1Season 1, ep 01: "Evolution"
Friday morning: 5:33 a.m.
As Bart awakens to his 3 kids jumping up and down on him, he wearily gets out of bed and gets ready for another crappy day at the KBXL business office; Lisa wakes up in her tiny studio apartment with her man of the evening beside her in bed; Maggie and her husband Milhouse are already on at 5:45 hosting their workout/talk show "Springfield Fit Club" (Rule number one about Fit Club--it's okay to talk about FIT CLUB!) ; Eric's still sleeping as Felecia brings him breakfast in bed but half-ignores her as she sets the bed tray down next to him.
Bart arrives at work with his ID badge which reads "Bart Simpson: Assistant Director of Programming" and proceeds to be hounded by his 20yr old d-bag boss, Ivan (aka Ivan the Unbearable). Wearily, he goes about his day by sorting out corporate's emails when a stumbles upon a request for a job opening in Capital City, but Ivan warns him the job has already been filled, but Bart
The Simpsons: Evolution. Prologue, part 2.The Simpsons: Evolution. Prologue, part 2.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF THE PRESSSSSSSENNNNNT!!!!!
Greetings! Now that we've passed the stage of glowing nostalgia of "Maggie and Eric", we now will enter the lives of the "Middle Generation." As M&E was the world of the characters on the cusp of change, "Evolution" is story of the characters's established selves...
BART SIMPSON, AGE 34.
Bart, the one-time bad boy of the Simpson kids, grew up and found his calling in radio as a DJ for the KBXL Morning Show. Paired with Jessica Lovejoy, he was in the running for the top spot in Springfield's radio wars for nearly 9 years before being promoted to assistant director of programming, unfortunetly, he's now the lackey to his old boss's nephew, Kyle, who is 11 years younger and treats Bart like crap.
Outside of work, Bart married his one-time nemesis Gina Vendetti and has three children: Corvus, Hattie, and Cashel, whom on the outside appears to be a happy
The Simpsons: Evolution prologue"The Simpsons: Evolution" Prologue.
Before we begin, for many people who have been aware of my spin off "Maggie and Eric" it should be noted my goal in the M&E universe was to show the Simpsons's family--with Homer and Marge still the primary parents--barely more than a decade beyond the scope of the original Simpson series. Beyond that, the most substantial addition to Springfield, obviously, was Eric Simpson, the child that proved Homer wasn't as sterile as he hoped and with Bart and Lisa just old enough to be out in the world, M&E was series that represented the state of constant change. Featuring Homer and Marge in their late 40's; Bart and Lisa in their early 20's; and Maggie and Eric in the early teen/pre-teen phase, M&E was about being at the turning points of each specific generation. It was a tale of life on the edge of 'tomorrow.'
And now that time has passed. Twenty-four years after the OS, the Simpsons's family lives are all new, again.