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stum

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« Reply #200 on: 11-18-2013 21:33 »

My computer doesn't have sound, so that doesn't really excite me.
tyraniak

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« Reply #201 on: 11-18-2013 23:33 »

I rarely ever watch the show anymore, aside from my classic era DVDs, I don't get fxx, but it's still pretty cool that they're reairing the classics, since several affiliates have stopped showing it entirely, or rarely show anything beyond the hd episodes
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« Reply #202 on: 11-19-2013 00:21 »

It's not like it's hard to watch the show online. Even with WTSO gone.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #203 on: 11-19-2013 03:18 »

I rarely ever watch the show anymore, aside from my classic era DVDs, I don't get fxx, but it's still pretty cool that they're reairing the classics, since several affiliates have stopped showing it entirely, or rarely show anything beyond the hd episodes

You know what would be cool? If they released a whole DVD season of all the Treehouse of Horror episodes together in one whole package. I'm surprised they never did that yet. That would be like 24 episodes to watch, but I think that would be pretty cool.
Beamer

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« Reply #204 on: 11-19-2013 03:20 »

Me too. Even more if you count each segment as its own episode.

I'm sure this'll probably happen once the series reaches its end, though. I look forward to the DVD in 2036. smile
tyraniak

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« Reply #205 on: 11-19-2013 03:34 »

Maybe fxx will do a THOH marathon for Halloween
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #206 on: 11-19-2013 17:22 »

Labor Pains, it had pretty far-fetched storylines, nothing special. It was fairly funny and main story was quite well done.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #207 on: 11-19-2013 21:46 »

Maybe fxx will do a THOH marathon for Halloween

That would be cool, but if that were to happen, I'd hope they'd exclude some of the more recent THOHs.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #208 on: 11-19-2013 22:25 »

I'd hope they'd exclude some of the more recent THOHs.

Yeah, I've watched three recent ones lately. One was literally just Homer farting for 5 minutes straight and the other involved some retarded Pumpkin with Milhouse. The only watchable one for me lately was the Black Hole/Paranormal Activity episode. They were less awful but still below average to be honest. Still, it would be nice to see them slowly get worse over time.
stum

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« Reply #209 on: 11-19-2013 22:45 »

"Prepare for the almighty's judgement! Thou stinking fruit of rotten vine!"

Harry Shearer performed that line well.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #210 on: 11-19-2013 23:53 »

...for someone who stopped giving a shit about 10 years ago.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #211 on: 11-20-2013 00:11 »
« Last Edit on: 11-20-2013 00:39 »

As per the request of AdrenalinDragon, I bring you another stupidly long list: all of the Treehouse of Horror segments, ranked.

