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« Reply #600 on: 01-26-2004 19:17 »

Yeah the misrepresenatation was quite bad. didn't really bother me though like it did in family guy.
on the simpsons it seemed a case of just picking funny stereotypes.
there was a great establishing shot of london,
where there were about 50 mary poppins sorry sharry bobbins flying with there umbrellas
David A

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« Reply #601 on: 01-26-2004 19:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
Btw, what was that episode in which they made a joke about British sitcoms only being about 4 episodes long?

It's the one where Homer becomes a missionary.  I don't know the names of the episodes.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #602 on: 01-26-2004 19:22 »

I see Shary Bobbins all the time where I live.

And David A, I think that's Missionary Impossible.  smile
aslate

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« Reply #603 on: 01-26-2004 19:26 »

As i said before, i found the UK episode poorly done. I wouldn't have minded the stereotypes and mis-representation if it was actually funny, but it wasn't.

And British [shows] are normally 6 episodes long, but that helps keep them fresher, at least then they have a break.
leelaholic

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« Reply #604 on: 01-26-2004 20:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
And David A, I think that's Missionary Impossible.   smile
"It was Britain's longest running sitcom, and today, we're showing all thirteen episodes."

Umm... this is a squirrel. It's all smashed cuz the crazy neighbor man ran it over. He said it was an accident, but he's still pretty crazy. I think he moved away, but he keeps leaving weird drawings and stuff like this in my room. My dad thinks I'm doing it, and starts yelling at me to get a job.

-Squee
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #605 on: 01-27-2004 04:51 »

Thirteen? Aww...I thought it was funnier than that.  tongue
M0le

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« Reply #606 on: 01-27-2004 08:01 »

At least Britain wasn't portrayed as a desert wasteland populated by Crocodile Dundee wannabes on the Simpsons. 
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« Reply #607 on: 01-27-2004 13:38 »
« Last Edit on: 01-27-2004 13:38 »

Yeah but the australia one was still very funny


oh and by the way I found this quote on the writing process.

The writing process, according to Scully, goes something like this: A writer will come up with an idea. Then, we get together as a group and flesh the idea out. The writer will then write a detailed outline of the story and we will offer notes on the outline. After the writer finishes the script, we all come back and tell him how much we love it, and then, we all tear it apart!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #608 on: 01-27-2004 15:32 »

And boy, Scully wasn't kidding about that last part, eh?  no no
Gorky

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« Reply #609 on: 01-27-2004 18:07 »

For everyone bashing Scully, I just have to say that Simpsons Safari was a pretty good ep. Although, in the Scully era, I liked the emotional resenence brought in by Al Jean with the ep HOMR. So, I guess I'm not one for ALL Scully episodes, but some were good enough not to get bashed so often.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #610 on: 01-27-2004 18:12 »

Simpson Safari is good? Then... does that mean pain is good too? [sticks arm into fire] AAAAH! It burns!
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« Reply #611 on: 01-27-2004 18:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
Thirteen? Aww...I thought it was funnier than that.   tongue

it was leelaholic misqouted it *everyone gasps in unison*

according to snpp.com capsule this was the exact quote

Man:      [chuckles] Classic.  Not hard to see why its England's longest running series, and today, we're showing all seven episodes.
-- The network wanted eight, but the writing was getting stale,


so there you go there's a good joke
User_names_suck
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« Reply #612 on: 01-27-2004 18:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
Simpson Safari is good? Then... does that mean pain is good too? [sticks arm into fire] AAAAH! It burns!

