Simpsons Did It!: “The War Of The Simpsons”

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Look, you can either go to a marriage retreat and expect your husband to behave himself, or you can go to a marriage retreat near a good fishing spot and expect him to show up.  You can’t do both.

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Simpsons Did It!: “One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish”

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Here’s a question:  how much comedy can you mine from an episode of a show where the premise is one of the main characters may be dying?

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Simpsons Did It!: “Dead Putters Society”

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Why does Homer hate Ned Flanders so much?

The world may never know.

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Simpsons Did It!: “The Call Of The Simpsons”

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Last week, I mentioned that one of my favorite episodes from season one, “Bart the General,” was written by the prolific John Swartzwelder.

Hey, my other favorite episode from this season, “The Call of the Simpsons”…was also written by John Swartzwelder.

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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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