Two or three years ago, I made a birthday card for my friend Rebecca. She’s a bit of a fan of South Park, so I went to one those websites that lets you build a South Park character and constructed Rebecca in South Park style, then printed it off and used it as the basis for a birthday card. I think (I hope) she was quite chuffed.
Tomorrow is Rebecca’s birthday once more, so keeping topical, I thought I might replicate the idea on the back of the current Simpsons hooplah. So off I go to the Simpsons movie website.
However, after having made the necessary adjustments to gender, body shape, hair, skin tone, face and clothing, I am disappointed to see that the finished result looks nothing like my friend Rebecca!
How Messrs Groening and co. can let me down like this I do not know. I expected better of their animation skills.
But for what it’s worth, if you’ve never met my friend Rebecca, then rest assured, she looks absolutely nothing like this:
Sorry I can’t make it to the party.