2015 Geek-A-Long: Professor Frink

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“Well, it should be clear to even the most dimwitted individual – who holds and advanced degree in hypothetical topology – that Homer Simpson has stumbled into… [dramatizing lightning]… the Third Dimension!” – Professor Frink

We can’t have a Geek-A-Long blanket called Mad Scientists without Professor Frink. The Simpsons have been around FOREVER, and Frink has roughly 24 years of anecdotal proof that he belongs here. But that also makes is kind of hard to pick just one or two of his best moments to talk about. Since Halloween is just around the corner, I’ll tell you about my favorite Treehouse of Horror episode about Frink.

Frink takes on the role of Dr. Frankenstein and reanimates his father (Frink Sr.), so his dad can see him receive the Nobel Prize. Unfortunately, Frink Sr. decides to harvest body parts to improve himself. He tries to stop being a monster for his son, but when he sees all the nice, juicy brains at the Nobel Prize ceremony, he goes on a killing spree to get himself some of those delightfully knowledgeable brains.

And who here can’t relate to family embarrassing you during an important moment in you life? Of course, my experiences don’t involve my dad eating my peers brains while I receive the greatest reward in my life, but wow can I tell some doozies from my wedding. ;)

Anyway, Professor Frink Jr. does some quick calculations to discover his father’s weak spot, which just so happens to be his crotch. After the kick kills Frink Sr, Professor Frink Jr. is able to save his father’s soul in a box, so thy can still talk.

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Professor Jonathan Frink Jr. is Springfield’s socially inept college professor and local scientist. He often tries to help the town with his inventions, and most of the time they just make the situation worse. To honor him, we put him and his bow-tie on a square.

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Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the Professor Frink pattern here. Instructions for both knit and crochet are listed in the pattern. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to tweet or instagram your squares at me @jac_attacking or Megan-Anne @Doctor_Llama with the hashtag #geekalong!

If you’re having trouble with double-sided knitting, we have a how-to video here and a tutorial on crochet here. Want to hang out with other people making the blanket? You can find moral support in the Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry here.

~ Jac

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