Heh, funny. There was a link from that one to another vid I thought was pretty funny: http://youtube.com/watch?v=cvOVj9Si85Originally Posted by W.P.
Not sure where all those sound clips come from. One of the games?
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Heh, funny. There was a link from that one to another vid I thought was pretty funny: http://youtube.com/watch?v=cvOVj9Si85Originally Posted by W.P.
Not sure where all those sound clips come from. One of the games?
^Grissom, I don't understand how not understanding a certain language effects music, especially when it is just silliness like this.
I'm afraid I can't see it.Originally Posted by scottvivian
Has anyone seen Jim Reardon and Rich Moore's cartoon that they made when they were in collage, which apparently got them their jobs on The Simpsons. Its pretty funny and extremely violent. Enjoy your link:
Wow. That was pretty good.
she didnt exactly read shrek the 3rd, which apparently exists as some sort of companion book for a pixar movie. no, this would probably take several minutes (perhaps 10), and would have ultimately depricated the shrek 3 cinematic experience
she merely looked at the book
she saw it, perhaps in the childrens section of a barnes & noble, registered it in her mind as being in existance, and filed it away for later as the subject for a post on BOOKS YOUVE READ. only she just looked at it. and it was shrek 3
in a way its the saddest post ive ever read
-toxic shock syndrome
I just rewatched Lisa's Rival and I feel it has one of Bart's best roles as a secondary character : he makes me laugh in every scene he shows up. For me it certainly ranks as one of his most hilarious appearances. His mischievous nature is flawlessly utilzed for one great gag after the other. Here are some things which I particularly enjoyed :
Marge: Well, you'll always be number one to me --
Bart: Ahem, hello...first born within earshot.
Bart: I can't stand to see you so miserable, Lis...unless it's from a rubber spider down your dress. Hmm, that gives me an idea.
[pulls out pocket tape recorder, presses "record"]
Note for later: put rubber spider down Lisa's dress.
[turns back to Lisa, then as an afterthought, chuckles onto tape again]
Hey, I know! How about I dig up some dirt on Alison? Remember how I got Milhouse's picture on "America's Most Wanted"?
Lisa: I appreciate the offer, but it goes against every moral fiber in
Bart: Suit yourself. If you change your mind, here's my card.
Lisa: I don't need a card. You live in the room next to me.
Bart: [into tape recorder] Note: next year, order fewer cards.
Bart: Lis, I did some checking on this Alison character, and I know it's against all your moral fibers
Lisa: [grabs sheet] Give it to me. [chuckles] Hey, wait! There's nothing bad here.
Bart: Yep, she's clean as a bean, but...I did tip off the Feds as to the whereabouts of our good friend Milhouse.
Bart: Way to go, Lis. I mean, why compete with someone who's just going to kick your butt anyway?
Lisa: Oh, who am I kidding? There's no way I'm ever going to beat Alison.
Bart: Sure there is! but it involves being a bit underhanded, a bit
devious, a bit as the French say- Bartesque.
Lisa: I'll do whatever it takes.
Bart: Then welcome to the nether regions of the soul.
Bart: Now, here's what we do. Tomorrow morning when Alison comes out of her house, we spray her with the hose -- soaking her from head to toe, leaving us relatively dry.
Bart: Well, there's bound to be some splash-back.
Bart: Lisa, here is as the French say - le fake diorama.
Which episode do you feel has Bart's best performance in a secondary role ?
It's a bit like having sex with a jellyfish: once might an interesting experiment, twice would be perversion!after I told him my name, he beat seven shades out of me and left me in a dumpster with a bar of soap shoved in my mouth and a brush shoved in where the sun doesn't shine
The thing is, a lot of the lines you've mentioned there, are only setups for even funnier jokes.
*Insert another "the modern era sucks by comparison" comment here*
Heh, this is actually often frustrating for me : everytime someone points out something usually overlooked or makes a new observation, instead of appreciating that newfound detail almost immediately everyone else starts finding examples of how this particular thing is not as strong in the modern era or is completely non-existent. Any new discussion that comes up ends up as being a new reason to dislike the modern era. :silly:Originally Posted by Homer_Thompson
Bart also worked quite well in "Lard of the Dance", assisting with Homer's grease scheme.
