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Postby stereosforgeeks on Tue May 06, 2008 1:40 pm

Fried Gold wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:Yes your definitely missing out on the Venture Bros.

Other would include: Frisky Dingo and Sealab 2020.

Sealab2020 was a little dull. All they did was rescue injured dolphins.

I find Frisky Dingo a strange one. I really liked it to begin with, then it went off a complete tangent that doesn't always work.


Selab can be mentioned for the stimutab episode alone.

Frisky Dingos first season was brilliance i thought. Some weird tangents yes but they worked in the context of the world they set up.

......it's Sealab2021 which is the good one.


I must have been smoking too much at the time ;)
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Postby Fried Gold on Fri May 16, 2008 7:38 pm

The last episode, which I thought was pretty good, turned out to be the least watched episode in Simpsons history.
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby Brit Pop on Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:41 pm

Not sure if this is the official Simpsons thread...

but I've watched the last few episodes...

THE SIMPSONS NOW IS OFFICIALLY UNFUNNY, TIRED AND BORING!!!

I never thought I'd be the one to say it.

The only thing to look forward to is the Treehouse Of Horror... but thats once a year!
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby John-Locke on Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:49 pm

I think it's got rather funny again and I'm about to watch the St Patricks day episode now. :-P
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Postby tapehead on Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:21 am

stereosforgeeks wrote:Selab can be mentioned for the stimutab episode alone.


STIMUTACS! It's like a Koala bear crapped a rainbow in my brain!
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby Brit Pop on Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:07 am

John-Locke wrote:I think it's got rather funny again and I'm about to watch the St Patricks day episode now. :-P


It just seems to have lost its sting in recent seasons.

But, you know, thats unsurprising since its got to be the longest running animated show EVER!!! Nearly 20 years of solid paychecks for Groening, Jean, Brooks, Castellaneta et al!

Its gotta be 400 episodes or something.

(Columbo style) Theres just one thing that bothers me... 20 years, 20 halloweens, 20 Christmases... shouldnt Maggie be in college by now!?!?!
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby so sorry on Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:54 pm

SO, uh, anybody see this year's Treehouse of Horrors???

I just watched it on Hulu. No big deal unfortunately.
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby bastard_robo on Mon May 03, 2010 6:31 am



GODDAMN IT.. WHAT THE FUCK!
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby ironic name on Mon May 03, 2010 8:25 am

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GODDAMN IT.. WHAT THE FUCK!

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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby Fried Gold on Mon May 03, 2010 1:18 pm

Recent Simpsons episodes:

21.14 - Quite good.
21.15 - Not bad.
21.16 - Bit rubs.
21.17 - Quite good.
21.18 - Not bad.
21.19 - Rather good.
21.20 - Good a-story, weak b-story (but had a worthwhile guest star)

They've actually been telling some decent stories this season. They just haven't always been too funny though. It's not a bad show, but obviously nowhere near its best. It sorta reminds me somewhat of King of the Hill at the moment.
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby Fried Gold on Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:24 am

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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby so sorry on Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:26 pm

Fried Gold wrote:



What.the.fuck???????
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby Pacino86845 on Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:54 pm

That's probably the most interesting thing they've done in a decade.
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby Ribbons on Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:15 pm

Whoa. :shock:
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby Fried Gold on Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:24 pm

The old James L Brooks contractual agreement with Fox must come in handy sometimes.

Especially when they get Banksy to direct and storyboard.
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby so sorry on Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:26 pm

Ribbons wrote:Whoa. :shock:


Understatement!

So I guess they are making fun of all the people who have said that they use this kind of labor to make the Simpsons stuff, but I'm struggling to find any humor in that. Its insanely depressing and surely Fox doesn't run their operation like this, but the country of China has had enough human rights violations to believe that stuff like this still exists, right?

OK, the dying unicorn was funny...

Maybe I need to lighten up, Francis.
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby Pacino86845 on Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:28 pm

Wasn't the show always animated in Korea because it was cheaper?
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby Fried Gold on Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:36 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:Wasn't the show always animated in Korea because it was cheaper?

Yeah most animated shows have the main bulk of animation produced overseas, they just do "key frames" and layouts at home.

I think if you watch it again, you notice much more that it's not to be taken at face value as "OMGZ FOX IS EVIL LOLS" as the ridiculousness just keeps getting piled on to take it seriously.
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby so sorry on Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:57 pm

Fried Gold wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:Wasn't the show always animated in Korea because it was cheaper?

