- “Marge vs. the Monorail” has been called one of the best “Simpsons” episodes of all time by people who rank such things — and the episode just happens to feature a conveniently timed eclipse. You can watch just the eclipse or the whole episode.
- From “Little Shop of Horrors,” we learn that eclipses can cause horticultural horrors and doo-wop choruses, at least in musical theater.
- Probably the best-known fictional eclipse is the pivotal one in Mark Twain's novel “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court,” which has been reenacted by such luminaries as Bugs Bunny (starts at 7:30). This version turns the Connecticut Yankee into a 10-year-old girl for some reason, which turns out to be a great improvement in this reader's opinion. Start at 1:21:40 for the dramatic eclipse scene.
- We could go on and on through popular culture. And our own Washington Post video folks have created plenty of great eclipse videos, including a guide on eclipse glasses and an interview with a veteran eclipse chaser. But let's conclude with this: a masterpiece of eclipse comedy.
August 16, 2017 at 6:00 AM EDT