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Poochie is a single-appearance
anthropomorphic dog in the animated cartoon The Simpsons, season eight, episode 14, 1997.
However, as is often the case in Springfield, things are never so simple.
Rather, Poochie appeared
as a new character, voiced by Homer Simpson, in The Beagle Has Landed, the first episode of The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show, a "new" animated cartoon to improve the ratings of The Itchy & Scratchy Show, the long-running animated cartoon within the long-running animated cartoon, The Simpsons.
As such, the The Itchy & Scratchy Show is both self-referential, in exploring the nature of animation, and The Simpson's inherently violent, dark alter-ego, an extension of classic animated themes of "Cat versus Mouse," (Tom and Jerry) and non-fatal extreme violence as pioneered by the Warner Bros. cartoons of the 1950s, the Road Runner series only one of many example


The Conception of Poochie
Under the direction of the the producers, the animator prepares sketches of the Poochie character:

MEYERS: Oh, you know, attitude, attitude! Uh... sunglasses!
EXECUTIVE: Can we put him in more of a "hip-hop" context?
KRUSTY: Forget context, he's gotta be a surfer. Give me a nice shmear of surfer.

Simpson Crazy

Surfing in the Simpsons.
In the vast multitude of culural references imbedded in The Simpsons, surfing makes regular appearances, if only in Bart's (surf derived) skateboard.
These are always perceptive, and in any surfing sequences, unlike many cartoons, are always represented "realistically."
This is obviously the influence of the films of Homer Philip Groening, father of the of Simpson's creator, Matt Groening.
Homer's films include:
Get Wet (1967)
Homer Groening; Eastman Kodak Co
1 film reel (26 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Surveys ways in which Americans use water resources for recreational activities. Includes rafting, diving, surfing, sailing and boating. Points out the need for water conservation.

Psychedelic Wet (1968)
Homer Groening; Aims Media, Inc
1 film reel (8 min.), 16 mm.
Presents an impressionistic view of water. Views reflections on the ceiling of the sea off the Bahamas, a pretty girl in a pool and great waves off the north shore in Oahu, Hawaii.

Study in Wet (1966)
Homer Groening; Aims Media, Inc
1 film reel (7 min.), 16 mm.
Uses water as a disciplined instrument to create a musical event and relates it to spectacular film scenes.
 Watch on Youtube - some portions of this film are shown at the end of the Futurama credits.

Surf (1969)
Homer Groening
1 film reel (13 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Portrays the beauty and colors of the sea and the thrills of the surf. Presents, without narration, an impression of waves and sunlight.

Surfboards, Skateboards and Big Big Waves (1969)
Homer Groening; Amer Educational Films
1 film reel (10 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Pictures the famous surfing spots of Ala Moana, Anaheim and Waimea Bay and features acrobatics of the world’s best skate-boarders.


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