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Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #200 on: 09-23-2007 22:45 »
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Not sure. But I liked the new intro. Fits very well to directly follow the movie but I wish Harry Plopper was actually in the episode instead of just the couch gag. Plopper where are you?

TOTP Spider Pig

Zim- Why is there bacon in the soap?!?!

Gir- I made it myself!
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #201 on: 09-23-2007 22:53 »

Indeed it was. He was better than most guest spots, too. The episode as a whole was better than most recent episodes. Perhaps the movie reinvigorated the writing team. Yeah, the opening was a little late season-esque, but the overall plot was fairly decent. I give it a B-. A nice season premiere episode.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #202 on: 09-23-2007 23:04 »

Episodes like these reminded me why I don't watch The Simpsons episodes anymore. F-------------
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #203 on: 09-24-2007 01:28 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
Heh, was that Colbert in tonight's episode?

WHAT?!  Nooo!  I skipped the episode tonight because the ad I heard for it sounded terrible; I had no idea it was Colbert's episode!   cry
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #204 on: 09-24-2007 15:06 »
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Wasn't there another episode along this line with someone coaching Homer? The episode had a guy named Karl. I liked the new episode.
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« Reply #205 on: 09-24-2007 15:27 »
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Karl was his secretary, in an episode called Simpson on the Delliah, or Simpson in the Delliah or some crap I can't spell. Anyway, it was a much better episode than this.

 
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Originally posted by Officer 1BDI:
 WHAT?!  Nooo!  I skipped the episode tonight because the ad I heard for it sounded terrible; I had no idea it was Colbert's episode!     cry

The plot itself was pretty terrible, but Colbert had a couple of decent lines.

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #206 on: 09-24-2007 15:39 »

Man I hope someone puts that Plopper intro onto YouTube. The episode sounds shit, but the intro sounds like good fun!...
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #207 on: 09-24-2007 18:01 »
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Hey Otis here's the new intro i hope they continue to us it...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjET2LpfoN4  I miss Plopper/Spider Pig.    cry
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« Reply #208 on: 09-25-2007 00:58 »

The Season 19 premiere was decent. Not great, but better than a lot of episodes last season.

The suggestion that this intro will replace the old one (which they've been using for 18 years) is stupid, though. Think about it. Why would they permanently use an intro in which the town is in ruins when everything's back to normal in the show itself? It's clearly just a one-off thing to cap the movie and that's it.
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« Reply #209 on: 09-25-2007 17:03 »

That intro is ok. Its kind of lame though as a last tie in to the movie.
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« Reply #210 on: 09-30-2007 23:21 »

I just watched the new epsiode.  I thought it was actually pretty good, definitely better than the one from last week. 
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« Reply #211 on: 09-30-2007 23:47 »

I liked the entourage reference and Burns roaming the hospital for organs
soylentOrange

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« Reply #212 on: 10-08-2007 11:48 »

this thread is dying on the vine...

Last night's episode was the best so far this season, imho.  The gag about turning the towing hook backwards was great, as was the scene where Marge was trying to loko up information on the internet and kept accidentally buying freezers.  Also, I liked the lego couch gag.

Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #213 on: 10-08-2007 13:02 »

Yeah I liked the couch gag too. Marge and internet chould not mix ever. She ended up buying like 4 new freezers. Definaltly teh best episode this season.
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« Reply #214 on: 10-08-2007 15:58 »

i should have watched it the first two episodes of this season where terrible and only made me laugh with there endings which were brilliant lionell richie refusing to throw awy his awards was priceless
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« Reply #215 on: 10-09-2007 01:20 »
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Do not read this if you have not seen last night's episode, because it will ruin what is, in my opinion, the best joke in it.

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« Reply #216 on: 10-10-2007 08:38 »
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The bit where Maggie punched the sack of potatoes over in a heroic fashion completely cracked me up, I have no idea why. That was a good episode. I hope they have more like that this season.

