Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop culture icon, attracting hundreds of celebrities to guest star. The show has also made name for itself in its fearless satirical take on politics, media and American life in general.
I don’t think this is the best episode of the Simpsons, it’s not even in the period most consider the best seasons (4-8), but it’s my favorite episode. It perfectly encapsulates what made the Simpsons amazing in the 90s: right amount of heart, wacky but not balls to the wall, and integrating a celebrity without it seeming like the episode was one long promo for that celebrity – fully understand the irony of that because he’s playing Michael Jackson in the episode. You can read more of my review here: https://imdgflicks.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/throwback-thursday-tv-review-simpsons-s3e01-stark-raving-dad/
The awkward of Homer, and his family, and the endless stories. Is fun, and of course Homer legendary expression "Do'h" with has been taking into the dictionary. If you one of the few, who has been living under a rock, go see an episode.
Every now and again you find something hanging around in the back of the fridge or freezer you forgot to throw away. That's how I feel about The Simpsons. Its humour is, in my opinion, long past its "use by" date, feeling stale, dated and tired. Its a shame it hasn't been shelved as what it did do back in the day, premiering on "The Tracey Ullman Show" (remember her?) was fantastic, witty and current. For myself I'd rather remember The Simpsons for what it was than what I believe its become. 4/10 from me.
Author: Adam Rife
The Simpsons is my all time favorite show! I am 13, and I can relate in so many ways since the Simpsons are an average American family! My favorite character is Lisa because even though she feels lonely because of her smarts, she prevails and overcomes so many ...