Friday, April 15, 2011

Scorpio, Wherefore Art Thou?

It's been awhile since I've talked about The Simpsons in these parts, mainly because there really hasn't been much to talk about, but Chris Morgan has a very interesting piece up about tracking the role that guest stars have played on the show over the course of its twenty-two seasons on the air. From the high point of Albert Brooks' brilliant Hank Scorpio in season eight's "You Only Move Twice" to the low, low point of darn near any guest the show trots out now (usually playing themselves...badly), it provides us with yet another opportunity to get depressed as we realize just how precipitous the show's decline in quality has been over the past decade-and-change (and yet I still watch, so you tell me who the idiot is).

1 comment:

Aamer said...

Don't be too hard on yourself, I am also an "idiot" (read: loyalist).