YMMV: The Simpsons S 11 E 4 Treehouse Of Horror X

  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: A Simpson causing the death of a Flanders family member stops being funny after the episode "Alone Again, Natura-Diddly (only replace "Marge" and "Ned" with "Homer" and "Maude")
    • Even worse is when the Y2K bug takes over, Dick Clark says "Oh, no, it's happening" and melts to reveal a robotic skeleton (a la the T1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day). Back then, it was just a joke about Dick Clark's seemingly perpetual youth. Now, it's not so funny thanks to the stroke he had in 2004 and his death in 2012.
  • Values Dissonance: The final few minutes of "Life's a Glitch, and Then You Die", where Mel Gibson and Ron Howard are among the A-listers on the Mars rocket, while Spike Lee is on the rocket to the sun. The former can be excused at the time on account of having been a recent guest, and still being a few years away from his public fallout. Ron Howard is a little more spotty though; while he has had a reputation as being a perfect gentleman, even then he was hit or miss at the box office, and his better films still being a couple years off. The worst that can be said about Spike Lee, by contrast, is his oft-polarizing nature, but few can deny his level of artistic integrity, or his level of accomplishment. The writers at least have regretted putting him on the latter rocket in retrospect.