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pleb
March 5th, 2013, 09:50 AM
Hey guys, do you watch The Simpsons? Post any stuff about The Simpsons here!

Patrick
March 15th, 2013, 04:54 AM
I still do, and honestly, I'm not sure why anymore... http://www.nohomers.net/images/smilies/jpshakehead.gif

Ryoutarou
March 15th, 2013, 06:56 AM
I watch from time to time, but not nearly as religiously as I used to watch when I was younger. I'm of the mind that the show isn't as bad as it's made out to be, though it's certainly not as good as it once was. For my money, the best stuff the show ever produced were the first three seasons and if we ever get anything that's even half as good as that, I'd be happy. (and the newer seasons do pop out a gem once in a while)

d00bt00b
March 15th, 2013, 07:02 AM
I watch the Simpsons every night. It's probably my favorite show, but it has gotten worse over the past few seasons.

TRIFORCE89
March 15th, 2013, 11:13 AM
I watch Simpsons re-runs. They stopped being funny somewhere between Seasons 9 and 11

Mr Cat Dog
March 16th, 2013, 12:59 PM
I could probably talk for hours on end about my love for The Simpsons, but only the first 9 seasons. (After that some separate show with the same title and characters and voice actors but a whole different soul spawned off from it. Let's not talk about it here. Shhhhhhh!) I won't, because I'm a bit short of time, but when this show was good - which was for the aforementioned 9 seasons - there was nothing quite like it. Barely a day goes by in which I don't quote something from it and, though my parents probably wouldn't like to admit it, I'd have to say that it did an awfully good job of raising me when I was a child! :P

Patrick
March 17th, 2013, 06:17 AM
Yeah, basically what Mr. Cat Dog said, I'm in that boat, too. The rare gems are getting harder and harder to find (or just smaller and lack substance). Some Matt Selman outings are better than the Al Jean stuff, but not by much.

The last episode I really enjoyed was The Book Job, and even then I dunno how that'd fare upon rewatch. The number of unforgivable stuff, though, God, where do I start? And what's worse is that I'm not even that picky about the Simpsons. I just think that I'm really starting to notice how awful it's gotten, and frankly, it's depressing. This show used to be on top in it's prime. How the mighty have fallen indeed.

TRIFORCE89
March 17th, 2013, 07:48 AM
Alright, so everyone seems to justly hate the new stuff (although, there's more new stuff than old stuff at this point). What are some people's favourite classic episodes?

Ryoutarou
March 17th, 2013, 05:53 PM
Anything with Homer's mother is always going to be gold in my book. I feel like she's one of those characters you can't really do wrong and so I always look forward to any episode that touches upon her.

My favorite episode is probably Bart the General. I'm a big fan of those episodes that take what should be relatively minor incidents or experiences and blow them up into these much bigger spectacles. (which is why I loved the subplot in Rome-old and Juli-eh) Those are the ones where you can really have fun with the story and find inventive ways to make things more grandiose than they actually are. I also loved Bart Gets an F, Bart vs Thanksgiving, Homer's Barbershop Quartet and Das Bus. If I'd recommend any episodes of the show, it would definitely be those.

The last episode I really enjoyed was The Book Job, and even then I dunno how that'd fare upon rewatch. The number of unforgivable stuff, though, God, where do I start? And what's worse is that I'm not even that picky about the Simpsons. I just think that I'm really starting to notice how awful it's gotten, and frankly, it's depressing. This show used to be on top in it's prime. How the mighty have fallen indeed.
I think I wanted to like this episode so much that it ended up not sitting entirely well with me. I mean, Gaiman's cameo was pretty great and the concept alone sounds cool, but it felt way too artificial for my liking. It's one of those episodes that would have been so much better had it been made maybe ten years earlier.

The most recent one I've loved was probably To Cur With Love, it's wasn't incredibly funny, but it was pretty sweet and heartfelt for a modern episode of the show. I'm also not sure if I liked A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again or if that sequence at the start of the episode just really won me over.

