The Simpsons, Season Seven, Episode Twenty-Two, “Much Apu About Nothing”

The thing that bothered me most about the Apu controversy (which, for those who don’t know, was when comedian Hari Kondabolu released a documentary called The Problem With Apu that highlighted both Apu’s effect on the Indian-American community as racists … Continue reading  The Simpsons, Season Seven, Episode Twenty-Two, “Much Apu About Nothing”

The Simpsons, Season Seven, Episode Twenty-Two, “Raging Abe Simpson And His Grumbling Grandson In “The Curse Of The Flying Hellfish””

It seems like every Simpsons fan old enough to remember a time before home video and streaming has a personal white whale – an episode they heard about that always seemed to slip by them in reruns – and this … Continue reading The Simpsons, Season Seven, Episode Twenty-Two, “Raging Abe Simpson And His Grumbling Grandson In “The Curse Of The Flying Hellfish””

The Simpsons, Season Seven, Episode Twenty-One, “22 Short Films About Springfield”

It’s fairly common knowledge amongst Simpsons fans that the producers were considering either spinning off a show about the whole town of Springfield, or retooling the main show entirely to widen the focus beyond the family, and that this episode … Continue reading The Simpsons, Season Seven, Episode Twenty-One, “22 Short Films About Springfield”

The Simpsons, Season Seven, Episode Eleven, “Marge Be Not Proud”

This is one of a small handful of Simpsons episodes that has been collectively filed under Too Real, alongside “$pringfield”, “Scenes From The Class Struggle In Springfield”, and “Miracle On Evergreen Terrace”, where people genuinely find the emotional pain presented … Continue reading The Simpsons, Season Seven, Episode Eleven, “Marge Be Not Proud”

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