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Beanoz4

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« on: 01-08-2012 20:17 »
« Last Edit on: 01-31-2013 18:20 »

New thread because the old one got to 20 pages smile.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #1 on: 01-08-2012 20:51 »

It's cancelled...
Beanoz4

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« Reply #2 on: 01-08-2012 20:52 »

I wish!
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #3 on: 01-08-2012 20:59 »

And renewed for 2 more seasons.... puke


(Btw, congrats Beanoz on becoming a Professor, wink.)
Beanoz4

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« Reply #4 on: 01-08-2012 21:01 »

(Btw, congrats Beanoz on becoming a Professor, wink.)
Thanks smile
TheAnvil

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« Reply #5 on: 01-08-2012 22:18 »

Why would you care if it's been cancelled? IF you don't like it don't watch it, no one's forcing you to.
Beanoz4

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« Reply #6 on: 01-08-2012 22:23 »

Well at this point most TV shows would have been canceled years ago and most of us feel like The Simpsons should have to. I know no one is forcing me to watch it..
BirthdayClown

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« Reply #7 on: 01-08-2012 23:19 »

Why would you care if it's been cancelled? IF you don't like it don't watch it, no one's forcing you to.

If you watch it in syndication, you would care. (I don't.) The longer this goes on without being cancelled, the more shitty episodes there are. Therefore, the percentage of turning on the TV and seeing a good Simpsons rerun goes down significantly with each shitty new season.
Zmithy

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« Reply #8 on: 01-09-2012 07:33 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2012 07:47 »

I have no problem with it being renewed. Plenty of people still like it, and it's far more worthy of being on TV than anything by Seth Mcfarlane.

Futurama, South Park, Beavis and Butthead and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the only cartoons I like currently, but I don't mind watching the odd Simpsons ep if my flatmate has it on, and I will sometimes cherry-pick the odd ep that gets excellent reviews to watch (I do this to some extent with south park too, although it's more a case of not watching some of the eps because they sound too predictable).

I'm looking forward to watching the Lost parody... I've introduced the show to lots of people after it ended and it's always hilarious as they become paranoid about not having the ending spoiled. I remember the morning after the finale aired in America, I went to work and on the canteen radio there was someone talking about the finale.. I jammed my fingers into my ears and started humming a tune.
Beanoz4

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« Reply #9 on: 01-09-2012 08:32 »

I have no problem with it being renewed. Plenty of people still like it, and it's far more worthy of being on TV than anything by Seth Mcfarlane.
To me the American Dad episodes and most Family Guy episodes are better than newer Simpsons.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #10 on: 01-09-2012 14:25 »

Yeah, there's no question that the vast majority of 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' episodes are funnier, better written and just all-round better than most new episodes of 'The Simpsons.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #11 on: 01-09-2012 16:02 »

So, this week's episode was terrible. Gone are my hopes that the show might've been on the way up after 'Holidays of Futures Passed'.
tyraniak

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« Reply #12 on: 01-09-2012 17:47 »

I rarely watch the show anymore, I'm about to give up on animation domination entirely
TheAnvil

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« Reply #13 on: 01-09-2012 23:29 »

I have no problem with it being renewed. Plenty of people still like it, and it's far more worthy of being on TV than anything by Seth Mcfarlane.

Exactly.
Meerkat54

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« Reply #14 on: 01-10-2012 00:00 »

RE: 23 years old and still not canceled! The Simpsons.

It's good isn't it?
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #15 on: 01-15-2012 01:24 »

Simpsons quality has actually improved quite a bit over the last 18 months.

Still cannot compare to the seasons in the late mid '90...That crap was totally hilarious.

...Like when Homer went to the Chili Cookoff
...When Bart became Burns' Ward.
...and When Lisa refused Burns' 12 million dollar check.  (HaHaHa  That one had me rolling on the floor.)
JoshTheater

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« Reply #16 on: 01-15-2012 08:29 »

CODE BLUE, CODE BLUE
YaBender!

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« Reply #17 on: 01-16-2012 15:29 »

But I gotta admit, this season's brought a good batch of episodes.
YaBender!

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« Reply #18 on: 01-16-2012 15:29 »

Just saying.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #19 on: 01-16-2012 17:54 »

Can you just say it again? I didn't hear ya...
Beanoz4

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« Reply #20 on: 01-16-2012 19:10 »

I think I missed a few episodes of the new season and I'm not going to watch them either.
YaBender!

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« Reply #21 on: 01-16-2012 20:19 »

The Christmas episode was heavily acclaimed. Both fans and critics saying "the best one in years"
Beanoz4

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« Reply #22 on: 01-16-2012 20:21 »

I didn't like it as much as everyone else did. But it was alright..
YaBender!

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« Reply #23 on: 01-16-2012 20:23 »

I know, but the treehouse scene got to me.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #24 on: 01-17-2012 01:36 »

'The D'ohcial Network' was another stinker. Not as bad as last week's, though. Very strange episode too with regards to... well, everything. I did like the music throughout and the "Show's too short" short at the end - is that the first time they've done something like that since "The Adventures of Ned Flanders"?
Spacedal11

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« Reply #25 on: 01-17-2012 02:51 »

The two end pieces confused me and there was a lot more they could have done with the satirization of Facebook. I didn't like it that much. And that Vincent Price impression is awful, yet that's how everyone impersonates him. He doesn't sound like that!
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #26 on: 01-17-2012 03:15 »
« Last Edit on: 01-17-2012 04:12 »

It's more of an impression of the impression at this point - similar to Richard Nixon's portrayal in 'Futurama'.

And to be fair, Maurice LaMarche does a great Vincent Price.

But yeah, the ending was odd. Mostly the bizarre decision to have the Winklevii make out with eachother in the last second. It was sort of funny but only in a "what the hell"/shock factor way so I can't give them any real credit for it.

I didn't like the way Lisa basically invented Facebook even though I'm sure there have been allusions to Facebook on the show already... in fact, didn't the Winklevii mention Facebook itself at the end of the episode? How could Lisa's social network take off and be treated as if social networking was a new concept in a world where Facebook has already reached the status that it's at today.
I also don't like the way that the episode ended with everything back at the status quo as per usual in spite of how, really, Lisa should have made a lot of money from it all.

On a side note, I loved the musical choices in the episode. I intend to give The Tiger Lillies a good looking over, and I love that cover of 'Creep'.
TheAnvil

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« Reply #27 on: 01-17-2012 20:43 »

It wasn't supposed to be Vincent Price? It was his Robot Devil voice.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #28 on: 01-17-2012 23:23 »

It was quite clearly supposed to be Vincent Price. The whole thing was something of an homage to Tim Burton's "Vincent" which was narrated by Vincent Price (as well as an overt nod to Edward Gorey with regards to content and the visual style).

It sounded similar to the voice Dan does for The Robot Devil (I forget who that one's an impression of) because ultimately, it's still the same man doing the voice and those voices have a lot of similarities.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #29 on: 01-30-2012 17:54 »

This weak's episode was awful. 'The Simpsons' is just a full-on cartoon, now. I know it's always been animated but they used to have some sense of grounding. But no, in this episode it was revealed that Moe is the son of a Yeti. His canonical father is a yeti.

I was looking forwards to something of a format-bending episode seeing as that's what we were promised. I didn't stop to think that they were likely to just do what they always do and have usual Simpsons characters playing their ancestors. I was hoping for an episode without the usual characters - new, unique peasant characters and so forth. What a tragic waste of Jeremy Irons.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #30 on: 01-30-2012 18:09 »

in this episode it was revealed that Moe is the son of a Yeti. His canonical father is a yeti.

Oh dear, they just keeping finding new says to sink lower and lower no no...
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #31 on: 01-31-2012 04:57 »

The second half of Season 22 was pretty impressive in my opinion. The finale with the whole Nedna thing was fantastic! So far, 23's been on and off. The episodes where Homer became a salesman and Krusty gets it on again with a one night stand were bad. But The Doh'cial Network, The Book Job, and the episode with the talking rag were pretty fun. It'll never be as good as it used to, but it can still be good sometimes.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #32 on: 01-31-2012 05:26 »

Honestly, I thought that "audience poll to decide the outcome" thing at the end of the Nedna episode was the lowest that the show has ever hit. It was so cringey. That's not the sort of thing 'The Simpsons' should be doing. They should be crafting stories because they're good stories, not because of polls.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #33 on: 01-31-2012 05:27 »

Didn't they do that with Who Shot Mr. Burns?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #34 on: 01-31-2012 05:38 »

No. They held a contest for people to guess who shot him, but that was independant of the show itself and they'd already decided who the attempted-murderer was going to be before holding the contest.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #35 on: 01-31-2012 06:02 »
« Last Edit on: 01-31-2012 06:40 »

Honestly, I thought that "audience poll to decide the outcome" thing at the end of the Nedna episode was the lowest that the show has ever hit. It was so cringey. That's not the sort of thing 'The Simpsons' should be doing. They should be crafting stories because they're good stories, not because of polls.

I concur, I seriously thought "Who gives a shit?" when I saw that.

EDIT: Watched this week's episode. I wouldn't watch it again, but it wasn't the worst.
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #36 on: 02-01-2012 02:14 »
« Last Edit on: 02-01-2012 02:15 »

Taking over the kind of conversation happening in the dvd thread, my favourite seasons would have to be 7 and 8, there are just so many great and quotable eps there.

Also, the Simpsons isn't 23 years old, it started at the end of 89..so what's up with the title? Inaccurate much..
Spacedal11

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« Reply #37 on: 02-01-2012 03:48 »

There are in fact 23 seasons. Use Wikipedia much.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #38 on: 02-01-2012 03:54 »

There's a difference between seasons and years around...

It only had one episode in '89.
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #39 on: 02-01-2012 04:08 »

I didn't say seasons did I? I said years. Learn to read much.
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