December 08, 2003

YEAH DEIS!: As though being

YEAH DEIS!: As though being mentioned in about 10 different Woody Allen movies wasn't enough, my alma mater last night crossed a new threshold of cultural relevance: it was mentioned on "The Simpsons."
On last night's all-new episode, which concerned Krusty the Klown's bar mitzvah (I know the show's supposed to be "timeless" and all, but Krusty's gotta be older than 13), Lisa says the following:

I have a Jewish imaginary friend. Her name is Rachel Cohen, and she just got into Brandeis."

A watershed moment, my friends. And just for the record, in my four years at Brandeis I don't remember meeting a single Rachel Cohen. Although, back then, my comedy troupe once wrote a vicious sketch lampooning Brandeis Jewish women, and gave the character the stereotypical name "Sarah Glickstein." Which had to be changed, once I informed them there actually was a Sarah Glickstein enrolled at the school at the time.
Still, with this, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog namechecking "Waltham, Massachusetts, America's poophole" on his recent CD, it's been a historical year for comedy involving the Non-Sectarian Jewish Sponsored University. That whole "rhymes with tigger" thing notwithstanding...

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 8, 2003 12:57 PM
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