Posted by: ckckred | October 27, 2014

What Do You Think of the Simpsons World?


First, I’d like to apologize for having my weekly question post a day late.  I’ve spent little time writing on my blog as of late and part of that reason is that last Tuesday, FXX finally released the long-awaited Simpsons World online, the first time viewers can watch every episode of The Simpsons on the Internet legally.  A few months ago, FXX aired every Simpsons episode in an enormous marathon that helped bring The Simpsons into cultural relevance again after about a decade of wandering in the woods.  I spent the past few days watching classic episodes like “Homer Loves Flanders” and “22 Short Films About Springfield,” helping remove the bad taste of the recent Treehouse of Horror episode, the over-hyped “Clown in the Dumps,” and the absolutely dreadful Family Guy crossover.

So this week, I thought I’d ask what do you think of the Simpsons World?  While it’s great to see The Simpsons online, particularly with some of the episode playlists set up, there are some important flaws in the video-streaming site.  Not all the features FXX promised are up and coming yet, the video playback is not quite as consistent as that of Netflix or HBOGo, and most importantly, the show isn’t screened in its original 4:3 ratio, cropping the older episodes and hurting many of the sight gags (fortunately, FXX has promised these problems will be resolved soon).  But it’s clear that the Simpsons World is made by fans of The Simpsons for fans of The Simpsons, and I couldn’t be happier binge-watching my favorite TV series.  And more importantly, the Simpsons World will give a chance for younger audiences to relive the excitement of watching “Last Exit to Springfield” or “Marge vs. the Monorail” for the first time, helping transition the show into the 21st century.

But what do you think?



  1. I’ve only watched maybe 10 episodes at most so I guess I have no opinion one way or the other. I don’t hate the show; I just have other shows that interest me more.

    • Did you see the recent episodes? Pretty much everything from the last fifteen years is missable, but the first nine or so seasons are pure gold.

      • I think I saw a few episodes of the show about 10 years ago.

  2. Not watched it for a couple of years which perhaps says it all.

    • I pretty much only check out the Treehouse of Horror episodes each year out of tradition, but Simpsons World gave me a chance to revisit many of my favorite episodes.

  3. I’ve only watched a few episodes but I think their world is quirky and funny, but for whatever reason I just never got into the show itself.

    • No love for The Simpsons? Blasphemy!

  4. I don’t have cable or FXX, unfortunately. I would LOVE to be able to check out Simpsons World. Hopefully they do something like HBO Go and just charge a monthly subscription without needing cable. Until then I’ll just have to use the DVDs.

    • Yeah, that’s a great idea. Hopefully, maybe FXX will put about ten or so episodes out to stream for free as well. I think I’ve probably watched about twenty classic episodes in the last week.

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  6. I watched the show a lot when I was young, but it has been years since I’ve seen anything Simpsons related. Do like the concept behind this though as it is an awesome thing for fans of the show.

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