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ShadowFox

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« on: 08-10-2003 20:02 »

Now That Futurama Is Over does anybody else have a renued interest in the Simpsons. I am really hoping this upcoming Simpsons season will be good, since it is now the only animated comedy I care about that will have an upcoming season.
TriforceBun

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« Reply #1 on: 08-10-2003 20:13 »

Yeah, though I've always been a fan of the Simpsons.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #2 on: 08-10-2003 20:38 »

Nah.  My hatred of Fox got only strengthened.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #3 on: 08-10-2003 20:44 »

My intrest for the simps only ever dropped when it started going crapper, it was just co-incidense that Futurama started around then.
evan

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« Reply #4 on: 08-10-2003 20:46 »

*pushes FOX out onto a barge into the middle of the ocean*

So long, bud. You can keep "The Simpsons" and "That 70s Show." If I want them, I won't come to you anymore.
newhook_1

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« Reply #5 on: 08-10-2003 21:23 »

I'll still watch the Simpsons mabye with Matt not working on futurama they will improve. The last few that came on this spring where a huge improvement over the last few seasons imo.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #6 on: 08-10-2003 21:29 »

Now that Futurama is over, I feel deflated, yet bloated with anticipation at seeing the finale at the same time.

I want the DVD set for S4 so badly!

I shan't ever watch a Simpsons episode on the TV again. Maybe I'll watch a couple of the earlier ones on DVD or video, but I'll never buy another Simpsons product again.

I'll never buy another 20th C Fox DVD or video again. I'll get pirated copies.

I'll never go see another 20th C Fox film at the cinema unless someone else is paying.

I'll never watch KoTH to kill time again.

I'll never watch Sky again. Ever. Unless it's Futurama time.

I'll never, ever, ever forget the show that (in my opinion) has been the Shark Jump of all animated comedy. From hereon in, it's all downhill.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to write a letter to 20th C Fox. Something along the lines of "Thanks a lot. Bastards."

I can only hope that the "movie or two" that DXC has hinted at is more than just talk.
payn
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« Reply #7 on: 08-10-2003 23:09 »

Stop your Simpsons-bashing for a few weeks and actually watch a few new episodes. Yes, it was pretty terrible during Futurama's first three seasons, but the past two seasons have been very good.

Just like South Park--their 7th season (half-over, starting up again in a few months) is the best in years.

And if that's not enough good animated TV, keep in mind that Cartoon Network has bought up a few million anime series that most Americans have never seen for Adult Swim, and most of them aren't as dull as Big O.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #8 on: 08-10-2003 23:13 »

 
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Originally posted by payn:
Stop your Simpsons-bashing.

No. I won't. Rupert Murdoch guest starred in an episode. The series has hit the bottom, it's become less intelligent, there are too many BLOODY IDIOTIC fans, it's constantly misquoted, and to cap it all off, FOX preferred to treat it like King Turd of Shit Mountain instead of flushing it down the crapper.

Sorry, but I'll bash it until it dies. Then I'll just ignore everything after Series 9.
zoidburgisking

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« Reply #9 on: 08-10-2003 23:18 »

I'm done watching Fox, except for the few Futurama reruns that might show. I would be very happy if the company collapsed under fail berman's leadership.
HamNEggs116

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« Reply #10 on: 08-10-2003 23:20 »

Ive always been a fan of the show. It paved the way for Futurama and every other prime time animated series. I still think the show is haliarous.
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #11 on: 08-10-2003 23:22 »
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My boredom for the Simpsons grows along with my hatred of fox

I can only remember a handfull of decent eps in the last five seasons.

I will still watch it though.  Hoping for a miracle.
futurefreak

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« Reply #12 on: 08-10-2003 23:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Evil Fox Exec:
Nah.  My hatred of Fox got only strengthened.

heh heh heh heh heh heh i sense a dark side in this one i do

anyways...no!!!!! you cant make a show thats in its upteenth season any better than it would have been if the other show (Futurama) was still on the air. Futurama was just a baby...it had so much to live for...i hate you FOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

futurefreak

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« Reply #13 on: 08-10-2003 23:32 »

 
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Originally posted by zoidburgisking:
I'm done watching Fox, except for the few Futurama reruns that might show. I would be very happy if the company collapsed under fail berman's leadership.

that would be SWEET JUICY JUSTICE!!!!!!

NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #14 on: 08-10-2003 23:34 »

Ugh! I think I may have a renued interest in The Simpsons. I don't want to though, but I do. But until season 3 of 24 comes out, I will refrain from watching Focks. If I want to watch The Simpsons I will (I get this Canadian channel that airs The Simpsons as well as Focks)
Zack Brannigan

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« Reply #15 on: 08-10-2003 23:51 »

I decided to watch the Simpsons tonight after a few viewings of "Devil's Hands."  Well, once again, I was so turned off by the awful writing (go to hell, Don Payne and John Frink) that I had to turn it off.  I just had to.  It was completely god-awful.

It started out with a "Little Rascals"-esque parody of Bart and some friends in a tree-house, and then the tree-house collapses after a bizarre series of events which never could have happened.  So, Homer and Bart steal rail road ties to build a new tree-house for Bart, and blah-blah-blah it wasn't funny at all.  Terrible, in fact.
ShadowFox

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« Reply #16 on: 08-11-2003 00:16 »

Don't get me wrong guys, I hate Fox, and the past season wasn't very good, but I am holding out hope that this one will be good.

payn, don't get me started on anime. I hate that as much as we all hate Fox.
lfv
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« Reply #17 on: 08-11-2003 00:28 »

 
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Originally posted by ShadowFox:payn, don't get me started on anime. I hate that as much as we all hate Fox.

watch FLCL and say that
Zack Brannigan

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« Reply #18 on: 08-11-2003 00:30 »

Pardon the interruption good chap, but just what is FLCL ??
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #19 on: 08-11-2003 00:50 »

There's a thread on it in the It's Got a TV section.
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #20 on: 08-11-2003 06:18 »

I will still watch the simpsons, buy the Futurama season 4 DVD and cross my fingers for a movie.
ThreeDLou

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« Reply #21 on: 08-11-2003 09:02 »

I watch maybe 3 shows on an on-going basis.  Futurama, ST:Enterprise, Futurama re-runs.
Now, it will only be two shows.  The Simpsons haven't been in my rotation since about 1994.  Even then, it was spotty.
So, no.  I have much better paint to watch drying.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #22 on: 08-11-2003 10:03 »

I'll have to very, very strongly disagree that the last two seasons of the Simpsons has been in improvement.  They're just plain awful.  I started watching the beginning of season 14.  A few episodes in it was so terrible, that I could no longer force myself to watch it.  Until it gets cancelled, I shall never stop the Simpsons bashing. 
Seraya

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« Reply #23 on: 08-11-2003 10:07 »

I still like and watch Simpsons, though the past three seasons have mostly been what I like to call 'wacky'. But one good reason to keep watching Simpsons is this... Futurama refernces. Even ones that aren't really real, just a little line or something that an obsessed fan can say... 'Hey, that's similar to something that was on Futurama!'.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #24 on: 08-11-2003 10:09 »

I have a feeling that now that Futurama is over there will be a lot more refs in The Simpsons.
Unca Dave
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« Reply #25 on: 08-11-2003 10:37 »

I never lost interest in The Simpsons, although it seems interest overall has dropped.  I used to head up the SimpSIG in American Mensa.  It did just dandy for about five years, but over the last two years members' response dropped off until, according to the site's hit counter, the only one stopping by the site was me when I'd do updates.  Finally had to close 'er down for lack of interest.  Same thing seems to be happening to the population in general. 

The Simpsons is one of the two series that made Fox a viable concern, the other being Married...with Children.  I agree with other posters that the last several seasons have been less than stellar.  The only reason the show's still in production is that it's a guaranteed audience, still running on its reputation.

BTW, am I alone in thinking that Banzai smacks of xenophobia, or what these days might be called racism?  Perhaps that's a thread of its own better suited to a different category.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #26 on: 08-11-2003 10:43 »

Every time I try to write a response to a thread like this in PEEL, I find myself unwittingly descending into the realms of Simpsons-bashing. Which is not where I want to be, because I still watch the show since it still has it's moments (rarely).

However, I will just say that there is one thing that really bothers me which nobody else seems to mind : the editing. The scene cuts and comic timing, for me, have really gone downhill. I won't bother to write about the writing or style, because everybody else has already made the points I agree with.

