Updated on 16 October, 2021
Comic Book Guy (who says Jeff Albertson is his real name from the episode " Homer and Ned's Hail Mary pass"). He is the host of the popular game show "I Hate Waiters" (on Comedy Network). His catchphrase is "You got nada." A reference to his bad luck with waiters in restaurants.
In the opening episodes of the third season, we see that Comic Book Guy has been hired by a school to come to school to give an advice on how to read. The whole premise of the episode is him ranting about how stupid people are who don't know how to read comics. He gets some patrons to tell him their story so he can get inside their heads and tell them why they don't read comics. One of them was a girl who had been reading comic books as a kid but now she couldn't even identify a comic book.
It didn't take long for the audience to recognize the wit and expertise of the Comic Book Guy, especially seeing as how he was hired by the school. But one thing that always made the show really endearing to viewers were the various guest stars that came on to do sketches. Some of these included:
The writers of the show took note of this fact and actually included a number of cameos by characters who normally wouldn't come on to talk about themselves in a television series. For instance, there's the grandmotherly housekeeper who gives Comic Book Guy a home study course in comic books. There's also another woman who tells him her story about growing up with her boyfriend in college who was into hard core drugs. These two ladies definitely made for some hilarious supporting characters for the comic book guy.
The most talked about episode of the show happened to be the one where Comic Book Guy had to choose between two things: between a Big Bird doll and a turkey. He goes with the turkey and ends up giving the Big Bird a number of piers for Christmas. Everyone applauds except for the grandmother who says that it's not Christmas until someone asks for a turkey. Then the rest of the crew enters the room and throws gifts on the Grandmother and she screams until the others run off with her grandchild's stuffed turkey.
The other episode that may be the best known is the one where Comic Book Guy has to go to a tree lot to get a gift for a boy named Bob who likes Superman. Comic Book Guy does his usual thing and then realizes that the tree is missing a Superman comic book. After running around town, he finally finds the perfect gift but unfortunately it's a rotten egg. Needless to say, no one wanted to buy this for Bob so they all ran away laughing.
This was an episode that made me realize just how many ways there are to make a bad situation better. When you have a boss that gives you problems and makes you mad and you have to go to a workplace with people who think you're stupid and have no talent, you will always wonder if you went too far. Well, apparently the worst episode ever aired on television happens to be the one with Comic Book Guy making a mistake and getting a terrible grade on his report.
I personally don't think any of these episodes have the same effect on kids, adults or anybody else for that matter as the first episode of the'Simpsons'. The first episode had a lot of conflict going on between Homer and Bart Simpson which kept the audience entertained but no one was watching the writers run around and change every scene. The writers of The Simpsons have also earned the reputation of being very intelligent people because they can come up with the dumbest and most pointless storyline. The writers of The Simpsons know what they are doing when it comes to story telling and making television entertainment. If I was going to watch any show about babysitting or kids, I would choose Comic Book Guy over any other sitcom that airs.