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phoenixie

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« Reply #80 on: 09-26-2003 11:46 »

i agree with so many others when i say kill 'em all. the show has run out of good ideas years ago, but it's so like fox to keep a show long after it has expired. (X-files for example)
User_names_suck
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« Reply #81 on: 09-26-2003 15:59 »

cant you people talk about simpsons
without completley rippin it apart
its still has always had its good moments even in later seasons
Nurdbot

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« Reply #82 on: 09-26-2003 16:18 »

Go away.
Archie2K

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« Reply #83 on: 09-26-2003 17:22 »

Not really. Just like Avril Lavigne. Common consensus is against it and belief is that the show is rapidly becoming (become probably) a parody of its former glory.

It's still watchable, but only watchable at best. I no longer look forward to every new episode as I did before, infact I've only seen a handful of recent episodes and they haven't impressed me. The Japan ep, Simpson Safari, Strummer Vacation et al.

Maybe Sky just like showing the sucky episodes.

Ripping Nurdbot apart is fun though too.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #84 on: 09-26-2003 17:24 »

Keep you penis to yourself, mister,
evan

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« Reply #85 on: 09-26-2003 17:35 »

Is it just me, or do all of User_names_suck posts kinda remind me of haikus?
8-ball

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« Reply #86 on: 09-26-2003 21:24 »
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Originally posted by phoenixie:
i agree with so many others when i say kill 'em all. the show has run out of good ideas years ago, but it's so like fox to keep a show long after it has expired. (X-files for example)

Hmm Very very true most of fox's shows ran out of good ideas a LONG time ago and people just stop caring
    sleep ... but fox just keeps adding more crap seasons    mad.Like the X files in my opinion never even had one single good idea and they had 10-13 Seasons (by memory)!

So Kill all the simpsons, stab old gil and bring back futurama... it was one of the only good shows on T.V     mad     up yours     mad
winna

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« Reply #87 on: 09-27-2003 00:18 »

I guess we COULD kill off Selma and Patty, they're wasted... 
Damn, why does everybody have a problem with poor Gil though?  And Hutz that's one fine lawyer... burning stuff in the dumpster in a back alley....
starone

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« Reply #88 on: 09-27-2003 02:06 »

*Hacks Marge to death with an ax for being naggy and then goes to a plane and drops an a-bomb on springfield.*
Nurdbot

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« Reply #89 on: 09-27-2003 02:23 »

That won't work, use something more modern. We learnt most A-Bomb's in Springfield are Best before 1957.
8-ball

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« Reply #90 on: 09-27-2003 09:31 »

 
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Originally posted by winna:
I guess we COULD kill off Selma and Patty, they're wasted... 
Damn, why does everybody have a problem with poor Gil though?  And Hutz that's one fine lawyer... burning stuff in the dumpster in a back alley....

Its not really that we hate old gil its just that his character is just plain acting stupid and un-realistic. One day hes a lawyer, one day hes jr asst. at Senior ding dongs  door bell, Then hes a sales men losing his extra wall for a house he didnt sale...  no no You have to admit that is kind of odd...
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« Reply #91 on: 09-27-2003 11:10 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
Is it just me, or do all of User_names_suck posts kinda remind me of haikus?

It all comes down to you
writing haiku poems
is something i'd never do


oh sorry.

its just that everyone decided that the very mention of the show meant we had to rip it completley apart. you could have just partook seriously and just said which is your least favourite character.
and by the way matt groening still worked on the show acting as creative supervisor with james L brooks, if he really thought it was that bad he would have objected.
Stuart

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« Reply #92 on: 09-27-2003 11:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Xmpel:
Marge! Always out of character since season 5!
Maybe she was out of character until season 5, then changed to being in character?  hmpf

As for killing the show, I still find it one of the best programmes on TV (it's certainly different from 10 years ago, which has put some people off, but it's not necessarily less funny), and even repeats of recent episodes usually get the highest ratings of any satellite show in Britain. I dunno if it still pulls in the American viewers, but since Fox haven't cancelled it I imagine it does.
If - as I've heard - Americans tend to prefer tame family comedies like 'Everybody Loves Raymond' since the 2001 terror attacks, the Simpsons might be one of the few shows prepared to be political and biting now.
Plus, I think it's unlikely that Fox would swallow its pride and just replace the Simpsons with Futurama. If you don't like it, stop whinging and don't watch it! We all know it'll go on until it becomes unprofitable.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #93 on: 09-27-2003 18:00 »

 
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Originally posted by 8-ball:
 You have to admit that is kind of odd...

