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DrThunder88

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« Reply #80 on: 12-03-2001 01:28 »

A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love

Another waste of time, celluloid, and electricity.

Why were the Simpsons in Chinatown?  Where is that Chinatown?  I couldn't get past that part of the episode for the entire half-hour.  Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but when Homer becomes a fortune cookie fortune writer I say enough.  When he became an astronaut, I said nothing.  When he became a food critic, I said nothing.  When he became a freaking Day-Care owner, I was agitated but said nothing.  This is too much...much too much.  His buddy-buddy interactions Mr. Burns are so uncharacteristic of both of their characters that it's stopped being humorous.  It was funny in "Mountain of Madness," and it became old-hat by "Monty Can't Buy Me Love."  Furthermore (there's always a 'furthermore'), I was rather disgusted with the sex being overheard by the kids.  Perhaps my sagely countenance induces a prudence trancending my callowness, but that mise-en-scene truly repelled me.

Now it's time to rant about the guest star.  I like Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  She's a beautiful woman and a humorous actress, but, jeez, she has an annoying voice.  They might as well have had Kathy Griffin do the voice or have Lisa Kudrow come back.

The ending was also lame, not truly bad, but lame.  Those "walk off talking" endings really bug me as they seem to indicate a real lack of ability to close a story.
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« Reply #81 on: 12-03-2001 14:10 »

A Hunka Hunka Burns In Love
My review: It was quite good, compared to how worse I thought it maybe could have been. It had good laughs and a good plot.
Grade: A-.

   
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« Reply #82 on: 12-03-2001 16:25 »
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In the words of the Bart from better days, last night's episode "both sucked and blowed."

I agree with all of Dr.Thunder's points (except I didn't find Julia Louis-Dreyfus's voice irritating), but I'm going to add, I thought the "I wish they'd stop beating up on Tibet-town" remark was in bad taste. Yes, China acts terribly towards Tibet, but I found it neither clever nor funny -- maybe I have no sense of humour, but it just seemed too nasty to be entertaining.
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« Reply #83 on: 12-03-2001 16:44 »

 
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My review: It was quite good, compared to how worse I thought it maybe could have been.
That is one of the worst sentences I think I have ever seen on this board (that doesn't include Nurdbot).  Even if I extract meaning out of it, "It was quite good and could have been much worse," it still makes no sense.  How can something be 'quite good' and not possess the ability to be worse?

Sorry, back to my disagreement.
 
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It had good laughs and a good plot.
Grade: A-.


Good Laughs: 1
Good Plot: 0

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« Reply #84 on: 12-03-2001 22:17 »

It was better than the last few episodes, that's for sure. It had some ok jokes, and while the story sucked, at least it made sense, except for maybe the ending which sucked a lot. It would have been nice if they had, you know, an actual reason for the girl to go back to Snake.

I thought the fortune cookie thing was kinda funny, but otherwise I agree 100% with DrThunder's assessment of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the "walk off talking" endings.
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« Reply #85 on: 12-04-2001 00:10 »
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It would have been nice if they had, you know, an actual reason for the girl to go back to Snake.

Girl-"...your bad attitude, your (gulp) dangerous tattoos, and your...(orgasm) ...prison sculpted body.....!!"
Need I explain further?    roll eyes Some chicks are really into being mistreated.
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« Reply #86 on: 12-04-2001 10:29 »

Eh. I guess that would be her reason for liking him in the first place, but I didn't buy the way she started listing various characteristics, suddenly falling for him again.

Besides, isn't she a cop? You'd think she of all people wouldn't go for the criminal types. Oh well.
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« Reply #87 on: 12-04-2001 23:14 »

That's the way 'some' female minds work. Beware.
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« Reply #88 on: 12-09-2001 20:52 »
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The Blunder Years (12-9-01)
Why do I have a feeling that that title was used before, by The Simpsons?[/i]
Half-decent episode.  First one I've seen in a while that hasn't made me sick to my stomach.  Major breach of continuity, but hey, whatcha gonna do?  Several laughs, and I don't think Homer bled once.  All in all, a step up from the travesties known as the beginning of season 13.
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« Reply #89 on: 12-09-2001 23:28 »

FYI, tonight's episode was called The Blunder Years. I liked it.

