With Monday’s newsÂ that The Simpsons will continue through Seasons 27 and 28 (via Variety: “The Simpsons renewed for Two More Seasons“), I chattedÂ withÂ 938LiveÂ about the show’s remarkable longevity and relevance in 2015.
I don’t know if we will ever see a show quite like this again;Â a fair argument can even be made that The SimpsonsÂ has become one of the most importantÂ television shows of all time. It’s almost impossible to imagine what television today would look like in a world where The Simpsons had never existed.
In terms of the show’s relevance, last season’sÂ online piracy episodeÂ (Season 25, episode 9: “Steal This Episode”)Â was both very smart and good — and showed just how much the show (and by extension, ourselves) have evolvedÂ since the show’s earliest days in 1989-1990.
You can check out the audio from the interviewÂ here!