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raybow55

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« on: 07-27-2003 08:36 »

BBC IS RUBBISH They have stopped showing The Simpsons and have replaced it by a quiz show 'Nobody likes a smartass' You will see for yourself on monday. The only place you will able to watch them is on sattalite, but lucky fpr me i have plenty simpson videos and dvds to keep me happy.
Melllvar

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« Reply #1 on: 07-27-2003 08:48 »

Isn't The Simpsons going to Channel Four?
Smitty

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« Reply #2 on: 07-27-2003 08:58 »

Oh my God! How shocking! How dare they stop showing something they've been constantly showing nearly every day since 1998!! I'm appalled that someone at the BBC is thinking that repeating the same seasons over and over again is making the show become stale.

Tut tut tut.
Impossible

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« Reply #3 on: 07-27-2003 09:00 »

So what if they stop showing it for a week? It's just repeats, they keep showing season 9 and 10 again, it's getting stupid. Hopefully they'll buy the rights to season 4 from Sky soon, that's a good season.

Can't you deal without seeing them for one week? I dunno how you dealt with the BBC when Wimbledon was on.
Smitty

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« Reply #4 on: 07-27-2003 09:06 »

They don't have the rights to season 4? I thought they had the rights to all of the episodes they'd aired. No wonder it hasn't been on for ages. I miss that season. And 5.
Metdude
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« Reply #5 on: 07-27-2003 09:10 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2003 09:10 »

BBC have always been stupid. They didn't start showing it until late 1996. Until then, those without Sky could only see the show by buying videos of the first two seasons and a couple of episodes from the third season. I bet most people don't even realise that the beeb are 4 years behind compared to Sky.
Impossible

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« Reply #6 on: 07-27-2003 09:12 »

I think it's good that the BBC are trying a quiz show for a week anyway. After the Simpsons moves to Channel 4, they are gonna need something to go in its place. This could be a test to see how well it goes.

Speaking of which, when are they gonna stop showing re-runs of The Fresh Prince?! It seems that once they whole entire run has ended, they start again!
CyberKnight

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« Reply #7 on: 07-27-2003 10:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Metdude:
BBC have always been stupid. They didn't start showing it until late 1996. Until then, those without Sky could only see the show by buying videos of the first two seasons and a couple of episodes from the third season. I bet most people don't even realise that the beeb are 4 years behind compared to Sky.

In the "UK TV Update" thread in General Discussion, sheep555 explained that this is due to a contractual clause in The Simpsons licensing agreement between Sky, the BBC, C4 and (presumably) FOX.

If you look at Sky One's ratings, it's all Simpsons for the top ten (especially now that Buffy has ended and Futurama is coming to an end). It's all the channel's got left, basically. So they protect it viciously, by insisting that the Beeb not show any episode less than a certain number of years after Sky have aired it.

To be honest, I don't really mind if BBC2 stops showing "The Simpsons" for a week in the middle of August, particularly if they're just showing S9/10 episodes. But then, I think I've been Simpsons-Saturated (TM) by Sky One.  wink

Archie2K

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« Reply #8 on: 07-27-2003 10:58 »

But now what will I watch at the gym?  wink
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #9 on: 07-27-2003 11:21 »

Asses.
Women's if you like...

Stupid BBC, lucky Network 2 shows Simpsons at the exact same time, but I won't have a choice between a better episode.
Tweek

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« Reply #10 on: 07-27-2003 12:25 »

I haven't bothered watching The Simpsons on BBC2 in ages, I was so bored of seeing the same episodes over and over again so I certainly don't care that they dumped it, I'll be glad when C4 start showing "new" episodes.
sheep555

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« Reply #11 on: 07-27-2003 13:19 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2003 13:19 »

   
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Originally posted by raybow55:
BBC IS RUBBISH They have stopped showing The Simpsons and have replaced it by a quiz show 'Nobody likes a smartass' You will see for yourself on monday. The only place you will able to watch them is on sattalite, but lucky fpr me i have plenty simpson videos and dvds to keep me happy.

Oh no! The BBC have decided to drop The Simpsons for one week! That's going to be such a long time, and I was really looking forward to those episodes that I hadn't seen nine times before...

I personally think you're totally right. The BBC is rubbish - I mean, it's not like they were the first broadcasting company in Europe to ever broadcast in colour, started to broadcast HDTV in 1989, invented NICAM...oh yeah, and provide commercial free radio broadcasting on dozens of stations...now if they did that, they might actually be OK...
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #12 on: 07-29-2003 13:48 »

BBC stop showing it all the time when golf, tennis or whatever is on and they are all old episodes which they have shown 100 times before.
You get too watch it at least 3 times a night on Sky 1 anyway so whats the problem.
Hulkbuster

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« Reply #13 on: 07-29-2003 19:26 »
« Last Edit on: 07-29-2003 19:26 »

BBC dont have adverts, create interesting dramas, amazing documentaries and hate the British government. I wish that RTE had a tenth of the sense the BBC has. I'm not saying they're perfect but as far as networks go they are hitting the right notes.
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