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Congress Loves "The Simpsons"

Rep. Mike Quigley, superfan.

10:45 AM, Mar 2, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
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Finally, something we can all agree on: Roll Call's Heard on the Hill column reports that Rep. Mike Quigley, Democrat of Illinois, honored the twentieth anniversary of The Simpsons in a one-minute floor speech last week.

Here's the rep:

Quigley spokeswoman Aviva Gibbs tells HOH that she has “never met a bigger fan of any TV show,” noting that her boss can do spot-on imitations of several characters. For his part, the Congressman says he appreciates the show on two levels, for its slapstick comedy traits and its underlying deep themes. “In the end, it can be a very tender show,” he says.

Quigley's favorite characters are Mayor Quimby and Ralph Wiggum--these are good choices. Read the story to discover his favorite episodes. And check out this clip of Homer accidentally stumbling on the Republican voter-registration strategy in 2008.

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