Simpsons, The Easter Egg - Waldo!

Near the end of the episode, when everyone is in Flander's bomb shelter arguing, if you look extremely closely, during one clip (about 2-3 sec. long) Waldo from the "Where's Waldo" line of books appears, complete with glasses and stripped hat.

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Wildcards writes:
....and in Denmark where I come from, Waldo(or Wally) is called Holger. Silly name isn't it?
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I don't remember which episode it is (if you watch The Simpsons you probably know which one I'm talking about), but at the beginning of one of the episodes Homer is standing in the kitchen reading the Sunday comics. He goes "Oooh! Where's Waldo! Here? No, here? Here? There?" and then in despair he cries "Where's Waldo?!?" just as Waldo walks right past the window.
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squijee writes:
In Australia, the Where's Wally cartoon show has a villain trying to steal Wally's cane called Odlaw. I don't know if this is only in Australia or not.
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Leanaht writes:
Just to clear this up: I'm from Ireland too. In the British isles and Ireland, there are a popular set of books going known as "where's Wally?" They feature a guy dressed in a striped red and white pullover who stands in the middle of similarly dressed crowds with his dog and walking stick. Your job, as the reader, is to find him in the immense picture. Homer, in an early episode of the Simpsons opens up a "where's Waldo" book, which I take to be a play on "Where's Wally?" We see a life size picture of "Waldo" with no crowd around him at all. Homer says "Waldo just isn't trying any more". I'm not sure if Waldo, Wally or whatever's name is changed from country to country, but it was still funny to me. The main thing is, books of the "where's Wally/Waldo" types were incredibly popular and still are. The Simpsons has played on them a few times now.
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DQOATS writes:
Yeah guys, why don't we just call the show and books and stuff "Where's Bob?"
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Nedd writes:
Despite being called Wally in the UK, his arch nemesis is still called Odlaw (rather than Yllaw) Not surprising really.
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Ganon writes:
You are incorect Leanaht. It is in fact Bart who reads the book "Find Waldo yet again."
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jstr writes:
OK if we are very done, can we get back to the Simpsons???
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Where I come from there is a thing similar to Waldo who dresses up in a bikini and hangs around in the middle of big crowds. I think his name is "some guy similar to Waldo who dresses up in bikinis and hangs round in big crowds". By the way, I live in Ireland.
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hngkong writes:
There was a "Where's Waldo?" TV show in America. It was played right after The "Back To The Future" animated show on NBC about 6 to 8 years ago. Sorry about aproximating, but I'm forgetting stuff like that.
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EeggHead writes:
I'm glad we got back to talking about the "Simpsons", or is it "The Simpsons"? Hey, did you notice Odlaw is Waldo spelled backwards? I bet you did. I'm just stating the obvious. Anyway...it's "Where's Waldo?" in America, and the Simpsons is an American show, so that's why. I'm not sure if there are that many people named Waldo (there is that guy from "Family Matters", Waldo Faldo Heraldo) in America, but there probably is now since the book came out. <<>>
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jonny writes:
Where I come from; India, we call 'wally' 'rajimapoo' Im not sure which country came up with the original idea of finding someone, but one thing is for sure: as long as there are TV programs like these, the simpsons will take the mick out of them.
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blaaaaaaa writes:
The Where's Wally? books were written by a British illustrator called Martin Handford. The name was changed for North America for some reason. The TV series was then made in the US, with the sound-track and dialogue done twice with the same cast - one for the Waldo version, and one for the Wally version, however since Odlaw sounds a lot better than Yllaw, they kept the US name for him in both. Martin Handford then brought Odlaw into the books using the same name, which is why even in the British/Australian versions there is an Odlaw. Now shh.
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Leo writes:
actually, the UK did used to get the ninja turtles, but it was scrapped after about one series
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Comment Man writes:
Yo, for the people that don't remember the show it is the one where Bart saw i comet in the sky and they made a warning and the whole town wanted to stay in Ned's bomb shelter... Okay?
