I loved literary science fiction. In fact, as a kid, when I was reading science fiction, I thought ‘I can’t wait for the future when the special effects are good’ to represent what was in these books by Arthur C. Clarke, Alfred Bester, Philip K. Dick, J.G. Ballard, Jack Vance.
Because good writing in a TV cartoon is so rare, I think the animation on The Simpsons is often overlooked.
Science fiction and comedy are generally a pretty bumpy mix. – Matt Groening