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Fryman28b

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« Reply #440 on: 02-26-2006 20:40 »
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Thats wierd, did you just watch it? Cause I did.

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EDIT: Fisrt TOTPD ever!  big grin
Though my stepmoms yelling at me.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #441 on: 02-26-2006 20:46 »

My Fair Laddy

I watched the Simpsons tonight. I was pleasantly surprised. My Fair Laddy was a good episode. I was wondering when they'd do a Willie episode. The best part of the episode had to be "Bombardment". It felt like an older episode.

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newhook_1

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« Reply #442 on: 02-26-2006 20:59 »
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I thought this one was alright. I get a little sick of the self referencing, (Homer's blue pants, Skinner's comment about everything being back the way it was), but I guess that's somewhat expected of a 17 year old show.

B-

And for the record, I still think the series has run it's course and should be used to promote some newer series with new ideas, then given a spectacular finish. It's like a dog that you still love, and can still be fun to play with sometimes but you have to get it put down because it's getting old, crippled, and its suffering. Now all they need is a good successor; Family Guy and American Dad won't cut it at this point. The more likely situation of course is that it'll be run into the ground and then cancelled.

It's been my opinion for a while that the self referencing somewhat detracts from the series as a whole. It feels like it's eating itself. Just my opinion of course. I won't argue that the series isn't still enjoyable.
BenderNeedBooze

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« Reply #443 on: 02-27-2006 06:09 »

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
I watched the Simpsons tonight. I was pleasantly surprised. My Fair Laddy was a good episode. I was wondering when they'd do a Willie episode. The best part of the episode had to be "Bombardment". It felt like an older episode.

Why would someone need a willie episode. Guy's like him are used as backgrounds/Story connections


Whut?
newhook_1

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« Reply #444 on: 02-27-2006 11:34 »

Yes, but it gets to the point where there isn't much more room for development with respect to the main characters, so what can you do?
BenderNeedBooze

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« Reply #445 on: 03-01-2006 04:54 »

you can quit and cancell the show!
Spy

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« Reply #446 on: 03-02-2006 02:35 »

There's no point in giving these new Simpsons episodes A+'s. This episode was average the others are below average. I'm sick of these guys going omg that was teh awesomeness 5/5!!!!!!! Clearly The Simpsons died 7 years ago.
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #447 on: 03-03-2006 22:12 »

There was a live-action recreation of the Simpsons opening made to promote the show in England. You can watch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brh6KRvQHBc&search=Live%20action%20Simpsons
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #448 on: 03-04-2006 06:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Spy:
There's no point in giving these new Simpsons episodes A+'s. This episode was average the others are below average. I'm sick of these guys going omg that was teh awesomeness 5/5!!!!!!! Clearly The Simpsons died 7 years ago.


SCILENCE! I concur.

It has allways been my opinion that the moment the series hit double digits that is when it began to go stale. It should have been axed around Season 10 or 9.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #449 on: 03-04-2006 11:45 »
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
My Fair Laddy

I watched the Simpsons tonight. I was pleasantly surprised. My Fair Laddy was a good episode. I was wondering when they'd do a Willie episode. The best part of the episode had to be "Bombardment". It felt like an older episode.

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I actually thought it was an episode from a few seasons back at first. But I didn't remember it. I loved this episode, much better than other recent episodes! A-
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #450 on: 03-04-2006 17:24 »

MFL, I think, could have been better if they kept the change perminant. I think that it would help the series cover new ground. The Simpsons have lost there balls.
RS 2thou

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« Reply #451 on: 03-11-2006 02:08 »

Not sure if this has been posted before, Live action intro
Hypnotize

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« Reply #452 on: 03-11-2006 09:18 »

yes it has, i think it was in the link thread though.

new episode airing tommorow

 
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"The Seemingly Never-Ending Story"
March 12th, 8:00 PM ET
Details: While exploring a cave with the family, Homer causes the cave to crumble and finds himself stuck in the ceiling. Marge and Bart search for help while Lisa passes the time by telling Homer a series of narrated tales.

it looks pretty good to me.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #453 on: 03-12-2006 20:39 »

