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Mr Snrub

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« Reply #80 on: 10-27-2013 00:15 »

They've said the character will be retired. I kind of hope she's killed. In a tasteful way, of course. Try and prove the show can still do emotion.
Jarvio

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« Reply #81 on: 10-27-2013 00:39 »

They've said the character will be retired. I kind of hope she's killed. In a tasteful way, of course. Try and prove the show can still do emotion.

Nah, they wont kill the character off - at least I doubt it anyway, seeing as they're killing someone else off.

Any more rumours on who that might be btw?

I'm thinking it's between:
Abe
Apu
Barney
Bob

Only thing is, Bob (my original prediction) I'm starting to think may actually be safe, purely because they did the whole sideshow bob is dead thing in FFAF.

And Apu, seeing as he's the father of 8 babies, he might survive.

I'm leaning towards Barney to be honest... Could be Abe but I think he's too obvious a choice. Barney dying from an alcohol-related illness would make for a powerful story.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #82 on: 10-27-2013 00:55 »

Season 12:

Treehouse of Horror XI - 7.5/10
A Tale of Two Springfields - 7.5/10
Insane Clown Poppy - 7/10
Lisa the Tree Hugger - 7/10
Homer vs. Dignity - 7/10
The Computer Wore Menace Shoes - 6/10 (worst)
The Great Money Caper - 6/10
Skinner's Sense of Snow - 7/10
HOMR - 7/10
Pokey Mom - 7/10
Worst Episode Ever - 6.5/10
Tennis the Menace - 6.5/10
Day of the Jackanapes - 7/10
New Kids on the Blechh - 6.5/10
Hungry Hungry Homer - 7/10
Bye Bye Nerdie - 6.5/10
Simpson Safari - 6.5/10
Trilogy of Error - 8/10 (best)
I'm Goin' to Praiseland - 6.5/10
Children of a Lesser Clod - 7/10
Simpson Tall Tales - 6.5/10
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #83 on: 10-27-2013 01:44 »

This presumably means that we'll never see Bart in class again, though, which is a bit strange - that's going to make things harder for the writers, surely?

Unless they bring a new teacher in or finally put him into the next grade, like I suggested - though, that would also require Lisa being moved forwards and getting a new teacher.

Marcia Wallace's passing isn't just going to affect Bart's school life- they have lost the new dynamic of having Bart's teacher as the Simpson's neighbor as well.

While I don't know how they will address Wallace's passing, I cannot foresee them graduating the Simpsons kids up a grade level. It is not like the Simpsons to age up other than with the times, but hey, it's been twenty-five years. Apparently, the "Holidays of Futures Passed" flash-forward Christmas episode was so successful that they are making another episode based off of that future focusing on Bart's failed marriage with "Future Drama"'s Jenda, so maybe a little aging could be called for. Then again, the creative team joked that the day we see Bart's eleventh birthday is the omen for the end of The Simpsons.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #84 on: 10-27-2013 01:52 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2013 01:55 »

Season 12:

Treehouse of Horror XI - 7.5/10
A Tale of Two Springfields - 7.5/10
Insane Clown Poppy - 7/10
Lisa the Tree Hugger - 7/10
Homer vs. Dignity - 7/10
The Computer Wore Menace Shoes - 6/10 (worst)
The Great Money Caper - 6/10
Skinner's Sense of Snow - 7/10
HOMR - 7/10
Pokey Mom - 7/10
Worst Episode Ever - 6.5/10
Tennis the Menace - 6.5/10
Day of the Jackanapes - 7/10
New Kids on the Blechh - 6.5/10
Hungry Hungry Homer - 7/10
Bye Bye Nerdie - 6.5/10
Simpson Safari - 6.5/10
Trilogy of Error - 8/10 (best)
I'm Goin' to Praiseland - 6.5/10
Children of a Lesser Clod - 7/10
Simpson Tall Tales - 6.5/10

So... does Season 12 fall into the good pile or bad pile of Simpsons seasons after re-watch?

