How to fix ‘The Simpsons’

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I have a plan to fix The Simpsons.

This plan assumes that The Simpsons needs fixing, so I ask you to play along. Don’t worry: I promise I’ll talk about how The Simpsons isn’t actually so bad by the end of this piece, but for now, let’s assume it’s downright awful and desperately needs a big change.

Here’s the plan: Surrender the 27th Season to twenty-two artists and allow them do whatever they’d like with the characters and universe for their allotted 23 minutes.

Because The Simpsons needs more of this:

And less of this:

The show’s producers have already made steps in the right direction, allowing some of the world’s best animators to create their own unique version of the opening couch gag. The shorts have been…

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