Monday, May 08, 2006
If The Simpsons TV show was a person, it'd be driving a car by now. It's been on for yeeeeeeaaars. Many people think it's not funny anymore. I have to disagree. While it's not nearly as good as cutting edge as it was a decade ago, it's still funny each week. Two shows this season have been considerable memorable, The Wettest Story Ever Told (with the fantastic Poseidon Adventure parody) and The Seemingly Never Ending Story (with the complicated nested stories about Snake's hidden gold). But the best scene of the series came from what I orginally thought was a week episode. Bart and Homer go on a road trip to Oregon and end up in jail in Vegas. Marge sells Homer's expired pain medication at a garage sale and ends up in jail also. Lisa comes home from school and checks the phone messages as says, "Well Maggie, I always knew it would come down to just the two of us." This moment plus Lenny on the roller coaster in Vegas, Flanders singing Dreamcoat, and Rush Limbaugh at the garage sale made for a great episode.