I found it hilarious when the flower swallos them up and homer just pushes it open
bart- wow how did you do that did it
Homer- *shrugging* It's a flower
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #613 on: 01-27-2004 18:52 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
 it was leelaholic misqouted it *everyone gasps in unison*

according to snpp.com capsule this was the exact quote

Man:      [chuckles] Classic.  Not hard to see why its England's longest running series, and today, we're showing all seven episodes.
-- The network wanted eight, but the writing was getting stale,

I thought so! I was sure the number was below the tens, which was why it made me laugh. Now if they'd done a whole episode just about that, they'd have got England completely right.  wink

Shadowstar

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« Reply #614 on: 01-28-2004 09:04 »

 
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Originally posted by user_names_suck:
I found it hilarious when the flower swallos them up and homer just pushes it open
bart- wow how did you do that did it
Homer- *shrugging* It's a flower
Yeah, that was funny. Every Simpsons episode, good or bad in whole, has a few good jokes in it. Bart and Lisa throwing random things in the shopping cart, and Homer's meeting with the animal cracker people were good. But those moments cannot make up for the fact that the episode was stupid and didn't make sense and basically demeaned itself. (although at the end I thought it was funny where Homer was on Bushwell's bed with all the diamonds saying, "Look at me! I'm a scientist!" But then the family got bribed off by diamonds and the entire episode collapsed on itself.)
User_names_suck
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« Reply #615 on: 01-28-2004 15:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
And boy, Scully wasn't kidding about that last part, eh?   no no

I Think he forgot to add " and then  we have lunch I'll have a few beers, and then after that I'll rewrite them myself. occasionly I use a few of the jokes the other writers suggested.

Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #616 on: 01-28-2004 16:05 »

I'd like to think that Scully was evil enough to ruin Simpsons scripts whilst he was blind stinking sober.
Gorky

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« Reply #617 on: 02-02-2004 16:41 »

I think people should consider that Scully just didn't make a good show-runner, but he did write some okay episodes ("Lisa's Rival" is an example). I just think that Scully didn't have whatever it takes to be a show-runner.
Oh, and by the way, for whoever here has heard of it, what did you think of Scully's show, "The Pitts"(cancelled after about 4 or 5 episodes)? I watched the first episode and thought it was awful, with maybe one or two good jokes. It also had alot of product-placement, showing a decent amount of Simpsons merchandise in the background. Can anybody comment?

And, if anyone thinks I'm crazy for even watching a show created by Scully, keep in mind that I didn't know he created it until after I saw the first episode.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #618 on: 02-02-2004 17:00 »
« Last Edit on: 02-02-2004 17:00 »

Yeah, awful, we all know. Mmmhmm...
Oh yeah, for NO REASON AT ALL I made this long list of ratings of episodes. I haven't seen all of these recently, so I may be too genereous or not genereous enough on some of them. If it's blank, then it just means that I barely remember the episode and can't judge upon it.
Oh God, here it comes!
Season 9
The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson: 3.5
The Principal and the Pauper: 2
Lisa's Sax: 4
Treehouse of Horror VIII: 3
The Cartridge Family: 3
Bart Star: 2.5
The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons: 3
Lisa the Skeptic: 2.5
Realty Bites: 2
Miracle on Evergreen Terrace: 2.5
All Singing, All Dancing: 1.5
Bart Carny: 1.5
The Joy of Sect: 2
Das Bus: 2.5
The Last Temptation of Krust: 3.5
Dumbbell Indemnity: 3
Lisa the Simpson: 3
Simpson Tide: 3
The Trouble with Trillions: 2
Girly Edition: 2.5
Trash of the Titans: 2
King of the Hill: 3
Lost Our Lisa: 3.5
Natural Born Kissers: 3

Season 10
Lard of the Dance: 3
The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace: 2.5
Bart the Mother: 1.5
Treehouse of Horror IX: 3
When You Dish Upon a Star: 2.5
D'oh!-in in the Wind: 2.5
Lisa Gets an A: 3
Homer Simpson in "Kidney Trouble": 1.5
Mayored to the Mob: 3.5
Viva Ned Flanders: 2.5
Wild Barts Can't Be Broken: 2.5
Sunday, Cruddy Sunday: 1.5
Homer to the Max: 1.5
I'm With Cupid: 3
Marge Simpson in "Screaming Yellow Honkers": 2
Make Room For Lisa: 1.5
Maximum Homerdrive: 3
Simpsons Bible Stories: 2.5
Mom and Pop Art: 3
The Old Man and the C Student: 3
Monty Can't Buy Me Love: 3
They Saved Lisa's Brain: 3
Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo: 4

