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Eyedol7513

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« Reply #40 on: 12-27-2006 19:13 »
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The recent Christmas themed episode was garbage in my opinion. Completely forgetable.

And who the hell was the moocher guy anyway? I was going to ask why the writers got to the point where they felt it necessary to add a random character. But then I thought he might have been introduced in an earlier episode I didn't see, so I won't say anything. Either way, the episode was horrible.

The only bright spot for me was the beginning, when the intro was changed in a Christmas theme. That was a nice touch.

{edit}: TOTPD!!! I haven't had one of these in a while. I'd celebrate with some nice animation, but I'm too lazy. I'll just add in a few of these:   smile   big grin   smile
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« Reply #41 on: 12-27-2006 21:22 »

I didn't get to see it, but I wasn't all that interested in the first place. I just shrug at the episodes I miss, and say to myself "If I wanna see 'em that bad, I can wait until it's in reruns I can."
tyraniak

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« Reply #42 on: 12-28-2006 01:26 »

Yeah, that was an extremely awful christmas episode, and I thought season 18 was doing pretty well until that episode
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #43 on: 12-28-2006 17:20 »

So...Who was the guy, exactly? Was he some random guy or what?
Beamer

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« Reply #44 on: 12-28-2006 23:33 »

I haven't seen the episode, but if you're talking about Gil, he's been a recurring character since Season 8-ish. He was most prominent in the Scully era, though.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #45 on: 12-29-2006 01:26 »

Ah, thanks for clearing that up for me.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #46 on: 12-29-2006 14:34 »

Season 18 been going down hill since the debut... it's very sad.

Anyways for anyone who listened to the commentary on The Cartidge Family was that reall John Swartzwelder on the phone?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #47 on: 12-29-2006 18:37 »

 
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Originally posted by MrBlonde:
Season 18 been going down hill since the debut... it's very sad.

I thought the Hee Hawed Couple (episode before the Christmas one) was the best of Season 18, so I don't think it has been going down hill since it's debut. Admittedly it's debut wasn't exactly on top of the hill.

As for the Christmas ep, it wasn't great but I sorta liked that they did an ep around Gil. Normally I hate him but it was interesting to have a bit more focus on him than just some pathetic loser gag out of nowhere. I think he debued in Season 9, I don't remember him being in Season 8 and I saw the whole Season on DVD recently. Not a great ep by any means though. I prefer it to the THoH ep though, that was terrible. Not one segment stood out to me, worst THoH ever!...
MrBlonde

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« Reply #48 on: 12-29-2006 19:32 »

The Hee Hawed Couple was the best of the season but even that ep wasn't even that great... THoH ep was horrible I completley hated the 2nd segment with the Jewish Golem.
tyraniak

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« Reply #49 on: 12-30-2006 01:21 »

Yeah, but I did like how the 3rd segment had Maurice LaMarche as Orson Welles
JoshTheater

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« Reply #50 on: 01-14-2007 16:49 »

I'll probably buy up through the 15th season. After that, in my opinion, there isn't ONE episode worth watching. While it is tempting to own every season that comes out, by the time 16 and on are coming out, I'll probably be trying to save as much money as possible, and I don't really need the crap that is season 16 and on to be cluttering me up than I'll already be.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #51 on: 01-14-2007 16:57 »

 
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Originally posted by MrBlonde:Anyways for anyone who listened to the commentary on The Cartidge Family was that reall John Swartzwelder on the phone?

Agh! No! I hadn't listened to the commentary yet, but I saw his name listed for the commentary in the booklet and was wanting to see what type of stunt they pulled having him in the commentary (because in previous commentaries they stated he refused to do them)! You ruined it for me!  mad 
Just joking around about being mad, of course. :-)
MrBlonde

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« Reply #52 on: 01-14-2007 18:50 »

I know it says in the booklet but I was wondering if it was really him...
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #53 on: 01-15-2007 01:14 »

Wow some of ye would buy up as far as season 15, I wouldn't buy past season 8, maybe 9(if i had the cash to spare) since that was a decent season but was definitely slippin.

