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0m3ga
06-17-2013, 07:23 PM
Why does this thread not already exist?

Discuss anything, favourite characters, episodes, seasons, quality, criticisms, fuck eat kill etc.

I've always liked Homer's Enemy with Frank Grimes

Dronepool
06-17-2013, 08:16 PM
I love it, the new stuff may not be as good and I don't keep up as much but whenever I catch them they still entertain me.

0m3ga
06-17-2013, 08:19 PM
I love it, the new stuff may not be as good and I don't keep up as much but whenever I catch them they still entertain me.

Yeah the quality has definitely declined. Lack of character exposition, sententially, proper development etc. Trying very hard to be Family Guy.

M Tragedy666
06-18-2013, 08:48 AM
I am a huge 90s Simpsons fan. I feel everyone episode in seasons...oh, we'll say 1-10 are perfect. Then it just started to go down hill. 11, 12, 13 may have still been tolerable, but the quality deteriorated. Now, it's almost unwatchable. It's sad. I don't know what the hell they did wrong or why. But the episodes just feel like they aren't put together very well at all. Sometimes when I do watch these days, they just kind of....end. With out really a satisfying conclusion to the story.

I am constantly replaying 1-10. I fall asleep to them a lot since I don't like the quiet. I watch those episodes nearly every day. You'd think I would get sick of them, but they are just as fresh today as they were in the 90s to me.

303
06-18-2013, 08:54 AM
I've been keeping up with the new stuff, but its just disappointing me. The story lines don't seem to draw me in, and just seem to weird and outlandish now at times. But the classic episodes were amazing, and for them, it still remains one of my favorite shows of all time. Clips like this are what makes it for me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orP4WZQdi0k

yuzukelly
06-18-2013, 10:52 AM
I don't keep up with any of the new episodes. Granted, I don't have tv anymore, but when I did I never watched them. Now, I LOVE the older stuff :) I remember a few years back they did some anniversary special and they interviewed people and they addressed people being disappointed in newer episodes and they basically just said to deal with it. That irked me :P but the older episodes are really great. I always loved the treehouse of horror episodes :)

My favorite episode though I think is Lisa's Substitute :)

http://www.wtsof.com/images/i40_206499.jpg

kleiner352
06-18-2013, 11:35 AM
It really should have ended back in it's hay-day. It ushered in the "new" sense of animated shows that adults could enjoy far more than children, and it did so much right-- I mean, almost all of the 90's episodes are just fantastic and still manage to hold up. But the further you go into the last 10 years the further it starts to show its age.

Oh, there's a great subreddit devoted to showing that the Simpsons did everything first, right here: http://www.reddit.com/r/simpsonsdidit/

0m3ga
06-18-2013, 04:45 PM
I am a huge 90s Simpsons fan. I feel everyone episode in seasons...oh, we'll say 1-10 are perfect. Then it just started to go down hill. 11, 12, 13 may have still been tolerable, but the quality deteriorated. Now, it's almost unwatchable. It's sad. I don't know what the hell they did wrong or why. But the episodes just feel like they aren't put together very well at all. Sometimes when I do watch these days, they just kind of....end. With out really a satisfying conclusion to the story.

I am constantly replaying 1-10. I fall asleep to them a lot since I don't like the quiet. I watch those episodes nearly every day. You'd think I would get sick of them, but they are just as fresh today as they were in the 90s to me.

They've had the same showrunner for about 10 years now - others have agreed showrunners should only last a couple years. (Oakley, Weinstein's run of season 7/8 is heralded as the greatest period of the show.) Al Jean's came back in 2001 or something and has lost touch with the roots of the show. Additionally pretty much all of the original writing staff have moved on, to be replaced with people who don't understand wit or subtlety.

Norsefire
06-18-2013, 05:13 PM
I love the Simpsons, I used to watch it everyday after school. But I'm so far behind with it because the channel they used to air on in the UK stopped it and then it went to another channel and they started showing newer seasons but now I don't even know if they show them any more, you probably need cable TV to watch it now.