Season 11
Beyond Blunderdome: 3
Brother's Little Helper: 2.5
Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner: 3
Treehouse of Horror X: 3.5
E-I-E-I-D'oh!: 4
Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder: 1.5
Eight Misbehavin': 3
Take My Wife, Sleaze: 3
Grift of the Magi: 3.5
Little Big Mom: 3
Faith Off: 2.5
The Mansion Family: 1.5
Saddlesore Galactica: 2
Alone Again Natura-Diddly: 3
Missionary: Impossible: 3
Pygmoelian: 3.5
Bart to the Future: 1
Days of Wine and D'oh!ses: 3.5
Kill the Alligator and Run: 1
Last Tap Dance in Springfield: 3
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge: 3
Behind the Laughter: 5

Season 12
Treehouse of Horror XI: 2.5
A Tale of Two Springfields: 3
Insane Clown Poppy: 3
Lisa the Treehugger: 3
Homer vs. Dignity: 2
The Computer Wore Menace Shoes: 2.5
The Great Money Caper: 3
Skinner's Sense of Snow: 3
HOMR: 4
Pokey Mom: 2
Worst Episode Ever: 4
Tennis the Menace: 2
Day of the Jackanapes: 2.5
Hungry Hungry Homer: 3.5
Bye Bye Nerdy: 2.5
Simpson Safari: 0.5
Trilogy of Error: 4
I'm Goin' to Praiseland: 2
Children of a Lesser Clod: 2.5
Simpsons Tall Tales: 2.5

Season 13
Treehouse of Horror XII: 3.5
The Parent Rap: 2.5
Homer the Moe: 2
Hunka Hunka Burns in Love: 2.5
The Blunder Years: 2
She of Little Faith: 3.5
Brawl in the Family: 1
Sweet and Sour Marge: 3
Jaws Wired Shut: 2
Half-Decent Proposal: 3.5
The Bart Wants What it Wants: 3.5
The Lastest Gun in the West: 2
The Old Man and the Key: 3.5
Tales from the Public Domain: 3
Blame It on Lisa: 3.5
Weekend at Burnsie's: 3
Gump Roast: 1.5
I Am Furious Yellow: 3.5
The Sweetest Apu: 3
Little Girl in the Big Ten: 3
The Frying Game: 3
Papa's Got a Brand New Badge: 3

Season 14
Treehouse of Horror XIII: 2.5
How I Spent My Strummer Vacation: 2
Bart vs. Lisa in the Third Grade: 1.5
Large Marge: 2.5
Helter Shelter: 2
The Great Louse Detective: 4
Special Edna: 3.5
The Dad Who Knew Too Little: 3.5
Strong Arms of the Ma:
Pray Anything:
Barting Over: 2
I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can: 3
A Star is Born Again: 3
Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington: 3
C.E.D'oh!: 4
'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky:
Three Gays of the Condo: 2.5
Dude, Where's My Ranch?:
Old Yeller Belly:
Brake My Wife, Please: 3
The Bart of War: 1
Moe Baby Blues: 4

Season 15
Treehouse of Horror XIV: 2
My Mother the Carjacker: 4
The President Wore Pearls: 3
The Regina Monologues: 2.5
The Fat and the Furriest: 1.5
Today I Am A Klown: 3.5
'Tis the Fifteenth Season: 2.5
Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples, Teens and Gays: 1
I, D'oh!-bot: 4
Diatribe of a Mad Housewife: 3.5
Chump

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« Reply #619 on: 02-02-2004 17:02 »

I find that I really can't remember what episode is which by the titles with the Simpsons. I can with Futurama and Family Guy, but no the Simpsons. Maybe because a lot of them aren't very descriptive, or maybe because theres so many.
Gorky

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« Reply #620 on: 02-02-2004 17:05 »

I find it easy to remember episodes by title for Futurama and The Simpsons, but I can only remember a few Family Guy ones.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #621 on: 02-02-2004 17:12 »
« Last Edit on: 02-02-2004 17:12 »

I kinda miss the old days when they would make up the titles more impulsively, like Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk or Homer And Apu.  wink Now they just try far too hard to make it a pun of some sort that it usually sounds crap.
Chump

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« Reply #622 on: 02-02-2004 17:15 »

Eg: Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples, Teens and Gays

What were they thinking.