Anyhoo are the DVD commentries any good?
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #54 on: 01-15-2007 02:17 »

I'm going up to ten so I can have a nice, even number, and then I'm going to stop.  I don't think I've even paid for any of the previous seasons I own; I got them all as Christmas and birthday gifts from various people who had no idea what to get me besides "Simpsons stuff." :P

In all honesty, I don't listen to the commentaries.  I got through all of season 1's and some of season 2's, and then I just couldn't listen to them anymore.  They were interesting, but Billy West and John DiMaggio have spoiled me, and the Simpson ones failed to deliver in comparison to the Futurama commentaries. 

I should probably give them a second chance, though, especially since the VAs actually start appearing in some of the later ones.
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #55 on: 01-15-2007 02:18 »
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...Did I not just post in this thread?   hmpf

Edit: Nevermind.  Stupid forum bugs.
Beamer

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« Reply #56 on: 01-15-2007 10:34 »

The audio commentaries are great. Not quite as funny as the Futurama ones, but lots of interesting stuff - and the ones with Conan are fucking hilarious.
tyraniak

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« Reply #57 on: 01-15-2007 13:41 »

yeah, I've got 1-9, I may stop there since that's already 200 episodes
MrBlonde

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« Reply #58 on: 01-15-2007 13:53 »

I'm a pretty huge Simpsons fan so I'm buying them all.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #59 on: 01-15-2007 18:28 »

 
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Originally posted by iliketowankalot:
Wow some of ye would buy up as far as season 15, I wouldn't buy past season 8, maybe 9(if i had the cash to spare) since that was a decent season but was definitely slippin.

Anyhoo are the DVD commentries any good?

I just finished watching all the commentaries from seasons 1-9 of The Simpsons. I love them.
I just started today on the Futurama ones. They sound as good as or better than The Simpsons ones so far.
The Seinfeld commentaries aren't that good, though...even though Jason Alexander (real name Jay Greenfield) is one of my cousins (no, I've never met him, though).
mookie427

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« Reply #60 on: 01-20-2007 14:58 »
« Last Edit on: 01-20-2007 14:58 »

Does anyone have a screeny of the Koala Bear on 'The Island' in the episode where Homer becomes Mr.X?
JoshTheater

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« Reply #61 on: 01-20-2007 18:22 »

Just search for <i>"The Computer Wore Menace Shoes" koala frame</i> or something like that in google or whatever
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #62 on: 01-21-2007 07:10 »

 
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Originally posted by JoshTheater:
I'll probably buy up through the 15th season. After that, in my opinion, there isn't ONE episode worth watching

Not a fan of 'Sleeping With The Enemy' then?...

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« Reply #63 on: 01-21-2007 11:41 »

Of the last few years, the only episodes I remember liking at least a little were "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore" and "G.I. D'oh". "The Mook, The Chef, The Wife, and Her Homer", "Italian Bob", and "Fraudcast News" were ones I remember really liking, especially The Mook and Fraudcast. Other than that, there were some mediocre episodes and some bad episodes. I can't really remember many episodes from Seasons 12, 13, and 14. I'm not sure if that's because the show wasn't good anymore or if I was watching Futurama. I remember starting watching the show again more around Season 15, which, oddly, was at the end of Futurama. Futurama was better than The Simpsons when it was on the air.

I actully think that The Mook has been the best episode of the new millenium era for The Simpsons. I bet people in this thread will disagree, but that's my opinion. The Simpsons has been a little better as of late, but not as good as Seasons 5 through 9.
tyraniak

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« Reply #64 on: 01-21-2007 13:10 »

Yes, Simpsons did start declining around seasons 10 and 11, around the same time Futurama started, there have been some good episodes in the last few seasons, but a lot has been hit and miss
JoshTheater

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« Reply #65 on: 01-21-2007 22:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
 Not a fan of 'Sleeping With The Enemy' then?...

