Thursday, April 11, 2013

Autotuned Disaster Victim

Is The Simpsons funny again? That’s a question TV nerds like to ask. The answer depends on your point of view. No, it’s not “Marge vs. the Monorail”-level funny, but that’s one of the best episodes of any TV show ever. However, The Simpsons is definitely funnier now than it was during its worst moment, the terrible, terrible “Saddlesore Galactica,” which just plain sucked. Nowadays, if I’m home at 8 p.m. on Sunday, I will watch, and I’m usually not disappointed, but I have noted that the show seems to have lost its heart. It’s meaner now, I think, and its jokes skew a lot darker. In fact, The Simpsons now seems better paired with Family Guy than ever in that way. Like I said, this could either be a plus or a minus, depending on your point of view.

Myself, I don’t mind dark humor. And that’s why I can say this bit from a 2011 Simpsons episode is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time: “Autotuned Disaster Victim.”


But I don’t know if I can blame The Simpsons for squeezing humor out of “Oh, you’re an angel now,” mostly because I’m kind of surprised the show beat the real world to reducing someone like this to a meme.

Whatever. I don’t get tired of watching. And that’s great news, considering how someone made a ten-hour extended cut of it.


Way to go, internet! And yes, I’m aware of the weirdness of watching a pseudo-YouTube clip on YouTube.

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