As the only show in the Sunday night line-up NOT created by Seth MacFarlane, in addition to being the longest running prime-time television show in American history, The Simpsons need no introduction. However, for the sake of the review, let’s just give an introduction to where the season premiere begins.
On January 31st, The Simpsons returned after a brief hiatus with an episode entitled “Million Dollar Maybe.” Having seen all 20 previous seasons of the show repeatedly, I tune into The Simpsons each week not so much in the hopes of being surprised and delighted by at least some amount of pitch-perfect writing – that’s a given – but more in anticipation of catching up with a very old and familiar friend.
The Fox Network’s focus this past Sunday night was on the 20th anniversary of The Simpsons, the adult cartoon that has garnered consistently high ratings and spurned a vast assortment of bumper stickers, key chains, boxer shorts, and catch phrases.
All those diehard fans of the FOX mainstay The Simpsons, who grew up with the beloved animated series for the past 23 seasons, may soon have to face the bittersweet reality that all good things come to an end.