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PEE Poll: The Simpsons still cool?
I love it despite the Scully era   -17 (32.1%)
I love it but not the Scully era   -13 (24.5%)
I like it despite the Scully era   -1 (1.9%)
I like it but not the Scully era   -2 (3.8%)
It's okay. Better than anything else, anyway   -3 (5.7%)
I like the Scully era for some reason   -1 (1.9%)
I don't really like it   -7 (13.2%)
I hate it because I'm crazy   -2 (3.8%)
"The Simpsons"? What the hell is THAT??   -1 (1.9%)
I have no opinion but I like to vote   -6 (11.3%)
Total Voters: 53

Squeezit

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« Reply #120 on: 10-29-2003 00:33 »
« Last Edit on: 10-29-2003 00:33 »

is there honestly something to be gained from hemmoraging anally over simpson's episodes?
DotheBartman

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« Reply #121 on: 10-29-2003 03:15 »

Is there anything to be gained from joining a Futurama forum and discussing it?

We're just discussing here.  There's no point to it except good old fashioned nerd fun.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #122 on: 10-29-2003 10:21 »

Is there anything to be gained from starting every post with "Is there anything to be gained from..."?
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #123 on: 10-29-2003 12:58 »

I have never seen Moe's Baby Blues.  S14 was so lame, that I quit watching after seeing that crap-o-rama episode where Homer sues the church in Springfield (that was the episode, by the way, that came before the 300th Simpsons episode craptacular celebration).  I don't know if it's worth my time "acquiring" Moe's Baby Blues.  Somehow, judging by what I was reading, I have the feeling that that episode is something that only a die-hard Simpsons fan could like.  Although I might see it just to see what everybody's talking about.  I'm a huge fan of seasons 1-8, although I do agree that there were some bad episodes in the mix (such as the aforementioned Homer goes to college episode).  But that's to be expected.  Even Futurama has a number of really bad episodes.  But anyway, if you ask me, the tone of the series has changed along with the animation, and I don't think there's any chance of the show returning to its former glory.  Season 14 is nowhere near the level of seasons 1-8.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #124 on: 10-29-2003 19:46 »

I reiterate: season 14 started off VERY poorly but got better afterwards.  "Pray Anything" (the afformentioned "Homer buys the church" episode) is in fact actually my least favorite episode of the series, but it was actually right after its airing that the show started to get much better.  Plus, it was written by some apparently horrible guest writers anyway (there's some writers guild rule or something that they have to have at least one episode of every year be written by a guest writer).
newhook_1

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« Reply #125 on: 10-29-2003 19:57 »

I didn't realize how funny "Bart vs. Lisa In The 3rd Grade" was until I saw a rerun the other day.

Homer: When will you be by to install the dish?

Satilite Dish Salesman: Can you be home between 7 am tomorrow and June?

Homer: No problem.

*Scene switchs to men installing the dish and a caption that says "September" comes up at the bottom of the screen.*
Beamer

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« Reply #126 on: 10-30-2003 04:49 »

I found Bart VS Lisa VS The Third Grade to be really really self-contradicting. Lisa has survived in university, MENSA and is easily one of Springfield's smartest residents - how on Earth could she possibly struggle in the third grade?!

And for the record, I personally think the first half of Season 14 was a lot better than the second half, although I still haven't seen Moe Baby Blues or The Bart Of War. I really enjoyed The Great Louse Detective and that Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp episode though.
newhook_1

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« Reply #127 on: 10-30-2003 11:21 »

I know what you are saying about the contradiction but I wouldn't exactly call an A- struggling.
abcde

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« Reply #128 on: 10-30-2003 14:00 »

i just wanted to vote . I am so lonely god damit when will i get a friend?
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #129 on: 10-30-2003 16:35 »

The ending of Bart vs. Lisa vs. the third grade wa really lame, though.  It felt to me like a typically lame season 14 episode (and to add insult to injury, Bender was poorly drawn!).
newhook_1

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« Reply #130 on: 10-30-2003 17:31 »

It does seem like the biggest problem they have now is wraping up the episodes, but at least the show is funny again and isn't devoid of all emotion.
starone

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« Reply #131 on: 10-30-2003 17:57 »

Are any of you gonna watch the new Simpsons Halloween special this Sunday?

