Alright guys, I’m back. I swear I’m not dead, and I’m really sorry for the hiatus. That should be the last hiccup in my daily posts until late June, when I’m going overseas for a while and may only be able to … Continue reading
Season 2: Episode 16. Original airdate: March 7, 1991. There are a lot of people who don’t include Season 2 in the “golden years” of this show. I came into this project believing that to some extent, but this season … Continue reading
Season 2: Episode 15. Original airdate: February 21, 1991. Just last night I was heralding The Simpsons‘ ability to turn its supporting characters into dimensional beings that could carry episodes by themselves. Now, in the very next episode, we’re introduced to Herb … Continue reading
Season 2: Episode 14. Original airdate: February 14, 1991. At some point, the writers realized there was more to this show than the Simpson family. That’s not to say the Simpsons themselves aren’t compelling characters, because they truly are some … Continue reading
Season 2: Episode 13. Original airdate: February 7, 1991. Like I’ve said before, I absolutely love Lisa as a character. I think she occupies an irreplaceable space in The Simpsons as a voice of reason and morality contrasted against the ridiculous … Continue reading
Season 2: Episode 12. Original airdate: January 31, 1991 Growing up, my Simpsons experience was largely based on event episodes that caused a huge buzz. In other words, if it was newsworthy enough for USA Today and I managed to read the … Continue reading
As you’ve probably noticed, there haven’t been any new posts this weekend. Don’t worry— I’m alive, I’m still doing this, and I’m just as excited as ever to be writing about The Simpsons. With that said…
I undertook this project mostly for myself. While I love having a solid base of people reading my work every day, this is still my own journey in understanding and appreciating The Simpsons. The last thing I want to do is get burned out because I get too invested in adhering to an arbitrary schedule, and subsequently end up resenting the show itself. If life starts overwhelming my time, I’m going to take a weekend off here and there.
Really, don’t worry. This is just getting started, and after taking a little break, I’m refreshed and amped up, and I’ve thought up even more trivial things to discuss about one of the greatest series of all time.
So I hope you understand the fact that I’m only human. I’ll only get better at this as we go along, so stick with me as I embiggen my writing skills on the way to 500.
P.S. Tomorrow’s episode is “The Way We Was,” the importance of which I can’t stress enough. Watch for it tomorrow afternoon. I hope you like it.
Season 2: Episode 11. Original airdate: January 24, 1991. One of the reasons I’m doing this blog is to examine The Simpsons’ place in our cultural history, and how it can serve as a time capsule of sorts for how life has … Continue reading
Season 2: Episode 10. Original airdate: January 10, 1991 There will never be another Phil Hartman. It’s just that simple. The man was a genius and a legend, but one that most of the general public outside of comedy fandom … Continue reading
Season 2: Episode 9. Original airdate: December 20, 1990. Itchy and Scratchy serve many functions within the Simpsons universe. On one level, they’re a pitch-perfect satirization of the gratuitously violent Tom and Jerry cartoons. On another, they’re a means to fill in … Continue reading