How many of you saw the 500th (!) episode of THE SIMPSONS last Sunday evening, February 19, 2012?
First, WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT! 500 episodes!!! That’ll make for a LOT of DVDs!
The series began in late 1989 (!) and still runs new today! There are ADULTS that have never known life without THE SIMPSONS!
But, more to my point…
Not far short of TWO DECADES AGO (!) – I just can’t help the parenthetical exclamation points – I can recall a discussion with Friend of This Blog Chris Barat on what the final episode of THE SIMPSONS might be like!
One of us – by now, I can’t recall who – suggested that The Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield be blown-up, or otherwise destroyed as a suitable finale – or some such thing that will leave a lasting impression, and will forever change your perception of the series.
…Yeah, I’m talking to YOU, “St. Elsewhere”! And, maybe YOU, “Lost”! (But, I digress!)
NO SPOILERS: But *that* didn’t exactly happen in the vaunted Episode 500, but something close enough DID (with echoes of a particularly bizarre episode of PINKY AND THE BRAIN for good measure), to remind me of that long-ago fannish conversation.
Given this, I can’t help but wonder what they actually DO have in store for us when the series finally concludes. I CAN WAIT a while (preferably, a LONG while) before finding out, though!