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« Reply #50 on: April 24, 2009, 03:23:33 PM »
The Simpsons - Voices: Bart, Homer, Lisa, Moe, Mr. Burns

Let's see if anyone can point out the mistake that was made by one person on the panel.


If I was Dan Castellaneta I wouldn't do anything but do voices all day.

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« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2009, 11:24:50 PM »
Favourite Simpsons Episode: Rosebud. I don't know why, but the part with Smithers and Burns' sitcom cracks me up every single time.


Smithers: Home already?
Burns: Yes.
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It's the "Uh-oh, look out Smithers!" *vase breaks* that seems to get me.

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« Reply #52 on: April 25, 2009, 05:04:12 AM »
I have too many favorites, and none of them are particularly unique. Burns's Heir is fantastic, though, as is Rosebud. Great call on that one. As for 21st century episodes, I'll have to look at the lists. Oh, it's obviously the Run Lola Run episode. Yeah, looking at this, they could've ended the show after 14 or 15 with no ill effects.

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After years of tolerating his antics, Lisa files a restraining order against Bart, forcing him to live in the backyard. Meanwhile, Homer becomes a greeter for a WalMart-esque department store called "Sprawl-Mart".

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In an unexpected turn of events, Grampa and Selma fall in love and get married, prompting Homer and Patty plot to break up their love connection. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa con a delivery man into giving them the most sought-after commodity in the neighborhood - cardboard boxes - so they can build a fort.

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After discovering Marge's diploma, Homer recounts the story of how he gave up his dreams of being a musician so Marge could attend Springfield University. However, after she became attracted to one of her professors Homer started focusing his emotions into music and formed the first grunge band called Sadgasm. But after Homer's band breaks up, Marge must decide between a glum and miserable Homer and or her pretentious professor.

What a bunch of crap.

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« Reply #53 on: April 25, 2009, 07:44:25 AM »
Amanda Hugankiss, not Kissanhug

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« Reply #54 on: April 25, 2009, 09:11:07 AM »
Amanda Hugankiss, not Kissanhug

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« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2009, 12:19:41 PM »
Amanda Hugankiss, not Kissanhug

We have a winner.

No no no, it's "Well Hot Dog, we have a WEINER"

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« Reply #56 on: April 25, 2009, 04:11:42 PM »
Food: You don't win friends with salad! (You don't win friends with salad!)

I actually made life long friends with someone on a dreary Monday morning in the cafeteria at SFSU by quoting this line back at them.  Oddly it seemed to completely infuriate my buddy that was with me that hadn't watched Simpsons the night before.

I think he even quoted Moe, "Ack, argh, chokin' on my own rage here..."

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What a bunch of crap.

The musical parts with Homer playing/singing perfect reverse Nirvana music is extremely well done, technically, I can't argue comedy taste though.
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« Reply #57 on: April 25, 2009, 07:51:46 PM »
Amanda Hugankiss, not Kissanhug

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No no no, it's "Well Hot Dog, we have a WEINER"

"It looks like those clowns in Washington did it again. What a bunch of clowns."
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« Reply #58 on: April 26, 2009, 04:37:26 AM »
Amanda Hugankiss, not Kissanhug

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No no no, it's "Well Hot Dog, we have a WEINER"
Don't...praise...the machine!

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« Reply #60 on: May 03, 2009, 02:34:10 PM »
Very bizarre episode tonight. There had to have been a new writer or something on this one, so many of the jokes were just like they were out of a different show. The Batman joke, Homer threatening Bart with grounding...just felt strange.

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« Reply #61 on: January 30, 2011, 06:39:06 AM »

I've never seen this clip before...explains a lot.

Spoiler: show
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« Reply #62 on: January 30, 2011, 07:35:53 AM »
When did I get the old man stigma about old TV shows? I get the stigma of guy who LIKES old TV shows, but certainly not one with discriminating tastes (I own 4 seasons of Mr. Belvedere on DVD).

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« Reply #63 on: January 30, 2011, 12:06:30 PM »
I bought 13 & 20 during the sale....giving the episode guide of season 13 a quick once over, it looks like this is about where I stopped being an "automatic every sunday" viewer of the show.  Not that I stopped liking it, I just kind of became a casual viewer and if I missed it, oh well.

So even though these might not be the best years I am about to get into, I am still happy to see I will be watching some eps for the first time.
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« Reply #64 on: January 30, 2011, 02:16:47 PM »
The show's actually decent again after some rocky times. It's not classic by any means but I'd regularly rank it first or more often second place after American Dad in the Sunday lineup.

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« Reply #65 on: January 30, 2011, 03:49:34 PM »
The show's actually decent again after some rocky times. It's not classic by any means but I'd regularly rank it first or more often second place after American Dad in the Sunday lineup.

