D'OH! I thumbed that up without seeing the bottom part!
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D'OH! I thumbed that up without seeing the bottom part!
"Don't waste your moments in life, you never know when you'll stop waking up." MARYAM ZAREI-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"I'm a writer, I use people for what I write...let the world beware." CATHERINE TRAMELL
you are going to kill me because I am not sure how write in english
The Simpsons - Season 28: Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus: C+ | Friends and Family: B+ | The Town: B+ | Treehouse of Horror XXVII: B- | Trust but Clarify: B- | There Will Be Buds: B+ | Havana Wild Weekend: B-
Bob's Burgers - Season 7: Flu-ouise: A+ | Sea Me Now: A- | Teen-a Witch: B- | They Serve Horses, Don't They?: B+ |
American Dad Season 12:
I used to look forward to new episodes all the time.
And then the PABF production run started...
I used to look forward to new episodes all the time. Then the 21st century arrived.
Of course if the episode has yet to air, you kind of have to look forward to see it, right? :P
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.
Not if you already hate the....oh I get what you're.....
I admit, this has got to be in the Top 10 Most Depressing Places on the Internet.
We just saw an episode about a dour bar-rag whose supposedly the only friend of a borderline suicidal bartender and now we're talking about an upcoming episode where the family goes seemingly survivalist because Springfield hates them.
After seeing the past few episodes and knowing what's to come, to quote Bill Hicks: "I'm so happy I could shit a rainbow."
This is a real thing that is actually happening. Season 24....A "cool family" from Portland moves in next door to the Simpsons. Homer is desperate to befriend them, while Marge is skeptical, thinking that being cool is not all it's cracked up to be.
I don't get why everyone's so up in arms about the survivalist thing
I just wonder what the general consensus was from the, y'know, AUDIENCE of the episode rather than just some stupid critic who's lax on everything.
Sometimes you watch some of these abhorable episodes and say to yourself, "other people, watching this, who aren't fans: what do they think of it?".
I mean, how daft do you have to be to find a talking rag a funny concept?
Last edited by Boris Johnson; 02-05-2012 at 02:02 AM.
"So, I'm closing up the bar right, and some punk executive producer comes in and tries to stick me up."
"Whatever did you do Moe?"
Well, it coulda been a really ugly situation, but I managed to shoot him in the spine. Ha ha! The next studio he produces at better have a ramp!" - Moe on Al Jean
A Mad Max parody with a subtle hint of redneck parody and political stuff for the 500th episode? That's bad... I don't know what the reactions of the thousands of people viewing the forums (thanks to the 500th episode) are going to be when this is viewed. I mean really, 500 episodes and you decide to make an ordinary episode out of the 500th episode?
Of course, I do have to take into consideration what sean said so this is nothing unexpected but still...
Michael Price wrote "The Boys of Bummer" and "American History X-Cellent", So I doubt he's a perfect fit for the 500th episode. (Note: Two of those episodes were the most mediocre in both of the seasons which aired.)
As for the post, I can appreciate if you want to work for something that makes you happy and makes you money but isn't it better to work for something that is for the better good. It may be making $$ but all it's proving is that determination and quality aren't needed if you can be as lazy and cheap as possible and still make money. There is still the usual number of crap in stores but there needs to be more quality products that were in the past, people who care about the artform to provide us with works that are timeless, classic and historical; those works make up an important part of our community. If we lower our standards and make these crap works the new norm then we'd have a world similar to Idiocracy. People should not have to be lazy to make money, they should work hard at it and give it all that they got.
I can understand his point but still...
I assume he still does work hard at it and gives it all he's got. As a supporter of the modern era(to an extent at least), I'm biased in that I basically agree with what he says though and enjoyed reading it.
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My Simpsons Season 26 Ratings/Reviews:
Clown in the Dumps : 1/5 / The Wreck of the Relationship : 3,5/5 / Super Franchise Me : 3/5 / Simpson Horror Show XXV : 2,75/5
People don't seem to understand that writing is a collaborative process between the sole writer of the episode and the producers (Mike Scully, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, etc, etc) and so although the end quality of the episode is significantly influenced by the sole writer, I hardly think blaming said writer for the poor quality of the episode is fair e.g Michael Price or Rob Lazebnik, or whatever.
I read an interview with Ken Keeler from 2003 on a Futurama fan site and he said that his writing on Bender's God episode (forget the name) was only 1/3 of the end script, pretty much. He'd won an award for it and, when taking the award, he credited the other writers for helping him.
For me, the biggest problem is that the Simpsons fanbase is seriously fragmented. All of the people that effectively dismissed the series after Season 8 probably SHOULD stop bitching about the state of a show they stopped watching 15 seasons ago.
The problem this creates is that those of us who have actually stuck with the show through thick and thin and were rewarded with well-received episodes like Holidays of Future Passed, The Book Job, The Food Wife, The Great Simpsina, Gone Maggie Gone, Oh Brother Where Bart Thou?, Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind, etc. ... when WE choose to criticize the product because it's not living up to the potential shown in those episodes, we merely blur together with all of the perpetual naysayers who decry entire seasons of the show out of nothing more than ignorance. This conditions the creators, writing staff, production crew and contributors to the show to dismiss ALL criticism... good-intentioned or not... as mean-spirited and unenlightened and not valuable. And that presents a problem.
Because the PABF production run honestly hasn't been good. But how are the folks in charge supposed to know that when all they've heard in most online spaces is how everything they do is garbage? Whether it's now or when great episodes were airing in the fall.
Also, having hidden little VCR-Needed-Find jokes is what made the classic era so much fun, so you had to watch an episode a few times to get all the bits and pieces. Modern episodes aren't created to that standard, so I have no desire to watch them over again and my "potentially to be glossed over Nostalgia" isn't an issue.
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