I collect the DVD box sets, so I'm up to Season 15 and then I got the 20th season box set they put out in the US. Which is kind of annoying that they put that 20th season out whilst still going up in order, can't they just release them faster? instead of around 1 or 2 seasons a year. Anyway what I found is that probably in the good amount of years I watched The Simpsons on TV I probably only saw about 6 seasons as they kept repeating them and even the seasons that were new actually weren't that new at all.
So buying them on DVD is great for me now because there's so many new episodes. I guess I could watch them online, but I think now I will stick to just waiting for the DVD box sets and enjoying those as they're all totally new to me... even if they're now old.

Lucille
06-18-2013, 09:20 PM
M Tragedy stole what I would have posted here word for word. lol Sometimes I stop to think how incredible it is that I've been watching the first 10 seasons of a show since I was a child and it has NEVER stopped being funny. It's also kind of crazy that I am literally able to quote all of those episodes. What a waste of neurons lol. Oh well. "If it weren't for you, I'd be a doctor."

Impossible to pick a favorite episode but "A Streetcar Named Marge" is up there for sure. :)

Crazy_Baby
06-20-2013, 05:19 PM
I'm a huge fan of the older stuff - seasons 1-9 are pretty much all I watch, although there is the odd episode or two up to about season 13 that aren't bad. I gave up on the newer episodes years ago, they've destroyed the characters and there's no heart anymore, they've all just become horrible cliches of themselves so I can't bare to watch any of them. The older episodes were hilarious but so many of them had heart too, I mean come on:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ab/Simpsons6x13.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LPsnUWfVebI/T0CP5aP2ZjI/AAAAAAAAAFE/J-KLoYLKy_4/s400/%2528the_simpsons%2529s07e08.mother_simpson.avi_00 1313897_tjdgus388.jpg

I always watch an old episode or two during the week and I don't think I'll ever grow out of it, still laugh as much as ever. I regularly quote it too, although some people have no idea what I'm referencing :'( There are also a couple of Simpsons related pages on facebook that I follow and they throw out random quotes from the older episodes everyday. I could never pick an absolute favourite episode - there are too many good ones - but at the moment Cape Feare and Deep Space Homer are right up there. Actually Season 5 just knocks it out of the fucking park, not a bad episode in the lot in my opinion.


Good moleman to you.

Ceratina
06-24-2013, 10:28 PM
I also love seasons 1-10, after that I've only seen a handful of episodes. Like others have said, it's amazing how you can watch some episodes maybe 50+ times and still enjoy them. I'd have to think for a really long time to narrow it down to favorite episodes, but I really like the ones that take place in the nuclear power plant, or at Springfield Elementary. When I was in high school, they used to play reruns on t.v. about six times a day and I'd try to catch everyone.
Off the top of my head, I've been thinking recently about the one where Homer wants to keep the dental plan so he won't have to pay for Lisa's braces. That's gotta be one of my many favorites.

Ceratina
06-24-2013, 10:32 PM
I could never pick an absolute favourite episode - there are too many good ones - but at the moment Cape Feare and Deep Space Homer are right up there. Actually Season 5 just knocks it out of the fucking park, not a bad episode in the lot in my opinion.


Good moleman to you.

I love the part in Deep Space Homer when he's speaking on stage and talking about Planet of the Apes, figuring out it was earth. That reminds me also about that fantastic Planet of the Apes broadway show Troy McClure was in.

Lucille
06-25-2013, 06:44 AM
I love the part in Deep Space Homer when he's speaking on stage and talking about Planet of the Apes, figuring out it was earth. That reminds me also about that fantastic Planet of the Apes broadway show Troy McClure was in.

Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius!!

yuzukelly
06-25-2013, 08:42 AM
This thread inspired me to go back and watch a bunch of episodes XD I forgot about a bunch of them *_* :D

Crazy_Baby
06-25-2013, 08:43 AM
Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius!!

I love legitimate theater!

@Ceratina - yeah that's priceless! You maniacs! You blew it up! Damn you! Damn you all to hell!!!!

Ahh brilliant, I have to go and watch that now.

yuzukelly
07-21-2014, 08:21 PM
bump*


I decided to go through the "Lisa's Substitute" tag on tumblr ( can't be tons of new stuff, but like I said it's my favorite episode...) and I found out Bergstrom was in an episode last year in the 25th season!

From Simpsons Wiki;

"Mr Bergstrom made a non-speaking cameo on "The Kid Is All Right". Marge informed Lisa her food was getting cold. When Lisa stated her raw vegetables are supposed to be cold, Marge stated someone who loves you was adding hot butter to her food. Marge is shown thanking Mr Bergstrom and stated she would inform Lisa that he came by."

