I'm not impressed to say the least. 2/5 (i'm generous).
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I'm not impressed to say the least. 2/5 (i'm generous).
"See that drunk girl speding down the street,
Shes worried about the state of public schools.
She likes to party, she likes to rock,
She prays that our schools don't run out of chalk!"
There were good moments, like the bear being a tiger (I read on page 1 is from Family Guy), the close-up of the manatee and Marge saying it looked nice when it really looked disgusting, Christmas Village moments, the fact that there was a chalkboard, the Simpsons being related to the guy just because their dogs are cousins, and Homer telling his cousin he couldn't count. However, it still was bad, too. I don't remember many secondary characters in it, Homer was injured, and the vomiting was just horrible. The joke of Marge telling the manatee it looked good when it didn't would've worked a lot better without the horrible vomiting scene. Why are The Simpsons getting so raunchy? So far, this is the worst of season 17...LoLzzz!!111
"There's a couple of things they don't teach you in Harvard Business School. One is how to cope with defeat; the other is how to handle a shotgun. I'm going to do both right now."
wait a second, jimbo is nixon's nephew?!
who'da thunk it.
zip zop zoobity bop
Very, very meh. I was split between giving it a 2 or a 3 but was generous and went with a 3.
First off...puking jokes are not funny. They're just desperate. Second, the Homer cousin part was done horribly...not funny at all.
There were a few decent parts but overall, one of the most 'meh' episodes to date. I have a feeling we'll have a lot of them this season.
what a terrible episode 1/5
plot felt recycled, jokes where childish and lame, and a guest star was wasted
What the fuck is wrong with this show?
I hate to admit it but sunday night has become "family guy" night, i look forward to that show more then the simpsons
2.5/5 a so-so episode.......it got funny things , but the plot is trash......
Last edited by ultraderecho; 09-13-2005 at 10:17 AM.
scuse me if i write bad (the english kick my ass)
I didn't think it was all that bad
In fact I think it was actually good, and I was expecting to hate it
Have I lost my mind
It was boring... I found myself bored almost the whole episode, watching it cuz hey... It's the Simpsons and I've always watched the Simpsons for the past 15 years.
Not too many funny parts... not that it was horribly unfunny... it was just boring.
I've been accused of vulgarity. I say that's bullshit!
ugh, I'm so sick of the Homer Marge episodes, they should make it a new rule for the writers, "HOMER AND MARGE WILL NEVER HAVE A MARRIAGE PROBLEM EVER AGAIN"
If I were in charge, I would relegate the storylines around One simpson character, follow him around in a plotline around Springfield, and the other simpsons characters are there for comedic support, or in the background, and there's never a conflict between two Simpsons characters ever AGAIN. One simpsons character, or one non simpson character should run the plot.
I don't know why people say Family Guy Ripped off Simpsons, Simpsons has been trying to Rip off Simpsons for the last few seasons now. And they're failing miserably. The writers should stop trying to imitate the great writers from the great years, by trying to add "heart" and just think of some funny new story to tell, with their cast of thousands. After 17 years It's a challenge, but it's own existing longetivity also proves that it CAN be done.
The raunchy jokes show that the Simpsons writers are looking to the other cartoons, instead of doing their own thang. The Simpsons have been lacking
good story telling, I was so disinterested in the Manatees storyline I was falling asleep. Hopefully next weeks will be better. I'll take the Lisa episode over a Marge and Homer one . Isn't there another Marge and Homer one on that Wife Swap?? GOD WHY
Does anyone remember when a Season Premiere actually fulfilled expectations, with a compelling story of laughs? I didn't realize how much my standards for this show has been lowered. It's been going unnoticed up until this last episode.
Last edited by Homer Glumplich; 09-13-2005 at 02:52 AM.
This was simply an average episode that had the chance to take us on an extradorinary journey but decided not to and deliver one of the meh-est of meh episodes.
There are a few things that would have tightened up the episode. Firstly, Marge was completely justified in being angry with the situation, however the setup with Homer and the Mob seemed really thrown together with not a whole lot of justification. Why did Homer go to the mob again? Oh right, because he's an idiot. Yet, it is better (and usually more humorous) if Homer is shown in his naivetee rather than simply having him say "Oh, and I went to the mob and now I have to do a porno."
