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Simpsons Suck This Season  
User currently offlineUsairways@clt From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 209 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

I was reading the Sitcoms topic, and it reminded me, is it just me or are The Simpsons starting to go downhill this season? The episodes aren't that funny and the humor has kinda changed... or maybe my sense of humor is going down the drain??
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Zach g.

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User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1003 times:

I have noticed also that even though it is a cartoon, it is almost as if the characters have difficulty saying funny stuff this season. But what a legacy!

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 973 times:

I noticed that last year...It is almost as though they ran out of scrips and just decided to make the Simpsons act stupider and stupider.

They say the first season every show was pretty much a PSY lesson.



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User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 959 times:

I've noticed this too, that over the past few years, ever since 1996 to be exact, the Simpsons have been getting stupider, whackier, and just plain ridiculous. They've managed to completely change the characters into opposites of what they used to be, and the dumb antics they carry on with has lost all appeal.

I long for the pre '97 days when the Simpsons were actually funny and their characters actually balanced each other.


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 948 times:

While I still like the show, it was a big mistake to have shifted the focus of most episodes to Homer from Bart a few years ago. Bart was a lot funnier than Homer, plain and simple.


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User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5083 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 944 times:

I still think that The Simpsons is one of the best TV series!!!


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User currently offlineMcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 939 times:

Bart was a lot funnier than Homer, plain and simple.


You can't be serious. Maybe funnier for a kid. Bart's "bad kid" antics were getting real old. One kid and his skateboard can only get into so much trouble.

It's still the best show on TV, but the past three seasons haven't been too good. The last really good season was season 10 with classics like Edison, Max Power, the second Canyonero episode, Japan, etc. The seson after that was ok, but the last two have been pretty poor.


User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 926 times:

The last episode I saw wasn't too bad, where Grandpa gets his driver's license back... Big grin

Grandpa: "Hoochie! Hoochie! Hooooochie!"

Charro: "HOOCHIE HOOCHIE HOOCHIE!" *shake shake*

 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 913 times:

Bart was a lot funnier than Homer, plain and simple.
You can't be serious. Maybe funnier for a kid. Bart's "bad kid" antics were getting real old. One kid and his skateboard can only get into so much trouble.

Bart's "antics" often had some quite sophisticated satirical elements. Homer, by contrast, is pretty much limited to crude stupid humor.



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User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 881 times:

>>> Bart's "antics" often had some quite sophisticated satirical elements. Homer, by contrast, is pretty much limited to crude stupid humor.


As someone yellow and bald, with a wife named Marge, might utter ............

"Yes, but crude stupid humor is what made this country what it is today -- a vast wasteland of people just like me!!"

 Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile


User currently offlineUAL1837 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 876 times:

I think the Simpsons is still a very funny show...even if it has been on since 1989...it is some of the best TV ever. Definitely the longest running prime-time TV show...13 years and still running.

User currently offlineExpressJet_ERJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 833 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 873 times:

I don't know if this is true or not... I heard they were going off air? I hope I was mis-informed!


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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 855 times:

As a loyal fan, I too think that the last 2 seasons have been less than spectacular. I think that they got new writers and that may be the problem.

The biggest problem I've noticed is that the show starts at 8pm, and ends at 830pm. The story builds until like 820pm and that only leaves them 10 minutes to have the actual problem, and resolve it. They rush it way too much now. Before, it used to be where the story was a nice curve, but not anymore.

I'm pretty sure that the show got picked up for at least 2 more years... so let's hope they survive!



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 839 times:

QANTAS747-438. I think that is the problem too.

You know that Conan O'brian used to write scripts for the Simpson. I belive that he wrote the one where Homer eats the Fugu and thinks he has 24 hours to live.



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User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 837 times:

I think their best years were with Conan O'brian as writier/producer. But now, it's just slipping away into stupidity. I think it's probably better that they quit now while covered in what's left of their glory than continue falling flat on their faces.

User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 816 times:

The Simpsons have indeed gotten dumber and so has the writing.
The show used to have a funnier humour to it, but now it's degraded to the point where "Malcolm and the Middle" has made it to number two on my list of the most sophisticated shows of the Sunday comedy lineup (number one being "King of the Hill," of course).

It's almost as if the writers have lost their edge and imagination. They did, for crying out loud, resort to Popeye the Sailor Man lampooning!



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