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YaBender!

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« Reply #120 on: 02-19-2012 16:38 »

About less than 300 of them are good to me. But it's too big of a milestone to pass up. And yes, Futurama played a BIG part in it.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #121 on: 02-19-2012 19:37 »
« Last Edit on: 02-19-2012 19:40 »

we've a whole on-topic section devoted to a cartoon that's still in its prime rather than its death throes.

Debateable. While I believe Futurama is still highly enjoyable, it is no longer in its prime and probably never will be.

But yes, The Simpsons is so far past its prime that its corpse has been buried and already rotted away to nothingness. I can only imagine that people keep watching it out of a sense of not being able to let go of nostalgia, or some sort of OCD completionist feeling that they must watch until the series ends.

To these people I say I'm very, very sorry for you. tongue
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #122 on: 02-19-2012 23:41 »

I added them all up once and if I remember correctly, it was roughly 250 good episodes to 250 bad episodes at this point by my estimation... with the numbers slightly skewed in favour of there being more bad episodes now.
YaBender!

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« Reply #123 on: 02-20-2012 05:54 »

The 500th episode was not bad at all. It was really funny, it showed why I liked the show in the first place.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #124 on: 02-20-2012 13:02 »

Shit, it's official now I guess, so they finally made it to 500 eps. Maybe now they can quit it with these pointless milestones...
YaBender!

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« Reply #125 on: 02-20-2012 16:05 »

“You want I should spray some of my Jerk Off on ya?” that has to be the most shocking thing i've ever heard Chief Wiggum say. laff
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #126 on: 02-20-2012 18:23 »

Despite a handful of pretty good jokes (I loved Sideshow Bob's line), it was a pretty crappy episode - as expected. Not as awful as the show can be... in fact, I'd say it was proably better than average at this point... but it was still a pretty poor effort.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #127 on: 02-20-2012 23:48 »

Hmm... I'm insanely curious to see how bad the show is now. I've only ever seen the old episodes, but this constant rambling of how crap it's become has sparked my curiosity somewhat.

Are they really that terrible? Or is it just a fairly popular exaggeration?

EDIT: Yahoo! 1000 posts! big grin big grin
YaBender!

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« Reply #128 on: 02-20-2012 23:51 »

Congrats on your 1000 posts! But, yeah most of the new episodes are bad, sometimes you'll tumble across a good one every now and then.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #129 on: 02-21-2012 00:20 »

There are a lot of people that like to pretend that people like me exaggerate, but honestly, they really are that terrible.

I suppose it depends on your standards, but put it this way - current episodes of The Simpsons are consistently much worse than the likes of "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" and "Attack of the Killer App".
Spacedal11

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« Reply #130 on: 02-21-2012 02:00 »

This new episode was so "whatever". 500 episodes, whatever, we're not really gonna put any effort in to it. And when it was over I thought, "whatever another shitty episode".
Jarvio

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« Reply #131 on: 02-21-2012 16:15 »

I watched the 500th ep, and sigh...  Overall I thought it was very poor! I expected the 500th ep to at least be half-decent with some effort put in (seeing as they were bigging up the milestone so much) but the ep was as silly as ever, hardly any structure, unfunny jokes and random ending that made no sense.... crestfallen... I guess you can't expect much else from a show that jumped the shark 10+ years ago... and yes, the newer eps really are that bad...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #132 on: 02-21-2012 16:23 »

Saw this on Wikipedia, surprised none of you mentioned it, it apparently came on at the end:

"Thanks for 500 Shows.
 All we ask is that you go out
 and get some fresh air
 before logging on the Internet
 and saying how much this sucked."
YaBender!

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« Reply #133 on: 02-21-2012 16:37 »

Maybe now they can quit it with these pointless milestones...


Beanoz4

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« Reply #134 on: 02-21-2012 20:19 »

The episode should have been called "At Long Last Leave Our TV Screens You've Been Crap For A Decade So Fuck Off!"
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #135 on: 02-21-2012 20:30 »

Congrats on your 1000 posts! But, yeah most of the new episodes are bad, sometimes you'll tumble across a good one every now and then.

Much like UrL's posts. wink
I haven't watched Simpsons regularly in years, but when I catch one now and then it seems about what it should be; as good as a show can be after two decades (which as it turns out is not so good). It's still at the bottom of the increasingly short list of good shows on TV though. At this point it's just best to watch it once in awhile for a few laughs and the nostalgia fix.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #136 on: 02-22-2012 06:12 »
« Last Edit on: 02-22-2012 06:18 »

Much like UrL's posts. wink

Ouch! Right in the self-esteem!  cry

EDIT: Wiki'd wink
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #137 on: 02-22-2012 07:45 »

Well done sir (I like it because it gives the false impression that I'm good enough to criticise others).
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #138 on: 03-07-2012 03:13 »

Another cacky episode although this one had a decent concept behind it that actually built on a few past-episodes, so awfulness aside, it had some redeeming features which is unusual for the show as it stands.
Zmithy

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« Reply #139 on: 03-09-2012 15:53 »
« Last Edit on: 03-09-2012 15:55 »

Okay, now this is just plain awesome:

Game of Thrones Simpsons couch gag
DannyJC13

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« Reply #140 on: 03-10-2012 11:07 »
« Last Edit on: 03-11-2012 10:38 »

Matt Groening said in an interview with Metro:

What are your plans for after The Simpsons?
 
I think we’re going to keel over while doing the show. We don’t see any end in sight. If we run out of ideas, and I don’t see that happening, we would probably give up. But we’re having too good a time.


There's a link to the full interview in the Futurama news thread.
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #141 on: 03-10-2012 11:54 »

Pff I bet fox has him under a contract not to speak ill of the simpsons.
Gopher

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« Reply #142 on: 03-10-2012 15:14 »

I don't have a collection of 90s TV Guides handy, so I'll have to paraphrase, but about 20 years ago they asked him about the chances of a Simpsons movie. His response was effectively "no, at least, not until we've run the show into the ground."
Beanoz4

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« Reply #143 on: 03-10-2012 15:52 »

We don’t see any end in sight. If we run out of ideas, and I don’t see that happening, we would probably give up.
I guess they should have given up years ago..
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #144 on: 03-12-2012 02:25 »

I was watching Duffless earlier and I noticed a joke that I didn't notice before. When the Duff Tour Guide was showing everyone on the tour the different Duff flavors. I didn't notice that the same pipe split into the three giant containers of different beer flavors, suggesting that they're really all the same. laff I've never tasted beer (Besides tiny sips) but it seems pretty obvious that the "different" beer tastes all are in our head.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #145 on: 03-13-2012 03:32 »

This week's episode, "How I Wet Your Mother", is just bizarre. It's certainly one of their better recent efforts but I mean... as a parody of Inception, it's full-on sci-fi and that just isn't right for the bulk of the plot of an episode of The Simpsons.

And whilst I got a kick out of the Tracy Ullman style they used for one of the dreams, it also seemed completely out of place and unwarranted.

Still, I'd rather they produce fully ridiculous episodes that are half-serviceable like this one than their usual crap.
TheAnvil

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« Reply #146 on: 03-13-2012 23:39 »

Last episode of simpsons is one of the best ones ever IMO. It would have been perfect as the 1000th episode.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #147 on: 03-16-2012 20:44 »

I've just seen it... it was just... odd.  On every level. 

That's all I'm going to say about it for now. 
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #148 on: 03-16-2012 20:47 »

So far, Season 6 has been amazing. Homie The Clown was one of the best episodes from what I've seen so far. All Homer's attempts to ride the loop was hilarious, and who could forget Krusty's boob-job? Homer The Great had a few moments that I'll consider to be classic. Especially this. I really feel like this was a great birthday gift! big grin
JoshTheater

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« Reply #149 on: 03-17-2012 03:55 »

Homie The Clown used to be my favorite episode of the series, and it's still definitely in my top 5. Absolutely hilarious from start to finish.
YaBender!

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« Reply #150 on: 03-17-2012 04:41 »

You people are making me wanna whip out my Season 6 DVD right now. Well, might as well. It's a "feel good" night. smile
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #151 on: 03-17-2012 19:49 »
« Last Edit on: 03-17-2012 20:17 »

So we all know that the Simpsons has had really good character development over the years, over all the long and endless years. I never really paid much attention to one aspect about the characters until now, but I find it really funny that each character and their brains are like separate people.

                                   Treehouse of Horror V

I haven't seen this episode in many years, and I'm sure that I barely picked up all the fabulous gags and jokes in this episode. But I'm positive after seeing it now, that this is the best Treehouse of Horror yet, and debatably the best episode of Season 6. This is top-notch Simpsons, and I don't even have words to say how excellent this episode is. The episode starts off with pure hilarity with congress announcing that this episode is "Way to scary" and Homer's classics "This is my voice, on TV!" and his "Bleh, Bleh, Bleh!" were full of laughter, as I discovered when I literally ROFLed.

                                            
The Shinning

This spoof of Stephen King's 'The Shining' is in my opinion the best ToH Segment ever made. Period. Plenty of laughs were in for this episode, starting with the Simpsons messing up consistently by leaving doors unlocked and Grandpa at the Gas Station. So, Willie ends up to be the Hotel Worker from the original who ends up trying to save the boy. "If anything goes wrong, just use that shin of yours to call me. Except between 4 and 5! That's Willie's time!" Oh yes, that reminds me of these lines. "You have the shinning!" "Don't you mean the shining?" "Shh! Do you want to get sued?" So after Homer is cut off of his Beer supply and Cable Television, he starts to get murderous. That leads up to this classic scene. So eventually Bart calls Willie (With that shin of his) and Willie arrives. But his luck falls short when Homer stabs him in the back with an axe. While the family is running from Home in the snow, they find Willie's portable TV. Homer's rage falls, while this great line is said: "Television! Teacher, Mother! Secret Lover...". So the family joins around the TV with Homer as they delightfully watch TV. To end the episode, the family gets stuck stuck watching the TONY Awards due to be frozen. "Urge to kill, rising, rising, rising!" Overall, this segment is outrageously clever and funny. This must be one of the greatest spoofs of all time.


                                      
Time and Punishment

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UnrealLegend

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« Reply #152 on: 03-18-2012 02:44 »

Why do you put the score in the spoiler tag? Wouldn't it make more sense to do it the other way round?
Beanoz4

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« Reply #153 on: 03-18-2012 21:14 »

The episode is over 10 years old I think most people have seen it.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #154 on: 03-19-2012 20:50 »

Was today's episode stupid?

Yes it was stupid.

Yes it was.

Had a few mildly amusing moments though.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #155 on: 03-19-2012 20:53 »

I refuse to finish my review due to laziness.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #156 on: 03-19-2012 21:06 »

It was basically just "Itchy and Scratchy Land" without the jokes.

And a gigantic plot-hole in which the robots were able to go anywhere they wanted instead of following a yellow line when it came to killing Homer. Seriously, did I miss something here?

But I mean... the show's capable of much worse.
Tachyon

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« Reply #157 on: 03-20-2012 00:57 »


I had it on in the background and my ears perked up when I heard a familiar voice.  It took me a few seconds to decide whether it was someone mimicking Brent Spiner or whether it was actually Brent.

Once the robots were in full red eye evil override mode, they were not compelled to act within the parameters of their original programming.

 
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #158 on: 03-20-2012 01:12 »

I forgot they have had robots in the show before, but this episode was just too wacky for me to really take seriously, for some reason.  At least we didn't have to see Homer in a diaper.   
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #159 on: 03-20-2012 01:41 »

Once the robots were in full red eye evil override mode, they were not compelled to act within the parameters of their original programming.
Did the show ever explain why? All they had done is had their primary directive removed. I don't see how that equates to "do what we want".
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