2014 - the new england invasion
Maybe a pretty obvious point, but what I love about the classic era (1-8 for me) is that you can flip around the Season's depening on you moods, and enjoy the similar quality to when your mood was different, when watching a different Season. I still think Season 6 is better than Season 1 etc, but there's not a lot in it. maybe half a grade or something. But here's what I mean by moods
Season 1 - Not in the mood for loads of humour, just a charming Season with character, with a few hilarious gags
Season 2/3: Good satire/characterizations, and not too much non-stop humour.
Season 4: Debatebly has it all.
Season 5: When you want to laugh
Season 6: With a plot
Season 7: When you want emotional episodes, and still get the characterizations. And like Season 3 not many non stop gags in many of the episodes. Nice balance.
Season 8: Where you want to observe secondry characters, and willing to take in dark humour. Maybe when your in a bad mood
And when it gets to Scully and Jean it gets a bit different. Whilst I toss and turn between Seasons 1 to 8, I doubt it'll be the same when I have the Scully and Jean years. Jean Seasons could be described as Season 4, yet much worse. So it basically has a failed balance. (still pretty good) So maybe I'll watch a Jean episode when I want to fall asleep! No that's harsh, when it comes to Jean I think I'll just pick the good episodes out. And of course this isn't the classic era, when nearly all of them are great. As for Scully, maybe when your in a "Stuff moaning about pain gags, and Homer's character" I just want some laughs, and a dodgey plot. Hmmm... I will watch Scully, but there's no real "enjoyable" style, likewise with current Jean. I'll just pick the good episodes for them two eras, except maybe Season 9.
Anyway I'm rambling, I guess what this thread is kinda' for. Thoughts? (not on my rambling )
EDIT: If anyone read that, you might want to read it again as I've changed some bits, as it didn't make much sense in places.
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S1- When I'm in the mood for pure nostalgia
S2- Whem I'm in the mood for nostalgia as well as really involving character-driven plots
S3- When I want balance between gags and characterizations
S4- When I'm laid back and want something that's just pure fun
S5- When I'm in the mood to laugh incredibly hard with not much character concern
S6- When I want some variety and fun to an otherwise uninvolving batch of episodes
S7- When I want to take in everything representative of s6 and s3
S8- When I want a variation from any particular season theme, as I don't think s8 has a really defining theme to it
I just know that I couldn't do one of those mood things, since I rarely watch the show any more. If I do decide to pick an episodes to watch on DVD, I just do it with commentary because I'm so tired of the normal episodes, so I want to add a new layer to it, which is what the DVDs are so good for. I'm trying to not watch any classic era episodes for a while, because they're all too familiar at the moment to entertain me that much. I normally go for a Futurama episode with commentary when I feel like watching stuff.
As for what Imperciph was saying, I think that you have the best example right there. Bart's best supporting roles are normally supporting Lisa. And that one combines him being the mischievous counterpart to lead her astray with him providing some extra humour to the situation. Lisa works well supporting Bart as the opposite, being the more level headed, mature of the two, best seen in Bart Sells His Soul. Despite this, I also like seeing Lisa as 'just a kid' as well, which is also shown in the episode in the scene where she is encouraging Bart to laugh.
When was the last time an episode explored the relationship between Bart and Lisa? I'm thinking Clear Day, which was pretty poorly handled with Lisa being some control crazy, insensitive bitch to him for most of the time. I'd still like to see them try and do what they can with this though, because it's been very underused recently. I can imagine how the episode would go now though: Bart and Lisa argue, Marge and Homer see their kids arguing, they take sides and it divides them, only to be reunited with some quick fix at the end. :silly:
So would you agree me TF Donut?
^Definitely. I do notice that all Scully seasons and Jean seasons all have the same exact feel to them, whereas in the classic era, even though I usually tend to base the individual episodes themselves on my mood at the time, find it quite easy to find an overall theme for each season that reflects my changing moods.
I'm guessing last night's episode was a repeat? I thought it was a pretty decent episode. The jokes didn't want to make me cringe, but the characterization and spoof of mafia types cracked me up. The fact that they got Joe Pantoliano and Michael Imperioli to guest star just adds credibility I guess.
What I like about Lisa's Rival is that it has a Bart and Lisa relationship without it being the main point of the episode. More recent episodes like Jazzy and the Pussycats, On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister, and Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore have to focus on how either Bart and Lisa get mad at each other until the very end or how they develop a bond. In Lisa's Rival it shows that they really already have a bond and they don't have to establish it or make it the main point of the episode. It's more of just something that you'd expect from a brother and sister who can get along fairly well.
