We Put the Spring in Springfield: Chronicling the Golden Era of The Simpsons is a detailed study into the quirky intangible factors that lead to the rise and fall of The Simpsons' phenomenal early years. From Michael Jackson's bizarre guest appearance that kickstarted the golden era to the death of Maude Flanders and all the Conan O'Brien throwaway gags, Phil Hartman guest voices, extensive movie references and encore-worthy musical numbers in between, We Put the Spring in Springfield serves as the perfect companion guide to the Simpsons' golden years and delves into the particular elements that made seasons 3-8 so magical. For anyone who was religiously watching FOX Sunday nights throughout the 1990's or just happened to borrow the season 3-8 DVDs from a friend, We Put the Spring in Springfield is a must-listen, promising to make a Simpson out of all of us.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but with the low price and being a huge Simpsons fan, I took a chance on it. I'm very glad I did!
The book is a vehicle for the author to look back nostalgically on The Simpsons, particularly the "early years", share a lot of thoughts about it, and relive some of the greatest moments. He talks about a number of the early seasons as the "golden era", and gives a surprisingly astute and interesting analysis as to why he thinks that. Backing that up by describing many of those early shows, what makes them special, and talks in-depth about the stories, the characters, the creative talent, and the music, that makes the Simpsons so memorable.
It's definitely a fun little read, and Simpson's fans will certainly enjoy it.
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