Maybe you were aware, and maybe you weren’t, of the whole Simpsons possibly being cancelled business? DON’T WORRY. It’s been renewed for two more seasons (24 & 25; season 23 is currently airing), but there was talk of the voice actors leaving because of pay cuts. Here’s a random article I found if you want the details.
After all this talk of the Simpsons possibly being cancelled, it started me thinking.
I was born in 1994, right near the end of the fifth season of the Simpsons. (“Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song” was the episode that premiered two days before my birthday, if you wanted to know). So what I’m telling you is that, from the womb, I have been watching the Simpsons. I haven’t missed an episode that has aired since I popped out. My first word was D’oh. When I was two I dropped my pants and mooned everyone because “I wanted to be like Bart”. When I was seven my mom thought the Simpsons was a bad influence so she said I shouldn’t watch it, but I did anyways. When I was eleven I wanted to buy a saxaphone to be like Lisa (my mom made me play the flute, though) but still. I was devastated when I didn’t see The Simpson’s Movie on opening day and had to wait one whole extra week.
All throughout my entire being, through all the changes, good and bad, there has always been the Simpsons to look forward to. If the Simpsons ends before I die, I don’t know what I would do. It’s literally the one thing that has been a constant in my life (other than family), and to have that suddenly gone would be really weird. I’m definitely not the only one who feels this way, either.
Of course there will always be the DVDs, and of course I’m currently working on getting them all, but if the Simpsons ends it would definitely be different. The Simpsons has always been infinite to me, and hopefully I don’t see the day when it is finite (be it either because I’m dead, or the Simpsons never stops). I don’t even care if no one likes it when those days come, because it’s still the Simpsons.
Now if you don’t have this strange appreciation that I do for the Simpsons, I feel like including some screencaps that anyone can appreciate.