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Tonight, The Simpsons hits yet another milestone in its 29th season – with tonight’s 636th episode, the series becomes the new longest-running primetime scripted program in TV history, beating the record previously held by Gunsmoke, which ran for 635 episodes over its 20-year run! And in the cold open for tonight’s episode, the writers have a bit of fun with this fact.
I’m always amazed at how long this show has been on the air and that I’m still enjoying it decades after I first saw this crazy cartoon family as just rough animation during the sketch breaks of The Tracey Ullman Show! This series has a wide range of tones, from wacky comedy, to parody, and even heartfelt stories. Tonight’s 636th episode falls into this latter category, exploring the strained relationship between Homer and his father and taking a glimpse into their past to see what has caused a rift between them in the present. It also features Glenn Close playing the voice of Homer’s mother. The Simpsons has lasted so long because in addition to making the audience laugh, it also gives viewers characters and relationships that they care about.
I will continue to watch this show as long as it stays on the air. I would be shocked if another series manages to take this record away from The Simpsons. The TV landscape has changed a lot over the past few decades. TV seasons have gotten shorter, and shows don’t last for 30 seasons (except maybe NCIS – it seems like that show will go on forever).
On tonight’s episode, “Forgive and Regret,” Grampa makes a confession to Homer while on his deathbed, but when he makes a recovery, he comes to realize that the issue will not be easy to reconcile.
Find out what Grampa confesses tonight on FOX at 8/7c.
I’ll also be watching/recording Deception, Timeless, Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, Fear the Walking Dead, Killing Eve, Worst Cooks in America, Trust, Westworld, and Silicon Valley.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
Last week on Bob’s Burgers, the kids got to avoid four regular days of school by enrolling in the Outdoor Ed program, which is a camping trip/school trip rolled into one. Unfortunately for Tina, one of the only kids excited for the educational merits of the excursion, it was expected to rain heavily all four days, canceling all the planned outdoor events. The Belcher kids sneaked out into the rain though, where they found the tarped-off camp of hatchet-throwing hermit, Martha.
While the kids were away Bob and Linda decided to get in some much needed Mom & Dad date time. But they got a bit drunk and invited a whole dance club back to their place for an after-hours party. This led to a hangover the next day and the burger joint actually opening after lunch due to the extreme level of partying. Slow down, Bob & Linda… The kids’ll be back soon!
Back out in the woods, Martha’s claim that she climbed Mt. Windy Gap by herself inspired Tina to try to do the same. But Gene and Louise discovered Martha was a phony – she was a glamper with towel dryers and microwaves. They demanded she enlist with them to form a rescue party for their sister, who was presumed doomed. Jim Ju, Zeek, and the gang showed up to join the search party as well, and on their way up, they also recruited the help of the actual forest ranger. They found Tina near the summit inside a flooded ravine that threatened to wash them all away. Tina’s knowledge of the Human Steeple form saved the day however, and they all scurried to safety.
On tonight’s episode, “Are You There, Bob? It’s Me, Birthday,” after forgetting Bob’s birthday, Linda and the kids attempt to plan a last-minute surprise party. In order to plan the party though, Linda asks Hugo if Bob can go with him while he’s doing restaurant health inspections.
To see how the surprise party goes, tune in to FOX at 7:30/6:30c.
I’ll also be tuning in for the series finale of Ash vs Evil Dead and new episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine & Family Guy.