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MJC

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« on: 01-01-2003 04:20 »

Does anyone thing that the simpsons are getting lamer and lamer. It seems there running out of ideas. They are not near as good as the previous seasons. They're just getting more pointless topics and filling them with as many guest starts as possible. And someone die hard simpson fans will probably disagree, but... accept the fact they need to finish, with the little dignity they have.  no no

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ZombieJesus

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« Reply #1 on: 01-01-2003 06:29 »

I don't think many people will disagree.
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« Reply #2 on: 01-01-2003 06:54 »

I think there's still some fuel left in the tank.

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« Reply #3 on: 01-01-2003 08:33 »

 
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Originally posted by MJC:
Does anyone thing that the simpsons are getting lamer and lamer. It seems there running out of ideas. They are not near as good as the previous seasons. They're just getting more pointless topics and filling them with as many guest starts as possible. And someone die hard simpson fans will probably disagree, but... accept the fact they need to finish, with the little dignity they have.   no no


After all, it's a show owned by FOX, remember?
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« Reply #4 on: 01-01-2003 09:08 »

Nah, The Simpsons are great  smile

TheVoices

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« Reply #5 on: 01-01-2003 09:18 »

the simpsons suck man, there so boring and the episodes are just lame, it should have ended ages ago

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« Reply #6 on: 01-01-2003 09:22 »

It's definately passed it's prime. 
M. Proctor

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« Reply #7 on: 01-01-2003 10:50 »

It has  frown the new eppies are like... you know. Though the old ones are great, awesome!!!
Hawk

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« Reply #8 on: 01-01-2003 10:53 »

What ^ said.
Smitty

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« Reply #9 on: 01-01-2003 10:54 »

They've got a lot of good ideas running around but the way they show up on screen is just awful!

Burn them!
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« Reply #10 on: 01-01-2003 11:10 »

The Simpson's are getting old and Knackery.If it keeps on going the same result of interest would be just like Episode 1 of Star Wars.Send the Old Horse to the Knackers.
Kryten

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« Reply #11 on: 01-01-2003 11:27 »

What the hell's a knacker?
Archie2K

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« Reply #12 on: 01-01-2003 11:33 »

I beg you not to ask that question!

Yes The Simpsons suck. They used to be witty and clever (well for an animated series anyway!) and great to watch. But the newest episodes are just jokefests, which is nothing bad really, just that the jokes just aren't funny any more. There still is the occasional gem, but they are few and far between.

Oh god, I'm far too tired to be coming out with rants like that.
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« Reply #13 on: 01-01-2003 11:45 »

What made the old episodes great was how many little jokes they always added. Remember when they used to make fun of Betamax all the time? I miss those little things!
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« Reply #14 on: 01-01-2003 11:47 »

 
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What the hell's a knacker?
Somene who used to kill Horses and make Glue out of there Earthly remains.


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« Reply #15 on: 01-01-2003 14:12 »

The Simpsons have diverged from making fun of family values and the dysfunctional family. All the stuff that happens in the episodes now seems outlandish. What happened to the episodes where everyday things like mini-golf competitions and grade school crushes are satirized? I don't think The Simpsons don't know the meaning of 'satire' anymore.
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« Reply #16 on: 01-01-2003 14:17 »

The Simpsons is getting more and more stale with every season that passes. I agree, it needs to stop before it becomes a parody of itself. They'll probably carry on for a few more seasons regardless, but I just wish they'd compress all those good ideas though a sifter and leave all the lumpy crap. That probably equals up to about one more season tops.

IMO the last *classic* episode was 'Trilogy of Error'  smile
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« Reply #17 on: 01-01-2003 14:19 »

Some of the worst episodes I 've seen:
The one where Bart and Milhouse take over the comic book store, the one with Venus and Vanessa Williams, and the Halloween one with the Dolphins taking over the world.
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« Reply #18 on: 01-01-2003 14:27 »

Name one other animated show with 14 years of continous popularity and fanbase.
Simpsons is King but you can only do so many ideas before you run out.
The new episodes still make me laugh though and I hate the way people say "Oh, give it a rest, enough already!" just because some episodes aren't as funny as the earlier ones:
What do you bloody expect!?! A show that's funny for ever? It's not gonna happen. You should be glad Simpsons is there at all, without it, this board wouldn't even be here.
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« Reply #19 on: 01-01-2003 14:35 »

The Simpsons has gone to pot over recent years. The new episodes are just dumb, the jokes are contrived and it just doesn't flow any more.
The Simpsons is a great show the old episodes ae great I just wish they would stop make new shite an tarnishing such a great show.
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« Reply #20 on: 01-01-2003 14:37 »

Recent Simpsons episodes just aren't as good. I think Season 15 may be the last one, as that is when the voice actor's contracts run out....I think. And plus there are too many celebrities going on it!
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« Reply #21 on: 01-01-2003 14:57 »

 
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Originally posted by ZombieJesus:
I don't think many people will disagree.

