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  • A; Excellent!

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  • B; Groin-grabbingly good!

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  • C; Meh.

    35 19.13%
  • D; Could have been better.

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    Review: Tales From the Public Domain

    After seeing Tales From the Public Domain(DABF08), review it here.
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    Decent ep. They could've done more with "Hamlet", but I'm biased since it's my favorite play. The ending pissed me off, though, but everyone's going to harp on the "Ghostbusters" thing, so I won't. B-

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    I don't think anyone expected the Ghostbusters ending. Very few laughs. Below decent.

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    Good episode. Homer's Odeyssy was the best act, lots of great lines.
    2nd act was good too. Third Act had plenty of good Ralph lines.

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    A good amount of laughs, but too many bring-downs (the ending for example). Full review soon.
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    Thumbs Up Pretty Good

    Not too shabby.
    By and far my favorite moment/quote of the entire ep
    Marge: "That sure was easier to chew up than that bambi video"
    Very clever and super timing.
    That had me red in the face.

    The Ghostbusters thing was just time filler it almost seemed. Writers just fell flat on that.

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    Just barely sinked a B. Nothing really stood out as hilarious, but I did chuckle a decent amount during the episode. The takes on Joan of Arc, Hamlet, and Homer's Odyssey were interesting to me, so the episode went from a C to a B. The ending was...well...just plain weird.
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    Homers Odyssey:Pretty good. Had a rushed ending though.
    Joan of Arc:Probably the best of the 3
    Hamlet:Also good

    Sorry for the very brief review, I'll have to view it again before giving it a better review.

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    I didn't like it too much. It gets a C from me. It may have even been a D, if it weren't for Ralph.
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    The whole thing was needlessly violent. First two acts were "D" quality, the last act with all of the hilarious deaths and the unexpected Ghostbuster bit made the episode turn out alright.

    Grade: 3/5

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    Good,but it didn't make me forget a quote from KOTH
    Thats a clean burning Hell,I tell you what
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    Yes, that Bambi video joke was excellent. I think the second act was the best... Um... I gave it a "groin-grabbingly good." It was better than last week's, but not as good as the "Best of Season 13"

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    I liked it alot. The ending was wierd but hilarious. 4/5.

    I guess there was alot of violent material due to the fact that all 3 original stories have violence in them
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    sorry but I think this episode is pretty lame...

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    Wow ! This episode was awesome ! The ending was great...can't beat Homer slapping his ass to the Ghostbusters theme..... A+++


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    They could've done much more with this than was done, and I felt alot of the potential of the Joan of Arc segment was passed by heavily. Joan of Arc, as it is though, was good, but the ending sort of seemed like the writers had run out of time and had to end it quickly. That's similar with "Homer's Odyssey". It had great gags, lines, and mini-scenes, but it was rushed and some potential was lost. Hamlet (well, I know very little about Shakespeare so I can't analyze its similarity to the play), was funny and slightly above average, probably because of the Ralph lines. A solid B.

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    Originally posted by Stitchface
    Good,but it didn't make me forget a quote from KOTH
    Thats a clean burning Hell,I tell you what
    That was close to the funniest thing I have ever seen on KOTH.
    Another funny part was Homer: "Quit smothering me, I'm going to Moe's" after returning from the voyage.

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    I'm sure I would've liked it more if I was more familiar with the stories. Truthfully, I'm only slightly familiar with "Hamlet", and that's it. So I kind of feel conflicted writing a review.

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    Tomacco... I read Hamlet and I was on the floor rolling when I watched this episode. They did a great job with writing that act. Really funny stuff !!!

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    It was silly but enjoyable.

    Homer's Odessy provided alot of quick lines and very well writen

    Jon of Arc was also funny. I enjoyed Krusty's line: "so no show at 10:30"

    Hamlet was a bit silly, Moe was quick with the tongue though.

    I give it a A overall, the grade is relative to the episodes of this season.

    If i had to grade it based on all seasons , i'd give it a C+

    And it wasnt as good as the Bible Stories, but was way better than the Hobo tales

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    I found the way Marge killed herself brought it down. I think the main problem with each story was they all felt rushed.

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    Originally posted by Tomacco
    I'm sure I would've liked it more if I was more familiar with the stories. Truthfully, I'm only slightly familiar with "Hamlet", and that's it. So I kind of feel conflicted writing a review.
    All did a fair job of paroding the real stories and highlighted moments quite well and quite funny in some cases like the Patty and Selma as the sirens part was a good take on the real story. I would say they did a 4/5 job on that part of it to only have the amount of time that they had.

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    Thumbs Down

    I dunno about all of you, but that Ghostbusters "gag" was the worst joke I've seen in a long time ever since Scully was fired!

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    The ending just plain sucked, but the Viking part was hilarious, so 4/5

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    I thought it was pretty funny. I had a lot of characters in it that do not get much air time. Sideshow Mel, Willie, Ralph

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    I give it a 4/5. I'll have a full review later -- oh, and what was with the ending. Worst ending of the Al Jean era.

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    Wow...half the grades are B's. I was thinking as I watched it how much everyone is going to hate this episode. But I guess not...I'm sticking with my C though, the last act saving it.

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    Originally posted by Stitchface
    Good,but it didn't make me forget a quote from KOTH
    Thats a clean burning Hell,I tell you what
    Speaking of which, didn't Futurama, King of the Hill, and most of Simpsons deal with religion/god(s) to the point of saturation?

    Anyway, tonight's episode was more boring than anything. I didn't laugh much, except for Ned's Trojan's/Wood line.

    Grade: C

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    Originally posted by Jake
    I didn't laugh much.
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    Well, I thought that was the funniest episode I've seen. Ever. And I'm not kidding.

    The first two acts were good, especially since I know the two stories. But the Hamlet act was one of the funniest things I've seen on The Simpsons. This episode gets a five out of five from me! At least someone is giving it a good review.



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