What a glorious day for Canada and therefore, of course, the world.
AMEN!Originally Posted by E-I-E-I-Moe
Yes, it was. That was the season 18 premiere.Originally Posted by ftt1001
Season 9 is a little different from season 10, which are both vastly different from season 11, which is a little different from season 12. I feel, that there's a huge difference between the feel of the episodes in each of Scully's seasons. Season 9 was just as jerky and cruel as season 10 I suppose, but there was a much more light hearted, almost focused feel to the episodes. It hadn't quite become the Homer show yet, and there was a decent array of episodes in season 9. Aside from that, Scully seemed to be playing the idiot Homer card to its extremes for the first time, and it definately felt fresher than it did in later seasons.Originally Posted by TheForbiddenDonut
Season 10 became the Homer show, it was jerkier and lost quite a bit of its charm. Not that bad yet, but still losing a lot of its variety, and the fun idiocy in season 9 had started to become annoying.
Season 11 became far too cartoonish, and assholish for even my liking, with the dart scene being a bit of a symbol as to what it became during the season. Instances of ToMacco, jockey elves (*cough*), ritalin and so on had destabilised the show from its roots in realism, to the closest to the Saturday morning cartoons it had ever been.
Season 12 improved on all those features and had a much better variety, I feel, with a few experiments (Trilogy of Error, Simpsons Tall Tales), more character based and emotional episodes (HomR, Hungry Hungry Homer), secondary character "studies" (Insane Clown Poppy, Worst Episode Ever, Homer v Dignity *shudders*) and fewer zany episodes that worked to a certain degree (The Computer Wore Menace Shoes) and some that didn't (Simpson Safari). The quality isn't something I'm talking about here, just variety and the "feeling" of each seasons which were quite different throughout Scullys period of horror.
Jean's seasons have had pretty different feelings to them in some cases too. I'm only just gong through season 16 now, and it does feel extremely different to seasons 17 & 18, and also seasons 13, 14 and 15. I haven't seen the Jean episodes enough to completely lay my finger on the differences though.
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I'm afraid you misunderstood the Drunk Barney and TheForbiddenDonut were trying to make in your ever valiant efforts to defend Mike Scully. They were not trying to say Scully or Jean season didn't have any stylistic variety between their seasons, but each season of the classic era seemed to have an unique theme that showed the writers were experimenting with a new style which didn't have happen much under either Scully or Jean. Surely even you would agree that bar a few episodes of s9, Scully's overall style can be summed up by "joke-centric" : he didn't appear to make any changes to this over the four seasons of his tenure.
For example, Jean and Reiss' s3 has s2 styled serious storytelling and down-to-earth character interaction with the humour quotient up by a quite a notch. But their own s4 light-hearted and surreal than s3 : there are episodes with a dramatic ro satirical conflict, but they opted a whole new humour style of based fantasies and cutaways and as time passed preferred to make "just a bunch of stuff that happens" gagfests. Mirkin's own s6 features a slightly more serious emotional approach to storytelling compared to his very light-hearted gag-heavy s5 especially with family-conflict type episodes like Lisa's Wedding, Homer Vs. Patty and Selma, Lisa On Ice, And Maggie makes Three, Grampa Vs. Sexual Inadequacy. Similarly Oakley & Weinstein's s8 is darker and cynical in tone compared their own sweet and sacharrine s7. s7 returns to s2/3 style and does new things with that style by adding experimental surrealism. But s8 almost does a complete 180 degree turn from that and instead attempts purely unadulterated satire, as darkly cynical as possible.
But once you come to Scully, this constant experimentation with style become stagnant. He never evolved his style of random wackiness (except towards the end of s9 where he appeared to have changed it into a little more story-oriented show with episodes like King Of The Hill, Lost Our Lisa and Natural Born Kissers but by the beginning of s10 it was apparent he had settled comfortably in his style of random wackiness which never changed significantly during 10,11 or 12).
In case of Jean, early Jean does have experimentation : DABF takes fresh new ideas and and tell a light-hearted character-based story with those (Jaws Wired Shut, Half-decent Proposal, I Am Furious Yellow, Old Man and The Key, Weekend at Burnsies', Poppa's Got A Brand New Badge fit this template) whereas EABFs take a more serious, dramatic approach to storytelling with efforts to expand on characters (Special Edna, Moe Baby Blues, Three Gays Of The Condo, A Star Is Born Again, The Dad Who Knew Too Little fit this template). But as time went on, the stylistic variety decreased and now we are left with a show that's pretty much the same week in and week out.
