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A Dublin designer turned his colleague's plant into a brilliant Simpsons reference when he was on holiday

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FOR SOME SIMPSONS fans you can see a classic reference in nearly every situation.

And so it was when Dublin-based graphic designer Maxi McDonnell was entrusted with minding his colleague’s house plant for a few weeks.

He couldn’t resist giving it a Sideshow Bob makeover

sideshow Source: MiniMaxi Imgur

Excellent work.

He tells how this ingenious creation came about:

One of my colleagues was going to the states for 3 weeks and asked me would I look after his plant. I thought he was messing then the next morning a big hairy fern arrived on my desk. After 20 long minutes alone with my new ferny friend I decided I was bored with it and reckoned it could do with a makeover, and with that Sideshow Bob was born.


It hit the top of the popular Simpsons subreddit last night, as well as /r/Ireland too.

And the top comment had the perfect suggestion that could only make it better:

“Scatter a couple of little rakes next to it, too”

med_1447635493_image Source: Coub

When the colleague arrives back from holiday, let’s hope they’re a Simpsons fan. Such work needs all the appreciation it can get.

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