“I just ripped the head off Mr. Honeybunny.” – Bart Simpson
The numbers are in and Zombie Simpsons pulled a disappointingly decent one. Last night’s affront to the comedy gods was watched by 8.65 million people. That makes it the fourth highest rated episode all year and raises the average for Season 21 to 8.23 million. It throttled The Cleveland Show (6.96 million) and even beat Family Guy (8.10 million). I’d say all the 20th anniversary propaganda is having its intended effect.
Next week we’ll probably see an even bigger number with the Spurlock special and all the attendant anniversary hoopla. It’s also the 450th episode, which strikes me as an absurdly unSimpsons thing to celebrate. This is the show that once all but ignored its own 100th episode, but now every time they mark another fifty (which is only a little more than two seasons) they throw a party.