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  • 5/5 - Not even Moe's annual suicide attempt can ruin this.

    49 12.44%
  • 4/5 - Off a building; that's a great way to do it!

    93 23.60%
  • 3/5 - Goodbye cruel world; hello ironic twist!

    109 27.66%
  • 2/5 - This is the end

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  • 1/5 - I guess it's suicide again for me!

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Thread: Rate/Review "Million Dollar Abie" (HABF09)



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    Rate/Review "Million Dollar Abie" (HABF09)

    "Grampa ruins Homer's plans to make Springfield the new home of a pro football franchise when he mistakes the Commissioner of Football for a burglar and the football stadium is transformed into a bull fighting arena. Tortured by threatening calls from his family and friends, Grampa seeks Manfred Manslaughter's help in committing suicide. When his plan fails at the last minute, Grampa gets a new outlook on life and decides to become Springfield's very own matador."

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    I am ashamed that I got fooled by the TiVo couch gag since I was recording the episode and thought something was going wrong.

    Anyways, I didn't like the episode that much. I did enjoy Rob Reiner's video about hating Springfield, though.

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    Pretty poor episode. I think I got like 3 laughs. Maggie's laugh thing in the first act. "Tomorrow: Bloody Sand Sale" and "Old Man Beats Meat."
    Not only overall not funny, but it took until the 3rd act to get to the main story. Upside-down classroom was lame, couch gag sucked, and the credits scene seemed funny, but made no sense.
    Despite all my rage, I'm still just a rat in a cage.

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    Lots of good jokes, no cohesive, engaging plot. 3/5.

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    I thought this was a quality episode, aside from the very last bit with the floating chairs. That was a bit much. Something touching on how everyone probably hates Grampa again would have been nice. Plus, some context on the naming-names shtick in the end credits would have been nice.

    4/5

    More later.

    Also, I need a vid capture of the movie teaser. It didn't air on Global.
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    Pretty good ep., some bad jokes

    Loved the die-pod and Homer's lucky day joke.
    gave it a three

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    I enjoyed it.

    Not sure about the grade yet though..
    I was saying "Boo-urns."

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    Okay, so who's fucking with the poll, because there is no chance 33 people voted 1/5 already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueguy
    the credits scene seemed funny, but made no sense.
    Back then, people were accused of being communists and would be arrested and brought on trial. Grampa was reading a fake list of those accused of that crime.

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    This episode was much better than i expected. Everything seemed to flow naturally, then came the last 45 seconds. What the hell was that? 3/5

    Detailed review post here

    uhh, was there some sort of anti-simpsons rally organized today? No way that many people thought this ep was a one.
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    hi,
    i hate this to be my first post here, but the thing is I've honestly seen every simpsons episode atleast once, and imho this one is the worst.

    thats rite, worse/as bad as than "bart to the future"

    1/5

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    The storyline couldn't seem to stay put, but there was this episode was non-stop with the jokes, which brought it up a lot. There were so many hilarious parts in it and it was overall an entertaing episode.
    4.5/5

    It was also awesome to see that teaser trailer!
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    I thought the jokes were hilarious actually. I felt the plot was good too. I've been guilty of missing the past few weeks of The Simpsons. However, I will say this: Other than the Manatee premiere, I think the episodes have been great.

    The jokes were good, lots happening in the episode, and it was a fun time.

    10/10

    EDIT: got to mention the "Maybe he's coming up with a new shape for the football" was really funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomacco
    Okay, so who's fucking with the poll, because there is no chance 33 people voted 1/5 already.
    Make registration necessary. This is ridiculous.

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    2/5. Meh. That episode blew, it was just a total mess. I laughed twice, and the biggest laugh was just an immature joke "Old Man Beats Meat". So there's really not much too it. Just bad.


    Okay, so who's fucking with the poll, because there is no chance 33 people voted 1/5 already.

    You're right! It should be more like 33 people voting 5/5 already!

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    Enjoyable in that wacky Old Man And The Key way, but the ending pushed it a bit too far. 3/5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlandersMan

    You're right! It should be more like 33 people voting 5/5 already!
    No, even 30 people voting at all within 5 minutes of its finish is a stretch.

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    4/5

    that was nowhere near the worst episode ever, dude

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    I'm not sure what I think about this episode. It's a just a bunch stuff happens kind of episode, and there were some ok jokes. But I just don't think overall the episode was that good. There was nothing wrong with the characterizations, Homer was particularly funny, but something just seemed a little off. I probably would have liked more of the episode focusing on the team potentially moving to Springfield, that was my favorite part, I particularly liked the owners choosing it over LA. C+

    And how many lines did Bart have?

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    80 people have voted in 5 minutes... I smell tampering.

    It was an okay episode. It lacked a solid focused plot though.

    First act: Getting a Football franchise
    Second act: Grampa's Suicide
    Third act: Killing Bulls.

    There were some good jokes though, like the DiePod and the Soylent Green reference.

    I enjoyed the Rob Reiner video, but the end song was too long and horrible.

    Not to sound like one of those idiot Simpsons steals from Family Guy people, but did Homer running into the Bull horns and Moleman and Nelson suddenly getting heart attacks seem a lot like Family Guy jokes?

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    No, even 30 people voting at all within 5 minutes of its finish is a stretch.
    Oh, well don't worry, because there's already over 20 voting 5/5. I'm not the least bit surprised that peices of shit like this get praised.

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    It had some good laughs in there. The story was pretty poor. But, I watch this show for the humor.
    3/5. Oh wait, is that a Simpsons Movie Trailer I see? 4/5

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlandersMan
    Oh, well don't worry, because there's already over 20 voting 5/5. I'm not the least bit surprised that peices of shit like this get praised.
    Those of us who enjoyed it are happy. You are unhappy. Pity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodbath & Beyond
    4/5

    that was nowhere near the worst episode ever, dude
    well, that is just my opinion, I found only a handful of things funny in this one, and the rest of the "jokes" seemed really stretched

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    Good episode, definitely better than last week's. It was good to hear one of my favorite songs (Nobody Loves You by John Lennon) in an episode. 4/5

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    This was a decent show, and had some beautiful shots in it (like the giant hippie-beating screen). I liked the montage of Grandpa being treated unfairly as it allowed you to see his plight and feel his pain. "DiePod" was a surprising (and hilarious) joke. The episode did seem odd though, as the football stuff took up a lot of time for what SHOULD be a very serious episode about a family member wanting to die. Still, it had some genuine emotion in it, and some good jokes. It doesn't live up to last week's great episode though. 3/5 snowflakes. The Simpsons movie teaser (with release date!!!!) was exciting to see as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super_Cool
    Back then, people were accused of being communists and would be arrested and brought on trial. Grampa was reading a fake list of those accused of that crime.
    I know that, but it made no sense in the episode.

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    Another solid Season 17 episode. 4/5.

    Also, can anyone upload the teaser?
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    3/5 The episode was good, but lacked in plot. I liked many of the jokes though. After several episodes with milder humour it was nice and fun to see a more joke based episode. The animation was (like all of this season) outstanding.
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    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

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    I thought this was a pretty good episode actually, jokes more than the plot.

    The street name changes, Charlie Chaplin learning how to talk, cleaning out the death machine, and grampa naming Joseph Stalin as a communist (who would have thought), were all funny in my book.

    4.5/5 --> 5/5



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