While the family from Springfield is the face of the franchise pushing the envelope of modern animation to an explosion of mature oriented cartoon formats, the inevitable is near. The Cal Ripken like streak of prime time television love may be coming to a underwhelming conclusion after (pause while the calculator is employed) nearly three decades and fifteen years past the shelf life of animation comedic goodness fueling an irreverent parody exploring all mainstream and esoteric aspects of society. In a move burgeoning with notions of foreshadowing, the show informed musical czar and facilitator Alf Clausen, that his services would no longer be needed.
Fox New Reports that the brains and creativity behind the flowing music of the Simpsons, was escorted to the front door of the studio, as producers hope that a change in melodic notes will help to staunch the flow of stagnant ratings due the prevalence of listless and stagnant content after countless attempts to reinvent characters and plot themes. Clausen’s music as been an integral part in helping to define the mood of episodes and a mechanism for drastic transitions from slap-stick comedy bits to sentimental moments. The iconic opening of the show culminating with alternative variations of the Simpson family watching television from the couch, will forever be burned within the subconsciousness of generation-x and beyond. Hopefully for the sake of the show’s legacy, only the first two decades of broadcasts will be immortalized.
Read the Fox News article here.
Here are some Clausen Highlights-
Mother Simpson Ending