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Shadowstar

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« on: 03-09-2002 16:45 »

What do you think was the worst guest star (playing themselves) to ever be on the Simpsons? I'd have to say Britney Spears (from "The Mansion Family&quot wink When there's a celebrity guest, I want them to be in one or more acts. But Britney only was on screen for like 4 minutes. And her animated renderation was horrible. And plus, I hate her guts!!!

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« Reply #1 on: 03-09-2002 17:00 »
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Richard Gere
Drew Barrymore
Rid Kock  (whoops, I mean Kid Rock)
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« Reply #2 on: 03-09-2002 17:00 »
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I don't know the name but the guest star in "Pokey Mom" was used horribly, it was so dull and boring and he was in it way too much.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #3 on: 03-09-2002 17:17 »

Michael Keaton you insensitive clod.
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« Reply #4 on: 03-09-2002 17:21 »
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
Michael Keaton you insensitive clod.
Sorry for breathing, you don't actually think he was used well do you?

edit - Actually I've just remembered an even worse use of a guest star in "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday". Dolly Parton with her makeup which somehow managed to break Homer and the rest of them out of their prison cell.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #5 on: 03-10-2002 03:46 »
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Jack Crowley: The character was okay and Keaton did well, but the episode was one of the first ones where REALLY SLOPPY writing jobs were becoming the norm.

My top votes:
1) Tom Savini--His part was so poorly wedged into script, you could see the scratch marks, and Tom proves once again that he's no actor.
2) Richard Gere--See above.
3) Kid Rock--When the animators are doing a better "you" than you can, it's time to curl up and die. His dialogue could've been lifted from any concert footage; Joe-C was more involved.

Honorable Mentions For BEST Guest Stars:
1) Tito Puente--part of the best song on the show in a long time; sadly Death has robbed the world of Tito.
2) Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, and Ron Howard--considering how much I loathe the live-action Baldswingers, I'm still surprised how much I loved them in "The Simpsons." All three spent the episode whaling on themselves something fierce. (Ron's second guest appearance was almost as good.)
3) New Kids On The Block--didn't exactly "whale" on themselves, but didn't take themselves seriously either. Didn't take themselves seriously OLD SCHOOL! Which is the way it should be.

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Zed 85

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« Reply #6 on: 03-10-2002 03:58 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
sadly Death has robbed the world of Tito.

NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!  frown
Ah now that's a shame - news to me though.

On topic I can't think of the worst guest ever.  hmpf


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BrainSluggo

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« Reply #7 on: 03-10-2002 04:58 »

Yeah, Tito passed away May 31 last year. All his obits even mentioned his "Simpsons" appearance.
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« Reply #8 on: 03-10-2002 12:45 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
3) New Kids On The Block--didn't exactly "whale" on themselves, but didn't take themselves seriously either. Didn't take themselves seriously OLD SCHOOL! Which is the way it should be.

Are you talking about N*Sync?

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« Reply #9 on: 03-10-2002 13:26 »

Most of the worst guests have been in the last two or three seasons.  (Dis)honorable mentions go to:
  • All four tennis stars in "Tennis the Menace"
  • Kid Rock (and Joe C.)
  • N'Sync
  • Shawn Colvin (who is she?)
  • Parker Posey (no excuses, not even doing the voice of Umbriel)
I've also come to associate Ben Stiller and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss with sucking due to the suck-itude of their respective episodes.  I'd have to agree with Shad on the worst guest star, Britney Spears.  Not only did she not look like Ms. Spears, she sounded so generic that I couldn't tell that it was actually her.

As for best guest stars, I'd have to nominate (in no particular order):
  • Sam Neill
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Harvey Fierstein
  • James Earl Jones
  • "Sam Enid" (you know, Dustin Hoffman)
  • Beverly D'Angelo
  • Patrick Stewart
  • R. Lee Ermey
  • Johnny Cash.
I nearly forgot the indispensable Phil Hartman and Kelsey Grammer.  The only guests I've really enjoyed who've played themselves are Leonard Nimoy, Tito Puente, and Mel Gibson.