I've noticed that they're trying to indroduce better and better animation, using twisting shots that Futurama had and getting away from the simpler style that we're used to, and frankly, I don't like it. It's obvious and ruins the flow. I noticed it in I, D'oh-bot, when it goes from Homer on the couch to Homer's face and Bart walking in. Bugged me for a good minute.
Gorky

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« Reply #623 on: 02-02-2004 17:18 »

As said in the season 3 commentary for "Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk", titles were, in those days, thought up by the writer, as it was never thought of that the titles would later be collected in books and such. Also, about parody titles, there were some in the earlier years ("Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington" for example) that, to me, were great. But, I think you're right about parody titles now, they just seem to fall flat on their faces.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #624 on: 02-02-2004 17:23 »
« Last Edit on: 02-02-2004 17:23 »

Agreed. The title Dude, Where's My Ranch? is so... bad.
David A

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« Reply #625 on: 02-02-2004 17:29 »

I like the old titles, like "Bart Gets Hit by a Car".
User_names_suck
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« Reply #626 on: 02-02-2004 18:59 »

I dont know what it refers to but my favourite is
'Raging abe simpson and his grumbling grandson in
The curse of the flying hellfish
David A

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« Reply #627 on: 02-02-2004 19:25 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
'Raging abe simpson and his grumbling grandson in
The curse of the flying hellfish

That is a great episode.   cool

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #628 on: 02-02-2004 19:35 »
« Last Edit on: 02-02-2004 19:35 »

It's a strange one though Its goes into action adventure terriotry without being too wacky.
 
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orignally by gorky
I think people should consider that Scully just didn't make a good show-runner, but he did write some okay episodes ("Lisa's Rival" is an example). I just think that Scully didn't have whatever it takes to be a show-runner.
Oh, and by the way, for whoever here has heard of it, what did you think of Scully's show, "The Pitts"(cancelled after about 4 or 5 episodes)? I watched the first episode and thought it was awful, with maybe one or two good jokes.
I'd agree with all that If scully really was that bad I dont think he would have been let on to the staff.
I saw The Pitts and just wonderd why it wasn't a cartoon, it would have been so much more tolerable that way,  but sadly bad as it is its better than a lot of stuff from its genre, one episode had Dan castlenetta in it though so that it made it worth watching.
M0le

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« Reply #629 on: 02-03-2004 06:38 »

Treehouse of Horror XIV was on for the first time in Australia about an hour ago. While it wasn't anything special, it was pretty funny to see the Monty Python Death chasing Bart around the Simpsons family home in the first one.  wink
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #630 on: 02-03-2004 07:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Gorky:
I think people should consider that Scully just didn't make a good show-runner, but he did write some okay episodes ("Lisa's Rival" is an example).

Although whether he came up with the idea for the episode and how much of his original draft made it to the final cut is something else to consider.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #631 on: 02-03-2004 19:31 »

By the way it seems Bill Odenkirk joined simpsons credited as one of three 'supervising producers'

Brian kelly and stewert burns are among the 12 'co-executive producers
I know its pretty meaningless but just so you know.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #632 on: 02-04-2004 01:18 »
« Last Edit on: 02-04-2004 01:18 »

Okay, time for a DotheBartman brand analysis of Mike Scully's written episodes:

[1F17] Lisa's Rival

Good main plot.  Genuinely amusing througout, and even a little relatable at points, even if it never becomes truly empathetical.  Subplot...eh.  Typical useless Homer does crazy stuff thing (sounding familiar?).  In fact his characterization is sketchy here, as he seems a bit too stupid and jerkassy.  Maybe that has more to do with being a season five holdover though.  And anyway, even the subplot is mostly amusing.  Grade: B

