SIRC Media Watch Archive
Panics and Scares – March 2004

Introducing the new slim, healthy Homer (as styled by the fat police). Homer Simpson, watch out. The health-nanny tendency, having achieved only partial success in changing the eating habits of three-dimensional people, is now targeting two-dimensional characters. A team of nutritionists from an American university have made a study of the dietary intake of Homer, Barney and police chief Wiggum and detected that they seem to shift an awful lot of doughnuts and beer…Stand by to see nutritionists mocked in an upcoming episode. Independent