(my thread about this was locked, *glances at Nixorbo*)
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #132 on: 10-30-2003 18:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
I found Bart VS Lisa VS The Third Grade to be really really self-contradicting. Lisa has survived in university, MENSA and is easily one of Springfield's smartest residents - how on Earth could she possibly struggle in the third grade?!

 That episode really annoyed me. The writers created a 'hillarious' situation where Bart and Lisa ended up in the same class, and by the end of the episode, surprise surprise, everything's back to normal. I grow weary of these anti-climaxes.

evan

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« Reply #133 on: 10-30-2003 19:06 »

I was curious about what constituted Seasons 9 through 14. After checking out www.snpp.com  again, I have to disagree with many here on the quality of these seasons.

IMO, I think Season 9 and 10 aren't as bad as they're made out to be. Sure, there are a lot of medicore episodes and some stinkers in the bunch (okay, a lot). I, personally, think the show didn't start its pitiful dive until midway through season 10. There was a lot of decent Homer episodes then (which I'm too lazy to name now). Maybe repeated viewings helped my opinion of these episodes, but they aren't that bad.

The show's still in a tailspin. The last few seasons are completely forgettable. Off the top of my head, I can hardly remember anything from seasons 13 or 14. Aside from "Moe Baby Blues," I can't think of a single memerable episode from the last few years. And the THoHs are sucking, too...
El Zilcho

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« Reply #134 on: 10-30-2003 19:59 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
And the THoHs are sucking, too...
Whoa, let's not say things we can't take back here. The last one had the Homer-clones, and that one was hilarious. Or there was the zombie one which was... um... or the Hibbert one... well the clone thing was good, right?

I'm actually looking forward to this upcoming THoH. It's easier for me to suspend my disbelief when I know none of it's really happening it the Simpsons world.
evan

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« Reply #135 on: 10-30-2003 20:01 »

 
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Originally posted by El Zilcho:
 
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Originally posted by evan:
And the THoHs are sucking, too...
Whoa, let's not say things we can't take back here. The last one had the Homer-clones, and that one was hilarious. Or there was the zombie one which was... um... or the Hibbert one... well the clone thing was good, right?

I wouldn't know. I didn't care enough to see the most recent THoH. Aside from the dig at Family Guy, I heard there wasn't much to the episode.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #136 on: 10-30-2003 20:48 »

The clones segment was awesome (including the dig at Peter Griffin).  The rest of the special was horrible, but if it ever comes on you can just watch the first segment (the clones one) and switch off the tv after that.  The clones segment is pure classic Simpsons goodness.
evan

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« Reply #137 on: 10-30-2003 21:06 »

I feel conflicted about knocking the recent THoHs now. I just listened to the audio commentary for "Treehouse of Horror II," and the writers were explaining how difficult it is to constantly come up with fresh new ideas for the special. Granted, I'm not giving them total immunity, but I know where they're coming from now. That could explain why the recent THoHs are more sci-fi-y than straight horror. On the other hand, it doesn't exempt them from the bad jokes involved.

Also, they had to cut out the wrap-around stories for later THoHs because Fox (surprise surprise) shortens the episodes for more ad space.
winna

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« Reply #138 on: 10-30-2003 21:19 »

I used to watch the old THoHs all the time, it was like a tradition, and recently it's just meh... They haven't been upto par with what they once were, of course they ran out of stealing classic horror movies and Twilight Zone scenes  tongue
DotheBartman

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« Reply #139 on: 10-31-2003 04:09 »

I'm not sure they've ran out of ideas so much as they're going for the wrong ideas.  There's still over a hundred Twilight Zone episodes and, though they can't all make good spoofs, there's got to be at least a few more in there that would work.  And there's plenty of other movies, etc that they could target.  I can't figure out why they haven't done an "Exorcist" segment yet.
Beamer

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« Reply #140 on: 10-31-2003 22:42 »

I just found out that The Bart Of War and Moe Baby Blues will be airing in Australia on Wednesday (The new Treehouse Of Horror episode probably won't air here until February next year), so expect my review of Moe Baby Blues next week.
leelaholic

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« Reply #141 on: 11-01-2003 00:02 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
The clones segment was awesome (including the dig at Peter Griffin).

