Truthful Tuesday 11th May

Last week, Frank asked a series of questions about how we felt about the Star Wars franchise. This week, he’s sticking to the idea of pop culture, though letting us pick the particular series or fad we want to discuss.

These are his questions this week:

  • What pop culture phenomenon have you bought into?
  • Were you hooked right away, or did it grow on you over time?
  • Did you initially get into it because it seemed interesting to you, or did someone recommend it?
  • Was it just a passing fancy, or are you still a fan?

Frank has referred to Harry Potter in his post and preference, something I never got into, written or visual.
Saying that, many years ago we got a top box for our TV and thus had access to more shows and series, including The Simpsons.
Everyone was raving about Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie (and no, this was not how our beloved Maggie got her name) so we thought we’d give it a try.
We swore we wouldn’t get hooked, and it did take a while as Homer was a bit of a slob and an acquired taste, Marge was long suffering but obviously loved Homer, Bart was a brat,
Lisa the genius and Maggie simply cute in her dummy sucking way.
However, we began to see the humour, and became amused with Ned Flanders always getting one up on Homer without trying. We tuned in every day for a considerable while to see what Bart was getting up to and how Homer was likely to cock something up.
I liked the occasional guests, such as Barry White, Alex Baldwin and Kim Basinger (I skipped on Paul and Linda McCartney though), but as with all popular things, TV shot themselves in the foot with over exposure as we were seeing repeats two or three times on the same day, reruns every week and nothing new seemed to be forthccomng.
Then we moved, had no TV at all and this was one of the many shows we didn’t miss.
Am I still a fan?
I would say No.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Truthful Tuesday 11th May

  1. Sadje says:

    I was never a fan of the Simpsons.

  2. My Dad did not even make it through half an episode of the Simpsons but everyone else in the family loved it.

  3. I used to watch The Simpsons, I like animated anything almost, but you’re absolutely right. It palled after a while, the jokes got a bit too smutty or vulgar even for me, and I have a relative named Bart, and that always kinda grated as ‘my’ Bart and that Bart were like chalk and cheese.

  4. ghostmmnc says:

    It’s funny how things like this sort of take over, with everyone watching and talking about it. I watched a couple, didn’t like it, and that was that. There’s been a few other cartoony types later and now, and I still don’t like any. 🙂

  5. Carol anne says:

    The new seasons of the simpsons arent that good, so your not missing much!

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