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« Reply #90 on: 12-10-2001 18:45 »

Damn, I forgot about the Simpsons last night! Well, I was watching Sleepless in Seattle, which at least I knew would be good. ("Hello, Diane -- take a look at these Swatches!&quot wink

Anyway, what was last night's Simpsons about?

That oughta learn 'im to bust my termater.
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« Reply #91 on: 12-11-2001 13:26 »

Is it just me or has Homer completely stopped bleeding, getting vicioucly hurt, etc? YAAAY! Al Jean is doing wonders. This episode was alright, and better than the first two of the season. Act one with the hypnotist was esp. good.

Hypnotist: You are now a famous historian!
Homer: Look! I'm a famous historian!
Hypnotist: You are now Emily Dickinson!
Homer: Look people! I am Emily Dickinson!

Pick up those books, Homer  big grin
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« Reply #92 on: 12-11-2001 13:52 »

Actually, JC, this was another leftover from the Scully era. This Sunday's ep, She of Little Faith, is the first true Al Jean episode.
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« Reply #93 on: 12-11-2001 14:45 »

 
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That is one of the worst sentences I think I have ever seen on this board (that doesn't include Nurdbot). Even if I extract meaning out of it, "It was quite good and could have been much worse," it still makes no sense. How can something be 'quite good' and not possess the ability to be worse?
Sorry, back to my disagreement.


 Good Laughs: 1
Good Plot: 0


I didn't make my review too long, because I didn't feel like it. It doesn't matter either way.

   
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« Reply #94 on: 12-16-2001 14:24 »
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Well over here in England the episode "Homer the Moe" has just aired. What can I say apart from the fact that it's one of the worst episodes I've ever seen, I even prefered Simpson Safari. Although I love The Simpsons I found it hard to like this episode. I can stretch to it's ok but there are so many flaws.

 Apart from re-used plots I found that the animation wasn't quite up to scratch, this is the first season 13 episode I've seen so I don't know if it's recuring. In season 12 the animation was excellent but in Homer the Moe I found some blur & sometimes the line around Homers stubble was too thick. Whats with Barny now, he's all slick, I don't get it.

 The best bit was when Homer opened the beer with his stomach button, that was class. Overall I am dissapionted, worth watching but so far behind the classics.
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« Reply #95 on: 12-16-2001 14:40 »

Barney kicked his beer habit, and is now hooked on caffine (various coffees, etc). Thats why he looks different, but sometimes he looks the way he used to.
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« Reply #96 on: 12-16-2001 15:21 »

Thanx Chump, do you know which episode this happend in?
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« Reply #97 on: 12-16-2001 20:00 »

No prob. Episode:

"Days of Wine and D'Ohses"
1118 BABF14
Original Airdate: 4/09/00

After Homer accidentally sets fire to the backyard, he takes refuge in Moe's, where Barney is busy complaining that his friends missed his birthday. Homer reminds Barney that he threw him a party and shows him a video of the drunken birthday boy to prove it. Barney is so embarrassed he vows to quit drinking and take the helicopter lessons Moe bought him for his birthday. Meanwhile, back at the Simpson house, Bart and Lisa enter a competition to create a new cover for the Springfield phone book. Finding an old camera, they set out to snap the winning photo. But while taking a picture from a scenic outlook, a stray flash bulb creates a brush fire, leaving Bart and Lisa trapped while a fire rages all around them. A newly sober Barney is the only man who can save them.

Season 11.
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« Reply #98 on: 12-16-2001 20:36 »

Right now, I am really getting sick of Lisa's flavors of the month.  Buddhist now, eh?  That makes her, what, a vegitarian, an environmental activist, and a Buddhist at the tender age of what, 9?  And why the heck was Richard Gere in this episode?
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« Reply #99 on: 12-16-2001 20:47 »

I liked todays episode,then they got the 3 mins at the end then it sucked.It was like they made up and end fast to have someing Christmas in it.Todays new episode was a C-
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« Reply #100 on: 12-16-2001 23:28 »

 
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Right now, I am really getting sick of Lisa's flavors of the month.  Buddhist now, eh?  That makes her, what, a vegitarian, an environmental activist, and a Buddhist at the tender age of what, 9?  And why the heck was Richard Gere in this episode?

Expect "Lisa the Black Lesbian Wicca" next season. It's the only way the character can get any more PC.

