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Grammy countdown: A moment of Grammy levity, courtesy of 'The Simpsons'

December 2, 2009 | 12:47 pm

A major industry and television event, the Grammy Awards go down just a few blocks away from us here at the Pop & Hiss HQ, leading to plenty of discussion and debate 'round these parts. Desperately, we want the Grammys' top categories to better reflect the year's top music, rather than just its top selling, and that always leads to some disappointment when the nominations are announced.

Around 7 tonight, the full list of 2010 Grammy nominees will be unveiled. Pop & Hiss will live blog the nomination concert, which starts at 6 p.m. here in Los Angeles (it is tape-delayed, and will air on CBS at 9 p.m.), and will offer analysis and reviews soon after.

But now, in an effort to downplay any expectations (Diane Birch! Phoenix!) we may have for this evening, we turn to "The Simpsons." Over the course of its 20-plus seasons, there are few pop-culture moments that the animated series hasn't been able to put in perspective, and the Grammys have not been spared.

-- Todd Martens