Sunday, August 14, 2005
Given the literally hundreds of Simpsons episodes there must be in existence at this point, and the fact that we only watch the Simpsons about a handful of times during any given year, it absolutely amazes me that nearly every time I watch the Simpsons it’s an episode I’ve already seen. We nearly broke this record a couple of years back while hanging out at my sister’s because they had gotten TiVo and we sat around watching the Simpsons for a couple of hours. Nonetheless the only new episode I remember watching was the one where the family goes to England. So, it was no surprise to me that when we just happened to turn on the television while eating pizza, and it just happened to be showing the Simpsons, the episode was, of course, the one where they go to England. As if there is some cosmic que out there keeping track of what episodes we’ve watched and preventing us from seeing new ones. I don’t even care all that much, but the statistics of this happening astound me.