Also, this discussion further illustrates my point in the beginning of the page. We started out with stylistic variety of the classic era, only to end up on a debate about how the modern era lacks it. Yeesh.
No, everyone but me ended up whinging about this so called modern era. Also,
I'm sorry if I misunderstood what he was saying, but it definately sounds to me like a bit of an inaccurate description of episodes that clearly demonstrate that they have different qualities from season to season. These qualities definately do not make Scully seasons all feel like some kind of mundane, joke centric Saturday morning cartoon fare. That, is reserved for season 11 only. Once again, sorry if I misinterpreted his comment... ;-/Originally Posted by TFD
But of course, when you're lumping seasons that had clearly different qualities into vague little categories like "random wackiness", of course you're going to say there's no difference.
Because that's the "feel" I get from the overall Scully era in general. I am not including s9 because yes, it had enough experimentation and variety to satisfy on this particular aspect. But for the rest, nope. s10 has 10 Homer gets a Job plots and 6 Homer subplots. That's not variety. You mentioned s12 being having more variety than s10 or 11, but even then what stands out from that season is zaninessOriginally Posted by Nebuchanezzar
A Tale Of Two Springfields- zany
Homer Vs. Dignity- zany
The Computer Wore Menace Shoes- zany
The Great Money Caper- zany
Skinner's Sense of Snow-zany
Tennis the Menace-zany
New Kids on the Blecch-zany
I'm Goin' to Praiseland-zany
Children Of A Lesser Clod-zany
Excluding the THOH and the Trilogy episode (which by their nature has to be zany), 10 out of 19 episodes are primarily based on zaniness. This season does get points for more experimental plots like HOMR, Insane Clown Poppy, Worst Episode Ever and Trilogy Of Error (which is why I consider the second best Scully season), but the dominant theme of even this season is still random zaniness.
Yes, that's true, but you've just lumped it into a better category, one that I did too. It has a marked difference from say, season 12 (which you also mentioned) which just adds to my point about vastly different feelings from one Scully season to another. I'm not complaining about your thoughts on season 12, just your belief that Scully's seasons were all identical in their quality - random and zany. Once again, that description is far too broad. Look, I can do it with season 5 too.s10 has 10 Homer gets a Job plots and 6 Homer subplots. That's not variety.
Homer Goes to College - Wacky Homer show
Bart's Inner Child - Wacky Homer show
Boy-Scoutz n the Hood - Wacky Homer show
$pringfield - Wacky Homer show
Homer the Vigilante - Wacky Homer show
Homer and Apu - Wacky Homer show
Deep Space Homer - Wacky Homer show
Homer Loves Flanders - Wacky Homer show
Bart Gets an Elephant - Wacky Homer show
What's the point of this story? I love season 5, but anyone can come up with silly old categories to put plenty of episodes in if they're vague enough.
I watched "Brothers Little Helper" recently, and coulden't ignore how Bart was so...uncool? It's hard to describe, but Bart really was a bit too idiotic at the beggining. I remember him saying once he just wants to be a petty crimanel, then he fills the whole school gymnasium up with water while Ned in on fire. In a way it is quite funny, but still.
You're giving Imperciph too little credit here, and you probably know it too.Originally Posted by Nebuchanezzar
Anyway, since the subject has been mentioned, season 12 always felt kind of like a proto-Jean season to me. Of the 10-12 time period, it (the CABFs and the late BABFs) probably made the most effort to do character stories that were more serious and grounded than his a season or two ago ("Insane Clown Poppy", "Lisa the Treehugger", "Homer vs. Dignity" in the third act, "HOMR", "Pokey Mom", "Hungry, Hungry Homer", "I'm Goin' to Praiseland", "Children of a Lesser Clod"), with characterizations that were generally less dislikeable (Homer was less of a jerkass than in season 10-11, Lisa also was less of a shrill PC-thug even when an activist). In short it felt like an attempt to return the show to something more character-driven. The problem was these small advances were still buried under Scully's own problems - excessive use of Homer, rambling storylines, Scully habits like corporate conspiracies or character insanity, general zaniness, one-dimensional or boring character writing, and so on. So even if there was a slight shift in tone, it largely didn't matter, the stories were still dull if not still outlandish and the reliance on Scully's habits still made them largely indistinguishable from his earlier seasons regardless of any changes he was attempting.
