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Impossible

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« on: 05-08-2002 14:26 »

Im just wondering if this episode is good or not as they were planning to show it today on BBC2 (but cancelled it).   frown
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #1 on: 05-08-2002 14:34 »

Yes it 's good.  I saw it.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #2 on: 05-08-2002 14:38 »

I'm one of the unlucky ones who havn't seen it yet, it was literally going to come on a week after September 11th. I don't blame them for not showing it soon after, but it's been over 6 months now, they should hurry up and show it.
Tweek

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« Reply #3 on: 05-08-2002 14:41 »

It sucks that BBC2 pulled it again, I agree with Otis, it is about time they showed it  mad
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #4 on: 05-08-2002 15:30 »

Thats one of my favourite episodes actually   smile That and the one where Bart breaks his leg so he cant go in the swimming pool . Theres so many episodes of the Simpsons that sometimes its hard to choose a favourite  smile
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #5 on: 05-08-2002 16:05 »

Great quote from the episode, thanks to Snpp.com

Bart:Excuse me, is this MAD magazine?
Secretary: No, it's Mademoiselle.  We're buying our sign on the installment plan.

Bart:[laughs] Seriously though, my name is Bart Simpson.  My father has a subscription.  I'd like the grand tour please.

Secretary: Listen kid, you probably think lots of crazy stuff goes on in there, but this is just a place of business.

Bart:Oh, OK.
[just as Bart is about to leave, Alfred E. Newman comes out]
Alfred:Get me Kaputnik and Fonebone.  I want to see their drawings for "New Kids on the Blecch!"
[Bart's jaw drops]
Alfred:And where's my fershluggen pastrami sandwiches? [closes door]

Bart: Wow!  I'll never wash these eyes again!
Archie2K

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« Reply #6 on: 05-08-2002 16:56 »

It's good by Simpsons standards. The khavkhalash scene is great.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #7 on: 05-08-2002 18:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
Im just wondering if this episode is good or not as they were planning to show it today on BBC2 (but cancelled it).    frown


I doubt you'll ever see this episode on BBC2.  I'm even wondering whether the episode will make it onto a season 9 DVD release.

For those who haven't seen it, Homer's car ends up illegaly parked between the two WTC towers, and a lot of the episode revolves around him trying to get it out from there.

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #8 on: 05-08-2002 18:22 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:I'm even wondering whether the episode will make it onto a season 9 DVD release.

Although it's years away, I'm also a little worried about that. Season 9 is probably the last Simpsons season I would be willing to buy on DVD. I've heard this episode is great and I don't it banned from release, it would really suck if I never get to see it frown

BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #9 on: 05-08-2002 18:26 »

I have seen parts of it on Sky at a mate's house but I didn't take much notice. I was thinking to myself "Ahh, I'll just watch it when it's on BBC2".
PCC Fred

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« Reply #10 on: 05-08-2002 18:27 »
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As I see it, the WTC stuff is too integral to the plot to edit all of it out.
Binder

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« Reply #11 on: 05-08-2002 20:35 »

Hmmm...how about they DON'T cancel the episode. As sad as the WTC attack was, it shouldn't interfere with entertainment. I'm getting so sick of the cencorship.
Joe25

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« Reply #12 on: 05-08-2002 23:32 »

They sometimes sell the episode on Ebay on VHS. IMO the episode was great.  My favorite parts all involve Homer (building his own car, his flashback, driving on the freeway with the "boot" still on his car).  Probably one of the last classic episodes I can remamber.  Its a shame it will never air again (Until much later when the WTC issue isn't a tough issue anymore).
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #13 on: 05-08-2002 23:55 »

Another episode with MAD Magazine, New York City, and exploding buildings under military attack--the one in which the Springfield brats become a boy band--ran in US syndication with no cuts a month or two after the 9-11 attacks. In it, a lunatic commandeers an aircraft carrier and uses its guns to completely level the MAD Magazine Building (a ridiculously huge skyscraper that resembles Rockerfeller Center). It houses all of four people--who pick themselves up from the rubble without a scratch.

Victim #1: Is everyone okay?
Victim #2: I am.
Victim #3: I actually feel better.

Even the shot of the carrier approaching Manhattan--with the Twin Towers in full view--was left intact.

Reruns of Friends and other shows still contain all the establishing shots of the WTC, as did The Critic, though that was only just recently taken off Comedy Central.

