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fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #40 on: 10-15-2004 00:13 »
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If this really is The Simpsons Thread then I have a question.  Do you think that Milhouse will get Lisa just like how fry got Leela?  I just saw an episode where Milhouse tries to impress Lisa, but fails.  I can't help but think in the future Milhouse might pull a Fry.  Of course, Milhouse has homo sexual tendencies, based on certain episodes and from that episode on how Lisa got her saxaphone.

However, do you guys think Milhouse will pull a Fry?
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« Reply #41 on: 10-15-2004 00:17 »

No. Milhouse is only funny when he's being pathetic. The only reason they advanced Fry & Leela's relationship in Futurama was to develop their characters more - giving Milhouse a relationship with Lisa wouldn't develop either of their characters more, would be pretty pointless, and would also ruin a running gag on the show.
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« Reply #42 on: 10-15-2004 00:34 »

Yeah, the Milhouse thing is just purely a joke.  Fry's Leela obsession was often played for laughs too, but it was still an actual running storyline and something used for real emotional reasons.  With Milhouse, the entire joke is how pathetic Milhouse is.

Plus, remember that they're 10 and 8, respectively.  I doubt they'd "get them together" considering.
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« Reply #43 on: 10-15-2004 00:36 »
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Fry and Leela's relationship was one of main things in Futurama.  I would look at a Milhouse/Lisa thing as a random joke thing, like Apu with eight kids, Milhouse's parents getting divorced or Ned's wife dying.

Now that you mention it, I remember two episodes that showed the Simpsons in the future and Milhouse was still trying to get with Lisa as an adult.

However, is there a chance for an episode where they get together, but break up at the end of the episode?
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« Reply #44 on: 10-15-2004 00:40 »

That's a possibility, though I kind of hope not. I like pathetic Milhouse. Whenever I'm feeling blue, I just think of Milhouse riding a see-saw by himself, and smile.
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« Reply #45 on: 10-15-2004 00:46 »
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
However, is there a chance for an episode where they get together, but break up at the end of the episode?

I wouldn't think so... the fact that it's a running joke is what makes it funny - doing an entire episode about it might suck the humour right out.
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« Reply #46 on: 10-15-2004 00:58 »

Yeah, exactly.  Its only funny when Milhouse is failing, end of story.  With Fry, at least when he made headway it was sometimes touching, but with Milhouse it might just come off as creepy.  In fact even in Lisa's Wedding they kind of played off that creepiness.

"Mom, I feel kind of funny wearing white.  I mean, Milhouse...."
"Oh, Milhouse doesn't count!"
*Both snicker*
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« Reply #47 on: 10-15-2004 02:05 »

I find the Milhouse pathetic joke going too far sometimes. Like Ralph. God, I hate post season 8 Ralph.
M0le

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« Reply #48 on: 10-15-2004 02:35 »

It's almost as if he's gained some form of intelligence sometimes. But he still has the stupid voice. Ugh.
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« Reply #49 on: 10-15-2004 08:47 »

Oh, I think the next character that should be killed off should be Agnes. Hopefully, after that Skinner would grow a Spine and become Skinner again. Not whiny 'I can't dodge a cake!' so called 'Nam veteran.
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« Reply #50 on: 10-17-2004 09:05 »

Just a reminder to U.K viewers,
The Way We Weren't airs tonight Sky one 6:30pm
zomit

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« Reply #51 on: 10-17-2004 09:34 »

I just checked the TV guide for this week and Fraudcast News isn't on in Australia this week.  frown
 
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Originally posted by leelaholic:For those who missed the old thread, it comes out December 21st.
Is that also in Australia (if not, does anyone know when it will be released here)?
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #52 on: 10-17-2004 09:52 »

No. I haven't got the release date, but you could probably expect it sometime in the next three months after that.
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« Reply #53 on: 10-17-2004 14:38 »

I watched The Way We Weren't today and it was a really cute episode. Even cuter than the episode where Marge and Homer met when they were teenagers.

I like the idea where they sort of disguise each other like Marge as a brunet and Homer with a patch eye. I could watch this episode over and over again.

