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stum

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« Reply #320 on: 12-06-2013 15:44 »

Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo is one of the best travel episodes easily. It's probably one of the last that has any clever jokes left, like when Marge tells Homer he liked Rashomon and responds with "That's not how I remember it!" None of the current writers could pull off a joke like that.

As far as smart humour goes, it's hard to beat 'The principal's got a shirt wiener!' from Season 16's Thank God It's Doomsday.
coldangel

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« Reply #321 on: 12-06-2013 16:48 »

Either you're a massive hypocrite or hanging around here has just devolved your civility into nothingness.

It's the first thing.
Also, he thinks he's the forum cop, which is as adorable as it is pathetic.
Gorky

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« Reply #322 on: 12-06-2013 17:15 »

I'm finally going to try to get into this series.  I've seen random episodes since I was about 8, but never truly gave it the attention so many people seem to think it deserves.  I have Season 4 coming in through Netflix, hopefully this'll be good.   smile

I'd say go up to Season 12, then stop watching after. The show gets really bad in Season 13.

I may be alone in this opinion, but I think season 13 is pretty good. This may just be some of my own sentimentality or nostalgia kicking in--I really got into the series in 2002, when season 13 was airing--but there are a lot of episodes from that year that I really enjoy. "The Parent Rap," "The Blunder Years," "She of Little Faith," "Jaws Wired Shut," "Half-Decent Proposal," "Tales From the Public Domain," "Blame it On Lisa," "Little Girl in the Big Ten," and "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" are all pretty good, I think, though I would say that everything else is kind of hit-or-miss.

That said, I think season 14 is far worse than season 13, but season 15 is actually quite strong. It is after that point, in my opinion, that things start to go to shit. I've mentioned this before, but I think if you watch seasons 1 through 15 and cap it all off with the movie, you wind up with an ultimately favorable impression of the series. That would be my viewing suggestion to BPB11.
stum

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« Reply #323 on: 12-06-2013 17:17 »

Also, he thinks he's the forum cop, which is as adorable as it is pathetic.

No I don't. What are you talking about?
coldangel

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« Reply #324 on: 12-06-2013 18:07 »

Are you fucking kidding me?
stum

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« Reply #325 on: 12-06-2013 20:05 »

When have I ever claimed to be the 'forum cop'?  And what does that even mean?
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #326 on: 12-06-2013 20:29 »

 You don't have to claim anything, you're carless posting actions gave you the sarcastic title of the "forum cop."
totalnerduk

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« Reply #327 on: 12-06-2013 21:25 »
« Last Edit on: 12-06-2013 21:39 »

You don't have to claim anything, you're carless posting actions gave you the sarcastic title of the "forum cop."

Your. That was a careless mistake. roll eyes

Additionally, note the spelling of "careless".
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #328 on: 12-06-2013 21:34 »

 Why tell me what I already know

Shame on me, shame on me  no no
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #329 on: 12-06-2013 22:09 »

Are you fucking kidding me?

I don't think Stum has ever told a joke, so chances are he was not joking.

When have I ever claimed to be the 'forum cop'?  And what does that even mean?

It's time for story time, Stum! Once upon a time, there was a person named Stum who pointed out people's flaws, bashed their opinions, and created pointless threads, all from the comfort of behind a computer screen! This made people very sad, especially considering the fact that he thought he was being helpful, but really nobody wanted his " help." Stum then decided to stop acting like a dumb noob, and become a good peeler like Beamer, Coldangel, or tnuk! It made everyone very happy. The End.

(Moral of the story: Stum, just quit it. This is the last thing I'm saying. )
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #330 on: 12-06-2013 22:35 »

Fry Becomes a Stum
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #331 on: 12-07-2013 01:43 »

 Haha, for a second I thought you were talking about stum, but then I realized you must have been talking about http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/stum?s=t.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #332 on: 12-07-2013 02:13 »
« Last Edit on: 12-07-2013 02:15 »

They do the cutaway thing now and Family Guy started that first.