Oh! And the "Mr. T is The Lion King" sign. Gold!
soylentOrange

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« Reply #217 on: 10-15-2007 15:27 »

another good episode.  I am sooo glad they killed of Gill.  The Itchy and Scratchy short about steroids was gold.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #218 on: 10-15-2007 18:23 »

Best. Itchy & Scratchy. EVER! So good. I liked Gil a little but he's dead so what ever. It was good episode. Kinda a slow star to the season with the first 2 episodes but the season is getting better. But now we have to wait until November 4 for a new one because of baseball. Here's hoping that the Treehouse of Horror will be good or I'll be really mad because the Treehouse of Horror episodes are my favorite.
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« Reply #219 on: 10-15-2007 19:16 »

Tree house of horror episodes rock. Is there any plan to release them as a complete set? Has it happened already and Ive missed it? please, please say yes!
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #220 on: 10-15-2007 19:47 »

There is a Treehouse of Horror DVD but it only has Treehouse of Horror episodes 5-7 and 12 it also has a Kang and Kodos Featurette but that's it. I own the DVD and watch it like 2 times a month. There isn't a complete Treehouse of Horror DVD set that I'm aware of, but that would be a great thing for them to release. I don't want to spend my money on a DVD set that I'm only really gonna watch a few episodes of. If they did that and I didn't know about it then there is a problem. I go into DVD stores just to see what TV show DVDs they have.
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« Reply #221 on: 10-16-2007 19:54 »
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whats so funny about that dumb spider pig, jeezus
. i c it everywhere
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #222 on: 10-16-2007 20:07 »
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Spider Pig is awesome!!! I don't know why he just is. Actually he's not Spider Pig any more. He's Harry Plopper. Spider Pig has a great theme song though...
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« Reply #223 on: 10-16-2007 20:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Bendersfan1221:
 Spider Pig has a great theme song though...
you mean liek speedo..err..spider man?


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« Reply #224 on: 10-17-2007 17:52 »

Sundays episode was great. The best part was with Wiggum and the stuffed monkey.
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« Reply #225 on: 10-17-2007 18:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Bendersfan1221:
 Spider Pig has a great theme song though...
you mean liek speedo..err..spider man?



It's "liek" Spider Man but it's not "like" Spiderman.

Terrible jokes aside, Spider Pig was a character intorduced in The Simpsons Movie a few months back.
Kryten

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« Reply #226 on: 10-17-2007 19:56 »

The movie really rekindled my love for the series.

Then the new episodes started up, and we were right back to the "Homer gets a WACKY new job!" crap.

Oh, well.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #227 on: 10-18-2007 15:12 »

My thoughts exactly. And the shitty cameos didn't help either. Holy Shit it's Lionel Richie saying beer!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #228 on: 10-18-2007 17:19 »

Classic Simpsons > Simpsons Movie > New Simpsons
ivan_fry

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« Reply #229 on: 10-19-2007 07:23 »

 
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Not sure. But I liked the new intro. Fits very well to directly follow the movie but I wish Harry Plopper was actually in the episode instead of just the couch gag. Plopper where are you?

The first seven episodes of this season are holdovers from Season 18; they were produced before the movie was released. Once the non-holdovers start (the KABF production run), we may see more of the pig.
ZoidFryLeelaAmy
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« Reply #230 on: 10-20-2007 06:02 »

This is a dumb question, but didn't production of new episodes stop after the movie???
ivan_fry

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« Reply #231 on: 10-20-2007 06:23 »
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No...at the moment the episodes for the second half of this season should be in production. And according to executive producer Al Jean, the show will almost definitely go for at least two more years after this season (Fox usually renews it for two more seasons, and Jean has previously said that they have plans to make Colin [Lisa's movie boyfriend] and possibly Plopper regular characters in Season 20).
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« Reply #232 on: 10-20-2007 07:33 »