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« Reply #54 on: 10-18-2004 14:32 »

Yes twas very good but not quite brilliant.
B+. can't be botherd to say anything else.
M0le

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« Reply #55 on: 10-20-2004 02:21 »

I wish they could put conversations like this back into the Simpsons:
Orphanage Director: Your brother could be anywhere. Even... Detroit.
Homer: I know he could be anywhere, that's why I want you to narrow it down! Please!
Orphanage Director: You know, Mr Simpson, if you ask me, the city of brotherly love isn't Philadelphia, it's Detroit.
Homer: Well, if you asked me, changing the subject makes you the most worthless, heartless excuse for a human being I ever...
Orphanage Director: Read between the lines Mr Simpson!
Homer: Oh, I get it! Okay! Here's twenty bucks. Now will you tell me where my brother lives?
Orphanage Director: Detroit. He lives in Detroit.
evan

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« Reply #56 on: 10-20-2004 04:00 »

I'm almost positive that season 5 will be the last Simpsons DVD set I buy.  I've seen most of seasons 6 through 8 in syndication enough times to repeat them ad-nasuem.  During the time gap between when I was a casual fan and a hardcore fan, I missed most of the season 5 repeats.  Therefore, they're "fresher" to me than the latter seasons.
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« Reply #57 on: 10-20-2004 07:59 »

Does anyone remember in that episode "Three gays of the condo" (The one where Homer has a fight with Marge and moves in with the gay guys) Young homer acts and looks, exactly like fry.
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« Reply #58 on: 10-20-2004 08:57 »

That episode made me hate Weird Al even more.

Also, Homer does act OOC in many different ways in that episode, apart from the hook 'acting gay'. 
Col. Klink

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« Reply #59 on: 10-20-2004 11:16 »

I dont think it was written by the regular writers.
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« Reply #60 on: 10-20-2004 12:30 »
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It was by the regulars.

Look back to "The Way We Was" in season 2, there's the first sighting of High School Homer.
I guess we can accuse Groening of Plagurising his own work.
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« Reply #61 on: 10-21-2004 16:37 »

The lost Simpsons episode: "Nazis on Tap":
from http://www.snpp.com/guides/nazis_on_tap.html

Nazis on Tap
Newsgroups: alt.tv.simpsons,rec.arts.tv
From: bhoward@neon.Stanford.EDU (Brian Howard)
Subject: Re: "The Simpsons" Air Dates (3/18/91)
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 1991 21:57:58 GMT

No one I've talked to seems to know where TV Guide got the idea that there would be a short after the show on March 21st; however, from the description "set in the 1940's" it would have to be a short that was originally planned to air at the end of Bart the Daredevil. It was called "Nazis on Tap", and started off with Harry Shearer doing an announcer's voice saying something like "And now, here's a short from the Simpsons archives, from the year 1944." Homer was in a 40's version of Moe's Tavern (for some reason, the bartender was a dog; perhaps someone else can supply a more specific reference for why they would have done this. I just have a vague feeling that this sort of species mixing was common in a certain style of cartoon), relaxing after a hard day's work in the defense plant. Hitler sits next to him at the bar, and starts pumping him for information about weapons and invasion plans -- Homer of course answers all the questions. Then Bart comes along, spots Hitler, and chases him. The final scene is of Roosevelt giving Bart a medal for capturing Hitler; when Bart starts to chase after another man who is present at the ceremony, FDR says "No, no, that's Joseph Stalin, our friend!" The short ends with Bart saying "Catching Hitler was neato! Next stop, Hirohito!"

Anyway, as far as I know, all that was done on this was the script and voice track (hearing which provided me with virtually all I know about the short), and the character design (the dog, the world leaders, and the 40's versions of Homer and Bart). At that point, someone decided that maybe they didn't want to go through with the idea (as I heard it, it all started as something of a dare to find something funny about Hitler), and the last my source knew, that was that. When it appeared in TV Guide, therefore, it was something of a shock. It was of course possible that Gracie had moved the project to another animation studio (you may have noticed that the Deep, Deep Trouble video wasn't done by Klasky-Csupo; there's been considerable friction over this, and supposedly the contract for next year states that Gracie Films will do all their Simpsons projects with K-C) and gone ahead with it. Since it hasn't actually appeared on TV, however, I can't do anything more than speculate.

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« Reply #62 on: 10-21-2004 16:49 »

Woah that sounds interesting...  When does the new season start btw? 
DotheBartman

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« Reply #63 on: 10-21-2004 17:28 »

Although unsolicited, yes, that Nazis On Tap thing is interesting.