So the Simpsons can't do at least a couple cutaways?
I have watched the Simpsons a lot and I highly doubt that they would use cutaways, if they would I would only expect a couple person quarter of a season.

{EDIT}

Crap, thought I was on the recent page  hmpf.

Well to stay on topic, "The Kid is All Right" was a perfect example of the Modern Simpsons episodes, trying to make Lisa relevant with a crappy plot..the usual..
tyraniak

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« Reply #333 on: 12-07-2013 02:24 »

I rarely watch the show, but I've seen them do a few cutaways. They actually did quite a few of them during seasons 3, 4, and 5, when the show was slightly longer
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« Reply #334 on: 12-07-2013 16:02 »

Haha, for a second I thought you were talking about stum, but then I realized you must have been talking about http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/stum?s=t.

Fry Becomes a Cop

Stum Becomes a Forum Cop

Try again.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #335 on: 12-07-2013 19:24 »

I rarely watch the show, but I've seen them do a few cutaways. They actually did quite a few of them during seasons 3, 4, and 5, when the show was slightly longer
Slightly stronger? Don't you mean ALOT stronger?

Anyways, I keep on reading stuff like the new The Simpsons are trying to be like Family Guy, which I kind of agree with to an extent. Alot of points people come up with are just stupid, like their jokes are becoming much like Family Guy's. I agree with that a little, but the examples people have to prove that are always stupid, and doesn't necessarily prove anything. Like one included Homer tip-toeing to his hammock, farting. It's stupid, but I wouldn't call it a FG rip. PLENTY of other shows do jokes like that, not just family guy.

Another example is how The Simpsons will sometimes poke fun at other cultures. I disagree with this one, because The Simpsons has ALWAYS poked fun at many cultures. Although nowadays when they do it, it's very bland, unfunny and leaves nothing to the imagination.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #336 on: 12-07-2013 19:35 »

Heh, he said longer, not stronger.
tyraniak

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« Reply #337 on: 12-07-2013 20:07 »

I'm not sure how that could've been misinterpretted, but yeah, on the DVD commentaries, they mentioned at the time the show was about a minute or so longer in length, so they occasionally added a few side jokes as filler
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« Reply #338 on: 12-07-2013 20:52 »

I think the last time The Simpsons used cutaways was Viva Ned Flanders in Season 10, which was roughly the same time Family Guy aired if I recall.
stum

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« Reply #339 on: 12-07-2013 21:13 »

Family Guy started on January 31 1999, after Sunday Cruddy Sunday.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #340 on: 12-07-2013 22:41 »

The Simpsons has always occasionally used cutaways. Season 4 has a ridiculous amount of them.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #341 on: 12-07-2013 22:45 »

Heh, he said longer, not stronger.
Damn it, I thought he meant stronger. I knew something sounded far-fetched there. I never knew that the episode times were longer for the original seasons. I knew that Futurama's were shortened after the revival, but never knew that the same happened with The Simpsons.

And yeah, I don't exactly remember the last time I've seen The Simpsons do a cutaway. It's been that long.
stum

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« Reply #342 on: 12-07-2013 23:38 »

In Homerland they did a cutaway gag with Homer's southern drawl.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #343 on: 12-07-2013 23:55 »

In Homerland they did a cutaway gag with Homer's southern drawl.
I meant a good cutaway!
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #344 on: 12-08-2013 04:58 »

Family Guy got its cut-away schtick from The Simpsons. It's just that The Simpsons did it a lot more sparingly and it wasn't usually irrelevant to the plot, like it is in Family Guy. They also didn't have non-canon memories, but Family Guy didn't, exactly, to begin with, either.


Family Guy just basically said "Hey, let's make a whole show of those bits".
Beamer

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« Reply #345 on: 12-08-2013 08:20 »

Yeah, The Simpsons made a conscious effort to steer clear of the cutaway jokes after Family Guy came out. Season 4 in particular is full of them.
Beamer

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« Reply #346 on: 12-10-2013 01:24 »

BUMP.

