Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Give up, Groening

I just finished watching this week's particularly bad episode of "The Simpsons," and I think it's worth noting:
  • Not counting its two-and-a-half years on the "Tracey Ullman Show," "The Simpsons" has been on TV for more than two-thirds of my life.
  • Including its two-and-a-half years on the "Tracey Ullman Show," on April 19, "The Simpsons" will be in its 21st year, meaning it will have been on TV for fully three-fourths of my life. (Well, not quite, since on April 19 I will actually be 28 years, 7 months and 2 days old... But I am not about to do the math on that one. Suffice it to say, sometime in the coming months, "The Simpsons" will be exactly 3/4 as old as me.)
  • "The Simpsons" made its "Tracey Ullman" debut on the day my baby brother turned 1 year and 11 days old. My baby brother turned 22 last week.
  • In its early days, "The Simpsons" was scheduled opposite "The Cosby Show" in order to help FOX move up in the ratings. "The Cosby Show" - which is now airing reruns on Nick At Nite. Nick At Nite - that channel that airs reruns of CLASSIC, OLD-TIMEY shows.


amelia said...

Don't give up on "The Simpsons!!" I totally missed this episode. But, wow, that is WEIRD it's been on the air so long. I clearly remember when I was a youngun, "The Simpsons" was the cover of our TV Guide and I thought Bart looked like a paper bad.

Spenc said...

There's a photo of me back in UT in a Bart Simpson t-shirt that says "Eat My Shorts" or something like that.

It was my seventh birthday. Maybe eighth... but still!

Jacelle said...

I have traded in the Simpsons for The Family Guy. Its a bit more irreverent but smart with more laugh-out-loud humor. Growing up my mom forbade us from watching the Simpsons because it was "too adult." However the Die Hard series, Rambo, Tango and Cash, Lethal Weapon and the Chuck Norris P.O.W. movie where they tortured him by putting a bag of rats over his head to eat his face......They were all ok to watch. Aaaaahhh parenting.

doug said...

Tiff, this is why you and I need to have children together. We have such similar views on parenting! :)