My description is not "vague broad generalisation". My point about s10-12 was what classifies them together is that predominant theme of random zaniness : even in episodes where focus was on doing something new and different zaniness still remained a substantial dominant factor.
And how is that even remotely similar to my cateogorisation ? The episodes I listed clearly fall under what I was categorizing, half of you list doesn't.Originally Posted by Nebuchanezzar
Bart's Inner Child - not a wacky Homer show. Primary focus is satire of self-help programs, and only the first act features Homer in a somewhat major role - rest of the episode uses cast an an ensemble to drive a satirical point home. Also, for OFF, focusses more on Bart than on Homer
Boy Scoutz N' The Hood - once again, poor generalisation. I certainly have problems with Homer here and with several Homer appearances in the Mirkin era in general, but this episode is more about Bart with a Bart/Homer story coming in the last act. should not be classified as a wacky Homer story
$pringfield - once again, ensemble episode rather than being a Homer-centric story. Everyone has their own little subplot - Marge, Burns, Homer, Bart, even Lisa. cannot be simply classified as a Homer story
Homer and Apu - mainly an episode about Apu, not Homer. yes, Homer is the most prominent Simpson here, but the episode is more about fleshing out Apu rather than anything else. I appreciate fleshing outsecondary characters, which is why I like the similar if a less funnier Insane Clown Poppy of s12 too.
Deep Space Homer - you are giving the episode too little credit by simply classifying it as a wacky Homer adventure. The backdrop certainly is there but this episode's prominent theme is that of Homer wanting respect and appreciation. This one does not concentrate on Homer fooling around in Space as much as its places emphasis on Homer's desire to be appreciated.
So, that brings down the count of wacky Homer adventures down to 4 or 5 episodes. Now, let's see what else s5 has to offer (excluding 9F holdovers and including 1F) :
Bart episodes - Bart Gets Famous, Boy Scoutz N' The Hood, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, Bart Of Darkness - 4 episodes
Lisa episodes - Lisa Vs. Malibu Stacy, Lisa's Rival - 2 episodes
Character-based episodes - Marge on the Lam, The Last Temptation of Homer, Deep Space Homer, Secrets of a Successful Marriage - 4 episodes
Secondary Character episodes - Rosebud, Burns' Heir, Homer and Apu, Sweet Seymour Skinner's Badass Song, Homer Loves Flanders, Lady Bouvier's Lover - 6 episodes
So, it is apparent s5 has enough variety in itself not be classified as a simple "wacky Homer adventure" season.
On the other hand, 10 of 19 normal episodes of s12 have prominent zaniness in them, so one can easily call it the predominant theme of s12.
Hooray! The point has been proven. Yes, the generalisations I offered were cheap, unthoughtful and far too broad, just like the generalisation of random zaniness as a description of season 12. As I've been saying, anyone can lump episodes into vague categories if they're vague enough, which I feel is exactly what you did when describing season 12. I made it quite clear that I love season 5, and therefore I obviously do not agree with the cardboard cut out generalisations that I made in the post. But on that same idea, I don't agree with the same shallow generalisations offered for season 12. No-one is comparing the quality of the two seasons by the way (who would?), just the idea that it's much more spread out than you give it credit for.
