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Beamer

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« Reply #400 on: 01-03-2014 04:37 »

There's more than one Simpsons wiki. Maybe you're thinking of simpsons.wikia.com?

Nah. I used to read the Simpsons Wikia, but stopped when I discovered Wikisimpsons. From what I've seen, Wikisimpsons has more information (for example, the episode credits pages actually extend beyond the writer and the director).

Yeah, Simpsons Wikia is pretty week. The individual episode articles on Wikipedia are more thorough than them. hmpf
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #401 on: 01-04-2014 14:07 »

So maybe this is just me, but I feel like Homer's a huge douche in some season 9 episodes. I know Scully-era episodes have gained criticism for being less emotional, but I feel like it's a big difference in Homer's characterization.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #402 on: 01-04-2014 21:26 »
« Last Edit on: 01-04-2014 21:38 »

Give me an example of him being a douche in season 9 and I bet I can find an example of him being a bigger douche in an earlier season. Maybe not, but I'm willing to bet.

Refer to this post:
Lambda

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« Reply #403 on: 01-04-2014 23:26 »

Did anyone else notice hypnotoad in the 2056 scene of "The Kid is All Right"?
SolidSnake

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« Reply #404 on: 01-05-2014 05:22 »

I just got around to watching Homer at the Bat, an episode I never really had the chance to watch. I kept hearing alot of good things about it so I watched it and....

I loved it, one of my favorite episodes now.
Beamer

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« Reply #405 on: 01-05-2014 06:05 »

Give me an example of him being a douche in season 9 and I bet I can find an example of him being a bigger douche in an earlier season. Maybe not, but I'm willing to bet.

Generally though, aside from the Flanders stuff (which has been a running joke since the early years), and Frank Grimes' death (which doesn't exactly count as Grimes was always intended to be an interloper, and therefore more of a comedy prop than a fully fleshed-out character, let alone Homer's Enemy being a relatively stand-alone episode in terms of its darker tone), Homer would always either learn his lesson or get some sort of comeuppance by the end of the episode. Season 9 was where this started to cease.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #406 on: 01-05-2014 06:27 »

You're wrong! And I'll prove it! Once I'm not too lazy...

God I hate when people call me on shit...
SolidSnake

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« Reply #407 on: 01-05-2014 06:28 »

Give me an example of him being a douche in season 9 and I bet I can find an example of him being a bigger douche in an earlier season. Maybe not, but I'm willing to bet.

Generally though, aside from the Flanders stuff (which has been a running joke since the early years), and Frank Grimes' death (which doesn't exactly count as Grimes was always intended to be an interloper, and therefore more of a comedy prop than a fully fleshed-out character, let alone Homer's Enemy being a relatively stand-alone episode in terms of its darker tone), Homer would always either learn his lesson or get some sort of comeuppance by the end of the episode. Season 9 was where this started to cease.
If I recall, Trash of the Titans supports that claim, fully.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #408 on: 01-05-2014 22:14 »

Give me an example of him being a douche in season 9 and I bet I can find an example of him being a bigger douche in an earlier season. Maybe not, but I'm willing to bet.

Generally though, aside from the Flanders stuff (which has been a running joke since the early years), and Frank Grimes' death (which doesn't exactly count as Grimes was always intended to be an interloper, and therefore more of a comedy prop than a fully fleshed-out character, let alone Homer's Enemy being a relatively stand-alone episode in terms of its darker tone), Homer would always either learn his lesson or get some sort of comeuppance by the end of the episode. Season 9 was where this started to cease.
If I recall, Trash of the Titans supports that claim, fully.

I'd say it goes as early as The Cartridge Family actually, which is the first Scully episode.
Beamer

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« Reply #409 on: 01-06-2014 01:55 »

His assholey behaviour in The Cartridge Family and The Trash of the Titans as least serves a purpose, satire-wise. It's not always pleasant to watch, but at least the show had a point to make. In later-era Scully episodes, the episodes are largely meaningless, making Jerkass Homer even more insufferable.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #410 on: 01-06-2014 02:15 »
« Last Edit on: 01-06-2014 02:36 »

I guess I can agree with you to an extent, Beamer.

