the devil!?
Devil Flanders: Ho ho, it’s always the one you least suspect. Now, many people offer to sell their souls without reflecting upon the grave ramifications –
Homer: Do you have a donut or not?
Devil Flanders: Coming up! Just sign here. Careful, hot pen!
Devil Flanders: Now remember, the instant you finish it, I own your soul for–
Homer: Hey wait. If I don’t finish this last bite, you don’t get my soul, do you?
Devil Flanders: Uh, technically no, but–
Homer: I’m smarter than the devil! I’m smarter than the devil!
Devil Flanders: You are not smarter than me! I’ll see you in Hell yet, Homer Simpson!
Homer: Not likely, heh heh.
– Treehouse of Horror IV (The Simpsons Season 5 – Episode 5)
Of course there are many references to donuts on The Simpsons, but this one is my favorite mostly because Homer does not reflect upon the grave ramifications of selling his soul, he just wants a donut. Plus, the demon chef is kind of adorable in a terrifying way. At Universal Studios Orlando they sell a donut called The Big Pink, which I ate for breakfast. When I say ate, I should note that I only ate half of The Big Pink because it was bigger than my hand – approximately 5 inches in diameter.
You know what’s a terrible combination? Trying to eat an entire giant pink donut and then going on a ride immediately afterward. Let’s just say there was a mighty puddle of puke and leave it at that. Of course, it’s not the donuts fault that I got sick and so I’m going to rate it on the way it tasted going down and not coming up.
Honestly, The Big Pink wasn’t anything special. They were for sale all over Fast Food Boulevard and I could tell this was not made fresh that day. I had hoped that if I bought it at Lard Lad Donuts that I would get a fresh one, but it just came boxed up like all the others.
The box was nice though!
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