72. Mr. & Mrs. Simpson - 2.5/10 (XVIII)
71. Untitled Robot Parody - 2.5/10 (XIX)
70. It's the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse - 2.5/10 (XIX)
69. Heck House - 3/10 (XVIII)
68. Married to the Blob - 3.5/10 (XVII)
67. Oh, the Places You'll D'oh - 4/10 (XXIV)
66. E.T., Go Home - 4/10 (XVIII)
65. Dead and Shoulders - 4/10 (XXIV)
64. I've Grown a Costume on Your Face - 4/10 (XVI)
63. The Diving Bell and the Butterball - 4/10 (XXII)
62. Bart and Homer's Excellent Adventure - 4/10 (XXIII)
61. In the Na'Vi - 4/10 (XXII)
60. Dial D for Diddly - 4/10 (XXII)
59. You Gotta Know When to Golem - 4/10 (XVII)
58. Freaks No Geeks - 4.5/10 (XXIV)
57. Master and Cadaver - 4.5/10 (XXI)
56. War and Pieces - 4.5/10 (XXI)
55. Survival of the Fattest - 4.5/10 (XVI)
54. The Day the Earth Looked Stupid - 4.5/10 (XVII)
53. How to Get Ahead in Dead-vertising - 4.5/10 (XIX)
52. B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence - 5/10 (XVI)
51. Frinkenstein - 5/10 (XIV)
50. There's No Business Like Moe Business - 5/10 (XX)
49. Un-Normal Activity - 5/10 (XXIII)
48. Tweenlight - 5/10 (XXI)
47. In the Belly of the Boss - 5/10 (XV)
46. Four Beheadings and a Funeral - 5/10 (XV)
45. The Greatest Story Ever Holed - 5/10 (XXIII)
44. Dial 'M' for Murder or Press '#' to Return to Main Menu - 5/10 (XX)
43. Don't Have a Cow, Mankind - 5/10 (XX)
42. Reaper Madness - 5.5/10 (XIV)
41. The Ned Zone - 5.5/10 (XV)
40. Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off - 5.5/10 (XIV)
39. The Island of Dr. Hibbert - 6.5/10 (XIII)
38. Wiz Kids - 6.5/10 (XII)
37. The Fright to Creep and Scare Harms - 6.5/10 (XIII)
36. Hex and the City - 6.5/10 (XII)
35. Send in the Clones - 6.5/10 (XIII)
34. Life's a Glitch, Then You Die - 6.5/10 (X)
33. Scary Tales Can Come True - 7/10 (XI)
32. I Know What You Diddily-Iddily-Did - 7/10 (X)
31. Desperately Xeeking Xena - 7/10 (X)
30. The Raven - 7/10 (I)
29. Easy-Bake Coven - 7.5/10 (VIII)
28. House of Whacks - 7.5/10 (XII)
27. Night of the Dolphin - 7.5/10 (XI)
26. The Thing and I - 7.5/10 (VII)
25. G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad - 7.5/10 (XI)
24. Nightmare Cafeteria - 7.5/10 (V)
23. Homer's Nightmare - 7.5/10 (II)
22. Citizen Kang - 8/10 (VII)
21. The Genesis Tub - 8/10 (VII)
20. King Homer - 8/10 (III)
19. Fly vs. Fly - 8/10 (VIII)
18. Homer³ - 8/10 (VI)
17. Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores - 8/10 (VI)
16. Starship Troopers - 8/10 (IX)
15. Hungry are the Damned - 8/10 (I)
14. Bad Dreamhouse - 8/10 (I)
13. Bart's Nightmare - 8/10 (II)
12. Clown Without Pity - 8/10 (III)
11. Lisa's Nightmare - 8/10 (II)
10. Dial 'Z' for Zombie - 8.5/10 (III)
9. The Terror of Tiny Toon - 8.5/10 (IX)
8. The HΩmega Man - 8.5/10 (VIII)
7. Hell Toupée - 9/10 (IX)
6. Time and Punishment - 9/10 (IX)
5. Terror at 5½ Feet - 9/10 (IV)
4. Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace - 9/10 (VI)
3. Bart Simpson's Dracula - 9/10 (IV)
2. The Devil and Homer Simpson - 9.5/10 (IV)
1. The Shinning - 10/10 (V)
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #212 on: 11-20-2013 00:21 »

The Shinning would be, easily, the best to me as well.

I'd say Mr. and Mrs. Simpson is better than that. Well, I liked it.
Beamer

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« Reply #213 on: 11-20-2013 01:08 »

I'd hope they'd exclude some of the more recent THOHs.

Yeah, I've watched three recent ones lately. One was literally just Homer farting for 5 minutes straight and the other involved some retarded Pumpkin with Milhouse. The only watchable one for me lately was the Black Hole/Paranormal Activity episode. They were less awful but still below average to be honest. Still, it would be nice to see them slowly get worse over time.

The last two Treehouse of Horror episodes were actually surprisingly good (at least, in comparison to the more recent installments). I really, really enjoyed the one in season 15, too; Reaper Madness was truly hilarious the whole way through ("I miss Doug..."), as was Stop the World I Want to Goof off. My favourite ToH segment from recent years was the one where all the board games come to life - it was really inspired and genuinely funny.

