Milhouse Van Houten is the perennial loser of The Simpsons. For example, he is a popular target of the bullies at his school, not least because his sense of insecurity makes him so vulnerable on so consistent a basis. However, he is prone to being exploited by those who are friendlier to him as well, whether it is Bart taking advantage of his naivety or his parents using him as a battleground for their post-relationship tension. Summed up, Milhouse has it tough, which has inspired a great deal of laughter as well as a great deal of sympathy over the course of his existence throughout The Simpsons‘s continuous run.
Why Should You Consider Watching the Music Video Tribute?
The Internet being the Internet, it should come as no surprise to learn that a YouTuber by the name of Lucien Hughes has created a music video tribute to Milhouse, which is perhaps unsurprisingly, more than a little bit sad but nonetheless worth a listen or two.
For those who are curious, the music video tribute makes use of the song “210 Lilac Sky,” which comes from a Canadian singer-songwriter named Goody Grace who had his first official release not so long ago in March of 2018 but has been releasing his music for some point previous to that point. Milhouse being Milhouse, it is perhaps unsurprising that “210 Lilac Sky” has a rather melancholic feel to it while focusing on the subject of romance. However, what it is most interesting is that the music video tribute makes extensive use of footage from an episode of The Simpsons called “Bart’s Friend Falls in Love,” which was created all the way back in Season 3. Like its name states, the episode was focused on Milhouse’s relationship with a new girl at school named Samantha Stanky, who ended up being sent to a Catholic school because of Bart’s jealousy. As a result, the music video tribute is rather interesting in that it is both very much expected but surprisingly unexpected in some ways, which is exactly why interested individuals might want to take a look of their own.