Anywho, watching the new ep, I'm sort of liking the writing style of the first acts again. They introduce the plot and everything just like Earlier Episodes. And I'll admit, this was a great episode (By New Simpsons Standards.) (By old Simpsons Standards, it was either mediocre or barely passable). I laughed out loud on MORE THAN ONE occasion, which is rare, and I actually enjoyed the story! Of course my main gripe on the episode, is the stupid axe reference, guest stars, The Nascar cutaway was pretty dumb, and ending. The ending pretty much sucked though, which is sad. I was enjoying the rest of the episode too.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #411 on: 01-06-2014 04:26 »

* JoshTheater shivers.

I think I can safely say that season 18's Yokel Chords was the worst episode of the entire series up until that point. My back hurts from perpetual cringing. It's so bad that I vaguely recall seeing it when it aired but I'm quite certain I repressed the memory. I wish I could destroy every physical and digital copy of that episode so that nobody is every subjected to it again.

I'm not looking forward to upcoming episodes which are worse.
Beamer

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« Reply #412 on: 01-06-2014 04:45 »

* JoshTheater shivers.

I think I can safely say that season 18's Yokel Chords was the worst episode of the entire series up until that point. My back hurts from perpetual cringing. It's so bad that I vaguely recall seeing it when it aired but I'm quite certain I repressed the memory. I wish I could destroy every physical and digital copy of that episode so that nobody is every subjected to it again.

I'm not looking forward to upcoming episodes which are worse.

Just you wait until the one about Moe's bar rag!
SolidSnake

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« Reply #413 on: 01-06-2014 05:39 »

Josh, you're going to need to be tied to a chair to watch the rest of these episodes, because they truly are crap. And I wanna run away every time a Season 17-Present episode airs. Unless I recall seeing it, and liking it (Rare, but happens).
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #414 on: 01-06-2014 22:07 »

I'd agree that the new episode was good by modern Simpsons' standards, but that doesn't mean that it didn't absolutely suck.

The first act had some decent-ish jokes in there which is more than I can say about the show, usually.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #415 on: 01-07-2014 00:21 »

* JoshTheater shivers.

I think I can safely say that season 18's Yokel Chords was the worst episode of the entire series up until that point. My back hurts from perpetual cringing. It's so bad that I vaguely recall seeing it when it aired but I'm quite certain I repressed the memory. I wish I could destroy every physical and digital copy of that episode so that nobody is every subjected to it again.

I'm not looking forward to upcoming episodes which are worse.

Care to explain why? I remember that episode being sadly touching but it's been a while since I've seen it.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #416 on: 01-07-2014 01:29 »

Wait a sec!

J. Stewart Burns wrote the latest episode. No wonder why it was a better offering than this whole season.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #417 on: 01-07-2014 16:37 »

Well, Steal This Episode was all about current issues of movies, but it was great. It was well done and had lots of fairly good jokes, also a good satire for once.

Now only if they could make as good episode with simple and more general story.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #418 on: 01-07-2014 21:59 »
« Last Edit on: 01-07-2014 22:01 »

I also watched it, first time in about 10 seasons... wow, has it been that long?
Is it possible I've watched less than half of the entire show now?!
How does that affect my Simpsons fan status?
SolidSnake

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« Reply #419 on: 01-07-2014 22:30 »

How does that affect my Simpsons fan status?
Still as good as before.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #420 on: 01-07-2014 22:39 »

I also watched it, first time in about 10 seasons... wow, has it been that long?
Is it possible I've watched less than half of the entire show now?!
How does that affect my Simpsons fan status?

Let's just say there are more episodes that are garbage now than there are good.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #421 on: 01-07-2014 22:59 »

I also watched it, first time in about 10 seasons... wow, has it been that long?
Is it possible I've watched less than half of the entire show now?!
How does that affect my Simpsons fan status?

Let's just say there are more episodes that are garbage now than there are good.

