Earlier this morning, I wrote about a sitcom that jumped the shark a few years ago, yet is still plugging along towards its inevitable death. That particular show know that mercy is on horizon, at least. The show I’m about to write about has no end in sight.
The Simpsons has been on the air for 23 seasons and over 500 episodes. For a stretch during the ’90s, it was undoubtedly the best show on television. Now, it’s but a shell of its former self. The Simpsons is still on the air and apparently enough people still watch it to keep it on the air, but the show hasn’t been even close to culturally-relevant in the last decade. It’s depressing to see it trotted out every week like an old, beaten-down wrestler who once headlined WrestleMania and is now sacrificing his body in front of tens of fans in high school gyms.
As bad as things are for The Simpsons, the show hasn’t hit rock bottom yet. It looks like the show might get there in the near future, though.
Yesterday, Justin Bieber tweeted that he’s going to appear on an upcoming episode of. Specifically, he posted the following message: “just did a voice over for the SIMPSONS!!! #swaggy.”
Swaggy, indeed, Justin.
The episode won’t air until 2013, so that should give you plenty of time to plan not to watch it.
The new, irrelevant and depressing season of The Simpsons begins on September 30 on FOX.