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Blackadder11

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« Reply #680 on: 03-29-2004 02:40 »
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Originally posted by leelaholic:
Just in time for tonight's viewing, it's the promo card for..

"The Wandering Juvie"

I haven't even seen the episode, but I bet there are quite a few jokes at the expense of her name.
Ranadok

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« Reply #681 on: 03-29-2004 03:10 »
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The Wandering Juvie: Good episode, constantly funny with only a few failed gags and lack of real character in Gina keeping it down. Currently sitting at A-, or 4.5/5.

Blackadder: I don't remember any jokes about her name... But I wasn't looking out for them.
Blackadder11

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« Reply #682 on: 03-29-2004 03:42 »
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I'm looking at Vendetti Gina.
Ranadok

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« Reply #683 on: 03-29-2004 03:46 »

I didn't even notice that...
Nurdbot

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« Reply #684 on: 03-29-2004 04:03 »

Eh, neither did I.
M Jackson
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« Reply #685 on: 03-29-2004 05:51 »

I saw I,DohBot on Sky 1 last night and it was a really funny episode. I remember when I first heard about this episode (Homer and Bart build a robot) I thought it sounded terrible. I really thought it would be one of the worst episoes ever! But guess what, It's really good!
The Snowball subplot was enjoyable, I liked the pinch of black humour. The opening scene of Milhouse running as fast as he can to get to Bart's house was brilliant, pure classic era quality.
I also noticed that the animation in Season 15 is looking better again. The colours and character models are back on track as feel like Season 4 again. Anyway, good stuff I'm really enjoying this Season, but I wish Sky One would show them every week and in order! I'm starting to feel like a frustrated Futurama fan............Oh wait!
Nurdbot

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« Reply #686 on: 03-29-2004 09:23 »

I agree, I enjoyed most of it including Milhouse's enterence. The only part I hated was the spring-loaded First Aid box. Could have been a funny gag WITHOUT Homer getting hurt.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #687 on: 03-29-2004 10:20 »

Wandering Juvie was good. Really good, in fact. Best of the season. Most of the gags were funny. I liked the little-girl hooker line of clothing.

"I can't wear that! I'm 8 years old!"
"So is your look."

Also, Cletus's wittling cracked me up. Funniest thing I've seen on The Simpsons in ages. It kind of struck me as Futurama-ish, though I can't explain why. I can't think of any similar jokes that have appeared on Futurama...it just had that weird, kinda dry quality to it, where it seems like it would only be funny to me.

As for the story, I didn't really have any problems with it, except for the cheesy ending(almost saved by the warden's gag, but not quite).

After the episode was over, I was left in shock that I actually thoroughly enjoyed it. "Maybe I'm drunk", I thought. But then the Simpsons Go To England And Meet Crappy Celebrities episode came on, and it was awful. Especially the parts where they go to england, and meet crappy celebrities. Terrible.

So yeah. Maybe that first episode really was good.
M Jackson
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« Reply #688 on: 03-29-2004 11:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
 The only part I hated was the spring-loaded First Aid box. Could have been a funny gag WITHOUT Homer getting hurt.

Are you kiddin'? That's what made it great  smile
Well it made me laugh anyway. I also loved the bit when Lisa comes into the living room to find Snowball 3 floating face down in the fish tank. So unexpected and so cruel. I nearly spat my drink out.
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« Reply #689 on: 03-29-2004 11:41 »

I loved Homer's dream.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #690 on: 03-29-2004 11:46 »

The bit with Snowball III was indeed quite unexpected, which is why it made me laugh. (Who else thought they'd have to get rid of the cat because it ate the fish?).

The spring-loaded First Aid kit was amusing, until Homer started running around screaming (which is generally my problem with their "HAHAHAHAHA! Homer's hurt! HAHAHAAHAH!" gags).

