Anyway, IGN is rating the series from a casual viewers-POV I guess.
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Anyway, IGN is rating the series from a casual viewers-POV I guess.
Yes. I'm sure when they review "the smurfs", smurf fanboys will be complaining their review was trash, but we won't know the difference. Just forget about, I don't know why people care.
And I don't know why I used the smurfs as an example, but you get the idea.
It's definitely true that they're trying to appeal to people outside of the diehards. I can certainly understand that, although it's still puzzling to see episodes from season 21 consistently topping the episodes they've reviewed from earlier Jean seasons or even season 1 for that matter.
To view various lists about my Simpsons opinions, click the link below.
I don't like it how they gave season 20 a 7.9 and this an 8.3, but that's probably what I would give this season as well. I would probably have given season 20 a 9.5
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insert "season 20 is the worst season ever!!" argument
Yeah but to be honest, this topic at the moment doesn't seem like much of a General Discussion Lounge anyway. People seem to be abusing it as a chat topic and just casually bringing up The Simpsons (not aimed at you, DP, but at other people - they should know who they are).
Last edited by Zeus; Today at 12:00 PM. Reason: to fuck with you
Originally Posted by Steve
I'm not sure if this post will make your previous post ironic, Charlie, but I've always thought this would be cool...
In season 3, they kept using the same animation of Homer talking in bed, and Marge responding with "mm, yeah" episode after episode. If you can't remember, the scene only lasted about 10 seconds, with an overhead shot that slowly zoomed in.
They kept reusing this animation to the point where it became hilarious (at least to me, anyway).
I think they should just randomly use that again in a current episode. It wouldn't contrast with the rest of the episode's animation style at all, making it all the more funnier. It's probably something they can do in the final episode. I don't know. I'm probably the only one who'd find that hilarious.
I might have to go back and watch Season 3 just for that, it sounds kind of cool and like you, I find that kind of thing funny (if you could tell me some of the episodes it happens in, even better! ). For some odd reason, I really liked when they'd recycle animation from older episodes - it happens a lot in Season 5, and in most cases I find the crappy way they've edited it to try and get the mouths to sync a lot funnier than whatever joke they've tried to cram in.
Random thought: You know how the writers said that when it comes to jokes, they'll take a joke out of an episode if it makes them laugh a hundred times, but on the 101st time, if it gets nothing, then it's gone? (Whoa, awkward wording.) Does anyone think they're still doing this method?
Or maybe they're actually writing good jokes that just don't cut it 101 times, so then what we get left are the jokes that only have the chance to make them laugh a few times but were came up with so late in production that they don't get the chance to have the same rigorous testing. Or something.
i saw this had its own thread in cracked.com forum
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i keep confusing d'ohmer and dothebartman
Gotta rant somewhere... Just got finished playing Apples to Apples, and the winner for "clueless" was "Bart Simpson." That made me MAD. I tried to explain that Bart is actually quite intelligent, and that he is in no way clueless, but I just kept getting interrupted. I said that I'd post my disgust on nohomers, and here I am.
The original Favorite and least favorite by season
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^That sucks. I'm sorry about that. I can't see how any fan of the show can think he's clueless. Sure, he doesn't always make the best decisions, but at least he's with it.
what Financial Panther isn't telling us: the other red cards were Silverfish, The Circus, and The Flu so Bart won that round by default.
just because bart won doesn't really mean anything. maybe he was the most "clueless" thing picked, maybe the person who picked bart did it as a joke because the other choices weren't that good... I'm just saying that even though bart may have won that category, doesn't mean anything
No, he says "Bart is clueless, man. Everyone agreed. I got sick.
they probably aren't big watchers of the show...
That's what I mean. Stupid casual fans.
What are you people talking about?
Just go to post 3377.
well to people who don't watch a lot, bart could very well seem clueless...
Ign.com admits The Simpsons is a shadow of its past:
"The Simpsons has been on the air for 20 years. Most series don't make it to ten years, but The Simpsons have been churning out episodes for two decades. During that time, writing staffs change, producers change, and the media landscape changes. It's fair to say that in recent years (to some, a decade's worth of recent years), The Simpsons have been a shadow of their once great selves. Other programs, building off of what The Simpsons had established, stole the attention and accolades, most notably South Park. What was once an edgy, groundbreaking series became tame in comparison. But even if The Simpsons had remained the only animated primetime program on television, the simple fact of being on the air for 20 years would still be a detriment. Storylines have begun to repeat themselves, with some jokes even being reused. Worse still, established character traits and backstories are changed or rewritten for the sake of trying to tell new stories. Fans know what they should expect from The Simpsons and too often during the series' later seasons, those expectations have not been met. "
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