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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by DuffMan » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:37 pm

atf487 wrote:The movie was a solid 7.5, much better than what the last few years has been.

Actually, I consider Season 9 the last season where the majority of episodes were at least decent. Meaning that the show has been shit for longer than it's been good :(
Thats when I would say it went down hill aswell, all of the 90's it was an awesome show. Once 2000 rolled around it has been a disgrace.
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:43 pm

I was about to ask you guys just that: What would you consider good seasons ? and what do you think of the recent ones (18, 19) ?

Personally I think that Season 1-6 are classics but from Season 7 and 8 on there are just a few great emotional episodes among many mediocre ones.
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My impression was that with the recent seasons it seems that they're trying to bring back a little bit more depth to the stories. These Marge (and Selma!) episodes in Season 18 were surprising, although something about "Please Homer Don't Hammer 'Em" was wrong. (I watched that episode a few days ago).

DuffMan wrote:I also think the animation sucks, I hate that it is all done on computer now. The hand drawn gave it a really warm feel that was easy to watch.
It is still hand-drawn, but they're animating objects in CG, then print it and re-draw the frames (at least they did that in earlier seasons). The colors are done on computers since Season 14 though, using "Digital Ink and Paint".



Also, I just recently discovered Family Guy and thought it's pretty entertaining. - What do you guys think about it ?
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by Specially Cork » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:39 pm

The problem is, while you can make a billion stories up out of the Simpsons universe, the actual number of possible situations is much lower. It's easy to come up with reasons for Marge and Homer to fight, or Bart to get into trouble, but they all boil down to that same basic formula.

The characters have been exhausted, and there's very little new you can do with them in 22 minutes. The only other option is bizarre off-beat stories, which are generally now even worse.

My favourite seasons are 6-9. Can't really pick a favourite, they all have their highs and lows.
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by DuffMan » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:37 am

Christuserloeser wrote:
DuffMan wrote:I also think the animation sucks, I hate that it is all done on computer now. The hand drawn gave it a really warm feel that was easy to watch.
It is still hand-drawn, but they're animating objects in CG, then print it and re-draw the frames (at least they did that in earlier seasons). The colors are done on computers since Season 14 though, using "Digital Ink and Paint".



Also, I just recently discovered Family Guy and thought it's pretty entertaining. - What do you guys think about it ?
Maybe that what it is. I know they used to color by hand, but moved to computer, and I hate it. Its too perfect.
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by Calavera » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:09 pm

In the episode "Dial 'N' for Nerder" when it shows Homer dancing with the ham was about the stupidest thing I've ever seen.
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by impetus » Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:15 pm

Seasons 4 & 5 are my favorite, as well as my girlfriend's. Classic episodes.
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by DuffMan » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:14 am

Calavera wrote:In the episode "Dial 'N' for Nerder" when it shows Homer dancing with the ham was about the stupidest thing I've ever seen.
Here is a very stupid line I found on the net after looking up that particular episode.
(Martin and Lisa are excavating for arrowheads.)
Martin: Care to make it a trio, Bart? You can brush and I can blow.
Bart: Well, I agree you blow.
Martin: Then it's a plan!
Bart: A lot of people blow, but no one blows like you.
Martin: High praise indeed!
Bart: When you look up "blow" in the dictionary--
Lisa: Bart, he's not gonna get it.
Bart: Fine.
Since when have the Simpsons made racy remarks? Especially with Bart and Lisa. It was funnier when they got in the regular kid mischief that everyone can relate to, not saying lines that appeal to White Trash.
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by Ex-Cyber » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:48 am

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(Martin and Lisa are excavating for arrowheads.)
Martin: Care to make it a trio, Bart? You can brush and I can blow.
Bart: Well, I agree you blow.
Martin: Then it's a plan!
Bart: A lot of people blow, but no one blows like you.
Martin: High praise indeed!
Bart: When you look up "blow" in the dictionary--
Lisa: Bart, he's not gonna get it.
Bart: Fine.
Wow; it's almost like that exchange was tailor-made for comparison to one that was actually funny:
Bart: [whining] Mom, my slingshot doesn't fit in these pockets. And these shorts leave nothing to the imagination. These uniforms suck!

Marge: Bart! Where do you pick up words like that?

Homer: [on phone] Yeah, Moe, that team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

Marge: Homer! Watch your mouth!

Homer: Aw, I gotta go. My damn weiner kids are listening. [hangs up]
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by Wagh » Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:36 pm

I always thought they could make a new show called "Springfield" Gotta be tons o shit they could do with that.
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by impetus » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:48 pm

I'd watch a Wiggum PI show.
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by Juan » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:31 pm

Wagh wrote:I always thought they could make a new show called "Springfield" Gotta be tons o shit they could do with that.
In a way, it's what they've been doing for years.

I've watched a few eps from the past season, and within its random approach they were pretty good (Season finale was damn good).
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by Lunchbox » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:50 pm

DuffMan wrote:
Christuserloeser wrote:
DuffMan wrote:I also think the animation sucks, I hate that it is all done on computer now. The hand drawn gave it a really warm feel that was easy to watch.
It is still hand-drawn, but they're animating objects in CG, then print it and re-draw the frames (at least they did that in earlier seasons). The colors are done on computers since Season 14 though, using "Digital Ink and Paint".



Also, I just recently discovered Family Guy and thought it's pretty entertaining. - What do you guys think about it ?
Maybe that what it is. I know they used to color by hand, but moved to computer, and I hate it. Its too perfect.
I actually love it because its so perfect. Have you seen the Simpsons movie on blu-ray? Its the most beautiful and colorful animation i've ever seen. The lines are so clean, its incredible
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by impetus » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:01 pm

Lunchbox wrote:
DuffMan wrote:Maybe that what it is. I know they used to color by hand, but moved to computer, and I hate it. Its too perfect.
I actually love it because its so perfect. Have you seen the Simpsons movie on blu-ray? Its the most beautiful and colorful animation i've ever seen. The lines are so clean, its incredible
It really is great, I agree. (I am more impressed with Ratatouille and TMNT, but they are obviously a completely incomparable style).
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by MulletMan13 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:09 pm

What is the general concensus here.... are the majority of the years bad?

... if so, will the show be remembered as being a crappy show?

It really is sad what they did with this show.
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by Jeeba Jabba » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:36 pm

I don't think the newer episodes are nearly as good as the old ones, but it's still very much enjoyable.

Futurama had much more potential though.
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by Roofus » Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:43 pm

I've thought the last 2 or 3 seasons have been good again. I liked pretty much all of 17 and most of 18 and 19 (though I haven't seen all of 19.) In fact, 2005 (seaon 17) was one of the best years for TV in general in a while.
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by DuffMan » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:56 am

I would say that the SImpsons will still go down in history as a great show because of the huge impact it made in the 90's. My personal feelings, is that there have been more poorly made seasons then good seasons, but the impact of the good seasons out weigh the bad, so it will still be a great show even in my book!
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Re: My God, the Simpsons are Terrible!

Post by Specially Cork » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:22 am

I think one of the show's biggest achievements is managing to hold an entire cast together for 2 decades (near enough). Regardless of ratings and money, there aren't many shows that make it this far without at least one key person deciding they've had enough.
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