And of course, I loved the Robocop nod with the ED-209 alike (even if Family Guy did it years ago  wink).
Nurdbot

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« Reply #691 on: 03-29-2004 12:00 »

I never expected the death of Snowball III, like Cyber I thought it was going to be the fish.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #692 on: 03-29-2004 13:59 »
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Seeing that promo card, with the purple in her hair, the first thing I thought of was Leela   big grin
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« Reply #693 on: 03-29-2004 15:22 »

Wow even the cynics seem to be enjoying the show more.
Kryten

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« Reply #694 on: 03-29-2004 16:18 »

Yeah, we like it when the show doesn't suck. And this episode VERY didn't suck.
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #695 on: 03-29-2004 16:23 »
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Wait, are we talking about "I D'OHbot" or "The Wandering Juvie"?
Nurdbot

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« Reply #696 on: 03-29-2004 16:29 »

I D'Ohbot. It's nice to see the show is returning to it's original roots in it's last days.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #697 on: 03-29-2004 16:34 »

"The Wandering Juvie"
Ehhhhhh... that episode wasn't so great. But it wasn't bad either. There were some funny moments, such as the little hooker line and Cletus wittling the future, but the story was shaky and it wasn't consistantly funny. It was just one of those 'meh' episodes where you don't even want to bother to talk about. But it was a little better than last weeks.
Grade: 2.5/5
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #698 on: 03-29-2004 16:36 »

The only problem I had with "The Wandering Juvie" was that it was too moral. Other than that, it was great, just like every other Simpsons episode.
leelaholic

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« Reply #699 on: 03-29-2004 17:06 »
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Short review.

"The Wandering Juvie"

Very good. Some jokes fell a little flat, but I guess that's true with anything. A nicely paced plot that was also pretty funny.


-Treehouse of Horror XIV B-
-My Mother the Carjacker A+
-The President Wore Pearls A
-The Regina Monologues B+
-The Fat and the Furriest C
-Today, I Am a Clown B
-'Tis the 15th Season A+
-Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless couples and Teens and Gays D-
-I, D'oh-bot A
-Diatribe of a Mad Housewife B+
-Margical History Tour D
-Milhouse Doesn't Live here Anymore B
-Smart and Smarter B+
-The Ziff That Came To Dinner D+
-Co-Dependents Day B-
-The Wandering Juvie B+  smile
bender+fry

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« Reply #700 on: 03-29-2004 20:06 »

dammit you did it again. 'Tis the 15th Season is NOT as good as say Mother Simpson, so it SHOULD NOT be rated an A+. but other than that, the list looks great.  smile
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #701 on: 03-29-2004 22:39 »

I liked "Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples, and Teens and Gays" more than "Today, I Am A Clown" and "Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore" but thats just me.
David A

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« Reply #702 on: 03-30-2004 00:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
Seeing that promo card, with the purple in her hair, the first thing I thought of was Leela    big grin

Really?  When I saw her hair, the first thing I thought of was Roxy, from Gen 13.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #703 on: 03-30-2004 01:50 »

[Hyatt]Um...Sempei...[/Hyatt]

Uh, I don't know what you are talking about David.
David A

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« Reply #704 on: 03-30-2004 04:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Uh, I don't know what you are talking about David.


Roxy is the one on the right.
Gorky

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« Reply #705 on: 03-30-2004 08:11 »
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I liked this one. The story was great, most of the jokes worked, and Sarah Michelle Gellar was great. Overall, a better season 15 episode, maybe an A- or 4/5.

I have to say there were some things that I disliked, and one was the way that they hinted at a possible relationship between Bart and Gina, but whenever they tried to develop it, it seemed out of place. So, my conclusion on any relationship between them is this: they're just friends.

I also thought that Homer being caught in the escolator was funny, but it reminded me of the Scully days.

Now the things I liked. I thought that they did an okay job developing Gina to the point where you could still sympathize with the fact that she has no family, even though you've only known her for 20 minutes.

Bart was great in this episode. He was funny and innocent, especially in the second and third acts. I think that his childish innocence is one of his redeeming qualities.

Great episode, and I hope that the rest of season 15 is more like it.
Kryten

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« Reply #706 on: 03-30-2004 12:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
I D'Ohbot. It's nice to see the show is returning to it's original roots in it's last days.

*I* was talking about "The Wandering Juvie".

Not only was the plot good, the animation was just short of amazing. Check out the blacksmith scene for an idea of what I'm talking about.

