17 Fictional TV Shows We Wish We Could Binge-Watch
The Itchy and Scratchy Show, The Simpsons
Tom & Jerry is a super cute show, but it’s also surprisingly violent. Over the many years that The Simpsons has been on the air, it’s parodied a number of shows, but The Itchy and Scratchy Show has to be its best work. On this show, we follow a homicidal mouse who tries to murder a cat in a variety of sadistic ways.
The parody speaks to the casual violence of much of early animation, and also may reflect the developments in the actual episode of The Simpsons that was playing out. In its prime, Itchy and Scratchy was as hilarious as any individual element of The Simpsons, and it would have made for a fun watch all by itself.