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Juliet

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« Reply #40 on: 01-02-2003 17:36 »
« Last Edit on: 01-03-2003 00:00 »

Sky 1 is showing too much Simpsons I think they need to show less of them and not like 4 hours a day.

aslate

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« Reply #41 on: 01-02-2003 18:37 »

 
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Originally posted by MJC:
Matt Groening, is paying more attention to futurama but kept simpsons for the money, making merchandise, and stuff.

Wrong! It's FOX that keep the Simpsons for money, merchandise and stuff.
This 'name a show that's been going for 14 years and has a huge fan-base' isn't a good argument. They keep churning out episode after episode, that get watched only because The Simpsons has a reputation.
If The Simpsons suddenly became unprofitable, it would die instantly. FOX don't give a crap about popularity, they care about if a show makes them money.

Chump

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« Reply #42 on: 01-02-2003 21:13 »

What they gotta do is stop thinking of episodes that can fit in stars and start thinking of regular plot lines. And they can still be zany or weird... eg. The Carney episode was bizarre but good.
MJC

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« Reply #43 on: 01-03-2003 02:53 »

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Originally posted by aslate:
 Wrong! It's FOX that keep the Simpsons for money, merchandise and stuff.

Yeah your right. I think. Sorry. But Matt Groening, still makes them. He's probably got a contract. But he should stop agreeing to do them, because his ideas for the simpsons are gone.
Juliet

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« Reply #44 on: 01-03-2003 08:13 »

another thing I hate about what Sky 1 doing is like they show two episodes of The Simpsons then they show Malcum in the middle, King of the Hill, Futurama (Or whatever) then they show The Simpsons again. It's kind of annoying.

bartman

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« Reply #45 on: 01-03-2003 10:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
another thing I hate about what Sky 1 doing is like they show two episodes of The Simpsons then they show Malcum in the middle, King of the Hill, Futurama (Or whatever) then they show The Simpsons again. It's kind of annoying.


You want the PEELer's VS sky1, thats next door.


What chump has said is right, alot of the epsiodes in 11-12 which are at least watchable are the ones without guest stars, the one with REM in put them in so pointlessly and there was no need to have them in there.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #46 on: 01-03-2003 13:10 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
What a way to contradict yourself!
No I didn't, I agreed with myself in a completely different way.
Joe25

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« Reply #47 on: 01-04-2003 04:51 »

I can't really see the show getting any better over time.  It's definitely a shadow of its former self.  Lately, I used to tape the new episodes until I realized I don't watch them again.  I really hope Greoning & crew work on a new project if Futurama doesn't pull through.
eggsandwich

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« Reply #48 on: 01-04-2003 10:39 »

Yeeah .. the ol Simpsons are gettin' rather old & gettin' more .. how can i put it .. boring/confusing
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #49 on: 01-05-2003 13:25 »

I've got some bad news, although I guess to some it might be good news... The Simpsons have just been renewed, as of yesterday, for another 2 Seasons. It was alreday confirmed for 15 Seasons, and now there will be at least 17. How much longer can this show last, how many accidents does omer need before he'll die?
Impossible

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« Reply #50 on: 01-05-2003 13:35 »

Oh my...I honestly thought they'd end at 15! I think eventually The Simpsons will get really bad reviews and stuff and so die slowly...

Thanks for letting us know anyway Otis  big grin
Nurdbot

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« Reply #51 on: 01-05-2003 15:24 »

Oh.My.God.

40 more Episodes of boring zany Storylines!!.

Fox are Cappilists.

[Annoying Person]He did it!!,He said the 'C' word!![/AP]
bartman

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« Reply #52 on: 01-05-2003 16:01 »

Oh god! Please god NO!
Kryten

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« Reply #53 on: 01-05-2003 16:14 »

I'm sorry... I love the show, but ENOUGH ALREADY!
Nurdbot

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« Reply #54 on: 01-05-2003 16:23 »

I agree.It is clear what we must do.Petition time.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #55 on: 01-05-2003 16:24 »

I find your lack of faith distrubing!
*force chokes PEEL*

"Krusty is coming! Krusty is coming!"
I'm actually glad to hear that, but I can only hope they write some good episodes.
evan

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« Reply #56 on: 01-05-2003 22:05 »

FazeShift, I hate to break it to you, but Krusty never came to Kamp Krusty.

Tonight's episode was 'okay', but 'okay' in the last five seasons wouldn't cut 'meh' during the Simpsons glory years. However, with Krabapple and Skinner finally getting married, it could be a sign that the staff wants to wrap this up soon.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #57 on: 01-06-2003 01:31 »

Saw the 1800 house one on Sky.They were giving hints for crying out loud!!.
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #58 on: 01-06-2003 02:19 »

Damn right Krusty came to Kamp Krusty.  He was in England getting a knighthood, got the news that the Kampers were ripping the place apart, and he showed up.

Krusty: Was it a nice hat?
Bart: Yes
Krusty: Oh my god!!!
Nurdbot

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« Reply #59 on: 01-06-2003 02:37 »

But I say they should abandon the old camp and go on a Bender in Tijuna and never return on the TV ever again..

[M5]Nurdy,What the hell are you talking about..?[/M5]
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #60 on: 01-06-2003 14:37 »
« Last Edit on: 01-06-2003 14:37 »

One thing that occured to me, one of the reasons they have so many guest stars in recent episodes is because pretty much every Springfield character is milked dry.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #61 on: 01-06-2003 16:03 »

I don't think so, they could do a Hans Moleman episode!
payndz

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« Reply #62 on: 01-06-2003 19:27 »

The problem I've found more and more with The Simpsons is that they've replaced wit and satire with violence and surrealism. The episode with the jockeys, the pisstake of The Prisoner (how many Fox viewers would even have seen that show? Not the Glutton Bowl/Temptation Island demographic, I bet), Homer getting eviscerated by animals every other week... not funny. There's been a bit of a switch back to the 'old' Simpsons - a real-world situation given a unique comic twist - in the last year or so, but to be honest if I miss a new episode on Sky it's not the big deal it used to be.