EDIT - That makes Trilogy of Error your final 8/10 rated episode for The Simpsons, right?
Jarvio

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« Reply #85 on: 10-27-2013 02:19 »

Season 12:

Treehouse of Horror XI - 7.5/10
A Tale of Two Springfields - 7.5/10
Insane Clown Poppy - 7/10
Lisa the Tree Hugger - 7/10
Homer vs. Dignity - 7/10
The Computer Wore Menace Shoes - 6/10 (worst)
The Great Money Caper - 6/10
Skinner's Sense of Snow - 7/10
HOMR - 7/10
Pokey Mom - 7/10
Worst Episode Ever - 6.5/10
Tennis the Menace - 6.5/10
Day of the Jackanapes - 7/10
New Kids on the Blechh - 6.5/10
Hungry Hungry Homer - 7/10
Bye Bye Nerdie - 6.5/10
Simpson Safari - 6.5/10
Trilogy of Error - 8/10 (best)
I'm Goin' to Praiseland - 6.5/10
Children of a Lesser Clod - 7/10
Simpson Tall Tales - 6.5/10

So... does Season 12 fall into the good pile or bad pile of Simpsons seasons after re-watch?

EDIT - That makes Trilogy of Error your final 8/10 rated episode for The Simpsons, right?

I personally think that both seasons 11 and 12 were like the transition from good to bad... I consider 3-9 the golden years, with 10 and 2 being next best, and I respect 1 for what it is. Started to go down hill from 11 onwards. But having said that, 11 and 12 now remain in the better half, just because 13 onwards is goddam awful. Sad really.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #86 on: 10-27-2013 04:40 »

R.I.P. Marcia Wallace. You were a wonderful voice actor for all 25 years you voiced Edna and will be missed dearly. I'm kind of hoping they do an episode where Edna dies and with Bart, Bart's classroom, Ned, and Skinner's reaction shown in the rest of the episode, but unless the writers can handle it really well, I'd rather they just kept Edna a silent character for the rest of the series.
Beamer

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« Reply #87 on: 10-27-2013 05:56 »


Not sure if you could call it major, but Doris Grau at least deserves a mention here.

Anyway, this is very sad news indeed. Especially so soon after the story developments with her character, and the whole "Bart living next-door to his teacher" plot, which was brilliant in concept but had yet to be utilised to its full potential. I hope the writers handle it well. frown
SolidSnake

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« Reply #88 on: 10-27-2013 07:28 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2013 08:08 »

I don't see anything magnificent coming from this Edna death thing. Maybe a Season 26 episode, or a chalkboard gag. But still.

The Simpsons never handled Character Deaths well. And I agree with Beamer, about the Next-Door teacher thing could have been used to its advantage. But alas, these new writers are just too damn stupid.

I mean they miss so many good opportunities. Yes, The Simpsons still have a ton of good opportunities where it's at right now. Joke-wise, not so sure. But plot-wise, or running-gag wise, it sure as hell does.

And it's fucking sad just to see a bunch of good opportunities go down the toilet. The Simpsons could be at least good, and noteworthy again. Maybe not anything like Seasons 1-10, but just a step or two behind there. They could finally up the grade levels of Bart and Lisa to 4th grade and 5th grade, and make way for a good running gag for Bart's new teacher. Not a crappy unmemorable one, which I fear is going to be the case if they do that.

This Season seems to be interesting, to say the least. It has a good chock of crappy ideas, but then a good chock of decent ideas that I HOPE will be put to good use (doubt that'll happen).

I actually think Simpsorama may in fact, be a good episode. I'm not saying this because Maurice Lamarche loved the script, but I'm pretty much judging J. Stewart Burns' work in general.

It seems that when he writes an episode with a good premise, he manages to have it execute brilliantly as well (Roswell that Ends Well, Futurama The Game had an awesome story, and Holidays of Future Passed). But when he's confronted with a neutral or crappy idea, he fucks it up (Cryonic Woman, Neutopia, and everything else he wrote on The Simpsons). Of course, it's just my judging and Simpsorama may eventually make my judging be no more than a sad, pathetic excuse of defending a crossover.

Also, I'm excited for the kodos and kang planet episode. It's being directed by david silverman, who apparently hasn't directed a non-treehouse-of-hour episode since Season 7, but has supervised episodes of the modern-era and such. And it's being written by Al Jean, who hasn't written an episode since Season 12. Just that combo gives me hope for a good episode. I hope it doesn't disappoint, even though it probably isn't going to air until 4 weeks. And it could disappoint, which would really, really suck.

Anyways, lets just cross our fingers and hope for the best.

