see, this is the thing, when its a popular opinion you don't need to defend it. If I was Ben Chan I'd start a long argument now over Principal and the Pauper and how you should back your opinion up. I'll remind you BTL doesn't bother me that much, but Ben Chan couldn't stand that I disliked the episode so much. So what if I take it seriously ? Its like the computer wore menace shoes. It fucked around with reality so much that not taking it seriously could make it more enjoyable (endurable) but why should the simpsons be so difficult to take seriously when between seasons 1-4 it was a witty, clever and pretty down to earth social commentary ?also if i dislike Principal and Pauper it's because it's not funny
I understand your point but the fact is it doesn't change my opinion of the episode , I haven't got a problem with the S8 clipshow that portrayed the characters as actors and I don't know why. Maybe because I much prefferred its parody of modern television much more?