I disagree. Of course, the best thing to do would have been to end after season two or three... but the cash cow needs milking.

Stop now and start making feature films! I think it's too late for that now.

Smitty

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« Reply #22 on: 01-01-2003 15:15 »

^^^I think they should have carried on until season 9 then ended it. It was showing signs of flopping in season 8. 9 did have a bunch of great episodes but it was also the start of the hurt-Homer-every-episode age.
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« Reply #23 on: 01-01-2003 20:10 »

Season 10 still had some pretty funny episodes in it as well. "They Saved Lisa's Brain" is one of my all time favorites, plus "Viva Ned Flanders" is much better now that I see it in syndication.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #24 on: 01-01-2003 20:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
They used to be witty and clever (well for an animated series anyway!)

And you watch Futurama WHY?

The Simpsons lost the plot at about the same time Futurama started.  So Futurama gets axed.  roll eyes
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« Reply #25 on: 01-01-2003 20:50 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
I hate the way people say "Oh, give it a rest, enough already!" just because some episodes aren't as funny as the earlier ones:

Ok, good point, but i think that Simpsons has had its run. It's better for a show to die with some dignity, not to be squeezed dry.
 
 
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What do you bloody expect!?! A show that's funny for ever? It's not gonna happen.

Exactly, that is why people say Simpsons should end now! What a was to contradict yourself!

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« Reply #26 on: 01-01-2003 21:25 »

Yeah the Simpsons should of ended on a high about three seasons ago. If they just stop right now, they can still bow out with some dignity. Currently it's about as funny as Robbin Williams.
Cheetah_Girl

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« Reply #27 on: 01-01-2003 21:56 »

I don't watch the Simpson any more...
PCC Fred

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« Reply #28 on: 01-01-2003 22:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Cheetah_Girl:
I don't watch the Simpson any more...

Join the club.  I think I made it through to the start of season 13, after that I just couldn't be bothered.
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« Reply #29 on: 01-01-2003 22:51 »

i'll take bender giving birth to beer over marge getting breast implants any day

but really, like this hasn't been said before.. simpsons seasons 2-8 were great, but then they started to go downhill, with the occasional good episode. i think that seven consistently good seasons is a pretty good effort though.
Chump

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« Reply #30 on: 01-01-2003 22:54 »

You watch a new one and think... what was funny about that? Then you go back and remember one or two lines, usually gags that have nothing to do with the plot, and thats it.
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« Reply #31 on: 01-02-2003 00:00 »

You know, it's futurama's fault the simpsons suck today.  Around season 9 / 10, the simpsons started going downhill, which is when Matt Groening left to start Futurama.  He has almost no say in anything that is done on the Simpsons.  That's why Futurama rules, cause he has so much say so in the show.  Futurama is/was his baby, much like the Simpsons were.

You can almost tell when Matt G does infact help a new episode of the Simpsons.  Cause it doesn't suck that much and jokes go flawless.  The writing staff on the Simpsons just plain suck now.  They don't realize what they're doing is lame.  They think "it's funny like family guy is funny".


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« Reply #32 on: 01-02-2003 01:51 »

I have a ancient and I mean ancient Tape of the Simpson's (From 1992) and it's still watchable.You can see the funny early episdes are much better than the tired Horse that is the Simpson's today

What is it with me and Horse Jokes..?
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« Reply #33 on: 01-02-2003 02:42 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
Name one other animated show with 14 years of continous popularity and fanbase.

Name any serial television program with that kind of history.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #34 on: 01-02-2003 03:29 »

Dr.Who
Eastenders
Corination Street.

They aren't animated but their still quite long.
MJC

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« Reply #35 on: 01-02-2003 04:12 »

Ok...... cool thanks for you input. I probably agree with most of you (like in my first message) I think there getting lame. But it will be really sad to see them go. It seems that Matt Groening, is paying more attention to futurama but kept simpsons for the money, making merchandise, and stuff.
Guy

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« Reply #36 on: 01-02-2003 16:21 »

Yeah, the Simpsons was great, but it's had it's day, and the team should move on to new things.
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« Reply #37 on: 01-02-2003 17:03 »

Like Futurama
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« Reply #38 on: 01-02-2003 17:07 »

 
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Like Futurama

That made my heart stop for a half a second or so.
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« Reply #39 on: 01-02-2003 17:31 »

I lost complete interest when Homer had his mid-life crisis & began trying new occupations in every EP.

& they lessened Bart's role immensely & he was the only tolerable main character besides Homer.
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