It is odd.  But so is the sarcastic clerk that has lots of odd jobs as well (for example, he sold Homer his gun in one ep).  Or, how about this list of "odd" occurances in the show:

-Bart switching places with an Albanian spy
-Homer wanting to kill mankind because of radiation, but stopping because its "lunchtime".
-Killer robots attacking the family at a theme park
-God vengfully melting snow for no reason
-an out of control monorail
-a terrorist supervillian seizing the east coast
-a attack killer robotic Richard Simmons
-Ozzie Smith literally dropping off the face of the earth.

I could go on forever.  Now, gee, what do all of THOSE instances have in common?

Look, I'm pissed too about Futurama being cancelled.  But, if Fox had been smart, both shows could have lived in peace and both done well.  The Simpsons itself is still pretty much the highest rated show on Fox (save for some of the reality stuff) so Fox shouldn't have to "swallow their pride and replace it".  Yes, Futurama was not given much of a chance.  But that is not the fault of The Simpsons and I bet Mr. Matt Groening agrees.

And Archie, all of those episodes you mentioned are Scully episodes, sorry.  Hell, neither the Japan or even Africa episodes are all the "recent" anymore at this point.

Nurdbot

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« Reply #94 on: 09-29-2003 02:25 »

I have mixed feelig's for The Brazilian Kid on Blame it for Lisa. He's annoying, but he work's on a hot show.
Frymeister

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« Reply #95 on: 09-29-2003 23:59 »

I say kill 'em all!!
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #96 on: 09-30-2003 00:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Frymeister:
I say kill 'em all!!

I thought you liked the Simpsons, Xan. Or have you been converted by Futurama?
Carbito

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« Reply #97 on: 09-30-2003 01:29 »

None of them, the show is fine the way it is. However if one had to be killed of I hould have a pick Barney. Now that he is no longer a drunk he serves no useful purpose.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #98 on: 09-30-2003 08:40 »

He's the sniveling coward now, don't you listen?
DotheBartman

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« Reply #99 on: 09-30-2003 15:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Carbito:
None of them, the show is fine the way it is. However if one had to be killed of I hould have a pick Barney. Now that he is no longer a drunk he serves no useful purpose.

Barney is falling off the wagon this season anyway.  At least, I'm around 70 to 80 percent sure he will.

Frymeister

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« Reply #100 on: 09-30-2003 16:09 »

To answer Asylum-Fry's question, I have been converted by Futurama because it's greater than The Simpsons ever will be.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #101 on: 09-30-2003 16:16 »

Well, unfortunately, The Simpsons has become so much of a monster in my eyes that my opinion of the show is terminally crippled. Futurama, having been disallowed to progress beyond 4 production seasons, has no where near reached that mark for me. But it had more depth than The Simpsons did from the get-go, so I'd have to say that Frymeister: you've got a point.
Frymeister

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« Reply #102 on: 09-30-2003 16:52 »

I say that The Simpsons  has aired too long and Futurama not enough...definitly not enough
Ka-Boom

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« Reply #103 on: 10-03-2003 11:59 »

They should make a Simpsons movie in which all the characters die. That would be a good way to end the series.
Just Chris

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« Reply #104 on: 10-03-2003 13:11 »

The Simpsons, becoming old, has developed a cancer. Its humor is like a cell, in which it has become defective. And now the humor is growing out of control and has become a twisted, altered version of itself. Like with cancer cells, it's not like the original anymore.
Teesside Inc

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« Reply #105 on: 10-03-2003 16:18 »
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Cancer? what kind of cancer?   confused
Nurdbot

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« Reply #106 on: 10-03-2003 16:32 »

Humor cancer.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #107 on: 10-03-2003 17:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Ka-Boom:
They should make a Simpsons movie in which all the characters die. That would be a good way to end the series.
Heh, heh.  I agree! 

By the way, Barney was kept sober?  I thought that that episode where Barney become sober for the helicopter lessons was a one-time deal.

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« Reply #108 on: 10-03-2003 18:15 »

intrestingly, or possibly not
that episode was written by dan castellenta and his wife. 

I know simpsons has changed, but its probably
better for a show to be diffrent than repeating itself.
its pathetic how people struggle to accept change
like in the 'bend her' episode of futurama.
it was madness, everyone was saying they were creeped out by how bender was, because it was beyond there coping abilites that a charcter changed for one episode.
in barneys case it seems he's changed forever,
but they've done pretty much all the humour you can do with that type of character, so you change the character to get new jokes.
barney's a secondary character anyway, he doesn't need to be used so theres noting wrong with changing them as i said already its better than repeating itself.

Frymeister

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« Reply #109 on: 10-03-2003 23:13 »

Awww, man. "Bend Her" is one of the few episodes I havn't seen.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #110 on: 10-04-2003 03:01 »

It is true that Castellenetta and his wife, Deb Lucusta, wrote the Barney goes sober episode.  Apparently the story behind that is that they originally planned to have him go back, but when writing it couldn't bear to do something so cruel to Barney's character.  But, they knew he would need to be addicted to something, so they had him become a coffee addict. 