Solace
March 17th, 2013, 07:56 PM
I was never a huge Simpsons watcher/follower, and after what is going on twenty-four years, the creativity and possibility for original material has probably long run dry. It's had almost 530 episodes in its tenure on television and I'm sure a lot of it is probably repeating or stale topics and themes in general that are very muchly lacklustre. I think the last episode I saw that was somewhat good involved Lisa envisioning her future self in college (or the future in general?) or something to that effect. It was good, but I'm sure it's been done before.

Kouzan
March 21st, 2013, 01:06 AM
I love The Simpsons , though I don't watch it as much as I used to I find time to watch the newer episodes here to there. I honestly don't understand all the hate for the newer seasons really. While I admit there's some of the newer episodes lack quality, but I still find alot of them entertaining and enjoyable. After 24 seasons you can't expect the quality to be as good as it used to be. The writers aren't gonna always have original ideas. I guess it's cause I grew up with seasons 13-18, I can appreciate the newer seasons a bit more. My dad introduced me to the show around 2001/2002 when we got cable cause I guess he figured we were old enough to watch it at the time. We'd watch the new episodes on Sunday and reruns on ABC every week day. As much as I liked the older episodes too, I was excited to watch the new ones every week. So I guess since those are the that made me really obsessed with The Simpsons as a kid, I really like them.

As for favorite episodes of the classic one, I would say "And Maggie Makes Three" or "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" are two of my favorites. "And Maggies Makes Three" has such a heartwarming ending and was one of the most touching episodes. "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" has such a funny twist to it that it makes it just really funny. I don't if this is called a "classic episode" but another favorite of mine is "Blame It On Lisa" . Apparently it got some controversy for the way it portray's Brazil, but it's one that really left me cracking up laughing when I was younger. It's from season 13 so I guess it more depends on what's your definition of "classic Simpsons" though I guess to most people it seasons 1-10. To me it's more season 1-15 but I guess people have their own opinions. I really like alot of the vacation themed episodes, one classic I like in particular is Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo. It's mainly cause of the reference to the infamous Pokemon episode , Electric Soldier Porygon, but i love the vacation episode because of the many ways Homer tends to screw things up in them.

As for newer favorites , I really liked the newest one Dark Knight Court. The whole parody of The Dark Knight Rises was rather funny imo, though it's far from my favorite of the modern seasons. I don't know if I have a favorite from the modern seasons, mainly cause I haven't seen alot of episodes from about season 19/20 and on though recently picked the show up with season 23 and there's a couple I really liked. "The Book Job" is definitely one of them cause it had a really great concept behind it and I thought Gaiman's appearance was great. I thought " A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again." was good in my opinion, cause of the way it shows an emotional side of Bart and has a great ending to it. "A Tree Grows in Springfield" is one I watched recently and thought it was enjoyable. Reading the Wikipedia article on it, I learned critic say the episode was a throwback to early Simpsons and I definitely agree. The whole focus of the episode with the whole town believing the tree in their backyard with "Hope" splattered on it and late turns out to be fake reminds me of the episode "Lisa the Skeptic". (If anyone gets what I'm saying. I don;t think anyone does.Watch the episode and you''l probably understand. And it one of those episode that takes a small problem and blow it out of proportions and makes it humorous. Yeah I could go on forever about the show. And yeah I agree the older season has a special charm to them, I still can find the newer one enjoyable as stated.

Pichu2Pikachu2Raichu
March 29th, 2013, 02:20 PM
http://s2.postimg.org/kqaq2lgk9/homerfile.jpg


Ha, I love the Simpsons I watch every night at 7 after the 6 O'clock news. Mr. Burns is my fav, so evil. I like Homer, he is just plan funny.

Renemesis
March 30th, 2013, 04:36 PM
Wha... what???? Why you little... EAT MY SHORTS! (seen every episode btw)

Talli
April 2nd, 2013, 07:33 AM
I used to watch the Simpsons every night on Channel 4 but after they only show repeats now I do not.
I do not mind the newer ones to the pre season 9 ones because they are just a good. My favorite ep has to be Marge V the Monorail from season 4 just because of that song in it.

one more thing I like Nelson the best.

Mr Cat Dog
April 2nd, 2013, 12:22 PM
My favorite ep has to be Marge V the Monorail from season 4 just because of that song in it.
You have very good taste.