I agree.  For all the shit it gets these days, justified or not, I would still say it is one of the better options for it's timeslot, especially with DVR, which gives you the option tape it and watch it whenever.
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« Reply #66 on: January 30, 2011, 03:51:15 PM »
I think this has more to do with Cleveland Show being so unwatchable and Family Guy regressing to the point of being pretty fucking bad than it speaks to a rise in quality of the Simpsons.

American Dad remains awesome though.

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« Reply #67 on: January 30, 2011, 04:10:45 PM »
I actually agree with CWM. While not at the level of it was at its Season 3 through 8 peak, the episodes I've seen from the last season or two (really, since the movie came out) have been the best in a solid decade. Maybe it's the result of diminished expectations but the show's still consistently pretty good.

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« Reply #68 on: January 31, 2011, 08:51:29 AM »
Is it still the Lisa Simpson show?

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« Reply #69 on: February 05, 2011, 12:22:57 AM »
All the McBain clips back to back make a mini-movie. Awesome.

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« Reply #70 on: February 05, 2011, 08:56:08 AM »
I really want to see the sequel.

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« Reply #71 on: February 06, 2011, 04:11:52 AM »
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« Reply #72 on: February 06, 2011, 06:39:31 PM »
Is the sequel the one where he addresses concerns re: the noticing of toilet seats being up?

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« Reply #73 on: February 10, 2011, 01:31:28 AM »
It's just him in front of a brick wall for 90 minutes. It cost 80 million dollars.

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« Reply #74 on: March 13, 2011, 03:59:43 PM »
GREAT episode from mid February.   The one where Marge goes gray is really good.

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« Reply #75 on: March 14, 2011, 06:15:57 PM »
They're really on a roll.   It's gotten a lot darker these last few episodes and I like it.

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« Reply #76 on: May 23, 2011, 09:03:18 AM »
I just watched last night's episode.  They're really doing a vote for deciding Krabappel and Ned's future?
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« Reply #77 on: May 23, 2011, 09:29:37 AM »
Yes. I read they're even referring to them as "Nedna" too.

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« Reply #78 on: May 25, 2011, 06:32:00 PM »
That was a 4th Grade Daily headline.

I'm going to look for more clues on about Mr. Burns' shooter.

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« Reply #79 on: March 08, 2019, 04:49:28 AM »
So if you like “Stark Raving Dad”, you better acquire old copies of the season sets.  Being pulled from ever airing again and will not be included in future physical releases either

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« Reply #80 on: March 08, 2019, 05:07:53 AM »
It'll be back after a few years. They pulled the New York episode for almost a decade following 9/11 but slowly put it back in syndication with heavy edits. This will get the same treatment.

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« Reply #81 on: March 08, 2019, 05:13:18 AM »
This is because they are pulling all things Michael Jackson everywhere like they did Cosby.  Guessing Theis won’t be coming back as easily as the one that was just being sensitive about showing the World Trade Center.
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« Reply #82 on: March 08, 2019, 05:39:16 AM »
I have the DVDs. Will always remember the awkward bit on the commentary where they say Michael "insisted he write a song with Bart."

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« Reply #83 on: March 31, 2019, 04:15:44 PM »
Watching tonight's Simpsons and the music teacher wakes up next to Ian McKellan in bed after his nightmare about his college graduation in 1999.

So many things to think about in opening minute of this show.
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« Reply #84 on: July 28, 2019, 05:17:03 AM »
Russi Taylor passed at 75. The voice of Martin Price, Uter, Sherri, Terri, and Wendell. Minnie Mouse as well.

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« Reply #85 on: July 28, 2019, 05:26:19 AM »
Oh wow.  I had read about her passing and being the voice of Minnie Mouse since 1986.  Didn't realize she did all those voices also - which may partially explain the limited use of those characters in recent years.
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« Reply #86 on: July 28, 2019, 05:37:55 AM »
The Simpsons has been around so long as I guess it’s normal for cast members to die off. Seems like they never should though.

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« Reply #87 on: July 28, 2019, 05:52:18 AM »
Will they retire her characters too? Someday the Simpsons will only consist of Lisa.
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« Reply #88 on: July 28, 2019, 08:28:28 AM »
At this point they have so many eps they'll just program a computer to do all the voices from spliced footage.

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« Reply #89 on: July 28, 2019, 09:32:37 AM »
Weird Season 1 Homer as Walter Matthau voice clips mixed in with classic Homer and then old tired voiced Homer in the newer seasons sounds like a way to get me watching again.

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« Reply #90 on: August 01, 2019, 10:51:04 PM »
At this point they have so many eps they'll just program a computer to do all the voices from spliced footage.

I wonder if the technology used for deep fakes could be used to take a voice and make it someone else's voice using recordings. I can't profess to know much about the technology but given what they can do with faces you'd think if you had someone roughly doing say Homer's voice the computer could match Dan Castellaneta's over it

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« Reply #91 on: August 25, 2019, 10:15:40 AM »
Disney is doing their own fan convention that they've had for a little while now, D23, which is where some of the news the past couple days on their properties has been coming from.  Due to the Fox acquisition, they had their first ever Simpsons panel.  It was revealed that since the acquisition, to no surprise, Disney has not only been pushing for another movie but they are also looking for potential spinoffs.

