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stum

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« Reply #240 on: 12-01-2013 14:04 »
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But then again, that guy thought Brake My Wife Please was 'hilarious', once said that Principal Skinner was 'stupider and funnier' in Lard of the Dance, and likes Season 19. So yeah, his opinion is definitely worth a damn, eh?

While normally I feel people exaggerate the quality of new episodes and don't mind it when someone likes them, you'd have to be autistic to enjoy Brake My Wife Please. And there was another guy who thought that same episode was 'hilarious' as well, which left me scratching my head.
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« Reply #241 on: 12-01-2013 14:11 »

I'm still scratching my head as to why you place so much importance on other people's opinions.
stum

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« Reply #242 on: 12-01-2013 14:14 »

I don't. I hate Brake My Wife Please. But everyone seems to love it. There was even a Scottish guy who normally hates new episodes who loved it, thought it was hilarious.
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« Reply #243 on: 12-01-2013 14:17 »

I most certainly don't love Brake My Wife, Please. The plot is lousy, there's pretty much no structure or direction to the episode, and most of the jokes fall flat. The majority of season 14 stays in this pretty mediocre level of not quite being offensively terrible, but not being significantly good/memorable in any way, but that episode was a particular low point for me. I think I chuckled at the flying penguin gag and that was about it. hmpf
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« Reply #244 on: 12-01-2013 14:30 »

I wouldn't say Brake My Wife, Please is too bad, but it does have flaws with pacing or something.

And stum, I don't care to hear much of some random guys' opinions of some episodes.
stum

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« Reply #245 on: 12-01-2013 14:33 »

I think I chuckled at the flying penguin gag and that was about it. hmpf

I liked the Mr. Wilson gag and "Whatcha wearing?" Other than that, garbage.
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« Reply #246 on: 12-01-2013 15:37 »
« Last Edit on: 12-01-2013 16:08 »

There was a guy on NoHomers who said he preferred Homer vs. Dignity over Bart Gets an F.

Well, you're comparing two totally different tone of episodes there. One is a serious episode, and the other being gag-centered. I think people really overexaggerate on that "Panda Rape" scene in Homer vs. Dignity to be honest. It's one of the better episodes in Season 12 for me.
stum

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« Reply #247 on: 12-01-2013 15:41 »

I actually think Homer vs. Dignity would be terrible even if it didn't have that scene.
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« Reply #248 on: 12-01-2013 16:42 »

Yeah, the story was ridiculous, the episode wasn't funny, and I swear there were two or three other episodes from season 12 where act one had the premise of "The Simpsons are broke!" I'm aware it's a recurring theme in the show, but too much repetition too close together (much like the "Homer gets a new job" plots that littered season 10).
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« Reply #249 on: 12-01-2013 17:31 »
« Last Edit on: 12-02-2013 05:33 »

Yeah, the story was ridiculous, the episode wasn't funny, and I swear there were two or three other episodes from season 12 where act one had the premise of "The Simpsons are broke!" I'm aware it's a recurring theme in the show, but too much repetition too close together (much like the "Homer gets a new job" plots that littered season 10).

Season 10's Mayored to the Mob alone would wipe the floor clean of every episode from Season 13 and beyond for me. Heck, even Homer vs. Dignity would clean like 75% of them, probably even more than that. That's how much weaker Season 13 and beyond is to me.
stum

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« Reply #250 on: 12-01-2013 18:36 »

Homer's jobs in Season 10:

Grease salesman (Lard of the Dance)
Inventor (Wizard of Evergreen Terrace)
Celebrity assistant (When You Dish Upon a Star)
Hippie (D'ohin' in the Wind)
Bodyguard (Mayored to the Mob)
Yuppie (Homer to the Max)
Trucker (Maximum Homerdrive)
Conceptual artist (Mom and Pop Art)
Spring salesman (The Old Man and the 'C' Student)
Mr. Burns' assistant (Monty Can't Buy Me Love)
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« Reply #251 on: 12-01-2013 18:37 »

I'm completely with AdrenalineDragon on this one, except I'd up the percentage from 75% to about 97%.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #252 on: 12-01-2013 18:46 »

Yeah, the story was ridiculous, the episode wasn't funny, and I swear there were two or three other episodes from season 12 where act one had the premise of "The Simpsons are broke!" I'm aware it's a recurring theme in the show, but too much repetition too close together (much like the "Homer gets a new job" plots that littered season 10).

Well I'll have to be on the other side of the fence here and say I really like that episode.

"What are you doing man, that's Carl!"
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« Reply #253 on: 12-01-2013 21:52 »

Yeah, the story was ridiculous, the episode wasn't funny, and I swear there were two or three other episodes from season 12 where act one had the premise of "The Simpsons are broke!" I'm aware it's a recurring theme in the show, but too much repetition too close together (much like the "Homer gets a new job" plots that littered season 10).