Still, none of them can hold a candle to the classic-era Treehouse of Horror episodes. CT's list is pretty damn good, though I'd probably rank Time and Punishment as my #1. smile
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« Reply #214 on: 11-25-2013 02:44 »
« Last Edit on: 11-27-2013 03:41 »

YOLO was blah. Not so good. 5/10. The most recent one, will probably be 5.5/10, since there was a few jokes that had me laughing. I mean the Super Bowl Shuffle joke was the funniest joke in a SUPER long while. I love it when Bart makes fun of Homer like that aha
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #215 on: 11-29-2013 21:26 »

Well guys, I've made it to watching every episode up to Season 21 so far, and boy what a struggle it has been getting there! I don't know how anyone could consider Season 13 and beyond better than any Season before. Most of the Simpsons fanbase say Season 10-12 are the worst seasons of the entire show. I mean, have they seen the later seasons? Jesus! They're so awful now that they make Saddlesore Galactica look good in comparison now! Worst of all, I still have four more seasons to go before I'm up to date. Fuck.
stum

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« Reply #216 on: 11-29-2013 22:02 »

Most of the Simpsons fanbase say Season 10-12 are the worst seasons of the entire show.

That's not exactly true. Definitely on NoHomers, people generally agree that the Scully era are far better than the episodes airing today. Some even consider Season 10-12 'classic'!
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #217 on: 11-29-2013 23:50 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2013 23:59 »

Most of the Simpsons fanbase say Season 10-12 are the worst seasons of the entire show.

That's not exactly true. Definitely on NoHomers, people generally agree that the Scully era are far better than the episodes airing today. Some even consider Season 10-12 'classic'!

I just don't get why they hate the Scully seasons so much and love the Jean seasons alot.
stum

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« Reply #218 on: 11-30-2013 00:23 »

Uh, they don't?

Some people think that Seasons 13-16 were a small step-up from the Scully era but it's gotten much worse since then. But more people like the Scully era and think the show declined when Jean took over.

There are some - but only a few - people who think the show's gotten better since Season 20 or so. Which is different from the consensus on NoHomers, which is that the show's got even worse since the switch to HD (not because of the switch, but at the same time as).
Lambda

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« Reply #219 on: 11-30-2013 01:43 »

[...] the consensus on NoHomers, which is that the show's got even worse since the switch to HD (not because of the switch, but at the same time as).
I can agree with that. That's about the time the episodes got really cringe worthy.
 And with the switch to HD they lost a redeeming factor, which was that good feeling I'd get when seeing the show, associating it with the great episodes. Nowadays the character layouts just look stupid to me. That's probably a reason for why I never fully enjoyed the movie.
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« Reply #220 on: 11-30-2013 04:03 »

Switching to HD really only affected the aspect ratio, though. They'd been doing the episodes digitally for 6 seasons before that point.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #221 on: 11-30-2013 04:05 »

^ Took the words right out my mouth.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #222 on: 11-30-2013 04:10 »
« Last Edit on: 11-30-2013 16:00 »

Ok, Season 21 so far is the worst season ever. Only three episodes scored a 6/10 or more from me (The Bob Next Door, Homer the Whopper and Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou?) and around half of the season's episodes were 3/10 or less. Yeah, this HD season sucked dragon balls.
stum

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« Reply #223 on: 11-30-2013 12:56 »
« Last Edit on: 11-30-2013 12:58 »

Nowadays the character layouts just look stupid to me.