Oh, and in complete honesty, If I had the option whether to cancel The Simpsons or Family Guy, I'd cancel Family Guy. It's just gotten so awful to where it's unbearable. It's like a 10 year old kid slapped these new episodes together. Since Season 4, it's been slowly getting worse. It hasn't been funny in over 5 years now. And enough is just enough. The Simpsons, also needs the cancellation in my opinion,. But FG needs it more. New Simpsons isn't good at all, but I'd much rather watch a crappy new episode of that then watch any FG episode from Seasons 7-present. The people who write it gave up entirely on having any kind of story, and mainly throw in boring-ass filler shit. At least The Simpsons still have a chance of becoming pretty good again, while Family Guy pretty much has no hope whatsoever.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #89 on: 10-27-2013 10:43 »

This presumably means that we'll never see Bart in class again, though, which is a bit strange - that's going to make things harder for the writers, surely?

Unless they bring a new teacher in or finally put him into the next grade, like I suggested - though, that would also require Lisa being moved forwards and getting a new teacher.

Marcia Wallace's passing isn't just going to affect Bart's school life- they have lost the new dynamic of having Bart's teacher as the Simpson's neighbor as well.

While I don't know how they will address Wallace's passing, I cannot foresee them graduating the Simpsons kids up a grade level. It is not like the Simpsons to age up other than with the times, but hey, it's been twenty-five years. Apparently, the "Holidays of Futures Passed" flash-forward Christmas episode was so successful that they are making another episode based off of that future focusing on Bart's failed marriage with "Future Drama"'s Jenda, so maybe a little aging could be called for. Then again, the creative team joked that the day we see Bart's eleventh birthday is the omen for the end of The Simpsons.

They've aged characters up by a single year, in the past, though - or more. We've seen birthdays and all sorts of things like that. Homer was 36 at the start of the show, if I recall, and he's something like 39, now.

Season 12:

Treehouse of Horror XI - 7.5/10
A Tale of Two Springfields - 7.5/10
Insane Clown Poppy - 7/10
Lisa the Tree Hugger - 7/10
Homer vs. Dignity - 7/10
The Computer Wore Menace Shoes - 6/10 (worst)
The Great Money Caper - 6/10
Skinner's Sense of Snow - 7/10
HOMR - 7/10
Pokey Mom - 7/10
Worst Episode Ever - 6.5/10
Tennis the Menace - 6.5/10
Day of the Jackanapes - 7/10
New Kids on the Blechh - 6.5/10
Hungry Hungry Homer - 7/10
Bye Bye Nerdie - 6.5/10
Simpson Safari - 6.5/10
Trilogy of Error - 8/10 (best)
I'm Goin' to Praiseland - 6.5/10
Children of a Lesser Clod - 7/10
Simpson Tall Tales - 6.5/10

So... does Season 12 fall into the good pile or bad pile of Simpsons seasons after re-watch?

EDIT - That makes Trilogy of Error your final 8/10 rated episode for The Simpsons, right?

12 is definitely in the good pile for me, overall. I enjoyed it, mostly, even if it was noticeably weaker than most previous seasons.
And yeah, "Trilogy of Error" is the last episode I've given an 8/10, to. It's possible that I'll re-watch a few episodes and like them more, but I doubt it. I'm only going to rewatch season 13, to make sure that that is the point where it began to suck - and then all of the episodes I gave 6 or 7/10 to, in case I like them more, this time around.

I remembered 13 being the point where the show became simply awful for me, so that's going to be interesting.

I personally think that both seasons 11 and 12 were like the transition from good to bad... I consider 3-9 the golden years, with 10 and 2 being next best, and I respect 1 for what it is. Started to go down hill from 11 onwards. But having said that, 11 and 12 now remain in the better half, just because 13 onwards is goddam awful. Sad really.

I agree with this, more or less. I'd say that 3-8 are the true golden years of the show, but 1-2 and 9-12 are still good television, though 9-12 represents a transitional period, with 11 and 12, in particular, taking the show down the shitter.
I remember 13 being awful, but I'm going to rewatch it (or at least the start of it) in order to make sure.
Plus, I'm re-watching these with my girlfriend and she wants to witness the point where it became awful, herself.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #90 on: 10-27-2013 11:57 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2013 12:14 »

This graph I found on a blog is pretty accurate at showing the decline of The Simpsons:



EDIT - Cyber_turnip, would you be happy with The Simpsons again if it was back to Season 10 quality?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #91 on: 10-27-2013 13:50 »

The problem with IMDb's ratings for the episodes is that most episodes still get higher than a 6/10, when, honestly, I think most of the newer ones should be much, much, much lower.

But the general sense of the show not being good any more is obvious, there, which is good.


And yeah, I think I'd love it if the show got back to season 10's standards. I'd say that The Simpsons Movie was roughly on par with seasons 11 and 12 and I loved that. Or maybe, it was more on par with 10, I don't know.