What the hell happend to Mr.Smithers in this episode? I think he might have been in the hot air balloon, I'm not sure. :\
Kingpomba
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« Reply #454 on: 03-13-2006 05:19 »

the simpsons is getting old now .. its had a good run... now they are just stretching it, they are realling running out of idea "While exploring a cave with the family, Homer causes the cave to crumble and finds himself stuck in the ceiling. Marge and Bart search for help while Lisa passes the time by telling Homer a series of narrated tales."
Spy

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« Reply #455 on: 03-13-2006 06:20 »

If the Simpsons continues it'll probably end up with a whole handfull of episodes about narrated tales.
Hypnotize

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« Reply #456 on: 03-13-2006 16:18 »
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That was a really good episode. it was funny had good stories and the theme was pretty cool, how the epside was basicly a story bart was telling which turned into another story into another story, ect. but it was really innovative, much like the trilogy of error eposode.

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audioslave38

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« Reply #457 on: 03-13-2006 19:13 »
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Yeah I enjoyed last night's episode... I thought the story within a story stuff was kind of dumb at first but it paid off as it developed and made for some funny transitions... 7/10... or B, I guess
LayZ341

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« Reply #458 on: 03-13-2006 19:54 »

I like how they make average episodes better by referring to past great episodes. For example, Frank Grimes' headstone; RIP Grimey.
audioslave38

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« Reply #459 on: 03-14-2006 16:57 »

Yeah I like subtle references to past events.
But clip shows are lame.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #460 on: 03-23-2006 02:50 »

Movie News!

Hans Zimmer to compose the score (pay no attention to the IMDB release date though): http://www.soundtrack.net/news/article/?id=747

And voice acting for the film has begun: http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/697/697598p1.html
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #461 on: 03-23-2006 05:25 »

Oh goody, this means the series is ending soon.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #462 on: 03-23-2006 11:14 »

^No, as far as anyone knows it doesn't mean anything in particular for the series.  And I'm only even responding to you, DantheMan, because other people might take that comment of yours seriously and think that that's true. 
Hypnotize

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« Reply #463 on: 03-23-2006 16:36 »

i dont care how bad the series is, i never want it gone.
kiffan

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« Reply #464 on: 03-24-2006 08:30 »

The series has been renewed for another two years, so relax.

I liked the new "bart has two mommies" ep. Not the best, but I've been waiting for Rod and Tod to get a life for awhile now

to spy and yardstick2006: You've made your point. you think the show jumped the shark, should have been canceled years ago Blah Blah Blah. Now go away and stop bothering people who still like it.
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #465 on: 03-25-2006 06:21 »

No.
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #466 on: 03-25-2006 06:32 »

 
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Originally posted by kiffan:
The series has been renewed for another two years, so relax.

I liked the new "bart has two mommies" ep. Not the best, but I've been waiting for Rod and Tod to get a life for awhile now

to spy and yardstick2006: You've made your point. you think the show jumped the shark, should have been canceled years ago Blah Blah Blah. Now go away and stop bothering people who still like it.

Why dont you stop bothering those who think its in decline? Honestly people like you make me lose faith in humanity. I am SO sorry if my opinion upsets you, Master, would you like me to say TEH SIMPSONS IS TEH FUNNAH!111!!!. Idiot.

Roy Bluth

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« Reply #467 on: 03-25-2006 12:42 »

"TEH SIMPSONS IS TEH FUNNAH!111!!!"

I know that was a joke, but....damn.

I like the show still, it'll never be the quality as "Mr. Plow" or "Duffless", but I still enjoy it. And I agree kiffan, people who keep saying how bad the show is are wasting their time, because no intellegent person is going to stop watching something based on the views of some idiot with a internet conection. It's really sad, but I think people like Yardstick2006 actually think people care what they have to say.
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #468 on: 03-26-2006 04:49 »

Its called an opinion you pissant.
Beamer

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« Reply #469 on: 03-26-2006 05:21 »
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He's saying that you've made your point, you don't have to keep posting in a thread that you think a show should end. We don't go into every other show thread continuously registering our hate for the shows, I don't see why you have to do it here. We've heard what you have to say, continuing to say it now will only cause people to take you less seriously rather than listen to your point.

