Simpsons Did It!: “There’s No Disgrace Like Home”

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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.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire”

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The Simpsons is a cultural institution that’s run 27 seasons…and counting.

Seriously, it’s been on longer than my current batch of students have been alive.

Well, realizing I had FX Now, where they have Every Simpsons Ever, I thought I’d try to do some write-ups for the series and see how long I could go before I gave this project up.  I mean, I probably quit watching more than the occasional episode ages ago for a good reason.  How long can I possibly keep this going?

Let’s find out.  We’ll start at the beginning.

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