You see that picture above? That’s two versions of The Simpsons recreating The Beatles’ classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.
Why am I pointing this out to you? Because the one on the left is from the coach gag at the bginning of season eight, episode 14, The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show.
The one on the right is from season 27’s premier Every Man's Dream. It’s almost an exact copy, likely reusing old frames from the original sketch.
Why does this matter? Because it is just further proof The Simpson’s really, really need to call it a day.
According to reports, Smithers is going to come out as gay at some stage in season 27: you can read this piece on why that is lazy writing.
This - re-using old old frames and gags - yet further exemplifies how lazy the writers really have become. Luckily, the show is set to end within the next three months, probably for the best.
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