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bender421
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« on: 08-07-2003 10:05 »

watch the first episode of the Simpsons if any one did can you please tell me what it was like
Gocad

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« Reply #1 on: 08-07-2003 10:16 »

I have the Season 1 DVD and the animation looks somehow horrible.  tongue
Also, the characters have changed a lot since then...
Tweek

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« Reply #2 on: 08-07-2003 10:18 »

I think the first I saw was Bart the General, not sure though as it was way back in 1991 when I was on holiday in Perth I believe. I thought it was pretty funny but didn't really like the ending, I'm not a fan of stories that have a moral to them.
Gocad

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« Reply #3 on: 08-07-2003 10:20 »

What I really liked about "Bart the General" were the numerous "Patton" references...  smile
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #4 on: 08-07-2003 12:17 »

The true first episode of The Simpsons was "Some Enchanted Evening" (aka the one with the Babysitter Bandit) which came back from Korea animated and looking generally so horrible that it made the entire crew fear for the show's future. Clips of this episode are available on the Season 1 DVD, and yes, they are truly horrible. 80% of the episode was re-done, and the episode aired as the last in the season. It's really a sharp contrast when you notice which scenes were part of the original version, compared to the re-done stuff, it shows just how much the production team learned during that first short year (13 episodes).

First episode broadcast was "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" (the Christmas one where they get Santa's Little Helper), and really doesn't look that bad. Totally different in competence from even episodes from Season 2, but it has a charm to it that you can only wish the latest episodes would aspire to.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #5 on: 08-07-2003 12:51 »

The DVD has a sample of the Korean animation... It was horrible. The commnetary was the producers repeatedly apologizing, it ended when one of them (who?) walked out.
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #6 on: 08-07-2003 12:54 »

James L. Brooks, I believe.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #7 on: 08-07-2003 17:09 »

'Roasting on an Open Fire', ah yes, the memories. Sure the animation wasn't up to much, and half the characters were the wrong colours, but it's still classic, and way better than most modern Simpson eps. I'll never forget when Homer puts up his Christmas lights, only to be totally outdone by Ned Flanders  laff
Coop

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« Reply #8 on: 08-07-2003 22:49 »

I've seen the first episode. The animation was bad but I liked it. I'd sacrafice todays animation if it had yesterdays comedy.


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Shadowstar

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« Reply #9 on: 08-07-2003 22:57 »

Everything I would have said has already been touched upon. It is utterly horrible, but looks good compared to the bits of the horrendous unaired pilot on the DVD. The first ep was so bad that they had to remake it and it ended up making the show first air in December rather than September, which is why the Xmas episode was first to air and the official first ep was the last to air in Season One. PS: Season Three DVD releases Region 1 August 26, wheee!
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #10 on: 08-08-2003 00:01 »

The first episode I watched was the "Roasting on an Open Fire" episode in 89. I was 4 years back then.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #11 on: 08-08-2003 21:39 »

I love the Bart The General episode, but I can't stand the drawings. Half the characters look completely different, and the other half look the same but have different skin colours.
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #12 on: 08-09-2003 06:58 »

Roasting on an Open Fire *sigh* I hate the whole first series now I have seen them so many times and compared them to later eps.

=It was good the first few times though=
Impossible

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« Reply #13 on: 08-09-2003 07:40 »

I have seen the first episode, but the first episode I watched was called "The Grapes Of Wrath", I believe, the one were Bart goes to France. It's amazing how the animation has changed since then  smile
Grim

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« Reply #14 on: 08-09-2003 07:48 »

Even upto about season 5 the animation looks pretty bad, when I watch old eps now I cringe, futurama spoils us so
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #15 on: 08-09-2003 08:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
Even upto about season 5 the animation looks pretty bad, when I watch old eps now I cringe, futurama spoils us so

Thats what I'm talkin' about!

  big grin
Britz

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« Reply #16 on: 08-10-2003 04:10 »

"Roasting on an Open Fire" is the first, pretty sad fare in comparison but it has it's moments, although if you wanna get technical the first was that bedtime one they showed on that Simpson's showcase episode.
evan

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« Reply #17 on: 08-10-2003 17:19 »

 
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Originally posted by MuscaDomestica:
The DVD has a sample of the Korean animation... It was horrible. The commnetary was the producers repeatedly apologizing, it ended when one of them (who?) walked out.

From the TV show "Clerks", when they go into Korean animation:

"OH NO, WHO IS DRIVING?!?! BEAR IS DRIVING!! AHH!"

Bender: "Try this, kids at home!
Warning: do not try this at home
Kryten

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« Reply #18 on: 08-10-2003 21:04 »

How can this be?
mikey

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« Reply #19 on: 08-11-2003 04:47 »

Back in the days where chief wiggum had black hair.
Gocad

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« Reply #20 on: 08-11-2003 05:47 »

Many characters were changed during the first seasons. Just think of Smithers...
Gleno

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« Reply #21 on: 09-02-2003 06:30 »

The first episode we got in Australia (1989 I believe) was Bart the Genius, we didn't see the Chrissy special for ages I can't remember when but I know I saw the first airing so I didn't miss it.... tongue

It was funny and I think a classic apart from the shoddy animation but it's to be expected back in those days  laff
ooy

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« Reply #22 on: 09-22-2003 23:28 »

i remember the 1st ep. ::sniffs:: and dont forget the 2 min. scetches!! i was'nt alive at both of these mentioned but i saw them. matt doesnt do the simpsons on tv or comics, he still draws them like the shorts.  eek
User_names_suck
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« Reply #23 on: 09-24-2003 18:12 »

yeah but if you've seen the 138th episode
they show clips from the orignal shorts that aired on the tracy ullman show,
now that was bad and the characters were complatley diffrent, bart was like bongo from life in hell in one clip.
then it cuts back to the host troy mclure
who laughs and say
they haven't changed a bit have they
SimPurist

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« Reply #24 on: 09-24-2003 21:01 »

The early episodes show the real reason for why The Simpsons have lasted for 14 years: endearing characters combined with a sharp sense of humor.
eggsandwich

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« Reply #25 on: 09-26-2003 07:27 »
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'Santas lil' Helper' episode was my first of The Simpsons. I didnt take any notice of it, 'till mid-series   big grin  which had the best Simpsons Episodes compared to now.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #26 on: 09-26-2003 11:57 »

 Bart the Genius was the earliest episode released in its entirety, compare the look of it with later episodes in the first season. It was episode 2, some enchanted eavning was episode 1 but 70% of the animation had to be redone. There are still a lot of scenes that look VERY different the traditional Simpsons episodes.
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