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Shadowstar

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« Reply #10 on: 03-10-2002 14:31 »

Don't forget David Hyde Pierce, the voice of Sideshow Cecil. He was GREAT alone and with Grammer as Sideshow Bob. And also, Tom Savini wasn't bad, I loved "Worst Episode Ever".
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« Reply #11 on: 03-10-2002 16:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 Are you talking about N*Sync?

Heh heh, yeah. They're all the same to me.

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« Reply #12 on: 03-11-2002 11:49 »

What happened to the good old-school music stars like Aerosmith and The Beatles? I think the quality of guest star appearances has gone down simultaneously with the plots.

I'd say Britney Spears takes the cake on this one. She looks nothing like the real her in cartoon form and all she did was kill someone. Suzane Somers gets an honorable mention cuz she got a 2-second spot, and N*Stync just for being there (though I found the Matrix bit funny).
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« Reply #13 on: 03-11-2002 15:12 »

 
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(though I found the Matrix bit funny).

Even The Matrix has become cliched, unfortunately.  I liked that movie.
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« Reply #14 on: 03-11-2002 16:03 »

Britney may suck, but at least her appearance was short, and the plot didn't revolve around her entirely. That Mel Gibson episode makes me want to cry.

Another good thing about Britney is that she didn't sing, unlike N'Sync. Don't get me wrong, she sucks and all, but she's certainly not the worst.
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« Reply #15 on: 03-11-2002 16:16 »

I didn't see that Britney episode but I do know N'Sync sucked serious scrotum
Kryten

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« Reply #16 on: 03-11-2002 17:37 »

N*Sphyncter, Kid Crock, and Michael "I just LOVE kids" Jackson.
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« Reply #17 on: 03-12-2002 11:12 »

Wasn't Yoko Ono in that Be Sharps episode..?
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« Reply #18 on: 03-12-2002 13:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
N*Sphyncter, Kid Crock, and Michael "I just LOVE kids" Jackson.

"Stark Raving Dad" is a superb episode, If it was Micheal Jackson who did the guest voice then I think he did an excellent job.

Zed 85

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« Reply #19 on: 03-12-2002 13:13 »

 
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Originally posted by M. Proctor:
Wasn't Yoko Ono in that Be Sharps episode..?

If the Be Sharps one is the one I'm thinking of then no she wasn't, but George Harrison (God rest his soul  frown ) was.


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« Reply #20 on: 03-12-2002 14:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
N*Sphyncter, Kid Crock, and Michael "I just LOVE kids" Jackson.
Why do you hate Michael Jackson?
So he touched some kids but cum on its Michael Jackson.
We all like to touch kids sometimes its only natural

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« Reply #21 on: 03-12-2002 16:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
 "Stark Raving Dad" is a superb episode, If it was Micheal Jackson who did the guest voice then I think he did an excellent job.


It was, and he did.
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« Reply #22 on: 03-12-2002 16:04 »
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Originally posted by Zed 85:
 If the Be Sharps one is the one I'm thinking of then no she wasn't, but George Harrison (God rest his soul    frown ) was.

Both were in it. Yoko was Barney's girlfriend, helping him try to take the band in "strange new" directions and ordered a drink from Moe in a man's hat.

"Number nine (belch!)...Number nine (belch!)...Number nine (belch!)...Number nine (belch!)..."

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« Reply #23 on: 03-12-2002 16:15 »

I don't think that was Yoko Ono.  I think that was a spoof of Yoko Ono, but it probably wasn't her...and it was "Number eight".
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« Reply #24 on: 03-12-2002 22:36 »

Even though she didn't play herself, Kathy Griffin was the guest star of the week on an ep last season. She played a bully that beat Lisa up all the time, and the ep was predictably lame. I have no idea why they got one of the most annoying women in showbiz to guest star.

