The 450th episode of The Simpsons last night was predictably mediocre and humor-free. Cheap one-off jokes, characters that have become mere shadows of their former selves- it was just more evidence of a show that should have died years ago.
Anyone still fooling themselves into somehow thinking that it’s still worthwhile, do yourselves a favor. Throw on the third or fourth season of the show and compare it to what it’s become. The new Simpsons seems positively ADD-riddled, afraid of character moments and development, and even of giving a joke proper comedic timing. The animation may be improved but that’s all, folks.
Anyway, enough of that. Last night’s episode was followed by a little mini-doc on the series by Morgan Spurlock, and it’s available on Hulu right now. Check it out.