Gabriel Morton versus The Simpsons

You won't appreciate it on as many levels as I do
Season 1
Dismal animation, not-quite-right voices, and a tone that skews harrowing, season one is the clumsy childhood of the show we'd…
Season 2
This is a season that abounds in growth spurts. A lot of Bart episodes give us the last few looks…
Season 3
Now we're getting somewhere. The legs are a little less wobbly and this makes for some confident strides. Lisa develops…

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By Gabriel, 07 Sep 21, 6

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By Gabriel, 22 Aug 21, 5

My Recollection. I remember this one having some solid lines. Reverend Lovejoy’s incredibly patronising, “Aw, that’s just super” regarding the Hindu faith became one of those borrowed lines you’d use…