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Well, ya'know if you stay positive and forget about trivial things like "proper characterization," "Satire," and "emotional depth" watching new Simpsons episodes can be a seemingly enjoyable lie.
How do you keep The Simpsons fresh and funny after 22 long years? Homer becomes paralyzed and can only communicate through farting. Jokes about fox news (and... other jerks). And a secret agent who only Homer can see!
I'm very skeptical that an episode of Homer communicating through farting could be done in a funny manner. For all the cheap humor the show's done, it's been relatively low on fart jokes overall, to the point where it feels weird on the occasion that they pop up.
Between that and the awful-sounding Lady Gaga episode, my skepticism for this season grows more and more. The Grampa episode has potential though.
The communicating through farting thing sounds terrible. Aren't THOH segments supposed to be somewhat scary? I can't imagine what any potential threat in this episode will be. Still, at least it's only a third of an episode long.
Though I'm not sure how good it will really be, the Christmas episode in the future will at least be interesting to watch, to see the new Simpsons grandchildren. Bart is supposed to be a deadbeat dad - should be okay (I hope he isn't as irritating as he was in 'Bart to the Future').
Last edited by Toomanygrandmas; 09-27-2011 at 10:01 AM.
Poochie needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine
When Halloween specials started parodying non-Halloween genres, I was a bit ticked off.
A understood why a Transformers parody might work... robots overthroing mankind. Yeah, that's a bit scary.
The Mr and Mrs Smith parody... not really Halloween, but I guess you could get some good action sequences. Maybe a funny death or two.
But a halloween episode which parodies The Diving Bell and the Butterfly?! Jesus wept. I guess next year's Halloween special will be a spoof of The Notebook. Fucking hell.
The writers are acting like that kid playing Duck, Duck, Goose that says other words instead and needs to be told "Stick with duck and goose."
The writers should've been told a long time ago for the Halloween episodes "Stick with horror and sci-fi"
I wasn't familiar with the story of 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly' but apparently it's about a poor guy who becomes paralysed and can only communicate through blinking. This THOH segment is apparently about Homer getting paralysed and 'hilariously' communicating through farting. I dunno, but the parody seems a lil' tasteless. Let's hope it isn't...
PABF13 The Spy Who Learned Me is now in the US Copyright Database.
Another video of Al Jean...
I don´t know if I understand, did he said that the 500th episode is the Antarctica one?
If it is, I guess it. Is going to be something like the movie but with Antarctica.
Sorry for my English
Season 24: Moonshine River: 2.5/5 | Treehouse of Horror XXIII: 4/5 | Adventures In Baby-Getting: 4/5 | Gone Abie Gone: 4.5/5 | Penny-Wiseguys: 3/5 |
A Tree Grows in Springfield: 4/5 | The Day The Earth Stood Cool: 5/5 | To Cur, With Love: 5/5 | Homer Goes to Prep School: 2/5 |
A Test Before Tryng: 5/5 Best of the Season by Now
I just watched that video and unless I zoned out I didn't hear Antarctica brought up once...
Antartica is mentioned nowhere in that video
Although this season 24 information is off-topic I'll post it here anyway. According to this Al Jean interview, he explains at 2:45 that for Halloween 2012, they will be doing a Back to the Future story which will involve Jon Lovitz reprising hs role of Artie Ziff.
Interesting, I forgot which thread it was but in one during the summer I asked if anyone thought one of the holdovers for the hypothetical season 24 would be a ToH and now I know the answer.
We got news that The Food Wife will air possibly on November 13th.
Here is an article along with a tweeted photo from Matt Selman of the animated Gordon Ramsay watching a crying Marge.
Due to the white background, I have a feeling that the cameo will be a daydreaming sequence similar to the one of Tom Colicchio in the most recent episode.
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Yes, The Food Wife switched places with Replaceable You.
So "Replaceable You" will air on November 6th
The Falcon and the D'ohman (4.5/10) Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts (4.0/10) Treehouse of Horror XXII (1.0/10) Replacable You (3.5/10) The Food Wife (4.0/10) The Book Job (8.0/10) The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants (4.0/10) The Ten-Per-Cent Solution (4.5/10) Holidays of Future Passed (8.5/10) Politically Inept, With Homer Simpson (3.5/10) The D'oh-cial Network (2.5/10) Moe Goes From Rags to Riches (1.5/10) The Daughter Also Rises (5.0/10) At Long Last Leave (2.5/10) Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart (1.0/10) How I Wet Your Mother (4.0/10) Them, Robot (3.0/10) Beware My Cheating Bart (5.0/10) A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again (3.0/10) The Spy Who Learned Me (3.5/10) Ned 'N' Edna's Blend (5.5/10) Lisa Goes Gaga (1.0/10)
No, not yet.
Do you know other thing about the season and do you work for The Simpsons team ?
Yes, he does. If you go back a few pages, he posted the entire episode list of this season.
The original Favorite and least favorite by season
Shorts: 1: The Pacifier Watching TV 2: World War III Maggie's Brain 3: Bathtime Scary Movie
Episodes: 1: Krusty Gets Busted The Telltale Head 2: Bart Gets an F The War of the Simpsons 3: Homer at the Bat Separate Vocations 4: Brother From the Same Planet Krusty Gets Kancelled 5: Cape Feare $pringfield 6: Homer Badman Lisa on Ice 7: King-Size Homer Lisa the Iconoclast 8: Simpsoncalifragilisticexpialad'ohcious The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase 9: Girly Edition The Trouble with Trillions 10: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble" 11: Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder 12: HOMЯ Tennis the Menace 13: Tales from the Public Domain She of Little Faith 14: The Dad Who Knew Too Little Helter Shelter 15: The Ziff Who Came to Dinner Bart-Mangled Banner 16: Don't Fear the Roofer She Used to Be My Girl 17: My Fair Laddy The Italian Bob 18: The Haw-Hawed Couple You Kent Always Say What You Want 19: Funeral for a Fiend All About Lisa 20: Gone Maggie Gone Four Great Women and a Manicure 21: The Bob Next Door The Color Yellow 22: Homer Scissorhands How Munched is That Birdie in the Window? 23: The Falcon and the D'ohman A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again
No, I don't work for The Simpsons team. I have explained this in the previous season thread.
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