Marge confessing the usual progression of these relationship problem episodes was great. I was thinking and hoping that the writers were going to go on a different route not seen before. Alas, Homer screws up and Marge realizes she loves him and needs to be a lot like a mother as well. This has been done and explained in much better episodes.
I agree with many who said that the episode was boring. There weren't that many funny parts, and the storyline was not all that engaging to begin with. A very disappointing start to the new season. However, it can only go up from here. At least a person, and their regurgitating manitee, can hope.
P.S. One person previously stated that the most blatantly false "joke" happend in this episode. That being Homer gambling on games and Lisa not approving. While this obviously is negating everything in Lisa the Greek, the time Lisa said she had lost her "first love" in Dude, Where's My Ranch is the most blatant disregard for continuity that I have ever seen.
i thought lisa just tried to stop him using that hotline thing or whatever. i dont think she was simply disapproving of him gambling. i cant really remember so i may be wrong
that scene was lame because it was built around the concept of lisa being smarter than homer, which is an incredibly played out and obvious form of joke. smart vs dumb, with the smart person just getting annoyed or frustrated with the dumbass is easy humor and not very fun to watch unless there's some sort of... well joke beyond the fact that an 8 year old is wiser than her dad
i also had a problem with how they really played up homer's stupidity in this one. it was basically all just dumbass comedy. not quite as bad as scully's version of this style, which most times was simply "look at homer wreck a car or look at homer wreck a parade float", but not much of what homer did in this episode was very stimulating
there was also a fuckload of rehashing. the grampa joke from wsmb2 that i said in my review, the fact that caleb thorn was exactly the same character as jessie grass (who was boring to begin with), the homer is smitten with the enemy joke, the whole marge and homer fight angle, the gag where caleb is talking to a manatee which was exactly the same bad joke as homer and burns talking to the lochness monster... and various other things
This was a bit of a let-down after basking in the glory of the Season 6 discs.Originally Posted by Raging Abe Simpson
That said, still enjoyed it.
Overrated. It was boring and the plot went nowhere.
Sort of off topic:
It dosen't sound promising at all but where can I find a free download?
EDIT: Just tell me the name of the site, don't hotlink the link of the episode unless you are going to fo that by PM.
Another edit: I do not accept torrents. Only give me HTML links or names of sites with an HTML download. Please don't give me torrent links.
Last edited by ItchyScratchy100; 09-13-2005 at 12:03 PM.
Average. They took a plot that has been beaten to death and made another episode about it. 3/5
torrentspy.comOriginally Posted by ItchyScratchy100
You'll find it on there
Man I love this forum: the majority of people slag off the new episode, meaning when I come to watch it I expect it to be crap, & am pleasantly surprised when its not. Well done people, keep it up!
4/5 pretty funny, I thought.
I Rate it 2.5/5
The plot which everyone is complaining about was an excuse to fill in the series of jokes that they had (The rubes / cousins, Santa's Village, etc.) and therefore held didn't hold my interest. That being said the unconnected jokes did make me laugh hence the middle of the road score. Certainly not the best episode ever but there have been much worse, and it was still better than any other 30 minutes of television out there. Hope next week is better.
I also, didn't find this episode funny. But I won't lose faith in the whole season. Next week's episode looks really smart. BTW, I'm new here. I'm a big Simpsons fan. I'm hoping this new season is good!
Last edited by SSBOB; 09-13-2005 at 08:47 AM.
I thought it was an alright episode, just about as funny as most of season 16. It didn't have any really funny jokes/scenes, though.
3/5 if im being generous, remind what the plot was again? nothing seemed to happen, and it was dull, the ending knocked it up from 2.5.
First post! Let's make it a good one.
I'm not the hugest fan of Homer/Marge relationship episodes. Being single, I don't really relate to their marital problems. This episode's plot seemed a little formulaic. Homer annoys Marge, Marge leaves, Marge meets sensitive guy, Homer shows that he cares/needs her. It was an odd mix of "Homer Alone," "Life on the Fast Lane," and "Secrets of a Successful Marriage." Not the most unique plot, but I guess it flows together.
