Great Job, Internet!: Here’s the deleted scene of Simpsons characters auditioning for Poochie
Poochie only starred in one episode of The Simpsons, but the “Kung-Fu hippie from Gangster City” that’s “half Joe Camel and a third Fonzarelli” has gone down as one of the sharpest bits of showbiz satire since “The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show” first aired 20 years ago.
In that episode, we see a few Springfield residents audition for the part, including Otto and Troy McClure (who famously touts his appearance in both “Christmas Ape” and “Christmas Ape Goes to Summer Camp”). The role eventually goes to Homer, but it turns out there were a whole slate of auditions we never got to see. This revelation comes courtesy of writer Josh Weinstein, a Simpsons showrunner at the time, who just shared a page detailing the deleted auditions on his Twitter account.
Not only didn’t these characters get the role of Poochie, their auditions were cut from the …