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phunknight writes:
The reason there isn't two different Wally or Waldo shows is cause there is no Wally/waldo show in America. Geez, I didn't even know there was such a thing (unless it like runs on cartoon network at 5 in the morning). Waldo is more of a comedy or trademark name now in America, but I believe it came from Italy if I remember correctly -- and Wally is its English equivolent. Hey, for the hell of it, i think im gunna name my kid that just to settle this dispute.
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Snoopy writes:
Where I come from(Quebec), Waldo is actually Called Charlie!
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Francesca writes:
When I was in elementary school, mid 70's, there was a book in the library called "Where's Wallace?" same concept as Waldo. I know it exists because my friend and I LOVED that book, but I have never been able to find any information about it. Has anyone ever heard of it? Me thinks Waldo ripped off Wallace!
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HEY! heres another easter egg: spell "Odlaw" backwards and what do you get? huh?
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Hostile_17 writes:
Who cares? Why are you all getting worked up about a dude's name? Don't you all realize that the comments are like 10 times longer than the easter egg itself? It's a cartoon character, no the great war of the striped shirted man. Most people just say "Ha ha, I saw that and it was funny." I know the easter eggs are about having a lot of free time and paying close attention to stuff, but is this waldo/wally thing really that important? Go read a newspaper, there's war in Iraq.
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Pumpinking writes:
Waldo is in the backround in another the Simpson's too! If someone already said that, I'm sorry! I'm to tired to read it all. I love the Waldo-books! Now, I'm gonna be iritating as all other guys: Waldo in Sweden i Hugo! Intresting, huh? I think not.
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EvilCordelia writes:
Hidden or not, it's always entertaining to razz Waldo.
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Trivimaster writes:
Ahah! I can explain this for you, VirtualAngel. In America the character is called Waldo, but in some country's they changed Waldos name to Wally because "Waldo" isn't a real name in those countrys.
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Humpty Dumpty- in case you care- Waldo is also called Effy in at least one country I know of- namely Israel- because it works better with "where" which is "efo"- also in other shows, such as south park's alien, there is one in every episode. It might be a challenge to try and locate a waldo in every simpson's epidsode and they might have put they more obvious one in to give people the idea. I'm not sure but that's what I've heards
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ArKaaN writes:
sorry to get off the track.. but Waldo aint a name wherever you come from its wheres wally here in Australia. in the show 'wheres wally' (american) wally is called wally. So is there a waldo and wally version for each episode?
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Dex writes:
I hate to disappoint all of you who cant get your Saturday morning cartoons straight, but the Where's Waldo cartoon came out on fox. They took it off the air fairly quickly and if I remember correctly it came out in 1992.
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Firestorm writes:
You know, here in England he's called Wally. I loved him when I was younger! He's hasd TV shows, books, and videos.
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BiggBopper writes:
Does the spelling of Waldo/Wally really matter? What I want to know is can this egg be confirmed or not?
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deloreon writes:
Another example of names changing throughout the world is that in the UK, the "teenage mutant ninja turtles" are known as the "teenage mutant hero turtles".
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man writes:
Where I live, Waldo or Wally or whatever, is called "Willy-Wong Ding-Dong".
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Doug writes:
What kind of a name is Waldo anywhere? Even here in the US?
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lindseylou writes:
Chill out people, in America we have Where's Waldo. Period. The Simpsons are made in America. Figure it out yet? I doubt the Simpsons are too concerned about pleasing everyone from every country.
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Kara writes:
Okay I didn't read all the messsages but yes The Simpsons is in AMERICA. So it's "Where's Waldo" which is what it is called right here in AMERICA. And to the Janae girl your mother didn't create that name. Janae is a different spelling of Janay, or Ganay it's actually has no base. (A base name is the very first spelling of that name like Riley can become Ryelee) it's simply a play on letters. And Yes I am off topic but so is everyone else
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I'm from the UK where 'Waldo' is Wally. I grew up loving them books! But if I remember correctly 'Odlaw' who was Wally's enemy look the same as Wally except he had black stripes and White Stripes instead of Wally's red stripes and White Stripes. He also, if i remember correctly, had an evil look on his face.
