Haven’t watched it in years, but apparently the Simpsons has gone full Woke now

04 Mar

Not surprised; I am familiar with Matt Groening’s ‘Life in Hell’ comic; it’s not much of a leap from that to this.

Too bad. Old Simpsons was pretty good, as was Futurama.

But progs gonna prog…


8 responses to “Haven’t watched it in years, but apparently the Simpsons has gone full Woke now

  1. electricangel

    March 4, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Lisa was always annoying. Not much different there. And one of the petitions, build a wall on the US/Taliban border, strikes me as a pretty good idea.

  2. fuzziewuzziebear

    March 4, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    They have become something of an institution.I guess that makes them a target for “wokeness”.

  3. feeriker

    March 4, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    The Simpsons is like Saturday Night Live: it was funny for its first few seasons, but has long since fallen flat and is long overdue for cancellation.

    I, too, haven’t watched either show in decades.

  4. Leo M.J. Aurini (@Aurini)

    March 5, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Ourouborus has been eating its tail so long that it’s hit the singularity.

    Old Simpsons was good because, despite Lisa being the moral conscience of the show, she was also an annoying scold, who inevitably took things too far. Thus, we could laugh at the cartoonish depictions of the political right, because it was balanced by an over-the-top version of the left… even though there was the subtle implication that the political left was the inevitable march of history.

    But that haziness isn’t present in this clip. The depiction of the political right is hilarious – I’d happily vote for “National No Seat-belts Day”, and I think the second amendment should be upgraded to the first, just for all the vibrations it would cause. We could hook journalists up to turbines and power Texas with their upset. And let’s be honest, there are some goofy people on our side – those petitions are only slightly exaggerated. But the leftist stance that Lisa’s presenting doesn’t brook argument. To disagree with her at all is to be the sort of socialist who’s big into nationalism.

    Thus, the leftist singularity. When you control the culture and silence all dissent, even in context of a comedy show, that’s when it becomes really difficult to pretend that you’re the underdog.


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