According to the producers of The Simpsons, Fox wanted a spin-off for Otto Mann, the school bus driver for Springfield Elementary. The producers weren’t too keen on the idea.
Otto got a single spotlight episode, and after that he more or less faded into the background. Oh well. Maybe the Fox executives had the same sort of realization Otto himself had when he stopped to think about how his father told him he’d never amount to anything if he just goofed off playing the guitar all through high school.
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One of the ongoing themes of The Simpsons is the idea of one of the members of the family being ashamed or some behavior and wanting to make the rest of the clan more…normal for lack of a better word.
What makes this episode odd is that person this time around is Homer.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “There’s No Disgrace Like Home”
There’s a lot of TV out there, and some it comes animated on Sundays.
No, not The Simpsons. Can you believe it’s still on TV? Harry Shearer can’t. Not Family Guy either. I think even Seth McFarlane probably questions why that show’s still on the air. No, I want to discuss Bob’s Burgers this week.
Continue reading Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: Bob’s Burgers