Yeah most animated shows have the main bulk of animation produced overseas, they just do "key frames" and layouts at home.

I think if you watch it again, you notice much more that it's not to be taken at face value as "OMGZ FOX IS EVIL LOLS" as the ridiculousness just keeps getting piled on to take it seriously.



Maybe its the music that takes me to a less than humorous place.
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:43 am

Homer Simpson is Catholic, Vatican paper declares
– Mon Oct 18, 10:18 pm ET

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – "The Simpsons" just got a blessing from the Vatican.

The official Vatican newspaper has declared that beer-swilling, doughnut-loving Homer Simpson and son Bart are Catholics -- and what's more, it says that parents should not be afraid to let their children watch "the adventures of the little guys in yellow."

"Few people know it, and he does everything to hide it. But it's true: Homer J. Simpson is Catholic", the Osservatore Romano newspaper said in an article on Sunday headlined "Homer and Bart are Catholics."

The newspaper cited a study by a Jesuit priest of a 2005 episode of the show called "The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star". That study concludes that "The Simpsons" is "among the few TV programs for kids in which Christian faith, religion and questions about God are recurrent themes."

The Simpsons pray before meals, and "in its own way, believes in the beyond," the newspaper quoted the Jesuit study as saying.

It's the second time the animated U.S. TV series, which is broadcast in 90 countries, has been praised by the Vatican.

But executive producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly on Monday he was in "shock and awe" at the latest assertion, adding that the Simpsons attend the "Presbylutheran" First Church of Springfield.

"We've pretty clearly shown that Homer is not Catholic," Jean said. "I really don't think he could go without eating meat on Fridays -- for even an hour."

In December 2009, the Osservatore Romano described the show as "tender and irreverent, scandalous and ironic, boisterous and profound, philosophical and sometimes even theological, nutty synthesis of pop culture and of the lukewarm and nihilistic American middle class."

"The Simpsons", which introduced the catch-phrase "D'oh", is the longest-running prime-time TV series in the United States and is now in its 22nd season.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby so sorry on Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:25 am

Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:
Homer Simpson is Catholic, Vatican paper declares
– Mon Oct 18, 10:18 pm ET

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – "The Simpsons" just got a blessing from the Vatican.

The official Vatican newspaper has declared that beer-swilling, doughnut-loving Homer Simpson and son Bart are Catholics -- and what's more, it says that parents should not be afraid to let their children watch "the adventures of the little guys in yellow."

"Few people know it, and he does everything to hide it. But it's true: Homer J. Simpson is Catholic", the Osservatore Romano newspaper said in an article on Sunday headlined "Homer and Bart are Catholics."

The newspaper cited a study by a Jesuit priest of a 2005 episode of the show called "The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star". That study concludes that "The Simpsons" is "among the few TV programs for kids in which Christian faith, religion and questions about God are recurrent themes."

The Simpsons pray before meals, and "in its own way, believes in the beyond," the newspaper quoted the Jesuit study as saying.

It's the second time the animated U.S. TV series, which is broadcast in 90 countries, has been praised by the Vatican.

But executive producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly on Monday he was in "shock and awe" at the latest assertion, adding that the Simpsons attend the "Presbylutheran" First Church of Springfield.

"We've pretty clearly shown that Homer is not Catholic," Jean said. "I really don't think he could go without eating meat on Fridays -- for even an hour."

In December 2009, the Osservatore Romano described the show as "tender and irreverent, scandalous and ironic, boisterous and profound, philosophical and sometimes even theological, nutty synthesis of pop culture and of the lukewarm and nihilistic American middle class."

"The Simpsons", which introduced the catch-phrase "D'oh", is the longest-running prime-time TV series in the United States and is now in its 22nd season.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)



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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby so sorry on Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:40 pm




D'oh!
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby Ribbons on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:06 pm

This news seems kind of weird to me. I get why Japan would want to avoid nucular jokes for the time being, but I don't really see why it bothers Austria. But I am an insensitive jerk, so maybe that's got something to do with it.
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby so sorry on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:25 pm

Ribbons wrote:This news seems kind of weird to me. I get why Japan would want to avoid nucular jokes for the time being, but I don't really see why it bothers Austria. But I am an insensitive jerk, so maybe that's got something to do with it.



