According to one real estate news source, this weeks episode of The Simpsons shows how even cartoon families aren’t immune to the housing crisis.
“Even the Simpsons Face Foreclosure In this week’s new episode of The Simpsons, Homer and Marge’s adjustable-rate mortgage skyrockets and they have to put their home up for sale. The couple is in this jam because they financed their annual Mardi Gras parties using home-equity loans. Homer explains his dilemma in a way that is pathetically close to what has happened to so many others:”It’s a secret thing called a home-equity loan. I get all this cash … and the house gets stuck with the bills!” Later in the sad, but almost-true episode, he tells his mortgage broker: “When you gave me that money, you said I wouldn’t have to repay it ’til the future. This isn’t the future. It’s the lousy, stinking now!”Source: TheSimpsons.com (03/08/2009)”