How The Simpsons Strangled Itself Into Irrelevance

To paraphrase Marx, sitcoms repeat themselves, first as satire and then as farce. Or maybe just as self-parody. That’s the case with The Simpsons, America’s longest-running scripted TV series, longest-running animated show, and longest-running sitcom. Once an engagingly genial yet subversive part of American popular culture whose creator, Matt Groening, sharpened his talents in alternative […]