Maybe they are anticipating future nuclear meltdowns in their countries....
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby so sorry on Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:07 pm

Anyone else catch the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode last night? It was down right brutal. First time I've tuned in for either show in many many years...won't be coming back.
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby Fievel on Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:41 pm

I laughed a lot, but not enough to get me into watching either show on a regular basis again. I thought the best part was the episode saying that both shows were irrelevant and shitty now.

Some day I'll catch up on the multiple years of the shows that I missed.... maybe... but there's just too much going on on Sunday nights to watch those shows that have driven themselves into a repetitive pile. Hell, I'd rather watch Bob's Burgers than those shows (and I absolutely LOVED his cameo!).
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby so sorry on Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:20 pm

Fievel wrote:I laughed a lot, but not enough to get me into watching either show on a regular basis again. I thought the best part was the episode saying that both shows were irrelevant and shitty now.

I guess it was too much to ask that the episode be a fresh story that utilized both shows strengths (whatever strength they have left). Instead, it was 90% jokes about being a crossover show and each show's standard bits (fighting chicken, eat my shorts/what the deuce etc). The only part that got a rise out of me was the insanely uncomfortable car wash scene. That was gross as hell!
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby RogueScribner on Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:34 pm

I liked it well enough. Especially Stewie's fawning over Bart. Ultimately, it was an episode of Family Guy that had some appearances by the Simpsons. If it were the other way around, I think it may have worked better.
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby Spandau Belly on Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:41 pm

They should do another crossover with THE CRITIC, even though that show was cancelled like 20 years ago.
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Re: The Simpsons - New Season

Postby Fievel on Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:02 am

It STINKS!
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Re: The Simpsons

Postby TheButcher on Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:58 am

This Crazy 'Simpsons' Theory Actually Makes A Lot Of Sense
The theory is that Homer Simpson has actually been in a coma for most of the series. Yes, it sounds hard to believe, but there is actually a lot of evidence.
Bill Bradley wrote:There's a "Simpsons" theory making its way around the Internet, and, if true, it would completely change everything you thought you knew about the show. The theory is that Homer Simpson has actually been in a coma for most of the series. Yes, it sounds hard to believe, but there is actually a lot of evidence.

The theory

According to redditor Hardtopickaname, it all starts in the 1992 episode "Homer the Heretic." During a conversation with God, Homer inquires about the meaning of life. Homer is insistent that he can't wait until he's dead to find out, and God says, "You can't wait six months?"

Six months later in the April 1993 episode "So It’s Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show," Bart's April Fools' Day prank sends Homer to the hospital:

Homer goes into a coma, waking up later and choking Bart. However, the theory proposes that Homer never actually woke up from the coma, and everything from that point on is occurring in his head.

But could this really be the case?

The evidence

The redditor first points to how plots before the April 1993 episode seemed to include more mundane things such as Bart cheating on an IQ test, Homer trying to give up drinking and Lisa having a crush on her teacher. After the episode, there were wackier plots. These later stories include things like Homer traveling to outer space, Principal Skinner being revealed as an impostor and Bart and Homer discovering the secret land of jockeys.

The redditor says these fantastical plots prove the point:

This is clearly Homer’s imagination running wild. With no real world restrictions, Homer’s mind is able to dream up scenarios of him and his family in fantasies.


Other evidence includes the celebrity appearances, which could be chalked up to Homer hearing references to celebs while in the coma, and the characters remaining the same age in the series. The Simpson patriarch is said to be subconsciously aware of time passing, which could explain why the characters remain the same age but technology changes.

The case against

"Simpsons" did have some zany plots before Homer went in a coma. For instance, this theory all stems from an episode where Homer is talking with God. In addition, other "Simpsons" theories, such as one that claims Springfield operates outside of time and space, could explain things like the characters staying the same age.

HuffPost Entertainment reached out to "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening for his thoughts and will update this post if and when a response is received.
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Re: The Simpsons

Postby so sorry on Thu May 12, 2016 4:26 pm

https://frinkiac.com/

Oh boy, this is going to hurt my work productivity...
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Re: The Simpsons

Postby Ribbons on Thu May 12, 2016 7:38 pm

I wouldn't even know where to start!
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