A Brilliant Deconstructive Comparison Again Proves That Which No Longer Needs Proving

Burt Likko

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  1. Tod Kelly says:

    Last Exit is, I believe, the very best. But Streetcar is so right up there next to it, along with whatever the episode is with Troy McClure getting married and starring in the Broadway version of Planet of the Apes.Report

  2. Saul DeGraw says:

    I think they were really good around the time I was in high school through college 1994-2002. That was the high of Simpsons.Report

  3. Kim says:

    I actually think it’s gotten better in the last year or so (from brief glances at other people’s TV). Two/three years ago, it was all stupid references on the “Wow, I got that!” level. Not funny.

    Now, the new writers (I think they switched staff… again), are trying to at least make jokes.Report

  4. Chris says:

    “Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy” has my favorite Simpson’s moment of all time.Report

  5. Burt Likko says:


    All these moments will be lost, in time. Like tears… in rain.Report