I searched and watched that 10 seconds of the episode. It got me a little emotional, ah... It makes me happy their relationship was not forgotten, and that Lisa meant(and means still) something to him.

http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120328202241/simpsons/images/thumb/f/f9/The_last_hug.png/185px-The_last_hug.webp

Shock Hazard
07-22-2014, 02:59 AM
Was my favorite show while growning up, I've been watching since it first premiered. But as mentioned it hasn't been good since around the 13th season. Never cared for the first two or three seasons either. I haven't caught up with any of these animated shows in a while. Hard to pick a favorite episode, season seven or eight had some good ones.

Mexicanfiend
07-22-2014, 03:11 PM
When I was a little child, my parents fobid me to watch The Simpsons. They told me that it wasn't a children's cartoon, and my dad specially was very much against them because they "turn the paternal figure in the likes of an idiotic, dumb, non-thinking one". So, because my dad thought I was going to see him as a brainless idiot and wasn't going to respect him because of it, I never watched 'em.

Everything could have gone well, but I hated the fact that every day, at school, most of my classmates talked all day long about the previous day's chapter. So, as I grew up, I felt good about myself for not falling into the "yellow fever" epidemy, was some kind of personality development, and one of the first stands of my own.

When I was in college, I had a friend who insisted on watching some episodes with me. I didn't dislike them, but I never understood why all the hype was about. Decent show, at best, for my taste. So yeah, I don't hate them but I can't call myself a fan either, simply because is one of those things which doesn't make a difference or have any relevance in my every day life whatsoever.

Curiously enough, since 3 years ago my dad used to watch South Park with me, and now he's a fan, I've caught him many times watching it on his own. Funny how things can change, huh?

Lucille
07-22-2014, 09:48 PM
When I was a little child, my parents fobid me to watch The Simpsons. They told me that it wasn't a children's cartoon, and my dad specially was very much against them because they "turn the paternal figure in the likes of an idiotic, dumb, non-thinking one". So, because my dad thought I was going to see him as a brainless idiot and wasn't going to respect him because of it, I never watched 'em.

Everything could have gone well, but I hated the fact that every day, at school, most of my classmates talked all day long about the previous day's chapter. So, as I grew up, I felt good about myself for not falling into the "yellow fever" epidemy, was some kind of personality development, and one of the first stands of my own.

When I was in college, I had a friend who insisted on watching some episodes with me. I didn't dislike them, but I never understood why all the hype was about. Decent show, at best, for my taste. So yeah, I don't hate them but I can't call myself a fan either, simply because is one of those things which doesn't make a difference or have any relevance in my every day life whatsoever.

Curiously enough, since 3 years ago my dad used to watch South Park with me, and now he's a fan, I've caught him many times watching it on his own. Funny how things can change, huh?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMD3yG9NHlo

Edit: In all seriousness, I can see how watching the show for the first time as an adult could make it difficult to get into and become a big fan. It would have to be a strong sequence of great episodes from great seasons, making you love the show enough to put up with some less-digestable episodes. Seasons 5-9 are my favourites, then 1-4, and everything after season 10 is horrible IMO.

Halo Infinity
07-23-2014, 11:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E03-Sq3gLjI

Mexicanfiend
07-29-2014, 10:32 AM
Edit: In all seriousness, I can see how watching the show for the first time as an adult could make it difficult to get into and become a big fan. It would have to be a strong sequence of great episodes from great seasons, making you love the show enough to put up with some less-digestable episodes. Seasons 5-9 are my favourites, then 1-4, and everything after season 10 is horrible IMO.

Yeah, that's what some friends told me not too long ago. Apparently the episodes I watched were from recent seasons, therefore my lack of interest.

You should see how my friends look at me when we're at parties or reunions, and a Simpsons-related joke comes up, they just turn at me and say "Oh, you won't get it, it's Simpsons reference" while they make the same look of the cat from Shrek. I love when it happens.

Lucille
07-29-2014, 09:26 PM
Yeah, that's what some friends told me not too long ago. Apparently the episodes I watched were from recent seasons, therefore my lack of interest.