Well I'll have to be on the other side of the fence here and say I really like that episode.

"What are you doing man, that's Carl!"
I think I'll join you with this one. I found Homer vs Dignity to be hilarious. I don't exactly get all the hate for this episode. It was probably the best of Season 12.
stum

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« Reply #254 on: 12-01-2013 21:53 »

It doesn't get a lot of hate, really. On NoHomers, people generally like it.
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« Reply #255 on: 12-01-2013 23:59 »

I usually find people using it as a example of how The Simpsons changed after Season 10 all the time. And they usually take the panda rape thing VERY seriously.
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« Reply #256 on: 12-02-2013 00:42 »

It doesn't get a lot of hate, really. On NoHomers, people generally like it.
Well, I'm guessing that most of the classic Simpsons fans have left that site and just stopped watching entirely by now. I'm guessing it's full of new Simpsons fans.
stum

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« Reply #257 on: 12-02-2013 00:52 »

It doesn't get a lot of hate, really. On NoHomers, people generally like it.
Well, I'm guessing that most of the classic Simpsons fans have left that site and just stopped watching entirely by now. I'm guessing it's full of new Simpsons fans.

No. There's only about a couple people on there (Raspberry and FP are the ones that spring to mind) who can even tolerate the new episodes.

The Scully era is fairly popular on that site now, some people even group it in with the classic era. They just hate the new episodes.
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« Reply #258 on: 12-02-2013 00:58 »

It doesn't get a lot of hate, really. On NoHomers, people generally like it.
Well, I'm guessing that most of the classic Simpsons fans have left that site and just stopped watching entirely by now. I'm guessing it's full of new Simpsons fans.

Not really. Homer vs. Dignity still shows up pretty high on the recent worst episodes lists, because it's still considered by many to be the episode where The Simpsons "Jumped the Shark" for them. However, from what I can gather most fans have gotten nicer to the Scully Era in recent years compared to the dreck Jean gives us for episodes nowadays.
stum

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« Reply #259 on: 12-02-2013 01:02 »

It doesn't get a lot of hate, really. On NoHomers, people generally like it.
Well, I'm guessing that most of the classic Simpsons fans have left that site and just stopped watching entirely by now. I'm guessing it's full of new Simpsons fans.

Not really. Homer vs. Dignity still shows up pretty high on the recent worst episodes lists, because it's still considered by many to be the episode where The Simpsons "Jumped the Shark" for them.

Kill the Alligator and Run was voted the second worst episode ever, and that's from Season 11.
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« Reply #260 on: 12-02-2013 01:14 »
« Last Edit on: 12-02-2013 01:16 »

It doesn't get a lot of hate, really. On NoHomers, people generally like it.
Well, I'm guessing that most of the classic Simpsons fans have left that site and just stopped watching entirely by now. I'm guessing it's full of new Simpsons fans.

Not really. Homer vs. Dignity still shows up pretty high on the recent worst episodes lists, because it's still considered by many to be the episode where The Simpsons "Jumped the Shark" for them.

Kill the Alligator and Run was voted the second worst episode ever, and that's from Season 11.

Even that episode doesn't seem so bad nowadays considering I'm getting through episodes without laughing once. Besides, there were worse episodes in that season for me already.
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« Reply #261 on: 12-02-2013 01:34 »

It doesn't get a lot of hate, really. On NoHomers, people generally like it.
Well, I'm guessing that most of the classic Simpsons fans have left that site and just stopped watching entirely by now. I'm guessing it's full of new Simpsons fans.

I'm a member, and I hate new Simpsons.
stum

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« Reply #262 on: 12-02-2013 01:35 »

What username do you have on there, LMP?
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #263 on: 12-02-2013 01:38 »

All of them. Every account on the site is my fake account.
stum

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« Reply #264 on: 12-02-2013 01:38 »

No, seriously?
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« Reply #265 on: 12-02-2013 01:40 »
« Last Edit on: 12-02-2013 01:59 »

I used to have an account called "Lost My Phone," but forgot the password after being inactive for a while.

PM me if you want to know my current username.
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« Reply #266 on: 12-02-2013 01:45 »
« Last Edit on: 12-02-2013 03:14 »

Stum, what are your favourite episodes from the Scully Era?
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #267 on: 12-02-2013 02:41 »

It doesn't get a lot of hate, really. On NoHomers, people generally like it.