[2F05] Lisa on Ice

I love this one.  Great commentary on the excessiveness of competition in children's sports and in our society in general, and of course its hilarious throughout as well.  However, in terms of this being a Scully analysis it should be noted that again Homer seems extra braindead and mean.  Luckily it fits in with the satirical points of the episode, but its still not consistant with his behavior in the rest of the series up to this point (save for season five), or in most of season six.  Still, I love the rest enough to give it Grade: A

[2F18] Two Dozen and One Greyhounds

Good parody of 101 Dalmations, and very funny throughout, even if it isn't spectacular.  Especcially loved Mr. Burns' Rory Calhoun lines.  As Scully notes, this one has more sex jokes then usual and, again, some slightly extra stupid Homer moments.
Grade: B+

[3F07] Marge Be Not Proud

GREAT episode.  Wonderful mix of both heart and humor, both of which are used consistantly (and without the heart ever becoming sappy).  Lots of great quotables from this one as well.  The least "Scullyish" perhaps of all his episodes, even Homer seems consistant although its harder to judge here as he doesn't have a big role.
Grade: A

[3F10] Team Homer
Not bad but possibly the weakest of season seven (Bart the Fink is the main competition there).  Another bland Homer plot where his stupidity and occasionally even ego-centricity seem exxagerated from other episodes.  Good subplot though, even if the "technicolor dreamcoat" ending shows perhaps a lack of willingness (or ability?) to do real satire.  Even the main plot is amusing enough too for this episode to be okay, but very weak by season seven standards and also perhaps the most "Scullyish" up to this point.  Even the ending is very extreme and season 12ish.  Ah well.
Grade: B/B-

 [4F01] Lisa's Date with Density
First off the main plot is great, great, great.  I love the analyzation of the roots of bullying and just the story and humor of it in general.  All the characters shine, and Milhouse in particular is hilarious (interestingly, with the possible exception of "Lisa's Wedding" this seems to be the first "Milhouse has a crush on Lisa" episode, which would be brought up many a time in the Scully era).  As for the subplot, its kinda similar to Lisa's Rival.  Homer's characterization is better, but it still seems to be a somewhat bland "Homer does wacky stuff" plot with no real point or contribution to the main plot at all. Still, its overall amusing, and anyway the main plot pulls a
Grade: A

[5F02] Treehouse of Horror VIII (Homega Man)
Pretty good although hardly a classic by THOH standards.   Consistant gags, just nothing spectacular.  As a Scully note, this one seems to REALLY play up Homer's wacky antics, though maybe that's an unfair criticism for a THOH short.  Still worth noting though.
Grade: B

[AABF08] Sunday, Cruddy Sunday (with Tom Martin, George Meyer and Brian Scully)
Shared credit, but OUCH.  Truly one of the worst episodes.  The wacky antics of Jerkass Captain Wacky are in full effect here, there are horrible guest stars galore, a banal side plot (another interesting note given past Scully subplots).  I don't even want to reminiscen much longer about this thing.
Grade: F

[AABF23] Beyond Blunderdome
Ech, again not good.  There's some individual scenes (such as the redone ending of the movie that does a good job of parodying action movie cliches, even if its irrelevent to any other point this episode tries to make) that show this episode wants to really be something and make a comment, but its just horribly jumbled amongst a mess of wacky chases, jackass Homer bits, and a gimmick of Captain Wacky meets a guest star.  Most "satire" this episode tries comes off as completely irrelevent and strange as opposed to even remotely insightful.
Grade: D-

[BABF19] Behind the Laughter (with Tim Long, George Meyer and Matt Selman)

Shared credit.  But much better in any case.  Genuinely funny throughout and a clever parody.  Only thing is it doesn't seem nearly as great on repeat viewings.

