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SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #720 on: 10-06-2004 10:25 »
« Last Edit on: 10-06-2004 10:25 »

Bart Mangled Banner.

It was on... and stuff happened... and... yeah. I actually can't remember much. I don't think it deserved all the hate it got. Just another mediocre ep (unless I missed a one of those really awful jokes...)

Final Grade: ?

Er, ah, top of the page expectoration on the guy below me.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #721 on: 10-06-2004 14:12 »
« Last Edit on: 10-06-2004 14:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
Holy fucking shit dude!! Season Five in December, this is GREAT!!

It would be great if it were true, but they say this every year, and it always slips to the year after...

Anyway, I've seen another ep, but it turns out it's not that new. I haven't seen it before though, so I'll review it anyway... "The Old Man and the Key". This was quite a reasonable episode, it was good to see Grandpa get a staring role, and Homer's role reversal with him was great. Some nice jokes, and quite a good plot, although it did remind me somewhat of that Season 2 ep where Grandpa falls in love with that woman who dies. This has enough newness to make it good. Pity about a couple of shitty jokes, like the hub cap following Grandpa, and that man turning to ashes when he says he's already dead. Pretty good otherwise though... 

DotheBartman

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« Reply #722 on: 10-06-2004 16:32 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
  It would be great if it were true, but they say this every year, and it always slips to the year after...


The difference here is that usually its just vague speculation (either from a random producer, or even just a dvd/simpsons site), where here we have actual specific information and a specific date.  With that said Amazon is listing it as January 21 (instead of December 21), but even if it really gets pushed to January at least we know it'll be coming out around that time, and a lot more quickly then usual.

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #723 on: 10-06-2004 16:46 »

Well I just hope you're right. Only yesterday I checked amazon.com and it said that the studio isn't currently producing the title, but you could be notified when they do. So it's clool to see today they have a date. The worrying thing is that amazon.co.uk don't even have it listed at all...
DotheBartman

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« Reply #724 on: 10-06-2004 16:52 »

Well it hasn't been announced for UK yet, and I guess probably won't until we see a more official press release from Fox.  Going by the usual pattern I'd say a month or two after U.S. release it will come out there, but we'll see.  Either way, good news for Region 1 is good news for Region 2.
Ranadok

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« Reply #725 on: 10-06-2004 17:13 »

It isn't up on Amazon.ca, and us Canucks have the same release date as the US for practically everything. They are likely just waiting for more offical word, I guess.
leelaholic

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« Reply #726 on: 10-06-2004 21:08 »

Season five in December? *Has a heart attack*

Hopefully, this means that season six will be out in June, because that would be awesome.
newhook_1

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« Reply #727 on: 10-06-2004 21:58 »

I saw some season 15 episodes in syndication today. I'm not sure if they had cut jokes in season 14 (I heard that they didn't) or not but "The Regina Monolouges" and "I (annoyed grunt)bot" had jokes cut out of them.
Beamer

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« Reply #728 on: 10-06-2004 22:21 »
« Last Edit on: 10-06-2004 22:21 »

As promised, my final grade for each episode...

Treehouse Of Horror XIV: C+
My Mother The Carjacker: A-
The President Wore Pearls: B+
The Regina Monologues: C-
The Fat And The Furious: D+
Today, I Am A Klown: D
'Tis The Fifteenth Season: B-
Marge vs Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples And Teens, And Gays: C+
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: A-
The Ziff Who Came To Dinner: C-
Co-Dependant's Day: D+
The Wandering Juvie: B+
My Big Fat Geek Wedding: D
Catch 'Em If You Can: C
Simple Simpson: B+
The Way We Weren't: A
Bart-Mangled Banner: C+
Fraudcast News: C

5 BEST EPISODES:
1. The Way We Weren't
2. I, D'ohbot
3. Smart And Smarter
4. My Mother The Carjacker
5. Simple Simpson

Overall, a few bad episodes, but currently the best season since Season 9... Also, I just want to say that I remember giving Season 14 a LOT of shit last year, and after re-watching a lot of Season 14 episodes, it wasn't half as bad as I remember it being. Still, Season 15's been better than 14 as a whole.    smile
DotheBartman

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« Reply #729 on: 10-06-2004 22:32 »

Newhook, here's the season 14 cuts guide:
 http://snpp.com/episodes/scg-14.txt

Nothing too drastic but there are cuts, including some jokes.

