Fans of the animated TV institution known as The Simpsons may recall that back in 2008, family patriarch Homer Simpson found casting his ballot a lot more difficult than expected.
That clip is from the show's 2008 "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween Special, and with the 2012 installment soon to hit the airwaves, FOX has released a preview clip that shows what happens when Homer tries to vote in this year's presidential election. In typical Simpsons fashion, the clip features shots taken at both candidates, voter ID laws, the supreme court, and Chinese slave labor, along with other various sight gags in the background. While the Simpsons writing staff has never been shy about their liberal leanings, I figure just about any audience will be able to find something in the below video to laugh at. Speaking of which:
FOX has also released this (quite awesome) teaser poster for the special:
While I can't deny that The Simpsons has deteriorated in quality from its once great heights (there was a time where I would have easily named it the best show on television), I would still rather spend a half hour with Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, and the wacky residents of Springfield than watch most other primetime network comedies.
Will you be tuning in to see the latest "Treehouse of Horror" special?
YES! I cannot be mad at the Simpsons; even if they are a tenth of what they once were. I am not too sentimental usually, but I am about watching the Simpsons, every time, as soon as it is broadcasted... *** It is, after all, the one show that, perhaps, changed modern television -for the better- more than any other. *** And, I always reserve a faint bit of hope that it will revive back into true glory. It's possible, if a little (a lot) implausible.