So the other day when I was writing up the recap for the Mythbusters Simpsons Special it got me thinking about what other Simpsons myths could be busted. Off to Oogle I went to type up Simpsons Myths.
The first thing I found was a great repository of Simpsons Urban Legends. Definitely worth a gander if you have some time to kill.
After that, once I waded through lots of stuff about the Mythbusters special, I found an interesting article on page 2 of the search about the Simpsons myth of whether it really was that much better in the past. I’ve actually talked about this before so I don’t want to just rehash my opinion here for the sake of words in a post. I figured I’d share the article for your consideration:
It’s definitely a question any Simpson nerd worth their salt has considered. Absolutely a conversation with a lot of the haters out there. In college, you’d be amazed how many students have found out I blog about The Simpsons and have strong opinions, both good and bad, about the show. I’ve even run into this conversation just wearing a Simpsons t-shirt. Of course, you know I defend my beloved show. I found another article about the “classic-era” myth with thoughts from some of the showrunners. It’s a long read but I really enjoyed the info from Al Jean, David Mirkan and Matt Selman. Kudos to vulture.com for getting the interview.
Of course, all three of the showrunners are semi-active on social media, especially Al Jean. I had saved this article that Al Jean stated he found interesting a little while back and since it bears on the topic, here it is. The thoughts of a Professor from the University of British Columbia on The Simpsons’ lasting legacy.
So there ya go friends. A few different viewpoints on the Best. Show. Ever. and it’s over 25 season run on television. Take that everybody else lol. Ultimately this myth is busted or confirmed based on your opinion. Sound off below with your thoughts. Hopefully you enjoyed the articles. Stay classy and keep on tapping in the free world.
TTFN… Wookiee out!