Ah, pfft. You can't trust the opinions of message board members.  roll eyes
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« Reply #268 on: 12-02-2013 04:36 »

I really like 'Homer Vs. Dignity' myself, probably because how it's both over-the-top and calm (although it's admittedly much more over the top than anything). I can see how it may have 'Jumped the Shark', as it was a bit zany,  but at least it was pretty funny.
Then again, I'm biased on it, just like I was on 'Marge be no Proud'; it was an episode on one of my first Simpsons DVDs, 'Simpsons Christmas 2', so it's a bit nostalgic for me as one of the first episodes I had ever seen.
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« Reply #269 on: 12-02-2013 04:43 »

As much as I dislike Homer vs. Dignity, I can't really call it a "jump the shark" episode given that it was preceded by such crap as Saddlesore Galactica, Monty Can't Buy Me Love, Eight Misbehavin', Alone Again, Natura-Diddily, Kill the Alligator and Run and Take My Wife, Sleaze. no no
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« Reply #270 on: 12-02-2013 05:07 »
« Last Edit on: 12-02-2013 05:15 »

As much as I dislike Homer vs. Dignity, I can't really call it a "jump the shark" episode given that it was preceded by such crap as Saddlesore Galactica, Monty Can't Buy Me Love, Eight Misbehavin', Alone Again, Natura-Diddily, Kill the Alligator and Run and Take My Wife, Sleaze. no no

Yes, Alone Again, Natura-Diddily and Saddlesore Galactica are common episodes associated with "Jumping the Shark" for The Simpsons too. Also, Monty Can't Buy Me Love ain't that bad, despite only being average at best. Take My Wife, Sleaze is one of the better episodes of Season 11 to be honest. I actually enjoyed the Sword Bike showdown at the very end.
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« Reply #271 on: 12-02-2013 05:34 »

Monty Can't Buy Me Love ain't that bad, despite only being average at best.

It's actually not (the first two acts are pretty decent), but the whole Loch Ness Monster thing was the show's first full-blown voyage into cartoony retardedness... I'm aware the show has had a disconnect from reality since about season 4, but it's always been confined to a throwaway gag here and there. This was the first time it was ever a major plot point, and it undoubtedly paved the way for shit like jockey elves and all the old people's eyes falling out.
stum

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« Reply #272 on: 12-02-2013 14:03 »

Stum, what are your favourite episodes from the Scully Era?

Bart Star
King of the Hill
Dumbbell Indemnity
Wild Barts Can't Be Broken
Pygmoelian
Children of a Lesser Clod

There's more, but those are the best, I think. smile
Beamer

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« Reply #273 on: 12-02-2013 14:09 »

I agree with King of the Hill. Most of the rest are relatively average in my opinion, and I don't like Wild Barts Can't Be Broken or Children of a Lesser Clod at all. hmpf
stum

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« Reply #274 on: 12-02-2013 14:13 »

What? How can you not like Wild Barts Can't Be Broken? The stuff with Homer the Isotopes fair-weather fan was hilarious, and so were "Don't Go There" and the musical number at the end.

Children of a Lesser Clod is the funniest episode of Season 12, IMO. Homer singing "Is that All there Is?" to Rod and Todd is hilarious in a twisted way.
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« Reply #275 on: 12-02-2013 14:21 »

How can you not like Wild Barts Can't Be Broken?

There weren't any laughs in it for me (except maybe the B-grade horror movie we got a few glimpses of at the drive-in, and I didn't much care for the whole kids vs. adults plot. The whole thing felt like pretty standard season 10 fodder to me, I'm a little shocked that it's frequently singled out as a highlight of that season.

I enjoyed the first half or so of Children of a Lesser Clod, but didn't really like they where they went with it. Again, the laughs were sparse. I'd concede it's one of the better episodes of season 12, but that isn't really saying much at all.
stum

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« Reply #276 on: 12-02-2013 14:24 »

I thought CoaLC got better as it went on.
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« Reply #277 on: 12-02-2013 14:45 »

How can you not like Wild Barts Can't Be Broken?
There weren't any laughs in it for me (except maybe the B-grade horror movie we got a few glimpses of at the drive-in, and I didn't much care for the whole kids vs. adults plot. The whole thing felt like pretty standard season 10 fodder to me, I'm a little shocked that it's frequently singled out as a highlight of that season.

What do you consider to be the best episode of Season 10 then?
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« Reply #278 on: 12-02-2013 15:15 »

Probably Lisa Gets an 'A.' It's got a very classic-era feel to it (along with a nice little character-based story and plenty of laughs to boot). smile

I also very much enjoyed Lard of the Dance, The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace, Bart the Mother, D'oh-in in the Wind, Mayored to the Mob, Homer to the Max, I'm With Cupid and Mom and Pop Art. The rest would all be ranked pretty average for me.
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« Reply #279 on: 12-03-2013 07:10 »
« Last Edit on: 12-03-2013 07:18 »

I've said it before, and I'll say it again...I adore season 10. Almost every episode in that season feels like a classic to me.

The only episodes I would say I don't care much for in that season are Sunday Cruddy Sunday, The Old Man And The C Student, and Monty Can't Buy Me Love. But others that people have mentioned in here as ones they hate are some of my favorites...ones like When You Dish Upon A Star, Kidney Trouble, Viva Ned Flanders, Screaming Yellow Honkers, Simpsons Bible Stories, and Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo.
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