The Simpsons

Once again I need to thank The Bloggess for inspiration. One of her recent posts was titled “We go together like teenagers and low self-esteem.” When I first saw it, I was sure my resulting post would be about how much happier I am the older I get. Then again, I’ve already touched on that idea. I love the fact that that is true.

As I sat down to write this post, I realized that her quote sounded a lot like one of my (many) favorite Simpsons quotations: Making teenagers depressed is like shooting fish in a barrel.

The Simpsons Logo

The Simpsons started when I was in high school. I actively disliked the show then. It seemed too full of catch phrases and not particularly funny. It was many years later when I started watching, and I’ve been hooked ever since.

In England, where The Simpsons airs all the time, I found a fellow Simpsons fan. Over time we discovered that the football riot episode never aired there. What strange censorship!

Only once in my life have I ever gone to a midnight showing of a new movie release, and that was for The Simpsons Movie.

The Simpsons Movie

It was so much fun! Okay, I might have dozed a little towards the end, but that is what happens when a morning person tries to do late night activities … and it was dark.

There was a time in my life when I had a Simpsons quotation to suit any and every occasion. I still often think of them, but I’m less prone to sharing them. I’ve already quoted Lisa’s need for external validation. My two other all time favorites are, “Here’s to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems” and ” I didn’t think it was physically possible, but this both sucks and blows.”

Do I have any fellow Simpsons fans out there? or What (if any) movie have you seen at the opening midnight showing?

6 thoughts on “The Simpsons”

  1. I love the Simpsons. The writing is brilliant and hilarious and I LOVE the “cameo” appearances. One thing I don’t understand, however, is how Lisa has kept her sanity amid the dysfunction for all of these years.

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    1. With the exception of the ethical vegetarianism, I am secretly a grown up version of Lisa Simpson. I also have wondered how she has coped for 25 years living in that household.

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  2. Like you, I did not care for The Simpsons when it started. I can’t say I’m a fan even now, mostly because I just don’t watch anything with any regularity. But I have seen more than a few episodes and find some of the pop culture references fantastic. A particular favorite is the one with the parody of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”
    Midnight movies…it’s been a while. When I was a teenager, our local movie theater ran midnight movies and I wasn’t allowed to go – no idea why. Maybe my parents thought it was for thugs or something. (And it kinda was…LOL) Anyway, a midnight opening of something was somewhere back in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I remember that it was loooooooong and I fell asleep. Pretty sure that was the last time I attempted a midnight opening. I eventually saw the whole movie at home. In my pajamas. Not at midnight. 😀

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    1. The Raven episode was wonderful!!!!

      I fell asleep during the Lord of the Rings, and that was during the daytime. I can’t imagine trying any of that series at midnight. It was brave of you to even attempt it!

      I’m with you in the idea of pjs on the couch.

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    1. I’ve tried watching American Dad and Family Guy, and they simply don’t do it for me. Archer, on the other hand, is so wrong on every level, yet is utterly hilarious.

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