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« Reply #440 on: 03-30-2011 21:46 »

WTSO doesn't work anymore.
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« Reply #441 on: 03-31-2011 00:02 »

Futurama vs Simpsons thread merge!
Mmmm, efficient.
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« Reply #442 on: 03-31-2011 07:10 »

Last Simpsons episode started with the Futurama theme and:



there was also a picture of the PE ship hanging in bart's room during the scene where Nelson is making fun of bart via teleconference
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« Reply #443 on: 03-31-2011 07:18 »

that was the only decent part of the episode
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« Reply #444 on: 03-31-2011 07:21 »

SO: yea, but I didn't screengrab...

tyranik: sadly, yes... another stinker episode.
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« Reply #445 on: 04-01-2011 10:40 »

Very nice work, Faze! big grin

I agree with Otis 100%. There are some really great classic Simpsons episodes, but they don't move at the pace of Futurama. Now it's not really fair comparing a cartoon of the 90's to a cartoon of the 00's, which is why I said Simpsons was great in its day. Futurama is different, it's not typical cartoon family sitcom humor, it's a show about a group of twentysomethings now thirtysomethings and their personal (comical) struggles, in space. For Fry it's fitting in the future. For Leela it's fitting in as a mutant. For Bender it's ...hm...getting the attention of everyone? Hehe. I just like to see a show that doesn't focus so heavily on kids.

I stopped watching Simpsons altogether years ago.
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« Reply #446 on: 04-01-2011 13:47 »

I stopped watching The Simpsons sometime during season 16. It sounds like I haven't missed much.

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« Reply #447 on: 04-01-2011 18:09 »

Yeah I stopped watching around season 11 or 12. The sad thing is that young un's today don't realize how great the show was and most of them think Family Guy is the better show. I'm not bashing Family Guy but it simply isn't in the same league as the Simpsons was at its peak.
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« Reply #448 on: 04-01-2011 18:43 »

Yeah I stopped watching around season 11 or 12. The sad thing is that young un's today don't realize how great the show was and most of them think Family Guy is the better show. I'm not bashing Family Guy but it simply isn't in the same league as the Simpsons was at its peak.
Agreed. Season 5, 6, 7, 8 were fantastic. But then the show went all "silly".

I watched Elementary School Musical yesterday, and it wasn't good. It was pretty much awful. So yeah, the Simpsons isn't what it used to be.  hmpf
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« Reply #449 on: 04-02-2011 02:05 »

I concur. Simpsons humor back in the day was always way more advanced than Family Guy. They wrote the first few seasons of FG mostly stoned or half-baked, hence why the plots seem scattered and "random" - it makes for stupid quick humor, but not lasting or intelligent plotlines. I've never watched an episode of FG and thought about it after.
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« Reply #450 on: 04-02-2011 06:09 »

Simpsons FTW.
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« Reply #451 on: 04-02-2011 13:30 »

They wrote the first few seasons of FG mostly stoned or half-baked, hence why the plots seem scattered and "random" - it makes for stupid quick humor, but not lasting or intelligent plotlines. I've never watched an episode of FG and thought about it after.
I don't think I've ever seen some real continuity in FG. (Please correct me.) And I mostly agree with all that you posted there.
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« Reply #452 on: 04-02-2011 14:31 »

Although Family Guy is rarely intelligent or makes much sense, it does have plenty of lol moments. I always loved the "Over" interplay dialogue between Brian and Stewie with their walkies, and also the "Cool Whip" one as well. I even have the audio for those on my phone. In terms of making me think after the episode, well the "Road To Multiverse" ep stayed in my mind a bit, as did the Brian & Stewie getting trapped in the bank vault ep. Itís a lot more funny than modern Simpsons, but classic Simpsons is better no question...
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« Reply #453 on: 04-02-2011 21:04 »

The Simpsons is a smarter show than Family Guy.
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« Reply #454 on: 04-02-2011 21:10 »

The Simpsons is a smarter show than Family Guy.

We know, you're evidence of this...
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« Reply #455 on: 04-02-2011 22:09 »

Hey, did anyone watch The Simpsons two nights ago? Because I sure didn't! (Because I hardly ever watch it anymore.) However, I did just see this article on Comedy Central's website.

http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2011/03/28/the-simpsons-pays-tribute-to-futurama/

I like to think of it as a "Take that" directed at Fox for dropping Futurama, which is now enjoying great success on another network. [Nelson]Haw-haw![/Nelson]

I saw the episode because Bend-err linked me to it.

Edit: I hope that Simpsons goes to season 50, so that Otis will continue buying the dvd sets. smile
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« Reply #456 on: 04-02-2011 22:12 »

Very nice work, Faze! big grin

I agree with Otis 100%. There are some really great classic Simpsons episodes, but they don't move at the pace of Futurama. Now it's not really fair comparing a cartoon of the 90's to a cartoon of the 00's, which is why I said Simpsons was great in its day. Futurama is different, it's not typical cartoon family sitcom humor, it's a show about a group of twentysomethings now thirtysomethings and their personal (comical) struggles, in space. For Fry it's fitting in the future. For Leela it's fitting in as a mutant. For Bender it's ...hm...getting the attention of everyone? Hehe. I just like to see a show that doesn't focus so heavily on kids.

I stopped watching Simpsons altogether years ago.

