Should ‘The Simpsons’ have been killed? A TV lament

Should ‘The Simpsons’ have been killed? A TV lament

Is this show funny or not? Should we let Fox keep making more and more of the Simpsons until it takes over from Disney in the consciousness of America?

It's the longer running series on prime time TV, and it will be back: "The Simpsons." Illustration: Fox

WASHINGTON, November 11, 2015 – Have you ever tried to watch “The Simpsons” on your PC through the Fox Network website? You go to Full Episodes and then . . . wait for it to load, wait some more, and finally throw your PC through the nearest window in a cyber rage.

Maybe that’s why I liked this week’s headline in LA Weekly:

SHOULD THE SIMPSONS HAVE BEEN KILLED?

Sure, why not? If I can’t get ’em for free on my PC, then it’s time they got the axe.

Anyway, here’s more of what LA Weekly says:  

“There are definitely more bad episodes now than good ones, by more than 2-to-1, which is kind of mind-boggling.”

I guess some people’s minds boggle more easily than others.

Elsewhere from Mount Olympus, otherwise known as The Atlantic, comes this Simpsons pronunciamento:

“The early “Treehouse of Horror” episodes were particularly avant-garde in their lack of emphasis on laughs.”

I’m still trying to figure out just exactly what they meant by that . . .

Is this show funny or not? Should we let Fox keep making more and more of the Simpsons until it takes over from Disney in the consciousness of America? How come nobody ever finds subliminal messages embedded in the Simpsons, like they did with “The Little Mermaid?”

Inquiring minds really don’t care.

The Simpsons have been running since the Neolithic age.
They seem to be immortal, but they never turn the page.
They get into the same predicaments each week until
we sit back, barely sentient, to lap up all this swill.
This Sunday night tradition has replaced the Sabbath creed.
Matt Groening counts his money and pays Christians little heed.
O, what can stop this juggernaut, this monolithic show?
Nothing. We must steel ourselves to live with Homer’s “D’oh!”

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