Sunday, August 12, 2007


Looks like its the Simpson's craze now. Everyone's talking about it, bloggers have simpsonized themselves, posters and figurines were seen everywhere around shopping complexes. Well, of course i won't want to be left out in this craze. However, you won't be seeing a simpsonized me, neither will i write a review or spoiler for the movie in this post.
Hmm. I'll be presenting you guys a NEWS. Haha. WHAT!? A NEWS ON SIMPSONS!? Just read on. Heh.


The Simpsons, minus Homer, on display at the Golden Screen Cinema in 1 Utama shopping complex.

PETALING JAYA: A reward of RM1,000 has been offered for the "safe" return of the life-sized statue of Homer Simpson, which was stolen on Monday.

The suspects caught on CCTV cameras removing Homer from the cineplex premises. The reward is offered by movie studio Twentieth Century Fox, which is scheduled to release The Simpsons movie in Malaysia next month.The statue was stolen from the Golden Screen Cinemas at the 1 Utama Shopping Complex here at 3am. The theft was recorded on closed-circuit television cameras.Motion Picture Association country manager Nor Hayati Yahaya appealed for the return of Homer, saying that the Simpsons family was due to be displayed at Malaysia Consumers Day 2007 next month.

The suspects caught on CCTV cameras removing Homer from the cineplex premises.

"There is an estimated five million Simpsons fans in Malaysia," she said. The statue was stolen after the late night movie screening ended about 3am. The 1.2-metre tall Homer statue was placed alongside other Simpsons statues at a display couch. CCTV images provided by the shopping complex show two men carrying Homer out of the building. Another TV grab shows the statue in the boot of a Proton Waja. Two police reports were lodged over the incident. District police chief ACP Mazlan Mansor confirmed the reports. He said investigations were under way to track down the culprits. The Simpsons is an animated American sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.It is a satirical parody of the "Middle American" lifestyle epitomised by its title family, which consists of Homer, wife Marge, son Bart, daughter Lisa and baby daughter Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and lampoons many aspects of the human condition, as well as American culture, society as a whole and television itself .The Simpsons is currently the longest-running American sitcom and the longest-running American animated programme. Since its debut on Dec 17, 1989, the show has aired 400 episodes over 18 seasons. The 19th season is due to be aired in 2007/2008.


Who in the world will want to steal a huge statue from the cinema man? Well, i guess this is Malaysia and weird people do exist. Sigh.


So, what's the fate of the lost Homer? Don't you remember that Malaysia's police are efficient? Well, in this case i mean they are REALLY efficient.

One day later..


Homer is back with his family.

PETALING JAYA: It was two college students who "kidnapped" the life-size statue of Homer Simpson.

The two, and the statue, were traced to a house in Taman Tun Dr Ismail on Wednesday night, some 72 hours after it was stolen from the Golden Screen Cinemas at the 1 Utama shopping complex. The students, one of whom is the son of a prominent lawyer, had their statements recorded before they were released on police bail.Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Mazlan Mansor said they had completed their investigations but declined to elaborate. The case has been classified as theft from a building which carries a maximum 10 years’ jail sentence and a fine, upon conviction.

It is learnt that the students, aged 21 and 22, were found after the registration number of their Proton Waja was captured by closed-circuit television cameras. Movie studio 20th Century Fox thanked the police for their quick action in tracing and recovering Homer. Motion Picture Association country manager Nor Hayati Yahaya congratulated the police. In Monday’s incident, two men were seen carrying the statue after the late-night movie screening ended about 3am. Following the incident, a reward of RM1,000 was offered for the return of the statue.


10 years jail for stealing a Homer from One Utama. A prominent lawyer's son. Sigh. But hey, at least Homer is back! Haha.

The Simpsons family reunited.


tingtitlei said...

hmmmh... why was the simpsons familys position changed in the latter photo?

SHAUN NG said...

Haha.. Maybe cause they wanna make the moviegoers feel as if Homer wasn't supposed to be there? lol. Havto ask GSC tho. Haha.

tysern said...

Wahlau, homer also wanna steal eh.

I just took photo with homer when i went to see the simpsons movie. Really good movie i must say.

Princess Eileen said...

I watch The Simpsons last night. Not bad, but I prefer Rush hour 3.... I wonder if I will kena pancit if I carry homer alone....

SHAUN NG said...

Yeah, rush hour 3 is nice also. That homer statue is cool le, wonder if i can get one on ebay and place it on my room. Hahaa.

Princess Eileen said...

such a big one???? Haha... your parents will be worry & thinking.... "Why my son have a big homer toy in his room?" instead of..... "We need to get him a gf!!!"

HAHAHAHA.... I wonder how much that will cost though... I mean the homer statue :)

SHAUN NG said...

Hahaha! you got your point. I think it'll be expensive for the seller to ship the statue to my house.. Need help from MasKargo. Haha.

Princess Eileen said...

"you got your point" --- Refering to paragraph 1 or 2? :P

SHAUN NG said...

Hahaha! Definitely not the first one, altho i'm still single. XD