In light of all this, I'm certain the "New York" episode will return to the air, and before very long. It IS one of the best episodes ever, and the musical number from Broadway and the ending are both screams. It will surely be in the DVD set when its time comes, perhaps with a small notice.
Ben

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« Reply #14 on: 05-09-2002 02:52 »

Eh, by the time Season 9 comes out on DVD they'll probably have some new building where the WTC was anyway. The realestate is too valuable not to do anything with it.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #15 on: 05-09-2002 06:30 »

As well as this ep, "New Kids on the Blecch" has been banned from syndication because it involved L.T. Smash blowing up the Mad Magazine building in New York. Not as good as the first banned one, but it will be missed.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #16 on: 05-09-2002 07:01 »
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Shadowstar, please see my post above. That one actually aired untouched almost immediately after the 9-11 tragedy. We were all whoopin' and shriekin' about it over on the BadMovies.org boards when it aired. (Unless you're talkin' about non-US syndication...)
FishyJoe

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« Reply #17 on: 05-09-2002 11:15 »

Actually Homer Vs. New York HAS aired in syndication. Or at least it has locally. The Washington DC FOX affiliate has aired it at least once post-9/11. Great episode...the only flaw is that it inspired the title for that crappy N'Sync episode.
Zed 85

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« Reply #18 on: 05-09-2002 15:05 »

BBC2 will probably be (even) more sensitive about showing it again. I do agree, it is one of my most favourite Simpsons episodes and it is such a shame that it can never be shown in the same light again.  frown
Chump

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« Reply #19 on: 05-09-2002 20:52 »

I didn't think they'd ever show it again after this scene:

(Homer tries to remove a boot from his car using his teeth)
<Guy in Tower A> Hey ya stupid moron! After you're done there I got some stuff here you can chew on!
<Guy in Tower B> Hey why don't you be polite you stupid idiot! Hey, you gotta call the number on the boot! Sorry bout him, they stick all the jerks in tower a!

See? Not so nice...
Just Chris

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« Reply #20 on: 05-11-2002 00:51 »

Hey, did they cut that scene about "When Buildings Collapse"? I've heard that that part was cut...It included the gag for the Fall of the House of Usher.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #21 on: 05-11-2002 04:38 »

Damn it, even if I do see it, hearing more about the episode I very much doubt it will air in the UK untouched frown
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #22 on: 05-11-2002 05:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:
Hey, did they cut that scene about "When Buildings Collapse"? I've heard that that part was cut...It included the gag for the Fall of the House of Usher.

Ah, yes, from the ep where Lisa thinks she's falling prey to the dreaded "Simpsons Gene."

Bart: "We're watchin' the Tee Vee!"
Homer: "The best part was when the building fell down."
Lisa: (humoring them) "Y-yay...maybe people got hurt!"
Homer: (this dawns on him and he becomes excited) "Hey, YEAH..."

I haven't watched every single syndicated re-run of late, but haven't seen that one among the ones I have seen...and given that particular passage, I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't show for a while. But then, the boy-band one is even worse, and it aired uncut...
Zed 85

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« Reply #23 on: 05-11-2002 15:36 »

The "When Buildings Collapse" is another of my all time favourite gags that will never be seen again. Not by me, or my children, or my children's children! ... For three months. (yes) by my reckoning anyway.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #24 on: 05-13-2002 21:16 »
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Hey, what are the chances? I'm watching the "Lisa vs. The Simpsons Gene" episode on my local UPN station right now--sorry, I don't know the true title--and the "When Buildings Collapse" sequence ran uncut!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #25 on: 05-14-2002 18:42 »

BBC just showed "The Cartridge Family", an episode that was never shown on SKY!  Shock, shock, horror, horror..
Stuart

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« Reply #26 on: 07-07-2003 17:38 »

[Resurrects very old (but still relevant) thread]

They still haven't shown it on BBC2 GB, nearly two years after the WTC attacks, having scheduled and cancelled it at least once. I'm lucky enough to still have the episode taped - I watched it recently, and found it funny, and hardly offensive since it was made in 1997.
Links -An article on my site
- Some inferior messageboard to this one
- The SNPP.com episode capsule

