Archive for February, 2009

28
Feb
09

Quote of the Day

“We leave you the kids for three hours and the county takes them away?” – Homer Simpson
“Oh, bitch, bitch, bitch.” – Abe “Grandpa” Simpson
27
Feb
09

Upon Further Reflection, This Still Sucks

“Noooooooooo!” – Principal Skinner

I was expecting Zombie Simpsons to get picked up for another season; epguides.com already has episodes listed for next fall and since each craptacular one supposedly takes a whole year to produce it stood to reason that Season 21 was a forgone conclusion.  But the news yesterday that they were being picked up for two more seasons was like a second, unexpected, football in the groin.  According to some of those links this will push them to 493 episodes.  493!  Of which less than a third are actually up to snuff.  

Admittedly, I am no expert on the television industry, but the ratings have been historically low for a couple of years now, and the heavily promoted HD episode didn’t do much to change that.  Granted, network viewership itself is trending downwards and has been for some time, but in all my years basking in television’s warm glowing warming glow I cannot think of a single other show that managed to linger the way Zombie Simpsons has.  Any other show that slumped this badly and this publicly would’ve gotten canned after a year or two.  I suppose I could look on it as a testament to the enduring quality of the original seasons, but the comfort went out of that little fib long ago.  
The senseless renewal is particularly grating coming the same week that Futurama went out on a high note.  On Tuesday I was entertaining fantasies that they’d follow the same path.  Wrap it up with Season 21 then maybe do another movie or two to finish things.  For all its flaws, especially the last forty minutes or so, The Simpsons Movie was better than most of Zombie Simpsons, and a sequel or two would have to be more profitable than another season of five million dollar episodes that only six million people watch.   
Oh well.  Zombie Simpsons has been on for far longer than The Simpsons ever was, what’s another season or two?  
27
Feb
09

Quote of the Day


“No, Ben!  No!” – Bear Wrangler

26
Feb
09

Filling the Jar

“Oh, fudge, that’s broken.  Fiddle-dee-dee, that will require a tetanus shot.” – Homer Simpson

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26
Feb
09

Quote of the Day

“It’s okay, there’s no sugar in Pixy Stix.  Trust me.” – Bart Simpson

25
Feb
09

The Kids Are Alright

“Bart, I don’t know if this sould be an Extra.” – Rod Flanders
“Is your source on this reliable?” – Todd Flanders
This is the first thing it says on Emory University’s “About” page:
Emory University is an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged and diverse community whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care and social action.

That is a mouthful of a sentence, nevertheless I think they have some very fine young people there.  In a paean to Conan O’Brien in the Emory Wheel, senior Daniel Berger writes:
Though it was my favorite show as a kid, by the time I turned 12 or 13 I discovered that the “Simpsons” were best viewed in reruns. The “Simpsons” has declined so much since then that it has unwittingly justified the decision of every other show that decided to go out on a high note.

Okay, let’s do the math.  Seniors are typically 21 or 22 years old – 12 or 13 years old = 8-10 years ago = the dawn of Zombie Simpsons.  He’s hit the nail right on the head.  Here’s hoping he becomes a Fox executive in the next ten years or so, then we might finally get Zombie Simpsons taken off the air.  
25
Feb
09

Quote of the Day

“See the happiest fish in the world at our fabulous Beerquarium!” – TV Announcer




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