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« Reply #101 on: 12-16-2001 23:55 »

But when she screamed "I'm a Buddhist!", I can't help but laugh when Flanders said, "My Satan sense is tingling!"
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« Reply #102 on: 12-16-2001 23:58 »

I still wanna know what purpose Richard Gere served.  He didn't even have comedic value.  And since when are Lenny and Carl Buddhists?
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« Reply #103 on: 12-17-2001 00:19 »

 
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 Expect "Lisa the Black Lesbian Wicca" next season. It's the only way the character can get any more PC.

I agree. I do gotta say though, that the 1st act stuff with Homer Bart & Milhouse with the rocket was pretty good. But the hamster thing ruined it.

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« Reply #104 on: 12-17-2001 00:31 »

Hamster thing, eh? I guess THAT'S why Richard Gere was there.

I missed most of the first act. The rest of it didn't seem all that funny to me, and Marge and Lisa both acted way too stupid. Oh and Richard Gere was so sucky it hurt. But it wasn't too bad...I'd say it's a step up from all the season 12 holdovers we've seen so far.
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« Reply #105 on: 12-17-2001 11:10 »

 
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But when she screamed "I'm a Buddhist!", I can't help but laugh when Flanders said, "My Satan sense is tingling!"

They were meant to be a joke, they're just wannabe Buddhists. Didn't you hear them pray? "Who like short shorts," "I like short shorts" And Carl doesn't know who Buddha is.

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« Reply #106 on: 12-17-2001 11:51 »

Many Simpsons-fans here, 'ey? Well, how about attendingSimpsons philosophy class at Siena Heights U?
Just read the article, I thought it was funny  smile Maybe this gives way for other, perhaps even more interesting, animated series as classes at the universities...?
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« Reply #107 on: 12-17-2001 12:49 »

Sienna Heights sucks, even for a dorky, small liberal arts college.
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« Reply #108 on: 12-17-2001 14:20 »

She of Little Faith

My review: It was really a good plot. Whatwith Lisa and religion once again, nice classic laughs and more. Surely a season 13 favourite, in my opinion.
Rating: A+.

   
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« Reply #109 on: 12-17-2001 15:46 »

Greg, I respect you opinion to the extent PEEL law requires and no more. It wasn't a very good episode. Especailly the Richard Gere thing. Another example of forcing a celebrity voice into the show. They should go back to the old way, getting celebrities to do people that aren't them (Phil Hartman anyone?). Obviously, Richard Gere was the only Buddist celebrity they could find.
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« Reply #110 on: 12-17-2001 17:23 »

I'm going to have to side with the canadian chump above me.
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« Reply #111 on: 12-17-2001 17:31 »

I can't decide as I havn't yet seen the episode.
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« Reply #112 on: 12-18-2001 04:50 »

I guess they used Richard Gere because the Dalai Lama was unavailable  tongue
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« Reply #113 on: 12-18-2001 14:38 »

I thought it was a good episode.  Not perfect, so I'd give it a B+.  I didn't like the hamster part, and putting Richard Gere in it was pretty stupid.  I wish they'd just get rid of the gratuitous celebrity guest appearances, but I doubt it's gonna happen.  Other than that, I loved it.  It's my favorite this season so far.
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« Reply #114 on: 12-18-2001 17:45 »

Something about the tone of this seasons Simpsons rubs me the wrong way.
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« Reply #115 on: 12-18-2001 22:17 »

The episode was pretty good compared to some awful Simpsons as of late.  This past season has really capitalized on Mr. Burns.  I think the entire season is going by well.

Lisa a Buddist?  I didn't see that coming  roll eyes  the plot was pretty poor but it had some good laughs. C++++ ok maybe a B-  smile
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« Reply #116 on: 12-19-2001 21:19 »

Hank Azaria has his own show on NBC?  Why would a rat leave a ship?
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« Reply #117 on: 12-19-2001 21:56 »

I haven't seen or even heard of his NBC show. But I'm pretty sure he hasn't left The Simpsons, if that's what you are asking. I imagine voice work doesn't take up too much of his time...he did Herman's Head and a bunch of movies without leaving the show.
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« Reply #118 on: 12-19-2001 23:38 »

Hell, look at Futurama. These guys do voices for half a dozen cartoons at any given time, and Lauren Tom still had enough time to be on "DAG" AND give birth. Now THAT'S dedicaton.

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« Reply #119 on: 12-20-2001 00:42 »

Because of all the screen time that Amy gets . . .
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