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« Reply #457 on: 04-02-2011 22:36 »

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« Reply #458 on: 04-02-2011 22:37 »
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I was just talking about the part where you said that Leela was a .
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« Reply #459 on: 04-02-2011 22:48 »

She is? wtf?
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« Reply #460 on: 04-03-2011 01:46 »

Edit: I hope that Simpsons goes to season 50, so that Otis will continue buying the dvd sets. smile

You're cruel , I want to own them all before I have a zimmer frame shifty...
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« Reply #461 on: 04-03-2011 02:12 »

Is it something that once you started you have to finish? Even if it's not that great? Yeah I've been there... shifty
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« Reply #462 on: 04-03-2011 06:36 »

Is that why you have enough stuffed animals to invade a small African nation?
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« Reply #463 on: 04-03-2011 10:46 »

Never thought of that...I could rule the Serengeti...

I already have a Mouse Guard to lead them into battle. He comes with a plush sword and everything!
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« Reply #464 on: 04-03-2011 12:45 »

Is it something that once you started you have to finish? Even if it's not that great? Yeah I've been there... shifty

Exactly, but when I started almost 10 years ago I wasn't expecting them to carry on this long, or for them to get released this slowly. I want to have them all though, it'll look good on the shelf, and it's nice to be able to dip into any episode I want, even if those last 10 or so boxsets will rarely ever get dipped into...
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« Reply #465 on: 04-03-2011 23:47 »

Never thought of that...I could rule the Serengeti...

I already have a Mouse Guard to lead them into battle. He comes with a plush sword and everything!

Interesting, I have a friend named David Petersen.
ilovebender.com

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« Reply #466 on: 04-15-2011 08:28 »

The Simpsons is a smarter show than Family Guy.
We know, you're evidence of this...
Gracias...

I guess.
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« Reply #467 on: 04-15-2011 21:55 »

The Simpsons is a smarter show than Family Guy.
We know, you're evidence of this...
Gracias...

I guess.

You're welcome ...
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« Reply #468 on: 05-26-2011 14:34 »

So apparently The Simpsons now has a full 22 Seasons in the can. I haven't watched any of Season 22 yet, or 21 for that matter. I've seen all of Season 20 though because I have the DVD...

Speaking of DVD's, here is the Season 14 cover. Interesting choice, if not somewhat random. Black box, I like it!...

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« Reply #469 on: 05-26-2011 18:00 »

Season 14...where it REALLY started getting shitty.

...I'll still buy it though.
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« Reply #470 on: 05-26-2011 18:04 »

I'll get it for free as a gift. Best price too!
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« Reply #471 on: 05-26-2011 18:19 »

Season 14...where it REALLY started getting shitty.

...I'll still buy it though.

Followed by season 15...where it improved upon the shitiness and became not only watchable again, but also enjoyable.

Followed by seasons sixteen through twenty two, which are probably also shit-tastic. I wouldn't know, since I mostly stopped watching.
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« Reply #472 on: 05-26-2011 19:05 »

14-16 were pretty good, it was a nice change from the Scully years, although it lead to Al Jean running the show on autopilot.
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« Reply #473 on: 05-26-2011 19:18 »

My favourite thing from Season 14 was the THoH segment where Homer cloned himself in the hammock. That whole segment was one of the last great things I would call classic on The Simpsons. Shame not all the ep was that good...
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« Reply #474 on: 05-26-2011 19:27 »
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Season 14...where it REALLY started getting shitty.

...I'll still buy it though.

Followed by season 15...where it improved upon the shitiness and became not only watchable again, but also enjoyable.

I don't know if it IMPROVED, but season 15 was still somewhat enjoyable, as was season 14 a bit...

Season 16 and on was where it became completely unwatchable. I remember watching the season premiere to season 16 and thinking "what the fuck just happened...did the writers suddenly implode?"

I stopped watching someplace in season 18. There isn't a single episode from season 16-18 that I enjoyed, not a single joke I laughed out loud at. The show was sucking pretty bad, but at season 16 it effectively dropped dead for me.
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« Reply #475 on: 05-26-2011 19:38 »

"No Loan Again, Naturally" is a great ep from Season 20 where "The Simpsons get into a mortgage crisis of their own when Homer can't afford to pay off the money he borrows from his home equity loan (so he can finance his extravagant Mardi Gras parties) and the Simpsons sell their home to Ned Flanders. " Decent episodes still happen on rare occasions...
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« Reply #476 on: 05-27-2011 07:42 »

I really liked "All about Lisa" and "Springfield Up" but that's about it
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« Reply #477 on: 05-28-2011 20:03 »

Any thoughts on the season finale? Personally I'm tired of episodes that pair Ms. Krabbaple with someone because there is always the status quo. Even when she and Skinner went out there was the status quo that had to be established since he must be a pathetic mama's boy and she a lonely desperate woman. Happiness can't really come for either of them because the status quo won't allow it. I don't know why the writers even suggested this 'vote to see if she stays with Ned' business because in the end they'll both go back to their respective characters. I mean even the few changes that do happen over the coarse of the show are often played with. Honestly, when was the last time we saw Selma's baby?
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« Reply #478 on: 05-28-2011 23:21 »

The last time we saw Ling Bouvier was in The "Real Housewives of Fat Tony"
shes been in 7 episodes and the movie :-/
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« Reply #479 on: 07-31-2011 21:57 »

So the Season 14 DVD has been delayed until October in the UK, and December in the US. I thought one a year was bad enough, but this is taking even longer! mad...
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