Toppa Top 10: The Simpsons’ Best Caribbean References

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September 11, 2014

+2: Bart Marley + The Simpsons Go Funky Reggae

The Simpsons have blended with reggae culture in a few ways that were not envisioned by the show’s writers. Most notable and memorable are the “Bart Marley” T-shirts (Bart with dreads and a spliff) sold by street vendors and at flea markets in the early ’90s, part of a wave of Bart-inspired bootleg tees. If you’re lucky (and a ’90s nostalgist), you might still be able to find one of these in your local thrift shop, or at least on Ebay. (The once ubiquitous “Bart Marley” tee even made it into The Rough Guide to Jamaica).

Then there’s “The Simpsons Go Funky Reggae,” a fake album by The Simpsons dreamed up by Simpsons Illustrated, a comic book accompaniment to the franchise which created a gallery of cover art for Simpsons albums that would never be made.