The argument against showing it seems to be that "the terrorist attacks of 11 Sep 01 deeply, deeply[/i][/u] (they use that word a lot) affected millions, and millions![/i][/u] of people around the world, so we must deny that the World Trade Centre ever existed."
Another is that, because of the scene of dialogue between two angry WTC employees, it was making fun of the buildings' employees. It wasn't - surely it was poking fun at angry New Yorkers in general, but an argument between the two towers was a humourous way to do it.
Plus, that Limp Bizkit video on top of the WTC has been shown loads on British music channels - why is NY v Homer episode so much more offensive than that?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #27 on: 07-07-2003 18:03 »

How old is this thread?  I looked at my post and my very first text siggy is attached!
M Jackson
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« Reply #28 on: 07-07-2003 18:06 »

This is the ONLY Simpsons episode I haven't seen! It's starting to bug me now, I've been waiting to see it for ages, I just assumed that I had always missed it by pure bad luck every time it had been shown. Now that I know the real reasons I haven't seen it, I'm even ,more frustrated!
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #29 on: 07-07-2003 19:18 »

Why don't you download it?

I didn't mention where so this post is FINE!
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« Reply #30 on: 07-07-2003 19:54 »

Damn you alex, you got us with your legal mumbo jumbo!!
*puts away syringe*

They had the banned Family Guy episode (Wish Upon a Weinstein, or whatever) on the season 2 DVD so of course they'll put it on the season 9 DVD!!
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #31 on: 07-07-2003 20:04 »

And its been shown elsewhere in the world, they aren't going to change a DVD for one country.
Kryten

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« Reply #32 on: 07-07-2003 22:45 »

It'll be back eventually, I guess... they actually show the banned Seinfeld episode "The Puerto-Rican Day Parade" now.
Just Chris

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« Reply #33 on: 07-07-2003 23:26 »

Man, I need to see that Seinfeld again. Speaking of 9/11, where's that thread? About the actual event? It should be PEEL Museum-ized.
bankrupt

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« Reply #34 on: 07-07-2003 23:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
It'll be back eventually, I guess... they actually show the banned Seinfeld episode "The Puerto-Rican Day Parade" now.

I was surprised to see this episode a few months ago.  I didn't think I'd see it until the DVDs come out. 
Lindsay99

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« Reply #35 on: 07-08-2003 00:36 »

i saw that episode of seinfeld recently. But where i live the didn't show the episode where kramer and george saw the guy who they thought was saddam when it was suppose to come on. It was right around when the war started.
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« Reply #36 on: 07-08-2003 02:02 »

*Put's several bullet's into the PC people, Hypersensitives and the moron's of the BBC*

I missed The Cartridge Family? Again?

Crap.

The City of.. is a controversial episode in my experiance, I've seen it over 8 times thanks to SKY one, But I still love it.
It was one of the last Episodes with the proper Simpson's zing to it.
Stuart

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« Reply #37 on: 07-19-2003 10:54 »

On a VH1 programme this week about publicity stunts by bands, they showed all the stunts the Rolling Stones have pulled in New York.
These included the one in 1997 when they arrived in New York, drove over the Brooklyn Bridge and held a press conference about their new tour.
The Stones did the press conference with the World Trade Centre behind them (on the opposite side of the river).

But VH1 cut out all shots with the WTC from the footage, so there were no wide shots. What made it ridiculous were that people being interviewed on this documentary talked about the stunt being 'surrounded by New York landmarks'. What landmarks? We only saw the Brooklyn Bridge!

It was sad to know that the documentary's makers are among those who want to censor all shots of the towers.
What next - blurring them out of Friends? New York had a beautiful skyline before 2001, and it should be celebrated, not hidden.
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #38 on: 07-19-2003 11:12 »
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Originally posted by Kryten:
It'll be back eventually, I guess... they actually show the banned Seinfeld episode "The Puerto-Rican Day Parade" now.

You know it was never actually banned.

   
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Originally posted by The News Guy(Mike) in the Seinfeld newsgroup:
It was never "banned".  Because of the pressure from political Puerto Rican groups in New York City, NBC agreed not to air it again.  Since it was the second last episode and there would only be a few reruns after that, and NBC had 179 other episodes to chose from, not showing The P R D episode was no skin off their nose.  In syndication there is no such agreement and the political storm was averted nicely and the PR groups got no real press, and that is what they were after, because there was no fight about it.
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« Reply #39 on: 07-19-2003 23:00 »
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They showed this episode on RTE a couple of days ago....

One of the best, "Don't mind him, they put all the jerks in Tower num. 1"
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