“Go ahead, try and grab some flab.” – Homer Simpson
Season 21 picked up pretty much where Season 20 left off, in the darkest center of a comedy black hole from which nothing can escape. It hit all the usual Zombie Simpson notes: recycling plots and jokes, filling time with humor free “action” sequences, giving Homer a new job, and having him act bipolar. In this particular instance it was a wretched cross of “Radioactive Man” and “King of the Hill”, only it was actually worse than that because it was so openly aping Entourage that it mentioned one of the characters.
There’s lots to pick on here, but for tonight I just want to highlight this little nugget of smug, baseless self satisfaction:
Zombie Bart: That was awesome!
Zombie Lisa: Although there were a few holes in the story.
Movie Guy: That’s the problem when you have seventeen writers. But don’t worry, we have two fresh ones working on it.
(Cut to Maggie and Mr. Teeny baning on laptops.)
Clearly the Season 12 commentaries are not an anomaly. Going by previous season premiers, plus the heavily advertised debut of the newest Family Guy spinoff, I’m setting the over/under on the ratings at 9.5 million viewers. As always, I’m hoping for the under.