The season starts on November 7th with the new THOH.
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« Reply #64 on: 10-21-2004 22:34 »

That was a crappy reason not to show Nazis on Tap. In the 40s there were cartoons making fun of Hitler during the fucking war. I would have liked to see that short, it sounds like gold.
Col. Klink

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« Reply #65 on: 10-21-2004 23:06 »

I guess the end shorts never really caught on. the only other one I can remember is the "Everyone loves Ned Flanders" one
M0le

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« Reply #66 on: 10-22-2004 02:04 »

I could swear I've heard that plot somewhere before.
Col. Klink

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« Reply #67 on: 10-22-2004 02:13 »

It sounds familiar to me too. On A completely unrelated subejct, I've just been reading up on the science of false memories.

You probably are just familiar with wartime propaganda.
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« Reply #68 on: 10-22-2004 02:17 »

It sounds awful, But I'd watch it.

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« Reply #69 on: 10-24-2004 14:54 »

I saw "HOMЯ" yesterday. I actually enjoyed it a lot more. I'll give it a 7/10. Of course, I think "Hungry Hungry Homer" was better.

On a different subject, here's the promo card for THOH XV....
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« Reply #70 on: 10-24-2004 17:20 »
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Didn't they already do an awesome "From Hell" Parody in the "Treehouse of Horror" Comics? I know this segment is about Sherlock Holmes but judging from the promo card it looks alot like that.
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« Reply #71 on: 10-24-2004 17:40 »
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That is an awesome promo card.  I wasn't too interested in the THOH (I'm not usually), but now I'm actually looking forward to it. I guess the card worked. As a "promo", that is.
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« Reply #72 on: 10-24-2004 18:09 »

Agreed.  I checked out the plot synopsis for THOH 15 and I'm definately interested in seeing it.  Most THOH's have been pretty lame recently, so hopefully this will turn it around.
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« Reply #73 on: 10-24-2004 19:20 »

I smell another lame Magical Mystery rip off.
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« Reply #74 on: 10-24-2004 20:18 »

I'm sorta half anticipating this year's THOH.  The record of them just hasn't been good in recent years, but I'd have to admit the stories sound good.  In fact the Ned Flanders one (he can see people's future deaths) sounds pretty great really.
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« Reply #75 on: 10-24-2004 20:39 »
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I dunno... Burns with a lizard tongue? Unless he's turning into a lizard man at the time, that makes me very sad.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #76 on: 10-25-2004 03:21 »

Well, we don't know the explanation of the lizard tongue yet anyway.  But why exactly would that make you sad? 
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #77 on: 10-25-2004 05:30 »
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It just strikes me as far too cartoony. I mean, yes, the shows a cartoon, and yes, it doesn't always adhere to reality in the strictest sense, but it does (or used to) maintain some level of how cartoony the show could get. And, seeing as the episode isn't about Burns turning into a lizard man, it's just an example of a silly unreal moment that has no business in my show, dammit!

Yeah, yeah, the show has always had elements of surreality, ever since the first season, but there was a line that wouldn't get crossed. Yes, we had super intelligent monkeys on roller skates in "Deep Space Homer" but, beyond the very concept itself (which has some roots in the real world, anyway), it wasn't handled in a particularly cartoony way. I find this lizard tongue just about level with 'Boing' noises.

Basically, they I don't mind if there's some unrealistic element to the show, but I do have some weird line in my hand that can be crossed. I Probably can't even tell you what it is, exactly, but I know it's there, and I know when something about how the show plays with reality pisses me off. And now I sound like a self-contradictory kook. Ah, well.

You know what the real 'shark' moment was for me? When they found the Loch-Ness monster. That bit made me VERY sad.
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« Reply #78 on: 10-25-2004 13:45 »

Y'know, I think mine and SlackJawedMoron's lines are drawn in pretty much the same place. Agreed on the cartoony point...
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« Reply #79 on: 10-25-2004 15:31 »

 
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It just strikes me as far too cartoony. I mean, yes, the shows a cartoon, and yes, it doesn't always adhere to reality in the strictest sense, but it does (or used to) maintain some level of how cartoony the show could get. And, seeing as the episode isn't about Burns turning into a lizard man, it's just an example of a silly unreal moment that has no business in my show, dammit!

You realize we're talking about a THOH right?  If you want to complain about unrealism in those, you might as well complain about every single THOH.

And your "line" doesn't really make any sense to me.  What exactly is your line?  Super intelligent monkeys (or monkeys with wings, to name a season five syndication cut.  Or talking dolphins, to name another) are okay, but a wierd tongue in a THOH isn't?  I will agree that the Loch Ness Monster thing was horrible though (although for me the "shark", before jumping back anyway, was "Bart Carny" ).

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