Maybe twenty years ago they could've had people watching spin-offs but I legit don't know if I know anyone in real life that still watches modern episodes.  I can't even begin to think what spinoff they could come up with at this point that people would be looking to watch.
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« Reply #92 on: August 25, 2019, 10:30:32 AM »
I watched a few episodes over the weekend on FXX. The last new episode I tried to watch was a year or two ago. And one of the bits was Homer for about 2 minutes just listing all the foods he liked in New Orleans. I know the show can’t match seasons 4-10. But this was the most filler shit I ever sat through on the show.

I don’t know a single person that watches the series within the last 5 years or so

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« Reply #93 on: August 25, 2019, 10:38:35 AM »
Agreed.  I still record it but it mainly is a show that plays in the background as I am folding laundry or doing other stuff.  The show has its moments as they've been on long enough where some of the writers grew up loving the classic seasons but it doesn't have that magic that even shines when those old ones come on TV.

I know I had a buddy that did a rewatch of everything a couple years back and caught up on years he missed but I know in the early 2000s when I was still a faithful and enjoying the YVAN EHT NIOJ nonsense, I didn't really know of anyone else that was admitting to watching it.

I forget the movie did as well as it did and while I didn't hate it, there were certain things about the movie I still don't like.  Clearly there is still money in it but it seems like it has been forever since it was such a big deal as it used to be.
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« Reply #94 on: August 25, 2019, 12:08:18 PM »
My kids watch the whole fox lineup of Sunday cartoons so I've kept up with Simpsons. There are episodes where I go "hey that was pretty decent" and then episodes I go "please end", although almost nothing is ever as bad as Family Guy. I think if I didn't grow up with the first 10 seasons it would seem a lot better.

In general the show is pretty out of touch where it used to really have its finger on things. The whole way it has handled the Apu thing for example has been awful.

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« Reply #95 on: August 25, 2019, 12:11:34 PM »
I kept up with the show many years after everyone I knew stopped watching. Season 10 (1999-2000) is widely considered to be the last great season but I watched even after the movie came out. There were still a handful of episodes during that time that I considered really good. I think 2008ish is when I finally stopped watching full time. I'll catch an episode here and there but it's never anything memorable. It'll always be one of my all-time favorite shows and one of my favorite things from my childhood but it should have been taken off the air 7-8 years ago.

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« Reply #96 on: August 29, 2019, 09:04:39 AM »
Season 10 is part of the Simpsons nosedive. Not the worst of the worst but surprised someone would include in the glory days.  I would say 8 or maybe even 7 is consensus last great season. 9, I think most people would agree is good but definitely decline from 3 through 8 glory days.

Somebody has got to be watching 2010s Simpsons episodes and enjoying them or else it'd be cancel but damned if any of us have ever met them.

I watch maybe 2 or 3 random episodes a year as background noise. I would say it's better now than it was in early-mid '00s but not good enough on on a consistent basis to inspire me to become a full time watcher again.

I honestly enjoyed The Simpsons Movie. Probably more than anything since Season 9/10. I would be open to a sequel if it were finale for the TV series but otherwise, I don't really see the point. The Simpsons is like Applebees for the past 15-20 years. They're just gonna churn out product and sometimes it's good in spite of itself but most of the time, it's just whatever.

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« Reply #97 on: August 29, 2019, 10:07:35 AM »
Season 10 is part of the Simpsons nosedive. Not the worst of the worst but surprised someone would include in the glory days.  I would say 8 or maybe even 7 is consensus last great season. 9, I think most people would agree is good but definitely decline from 3 through 8 glory days.

I would say Season 6 was definitely 'glory days' era. There was something about the conclusion to the Mr. Burns storyline in the Season 7 premiere that always felt like it ended an era. The way it was done was very unsatisfying and seemed unlike the show's style up to that point. While having mostly good episodes, Season 7 still felt more cynical and mean-spirited, didn't have the same heart and the storylines were getting a bit ridiculous when showing all that. Seasons 7 and 8 had enough heart to seem like the classic era before it, but you could tell something was changing. Episodes were getting a bit too irreverent and then

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I think that really nails it and that's why this episode is when it went too far. Not a coincidence that it was near the end of Season 8. After that, the show was never the same and went from bad to worse to unwatchable by Season 10.


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« Reply #98 on: August 29, 2019, 11:47:19 AM »
The show died with Phil Hartman.

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« Reply #99 on: September 30, 2019, 02:12:22 AM »
I laughed at Principal Skinner having PTSD from the "Tot offensive".  Homer having to redraw his face when Bart splashed him with yellow paint was very meta.