SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (CNN) – Forget a snowman! What about a snow Homer! An Illinois father and son used all of the snow they’ve been getting to salute one of America’s favorite families.
“We were thinking about doing Godzilla,” said Freddie Noviosel III, son of Freddie Noviosel, Jr.
“Right. We were going to do Godzilla,” said his father.
Something from nothing is what this father son duo did. Freddie Noviosel and his son Freddie the third came up with, the first family of Fox television.
“All the cartoons we do all these cartoons have little skinny legs and big bodies but they never stand. So easiest way to solve that is to put a couch and you can put almost anyone on there. So it just happened to be the Simpsons this year and they sit on a couch,” said the father.
It took shovels, a wheel barrel, a knife and about thirty dollars of spray paint to portray Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. Noviosel came up with the novel concept because the cold winter months affect his normal job.
“I just do it because I can’t pour concrete this time of year so I got some free time on my hands,” said the father.
While it took seven hours to make Matt Groening’s famous family, for this father and son it was a bonding experience to build something, no matter the material whether clay, concrete or ‘duh.
“Using our hands and shovels just kind of packing it. Once we get it packed nice and tight we take our shovels to carve the couch. They called today and I said, `Well, Marge Simpson’s head fell off,” said the father.
Sadly, it wasn’t Mr. Burns’s nuclear power plant that melted Marge and Homer on Monday, but Mother Nature.
“Yeah, yeah we expect it. We know we’re going to get it up and it take sometimes more time to put them up than it takes for Mother Nature to take them down,” said the father.Copyright 2015, CNN. All rights reserved.