I'm glad someone else noticed that. It was basically saying "Take that, poser!!"

Who says there's no justice in the world?  tongue
User_names_suck
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« Reply #142 on: 11-01-2003 07:23 »

 it was suggesting peter griffin was a clone of homer simpson. which is a bit unfair but still funny.

is simpson bashing in fashion here, its all people want to do, and is it me or is it the people that bash it the most, that know the most about it

J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #143 on: 11-02-2003 17:48 »

I just saw the Treehouse Of Horror where Willie keeps on showing up and getting axed in the back it was hilarious!
FishyJoe

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« Reply #144 on: 11-03-2003 02:24 »

Heh. They make fun of Family Guy, but is the current show any better? Correct me if I'm wrong, but tonight's halloween special totally ripped off an old Family Guy plot.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #145 on: 11-03-2003 14:27 »

i assume family guy was parodying something
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #146 on: 11-03-2003 18:46 »

That's not the first time the Simpsons have done that. They get away with it, of course, because FG is not as widely known.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #147 on: 11-03-2003 19:09 »

There's a lot of discussion about this at the NHC.  Personally, my take is that both Simpsons and Family Guy parodied the same thing with the "death" segment, but if nothing else The Simpsons writers maybe should have waited a while longer to do theirs, because it did give off a "been there, done that" kind of feeling.

But is the current show better?  Well, the latter part of season 14 was much better then Family Guy, I can tell you that.
leelaholic

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« Reply #148 on: 11-04-2003 08:48 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
There's a lot of discussion about this at the NHC.  Personally, my take is that both Simpsons and Family Guy parodied the same thing with the "death" segment, but if nothing else The Simpsons writers maybe should have waited a while longer to do theirs, because it did give off a "been there, done that" kind of feeling.

But, to be fair, The Simpsons definitely did a better job in my opinion
DotheBartman

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« Reply #149 on: 11-04-2003 15:16 »

I actually liked the FG one better, but its all subjective.  Either way though, I have a hard time saying either parody was particularly different from the other, which is my biggest problem with it.  "Reaper Madness", and the whole THOH really, seems to somehow lack the actual "Simpsons" feeling to it.
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #150 on: 11-04-2003 15:36 »

I'm Death
Don't want any.
leelaholic

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« Reply #151 on: 11-05-2003 08:54 »
« Last Edit on: 11-05-2003 08:54 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
I actually liked the FG one better, but its all subjective.

What do you expect when they only have ten minutes?

Also, The Simpsons had that funny chase scene. Man, that joke never gets old.   laff

Also, Family Guy is eeeeeevil!
TheLastGreatDon

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« Reply #152 on: 11-10-2003 22:37 »

Of course it's still funny for gods sakes.... it's at least better than watching friends.... *Quiver* *TWITCH* *Shirk*
zoidberg74

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« Reply #153 on: 11-12-2003 16:55 »

"the simpsons" - still the best show on FOX....
leelaholic

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« Reply #154 on: 11-13-2003 08:47 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
I actually liked the FG one better, but its all subjective.

Actually, I just went to No Homers and they have a poll. I voted Simpsons, of course.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #155 on: 11-13-2003 10:19 »

 
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Originally posted by zoidberg74:
"the simpsons" - still the best show on FOX....

That isn't quite the superlative you seem to think it is.
The Comedy Bee

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« Reply #156 on: 11-13-2003 12:25 »

In my oppinion season 14 is alot better than seasons 1 and 2.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #157 on: 11-13-2003 13:09 »

i'd mostly agree with you, mostly
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #158 on: 11-13-2003 13:51 »

I wouldn't even know...
zoidberg74

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« Reply #159 on: 11-13-2003 15:28 »

what else is there on FOX worth watching?  i  am just a die hard fan. there are some episodes that are better than others, but there are none that i hate or find unfunny. same with futurama. i couldn't  give less than three stars to any particular episode. but then again...i am easily amused.
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