You should see how my friends look at me when we're at parties or reunions, and a Simpsons-related joke comes up, they just turn at me and say "Oh, you won't get it, it's Simpsons reference" while they make the same look of the cat from Shrek. I love when it happens.

Ohhh lol, there's your problem. The recent episodes are shockingly awful imo, to the point where it might as well be a completely different show.

A great episode I think you'd like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homerpalooza (stream it: http://www.tubeplus.me/player/1473427/The_Simpsons/season_7/episode_24/Homerpalooza/%22)

"Hi I'm Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins."

"Homer Simpson, smiling politely."

:D

http://37.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmr76fa4d31qdbyqso1_500.jpg

See how I use the things you might relate to as a way to turn you unto the Simpsons and ruin your life. <3

Mexicanfiend
07-30-2014, 07:14 AM
Yeah! I've seen that one, and I like it.

Antoher episode I like a lot is when the baseball team is bought and they take it to Albuquerque. I actually streamed it on my football site after it happened with some of the teams from here, last year. It is one of the Simpsons episodes I truly like, enjoy and appreciate.

Dope Box
07-30-2014, 10:07 AM
I just watched an episode from season 5 called "Lisa's Wedding". It's a testament to the show's overall greatness and warmth. Like someone mentioned in this thread, the show has heart. It's my new favorite episode from the show now.

Dirge Inferno
10-11-2014, 08:18 PM
Why did The Simpsons decline? Because they have had the same fucking writers and showrunners for the past decade or so.

yuzukelly
10-11-2014, 08:52 PM
Oh my gosh this thread yes <3

I watched an episode from a couple seasons ago and I LOVED it! I need to give the most recent seasons another chance. The one I watched was from 2011 or 2012? It took place in the future on christmas, and dealt with Bart and Lisa as adults and being parents (and Maggie had a baby in it too) while they were visiting Homer and Marge. I laughed a lot! It was pretty good for the rep the newer episodes have(some well deserved -_-). I didn't like Lisa's daughter's hair... that was really weird looking. bUT AS AN EPISODE IT WAS REALLY NICE XD

*oh, it's called Holidays of Future Passed!

I think it's a Family Guy episode, but I also watched The Simpsons Guy. It had some funny moments, but as a whole it wasn't that great. I didn't like the Homer/Peter relationship(too forced imo), Stewie and Bart was cute until Stewie was torturing Nelson. I hated the fight scene (I never liked the chicken fight though tbh and this one was dumb and waaaay too long). I really liked the parts with Lisa and Meg though! I wish they didn't dump on Meg so much (especially in this episode) but I could have been without the cutting part.

Has anyone else seen that episode? What are your thoughts?

Halo Infinity
11-03-2014, 08:09 AM
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/10/07/every_simpsons_couch_gag_at_the_same_time_all_25_y ears_and_554_episodes.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isFooVmbjcg

Halo Infinity
02-07-2015, 02:03 PM
To Cat & Mr.Svperstar13 - I hope you like The No Homers Club. Checking out some of the older episodes on FXX has also instantly reminded me why I've gotten to love The Simpsons. It's also been quite a while since I've watched it regularly anyway, so I just thought of checking it out more. Most of my favorite and fondest memories of The Simpsons are in seasons 1-11 and some parts of seasons 12-16.

http://www.nohomers.net/ - The home page.

http://www.nohomers.net/forum.php - The forum.

Oh yes, and I almost forgot to post Simpsons World, which is literally "Everything Simpsons".

http://www.simpsonsworld.com/

mr.svperstar13
02-07-2015, 10:43 PM
It's my favorite show of all time and it fills a void in my soul. Bart's also my favorite character ever I love him sort of like a friend.

I was a sad child, lonely child.

I really don't care that people don't like any episode past 2000. It's still my favorite and I still laugh at the episodes and I still get hit in the feels by the episodes.

Three things cheer me up on the worst days.

Marilyn Manson
The Simpsons
Pro Wrestling

Without that...I dunno what I'd do.

Halo Infinity
03-09-2015, 05:57 PM
http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/sam-simon-simpsons/

Halo Infinity
03-31-2015, 12:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoAiyUduyrY

Halo Infinity
04-01-2015, 07:43 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25SPhNpWIhk

Halo Infinity
07-30-2016, 09:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDCg7f93R6o