Thursday, July 26, 2007

D'Oh!

The Simpsons Movie comes out this Friday …. No, not another documentary about the whole O.J. saga, but the one on the cartoon that features that loveable dad, and the son who constantly says “Ay-Caramba.” Obviously, the Simpsons are much more than that, and have been a large part of our fabric as a country (planet?) for a very long time.

I remember (as most of you probably do) when the Simpsons were just a small segway on the Tracey Ullman show back in the mid-to-late 1980’s. They were funny, and hip, but who would’ve thought then that they could become what they have now? I certainly didn’t. I didn’t think the show could possibly be stretched to ½ hour. I was proven wrong when they released their first Christmas (or holiday) special, prior to the actual tv show – the one where they end up adopting Santa’s Little Helper. I remember being so excited, and couldn’t wait to watch the special.

I became a huge Simpsons fan early on – watching the tv show every Sunday night (in addition to watching Married … With Children). I kept to this ritual for quite a few years, and though I’m not as hard-core about the Simpsons as I once was, I know that I can turn the show on anytime and get a good laugh (I’m much more partial to Family Guy at this point than I am to the Simpsons).

I’ll probably go out and see the movie at some point, and I bet it will be very successful. I’ve already had one friend contact me and ask me to go see it on Friday (opening night) – that is one thing I won’t do. I guess I’m getting too old (crotchety), because I really just don’t feel like dealing with the crowd … Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure the Simpsons movie is more than worth it, but it’s just not something I feel like subjecting myself to.

Anyway, I just wanted to gauge what your thoughts, feelings, memories, or favorite Simpsons moments are … if you have any.

10 comments:

Jeff said...

You've turned into Grandpa Simpson.

Far too many great moments. Best was probably Homer jumping Springfield Gorge on Bart's skateboard, falling down the cliff, then falling down the cliff again when the ambulance crashed.

Homer Sexual was also pretty good.

snowelf said...

Hey Los,

Snickers has been begging me to take her to the Simpson's movie. I've never been a huge fan, but I'll watch it if it's on. There are some really funny moments in them sometimes!
I'm still on the fence about taking her, but she's been trying to charm me by singing rounds of Spider Pig.

--snow

Steph said...

Just opened in Australia and I'm gonna go check it this weekend. Can't wait.

The Rev said...

Krusty the Clown's reasoning for betting all of his money against the Harlem Globetrotters in a game...

"I thought the Generals were due!"

Ink and Stone said...

Though I like The Simpsons, it's 10 years too late.

I did see the end of a commercial the other night of Krusty and The King (from Burger King). Krusty was trying to sell Krusty Burgers, and clocked the King while saying 'don't buy his Whoppers!', so the King got up and clocked Krusty, then the BK logo rolled.
It was kinda funny.

ToddPacker said...

Shady doctor (Dr Nick, I think) to Homer, when Homer is trying to gain weight:

“Instead of chewing gum, chew bacon”

Reverse said...

I agree... You are getting too old (crotchety.)

Eric said...

I've never been that into the Simpsons. The only time I ever really watched was in college when they would show reruns everyday at 5. I was a little to young to get in on it in the beginning. It's hilarious, I just never got into it for some reason.

Superstar said...

I'm not a big fan of the simpsons..I know ~shhhh~
I just, well, just never really made time for the show...
~rolls eyes~
On another level I want to see it, to appreciate the animation!

minijonb said...

there was one episode when they did a pan through the walls of the Simpson house, and there was something like a mouse listening through the wall with a microphone and tape recorder or something like that. it has always stuck in my mind. do i need medical help?