On the Simpsons blog "Dead Homer Society", where they bash the new episodes constantly, they once showed a collage of scenes where Homer gets hurt or does something else equally stupid from the episode "Father Knows Worst"

One of the pictures in the collage was of Homer with his hands waving out, crossed eyes and his tongue sticking out. In the context of the episode, he was imitating a helicopter (in an already terrible joke which ends with him screaming "BLACKHAWK DOWN! BLACKHAWK DOWN!" as he crashes against the school lockers), but it looked even more unbelievably vacous and stupid as a single, zero-context screenshot which was terribly drawn as well.
 
stum

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« Reply #224 on: 11-30-2013 13:05 »
« Last Edit on: 11-30-2013 13:06 »

(I'm doing this as a seperate post so the first one doesn't get cramped and it's hard to type it in anyway because it keeps jumping)

FYI, that particular episode also contains scenes where Homer drinks lighter fluid, strangles Bart while breathing fire on him, almost gets his tongue yanked off by Dr. Hibbert, strips down in front of Bart's classmates and sings a dumb musical number, eats a jar full of mayonnaise in one go and vomits off-screen and puts ant poison on his face believing it to be spray tan. And that's not even including a woozy Marge saying the name "Noah" three times in different tones, Moe crying on his bed for 30 seconds after Homer uses a "Mean Girls" trick on him, and the couch gag where Homer drowns in a swimming pool. I think it's pretty self-explanatory from all that, but it's not a good episode.
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« Reply #225 on: 11-30-2013 13:07 »
« Last Edit on: 11-30-2013 13:50 »

I just watched A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again and it was crap guys. If that's what's considered a Golden era episode nowadays then I've lost all hope for The Simpsons.

Dead Homer Society is pretty harsh on reviewing episodes, but I'd say Zombie Simpsons starts in Season 13, not 12. I find it interesting that they consider Homer's Enemy to be the turning point where The Simpsons goes downhill, though. I've always had that gut feeling in me too.
stum

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« Reply #226 on: 11-30-2013 13:10 »

I don't think that episode got too good a reception, actually. I think The Book Job and Holidays of Future Passed are considered to be easily the best of Season 23.
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« Reply #227 on: 11-30-2013 13:16 »

I really enjoyed A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again (with the exception of the last couple of minutes, which were fucking retarded, but the show's got more than its fair share of episodes with shitty endings). It had a lot of laughs and was just a really fun idea.

"Passenger, son of Passenger!"
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« Reply #228 on: 11-30-2013 15:38 »

" A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never do Again" started off really well, but I think it kind of went downhill. I'll admit it had the potential to be a great episode.

Am I the only one that really liked, " The Spy Who Learned Me?"
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #229 on: 11-30-2013 15:49 »

Same here, Beamer. I was very disappointed with the ending of "A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never Do Again," but overall, I enjoyed the episode.
stum

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« Reply #230 on: 11-30-2013 16:01 »
« Last Edit on: 11-30-2013 16:03 »

I liked Politically Inept with Homer Simpson.

"Oh, the plain and simple fact is, I'd love to raise your taxes, and turn your children gay..."

I hated Homer's line about badmouthing Bart to "the girl you like at school", though.
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« Reply #231 on: 11-30-2013 16:15 »

Switching to HD really only affected the aspect ratio, though. They'd been doing the episodes digitally for 6 seasons before that point.
I don't know about that, it may just be in my head, but I feel they compressed the characters' layouts vertically with the switch.
Also, has Homer's head become more bent? It's been long since I saw seasons 11-19.

For comparison:
There is a 9 year period between these screenshots, though.
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« Reply #232 on: 11-30-2013 16:18 »

Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou? was enjoyable for me because of that South Park parody. It wasn't clever or anything, but it made me laugh a few times which was quite a nice surprise for that season.
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« Reply #233 on: 11-30-2013 16:22 »

Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou? was enjoyable for me because of that South Park parody. It wasn't clever or anything, but it made me laugh a few times which was quite a nice surprise for that season.

Do you mean The Bart of War?

Switching to HD really only affected the aspect ratio, though. They'd been doing the episodes digitally for 6 seasons before that point.
I don't know about that, it may just be in my head, but I feel they compressed the characters' layouts vertically with the switch.
Also, has Homer's head become more bent? It's been long since I saw seasons 11-19.

