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As majority of the country is now left to self-isolate at home with almost every form of streaming services at their fingertips – there is still something missing, it has been confirmed.
Even with the vast catalogues of Stan, Netflix, ABC Iview, SBS OnDemand and Kayo – Australians are still deprived of the greatest television programme of all time.
The Simpsons, or simply ‘Simpsons’ as they are known in Australia, is widely considered to be the pinnacle of light entertainment TV viewing.
Enjoyed by almost everyone except baby boomers and kids with Christian parents, the animated sitcom is a satirical depiction of working-class life, epitomised by the Middle-American Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.
While Boomers were unfortunately forced to grow up watching mundane sitcoms like M*A*S*H and Get Smart – Gen-X and Millennials were lucky enough to grow up in the glory days of the Fox Network – back before Rupert Murdoch was hellbent on eroding human civilisation.
It is perhaps because of the Murdoch Family’s grip on Western Culture that this program is not available for on-demand streaming anywhere in Australia.
Rupert Murdoch is well-known as a latecomer to the internet, even going as far as lobbying the Abbott government to commit to a lacklustre copper-wire NBN network so to keep his print newspapers afloat.
However, in recent years the empire seems to have adopted to the concept of ‘streaming’ – by finally setting up an online Australian sports platform just in time for every sport in the world to be indefinitely postponed.
While those who still have a Foxtel Box (attached to a dense cable that runs from their roof to a street-post outside) may have access to 3 or 4 episodes a day – the ability to binge the entire series from start to finish is almost impossible without breaking the law through illegal pirating.
Australians are today demanding the Murdoch family sell the rights back to channel 10, or simply give each episode to Stan or Netflix to stream in Australia.
The unrefined seasons 1-3 when they all had weird voices are not necessarily that important – as are the Family Guy-style episodes that began to roll out from about season 13.
MORE TO COME.