On a side note, I saw My Fair Laddy. Not brilliant, but the best episode this season. "Bombardment!!!" B+
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #470 on: 03-27-2006 02:53 »

If you dont like what I am saying then leave.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #471 on: 03-27-2006 03:11 »

Guess I'll post a review again for once...

So here we have the much anticipated Ricky Gervais episode. The outcome? A generally pretty funny episode that probably could have used some rewrites.

I have no idea if this has anything to do with Gervais' style (having never seen much of his other work), or if it's just the usual modern-Simpsons problem, but there was just too much going on. Nothing was ever really developed well-enough to be interesting, and the episode had the same problem as a lot of others this season: that things would seem to just sort of "happen" and there wasn't any particular logic or buildup most of the time, let alone any real development. And while I realize that unrelated openings and plot tangents and all that have become sort of a Simpsons staple by now, it's when you have as much going on as in this episode that I think you really need to drop stuff like Lenny's plasma tv and just cut right to the main story. And speaking of which, what exactly was the main story? Was it supposed to be a satire of reality shows (done decently here, and certainly better than "Helter Shelter", but not exactly bitingly enough to be worth going back to yet again)? Is it about something threatening Homer and Marge's marriage again? Or is it more about Charlie's problems? There just wasn't any cogent enough story for any of this to be developed properly, which is especcially a shame with Charlie as he actually was a pretty charming and interesting character, and very well voiced at that (the whole sequence where he attempts to tell a joke to Marge was just perfectly done). It's these kinds of problems that especcially makes this Simpsons fan long more than usual for the days of season two, where there was one story with a logical beginning, middle, and end, and complete development of it. On a side note, I also thought it was too much of a leap of faith to believe that Marge would so impulsively sign up for the reality show....yet more reason to cut that entire plastma tv tangent and work on making that believable instead.

With that said, this is kind of one of those episodes that's just entertaining despite the obvious story problems. Again, Gervais' character was good, and overall the episode is funny. There were several big laughs (Itchy and Scratchy, the cutaway to the pub which was especcially hilarious, the whole love song sequence), relatively few duds (Marge's "I'll do it!" that gradually became more and more painful is the main thing I can think of), and in general it was just entertaining enough to overcome the story. Another reviewer compared this to season eight, and in a way, that's spot on: much like a number of shows that season ("The Twisted World of Marge Simpson", "The Canine Mutiny", "The Old Man and the Lisa", "Hurricane Neddy", etc.) this episode had a somewhat rambly and pointless story, but at the same time was just simply funny enough that I can't say I wasn't entertained. And even though this review probably seems harsh, it was certainly entertaining enough that I'd be willing to watch again. B
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #472 on: 03-31-2006 16:31 »
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Simpsons Movie teaser?

Keep in mind tomorrow's the first of April.  Yes....
CrapBag

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« Reply #473 on: 03-31-2006 16:37 »

on a commercial i saw, it said there was some annoucement that we have been waiting 17 seasons for
i think its the announcement of a movie
DotheBartman

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« Reply #474 on: 03-31-2006 18:31 »

The trailer's been confirmed....MSNBC and other sites are reporting it.  Supposedly there's two different trailers.

The announcement is almost assuredly the movie.  I wouldn't be surprised if they played the trailer during the episode, in fact.  Ah, flashbacks to that Terrance and Phillip trailer episode on South Park....
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #475 on: 03-31-2006 18:57 »

Hurray!  *happy dance*
anonymoose

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« Reply #476 on: 04-01-2006 01:42 »

Hmm... I thought they were supposed to be ending with a movie, but the shows just being picked up for two more seasons. And if they do 19, they have to do twenty seasons.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #477 on: 04-01-2006 03:17 »

Groening said a while ago that ending with the movie was no longer the plan.  I kinda think it would have been the best option, but we'll see.
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #478 on: 04-01-2006 05:35 »

Hopefully the Simpsons will be cancelled so that we wont have to put up with trite any longer.
Beamer

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« Reply #479 on: 04-01-2006 05:40 »

Yes, thank you for that glorious post, it really differs from all the other posts you've made in this thread.
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