11
May
09

Yeah, We Didn’t Get It Either

 

Even the infant thought that didn't make any damn sense.

Even the infant thought that didn't make any damn sense.

Clearly the switch from three commercial breaks to four commercial breaks didn’t help.  None of the four segments had enough time to tell a story (even with gratuitous point-by-point narration), so we were treated to truncated endings, more nonsensical exposition than usual (including that bizarre Jodie Foster soliloquy) and general mess of drawn out sight gags.  Thank Jebus there’s only one left before we’re free for the whole summer.  Woo-hoo!  

Anyway, Zombie Simpsons appears to still have enough appeal to struggle above six million people every week, so I’m setting the over/under at 6.45 million viewers.

Update:  The numbers are in and they are car crash worthy, and not of the “dinged the fender in the parking lot” variety, more the “oil and intestines on the freeway median” kind.  Last night’s Zombie Simpsons was watched by just 5.16 million people, a new all time low, shattering the previous nadir set back in January by “Lisa the Drama Queen”.  I’m going to be happy about this all day.  


8 Responses to “Yeah, We Didn’t Get It Either”


  1. 1 -
    11 May 2009 at 2:14 pm

    You guys are complete assholes.

    • 2 Charlie Sweatpants
      11 May 2009 at 3:02 pm

      I’m sure you’re not alone in that opinion, but at least we’re not under any illusions about the current state of the show.

      • 3 -
        11 May 2009 at 3:09 pm

        I’m not one of these fans who love every piece of Simpsons-shit, but this just goes too far.

        • 4 Charlie Sweatpants
          11 May 2009 at 3:25 pm

          We’re calling a simplistic and mediocre television show exactly what it is: simplistic and mediocre. I’m not sure how that qualifies as “too far”.

          • 5 -
            11 May 2009 at 3:29 pm

            If a show is mediocre, then don’t watch it. What does it help when you jump up and down after an episode with low ratings?

            • 6 Charlie Sweatpants
              11 May 2009 at 4:23 pm

              Fox kept this show on the air long after it was clear to pretty much everyone that it had deteriorated terribly. The ratings have reflected that, dropping with each season as more and more people give up on it, but Fox keeps renewing it despite what has to be ever shrinking profit margins. I have no inside information or anything, but it stands to reason that this is a pure business decision for them, keeping it on the air no matter how terrible it gets is cheaper and carries less risk than trying to replace it (and don’t forget the merchandise).

              Doing so shows a real lack of respect for the show that did more than any other to establish Fox as a network. It’s also an ongoing slap in the face to the original creators who made it great, the fans who made it popular, and even the people working on it today, who are basically toiling in a dead-end comedy ghetto. The Simpsons deserved better.

              The only way the show is ever going to end is if the numbers get truly terrible, and so when truly terrible numbers come in, I celebrate.


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