The Nelson one, right? Yuck. So many horrible things about that episode.
The only two episodes I liked at all since season 15 ended were The Italian Bob and Bart Has Two Mommies.
newhook_1

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« Reply #66 on: 01-21-2007 23:17 »
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I've watched a few season 18 episodes, The one with Fat Tony's son, The one where Marge is a carpenter, the one where Homer joins the army, and the one where Lisa helps Moe write poetry. I really think that they were just retardedly bad. Like, wow. 

I really think they've fallen back to season 11 levels here, only instead of doing it with off the wall wackiness, they're beating people over the head with poor social satire.
tyraniak

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« Reply #67 on: 01-21-2007 23:27 »

yeah, this season has been pretty disappointing, seasons 17 and 18 have been a pretty big letdown from seasons 13-16
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« Reply #68 on: 01-28-2007 20:41 »
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"Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times"

Wow. Just wow. This episode plan out sucked. The third act was alright as I actually enjoyed Bart's story ("I'm not a villian, I'm a transvestite!" ) but the other two segments, especially the ends of them where Homer says "Revenge" ruined the episode.

I did laugh at the end credit thing honoring those who died in Star Wars, but it was out of context a bit too much. Very Family Guy-ish.

Overall, Bart's comments at the end of the episode saying that the first two stories were pointless and were the same thing with different characters and that his story could've been better as a Halloween section sums up this episode, though I would add that the first two segments sucked and the third, though funny, couldn't make up for the first ones' downfalls.

D+
tyraniak

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« Reply #69 on: 01-28-2007 21:10 »

That episode was 10 pounds of shit in a 5 pound bag
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« Reply #70 on: 01-28-2007 21:11 »

I thought it was pretty good.  Not great, but pretty good.  Bart's story was the best, but The Count of Monte Cristo parady got a chuckle from me. also: "this time I won't blame the baby, like that time I shot Mr. Burns"
MrBlonde

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« Reply #71 on: 01-29-2007 14:30 »

I found the only decent segment was Bartman Begins, the Revenge Of The Geeks was cringe worthy.
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« Reply #72 on: 01-29-2007 15:20 »

I loved the Bartman Begins story.

Revenge Of the Geeks was funny at first, but it didn't go anywhere for me at the end.

"Having a weapon at school made things  so much easier."

The Count of Monte Cristo parody was like typical Simpson parodies.  It was good.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #73 on: 01-29-2007 15:25 »

However Revenge Of The Geeks did have a sign joke I enjoyed: * Cardboard cut out of Hitler* "Before I was a Nazi leader I was a Nazi reader".
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #74 on: 02-11-2007 14:39 »

Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times
Terrible episode, I mean really absolutely awful. The worst three parter the show has ever done, and that's quite an achievement. So many cringe-worthy jokes. Burns violating Homer, Willie licking his own blood with his detached head, Homer implying he shot Mr Burns, Lenny's tranny joke, Homer swimming up through the puddle in his cell, and as if that wasn't stupid and unbelievable in itself, he then and goes and does it again... groan. I didn't really enjoy anything about this episode, pure filler, not even b-material. If I have to rate each segment...

Part 1 - F
Part 2 - D
Part 3 - F
All the imbetween parts - F

Over all - F

Juliet

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« Reply #75 on: 02-11-2007 15:49 »

The Revenge episode was ok. I really like the Bartman one. There should be more of Bartman. I also liked the first part of the story.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #76 on: 02-12-2007 05:04 »

I didn't even see the episode, but I'm sure I missed nothing.

The movie is going to be so terrible, it makes me want to cry.
Dave B

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« Reply #77 on: 02-12-2007 05:30 »

I thought the Revenge of the geeks story was good, with the gag about Milhouse and Martin wanting to tell Principal Skinner about the bullies and he to is being bullied  laff
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #78 on: 02-13-2007 17:35 »

Ok, yeah I like that gag, that's why I gave that segment a D instead of an F like all the others...
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« Reply #79 on: 02-13-2007 18:34 »

Little Big Girl

I actually liked this one. A whole lot better than the last episode. It used a totally impossible theory (Bart getting a license) and made a decent episode out of it. And the Lisa subplot was good.

I want to give this a B-, but I'll have to go wtih C+.
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