Tom Clancy: Hello this is Tom Clancy. Would I say “if you’re hunting for a good read this October, Marge Simpson’s book is a clear and present danger to your free time?” Hell no I wouldnt! Whaddya mean I just said it. That doesn’t count. Hello? Hello?
Kent Brockman: Alright, does anyone have a question for our panel that’s not about how much money they make? [the audience’s hands go down]
Lenny: [at the microphone] Uh yeah, I’m a techno-thriller junkie, and I’d like to know, is the B-2 bomber more detectible when it rains?
Kent Brockman: Oh, what do you think, Tom Clancy?
Tom Clancy Well, the B-2…
Lenny: No, no, no, I was asking Maya Angelou!
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Would I buy this? Why "Eeeh-Ye-e-e-es!"
As someone who’s watched Simpsons re-runs for over 20 years I think I can pretty safely say that Homer’s Odyssey is the least re-run episode ever (even The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson which was pulled for about 5 years after 9/11 has been shown far more often).
Two days ago, we found out that Homer Simpson and the rest of Springfield will be featured in an episode of Family Guy. And today,…
You read my disgust with the Family Guy crossover, but this almost evens that out.
Also, EW mispelled episode in their URL…
Today Fox announced that their two most powerful animated families will do a crossover episode.
As a die hard Simpson fan, who still enjoys the Simpsons even in their zombified state and still watches it weekly, this made me a bit sad. The Simpsons, even during its relatively rougher first few seasons, and effectively balancing it with broader humor, the show has always been more erudite:The Simpsons parody things like Citizen Kane, The Prisoner, and Shakespeare while Family Guy’s does things like The Revenge of the Nerds, The A-Team. and…do they do books (and would Family Guy ever do something like an episode long adaptation of a David Foster Wallace essay that like 12 people would recognize)? They did do an episode on several Stephen King stories but probably just watched the movies instead.
Perhaps more importantly, stranglings included the Simpsons haven’t stooped to the general meanness of the Griffins. So, to me it feels like The Simpsons are going down to Family Guy’s lower, derivative, and crasser level. At least the Griffin’s won’t be on The Simpsons, it will be a Family Guy episode, so at least there’s some semblance of respect to the institution.
Then again maybe the Simpsons, in their aged-state, have to do this because the network, which is about one in the same with Seth McFarlane, want them to. Or maybe it just proves that The Simpsons and Family Guy ran out of ideas on the same day.