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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #520 on: 09-17-2011 17:58 »

If you argue that way then they never have to show any re-runs.

Not all the eps are on DVD, only up to Season 13 (and shortly 14)...
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« Reply #521 on: 09-17-2011 18:02 »

They will be eventually.
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« Reply #522 on: 09-17-2011 18:05 »

When we're all with zimmer frames yelling at kids to get off our lawns, yes...
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« Reply #523 on: 09-17-2011 18:31 »
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I'm pretty sure "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" plays in syndication now; I think they only pulled it for a few months following the terrorist attacks.

And I myself have wondered if it would ever be possible to have an All Simpsons, All the Time channel. If they included some documentary-type/behind-the-scenes stuff to interrupt the nonstop five hundred-plus episode barrage...I dunno, I would definitely watch it.
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« Reply #524 on: 09-17-2011 18:35 »

They could also put in the episodes with audio-commentary, storyboard stuff, Tracey Ullman shorts and such.
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« Reply #525 on: 09-17-2011 18:39 »

They could have a behind the scenes documentary about The Simpsons Ride (which is absolutely awesome btw) along with all the other various documentaries and interviews about The Simpsons from over the years to fill the gaps, and let's not forget The Simpsons Movie as well! I wonder where they'd slide that in confused...
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« Reply #526 on: 09-17-2011 18:41 »

Between season 18 and 19, where it belongs?
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« Reply #527 on: 09-17-2011 18:45 »

I feel like they probably wouldn't air the episodes in any real order. I mean, there are so many to choose from that they could probably do, like, a weekly theme sort of thing.

You know: Homer gets a new job! Lisa goes on a cuh-razy ideological crusade! The Simpsons celebrate Christmas! Tree House of Horror!
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« Reply #528 on: 09-17-2011 19:02 »

Homer gets a new job!

Isn't that about 50% of episodes?
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« Reply #529 on: 09-17-2011 19:05 »

You know: Homer gets a new job! Lisa goes on a cuh-razy ideological crusade! The Simpsons celebrate Christmas! Tree House of Horror!

They could have a Simpsons Halloween day on Halloween and air every THoH back to back! Same with Xmas, and also they could have a Sideshow Bob marathon or something, then show every ep which features Blinky! The possibilities are endless!...
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« Reply #530 on: 09-17-2011 22:12 »

The Simpsons get cancer, I can't wait for that episode!
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« Reply #531 on: 09-17-2011 22:18 »

It would be nice if they put the sideshow bob episodes on Halloween as well sense those episodes are usually spooky.
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« Reply #532 on: 09-17-2011 22:31 »

The Simpsons get cancer, I can't wait for that episode!

The Simpsons already did it... oh wait.
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« Reply #533 on: 09-18-2011 15:25 »

Possibly already posted, but I'm not checking the last few pages: Fox is considering a channel that only plays The Simpsons.
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« Reply #534 on: 09-18-2011 16:31 »
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Yes, that is the current topic of discussion. You're a horrible mod. no no

They could have a behind the scenes documentary about The Simpsons Ride (which is absolutely awesome btw)

The one in Universal Studios Orlando? You enjoyed it?

I thought it was massively disappointing. Even the 10-year-old Spider-Man ride is better.
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« Reply #535 on: 09-18-2011 17:04 »

Yes that one in Orlando, I thought it was brilliant. I love Sideshow Bob though, and the whole queuing area was brilliantly themed. Comparing it to the Spiderman ride is a little harsh seeing as Spiderman is probably the best non-rollercoaster ride in the world. Just because it's better and it's older, doesn't mean The Simpsons ride is bad though...
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« Reply #536 on: 09-18-2011 20:29 »

Yes, that is the current topic of discussion. You're a horrible mod. no no

I don't have the time.
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« Reply #537 on: 09-18-2011 20:30 »

They could have a behind the scenes documentary about The Simpsons Ride (which is absolutely awesome btw).

It's good, yes. But it's always sad when the theme park ride of a TV show is actually better than their last twelve seasons.
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« Reply #538 on: 09-18-2011 23:15 »

Warning: Side effects for opinions may include the formation of acute emotions.
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« Reply #539 on: 09-19-2011 01:15 »

I loved that Spider Man ride. I've only been to Universal once, and that was in 2004, so I can't exactly compare it to the Simpsons ride--but damn was it fun. But wasn't there a preview type thing for the Simpsons ride on one of the most recent DVD sets? Or am I making that up?

Anyway: I decided to subject myself to some season twenty episodes today, since I've had the DVD for, like, two years but have yet to watch it the whole way through. I saw "Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words," "Gone Maggie Gone," and "Wedding for Disaster"--all for the first time.

And...they weren't awful. I mean, the only episode that seemed remotely inspired to me was "Gone Maggie Gone," but the other two were passably entertaining. Not good, necessarily, but not outstandingly bad. I was actually pleasantly surprised.