Amen, brother.
Most of the episodes are forgettable now.
Beamer

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« Reply #422 on: 01-08-2014 02:44 »

Steal This Episode was fantastic. Genuinely funny the whole way through, somewhat original storyline (at least for The Simpsons, anyway) and the guest stars weren't as overused as I was worried they'd be. Easily the best episode since The Day the Earth Stood Cool (oh crap, we've gotten our one token good episode of the season out of the way already frown).
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #423 on: 01-12-2014 01:17 »

So maybe this is just me, but I feel like Homer's a huge douche in some season 9 episodes. I know Scully-era episodes have gained criticism for being less emotional, but I feel like it's a big difference in Homer's characterization.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #424 on: 01-12-2014 04:20 »

Because of the higher than usual regard for 'Steal this Episode', I decided to watch it, and I must say it was pretty good, and exceeded my expectations. It was funny, and had a clever satire storyline, two things I enjoy seeing from Simpsons. Afterwards, I watched that Submarine one I complained about a few pages back, and it was as bad as I thought it'd be. The Skinner dream/song felt uneeded, along with pretty much the entire story, really. Lastly, I watched the most recent Christmas episode (Sorry I don't remember the names to most of these), and overall it was pretty average. It was funny and creative enough, but felt a little dragging to me at points. All in all, though, they were still entertaining, and I don't regret watching them.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #425 on: 01-13-2014 02:10 »
« Last Edit on: 01-13-2014 02:21 »

This new Simpsons episode is already feeling promising.
Breaking the fourth wall at the start when they killed off Radioactive Man.

I don't know why but I could smell a Futurama reference coming a mile away in this episode.
If not, a Bongo Comics reference.

* MP  takes deep breathes

MR. SPARKLE REFERENCE.

Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #426 on: 01-13-2014 15:54 »

This week's episode was fucking atrocious. Utterly cliched story jam-packed with all sorts of racist tropes, and the end result was just painful to sit through. I mean, my expectations for modern Simpsons are pretty low, but god damn. Ignoring the fact that we've already had more than one "Comic Book Guy finds love" episode, and they've all been terrible thus far - why retread those waters again?
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #427 on: 01-13-2014 16:15 »

It was fairly interesting and had basically good story. With all the references and overall craziness, it wasn't very good, but not too bad either.
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #428 on: 01-13-2014 17:49 »

They replaced Milo's original voice actor, Jack Black, with Maurice LaMarche, hm...
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #429 on: 01-13-2014 17:51 »

Why even bother bringing the character back? Husbands and Knives was a fucking terrible episode too. no no
wu_konguk

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« Reply #430 on: 01-13-2014 18:32 »

While not a great episode by any stretch of the imagination, it still  had more nerdy references in it's first five minuets than another so called geek show has in a full season (for shame Big Bang Theory for shame)
SolidSnake

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« Reply #431 on: 01-14-2014 02:43 »

Yeah, I kinda avoided watching this one. It was on in the background, and nothing about it drew my attention. Except for that Comic Book Guy song. That was actually decent-ish.

I knew it was going to be a bad ep from a mile away.
DurinsonofDurin

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« Reply #432 on: 01-17-2014 21:56 »

I really liked it. I've been waiting for a Radioactive Man episode for years now, and if this is the best I'll get, I'll say that I am disappointed, but the short segment was pretty darn good. Also, I liked this episode a lot.
tyraniak

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« Reply #433 on: 01-17-2014 22:54 »

I haven't seen much of this season, but one thing I've heard people mention is that there have been several callbacks to the classic era
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #434 on: 01-18-2014 00:46 »

It's a "yeah, we're not pretending we're as good as we used to be anymore" kind of season.
MeatablePie

Professor
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« Reply #435 on: 01-18-2014 00:51 »

It's a "yeah, we're not pretending we're as good as we used to be anymore" kind of season.

Wasn't that the case for the previous few seasons, too?
tyraniak

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« Reply #436 on: 01-18-2014 00:58 »

At least they're a little less on denial
Beamer

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« Reply #437 on: 01-20-2014 11:46 »



eek
MeatablePie

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« Reply #438 on: 01-20-2014 14:41 »



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Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #439 on: 01-20-2014 21:00 »
« Last Edit on: 01-20-2014 21:02 »


 eek
Everyone else was doing it, I just wanted to be cool!  cry
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