The Super Simpsons Handbook is now updated with the characters and events of "Bartman Begins," including Crimson Cockatoo, The Diddler, Mr. Mole, Poison Lenny, Serpent, Sugar & Spice, and The Toker. This marks Snake and Patty & Selma's first appearances in the Handbook.
I keep noticing that some people are finding this blog while searching for "Homersapien," and landing on this post. Since I'm guessing they're actually looking for the monstrosity above, I thought I'd go ahead and post a picture of it.
According to this article, toy robotics company WowWee launched a Homer Simpson version of the Robosapien recently at the Toy Fair in London. The Homersapien, which is being released in conjunction with The Simpsons Movie, is supposed to come with "a unique Simpsons accessory" and say "D'oh!"
King Homer, not seen on The Simpsons since "Treehouse of Horror III," made an appearance back in September in the couch gag of the "Jazzy and the Pussycats" episode (the one with a special appearance by the White Stripes):
My favorite part, besides Homer's trademark scream at the end when the biplanes open fire, is how he he deftly transfers Marge from his hand to his foot while climbing the Empire State Building -- an obvious homage to Peter Jackson's King Kong movie, in which the giant ape tossed Ann Darrow around like a ragdoll so often that she should have suffered whiplash.