TV Club Classic: The Simpsons (Classic): “Mountain Of Madness”

Mountain Of Madness” (originally aired 2/2/1997)

In which sitting is the great leveler, from the mightiest pharaoh to the lowliest peasant…

If any point came across from the plethora of content that The A.V. Club delivered over the course of Simpsons Week, it’s that The Simpsons is unquestionably the richest show to ever air on television. (Way richer than Lenny.) From its bench of supporting characters to its reams of quotable material to its ear for crafting maddeningly catchy songs, no other program can lay claim to churning out as much solid content as The Simpsons has. There may be a decline in quality over the years (albeit one with plenty of high points), but that decline is as much because of the transcendent heights the show came down from as it is the natural passage of time, and even an ordinary episode can still stand …

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