Happy Valentines Day, Everyone!
One of my favorite Valentines Day “specials” was an episode of The Simpsons…
Janey: Miss Hoover, can we exchange our valentines?
Miss Hoover: Not just yet, Janey. First, we’re going to construct paper mailboxes to store the Valentines.
Lisa: Isn’t that just pointless busy work?
Miss Hoover: Bulls-eye. Get cracking.
It started out with the handing out of Valentines Day cards to everyone in Miss Hoover’s classroom. Unfortunately, no one gave Ralph a card.
Lisa felt sorry for Ralph, so she erased the name from one of her cards and put in in Ralph’s mailbox.
Here’s the Valentine card that Lisa gave him. Ralph is my favorite character. And if they ever put these V-day cards out for real, I would buy ’em up.
Anyway, the story goes where Ralph is infatuated with Lisa and things she’s his girlfriend. Unfortunately, she doesn’t feel the same.
Krusty the Klown: Is this your girlfriend, Ralph?
Ralph Wiggum: Yes, she is. I love Lisa Simpson, and when I grow up I’m going to marry her.
Lisa: [erupting] Noooooooooooooooooooooooo! Now you listen to me! I don’t like you, I never liked you, and the only reason I gave you that stupid valentine is because nobody else would!
At the end she gives him the above card, which makes everything okay.
Ralph: [reads Lisa’s card] “Let’s ‘bee’ friends.” It says, “bee” and it has a picture of a bee on it. [laughs]
Hope everyone has a great Valentines Day!