I just finished watching the latest episode of The Simpsons. Five episodes into the 22nd season (that's right, the 22nd season), and it felt like an episode that wouldn't have been out of place during the prime years of the show.
- The running 7 of clubs joke
- The nice emotional beats of the Homer/Maggie and Marge/Lisa stories
- Marge's exasperated "Not a good time" as Maggie waddles in
It wasn't an amazing episode, but just a very good one. The show, like Jamie Moyer, is mostly getting by on guile these days, mixing in average to slightly below average episodes that are just good enough to be better than your average episode of the craptastic Family Guy.
But every once in a while, there's a gem like this one, from May 7th: CG, 2 H, 0 ER, 5K, 0BB, 105 pitches, a game score of 88.
Jamie Moyer, in his 24th season, threw one of the top 15 games in the NL. Tonight's Simpsons felt kinda like that. A weird throwback to a better time.
(Or, it's completely possible that this was a Dice-K game, where I'm just happy that it got out of the 6th inning, only giving up 3 runs on 5BB and 2K.)