The Simpsons Apology!
It used to be a common scene in the past wherein the teachers would ask the students to write a hundred or so times that they won’t repeat the mistake they had just committed. The Simpsons seem to have gone back to those years, but with a slight change in plan: the teacher didn’t ask them to!
When “Homer Scissorhands” played itself out, the rolling credits spelled the guest star as Kristen Schall. What’s wrong with that? Nothing, just the fact that the respected guest spells her name as Kristen Schaal!
Fans noticed; their fingers tweeted; Kristen became aware; she dismissed the incident – case closed!
But, in that series of events, something else happened: The Simpsons noticed the tweets as well! And in comes Bart in “500 Keys”, standing in front of the chalkboard, writing the punishment numerous times on the board, that his teacher Ms. Kristen Schall never asked him to!
The Simpsons continues to build upon the legacy, and does hardly so much as stop to earn the tag of being ‘ordinary’ or ‘nothing unusual’. The writers get time to produce fun quotes, but they are funnier when faced with an impromptu situation.
Ms. Schall responded very warmly through her tweet and appreciated the apology that came from The Simpsons, going so far as commenting that no one has ever been this nice to her!
It doesn’t come up as a surprise that the Simpsons apologized, but that they did it so quickly and, again, so humorously, that comes as a surprise! Or, does it? The show is great, and so is the news related to it. Never have I heard anyone talk anything ordinary about Simpsons.
If you say you don’t constantly download the episodes of Simpsons, then that too would be news in itself. But what would be the point in creating such news, anyway?