There’s something strange going on when your eight year old child is mermaiding around in the bath singing a word perfect version of “Papa can you hear me”, then segueing into a Pink song moments after.
Miss M was exposed to the first song after I heard it on an episode of Will and Grace, then used it in a dinner context the next night … “come and get some salad”. When I asked her where she’d learned the whole song, she replied “The Simpsons”. Where else?
The Simpsons has caused me to laugh a lot, and also taught me many things over the years I’ve watched it: the definitions of ratify and perjorative, much about the American governmental system, all the words to the Oscar Meyer Weiner song, and who Eudora Welty was.
I haven’t seen a lot of recent episodes, partly due to work, and partly because I’m one of those people who like to hate on a show once it’s lost it’s original lustre, but by the time the weekend is over, I’ll have seen the Simpsons movie, and I’m quite excited by the idea. Look forward to an unbiased review sometime in the near future. Well, a review, anyway.