The gags were pretty good though. I especially liked the cutaway during the FOX football game. As a fan of trashy reality TV, it was pretty funny to see a parody of The Mole thrown in there. That observation about television plugs is spot on. I also liked Homer's complete dismissal of the country "rubes," as well as the throwback to the "using the outhouse" gag in Season 7.
Favorite thing? Definitely the manatee spraying scene at the very end of the episode. It was really random and silly. Happy-Happy Burns is always pretty hysterical.
3/5. Not too shabby.
60 Second Simpsons - Ep31 - Rosebud
3/5...not super, but definitely had its moments; ie, the "car wash" gag, the "rubes" part at the end with Homer twitching on the dock, as well as the whole swan boat (a rehash, but a good one). I know that opinion seems to be against the Professor Pigskin, but it was a good add on to the other "experts" we have seen (the "lock of the week" comes to mind)... Also, the whole bit about the Raiders was just classic. For those who don't follow American Football, the Raiders are known for acquiring players who are either drug or alcohol addicts, and the inside humor was funny.... overall a low B...
The episode isn't as bad as a lot of fans say here, but it is a pretty accurate defenition of mediocre on new episodes of The Simpsons in the Jean era. Some terrible moments, some laugh out loud moments, and long stretches of the episode that are very forgettable. I liked the extended opening, the couch gag was good although the chalkboard gag was little more than an unfunny and cheap meta joke.
The opening was okay but done better in Lisa the Greek. Fat tony was funny, but Homer's hands getting hammered is just another common and horrible staple of new episodes. Sants'a village was funny and it was nice to see signs of Bart's old self again. Lenny and Carl in the porn film seemed pretty long and uninspired, and Marge's excuse for leaving Homer and the kids behind seemed very thin. She wouldn't normally do this, neither would she keep ramming the car either for no reason, terrible characterisation here. I thought the funniest part of the episode was after this - Homer's conversations with Moe, heh. "I'd better call Moe...Moe, will you get off the line?!"
The rest of the episode was pretty bland and formulaic. The new character didn't really have any memorable lines. Things like Marge giving herself an electric shock and Bart in the box wasn't funny, and the scenes with Homer's cousins could have been a little funnier. The Jet skiers seemed similar to Scully-era characters and Homer and Marge making up at the end felt rushed and oh-so familiar. Why couldn't something different have happened? The ending was a "What...?" moment. (And no, there's no way Burns could pick up a full bucket of water so easily and throw it, if he has trouble just carrying bricks!)
Overall a disappointingly bland entrance to Season 16, especially from Dan Greaney. It felt pretty rushed, things should have been explained and written better, and it reused the same old Homer and Marge marriage problems plot, which I hope won't be used again anytime soon. The animation and voice acting were both great (And the animation was in the even style after all, which was good) but it's such a shame the plot wasn't.
Grade: C+, 3/5
Last edited by simplysimpsons; 09-13-2005 at 10:06 AM.
A tribute to Bart Simpson
You think THAT's bad? What about that time when I was turned into a Tetris block?
I loved the 'car wash' gag.
Further proof that the writers of the show are just trying to see how completely awful they can make an episode before it doesn't get a single 5 rating on this board. And based on the number of people who gave it a 5, I think they can animate stink lines on a pile of poop for 22 minutes and still get a 5 from some people
not that bad. i liked most of the first act and the last couple of minutes. 3/5-ish, anywhere from C- to C+
it says i've already voted on the poll for some reason...:s
Last edited by Nameless; 06-14-2006 at 08:53 AM.
Season 24 Ratings
Moonshine River D+ THOH XXIII B Adventures in Baby-Getting B Gone Abie Gone C- Penny-Wiseguys C A Tree Grows in Springfield B- The Day the Earth Stood Cool B To Cur with Love B Homer Goes to Prep School C A Test Before Trying B The Changing of the Guardian D Love is a Many-Splintered Thing D Hardly Kirk-ing B Gorgeous Grampa C- Black-Eyed, Please C Dark Knight Court B-
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