The show's done just about as much damage to itself now as it possibly ever could, so that have them come back and do a few seasons that don't suck to end on, would be great. Although, then I'd be sad when it does eventually finish.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #92 on: 10-27-2013 14:54 »

They could finally up the grade levels of Bart and Lisa to 4th grade and 5th grade, and make way for a good running gag for Bart's new teacher. Not a crappy unmemorable one, which I fear is going to be the case if they do that.

Actually, Lisa's in second grade, so if the producers were to level the kids up a grade, she'd be in third grade.

And yeah, I think I'd love it if the show got back to season 10's standards. I'd say that The Simpsons Movie was roughly on par with seasons 11 and 12 and I loved that. Or maybe, it was more on par with 10, I don't know.

Yeah, I thought that Season 10 was one of the weakest of the 90's, but it's gold compared to what the show is doing now. I'd be happy if the new episodes compared to Season 10.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #93 on: 10-27-2013 15:31 »

I'm a few episodes into season 13, now, and it's definitely the turning point when the show became a load of crap.

"Treehouse of Horror XII" was OK, but every episode since is very poor. They're not actively awful, yet, but they're simply not funny in the slightest, any more.
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #94 on: 10-27-2013 16:25 »

Producers Plan on Retiring Mrs. Krabappel
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #95 on: 10-29-2013 20:29 »

I thought Season 14 was a little better than Season 13, but was still a very mediocre season.
Beamer

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« Reply #96 on: 10-30-2013 12:47 »

I'd be inclined to agree, purely because 14 had a couple of stand-outs and the bad episodes of 13 were fucking awful, but yeah, it's not a very wide margin.
Jarvio

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« Reply #97 on: 10-30-2013 19:14 »

Any word on this upcoming funeral episode? Whos funeral is it? Is this the 'major death' or something unrelated?
stum

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« Reply #98 on: 10-30-2013 19:34 »

Something unrelated. It'll probably be someone random like the guy who screams "OMG! THE PTA HAS DISBANDED!" or the "Nay" guy from Last Exit to Springfield.
Jarvio

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« Reply #99 on: 10-30-2013 19:39 »

Maybe it's Marvin Monroe, this time for real. lol
Beanoz4

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« Reply #100 on: 10-30-2013 22:39 »

It'll be the proper death, Fox highly suggests that it'll be Flanders that dies.


https://www.facebook.com/notes/fox/fox-november-programming/10153398431000557

"THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Four Regrettings and a Funeral”
Following the funeral of a beloved neighbor, four Springfielders are prompted to try and right past wrongs. Homer (Dan Castellaneta) regrets selling his Apple stock to buy a bowling ball; Marge (Julie Kavner) worries she caused Bart’s (Nancy Cartwright) rebellious streak; Mr. Burns (Harry Shearer) reminisces about a romance he gave up with a beautiful Parisian woman; and Kent Brockman (Shearer) admits he was too afraid to leave local news and follow his former partner, Rachel Maddow (guest-voicing as herself), to cable news. Also guest-voicing as himself in the all-new installment is football great Joe Namath."
SolidSnake

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« Reply #101 on: 11-02-2013 04:33 »

I don't know why, but after rewatching some episodes via DVD, since the websites are shut down, I've grown a soft spot for episodes like  "Stark Raving Dad", "Lisa's First Word", "Homer and Apu", "Lisa on Ice", "And Maggie Makes Three", "Mother Simpson", "Itchy Scratchy and Poochy Show", and "This Little Wiggy".

I consider them as one of the show's best, because they perfectly represent what kind of family The Simpsons are, and are usually good-spirited. They really knew how to suck you into the episode, or give you an insight to how supportive the family can be, and represent true character developing that could really make you care. Also, they really display how much of a doofus homer is, without making an episode centered on him doing stupid stuff to try and represent it, like in later seasons.

Now don't get me wrong. Monorail and Mr. Plow are both great episodes. But they just don't give me the comedic and emotional storytelling impact these episodes give me. Also, I feel Last Exit to Springfield is really overrated. It was a good episode. But not the show's best. Sorry, but it just isn't. It was funny, that's for sure. And the story was pretty good. The show has definitely done better since that episode though.
Beamer

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« Reply #102 on: 11-02-2013 04:40 »

I wouldn't consider The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show or This Little Wiggy to be "emotional" episodes (however excellent they may be), though I definitely agree with every other point made. smile
SolidSnake

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« Reply #103 on: 11-02-2013 04:48 »

I never exactly said they were emotional, but they do represent the best of The Simpsons. How? Well, The Itchy & Scratchy and Poochie show represents how The Simpsons will take pop-cultural events- This one being how they surpassed The Flintstones and becoming the longest running animated tv show- and create a perfect episode to represent the event. Also, it once again shows how Homer will really stand up for his dignity- This time being Homer's critically hated character Poochy.

