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PEE Poll: Favourite Simpsons Season
Season 1   -3 (11.1%)
Season 2   -2 (7.4%)
Season 3   -1 (3.7%)
Season 4   -1 (3.7%)
Season 5   -8 (29.6%)
Season 6   -7 (25.9%)
Season 7   -1 (3.7%)
Season 8   -1 (3.7%)
Season 9   -1 (3.7%)
Season 10+   -2 (7.4%)
Total Voters: 27

JDB

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« on: 04-01-2005 03:08 »

What is your Favourite Simpsons Season?
Mine is Season 6.

(There was only ten positions so if you liked Season 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16, vote for Season 10+)
JDB

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« Reply #1 on: 04-01-2005 20:11 »

C'mon Guys, No one wants to vote?

Okay, I'll make this fun, every week or so the season(s) with the least votes will be voted off.

Then we'll find out the best season voted by us.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #2 on: 04-01-2005 20:55 »

the one with Homer and Apu.

Are we in India yet?
killbot4000

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« Reply #3 on: 04-02-2005 01:54 »

I like the new seasons they have updated jokes.
Jeremy

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« Reply #4 on: 04-02-2005 01:54 »

13.5
David A

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« Reply #5 on: 04-02-2005 02:19 »

I don't even know what season most episodes are from, and even if I did, I doubt that I'd have a favorite season.

Anyway, it's been done.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #6 on: 04-02-2005 02:22 »

Its been done before, but I think it was a while ago.  Not every topic has to use an old thread if its a year old or more.

2, 4, or 7.  Can't really decide which.  Went with two simply because it'll get the least votes otherwise.  And it has my favorite episode anyway.
Ranadok

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« Reply #7 on: 04-02-2005 03:57 »

See, I was going to vote for two... so I will. I prefer the lower-key down-to-earthedness of it (not that I don't enjoy the more energetic 'wackier' later seasons nearly as much), and the animation feels a lot warmer with the imperfections (without being distracting like season 1 is).
User_names_suck
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« Reply #8 on: 04-02-2005 10:53 »

Season 7.
but season 2 is very underated, I think a lot of episodes have quite a unique tone, and even though I probably prefer the wackier s4-8 Its still very good and better than 3, which I think sufferd slightly from being in a kind of transitional middle ground because It didn't have the strong character writing or emotinal depth and satire of season 2 but it wasn't as funny as the 5 seasons that followed.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #9 on: 04-03-2005 06:06 »

Season 6, an almost perfcet Season filled with classics...
bhealy

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« Reply #10 on: 04-03-2005 06:58 »
« Last Edit on: 04-03-2005 06:58 »

Season 6, followed very closely by 2, 3 and 4
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #11 on: 04-04-2005 10:17 »
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Season 5 for me.

"Deep Space Homer"
"Homer the Vigilante"
"Cape Feare"
"Marge on the Lam"


Need I say more?
TheRoyalFamily

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« Reply #12 on: 04-05-2005 01:17 »

Season Four. That is just the season where the show really picked up. All the success that followed was stemming from what this season caused.

Speaking of success, what season had the burlesque house episode? I still use Bart's little song to help me spell "success." Don't know if the song is right, but the tune helps.
JDB

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« Reply #13 on: 04-05-2005 02:04 »

 
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Originally posted by TheRoyalFamily:
Speaking of success, what season had the burlesque house episode?

I think that was season eight.

Nurdbot

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« Reply #14 on: 04-05-2005 05:03 »

Season 5 is my favourite, despite the the feeling you had knowing the writers were running out of idea's for casul domestic story lines...
marky

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« Reply #15 on: 04-07-2005 00:08 »

dose any one know what happened to the episode's where side-show-bob is still krustys assistant and i have only seen the ep where S.S.B dresses up as krusty and shots apu to frame krusty once dose anybody know what season that is?
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #16 on: 04-07-2005 00:11 »

It's season 1. For some reason, 10 never shows season 1. I don't know why.
marky

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« Reply #17 on: 04-07-2005 00:16 »

i know! they have shown every other seson how many times??? 
Philp_J_Fry

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« Reply #18 on: 04-07-2005 00:22 »

Go season 1! New Simpsons episodes suck.
marky

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« Reply #19 on: 04-07-2005 00:23 »

yay!! some body agrees with me!!!
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #20 on: 04-07-2005 00:28 »

Yes. That's certainly a minority opinion.
marky

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« Reply #21 on: 04-07-2005 00:29 »

are you saying that seson one sucks
User_names_suck
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« Reply #22 on: 04-07-2005 10:22 »

I don't think he is, its just clearly not the best season, by season 3/4 you could possibly argue saying it began getting too wacky (if your an idiot), but season 2 is clerly miles better.
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #23 on: 04-07-2005 21:14 »

I'm saying season one was weak. But it's still alright.

"Simpsons Roasting over an open fire"

Bart: I'm Bart Simpsons, who the hell are you?
marky

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« Reply #24 on: 04-07-2005 23:58 »

the animation is weak but the jokes and gags are gold. if they redone the first seson with better aniamtion but with the same jokes it would far supass any other seson.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #25 on: 04-09-2005 12:56 »

No It wouldn't not by a long shot.
Beamer

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« Reply #26 on: 04-09-2005 22:38 »

I can't begin to say how wrong you are, Marky. Season one's problem wasn't the animation, it was the complete LACK OF jokes. I watch the episodes, thinking "That was supposed to be funny?" or "When is the show going to have a joke?"

