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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #100 on: November 28, 2019, 03:03:51 AM »
Danny Elfman told an Australian newspaper that next season is gonna be the last one.

I'll believe it when I see it but maybe/hopefully Disney told them to wrap things up and work on a 2nd movie.

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #101 on: November 28, 2019, 03:34:26 AM »
I've been going through some of the post prime seasons on Disney for some reason. I know it's really obvious and been said a billion times, but you really notice the drop in quality during the second half of Season 9. The first half has the trash Armen episode but still had some classic episodes/bits and retained the heart and sweet moments the series lost. Homer becomes too much in the second half and the show starts getting very cynical. 10 has some great episodes like Max Power, the trucker ep, and the one where Homer is a bodyguard to Quimby, but is pretty forgettable all around. 11 is when the bad starts to outweigh the good, but I still love the tomacco ep and Behind The Laughter. I don't know how much further I'll continue or when i just decide to watch Seasons 3-8.

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #102 on: November 28, 2019, 06:11:27 AM »
I always thought the show not having a major character being the shooter of Mr. Burns, and then that character going to prison was the start of the downfall.

I remember that summer all the hype over "who shot Mr. Burns".  You really have to finish that off.  To me that was the Austin turning heel at mania 17 moment for The Simpsons.  And it wasn't ever quite the same after.
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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #103 on: November 28, 2019, 07:12:12 AM »
I was bummed to hear the show is coming to an end. But then again I haven’t watched in years. Every now and then I would check in on a new episode and it was usually pretty bad. Seasons 4-10ish was an unbeatable run.


Edit. The show runner is saying it’s not so.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/doh-the-simpsons-showrunner-debunks-reports-the-series-is-ending/

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #104 on: November 28, 2019, 04:53:27 PM »
We'll never stop the Simpsons.

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #105 on: November 29, 2019, 02:15:01 AM »
What if Moe gets a cell phone?

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #106 on: November 30, 2019, 12:46:38 AM »
I started watching the show again after 15 or so years and yeah....not really a lot of fun.  Family Guy still makes me chuckle.

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #107 on: December 17, 2019, 06:41:57 AM »
Today is the 30th Anniversary of The Simpsons premiere.

How bad do the episodes look on Disney Plus? I haven't gotten a chance to watch it there but my DVDs aren't around and I'm tempted to fire up some tonight in honor this anniversary.

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #108 on: December 17, 2019, 07:11:52 AM »
They looked fine to me, but I don't really pay attention to aspect ratios to much.

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #109 on: December 18, 2019, 04:22:24 AM »
They look good. The criticism is that the images are cropped, which you can't tell unless you know what you're looking for.

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #110 on: December 18, 2019, 05:07:13 AM »
It kills a lot of the great sight gags though which is an issue. And as someone who has seen all the old episodes 100 times (always up for one more...that's sad isn't it) I'd for sure know they were missing.

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #111 on: December 18, 2019, 07:21:47 AM »
(always up for one more...that's sad isn't it)

nah it just means you grew up with CBC


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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #112 on: December 18, 2019, 07:48:18 AM »
Much (Music) in Canada was in the classic seasons and they are showing the cropped episodes as well. It's pretty noticeable. I'd seen the screenshot of the Duff brewery gag being cropped out and sure enough on Much it was as well. This one too was pretty bad:


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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #113 on: January 17, 2020, 04:04:43 AM »
https://www.polygon.com/tv/2020/1/17/21070431/simpsons-apu-hank-azaria-retiring-voice-fox
Hank Azaria has officially retired from playing Apu.

This was something that was long overdue IMO. I guess Apu's barely been on last few seasons after The Trouble With Apu documentary (and The Simpsons response after). I wonder if the character is retired or if they recast him. Idk. Maybe with an actual Indian person?

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #114 on: January 17, 2020, 08:56:38 AM »
Retire him and just have someone else run the Kwik-E-Mart without explanation. Just put Jasper or someone in there.

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #115 on: January 17, 2020, 11:24:03 AM »
im pretty sure he's just entirely vanished from the show. My kids still watch it and I vaguely pay attention. They've handled the whole thing incredibly badly. They made a patronizing reference to it on the show and kind of shat on people for having any kind of issue with it. Azaria himself in interviews was totally fine with stopping the role and letting someone else do it or whatever.

The show itself should just end. If they really need to keep the cash cow going they could do a movie or tv special every few years but just put it to bed.

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #116 on: January 17, 2020, 12:49:55 PM »
How is this show still on the air? Does it still pull good ratings?

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #117 on: January 17, 2020, 01:11:34 PM »
last year it had a Live+ Same Day Rating Average of 1.20 in 18/49 and a total millions of 3.109 the year before it was a 1.42 a 3.45 million viewers.

It's waaay down from what it was but everything basically is. The 18-49 number and the value of repeats is probably what saves it.

The season finale last year did it's worst ever number though https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/05/the-simpsons-ratings/

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #118 on: January 29, 2020, 12:23:22 PM »
Saw a BORT license plate on the way to work this morning.

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #119 on: January 29, 2020, 03:09:01 PM »
My son is named Bort.
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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #120 on: January 30, 2020, 02:02:23 AM »
One of my neighbors has a BOO URN license plate.