Simpsonian Evolution

Witness the evolution of the Simpsons:

In the beginning, there was the Tracey Ullman Show. The show’s producers said “let there be a funny recurring cartoon series”, and there was a funny recurring cartoon series and it was good.


After being good on the Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons continued to be good as a half-hour long show on Fox, where the characters evolved into their familiar present day form:


As long as people and culture change, cultural (or memetic) selection goes on. Based on indepth analysis of cultural trends, a crack team of cultural analysts have speculated on the direction in which Simpsonian evolution is heading:

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 As of yet, there have been no speculations of intermediate transitional forms.

4 Responses to “Simpsonian Evolution”
  1. Sandy says:

    The Simpsons evolved like everything else, though the thoughts and conceptions of god. It all started on the 8th day, after god created light, heaven, earth and everything else. He created The Simpsons with the words ‘let there be cheesey cartoon humour’ and there was then he said it was good.

  2. Frank Smith says:

    why was my last comment erased?

  3. ronbrown says:

    Frank: Which comment was that? The settings of the blog are so that I have to approve messages before they’re posted. I’m going to try to change that setting so that posts go straight up without need of approval. The approval setting must be the default setting as I did not deliberately set the blog to be as such. Thanks for writing.

  4. Frank Smith says:

    my message showed up. you sould leave it that way or get a spam filter, spambots love leaving messages on blogs.

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