When The Simpsons first aired in December 1989, I was 7 years old and my sister was 10. It was so good that my mother let us stay up “late” to watch it at 8 PM. Every week, we’d watch The Simpsons as a cherished family activity.
Remarkably, the show is still running, and in last night’s episode, “The Day The Earth Stood Cool”, The Simpsons made a Tumblr joke. The site that David and I started when I was 24 was referenced in the show I started watching when I was 7.
I haven’t watched it in over a decade, but this feels like a major accomplishment.