Yes, Matt Groening and James L. Brooks are rich, rich white men, and thanks to The Simpsons Movie, they’re going to be even richer. Much as I would like to make fun of this movie, I can’t. It’s funny. Apparently, some Simpsons fans are little ticked that this isn’t quite the overwhelming existential masterpiece they’ve always dreamed of. Well, tough. I missed Marge’s MacGyver-loving sisters, but I coped.
I watched The Simpsons pretty regularly in the early years, but somehow my enthusiasm dwindled. I was a lot more like Ralph (see above) than Bart when I was growing up, and they seemed to pick on Ralph an awful lot. But we shouldn’t be too hard on The Simpsons. It made a lot of wiseass Harvard white boys rich, and kept them away from foreign policy.