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« Reply #707 on: 03-30-2004 13:37 »
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Yeah Both and I (annoyed grunt) bot
and wandering juvie were directed by lauren macmullan who it seems is an incredible director
 although I'm yet to see Wandering Juvie it seems she's surpassed herself again.
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« Reply #708 on: 03-30-2004 14:38 »


I liked Wandering Juvie. I especially liked how Cletus can predict the future. It had a good plot and was pretty well executed. Although the ending was a little predictable, it still was a good episode.
Matt Wilson

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« Reply #709 on: 03-30-2004 15:41 »

Does anyone have any info on "The Way We Weren't?" It's written by Futurama's own J. Stewart Burns, so therefore it should be perfect quality A #1 super awesome.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #710 on: 03-30-2004 15:43 »

That's BS. Stewart Burns wrote his fair share of turkeys on Futurama.  hmpf

 Anyways, I don't have any info, but I know he's already written another Simpsons episode, "Moe Baby Blues", which I believe went down quite well.
Matt Wilson

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« Reply #711 on: 03-30-2004 15:57 »

Roswell That Ends Well is a turkey?
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #712 on: 03-30-2004 16:14 »
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I don't think Mouse On Venus meant that everything Stewart Burns writes is a turkey, just that we can't jump to the conclusion that it's going to be great just if Stewart Burns wrote it.
canned eggs

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« Reply #713 on: 03-30-2004 16:18 »

Wandering Juvie was alright.  I'll have to see it again to know if it stands up or not.  It was a nice old style episode; that is, Bart was the one getting into misadventures, not the straight man to the Homer jokes, the plot was consistent and didn't unravel in the third act, the guest star was actually playing a part and the actor's celebrity wasn't intrusive. 

It didn't hit very hard, even though it tried to deal in serious emotion at times, but I suppose it could be a sign that the show is on its way back up.  It's certainly better than the last one.
leelaholic

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« Reply #714 on: 03-30-2004 17:07 »

 
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Originally posted by bender&fry:
dammit you did it again. 'Tis the 15th Season is NOT as good as say Mother Simpson, so it SHOULD NOT be rated an A+.
That's because I'm grading on a curve. Meaning, that's what it ranks as opposed to other Jean episodes. In the context of the series, it's an "A".

"My Mother the Carjacker", on the other hand, gets an "A+" without grading on a curve.

"My Mother the Carjacker" A+
"'Tis the Fifteenth Season" A

(IMO)  smile
DotheBartman

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« Reply #715 on: 03-30-2004 17:41 »
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For "The Way We Weren't": We don't have an official description yet.  However, Dan Castellenetta said an upcoming episode will have "Homer and Marge discussing past romances", and the title itself suggests a flashback to their life before meeting (Jean himself said an episode would show them as ten year olds in a commentary track), so we can sort of put the pieces together.

As for Stewart Burns, what did he write?  Mars University, A Head in the Polls, Cryonic Women, Where the Buggalo Roam, and Roswell That Ends Well, right?  Am I missing any or putting any wrong ones in there?

Anyways, to be honest the only Futurama episode I even think is weak of the ones he wrote is Mars University (and its still genuinely enjoyable in its own right).  I personally enjoy Cryonic Women and the others are great, with Roswell and Head in the Polls being highlights.  And Moe Baby Blues was the best Simpsons episode since season eight too.  So I think he knows what he's doing.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #716 on: 03-30-2004 18:19 »
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DTB, you missed out "My Three Suns" and "The Deep South". And I happen to think Cryonic Woman was a poor episode, so there.  tongue

 
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Originally posted by J.P. Diddy Wow:
I don't think Mouse On Venus meant that everything Stewart Burns writes is a turkey, just that we can't jump to the conclusion that it's going to be great just if Stewart Burns wrote it.

That's exactly what I meant. Good interpreting, JPDW.   wink
DotheBartman

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« Reply #717 on: 03-30-2004 18:36 »

Hmm...those two make his record more questionable actually.  Deep South and  My Three Suns aren't bad, but the former is one of the weakest episodes and the latter was one of the more forgettable episodes.

But, everything since Futurama's second season that he has written has been great, so I'm keeping the faith.  smile
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #718 on: 03-30-2004 18:40 »

It's funny that, 'coz I love "The Deep South", it's got a lot of good gags in it. I also watched "My Three Suns" yesterday and was also pleasantly surprised: there were quite a few more great lines in there than I remembered.

 Still, to be fair, plot-wise neither of those two are the most tight.
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« Reply #719 on: 03-30-2004 18:43 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
And Moe Baby Blues was the best Simpsons episode since season eight too.  So I think he knows what he's doing.

I dunno, I don't think it's better than "Lisa's Sax". But a) that's a Season Eight holdover and b) that's my opinion.

Curse that American Bill of Rights!  wink
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