TRIFORCE89
April 2nd, 2013, 05:37 PM
My favorite ep has to be Marge V the Monorail from season 4 just because of that song in it.
I named the big one Bitey.

It is a great, great episode. One of my favourites. Thank you Conan O'Brien.

I liked how some of the older episodes wold just suddenly burst into song. Stonecutters, Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart?, See My Vest, Monorail, We Put The Spring In Springfield, The Garbageman... all great

Pichu2Pikachu2Raichu
April 2nd, 2013, 05:45 PM
Lazy Homer --> http://s16.postimg.org/839ziilpx/homer_simpson_25_quotes_career_success.jpg

Fire Homer --> http://s21.postimg.org/78uxb7u37/homer_simpson_ipadsite_net_wallpaper.jpg


NERD!!! http://s12.postimg.org/45fos488t/x5u_YGo_N.jpg

I love the simpsons!

Playful_Weasel
April 2nd, 2013, 10:02 PM
I used to watch the Simpsons a lot, today I still watch, occasionally, not as much as Pokemon though. I do watch em when nothing is on TV, and Simpsons are on, and I have the computer turned off.

I really love the Treehouse of Terror (Horror can't remember the ending) episodes.

Pichu2Pikachu2Raichu
April 2nd, 2013, 10:14 PM
Yeah, I tend to watch more Pokemon anime then The Simpsons. But I watch Futurama more. Bender is great, oh Bender is great.... lol

http://s23.postimg.org/knpyudpuv/220px_Bender_Rodriguez.png

Kouzan
April 2nd, 2013, 10:49 PM
My favorite ep has to be Marge V the Monorail from season 4 just because of that song in it.

Mono- D'OH!

I love that episode too , I should of mentioned it in my list of favorites.

Struggler
April 5th, 2013, 09:55 AM
I like episodes from the end of Season 11/Season 12 because they were the first ones I watched like 10 times. They should have made more episodes like A Trilogy Of Error

Patrick
April 13th, 2013, 06:42 AM
Favorite classic episode? I dunno, it's been a long time since I've seen them, and most of them I've seen only in syndication, so I'm probably missing out on some stuff.

I kind of like Marge be Not Proud, to be honest. I can at least say one of the weaker episodes of the classic ear is Bart's Inner Child. I dunno how to feel about that one. Bored, I guess.

There's got to be something I'm just not recalling, but I'm too lazy to go through a wiki or NoHomers at the moment.

TRIFORCE89
April 15th, 2013, 07:18 AM
Favorite classic episode? I dunno, it's been a long time since I've seen them, and most of them I've seen only in syndication, so I'm probably missing out on some stuff.

I kind of like Marge be Not Proud, to be honest. I can at least say one of the weaker episodes of the classic ear is Bart's Inner Child. I dunno how to feel about that one. Bored, I guess.

There's got to be something I'm just not recalling, but I'm too lazy to go through a wiki or NoHomers at the moment.
Sonic the Hedgehog in Marge be Not Proud makes me laugh. Just take it! Take it, take it, take it, take it, take it. Take it!

Bart's Inner Child has Albert Brooks in it, so not a total loss.


EDIT: If you like The Simpsons at all (especially the older episodes), or comedy backstories, you need to watch this piece that former Simpsons-writer Conan O'Brien put out http://teamcoco.com/video/simpsons-serious-jibber-jabber A reunion of sorts with some of the Simpsons writers that were around while he was on the show.

Jamais
April 21st, 2013, 08:27 PM
I actually watched a new episode of The Simpsons tonight for the first time since the movie came out. It wasn't as bad as some people make the newer episodes out to be, but it still didn't excite me enough to want to watch it next week. I also realized there have been some major storylines I've missed since I last watched regularly (such as Ned Flanders getting married to Ms. Krabappel).

I also thought this clip from an episode over 20 years ago was quite funny given how long the series has been running.
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Pillodox
May 5th, 2013, 07:16 AM
New episode tonight: Whiskey Business

kuzronk
May 7th, 2013, 03:47 AM
I used to watch it every day when it was on Channel 10 but I barely watch it these days but I have seen quite a few on youtube lately.