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May
10

Sunday Preview: “Judge Me Tender”

Synergy, synergy, synergy! At long last, we’re at the end of Season 21 with “Judge Me Tender,” which for all intents and purposes seems to be a tacky commercial celebrating the Fox Network.  My memory’s a bit hazy – I seem to recall Zombie Simpsons spoofing – by which I mean not ridiculing and using wholesale – an “American Idol”-like concept before, but I can’t be bothered to look it up.  Anyway, the show’s saved its big guns for the finale with guest stars aplenty, including Rupert Murdoch.  Here’s Simpsons Channel with the description:

Moe discovers a talent for judging contests and is invited to appear on alongside Randy Jackson, Ellen DeGeneres, Kara DioGuardi, and Simon Cowell. Ryan Seacrest will also be on hand as the host.

Yeah, whatever. I’d like to remind our readers that this is apparently the same show whose previous crossover antics with “The Critic” in Season 6’s “A Star Is Burns” so reviled creator Matt Groening that he demanded his name be pulled from the opening credits. Fifteen seasons later, to hell with principals and integrity, there’s money to be made!  Folks, if ever there was any doubt, it’s clear now that the apple has been flung far from the tree, squished, and thrown into the compost heap.


3 Responses to “Sunday Preview: “Judge Me Tender””


  1. 23 May 2010 at 4:50 pm

    The Simpsons’s ratings are down.

    American Idol’s ratings are way down.

    You see? Two wrongs CAN make a right!…that’s what Fox wants you to believe.

  2. 2 Celia
    23 May 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I seem to recall Zombie Simpsons spoofing – by which I mean not ridiculing and using wholesale – an “American Idol”-like concept before

    I think that was “A Star Is Torn”, s16. Which was certainly shit, by the way.

    This one sounds more boring than usual, and isn’t this the second or third time Simon Cowell’s been on the show?

  3. 3 D.N.
    23 May 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Dave: “Folks, if ever there was any doubt, it’s clear now that the apple has been flung far from the tree, squished, and thrown into the compost heap.”

    I’d say the apple has been flung far the tree, been eaten, shat out, and then re-served as an apple-shit cobbler. And yet there will be loads of people who want to take a bite and proclaim it delicious.

    Celia: “This one sounds more boring than usual, and isn’t this the second or third time Simon Cowell’s been on the show?”

    I think it’s the third time he’s been on. I think once before he played a made-up character, and this is the second time he’s guesting “as himself.”


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