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newhook_1

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« on: 09-22-2006 00:46 »
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So, I saw the episode about Fat Tony's son the other day. It wasn't bad except for a few minor gripes. The first is the fact that a chef or cook of some sort is a fairly common occupation for Italian-Americans, and I would think it would be a fairly respectable job amoung Italian-Americans. Not major grip or anything, it just struck me as odd. Secondly, while it was nice to see Fat Tony's character expanded a little, it's too bad they took the same route they took with Krusty, Ranier Wolfcastle, Mr. Burns, etc. and gave him a random child for the Simpsons to befriend.

I'll give it a B-ish
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #1 on: 09-26-2006 13:04 »

So apparently all the regulars stopped caring about this thread?  Then again, "Please Homer Don't Hammer 'Em" was a pretty stock episode, complete with Homer being a jerk and a life-threatening situation solving the problem.  The B-plot was equally meh if marginally less overused.  All I can say is that working for Fox must be fun; you get to abuse their Star Wars license all you want.

C, maybe?
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« Reply #2 on: 09-26-2006 13:43 »

So it wasn't a Matrix Reloaded parody then?...
Beamer

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« Reply #3 on: 09-26-2006 22:30 »

I enjoyed the season premiere, but the next two episodes were very average at best - nothing too special or funny about them at all...
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« Reply #4 on: 09-27-2006 00:38 »

Are you guys gonna collect the DVDs after Season 10ish? I want to collect them to have the whole set, but I'll probably only watch them once.
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« Reply #5 on: 09-27-2006 08:54 »

I'd be interested to hear the audio commentaries, but there's no way I'm paying more than $30 for them. I think I'd wait and see if I got them as gifts or something first, though.
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« Reply #6 on: 09-27-2006 13:50 »

 
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Are you guys gonna collect the DVDs after Season 10ish? I want to collect them to have the whole set, but I'll probably only watch them once.

Y'know originally I was just going to buy Seasons 6, 7 and 8, but then in the lead up to Season 1 being released I just had to get it. This has happened with every Season up until now. There was a time when I was going to stop at 8, then I changed my mind to 9 because it still has some decent eps. I was going to get 12 as well mainly for 'Trilogy Of Error' and a few other eps...

Now in reality I can't ever imagine a Season being released and me not giving into temptation and buying it. Even though a lot of the newer seasons are crappy, I still like watching them for the hell of it. I've decided fuck it, I'll just get the whole lot, plus it'll look sweet on the shelf...

tyraniak

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« Reply #7 on: 09-27-2006 14:11 »

I'll probably eventually get the post 9 seasons, but I'm sure I'll wait until they're on sale, instead of buying them when they come out, like I did with the earlier seasons
DotheBartman

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« Reply #8 on: 09-27-2006 15:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:
So apparently all the regulars stopped caring about this thread? 

Not so much the thread as the show itself, in my case....

Believe it or not I haven't been watching this season.  I've been recording them, and I'll probably watch some of them in bulk when I have absolutely nothing better to do sometime (thanksgiving break maybe), but I just haven't been motivated to watch it anymore.  I don't think the new episodes are bad, but....I've just gotten bored with them quite honestly.  With Jean at the helm for so long, the show just needs a break from his style for another change, and the episodes are just becoming too interchangeable.  And I have other priorities at the moment, so I've been less interested in favorite tv shows in general.

So yeah, if I don't show up much in the future, that's basically why.
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« Reply #9 on: 09-27-2006 19:39 »

 
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 I have other priorities at the moment.

Like posting about how you don't watch a show at the moment  tongue...
DotheBartman

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« Reply #10 on: 09-28-2006 02:20 »

Haha, well it's not like I don't have any freetime.  But I'm focused on other things right now, so the show isn't on my mind as much, and specifically I can't reliably be at the tv every Sunday night.
newhook_1

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« Reply #11 on: 10-11-2006 22:16 »
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So, I saw an early animatic for the Simpsons Movie on my girlfriend's X3 DVD today. It was the one where Homer had a dog team in an artic area. I'm a little dissapointed because Homer seemed very jerkassy. Anyone else see it?
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #12 on: 10-11-2006 22:44 »

I saw it on YouTube. It looked like a bad parody of a part in What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #13 on: 10-11-2006 22:49 »
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delete this post.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #14 on: 10-13-2006 17:20 »

The other animatic for The Simpsons movie is MUCH better, it has so many characters, funny lines and you can already tell the animation will be awesome just from the drawings. The dog whipping one didn't really do it for me either though...
DotheBartman

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« Reply #15 on: 10-15-2006 18:02 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
So, I saw an early animatic for the Simpsons Movie on my girlfriend's X3 DVD today. It was the one where Homer had a dog team in an artic area. I'm a little dissapointed because Homer seemed very jerkassy. Anyone else see it?