I remember I watched a Season 1 marathon on Foxtel last year, since Channel Ten hasn't shown it in about 6 years here, and in all 13 episodes, I only recall myself laughing about 10 times in total.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #27 on: 04-09-2005 22:43 »

There are a few good moments. But apart from watching just to freak out at all the weird drawings, there's little to reccomend it.

Though I laughed a lot at the title of Bob's show: "Sideshow Bob's Cavalcade of Whimsey."
JDB

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« Reply #28 on: 04-09-2005 22:47 »

Yeah, Now that I think of it, Season 1 didn't have very many jokes. Though I liked the Episodes 'Krusty Gets Busted', 'The Call Of The Simpsons' and 'The Crepes Of Wrath'.
newhook_1

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« Reply #29 on: 04-09-2005 22:47 »

Toss up between 7 and 8. I love the style(or lack there of) adopted during this era.
Harry Sach

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« Reply #30 on: 04-10-2005 01:24 »

Season 4/5. That's where they really started developing Homer as a character. And, no disrespect to the other characters, Homer makes the show what it is.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #31 on: 04-10-2005 05:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
 I can't begin to say how wrong you are, Marky. Season one's problem wasn't the animation, it was the complete LACK OF jokes. I watch the episodes, thinking "That was supposed to be funny?" or "When is the show going to have a joke?"

I doesn't matter that it lacked jokes, it's got fantastic character writing which makes it just as gripping and entertaining as episodes chock full of jokes. It's also purer because it never deviates to accommodate cheap laughs...
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #32 on: 04-10-2005 05:39 »
« Last Edit on: 04-10-2005 05:39 »

It matters to me. I loved the Simpsons for it's general hilarity. Maybe I'm of the minority opinion, but I actually don't give a damn about those sweet little character moments that you sometimes get in the show. Which isn't to say that I don't enjoy character humour - it's a big reason why I used to like the show - it's just that a little sprinkling of feel good emotion at the end of an episode does not make or break it for me.

Season 1's problem was that it had - as far as I'm concerned - too much plot/character and not nearly enough humour. Sure, the producers were still feeling their way through, but it does not compare favourably with the following, say, 5 seasons of the show.
M0le

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« Reply #33 on: 04-10-2005 06:20 »

Agree with Slacky on this point. I'll pick humour over emotion any day.
Season 5 or 6 would probably be my favourite.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #34 on: 04-10-2005 06:21 »
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I love both, Season 6 is my fave Season, but I still love Season 1 for it's character writing and entertainment value. Basically if the ingrediants are good I'll like it, it doesn't matter what ingrediants they are, as long as they're still good...
Spacedal11

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« Reply #35 on: 04-10-2005 13:44 »

I think that this is really funny, I read this in a Entertainment Weekly issue.

Sunday 8 pm-The Simpsons,
Sucks now. There I said it.

Whoever said that I applaude.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #36 on: 04-10-2005 17:29 »

The only thing that bugs me more then people who bash new episodes for stupid reasons is people who bash season one for stupid reasons.  I think the humor (and yes, there was plenty) in season one may have just been too subtle for people.

As for Entertainment Weekly, their magazine has always been the equivilent of a bowel disease.  I wouldn't take their reccomendation on anything.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #37 on: 04-10-2005 20:17 »

Should I take that as an insult? Do I have to keep defending my position despite the fact that my reasons are stupid, and I'm too dumb to get the jokes?

Was Season 1 funny? In parts. Was it clever? Could be (I really like that RV salesman... and Jaque. Jaque is good.) Were the following seasons much, much better, causing me to re-evaluate my opinion of season 1's quality? Yes.

I've always prefered a belly-laugh to a sly snicker.
Beamer

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« Reply #38 on: 04-10-2005 21:35 »

He's right. I mean, I enjoy the sentimentality of The Simpsons just as much as anyone, but Season 1 is simply NOT VERY FUNNY. The show is primarily a comedy - a season NEEDS humour to be considered good, damnit.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #39 on: 04-11-2005 01:25 »
« Last Edit on: 04-11-2005 01:25 »

And compared to just about any other show on television, season one was practically bursting at the seams with humor.  Its just ever-so-slightly slower in pace then some of the other seasons (and considering a lot of the other seasons got too fast, that's not entirely a bad thing).

Yeah, it could be dry in spots (just like any other season), and the majority of the "classic era" (1-8) is funnier.  It could also be a little uneven, with "Some Enchanted Evening" and "Homer's Odyssey" being pretty bad actually.  But do people really not find episodes like Bart the General, Moaning Lisa, Krusty Gets Busted, and Life on the Fast Lane funny?

Come to think of it, I don't really get why people find season one to be so sentimental either.  Its more sentimental then some of the seasons that frequently sacrifice the characters for timid laughs (like 10-12....or 5), but really there's only two or three really emotional episodes.  A lot of them (Bart the General, Bart the Genius, There's No Disgrace Like Home, Crepes of Wrath, etc) were played primarily for laughs, and even the emotional ones never exactly stop the jokes for the emotion (well, I guess Life on the Fast Lane stalls the humor on a couple scenes).
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