For comparison:
There is a 9 year period between these screenshots, though.

Well firstly, those screencaps could very well be a little stretched-out one way or the other, though if not, I'd find it much more likely that the models just changed naturally over time as opposed to being a HD-related thing... They still do the show by hand up until the colouring stage, I'm pretty sure. You could pick any two episodes that were 5+ years apart, even before the switch to digital, and still notice some minor differences.
stum

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« Reply #234 on: 11-30-2013 16:58 »

Do you mean The Bart of War?

No, there's a South Park "parody" in Oh Brother Where Bart Thou as well. It's when Bart (dressed up as Stan), Milhouse (as Kyle), Nelson (as Cartman) and Ralph (as Kenny) are standing at the bus stop talking about Bart wanting a baby brother. The bus then comes alone and crushes Ralph, when Otto says "OMG, I killed Kenny!" Then Bart says "You killed Ralph". Otto replies "No, Kenny. Ralph yesterday". Yeah, pretty awful.

Also, I think that Season 16 screenshot is from Fat Man and Little Boy. I actually like that episode.
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« Reply #235 on: 12-01-2013 06:01 »
« Last Edit on: 12-01-2013 21:53 »

I recently finished rewatching Seasons 1 and 2, so...

Season 1
"Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" - 8/10
"Bart the Genius" - 7.5/10
"Homer's Oddysey" - 7/10
"There's No Disgrace Like Home" - 7/10
"Bart the General" - 8/10
"Moaning Lisa" - 6.5/10
"The Call of the Simpsons" - 6/10 (worst)
"The Telltale Head" - 9/10 (best)
"Life on the Fast Lane" - 7/10
"Homer's Night Out" - 7/10
"The Crepes of Wrath" - 8/10
"Krusty Gets Busted" - 9/10
"Some Enchanted Evening" - 8/10
Season Average: 7/10

Season 2
"Bart Gets an F" - 8/10
"Simpson and Delilah" - 7.5/10
"Treehouse of Horror" - 8.5/10
"Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish" - 8/10
"Dancin' Homer" - 6.5/10 (worst)
"Dead Putting Society" - 8/10
"Bart vs. Thanksgiving" - 7.5/10
"Bart the Daredevil" - 8/10
"Itchy & Scratchy & Marge" - 8/10
"Bart Gets Hit by a Car" - 8/10
"One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" - 9.5/10 (best)
"The Way We Was" - 7.5/10
"Homer vs. Lisa and the Eighth Commandment" - 8.5/10
"Principal Charming" - 8/10
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" - 8/10
"Bart's Dog Gets an F" - 7.5/10
"Old Money" - 8/10
"Brush with Greatness" - 7.5/10
"Lisa's Substitute" - 9/10
"The War of the Simpsons" - 7.5/10
"Three Men and a Comic Book" - 7.5/10
"Blood Feud" - 8.5/10
Season Average: 7.5/10
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« Reply #236 on: 12-01-2013 06:20 »

Why does Dancin' Homer seem to be generally held in a lower regard than the rest of season 2? I've always quite enjoyed it. hmpf
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« Reply #237 on: 12-01-2013 06:24 »
« Last Edit on: 12-01-2013 06:33 »

Why does Dancin' Homer seem to be generally held in a lower regard than the rest of season 2? I've always quite enjoyed it. hmpf

Because it's one of the most boring episodes in the Classic era. Somebody else agree on this?
stum

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« Reply #238 on: 12-01-2013 13:56 »
« Last Edit on: 12-01-2013 13:58 »

I like it. 'Some Enchanted Evening' is far more boring, in my opinion, yet people seem to like that episode.

There was a guy on NoHomers who said he preferred Homer vs. Dignity over Bart Gets an F.
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« Reply #239 on: 12-01-2013 14:02 »

"Dancin' Homer" is immeasurably dull. It's an utterly bizarre blip among the golden years. I'd say that it's the worst episode (excluding clip shows) from the first 10 seasons.
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