The Simpsons has to be my all time favorite show. I do not watch much TV, but the Simpsons is definitely one show that I make some time to watch. I think all this stems from the fact that I was not allowed to watch Simpsons when it first came out. (I did manage to see those first episodes, though, thanks to a VCR and my friend Jake.)
This show is entertaining on so many levels. It has a plentiful amount of toilet humor, which even the most educated of us can still laugh at. But there is subtle humor as well, although the quantity of this subtle humor has declined as the show has aged. (I think my favorite subtle joke of the show is that Sideshow Bob’s prisoner number is 24601, the same as Jean Valjean from Les MisÃ©rables.)
But with every positive there is always a negative. The show has been lacking in the idea department this season. I hate to say that because I am such a huge fan, but I cannot distort the facts. My favorite Simpsons episodes are the Tree-house of Horror Halloween Specials, and this years episode was, to quote Comic Book Store Guy, the “Worst episode ever.”
Despite my griping and complaining, I will probably see this movie opening weekend.