“Look Maggie, they have a baby too.” – Homer Simpson
“It’s like they saw our lives and put it right up on screen!” – Bart Simpson
I have no real use for the perpetual “Simpsons vs. Family Guy” debate for the obvious reason that I don’t consider The Simpsons and Zombie Simpsons to be the same program. Nor do I know whether or not Family Guy was originally intended as a low cost replacement for The Simpsons. I do know that the format of Family Guy resembles that of The Simpsons pretty closely. I also know that Zombie Simpsons sucks for a lot of reasons and, as of this week, we can officially add aping Family Guy to the list.
Family Guy, “Love Thy Trophy” (Broadcast 14 March 2000):
Zombie Simpsons, “The Blue and the Gray” (Broadcast 13 February 2011):
It’s funny because they’re exactly the same.