This week's episode may very well make my bottom 5 ever. That was just fucking painful to watch. hmpf
tyraniak

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« Reply #347 on: 12-10-2013 01:44 »

yeah, I thought of this thread when I saw their terrible Spongebob cutaway joke
Beamer

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« Reply #348 on: 12-10-2013 01:56 »

All the cutaways were terrible. What the fuck was that Irish Krusty shit, and why did they keep going back to it? This episode was a fucking train wreck.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #349 on: 12-10-2013 01:58 »

I don't watch any new Simpsons anymore, mainly because I assume that they're all as terrible as this one sounds to be. What was this episode's plot, anyways?
Beamer

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« Reply #350 on: 12-10-2013 02:01 »

www.google.com roll eyes

I didn't actually think this season was THAT bad up to this point. It had been sub-par by overall Simpsons standards, but hadn't had any aggressively awful episodes like the last few seasons... Until now. no no
stum

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« Reply #351 on: 12-10-2013 02:04 »

When Principal Skinner says the school's best behaved pupils are going to get a free ride in a submarine, Bart works to become a model student. Meanwhile, Lisa tells Krusty to sell the foreign rights to his shows to earn more money.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #352 on: 12-10-2013 02:29 »

All the cutaways were terrible. What the fuck was that Irish Krusty shit, and why did they keep going back to it? This episode was a fucking train wreck.

Isn't that the case with EVERY Simpsons episode nowadays? roll eyes
Beamer

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« Reply #353 on: 12-10-2013 02:50 »

No, normally they're just incredibly bland and lame... I actively wanted to punch this episode in the face.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #354 on: 12-10-2013 03:01 »

I think I'll join you Beamer. This was one of the worst episodes of The Simpsons I've ever watched. I mean I've defended some of the newer eps from Seasons 20-23, but this Season has been a shitfest the whole way through, except for like one, maybe 2 episodes, just like last season. Hell, even last season had a few decent episodes (which still suck compared to Original Simpsons).

Not to act like this is anything new......But this Season's been actively bad. Not really much of a milestone, since it's Season 25 and all.....  roll eyes
Beamer

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« Reply #355 on: 12-10-2013 03:06 »

I liked the first few episodes. frown
SolidSnake

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« Reply #356 on: 12-10-2013 03:09 »

Homerbad sucked arse hairs, as Cyber-T said. That treehouse of Horror was one of the worst yet, once again. And Labor Pains did nothing for me, sadly. The rest, were all pretty meh. But this one topped the cake with awfulness. Whoever wrote it should be fired ASAP.
Beamer

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« Reply #357 on: 12-10-2013 03:19 »

I haven't watched Homerland yet as my girlfriend and I were saving it as a funny lead-in for when we start season 3 of Homeland, but I genuinely thought that this season's Treehouse of Horror was one of the best in years (save for the last segment).

As for Four Regrettings and a Funeral, YOLO, Labor Pains and The Kid is All Right, they were all pretty average, but they each got a few laughs out of me, which is more than I can say about the majority of seasons 21-24.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #358 on: 12-10-2013 03:19 »

When Principal Skinner says the school's best behaved pupils are going to get a free ride in a submarine, Bart works to become a model student. Meanwhile, Lisa tells Krusty to sell the foreign rights to his shows to earn more money.
Ugh, this one sound terrible. Who the heck thought that this was an even relatively good idea for an episode? Seems to me that they aren't even trying at this point.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #359 on: 12-10-2013 05:09 »

Actually, I thought it sounded like it had the momentum to be pretty good. On paper. The episode itself, just blew chunks though. But you didn't even watch the episode MRM. So therefor, go watch it before even trying to rant on it. Because it's pointless to rant on something you've never watched.
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