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There’s a bit in “One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish” from Season 2 of The Simpsons where Homer is invited to a Flanders’ BBQ the following day. At first he makes his excuses and turns down the offer, until he remembers that he has less than 24 hours to live (thanks to eating poorly-prepared Fugu sushi) and changes his mind, promising Flanders he’ll be there with the thickest, juiciest T-Bones he’s ever seen.
When you’ve got nothing to lose, you’re given the privilege of acting with reckless abandon without facing consequences for it. We’re reminded of this scene whenever we see a post from the UK Simpsons Facebook group (we really out here fam!) sharing news of a new cross-promotion that the show is involved in; an episode made of Lego, an Ice Bucket challenge, a high-fashion collaboration. At this point we wouldn’t be surprised to see Homer doing the Shmoney Dance. Why are they branching out into so many areas of pop culture? Simply because they can.
Latest in the list is the Family Guy crossover episode, an hour-long special where the Griffins end up in Springfield—you probably saw the 5 minute trailer that was released at Comic Con and instantly went viral. Being a Family Guy episode that visits The Simpsons (as opposed to the other way round) the trailer is full of things that 15 year olds might find funny (including a rape joke, sigh), but there’s also enough decent self-referential jokes in there to suggest it might be worth you torrenting.
If seeing the two shows together looked familiar to you though, that’s because the writers have been taking jabs at each other’s show since the start. Here’s a look back at the best bits in their 14 year rivalry.