Also, this thread is nearing its end (20 pages expires a thread, right?) so we'll need a new one soon.  I propose it be called "Revenge of the Simp".
M0le

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« Reply #730 on: 10-07-2004 01:58 »

Oh great, I missed another Season 15 episode. Oh well, people've been telling me it was bad anyway.  tongue
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« Reply #731 on: 10-07-2004 02:47 »

Regina should have gotten a D-, if you are British you know why.
Beamer

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« Reply #732 on: 10-07-2004 03:04 »
« Last Edit on: 10-07-2004 03:04 »

For the record, my family happens to be British, and even though I live in Australia - I was born in the UK. I mean, big deal - so Britain was portrayed completely inaccurately. In "Bart vs Australia", they showed Australia as being some extremely backwards country with a Prime Minister who enjoys floating in a creek & living next-door to regular people, Kangaroos just hopping down the street, members of the public with terrible attempts at Aussie accents claiming bullfrogs should be called "Chazwozzas", and a legal system that prides itself on booting people up the ass. NONE of it is true, it's all just an exaguration of the Aussie stereotype... but that's why I love that episode.

Everyone should know by now that the 'Simpsons go to another country' episodes should never, ever be taken seriously...
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #733 on: 10-07-2004 03:20 »

The best part of the "Chazwozzas" joke is that their actually making fun of Aboriginal names for animals. Fantasticly un-pc.  big grin
winna

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« Reply #734 on: 10-07-2004 04:15 »

That episode came on today... what a coincidence.  And no one ever took that episode seriously... except me  roll eyes
bender+fry

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« Reply #735 on: 10-07-2004 05:55 »

I saw "HOMR" for the second time today, and I have to say it got better. All jokes were fresh, and I picked up a new one, as follows:
[Homer]Animation is better than......whatever the alternative is.[/Homer]

I also noticed that in the episode (name forgotten) that Barney quits being an alchoholic, when Bart and Lisa are standing on top of a hill, you see what looks like the St. Louis Arch in Springfield. Has this already been discussed and dismissed, or is this new?
Nurdbot

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« Reply #736 on: 10-07-2004 07:03 »

Beamer:
I thought Japan was portrayed very well, but the Aussie one at least has some funny jokes.
M0le

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« Reply #737 on: 10-07-2004 07:35 »

Apparently Japan was actually portrayed pretty accurately, they do have toilets that do that.
winna

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« Reply #738 on: 10-07-2004 09:08 »

I see you've played Knifey Spooney before...
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« Reply #739 on: 10-07-2004 14:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
For the record, my family happens to be British, and even though I live in Australia - I was born in the UK. I mean, big deal - so Britain was portrayed completely inaccurately. In "Bart vs Australia", they showed Australia as being some extremely backwards country with a Prime Minister who enjoys floating in a creek & living next-door to regular people, ...

I'd prefer it if they did that than to have him make a guest appearnce on the show.
The difference is that the austaralian jokes were funny, and there were lots of other non austaralian joke that were very funny to.

The same can't be said for regina monolouges.


M0le

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« Reply #740 on: 10-07-2004 20:23 »

And? Because one has funny jokes and the other doesn't is the complete basis for why it's OK to make fun of one country and not another? I have no problem with them making fun of Australia, I loved it and it's actually one of my favourite episodes. While 'Regina Monologues' wasn't very good, Brits need to get over how they were portrayed.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #741 on: 10-08-2004 02:18 »

No offence M0le, but the episode has TONY BLAIR as a guest star. TONY FUCKING BLAIR!

Also, I want to punch the queen for being alive. This episode has increased my hate for her as well. It's a bad episode with a lame plot, deal with it.
winna

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« Reply #742 on: 10-08-2004 02:56 »

Also it has Jean Luc Picard on it.  And he gets struck by lightning ^_^
DotheBartman

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« Reply #743 on: 10-08-2004 02:58 »

To be fair I don't think the Queen played herself, if that's what you're getting at.  Though obviously Blair alone was reason enough for me to permanentally skip that one (yep, still haven't watched it; its a "lost" episode to me basically, and I prefer to just disregard it like it doesn't exist).
Nurdbot

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« Reply #744 on: 10-08-2004 03:02 »

I hate the Queen for being in it. I hate it when the World thinks we love her. I hate the Queen in general.

*Points at Political affiliation*
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #745 on: 10-08-2004 03:03 »
« Last Edit on: 10-08-2004 03:03 »

M0le's not calling The Regina Monologues good, as far as I can see. He's just amused by our loyal Britons (well, Nurdy) seemingly taking offence at their portrayal in the episode. Which is doubly amusing if you consider that in nearly every other episode of the Simpsons they're taking the piss out of Americans.   big grin
Beamer

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« Reply #746 on: 10-08-2004 03:05 »

Besides, your anthem IS called "God save the Queen"...   roll eyes
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #747 on: 10-08-2004 05:30 »

I haven't watched this episode yet, but it sounds pretty sucky...
Nurdbot

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« Reply #748 on: 10-08-2004 07:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Besides, your anthem IS called "God save the Queen"...    roll eyes
Uh, Celtic?

