So, I’m sick these days and last night around 2am I watched an episode of The Simpsons (season 6, episode 13 to be exact), which is apparently something of a classic. I had heard of it, but never watched it myself. Well, unfortunately I actually didn’t watch the entire episode, but what I did watch was very moving and proves why old Simpsons episodes are simply superior to all those fucking reality shows you see on TV nowadays.
Explanation of the picture above from Wikipedia:
Homer is not happy when he finds out about the new baby, and completely unenthusiastic about the impending birth. Because of the financial problems caused by the pregnancy of the baby, Homer is forced to quit his dream job and go back to the Power Plant. Mr. Burns smugly allows him to return, but only after placing a “demoralizing plaque” in Homer’s station saying “Don’t forget: you’re here forever”, to remind him that he can never quit again. As much as he dreads the idea of having another child, as soon as Maggie is born, Homer immediately falls in love with her.
Back in the present, Bart and Lisa still do not understand what that has to do with Maggie’s pictures. Homer merely mentions that they are in the place where he needs them the most. The scene then cuts to his workplace with all of Maggie’s pictures positioned around the plaque to alter it into saying “Do it for her.”
It’s a very emotional episode (as emotional as a simpson episode will ever get, that is)…
I’ve always like this one ^^
Actually there’s a whole slew of moving/touching Simpsons episodes and I think some are on par with live action drama. Pretty great job for an animated TV show and also part of its incredible success I suspect :)Chico:
“Actually there’s a whole slew of moving/touching Simpsons episodes”
I have toi agree with that.. It has quite a lot of moving episodes for an animated serie ^^
Right you are, once more :-P