The episodes in the season are clearly different from one another in multiple respects. Here, let me find the quote for you;
Once more, noone is comparing the quality of the two seasons, but there's clearly a large enough spread of episodes in that season to allow it to have a different feel from episode to episode. Yes, it's not as distinguished in variety as season 5, but there's still a good enough spread, a spread that's varied enough to have different feelings from episode to episode. But of course, you can continue to lump the episodes into vague categories, but it proves nothing. Yeah, they're zany. So what? Zaniness is so broad, much more broad than the cheap generalisations for season 5 that I offered, and it's broad to such an extent that almost any Scully episode can fit in there. Are you going to tell me now that every Scully episode was identical to one another, and acheive that thought by simply calling them all zany? Blaraghghg!Originally Posted by Nebuchanezzar
I never understood the problems with corparate conspiracies that several members seem to have here. Perhaps they were used a bit much (though I think I disagree), but they didn't really seem to have that much of an impact to the overall quality of the episodes to be that bad. I'm not really thinking about it though, just wondering.Originally Posted by Channel Surfer
Originally Posted by NebuchanezzarOriginally Posted by NebuchanezzarNotice how I left the episodes you claim to have stylistic variety when classifying the zanier episodes of s12 and even praised those for attempting variety and experimentation. I'm not saying "s12 is all random wackiness and therefore sucks" : I'm saying even taking all these into account, random zaniness was still the predominant theme of s12.Originally Posted by me
Going back to your debate on TFD. Well I'm not him, but to put it in a nutshell what I was and what TFD was trying to say was this: Season 1 to 8 are all classic and have there own type of style, and the type of style is extremely enjoyable. The reason we didn't include Scully/Jean is that, whilst they have there own style, there not enjoybale enough to be considered classic, so we couldn't watch between 1-12 and enjoy the quality of the show in a similar way, which is heavily enjoying it. And secondly as Imperciph has covered, whilst the Scully years, have different style of Seasons, there problems usaully revolve around the same thing, unlike the tiny ones of say Season 7 and 8, which are both very different Seasons. And the same for 3/4 and 5/6. There all managed by the same showrunner, yet there both very, very different, and yet enjoybale Seasons. Scully's Season whilst were better and others, were not good enough and had the SAME problems, when an episode wasn't very good. it was all down to jerkass Homer, pain gags, poor plots and quite often bad endings. That's why I say I'd pick out the good episodes of Scully, rather than watching it as a Season. (though as I say Season 9 may be slightly different) That wasn't a nutshell is it.
Basically 9-12 aren't good enough to have a different style, which you can enjoy similarly to 1-8, because there are too many bad episodes, which revolve around similar mistakes.
South Park episodes are rude. There is no variety. This is definately not true, but can you see the problem there?Originally Posted by Imperciph
Yes, I'm not denying that. What I'm also not denying is that seasons 2-9, are much better than seasons 10-12.Originally Posted by Drunk Barney
Yes, and that is my qualm. Fine, they do revolve around zany antics but underneath those antics are episodes that are quite different from one another. For every zany episode dealing with far out ideas like magical islands and internet idiocy, is an episode with Homer doing all in his (limited) power to bring justice to an evil corparation and to ensure his beloved Springfield retains one of its treasured symbols. For every completely wacko diamond mine ridden vacation episode, is a sweet story between Homer and his daughter revolving around a hidden bond that they can share. The list can go on for an age. For what must be the billionth time, they aren't as varied as anything in the classic era (inc. season 9 and 1), but they're still varied. It was TFD's comment that "all Scully seasons and Jean seasons all have the same exact feel to them" that bothered me, as this is a completely unfair generalisation of Mike Scully's episodes that is 95% untrue. All that, coming from a guy who I'm pretty sure hasn't seen the entire volume of Scully episodes yet. I shudder to think of what he'll turn out like when he sees them allAnd secondly as Imperciph has covered, whilst the Scully years, have different style of Seasons, there problems usaully revolve around the same thing, unlike the tiny ones of say Season 7 and 8, which are both very different Seasons.
When an episode wasn't very good? And I think that's a very unfair and harsh description of many of Mike Scully's episodes. Sure, when an episode is on the level of It's a Mad...Marge or perhaps Brother's Little Helper, I'll agree. But in a season like season 12 when you've got episodes such as Insane Clown Poppy, Lisa the Treehugger, The Computer Wore Menace Shoes, Skinner's Sense of Snow, HomR, Worst Episode Ever, Day of the Jackanapes (hmmmph), Hungry Hungry Homer, Trilogy of Error and Simpsons Tall Tales those properties still do fit, but each episode is so different from one another that the complaint about all episodes being so similar becomes irrelevant. That is, unless you're prepared to shove all episodes into a vague category that encompasses nearly every Simpsons episode.Scully's Season whilst were better and others, were not good enough and had the SAME problems, when an episode wasn't very good. it was all down to jerkass Homer, pain gags, poor plots and quite often bad endings.
If you all said that you don't like these seasons because they're all crap, because of the reasons you just listed, I'd be fine with that. Some of them are crap, and when a viewer demands a higher level of quality to enjoy a TV show in any respect then the complain about the episodes being crap is extremely valid. Unfortunately, the complaint about these seasons, even episodes within seasons all being identical to each other is untrue.
As for the topic at hand, I find the whole idea ludicrous personally. Yes, the classic seasons are very different from one another thanks to the constantly revolving staff scene, but I don't watch episodes depending on mood. I watch them (on DVD at least) depending on quality. That is the only factor.
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