Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is determined to solve a dispute over The Simpsons character Groundskeeper Willie as two Scottish cities battle to claim the fictional janitor as their own.Officials in Glasgow have posted a picture of Willie - voiced by American funnyman Dan Castellaneta
- in their online hall of fame, citing a 1997 episode of the animated
comedy, in which the character describes himself as "the ugliest man in
But he is also shown rooting for Aberdeen's soccer team in a
dream in a 2003 episode, prompting sporting chiefs in the Highlands
city to claim him too.
Now the Super Size Me
director has jetted to the U.K. to solve the puzzle, speaking to
authorities in both cities in a bid to trace the roots of the grumpy
school employee for a film.
An employee at Aberdeen Football Club tells the Daily Record,
"He spoke to a few people. It's great publicity because it's going to
be seen by a huge audience."
The footage will be shown as part of Spurlock's new Simpsons
documentary marking the 20th anniversary of the long-running cartoon.
I watched an episode where Homer was nicking fat to sell, and he and Willy argued about where they came from as Willy said he was from North Kilt-Tow
n...... I maybe watch too much Simpsons
Ta TW for the sig.