So…let’s just go with the fact that a lot of you don’t watch the Simpsons. You may have at one point, or perhaps can’t see it in real time where you live (outside of the United States), or simply came to TSTO because you love games and gaming. And, let’s also be clear that while Wookie and others may see it as “the Best Show Ever,” it doesn’t always hit on all cylinders (like last week’s episode…argh).
However, as a life-long Simpson’s fan, I loved, and continue to love the show because it is so much more than just a bunch of gags, or “Eat My Shorts” set-ups. It is a show with pathos, and true love between a family that is really no more dysfunctional than most average modern families.
This is a point that is often lost in the game of TSTO, simply because the dialogue is oftentimes not remotely derivative from the script of the actual show that the update was “based upon.”
Case in point… the “Rommelwood Academy” update, in comparison to the episode on which it is supposedly based, “The Secret War of Lisa Simpson” (S8E25).
This is one time that TSTO really missed the mark.