We've seen numerous odes to fast food and junk food from the 20 years of "The Simpsons." Last night was a fun look at the extremes of those who eat healthy food.
Marge and the fellow mothers are having a play date when Marge brings out the snacks. Unfortunately for Marge, her snacks contain high-fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils. And they recoil at her "regular" milk.
So the Simpsons clan go to a "Whole Foods" type place where the family discovers healthy, overpriced food. The bill comes to $790. But the cashier forgets the blueberries, bringing the total to $830. Then, as the cashier tells them, without preservatives, the food won't even last a day.
Eventually, Marge is driven to eating Homer's stash of junk foods, consuming trans fats, including a product called Lard Glug that, as Homer points out, contains neither lard nor glug.
The episode makes fun of those who go to extremes on food, even with the best intentions. Though the emphasis on trans fat might indicate how behind the curve they are, since people have gone onto other issues besides trans fats. The trans fats mentions seemed almost dated.