No one in Cornwall loves that anthem, it's rascist and annoying.

M0le

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« Reply #749 on: 10-08-2004 07:13 »

Slacky, you dissected my rambling gibberish in one go. Congratulation.  big grin
It's hardly a good episode, with the exception of this one line:
Lisa: Oh, no! The secret tunnel comes out in the worst possible place!
Bart: An elephants butt?
Lisa: Yes Bart, an elephants butt.
The only way that episode could be saved would be if they replaced Tony Blair with Rowan Atkinson.
 
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Originally posted by Nurdy:
No one in Cornwall loves that anthem, it's rascist and annoying.
Nobody in Australia likes 'Advance Australia Fair', but it's still our national anthem.  tongue
Beamer

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« Reply #750 on: 10-08-2004 07:30 »
« Last Edit on: 10-08-2004 07:30 »

Incase the roll-eyes smiley didn't give you a bit of a hint, my comment on the British national anthem wasn't meant to be taken seriously.   tongue

Also, to justify my C- score... while it is a pretty crappy episode, I did like the MacBeth joke (especially the "good luck" gag at the end of it), and the fact that Homer somehow heard that "Bart's Moon Party" song and started singing it. I also enjoyed most of the small jokes during the opening minute with Mr. Burns drawing money out of an ATM, even though it created more continuity errors with his age...

Still, if it wasn't for those things, this episode definately would've gotten a D at the least. Also, even though C- is the exact same score as a D+, I did like this episode a little bit more than the ones I gave a D+ to, hence the score. Although I'd give Bart vs Australia an A any day.   wink
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« Reply #751 on: 10-08-2004 13:44 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
M0le's not calling The Regina Monologues good, as far as I can see. He's just amused by our loyal Britons (well, Nurdy) seemingly taking offence at their portrayal in the episode. Which is doubly amusing if you consider that in nearly every other episode of the Simpsons they're taking the piss out of Americans.    big grin

I'm not really botherd by the potrayls, its just that almost none of it was funny.
Its Ok for Simpsons to take shots at americans because they are americans, they actually observe other americans and their sterotypes have some basis in fact.

and anyway its not like it would be ok for me to call black people 'nigger' If I also make fun of my own race.
newhook_1

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« Reply #752 on: 10-08-2004 16:11 »

I loved the time OFF went to Canada, and that wasn't accurate at all. Then again, I love it when Canada is mentioned anywhere.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #753 on: 10-08-2004 18:46 »

Personally, I think there should be no more Vacation episodes. What nations are left anyway?
leelaholic

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« Reply #754 on: 10-08-2004 19:04 »

They still haven't visited that really disgusting one... you know the one I mean.

BART: Hey, Lis, I dare you to drink the water.

LISA: I'm not sure that is water.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #755 on: 10-08-2004 19:13 »

Yeah, I'd agree there should be no more vacation episodes.  To be honest the only really great one is "Itchy and Scratchy Land".  Everything else is just decent at best.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #756 on: 10-08-2004 22:01 »
« Last Edit on: 10-08-2004 22:01 »

Except Bart vs. Australia... we Australians love it when we get the piss taken out of us.

That's not a knife, that's a spoon.

I have managed to piss miss every single new Simpsons episode on TV recently. I keep forgetting. *shrugs*
leelaholic

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« Reply #757 on: 10-08-2004 23:33 »
« Last Edit on: 10-09-2004 00:00 »

A bit offtopic, but when this thread hits 20, should we make a new one or just wait for season 16 to start?

I'd be willing to wait. It's only a month away...
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #758 on: 10-08-2004 23:40 »

16, I think. And stop filling this thread up! There's only one ep left for me to review, dammit!
newhook_1

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« Reply #759 on: 10-08-2004 23:44 »
« Last Edit on: 10-09-2004 00:00 »

"The Simpsons Season 16: This time, it's for money!"
"The Simpsons Season 16: Big Thread and Little Post"
"The Simpsons Season 16: It Used to Be Matt's Show"
"The Simposns Season 16: 'The Simpsons are going to PEEL!'"
"The Simpsons Season 16: There's something about John Vitti"
"The Simpsons Season 16: Homer gets a thread."


Those are my admititly crappy suggestions for the next thread title.

*Edit* Sorry, Slacky.    tongue

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