At this point, does anyone else get the feeling that The Simpsons is stuck in some sort of Twilight Zone curse? Like the episode with that guy who wished to be the best pool player in the world, and then had to spend his whole life doing nothing but playing pool? No one’s watching The Simpsons anymore (their ratings are at record lows), they’ve run out of ways to be anything resembling funny or original, but they wished to be the best, longest-running (scripted, non-SNL) show on television, and now they’re stuck on the air until some other poor sucker of a show surpasses them and The Simpsons can finally retire in peace.
Until that day, though, they’re trying whatever they can to get their ratings up, including cashing in on that sweet Lego gold. They’re making a pretty big deal about the upcoming 550th episode, involving an alternate-Lego reality.
As terrible as this looks, how we can we possibly criticize it? 550 episodes? If I ever in my life do something 550 times— no, never mind. There’s no use hypothesizing. I will never in my life do something 550 times.