As for "This Little Wiggy", it does have some form of emotional value. In the episode, it represents how Bart can relate to Ralph, and go from hating him, to caring for him as a friend somewhat. Then it sends Ralph off with a happy ending, having the Simpsons Family cheer him, in the kind of support I think I'd definitely remember seeing from The Simpsons.
Beamer

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« Reply #104 on: 11-02-2013 04:53 »

I never exactly said they were emotional, but they do represent the best of The Simpsons.

You referred to their "emotional storytelling impact" and the rest of the episodes listed were all arguably emotional ones, so it seemed a little weird. Still, no arguments from me about The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show. That's meta humour at its absolute finest, and one of the smartest episodes of the show in my opinion. Easily in my all-time top five. smile

This Little Wiggy is a little flawed but still very good (especially given how abysmal the writing for Ralph became shortly after this episode). Kinda pales in comparison to I Love Lisa, though.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #105 on: 11-02-2013 05:05 »
« Last Edit on: 11-02-2013 15:02 »

I've done a lot of rewatching lately, so I'll rate some more seasons.

Season 6

Bart of Darkness - 9/10
Lisa's Rival - 8.5/10
Another Simpsons Clip Show - 4/10 (worst)
Itchy & Scratchy Land - 8/10
Sideshow Bob Roberts - 8/10
Treehouse of Horror V - 9.5/10 (best)
Bart's Girlfriend - 8.5/10
Lisa on Ice - 8/10
Homer Badman - 8.5/10
Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy - 7.5/10
Fear of Flying - 8/10
Homer the Great - 7.5/10
And Maggie Makes Three - 9/10
Bart's Comet - 9/10
Homie the Clown - 7.5/10
Bart vs. Australia - 8.5/10
Homer vs. Patty and Selma - 8/10
A Star Is Burns - 8.5/10
Lisa's Wedding - 8/10
Two Dozen and One Greyhounds - 7.5/10
The PTA Disbands - 9/10
'Round Springfield - 7.5/10
The Springfield Connection - 8.5/10
Lemon of Troy - 8.5/10
Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One) - 9/10

Season 7

(Coming soon, I still have to rewatch a few episodes)

Season 8

Treehouse of Horror VII - 8.5/10
You Only Move Twice - 9/10
The Homer They Fall - 7/10
Burns, Baby Burns - 7.5/10
Bart After Dark - 7.5/10
A Milhouse Divided - 8.5/10
Lisa's Date with Density - 9/10
Hurricane Neddy - 8/10
El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer) - 7.5/10
The Springfield Files - 8/10
The Twisted World of Marge Simpson - 7.5/10
Mountain of Madness - 7.5/10
Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious - 6/10 (worst)
The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show - 8.5/10
Homer's Phobia - 7/10
Brother from Another Series - 8.5/10
My Sister, My Sitter - 8/10
Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment - 9.5/10
Grade School Confidential - 7.5/10
The Canine Mutiny - 7/10
The Old Man and the Lisa - 7.5/10
In Marge We Trust - 7/10
Homer's Enemy - 9.5/10 (best)
The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase - 6.5/10
The Secret War of Lisa Simpson - 7/10

Season 9

(I've reviewed this one already.)

Season 10


Lard of the Dance - 8.5/10
The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace - 7.5/10
Bart the Mother - 7/10
Treehouse of Horror IX - 8/10
When You Dish Upon a Star - 6/10 (worst)
D'oh-in in the Wind - 7/10
Lisa Gets an "A" - 9/10 (best)
Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble" - 7.5/10
Mayored to the Mob - 8.5/10
Viva Ned Flanders - 8.5/10
Wild Barts Can't Be Broken - 8/10
Sunday, Cruddy Sunday - 8/10
Homer to the Max - 8.5/10
I'm with Cupid - 7.5/10
Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers" - 8/10
Make Room for Lisa - 7.5/10
Maximum Homerdrive - 7.5/10
Simpsons Bible Stories - 8/10
Mom and Pop Art - 8/10
The Old Man and the "C" Student - 8/10
Monty Can't Buy Me Love - 7/10
They Saved Lisa's Brain - 8.5/10
Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo - 8.5/10
Beamer

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« Reply #106 on: 11-02-2013 11:38 »

Grade School Confidential - 7/10

Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers" - 8.5/10

... You had better be fucking grading on a curb, LMP. no no
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #107 on: 11-02-2013 14:33 »
« Last Edit on: 11-02-2013 14:36 »

What the hell? Yeah, I was tired when I made that list, as you can probably tell.