Though, again, Barney will most likely "fall off the wagon" so to speak this upcoming season anyway.  And as User said, its not like he was ever that important anyway.

As for as movies go, I just kinda hope they don't do one.  But since they almost certainly will, I don't see any reason for killing the characters.  I mean, wouldn't that be a worse crime then anything Scully did to them?  It would be unneccasary, pathetic, stupid, painful to watch, and pretty much worse then anything else they could possibly do with the movie. 

Let me pose this question: what if Futurama suddenly declined a ton (and it honestly would have declined at least a little at some point in its lifespan if it had been given a full life).  Lets say Bender was actually murdering people, Fry had lost nearly all of his brainpower, and everyone was acting annoying, out of character, and were all assholes.  Would it really have made you feel that much better for them to all die in the last episode, movie, whatever?  Wouldn't it have just made the ending even more of a painful disgrace?
leelaholic

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« Reply #111 on: 10-04-2003 03:13 »

In "I'm spelling as fast as I can", Lisa passes a drunk Barney while training for the Spellympics.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #112 on: 10-04-2003 03:37 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
It is true that Castellenetta and his wife, Deb Lucusta, wrote the Barney goes sober episode.  Apparently the story behind that is that they originally planned to have him go back, but when writing it couldn't bear to do something so cruel to Barney's character.  But, they knew he would need to be addicted to something, so they had him become a coffee addict. 

Though, again, Barney will most likely "fall off the wagon" so to speak this upcoming season anyway.  And as User said, its not like he was ever that important anyway.

As for as movies go, I just kinda hope they don't do one.  But since they almost certainly will, I don't see any reason for killing the characters.  I mean, wouldn't that be a worse crime then anything Scully did to them?  It would be unneccasary, pathetic, stupid, painful to watch, and pretty much worse then anything else they could possibly do with the movie. 

Let me pose this question: what if Futurama suddenly declined a ton (and it honestly would have declined at least a little at some point in its lifespan if it had been given a full life).  Lets say Bender was actually murdering people, Fry had lost nearly all of his brainpower, and everyone was acting annoying, out of character, and were all assholes.  Would it really have made you feel that much better for them to all die in the last episode, movie, whatever?  Wouldn't it have just made the ending even more of a painful disgrace?
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[Bender]Yes.[/Bender]

catindisguise

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« Reply #113 on: 10-04-2003 14:20 »

NUKE THEM ALL MWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #114 on: 10-04-2003 15:01 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
Would it really have made you feel that much better for them to all die in the last episode, movie, whatever?  Wouldn't it have just made the ending even more of a painful disgrace?
Well, if you ask me, it's all just a joke.  So let's rephrase this thread:  "Which character do you hate the most?".  Also, I know that Dan Castelleneta also wrote that one clip show episode that had the Forest Gump parody.  Did he write any other episodes?  Also, please update me on something, as I have only been watching the Simpsons for about two years.  What's this thing with the Mike Scully years?  Was he the person responsible for screwing up the Simpsons for good?

leelaholic

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« Reply #115 on: 10-04-2003 15:14 »
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He screwed it up but not for good. It's coming back (as I stated various times)
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« Reply #116 on: 10-04-2003 19:15 »
« Last Edit on: 10-04-2003 19:15 »

exactly what season did he take over as executive producer

i'm intrested because i bought the simpsons beyond forever.
that has a guide to seasons 1-8.
and well i'd say it was best when bill oakley and josh weinstien were executive producers
but anyway, looking at it dcully wrote some brilliant episodes, i'm not sure the blame can be place entirley on him.
and anyway season 13 and 14 have gotten worse under al jean. although the u.k isn't that far into season 14 and i've heard that it showed signs of improvment, so maybe there is some justifcation.
anyway i'm proably boring everyone so i'll stop now
Chump

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« Reply #117 on: 10-04-2003 19:22 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
 It all comes down to you
writing haiku poems
is something i'd never do

That isn't a haiku, it rhymed. Haikus cannot rhyme! That's like, against the law!

Anyhoo kill off Ralph. All he does is make pee jokes now. He used to be witty-dumb, now it's all:
"Bart's number one!" "I made Bart in my pants!"

or that one where Lisa hangs out with college kids and he pisses himself. Not funny.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #118 on: 10-04-2003 19:53 »

Oh yeah, that episode is stupid.  Seriously, how could an eight year old be mistaken for a college kid?
evan

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« Reply #119 on: 10-04-2003 19:56 »

I was pretty frustrated with that episode. And Bart was in the bubble, too? Wha?

However, keep Ralph around, just for his classic "Hamlet" line.

"Look Daddy, I'm cable TV!"
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