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Time for another installment of 20 Questions, this time with SCS Bouncer, Sideshow James.

1. How long have you been watching "The Simpsons"?

I started watching when they were still on the Tracy Ullman Show and watched them with every single episode beginning with the first.

2. Who is your favorite Simpsons character?

Maggie, she little and quiet, but in the end she has saved the day on a number of occasions and she sometimes has the best sight gags.

3. What Simpsons character are you most like and why?

I would say that I am most like Mr. Burns recently, because money and having to pay for things has becomes seemingly the central obsession of my life, now if only I could get more money, that would be "excellent."

4. Are your friends and family fans of the Simpsons?

They don't have a choice in the matter, I have forced all of them to become fans or simply choose to disassociate themselves from me.

5. What is your favorite quote from a Simpsons episode?

My favorite quote of all time has to be when Ralph says "Hello, Lisa. Hello Super Nintendo Chalmers. I'm learnding."

6. What types of Simpsons collectibles do you collect?

Absolutely anything and everything that I can get my hands on. At this point I probably have around 1,500 items, maybe closer to 2,000.

7. What item in your collection is your favorite?

My favorite item in my collection is definitely my Tiffany Simpsons Crystal Ice Bucket, it was only distribute to Gracie Films employees, and therefore is extraordinarily rare. It is just beautiful too.

8. What is the most outrageous (or difficult) thing you have done to obtain a Simpsons collectible?

Probably just the sheer amount of money that I have spent in the last couple of years on my items. Now you know why I need money, not to mention law school loans are expensive.

9. What's the most you ever spent on a Simpsons collectible?

I spent $350 on the ice bucket, so that probably would be the most. I traded items worth more than that (GITD Homer, THOH I, PP Burns, and the Power Plant) to get the CC Lemon Lunchbox though.

10. What World of Springfield figure would you most like to see (that has not been announced)?

Although she has been announced, she was withdrawn, and so it is definitely Mindy Simmons.

11. Are you a completist? An opener or a MIMP collector? Why?

I am definitely a completist and an opener of my WoS, however some of the other items stay MIMP.

12. What are your favorite television shows (excluding the Simpsons)?

That 70s Show, Buffy, Smallville

13. What celebrity do you want to see guest star on the Simpsons?

Weezer

14. How and when did you find the SCS site?

I found it when Mark told me that Bill was closing his site, and we spent the entire day before the transition getting this site up and running. I found Bill's site, by searching for info on the wave 2 releases and this was about Septemberish of 2000.

15. In what ways do you think the hobby of collecting Simpsons has changed in the past few years?

Basically it is has greatly expanded, from something that only a very few > >people were ever interested in, into a mass culture phenomenon with lots of new people and products. Some of this is good and some bad, but it is more fun to have so much more to collect.

16. What was the first Simpsons item you ever bought?

I bought the BK dolls that came out in 1990 as the first items, I ever purchased, the first one was probably Bart.

17. What is the one Simpsons item you want the most but do not have?

The DataEast Pinball Machine.

18. What else do you collect?

DVDs and CDs

19. Who influenced you the most from the show (be it character, writer, actor, etc.)?

Unfortunately, it was Phil Hartman and his death, because it taught me that life is short and unexpected things happen so we must enjoy every minute of our lives.

20. Anything you would like to add?

I like grapes.

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