November 27, 2006


After episode after episode after episode of "The Simpsons" not being funny, I FINALLY laughed last night.

"I'm laughing in that last one, but it was only because the cat fell down the stairs."

Posted by Ryan at November 27, 2006 09:26 AM | TrackBack

I was dying at that.

Posted by: DG at November 27, 2006 10:01 AM

I think this season has been solid. There have been several years of pretty weak writing lately, and the changes in this season have been pretty warranted. I liked the episode with the White Stripes a lot, make sure to catch that one.

Ironically, it took the Simpsons copying Family Guy to freshen it back to a decent show. They've been doing more non-sequiters, more surreal situations, and have started doing "flashbacks," if you will, in the style of Seth McFarlane.

This is not new... if you really watch the episodes in order, you'll see seasons that struggle, seasons that click, seasons that just serve to keep the show running until they find a new groove, etc. The Simpsons used to be about Bart and Lisa... a "family" show that showed the children learning lessons after acting poorly. They became more of a standard sitcom (plus animation) later, developed a taste for musical numbers, added guest stars ad nauseam, started to focus on the buffoonery of Homer, and many other devices that we now associate with the show.

I guess my point is... if you don't like The Simpsons, wait a few episodes. It's more of a cultural weathervane than an encapsulated project. Think SNL.

Posted by: Sean at November 28, 2006 02:39 PM

I know the Simpsons go up and down, and I started to not watch the show religiously when it was in down slump and never really got back into it. Then, when I did happen to catch an episode, it tended to blow, thus reinforcing my indifference to the show. It was nice to get a nice big belly laugh again after a long, looooonggg dry spell.

Posted by: Ryan at November 28, 2006 03:23 PM

I've love the simpsons. It's got unique humor that a lot of cartoons lack. But recently, I think they may have ran out of jokes and humour. It's getting a bit repetitive and worste, corny.

Just my two cents.

Posted by: Wilford at December 14, 2006 09:35 AM
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