Fri, 15 February 2013
In Episode 7 - Love in Springfield us Jerks tackle The Simpsons' portrayal of love and relationships throughout the years. We discuss some overarching themes, individual episodes, and some tangents on things like rapper Juvenile, middle school sex education, and the psychological damage internet porngraphy is inflicting on today's youth.
First of all, I appreciate the shout outs. It makes me feel at least somewhat included in the conversation, which is fun. You guys were spot on with this episode (although I guess I kind of was too.) The thing I hadn't thought about was in reference to all sides of love. I mentioned, and thought about, the good side of love that the show has. The characters that really love each other, and show that. But aside from Milhouse I didn't mention the unrequited love; Bart for Laura Powers, and even those of Mindy and Lurleen for Homer. I did think about the Valentine's episode and how Apu was going out of his way to be romantic to Manjula, and instead of trying to also be romantic to their wives, the other guys just tried to sabotage him. I was a bit surprised not to hear a single person say, "I choo choo choose you" during the entire podcast, but maybe that one was too obvious. Till next time.