Grade: B

[CABF22] The Parent Rap (with George Meyer)
Again a shared credit.  But not so hot.  Not as terrible as some other episodes but really pretty iffy stuff here.  Slapstick galore, inconsistant and sometimes awful characterization.  Some gags work well enough, but ultimately I'd say a
Grade: C-

[DABF22] How I Spent My Strummer Vacation

Eeek.  I wasn't even all that suprised when I noticed it was a Scully episode at the end.  Jackass and often horribly stupid Homer, pretty banal plot, useless guest stars, yada yada yada.  The "Taxicab Confessions" bit makes it seem like they wanted this to be something more, but again no dice.
Grade: D

So, pre-exec producing (everything before "Homega Man" ) he was a good writer, but we can already see a slight bit of inconsistancy and can also subtley see some of the problems that dogged his run as showrunner (iffy Homer characterization, banal subplots and sometimes even main plots, steps into satire that aren't fully developed, etc).
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« Reply #633 on: 02-04-2004 13:33 »

...you are of course assuming he came up with the story ideas, and the lines you think are great could have come from someone else. Equally, the rubbish story lines may also have been thought up by somebody else.
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« Reply #634 on: 02-04-2004 13:35 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
By the way it seems Bill Odenkirk joined simpsons credited as one of three 'supervising producers'

Brian kelly and stewert burns are among the 12 'co-executive producers
I know its pretty meaningless but just so you know.

 I believe J. Stewart Burns was the writer for "Moe Baby Blues".
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« Reply #635 on: 02-04-2004 14:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
Yeah, awful, we all know. Mmmhmm...
Oh yeah, for NO REASON AT ALL I made this long list of ratings of episodes. I haven't seen all of these recently, so I may be too genereous or not genereous enough on some of them. If it's blank, then it just means that I barely remember the episode and can't judge upon it.
Oh God, here it comes!
Season 9
The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson: 3.5
The Principal and the Pauper: 2
Lisa's Sax: 4
Treehouse of Horror VIII: 3
The Cartridge Family: 3
Bart Star: 2.5
The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons: 3
Lisa the Skeptic: 2.5
Realty Bites: 2
Miracle on Evergreen Terrace: 2.5
All Singing, All Dancing: 1.5
Bart Carny: 1.5
The Joy of Sect: 2
Das Bus: 2.5
The Last Temptation of Krust: 3.5
Dumbbell Indemnity: 3
Lisa the Simpson: 3
Simpson Tide: 3
The Trouble with Trillions: 2
Girly Edition: 2.5
Trash of the Titans: 2
King of the Hill: 3
Lost Our Lisa: 3.5
Natural Born Kissers: 3

Season 10
Lard of the Dance: 3
The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace: 2.5
Bart the Mother: 1.5
Treehouse of Horror IX: 3
When You Dish Upon a Star: 2.5
D'oh!-in in the Wind: 2.5
Lisa Gets an A: 3
Homer Simpson in "Kidney Trouble": 1.5
Mayored to the Mob: 3.5
Viva Ned Flanders: 2.5
Wild Barts Can't Be Broken: 2.5
Sunday, Cruddy Sunday: 1.5
Homer to the Max: 1.5
I'm With Cupid: 3
Marge Simpson in "Screaming Yellow Honkers": 2
Make Room For Lisa: 1.5
Maximum Homerdrive: 3
Simpsons Bible Stories: 2.5
Mom and Pop Art: 3
The Old Man and the C Student: 3
Monty Can't Buy Me Love: 3
They Saved Lisa's Brain: 3
Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo: 4

Season 11
Beyond Blunderdome: 3
Brother's Little Helper: 2.5
Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner: 3
Treehouse of Horror X: 3.5
E-I-E-I-D'oh!: 4
Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder: 1.5
Eight Misbehavin': 3
Take My Wife, Sleaze: 3
Grift of the Magi: 3.5
Little Big Mom: 3
Faith Off: 2.5
The Mansion Family: 1.5
Saddlesore Galactica: 2
Alone Again Natura-Diddly: 3
Missionary: Impossible: 3
Pygmoelian: 3.5
Bart to the Future: 1
Days of Wine and D'oh!ses: 3.5
Kill the Alligator and Run: 1
Last Tap Dance in Springfield: 3
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge: 3
Behind the Laughter: 5