Also, there have been a lot of bands on the show, the premise is getting old. "Hey look! *insert band here* is coming to Springfield!" The Red Hot Chili Peppers was funny though, "We want Chilly Willy!"    laff
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« Reply #25 on: 03-13-2002 08:24 »

My favourite guests are mostly from bands (aside from the fabulous david hyde pierce)
Red hot chilli peppers, (just always funny)
Smashing Pumpkins "Pumpkins, thanks to your depressing music, you've stopped my children dreaming of a future I can't possibly provide"
Cypress Hill (Just because I loved the rendition of insane in the membrane with the LSO)
Tito Puente
The Ramones (hey, I think they liked us!)
Sting ("This is about a boy who's stuck down a well, or something, and we've got to do everything we can to help him.&quot wink
Spinal Tap ("we salute you, oh half inflated dark lord&quot wink

Anyway, most of the musicians on The simpsons have rocked. Incidentially, the ones I have hated most are also muscicans.
Britney speared
N*suck
Kid Crock
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« Reply #26 on: 03-13-2002 11:35 »

i hated most: N'sink their appearance confused me, that was so...replaceable
i loved: Michael Jackson (the fat white guy in the asylum)
yeah and all the Tennis Stars sucked in Tennis the menace
these beatlepeople (the McCartneys?) on top of Apus store in the vegetarian episode where lame...
Zed 85

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« Reply #27 on: 03-13-2002 12:02 »

The McCartney's (God rest Linda's soul  frown ) involvement did seem a bit rushed,
kinda like "er...er..where to put them in the script? Er, there that will do. Whatever."
If you get what I mean.  hmpf

Apart from that it did provoke the involvement of 'Maybe I'm Amazed' which is one of my favourite ex-Beatle-artist songs.  big grin
Kryten

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« Reply #28 on: 03-13-2002 18:08 »

The Michael Jackson episode was The Simpsons' first brush with celebrity asskissing. I hated it on so many levels.
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« Reply #29 on: 03-13-2002 18:58 »

You know, I don't think I've seen the Michael Jackson episode since it originally aired. Or at least one of the original reruns. Maybe I keep missing it, or maybe my local affiliate hates it or something, but I have never seen it played in syndication, not even once.
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« Reply #30 on: 03-13-2002 19:40 »

The ep's been on once in a while. They seem to be emphasizing the earliest seasons lately, perhaps it'll turn up. (I'm assuming the local affiliates all run stuff according to a nationwide organized schedule. I used to think each affiliate showed whatever they wanted, but New York and San Francisco stations have been known to show the same ones on the same nights. Who knows?)

I rather like that episode: the Michael Jackson material isn't overwhelming--after all, it's just a big weird white guy acting like him, right?--but the Homer-in-the-Hatch material is highly giggleworthy.

'Michael': "Which one of us is really crazy?"
Homer: (displaying "Certificate of Sanity&quot wink "Not me! I got one of these!"
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« Reply #31 on: 03-21-2002 20:01 »
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I would have to say that Butch Patrick (aka: Eddie Munster) was the worst guest star on The Simpsons ever. He was just there and like didn't do anything or had a point in the episode. My favorite guest appearance I guess was by Reese Witherspoon as Jessica Lovejoy in "Bart's Girlfriend.
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« Reply #32 on: 03-21-2002 20:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Code Green:
My favorite guest appearance I guess was by Reese Witherspoon as Jessica Lovejoy in "Bart's Girlfriend.

Reese Witherspoon played Ranier Wolfcastle's daughter a few weeks ago. Meryl Streep played Jessica Lovejoy.
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« Reply #33 on: 03-22-2002 07:25 »

I don't know...  frown
Kryten

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« Reply #34 on: 03-22-2002 13:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Chrissy:
I don't know...   frown

I'm so shocked that you posted this.
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« Reply #35 on: 04-29-2002 18:01 »

Apparently Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger, Tony Hawk and Blink 182 will be some of the guest stars in Season 14 of The Simpsons.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #36 on: 04-29-2002 18:52 »

Yeah, and the guest starrs for the remainder of this season are: Robert Pinsky, James Lipton, Carmen Electra and Frances Sternhagen.
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« Reply #37 on: 04-30-2002 14:27 »

Which episode was Sam Neill in? I thought that Hugh Grant was in one episode but oh well.
Kryten

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« Reply #38 on: 04-30-2002 15:20 »

 
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Which episode was Sam Neill in? I thought that Hugh Grant was in one episode but oh well.

Sam Neill played Molloy the catburglar in "Homer the Vigilante".

I don't think Hugh Grant has ever been on the show, but Mandy Patinkin played a Hugh-Grantish character in "Lisa's Wedding".

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« Reply #39 on: 05-01-2002 13:41 »

yes, now i remember cos the paper said it really sounded like him.
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