A Brilliant Deconstructive Comparison Again Proves That Which No Longer Needs Proving
You Don’t Have To Live Like A Referee was the latest installment of The Simpsons. It included a critical moment which echoes another critical moment from one of the best (some say the very best of all, I say it is second only to A Streetcar Named Marge) episode in the series’ history, Last Exit To Springfield. Charlie Sweatpants of the Dead Homer Society has the postmortem, a fine piece of critical artistic analysis demonstrating the state of creative bankruptcy that plagues today’s The Simpsons such that those who have truly loved the series for so long now call for the bitter mercy of euthanasia.
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