Season 12
Treehouse of Horror XI: 2.5
A Tale of Two Springfields: 3
Insane Clown Poppy: 3
Lisa the Treehugger: 3
Homer vs. Dignity: 2
The Computer Wore Menace Shoes: 2.5
The Great Money Caper: 3
Skinner's Sense of Snow: 3
HOMR: 4
Pokey Mom: 2
Worst Episode Ever: 4
Tennis the Menace: 2
Day of the Jackanapes: 2.5
Hungry Hungry Homer: 3.5
Bye Bye Nerdy: 2.5
Simpson Safari: 0.5
Trilogy of Error: 4
I'm Goin' to Praiseland: 2
Children of a Lesser Clod: 2.5
Simpsons Tall Tales: 2.5

Season 13
Treehouse of Horror XII: 3.5
The Parent Rap: 2.5
Homer the Moe: 2
Hunka Hunka Burns in Love: 2.5
The Blunder Years: 2
She of Little Faith: 3.5
Brawl in the Family: 1
Sweet and Sour Marge: 3
Jaws Wired Shut: 2
Half-Decent Proposal: 3.5
The Bart Wants What it Wants: 3.5
The Lastest Gun in the West: 2
The Old Man and the Key: 3.5
Tales from the Public Domain: 3
Blame It on Lisa: 3.5
Weekend at Burnsie's: 3
Gump Roast: 1.5
I Am Furious Yellow: 3.5
The Sweetest Apu: 3
Little Girl in the Big Ten: 3
The Frying Game: 3
Papa's Got a Brand New Badge: 3

Season 14
Treehouse of Horror XIII: 2.5
How I Spent My Strummer Vacation: 2
Bart vs. Lisa in the Third Grade: 1.5
Large Marge: 2.5
Helter Shelter: 2
The Great Louse Detective: 4
Special Edna: 3.5
The Dad Who Knew Too Little: 3.5
Strong Arms of the Ma:
Pray Anything:
Barting Over: 2
I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can: 3
A Star is Born Again: 3
Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington: 3
C.E.D'oh!: 4
'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky:
Three Gays of the Condo: 2.5
Dude, Where's My Ranch?:
Old Yeller Belly:
Brake My Wife, Please: 3
The Bart of War: 1
Moe Baby Blues: 4

Season 15
Treehouse of Horror XIV: 2
My Mother the Carjacker: 4
The President Wore Pearls: 3
The Regina Monologues: 2.5
The Fat and the Furriest: 1.5
Today I Am A Klown: 3.5
'Tis the Fifteenth Season: 2.5
Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples, Teens and Gays: 1
I, D'oh!-bot: 4
Diatribe of a Mad Housewife: 3.5


What! I have watched and rewatched every Simpsons episode many times. Obvioulsy there are some "weak" (by Simpsons standards) episodes. But I don't think I would give any Simpsons episode(with the exception of Helter Shelter) less than 3 out of 5!
It seems to have become "Cool" within the fan communty to bash newer Simpsons episodes. I call this "Phantom Menace sindrome". Something gets criticised so much by hardcore fans that they start to believe it's worse than it ever could be. If you just sit back and watch, you'll realise that it's actually pretty bloody good!
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« Reply #636 on: 02-04-2004 14:37 »

Yeah J.Stewert wrote moe baby blues, which I was unable to see despite leelaholics insitence.
and Brian Kelly (although he only wrote one ep in season 1) wrote a Star is re-born
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #637 on: 02-04-2004 14:38 »

Whereas you, of course, have got "Simpsons Defence Syndrome", which causes you to hype up all the episodes to counter those who genuinely believe that the show is past it's prime. It's a double-edged syringe, M!  tongue
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« Reply #638 on: 02-04-2004 14:47 »

I though M jackson would have been making quite a good example, where he not comparing it to the phantom menace.

Well snpp.com has finally done some big updates in the sceduling although still none in the U.K
although I know that Today I Am a clown airs at 6:30 pm this sunday (8th feb)
Its FABF01 so its the first real season 15 episode
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« Reply #639 on: 02-04-2004 14:53 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
I though M jackson would have been making quite a good example, where he not comparing it to the phantom menace.
I just really like it OK  smile

I can see why some people don't. But the sad fact is most of them were no longer 14 years old when it first came out (as with the original Star wars) I on the other hand, was 14 and I loved it.  smile
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