“That’s very nice, Dad, but it’s wrong for you to reward violent competitive behavior. However, I will sit up front with you if it’s a fatherly gesture of love.” – Lisa Simpson
“Okay, hon . . . sucker! Competitive violence, that’s why you’re here!” – Homer Simpson
A few days ago, a poster on HFBoards, a hockey discussion site, put up a link to us. This was on the 624th post of a thread titled “Favorite Simpsons moments – Part 2”. Being a sucker for Simpsons discussions, I went all the way back to post #1 and started reading. There’s plenty of funny stuff, and the occasional discussion of how the newer episodes aren’t up to snuff.
Happily, the ongoing recitation of Simpsons moments, screen grabs, and quotes also serves as a natural demonstration of just how little people care about Zombie Simpsons. As of this writing, the thread has 635 posts, of which only 93 even mention an episode from a double digit season. That’s a shade under 15%, and a ratio of nearly 7:1.
My counting was extremely generous to Zombie Simpsons too. If someone mentioned an episode from Seasons 10+, even if they were quoting an earlier post to reply with a quote from real Simpsons, I counted it. And the usual Zombie Simpsons caveats apply, so many of those 93 are quotes from Seasons 10 or 11, and a decent chunk come from discussing Season 21 episodes that were broadcast during the run of the thread. In other words, almost no “Favorite Simpsons moments” came from Zombie Simpsons.
But let’s not end on a downer. In that thread I also found this: