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Lost My Phone

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« Reply #400 on: 09-24-2013 05:14 »

That's true. I wouldn't have minded.

Actually, I wouldn't mind Kang and Kodos making cameos in canon episodes. It's just when whole canonical episodes are centered around them that I wonder "WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING?!". No matter how bad the show gets, that stuff just isn't supposed to happen in The Simpsons.
Beamer

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« Reply #401 on: 09-24-2013 05:18 »

They have rocked up in a clip show; Season 13's "Gump Roast." Which was terrible, but it's hard to get upset about what happens in a clip show. On commentaries, they've mentioned that they've tried writing them into other episodes, and it always falls flat. "People always look at us like, 'what the hell are you doing?'"

Good to see they're not letting fan lashback and commonsense derail them from their evil anymore!
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #402 on: 09-24-2013 05:24 »
« Last Edit on: 09-24-2013 05:26 »

Good to see they're not letting fan lashback and commonsense derail them from their evil anymore!

I know, right? Why let these crazy people keep them from completing the next phase in the total destruction of The Simpsons?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #403 on: 09-24-2013 15:08 »

I thought the movie was canon. But I might be wrong....

No, it's canon. Spider-pig has made a couple of cameos in the series since.

And the opening sequence for the first episode after the movie showed everybody rebuilding the town.
Beamer

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« Reply #404 on: 09-24-2013 15:12 »

The opening sequences don't exactly factor into The Simpsons' canon, but you're right, they've definitely acknowledged the events of the movie as having happened in the show. Which they should, there's no reason it wouldn't be canon. smile
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #405 on: 09-25-2013 20:36 »

This seems like an interesting episode.

Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #406 on: 09-25-2013 21:45 »

...I Hope I'm not the only one thinking that this new episode will suck...
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #407 on: 09-25-2013 21:47 »
« Last Edit on: 09-25-2013 21:51 »

Well, at least it looks better than most of Season 24. tongue

But that doesn't mean it won't suck.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #408 on: 09-25-2013 23:16 »

I'd say that it's a forgone conclusion that it'll suck.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #409 on: 09-28-2013 00:25 »
« Last Edit on: 09-28-2013 00:27 »

Set phaser to suck. Anything else is a pleasant surprise. At least that's how I approach episodes these days.

That narrator really doesn't help the 'not suck' campaign.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #410 on: 09-28-2013 00:45 »

Producers plan to kill off 'Simpsons' character
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #411 on: 09-28-2013 01:00 »

Sideshow Bob came first to my mind. I wouldn't mind it much, Bob's appearances have become too repetitive.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #412 on: 09-28-2013 01:41 »

Mrs. Krabapple was the first one that sprang to mind for me, just because Marcia Wallace's voice sounds so old ad tired, these days.

Sideshow Bob would make a lot more sense, though.

I think he's one of the only "real" candidates, along with Apu, Moe, Mrs. Krabapple and Krusty's dad.

That said, if they're being a bit more liberal with the whole Emmy hint, it could be anyone voiced by any of the main cast - or one of the many people they've won for, anyway.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #413 on: 09-28-2013 01:51 »

I'm assuming it's going to be Maude Flanders. hmpf

 
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #414 on: 09-28-2013 04:11 »

I'm pretty sure it's going to be Krustys dad. Rarely appears on the show, doesn't stop as many possible future episode plots without him, he's the perfect character to kill off, likely in a Krusty version of Mona Leaves-a. As for the other candidates, Moe and Apu have been on the show long enough that's it's unlikely they'll just abandon them this late in the show. Edna would be interesting to kill off in an ironic sort of way, plus fit with Holidays of Future Passed continuity, but with the Nedna thing still being fairly recent, I don't think they'd be rid of the Flanders/Edna marriage that quickly after it. As for Bob, I could see it happening with it being a few years since the last Bob episode, but still seems really unlikely.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #415 on: 09-28-2013 06:48 »
« Last Edit on: 09-28-2013 06:52 »

Well, the article says that the character's voice actor has won an Emmy, so we can at least rule out all characters voiced by Harry Shearer.

But I'm thinking it will be a minor character. Who it is is the question. I can't think of anyone who has a good reason to be killed off.

Anyway, I think it's pretty low of them to try to boost ratings by killing someone off again. It was stupid the first time, but to do it again is just...just...I don't even know how to describe it!

Shame on you, Al Jean. Shame on you. no no
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #416 on: 09-29-2013 01:25 »

Sideshow Bob is most likely, at least to me, as his death is long due. Plus, it'd make the episode stand out as the Finale of the Bob/Bart storyline.

Other than him, I can see them killing off Patty or Selma, as unless I'm mistaken, they aren't very central characters anymore. They could also kill Lenny or Carl, as their deaths wouldn't really affect the series in the long run. One of the Police Members other than Wiggum, such as the Black one (can't recall his name), would be a likely candidate as well.

Still, though, I'm going to trust my gut and assume it'll be Maude.  hmpf
tyraniak

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« Reply #417 on: 09-29-2013 02:09 »

Hell, maybe they'll have the balls to kill grandpa, he isn't used much anymore and his death would be pretty meaningful for the family
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #418 on: 09-29-2013 02:58 »

I hope it's not Sideshow Bob; his episodes are some of the only modern ones I actually enjoy. If they do decide to kill him off, I hope we at least get to see his family one more time.

Hell, maybe they'll have the balls to kill grandpa, he isn't used much anymore and his death would be pretty meaningful for the family

I think I read a long time ago that Fox once considered doing that, but they never did.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #419 on: 09-29-2013 03:17 »

I hope it's not Sideshow Bob; his episodes are some of the only modern ones I actually enjoy. If they do decide to kill him off, I hope we at least get to see his family one more time.
I do have to agree there.  Episodes with him in them are the only ones I watch from the Modern Era, as they're usually pretty entertaining. When I said "His Death is long due", I meant that they have 'killed' him a few times already, even if he wasn't actually dead.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #420 on: 09-29-2013 03:20 »

True. They could always pull a "Donnie Fatso" and replace Sideshow Bob with his cousin who looks exactly like him. tongue

Or they could just leave him dead forever.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #421 on: 09-29-2013 03:30 »

If they replaced him with anyone, it'd most likely either be Sideshow Mel, his Father, or his Brother. I'd like it better if they left him dead, though, as that'd give the episode more significance.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #422 on: 09-29-2013 03:39 »

If they replaced him with anyone, it'd most likely either be Sideshow Mel, his Father, or his Brother. I'd like it better if they left him dead, though, as that'd give the episode more significance.

I agree. I would have liked Fat Tony to remain dead at the end of "Donnie Fatso" for the same reason you (and I) would like Sideshow Bob to remain dead.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #423 on: 09-29-2013 04:08 »

I don't get why they didn't replace Fat Tony with Legs or one of the other members of the Mafia - They would've worked just as well.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #424 on: 09-29-2013 04:10 »

I guess they decided to just replace Fat Tony with a look-alike (essentially restoring the original character) since he'd been on the show for nearly twenty years at that point.
Beamer

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« Reply #425 on: 09-29-2013 06:02 »

Hell, maybe they'll have the balls to kill grandpa, he isn't used much anymore and his death would be pretty meaningful for the family

It would explain why we had so many Grampa episodes last season (and why they've been trying to paint him in a much more positive light recently).
JoshTheater

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« Reply #426 on: 09-29-2013 08:45 »

Didn't this show use to have some kind of continuity? confused
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #427 on: 09-29-2013 14:08 »

Hell, maybe they'll have the balls to kill grandpa, he isn't used much anymore and his death would be pretty meaningful for the family

I actually want to see that happen. He's not made me laugh very much anyway, and it's not like the show revolves around him.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #428 on: 09-29-2013 19:15 »

cartoonlover27 is crazy. If he just said that Grandpa never made him laugh, he obviously never watched Seasons 1-10.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #429 on: 09-29-2013 21:21 »

Shame on you, Cartoonlover27, for not finding Grandpa funny. Shame on You. no no
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #430 on: 09-29-2013 22:16 »

Grampa is awesome.

"The family name is my legacy to you. I got it from my father, and he got it from his father. And he traded a mule for it. And that mule went on to save spring break."
SolidSnake

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« Reply #431 on: 09-29-2013 22:27 »

"What the, do we sell French, Fries...??"

"Hello. Helloooo. You have my pills. I'm cold, and there are wolves after me."
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #432 on: 09-29-2013 22:48 »

Grampa dying would very interesting and emotional, when Homer would be thinking his relationship to his father, but it's probably not so good idea as Grampa has the role of close relative and crazy old man.


Also, I'm waiting to see how this turns out:
The Simpsons to Produce Script Written by Judd Apatow 22 Years Ago
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Apparently, Apatow’s script involves Homer going to a shyster hypnotist and becoming convinced that he is a ten-year-old-boy. In the process of returning to his adolescent heyday, Homer becomes best friends with Bart and discovers it difficult to return to the workaday life of a middle-aged slob.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #433 on: 09-29-2013 22:54 »

I have a good, good feeling about that episode QNF. As long as they don't mess with it and ruin it.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #434 on: 09-29-2013 22:54 »

Might actually turn out to be good, as it was written all those years ago. Hopefully the new writers don't screw it all up, though.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #435 on: 09-29-2013 23:18 »

Knowing them, they probably changed the majority of the script. no no
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #436 on: 09-29-2013 23:25 »
« Last Edit on: 09-30-2013 02:59 »

It was only a script-outline that Judd Apatow wrote, I believe - not a fully fledged script, so the actual episode will have been written in the exact same way as the rest of season 25, and by the same people. Judd Apatow just outlined the story and maybe a few humourous ideas of his will sneak their way in.

I'm excited to see how it turns out but I imagine it'll be turned into yet another crappy, new episode.

Also, remember when Ricky Gervais wrote an episode? And remember how the finished product has absolutely none of Ricky's voice in it, whatsoever (except literally) and was just like yet another shitty, new episode? Presumably he turned in a script and then the show's regular writers went over it, re-writing it to hell with their own jokes to "improve" it.

This will be the same.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #437 on: 09-29-2013 23:30 »

Oh, okay. I thought it was an actual script, but I guess an outline makes more sense.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #438 on: 09-30-2013 01:38 »
« Last Edit on: 09-30-2013 01:45 »

Kinda dreading/hoping for this night's premiere. It's become such a hit-or-miss show for me. Don't screw this up, Simpsons writers.

cartoonlover27 is crazy. If he just said that Grandpa never made him laugh, he obviously never watched Seasons 1-10.

1st.) I didn't say he never did, I said rarely. He definently made me laugh more in the earlier seasons, I'm just saying I wouldn't be upset if he died.

2nd.) Why does everyone assume I'm a guy?  tongue

Grampa is awesome.

"The family name is my legacy to you. I got it from my father, and he got it from his father. And he traded a mule for it. And that mule went on to save spring break."

That's actually really funny.  wink
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #439 on: 09-30-2013 02:44 »

2nd.) Why does everyone assume I'm a guy?  tongue


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