Fixed
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #108 on: 11-02-2013 14:40 »
« Last Edit on: 11-02-2013 14:46 »

Grade School Confidential - 7/10

Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers" - 8.5/10

... You had better be fucking grading on a curb, LMP. no no

The Classic era episodes aren't immune from me giving out fairly weak scores, either. For example, I didn't like Last Exit to Springfield as much as most people and think it's really overrated too. Grade School Confidential and Screaming Yellow Honkers are probably still an 8/10 for me, though.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #109 on: 11-02-2013 16:06 »
« Last Edit on: 11-02-2013 16:13 »

I've never understood the love for 'Last Exit', myself. I've always thought of it as a very average episode, as it never stood out to me. Sure, it was funny, but I don't think it was overall memorable enough to be a classic in my book.
I agree that 'The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie show' is one of the best, however. That was was very humorous (The new character Roy gag always makes me laugh) and very memorable.

I recently re-watched all of Season 1, so I figured I'd put my ratings for each episode here. I'll use LMP's Best and Worst system, by the way. Enjoy!

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (8/10)
Bart the Genius (8/10)
Homer's Odyssey (7/10)
There's No Disgrace Like Home (9/10)
Bart the General (7/10)
Moaning Lisa (6/10) Worst
The Call of the Simpsons (8/10)
The Telltale Head (9/10)
Life on the Fast Lane (7/10)
Homer's Night Out (9/10)
The Crepes of Wrath (9/10)
Krusty Gets Busted (10/10) Best
Some Enchanted Evening (10/10)
stum

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« Reply #110 on: 11-02-2013 16:47 »

ISP is quite emotional with Homer sad that nobody likes Poochie.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #111 on: 11-03-2013 00:37 »

Okay, I'm now making Season 5 my favorite season. Season 6 will stay as second-best. Season 4, 6, 7, and 8 were great as well. But 5 has to top the cake. I mean so many great musical scores, awesome episodes, and it's just so freaking memorable.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #112 on: 11-03-2013 13:42 »

Lost My Phone

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« Reply #113 on: 11-03-2013 14:35 »

Wait, Maggie isn't the character they're killing off? eek
stum

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« Reply #114 on: 11-03-2013 16:39 »

Just for the record, guys, tonight's episode isn't the death episode. This is proven by the fact that Al Jean said recently that the voice actors don't even know who's going to die yet.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #115 on: 11-04-2013 04:02 »

It totally was the death episode. The voice actors didn't know about it because they revealed the character through text. None of the spoken dialogue mentioned the character's "name".

I praised last season's finale, and now I will praise this episode. Best I've seen in over a decade. It was a well told story with a lot of funny gags. The Joe Paterno/Eugene Levy statue was hilarious.
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« Reply #116 on: 11-04-2013 04:13 »

I thought it was supposed to be a "major" character that was going to be killed off, though. The producers said that the character's voice actor had won an Emmy for voicing that character.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #117 on: 11-04-2013 04:40 »

So tonight's episode was the death episode? If it was, I may actually watch it.
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« Reply #118 on: 11-04-2013 04:49 »
« Last Edit on: 11-04-2013 04:51 »

If it was, then we were misled by the producers.


This character does not fit the clues that we were given by the show's producers. So if this really was the death episode, then Mr. Jean stretched the truth quite a bit.
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« Reply #119 on: 11-04-2013 05:30 »

I saw the first 2 acts of this episode. Not a fan of it, like most of these new eps. I thought Homer dressed as Kiss in the flashback was really creepy, and unnecessary. Also, I actually kind of liked how there were 4 regrettings that played a part in the plot, like the title. It was actually a tad bit better than most of these bad new eps though. Nothing really good, of course. Just pretty decent.

I mean not all of these new eps are bad, just most of them. It actually improved a bit since Seasons 12-20, but still aren't really good though either though. Select ones will range from a little-tiny bit bad, to pretty decent.
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