Like Otis said the other clip is way, way better; I don't know why they didn't include that (either along with the one they did, or just instead of it), especcially since it included more characters and more indication as to the actual plot.

I haven't gotten to see the version on the X3 dvd, though I have heard that there is one major improvement: at the end, Homer originally said "Oh, why does everything I whip leave me?" which was a terrible line that thankfully seems to have been dropped.

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« Reply #16 on: 10-24-2006 22:33 »

KELSEY GRAMMER(Sideshow Bob), Joe Mantegna(Fat Tony), and Erin Brockovich are confirmed to be in the movie. A rumoured plot involves Homer causing an accident at the power plant, poisoning the towns drinking water. The CITY'S RESIDENTS HAVE TO LEAVE SPRINGFIELD! Erin Brockovich being in the film support this.
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« Reply #17 on: 11-01-2006 09:39 »

TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XVII


The first segment was great, the rest was very, very average. Which is a shame, because it was the stories with the most potential that were the worst... There really hasn't been a good Treehouse of Horror episode in almost ten years now (excluding Season 15's one). Another sub-standard edition to Season 18 - so far, only the season premiere has been really good, in my opinion.

OVERALL SCORE:
C
tyraniak

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« Reply #18 on: 11-05-2006 22:19 »

I thought THOH was pretty good, I didn't like the second segment that much, I liked the first segment the best, but I was pleased that Mauriche LaMarche did his dead on Orson Welles performance in the final segment
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #19 on: 11-05-2006 23:40 »

Wait, Orson Welles actually sounded like that?  I thought he was doing Brain doing Orson Welles.  Then again, I've been watching Animaniacs Season 1.

I'll say I agree with Beamer, but an extra notch to part 3 for Brain, and Part 2 for using such a little-known monster.
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« Reply #20 on: 11-06-2006 01:45 »
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He's said in interviews that Brain's voice pretty much is Orson Welles. And yeah, Orson Welles actually sounded like that, though a bit less nasal. WikiPedia article on the infamous Orson Welles Frozen Peas recording session. There's a link to the .mp3 at the bottom. They spoofed this either on Animaniacs or Pinky & Brain The Critic, I forget which, but I remember the line "Full of fresh goodness and green pea-ness."    laff
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #21 on: 11-12-2006 22:42 »

I saw the new Simpsons trailer. It was pretty retarded with the CGI rabbit and homer in a rock and a hard place.
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« Reply #22 on: 11-12-2006 23:01 »

The Simpsons Movie Trailer
The trailer was okay and all...I guess...
C-


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I actually enjoyed this episode. The theme of the episode was about how the Army is dumb, but I think some of the Iraq references were a little too much. I liked the End Credits Voice-Over part. Overall, alright, but not fantastic.

B-
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« Reply #23 on: 11-13-2006 01:43 »

FOX are bastards. They made it out like it was going to be a theatrical trailer, but it turned out to be a TEASER trailer. (Unless that scene with Homer is part of the movie, which it sure doesn't look like it.)

It was OK, that's all I can say. But I do like the fact that they mentioned the fact that there are too much computer animated movies. (OK, they didn't state that specifically, but that's the feeling I got from what Moe said.)
tyraniak

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« Reply #24 on: 11-13-2006 01:46 »

thought tonight episode was kind of meh, though I liked the "stay crunchy" line
DarrinPA

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« Reply #25 on: 11-13-2006 13:56 »
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I will rate this episode as an A. Best episode in years, yes it was wackey and zanney but it still kept the foundation of the story line intact with the charactors normal behavior. I can't believe I missed this the first time, I'm glad I wacthed it again.
   
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Homer about joining the Army "Wouldn't that take me away from my family for two whole years?

Recruiter "Hehey, A big target like you will be home a lot sooner then that."
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #26 on: 11-13-2006 15:23 »

I'm not saying the Movie is gonna suck here, but the trailer sure does. The only thing which was good about it was the animatiion. The crane's animation reminded me of the tanks animation in the Futurama episode 'Roswell That Ends Well'. Homer's facial expression was spot-on, the wrecking ball gag was far from spot on though. I just hope this isn't like a modern videogame with pretty graphics and shitty gameplay...
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« Reply #27 on: 11-13-2006 17:37 »

I'm not letting the teasers affect my opinion of the movie yet because I'm of the thought that they're meant to attract the current, casual fanbase, as opposed to the hardcore fans.  Whoever's in charge of advertising probably feels that they don't need to aim to attract the strong fanbase, much of which is probably going to see the movie opening night regardless of how they feel the movie will do.  So the advertisers are presenting jokes that some of us find "lowbrow" or "ridiculous" or simply "not funny" to pull in the less dedicated fans.  I'm still hoping there's a diamond in the rough somewhere.