That said, I also happened to watch "Lisa's Wedding" and "Homer vs. Patty and Selma" today, and comparing anything from season six to anything from season twenty is bound to bum you out.
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« Reply #540 on: 09-23-2011 16:40 »

Speaking of Selma, am I the only who one who actually wanted to see her married and raising a family?  Patty is pretty much a complete see you next tuesday and nothing is going to change that, but I always liked how Selma has a heart of gold deep deep, VERY deep down, and no matter how much she and Homer hate eachother, she will always put Marge's happiness over her hatred (which is something Homer will always do regarding the twins).   Plus I thought it was quite touching that she sacrificed her dreams of being a biological mother with Troy McClure because she couldn't raise a child in a loveless family.   I always liked the episodes which had Selma and Homer coming through for eachother, whether its because they both love Marge, or because they're essentially pretty decent human beings when it comes down to it (like when Homer comforts Selma because she was unable to keep control over bart and lisa in Selma's choice, which by the way is my favorite episode.)

Up until the lesbian reveal, Patty was always a unit with Selma, but Selma got her own adventures, and I quite like that the occasional flash of decency balances out her (entertaining to me at least) nastiness, which Patty almost never has.
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« Reply #541 on: 09-23-2011 20:45 »

Lesbian reveal?
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« Reply #542 on: 09-26-2011 15:46 »

The most recent episode was pretty good for new Simpsons. I mean, it sucked like every episode from the last 10 years has done, but it sucked less than usual.
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« Reply #543 on: 09-26-2011 16:49 »

not a bad episode, the whole Nedna thing still seems pretty pointless
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« Reply #544 on: 09-30-2011 01:33 »
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Lesbian reveal?

Patty turned out to bat for the home team.  It's like the only episode where she's a main character without Selma.

I guess its because Selma has some genuine sweetness and warmth deep down, while Patty is just a spiteful, bitter old hag through and through.  Its hard to make any stories about a character whose a jerk with a heart of gold when there's no heart of gold, just the jerk.  Patty's heart is just a big lump o nicotine since her lungs ran out of room.
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« Reply #545 on: 09-30-2011 05:27 »

not a bad episode, the whole Nedna thing still seems pretty pointless

Agreed, I don't really like that pairing anyway.
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« Reply #546 on: 09-30-2011 05:40 »

So Nedna?

Edit: Who shot Mr. Burns??? confused
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« Reply #547 on: 09-30-2011 23:27 »
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Lunchlady Doris.
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« Reply #548 on: 10-02-2011 18:13 »

Yes, the whole "Nedna" thing. What would have been a better idea?
Skinner and Edna get together again, this time Edna wants to get married and have children, Skinner at the other hand doesn't because he doesn't want a hell-raising son like Bart and the fate of their relationship is up to the fans. Like?
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« Reply #549 on: 10-02-2011 18:21 »

I forgot add this:

If Skinner doesn't want children, Edna thinks their better of splitting hairs, of course. Just an added detail is all.
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« Reply #550 on: 10-02-2011 19:29 »

Meh, Edna/Skinner was boring.
Doubt Edna/Ned goes anywhere.

Don't care either.
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« Reply #551 on: 10-02-2011 20:01 »

At least Edna/Skinner made sense.
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« Reply #552 on: 10-02-2011 20:33 »

It's pathetic that a 14 year old can come up with better stories.
At least Futurama & South Park is still fresh. With the concept of Futurama, there's not an excuse to not keep it fresh.
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« Reply #553 on: 10-02-2011 20:45 »

It's pathetic that a 14 year old can come up with better stories.
At least Futurama & South Park is still fresh. With the concept of Futurama, there's not an excuse to not keep it fresh.

Well said.

Also, I'm 14. Thanks I guess.
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« Reply #554 on: 10-02-2011 20:52 »

I'm 14, too.
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« Reply #555 on: 10-02-2011 21:36 »

It's pathetic that a 14 year old can come up with better stories.
At least Futurama & South Park is still fresh. With the concept of Futurama, there's not an excuse to not keep it fresh.

Which is exactly why Yo Leela Leela is inexcusable, and to stay on topic it's the most Simpsons-like Futurama episode IMO...
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« Reply #556 on: 10-03-2011 02:35 »

Tonight's episode was so very, very mediocre. Like, I enjoyed the music that played over the end credits and that was about it. Seriously.

Usually Chalmers is a funny guy, and I didn't mind him being used here. But Bart becoming so attached to an authority figure was rushed and sloppily-done (and it's already been explored in a much better way in stories about Bart and Skinner or Bart and Edna). The story had some potential, but Christ was that potential mostly wasted.
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« Reply #557 on: 10-03-2011 14:23 »

Gotta agree with you Gorky.

And it took Simple Minds's "Don't you Forget About Me" and used in in a bad way. So much better used in Futurama!
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« Reply #558 on: 10-03-2011 21:31 »

It actually had something like 3 jokes I found mildly amusing though, which is a WAY better batting average than the show usually has these days.
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« Reply #559 on: 10-03-2011 23:15 »

It's pretty bad when the couch gags are the best part of the show and also done by someone else no less.
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