The Simpsons will be playing non-stop for the next
twelve eleven days on FXX (one F, two X-es).
Since my son already spent the first week of his summer vacation building Mommy her Lego Simpsons house, I figured this marathon was the perfect opportunity to introduce him (and the girl one) to Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, et. al. Maybe they’re a little young, but I was watching Cheers, Taxi, and Dallas at their age and I…turned out.
Most of the humor flies completely over their heads, which is to be expected. The biggest laugh we got yesterday came when Maggie took a ride on the mini-golf windmill. So, when picking out which episodes to show them, I wasn’t looking for sophisticated humor. I wasn’t looking for the “best” episodes. I was looking for babies and dogs doing funny things.
Here are the ones I have set up to record over the next two days.
1. Bart’s Dog Gets an F (DOGS!)
2. When Flanders Failed (My daughter loves to watch when people get angry.)
3. Treehouse of Horror II (The boy one will get a kick out of this, methinks.)
4. Lisa’s Pony (PONIES!)
5. Homer at the Bat (A vanity recording. This one’s pure Mom.)
6. Mr. Plow (For the jingle.)
7. Lisa’s First Word (Bart and Lisa as BABIES!)
8. Marge vs. the Monorail (Songs! And comedy perfection. If they don’t dig this episode, well. *shakes head*)
9. I Love Lisa (The boy one has the Ralph Wiggum Lego character and he came with the “I choo-choo-choose you card.)
10. Last Exit to Springfield (“Dental plan!” “Lisa needs braces!” It’s time for this to enter their vernacular.)
11. Homer’s Barbershop Quartet (Songs.)
12. Itchy and Scratchy Land (Amusement parks are relevant to their interests.)
13. Treehouse of Horror V (Again, for the boy.)
Which Simpsons episodes are best for small children? And please don’t say, “No Simpsons episodes are best for small children,” Mrs. Lovejoy.
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