Oh no. I really hoped that they had stopped making new eps, the latest ones I've seen are just... *not as good* as the older ones. I think that its a good idea to end TV shows when they're at their best, rather than continue making new seasons and basically ruining the show. Oh well.  frown 
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #233 on: 10-20-2007 09:02 »

The last two episodes were WAY BETTER than the first two episodes of this season. They were better written and not so much about "Homer is stupid" or "Homer gets a new job". Okay, so one of those two episodes was Homer gets a new job, but it was better, in my opinion, than the previous two. "I Don't Wanna Know" was the best of the season so far. It was a good Marge episode that was character driven, not zany antics driven. The Simpsons has strayed away from good character driven episodes. They've also taken too much interest in zany antics episodes, la Family Guy. I think if the writers go back and watch episodes before Season 10 they'll realise better episode structures and make the return of good characters that haven't been on in a while. I hope that Treehouse of Horror is good.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #234 on: 10-20-2007 10:24 »

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:I think if the writers go back and watch episodes before Season 10 they'll realise better episode structures and make the return of good characters that haven't been on in a while. I hope that Treehouse of Horror is good.

I would have thought so too, but for years they've been re-watching the old episodes whilst recording DVD commentaries. Nothing changed with the new eps. Only the movie captures some of the magic of old....
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #235 on: 10-20-2007 11:38 »
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I... jeeze, I don't think I've watched a single episode from the new series.  I might have caught the premiere, but if it's the episode I'm thinking of (Bart loses a baseball game, the town turns against him, and he throws himself off an effing water tower in despair), then the following remains valid: I just can't pretend to enjoy the show anymore.

Maybe I should give it, once again, one more chance, but based on what you guys are saying here, I think that would be a lost cause.

The movie was the kicker.  They proved they can still do some good with this show with that movie, and yet OFF's still in the same rut that I started noticing in season 10.  I'm tired of waiting for the characters, the plots, the writing, the everything to make a turnabout.

It's been said ad nauseum, but the people it's directed at don't seem to get the message: the show should end now.  It should have ended five, even ten years ago, but now it's just... it's not even a shell of what it used to be.  It's like someone took the husk and spliced it with Seth MacFarlane's brain*; it's a completely different beast at this point.

If some people still find enjoyment from the show, then that's great.  I'm just not one of those people.

* Not that I think Seth MacFarlane is a horrible showrunner, because I do find some merit in AD, but Family Guy/American Dad are NOT The Simpsons (or they weren't...).
Beamer

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« Reply #236 on: 10-21-2007 06:07 »

Officer 1BDI, that episode was from last season, and quite possibly the worst Simpsons episode I've ever seen. Or, second-worst behind Tennis the Menace, anyway. The show does put out the occassional good episode, unfortunately they're few and far between. After seeing things pick up significantly in Seasons 15 and 16, it's so disappointing to watch the show once again drop.   hmpf
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« Reply #237 on: 10-21-2007 19:28 »

 
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I might have caught the premiere, but if it's the episode I'm thinking of (Bart loses a baseball game, the town turns against him, and he throws himself off an effing water tower in despair), then the following remains valid: I just can't pretend to enjoy the show anymore.

That episode is "The Boys of Bummer"; the premiere was "He Loves To Fly and He D'ohs", which had Homer becoming a pilot.

To be honest, the last episode I *REALLY* enjoyed was "Girls Just Want To Have Sums", from Season 17. There were only three relatively good episodes in Season 18.

Since people have brought up the subject of 'least favourite episode', mine is "Take My Wife, Sleaze" from Season 11.
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« Reply #238 on: 11-02-2007 01:41 »

New Simpsons game coming.
 http://info.break.com/static/live/v1/pages/sponsors/simpsonsgame/simpsonsgame.html

Doesn't appear to have vehicle-driving like the previous one. A shame if true.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #239 on: 11-03-2007 06:44 »

It's out now, I will be getting it hopefully for my Birthday...
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