I have to say that while I guess an almost 50 percent cut in pay is a bit high, I have a hard time feeling sorry for them when that would still be more than 4 million dollars a year, and this isn’t the first time they have almost caused a shut down over money. It’s also hard to feel sorry for FOX when they have such a bad track record for treating shows properly and I’m sure the CEOs are not taking cuts.
There really is no clear-cut side to take here, but I hope for the sake of the fans all parties are at the very least able to come together and make whatever sacrifices are needed to at least give to give The Simpsons a proper final season if a long-tern deal can’t be reached. The show has been a pop culture icon for so long and is one of a few shows that kept FOX from going the way of UPN and the WB early on. The series (and the fans) deserved that much respect. What do you all think? Have you picked a side? Don’t care? Comment back and let’s talk about it.