You can debate many things, but one thing that’s difficult to find any disagreement on is The Simpsons place in the history of television, not only is it one of the longest running shows on the air, it’s also one of the greatest shows to have ever graced the airwaves. (wikipedia) There are literally generations of fans of The Simpsons, many of us grew up watching the show, others got hooked on the show later in their life although they’ve still been in there from the beginning, and younger children have stumbled onto the show later in it’s run, falling in love with all the things that their parents fell for so many years ago. (theguardian) The Simpsons has run for twenty five years now, that’s an amazing span for any television program, but it’s astounding for a sitcom to have achieved such a feat, many people have christened Seinfeld as the greatest sitcom ever made, but looking at things from all sides Jerry and his cast of friends pales in comparison to the residents of Seinfeld in the pantheon of television greatness. (ign) With all the love and adoration that is heaped upon The Simpsons, and rightfully so, you rarely hear anyone with a bad thing to say about the show, unfortunately the same can’t be said about another highly rated Fox animated sitcom Family Guy. (cracked)
I’m a rare breed these days, I’ll openly admit that I actually watch Family Guy when it’s on in syndication, and occasionally I’ll tune into the new episodes on Sunday when I have a chance, I don’t think it’s a bad show and yes I’ll laugh and the jokes and hijinks that are found while watching the show. (newgrounds) It seems that these days the popular thing to do is to find something that is getting over with the masses, then turn on it, nobody wants to be the person who loves whatever everyone else hates, so when the tide starts of people bashing a particular song, music style, movie, or in this case television show, others jump on so they can be part of the “cool crowd.” (ign) I’ll easily admit that it’s not the greatest show on television, it doesn’t hold a candle to Breaking Bad, The Blacklist, or even The Simpsons, but at the same time it’s not the worst show on television either, The Walking Dead is quickly closing in on that title these days. (gamespot) With Family Guy looked at in such a negative light, the news that a crossover with The Simpsons later this year seems a bit strange, at least on the surface.
The Simpons and Family Guy have taken little shots at one another from their positions on the Fox Television lineup, sometimes taking very overt jabs at one another, teasing a feud between the shows for years. (ohnotheydidnt) There have been slight crossovers here and there, although nothing full scale has ever been attempted before now, it will be very interesting to see how this plays out and how the characters interact with one another. (simpsonswiki) I’ll admit I’m looking forward to the crossover, I’m sure it’ll be something very entertaining as the writers for each show are going to bring their A game in the hopes of making one of the most memorable moments in television history. (nbcchicago) One scene that’s been teased that looks very interesting is a battle between Peter Griffin and Home Simpson, that should be great, it’ll be nice to see Peter take on something other than a giant chicken for once, the question is how he’ll fare against another somewhat human character. (ign) The episode should be one of the brightest moments in television history, so it’ll be very interesting to watch. The show could go one of two ways, it’ll either be the greatest episode in Family Guy history, or the worst episode in Simpsons history, I can’t wait for September to find out which way it goes, and I hope you’re there with me for the journey.