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Luke writes:
I now know that in America 'Wally' is called 'Waldo'. By the way, I come from Australia. In both the American and Australian T.V series Wally/Waldo is followed by a villan named Odlaw, who is after his cane. For those who havn't yet figured it out, 'Odlaw' is 'Waldo' spelled backwards. How come in Australia Odlaw isn't called 'Yllaw'. Or at least they could make his name an acronym of Wally. Eg: 'Ally-W' or even 'Yawll'. But personally I prefer 'Ally-W'.
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MorPH writes:
How the hell did this happen? Sorry guys, but does it really matter what he is called where?
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Raijin Z writes:
Waldo is Waldo, period. The joke with Odlaw is he's "reverse Waldo". Evil as they let him be on a kids show. Basically the bad guy.
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kaylafer writes:
Hello everyone! Okay...lets get one thing straight, a name can be anything. It can be made up, like Waldo. My mom made up my middle name from the names of my grandparents, Jay and Janetta, creating Janae, yes I do know there are people out there named Janae but there wasn't any we knew of when I as born. So it doesn't matter if a name is made up, like Zenderlisious, because no body cares!! And for those people in Australia, England, and Ireland, in your countries there may be "Where's Wallace" Where's Walley" or "Where's Bruno", whatever, who care, just here in the United States its "Where's Waldo" to prove it here's the site from the TV channel, FOX, that had "Where's Waldo" on it before it went off the air. It shows a picture of Waldo on the side and I think they must be Where's Waldo games you can play, I don't know I didn't try them. I tried to click on The Official Where's Waldo website but since the show went off the air they must of taken down the web site. http://www.foxhome.com/foxkids/htmls/waldo.html <-----the website
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MorPH writes:
For God's sake, do any of you think?!? IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT IT'S CALLED WHERE. IT'S THE SAME BASIC ACTIVITY. Jesus christ!
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Well, according to Wikipedia, the original name was "Where's Willy?", the name was changed when the American/Canadian versions came out (and the other versions for different countries), Where's Waldo is specifically for the US and Canada, and Where's Willy is for the UK and Australia (and some other countries/continents I have not mentioned), some other countries change the name in order to make it rhyme in their language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where%27s_Waldo%3F http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where%27s_Wally%3F
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Jimmeny Cook writes:
That thing about the teenage mutant hero turtles is true. Also, where I come from, in Angorra, he's know as Scruceteena (Scroos - tina) because angorran for 'where's' is 'steena'
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Ouji writes:
phunknight> there use to be a Where's Waldo show on one of the network stations, i think it was ABC
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Kidvid01 writes:
He can also be seen in the Halloween Episode (I forget which one) when Bart tries to raise Snowball I from the dead. One of books he looks through in the beginning of the show is a (fake) Waldo book. After Bart looks through it he says, about Waldo, "He ain't tryin' hard enough anymore" or something like that.
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pat writes:
Er, Jimmeny Cook, where is Angorra? Did you make it up as a kind of comedy joke, or is your comment really relevant?
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Superdude writes:
Let me clear this up In Canada and America it's wheres Waldo (and maybe in other places too.) I think the books are the same, just Waldo has a different name. Odlaw is the evil Waldo (waldo spelled backwards),Wendy is the girl the dog is Woof, the wizard is wizard whitebeard, and i have way too much time on my hands (there are many different Waldo books Where's Waldo, Find Waldo NOW! etc.)
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Spongebob412 writes:
Actully,(i cant spell...) I saw Waldo or Wally as you people say.But I don't think it was an egg because it was about longer then a second and I think it was put there on purpose.But yeah,it was really funny!lol because they showed him all sneaking in the yard hehe it was funny!
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