One thing I really hope for is that The Simpsons pick up some of the Futurama staffers, especially the writers. I see already that J. Stewart Burns has already written an episode (which some people here have highly recommended), so I hope it isn't an isolated incident.
Andrea Huckstep

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« Reply #27 on: 08-11-2003 10:46 »

Well, looks like it's back to Nintendo, Kirby anime, and in the fall, Sonic X
ataricat

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« Reply #28 on: 08-11-2003 11:01 »

The Simpsons is getting a little tired, some of the jokes are getting stale, (They've also been joking about running out of stories for 6 years now.) but it's still worth watching.
FRY300

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« Reply #29 on: 08-11-2003 11:24 »

Originally posted by ataricat:
The Simpsons is getting a little tired, some of the jokes are getting stale, (They've also been joking about running out of stories for 6 years now.) but it's still worth watching. 

Same  here  I  will  watch   the  Simpsons  but  they  are  getting  old.

Gocad

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« Reply #30 on: 08-11-2003 17:04 »

There will be no substitute for Futurama.  hmpf
El Zilcho

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« Reply #31 on: 08-11-2003 17:16 »

The episode of Simpsons that made me groan in horror was the Brazil ep. I think I mentioned it on this board before, but it bears repeating. Worst line ever was Bart inside a snake: "Don't be sad, it's Carnival!" *dances*

I will watch Simpsons sometimes, but only for the jokes. Some of the lines are real gems ("Look at me! I'm a scientist! Heeheehee! Ahh... Africa." ), but the eps overall are horrible.
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #32 on: 08-11-2003 17:17 »

Will the Simpsons pick back up some?  Who knows, but, I gave up on the show about 3 years ago, it just stopped seeming that funny to me.  Until some new Futurama comes on, I don't think I'll be watching any FOX shows for a long while.
payn
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« Reply #33 on: 08-11-2003 18:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Unca Dave:
The Simpsons is one of the two series that made Fox a viable concern, the other being Married...with Children.
Someone forgot about 21 Jumpstreet. How much did Johnny Depp pay you to forget?

Anyway, I'm not saying the Simpsons is at its best, or that it's great TV, or that it's anywhere near as good as Futurama.

What I _am_ saying is that the past two seasons have been far better than the two before. And that they're better than most of what's on TV--which, now (as at any other time in history) isn't hard, but it's (by definition) still rare.

And CyberKnight, one of the major things that has improved is the timing. Watch any episode from season 12--it's almost as if the editors didn't know where the jokes were. That no longer seems to be true.

 
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BTW, am I alone in thinking that Banzai smacks of xenophobia, or what these days might be called racism?  Perhaps that's a thread of its own better suited to a different category.

I imagine that many second-generation Japanese-Americans will find Banzai racist, and many first-generation Japanese-Americans will find it hilarious (much moreso than Americans of non-Japanese descent). I base this partly on the reaction of various Japanese-American friends and acquaintances to the Chris Farley sketch on SNL, and partly on pure conjecture.

The show is making fun of Japanese TV, not the Japanese people--but if you're oversensitive you can read an insult into that. It all depends on perspective.

Although it would be funnier to play it completely straight--bring over one of the real Japanese shows that's being parodied, get a great dubbing team, and show it in prime-time and people would love it.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #34 on: 08-11-2003 20:00 »

it it quite likley that some futurama writers will go back to the simpsons, so it could get better again.

i still think simpsons is very funny
it just had some ridculous plots and some fucked up bits. like where marge gets agrophobic after getting mugged, and then doing some body building
and finding the guy and beating him up for far too long.
and they just keep doing episodes where there in completley diffrent locations because they cant think of normal situations.

but it still usually very funny
Tahair
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« Reply #35 on: 08-12-2003 21:06 »

ShadowFox, if ur reading this and u get cartoon network, look on cartoon network every mon-thurs @11:30pm, i think ull be a little bit surprised.
evan

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« Reply #36 on: 08-13-2003 01:08 »

Not really. We've known about the CN repeats since January. Nice that you reminded us, though.
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #37 on: 10-12-2003 15:05 »

Maybe Futurama will feature in some episodes of The Simpsons. Like one of the episodes, or in other shows and magazines before they come out on DVD. (But that last one is for sure...)
ratm9200

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« Reply #38 on: 10-12-2003 15:11 »

simpsons blow, they had a couple may have had more seasons then futurama but only 3 of them were any good. And plus Dan Castelenta robot devil voice is better then Homers voice. Futurama brings out the best in everyone.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #39 on: 10-12-2003 15:42 »

I am so dreading the forthcoming Britain episode of The Simpsons. With Tony Blair on board, it can only be a disaster.  puke
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