'The Simpsons' Season 32 Episode 2: Even the Roman gods are tired of watching show's endless seasons
Spoilers for 'The Simpsons' Season 32 Episode 2 'I, Carumbus'
'The Simpsons' is in its 32nd season and it seems like it will never run out of new episodes to air, but there are those who are getting tired of watching it. Even those who would seemingly be possessed of infinite patience find that patience wearing thin, as the latest episode of 'The Simpsons' reveals that even the gods are waiting for the show to get over. Zeus himself believes that the series will be wrapping up "any day now".
'I, Carumbus' sees the Simpsons go back to ancient Rome, as a museum curator (Michael Palin) uses Marge's (Julie Kavner) need for Homer (Dan Castellaneta) to be more ambitious to launch into an old Roman allegory that illustrates the folly of over-ambition. The story purports to illustrate how one woman's ambition for her husband led to the fall of the Roman Empire... 400 years after the story's events. By the end of the story, however, the Simpsons are none the wiser, as each family member has their own take on just what the story means and devolve into bickering over it.
The camera then pulls back to reveal that the Roman gods — Jupiter, Juno, Mercury and Minerva — have been watching over the Simpsons through a scrying pool and that they've been watching the Simpsons the entire time. As far as they're concerned, the reason the Roman Empire fell is that it stopped worshipping its gods appropriately. Mercury, however, is more than a little tired of watching the Simpsons, and Juno mirrors the fans' criticisms that the show has gone off the rails in "Season 2016". Jupiter, however, feels like the show is in its last leg, and will be ending soon.
'The Simpsons', however, shows no signs of slowing down, and at the rate it's going, might even outlast the gods themselves.
The next episode of 'The Simpsons' airs on October 11 at 8 pm ET on FOX.