Now, if the trailers reveal a painful storyline and such, then I'll be worried.

I loved last night's teaser right up to the point the wrecking ball hit Homer.  Everything was going so well, and then they suddenly launched into cartoonish physics (that is not how a wrecking ball would oscillate, damn it![/anal]) and Homer-in-pain jokes.  Although I admit rock and "A Hard Place" made me chuckle.  I agree with Otis: the animation on that scene was beautiful.  So, I'm somewhere between B- and C+.

I'm not going to grade G.I. [Annoyed Grunt] because I honestly wasn't paying that much attention to it.  hmpf
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« Reply #28 on: 11-13-2006 20:48 »
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Originally posted by Officer 1BDI:
I loved last night's teaser right up to the point the wrecking ball hit Homer.

Agreed completely (the trailer aired down here last night after Futurama). Though I didn't think that the 2-D Homer and the 3-D crane went together that well, that looked kinda weird to me. Though maybe not, I don't know, I'd probably have to watch it again.

But, yeah, like you said, the trailers aren't being made to attract the hardcore fans - they're going to see it no matter what, anyway. We know just from the animatic of the mob scene that there are some good jokes in the movie, so I wouldn't worry too much about this.
tyraniak

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« Reply #29 on: 11-26-2006 23:52 »

I think tonight's episode was pretty good, I liked the photo of the cat falling down the stairs
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« Reply #30 on: 11-27-2006 00:12 »

It was alright.
I still like the Treehouse of Horror a lot better.
"We had to invade! They were making weapons of mass disintigration!"
Best line ever.
Gopher

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« Reply #31 on: 11-27-2006 10:33 »
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"Best line ever?" What are /you/ smoking, that's one of the most obvious lines ever written. It's so generic and overdone it's practically a cliche. I laughed at the joke, the first dozen times I heard it. :P
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« Reply #32 on: 12-10-2006 13:45 »

I am watching the episode where Homer becomes an ice-cream man and the way he changed his clothes is cool  love

Where does the original l scene come from?
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« Reply #33 on: 12-10-2006 15:49 »

 http://www.somethingawful.com/index.php?a=4290  It's so bad it's almost true!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #34 on: 12-11-2006 08:27 »

Here is the new Simpsons Movie trailor, and dear god it's bad. The hammer in the eye joke is lazy even for a pain gag... http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2006550572,00.html
Juliet

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« Reply #35 on: 12-11-2006 11:28 »

Oh wow thank you so very much
Juliet

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« Reply #36 on: 12-11-2006 12:11 »

 
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I am watching the episode where Homer becomes an ice-cream man and the way he changed his clothes is cool   love

Where does the original l scene come from?

Ah now I know He did the style as Ali G. still cool though
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #37 on: 12-11-2006 13:01 »
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I caught a rerun of "The Mook, The Chef, The Wife And Her Homer" the other night... or last Sunday (stupid finals screwing with my head).  I thought the subplot with Homer and Bart joining/co-running the mob was weak, if that was even a subplot at all, but the main story was decent, and Michael's kind of grown on me.  I hope he comes back.

Last night's episode is the best I've seen in a long, long time.  Save for the beginning


and the shaky ending



I really liked the story.  Kind of.  I mean, it had some other minor issues....

Ok, what really saved this episode in my eyes was the subplot betweeen Homer and Lisa, which I thinkg was perfectly executed.  I'm probably biased, being a Harry Potter reader who reacted to "that death" way too much like Homer for her own liking, but it's been too long since we've seen decent interaction between Homer and Lisa.  This was a refreshing look at their relationship.  Lisa concluding that Homer's ending was better made my heart melt: she acknowledged that he'd been trying to "protect" her, and that she appreciated his effort, however bungled it was.

B+ out of me.

(German trailer gets an D+ for that horrendous hammer joke.  Last-minute Grandpa appearance saved it from an F.)
newhook_1

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« Reply #38 on: 12-11-2006 15:11 »

*Watches trailer*

Homer got hurt AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Sad thing is, a lot of people actually do find Homer getting hurt funny.
tyraniak

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« Reply #39 on: 12-12-2006 01:43 »

I liked Sunday's episode, especially Martin's line about forming a mighty faggot
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