(Besides, on Sky it'll be repeated 17 times within a couple of months, so what's the problem?)  big grin
Shadowstar

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« Reply #63 on: 01-06-2003 20:30 »

2 more seasons after Season 14 which is airing now? What the hell more stories can they do? Let's do an episode where Bart lets all the zoo animals free! I love the show, but come on, enough is enough.
dog turd
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« Reply #64 on: 01-06-2003 20:31 »

They could do an episode about me. And my pet underpants. It'd be hilarious.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #65 on: 01-06-2003 20:46 »

I'm suuuure it would. [backs away slooowly]
winna

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« Reply #66 on: 01-06-2003 21:17 »

Excuse me, but just cause the Simpsons have gotten increasingly zany, doesn't mean we have to run away.  I happen to like the zaniness AND SO DO LINGUO
Linguo: So DOES Linguo....  Linguo is dying!
CyberKnight

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« Reply #67 on: 01-07-2003 05:57 »

I've noticed in the latest season (14), there's be a sort of attempt to swop back to more traditional storylines e.g Bart vs Lisa vs The Third Grade. However, these eps just don't seem to be able to pull it off like the Seasons 1 through 8 episodes. I will put in a minor defense, however, as The Simpsons is still much better than anything else on Sky (except Futurama  big grin).

Another, slightly shallow point I suppose, is that the current animation and voicing style just grates on my nerves. It's hard to put my finger on it, but the drawing/voicing style of the 4th - 8th seasons is much preferable to me than the current style - does anyone else know what I'm talking about, or am I just rambling?  wink.
MJC

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« Reply #68 on: 01-07-2003 06:00 »

I'm sorry but it seems like your in deniel. Seriously the simpsons has lost the whole family thing and is just pumping out crap. They characters seem to act as if they are are just friends. Not a family, with KIND OF realistic situations. Its just a bunch of ridiculas storylines about 4-5 people.
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #69 on: 01-07-2003 06:46 »
« Last Edit on: 01-07-2003 06:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
Sky 1 is showing too much Simpsons I think they need to show less of them and not like 4 hours a day.

yeah but what else are they going to show, Ibiza uncovered27?
Besides the simpsons and Futurama Sky have crap all programs.
Sky is just a clone of Fox, I was in the US for about 4 months during the summer and the same crap that was on Fox then is now being shown on sky

Nurdbot

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« Reply #70 on: 01-07-2003 07:49 »

Uh,SKY Showed Scrub's which was funny.

Seriously you could actually see it ripping at the seam's....Anyone seen the Bluder years..?

A corpse.!!...
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #71 on: 01-07-2003 09:34 »
« Last Edit on: 01-07-2003 09:34 »

I think they should start killing off characters, when a character dies it usually generates some interest, they got hundreds of characters so they got plots for a few more hundred episodes
phoenixie

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« Reply #72 on: 01-07-2003 22:06 »

heres my take on the simpsons now
the show used to be a satire, full of wit and intelligently mocking the american way. now it has become another repetitive predictable sitcom where stupidity and the american way are glorified.
 i just cant bring myself to watch it any longer.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #73 on: 01-08-2003 01:57 »

*spits out water*

Wanker, you're british? I am shocked. Shocked!

Anyway yeah, the Simpsons suck. But I don't think Futurama had anything to do with it...the show was showing signs of slipping way before that.
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #74 on: 01-08-2003 06:21 »
« Last Edit on: 01-08-2003 06:21 »

I'm not brittish, if you were any other man I would kill you where you stand.
I'm Irish actually we are the ones who built america so don't ever confuse us with the brits the ones who tried to rule ye

Anyways I agree the Simpsons were starting to fade before Groening left but the whole crappififing process seemed to speed up even more after he was gone
PCC Fred

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« Reply #75 on: 01-08-2003 06:45 »

 
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Originally posted by iliketowankalot:
I'm Irish actually we are the ones who built america

I can't believe anyone would actually want to take credit for that.

Wow, the Simpsons season 17!  What wonders will they come up with?

*After Homer wrecks the house/car/national monument Marge becomes a prostitute to raise money*
*Homer gets a job as an international secret agent*
*Lisa sets out to prove that Saddam Hussein is a just a big cuddly teddy bear*
*Bart learns the true meaning of New Year's Eve*
*Queen Elizabeth II helps Moe get his singing career back on track*
*Maggie goes to college*
*Much to Smithers' annoyance, Selma marries Mr. Burns*
*Krusty is reunited with his long lost second cousin*
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #76 on: 01-08-2003 07:16 »

Wasn't homer becums a secret agent already done.

*Marge worries Lisa's new feminist friend is turning her into a lesbian*
*Sadam Hussein has farty pants*
*Maude Flanders returns cos the last few seasons were just a dream of Flanders*


Nurdbot

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« Reply #77 on: 01-08-2003 08:26 »

No,He was a Bodyguard.

*Bart becomes a Drug addict*
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #78 on: 01-08-2003 08:36 »

I think homer already worked for for some secret agents in The Trouble with Trilllions.

*Marge gets fat*
*Milhouse getsAIDS*
bartman

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« Reply #79 on: 01-08-2003 12:59 »

*Bart wakes up to find his family was all a dream and he lives with the vanhoutens*
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