Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Let's Party

Made-up words in The Simpsons:


Scotchtoberfest is a fake Scottish festival which was featured in the episode 'Bart's Girlfriend'. It was invented by Principal Seymour Skinner to catch Bart red-handed in the act of perpetrating a prank, as is Bart's perennial wont. Groundskeeper Willy, the Scottish school janitor, plays the bagpipes whilst wearing a kilt. Bart lifts his kilt with helium balloons, and since Willy wears his kilt without underpants, at least one woman faints at the sight.
'There's no such thing as Scotchtoberfest. You used me Skinner, you used me!' exclaims Willie, realizing he's been had.
Since its appearance, some (it's pretty-much limited to groups of friends sharing the joke round somebody's house) Scots have made Scotchtoberfest into a real festival, held on the third Friday of every October. For most people who celebrate it, it is simply 'a celebration of all things Scottish'. Another variation is to combine elements of Highland Games and Oktoberfest, with 'Scottish' and 'German' Pavillions. It is a pun on the Bavarian Oktoberfest.
Guess which Friday is coming up? Grab your kilts and steins!


Mark said...

Would that also be a good time to drink some Skittlebrau?
(I actually had a friend in undergrad who made it once ...Not recommended.)

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