- Network: FOX
- Series Premiere Date: Dec 17, 1989
Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings
Jun 7, 2013By the time The Simpsons eleventh season was completed it became clear the writers were beginning to run short of ideas. The intelligentBy the time The Simpsons eleventh season was completed it became clear the writers were beginning to run short of ideas. The intelligent social commentary and satire of pop culture was gradually being replaced by episodes in which the family found themselves involved in increasingly bizarre antics.
Episodes such as E-I-E-I (Annoyed Grunt) and Saddlesore Galactica certainly had their funny moments but lacked that special something the show previously delivered in every single episode. There are still signs of what it is capable of in Beyond Blunderdome, Behind the Laughter and Treehouse of Horrors X (possibly my favourite of all the Halloween specials) but there very few episodes that could be considered amongst the best The Simpsons has offered.… Full Review »
Jan 14, 2018The greatest season of the show's entire run.
Most older Simpsons fans or fans of the earlier seasons will tell you that the show began toThe greatest season of the show's entire run.
Most older Simpsons fans or fans of the earlier seasons will tell you that the show began to decline in quality after Season 8 and had completely jumped the shark by the time the eleventh show aired. While everyone has different tastes and is entitled to their own opinions, I could not disagree more and I often wonder if these fans watch the same exact season as me or have actually seen any of these episodes that have aired in Season 11.
While I agree that the Simpsons isn't as good as it once was, but I completely disagree with what most "fans" consider to be the golden age of the show. Seasons 3-8 (1991-1997) were NOT the golden age of the show. Seasons 10-16 (1998-2005) were and I don't think the show didn't finally hit it's stride until the Late 90's. But Season 11 marks the point the where The Simpsons was no longer just a popular adult animated sitcom from the 1990's, but an iconic staple among Pop Culture and a cultural institution. It was at this point where the Simpsons could do no wrong.
The eleventh season of the Simpsons gives us some of the most hilariously laugh out loud moments and sharpest and most brilliantly written comedy of the show's entire history. This is the season that gave us hit after hit with one classic joke after another. I mean name me another season of this show where Homer goes on to become a food critic, curses at an ambulance, becomes a missionary, tries to help Ned Flanders find a new soulmate and his whole family goes to a Springfield NASCAR race. Name another season of the show where the Simpsons go to Florida, we get to see the whole future of the whole entire family and Springfield as well, Britney Spears appears as a guest star on the show and even Barney goes sober for awhile!
You can't go wrong with this classic season of television history and every episode is definitely worth a watch.… Full Review »
Aug 31, 2015How this has "universal acclaim", I just don't understand. THIS is the moment the Simpsons fell down a slope and straight off of a freakingHow this has "universal acclaim", I just don't understand. THIS is the moment the Simpsons fell down a slope and straight off of a freaking cliff. It has horrid and disjointed plots, Homer doing things that make no sense and are just downright mean, and one of the worst episodes ever, Beyond Blunderdome. Ugh. How any of this garbage got into the writing room just baffles me. Mel Gibson comes to Springfield, of all places? Springfield!? There's not only that, but this episode's plot and others are so loosely connected you'd think you were watching Family Guy. All of this sh!t is so godawful that watching it again would probably make me want to hammer a nail into my teeth, just to get my mind off of its mind-numbingly stupid and illogical plots. Seriously, Mike Scully needs to get bent.… Full Review »