The design of the robots is surprisingly appealing to me. They look cute and functional. I'm sort of anticipating this episode, but I'm sick of the pre-release stuff giving away the entire plot.
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Yeah, the whole plot summary is ridiculous. But in all fairness, we never need to expect anything revolutionary from The Simpsons. I can't think of the last time status quo was tampered with before "Nedna" (I don't count killing Fat Tony or the cat and replacing it with an identical one). Even some extended storylines would be decent, where a character gets a job for half a season or some relationship issues occur but get fixed somehow. But it would probably fuck with Fox in that they would be expected to air all those episodes in production order.
Looks like some wacky, silly stuff. Why would Springfield become dismal and humorless because of robots working in the plant? Does it need to end in a robo rampage?
I know Lisa's Wedding is set in 2010 and it's 2012 now, but it's funny how an episode depicting the future seemingly handles the "everyone but Homer is replaced by robots at SNPP" angle more realistically than this regular episode
500 episodes, about 200 good ones.
The episode "Whacking Day'' curiously aired the same day as Seinfeld's "The Contest'', which deals with a different kind of whacking.
The audience for the episode of yestaeday was 5.11 M
My Simpsons Season 24 Ratings/Reviews:
Moonshine River (2,25/5) / Treehouse Of Horror XXIII (3,5/5) / Adventures in Baby-Getting (3,25/5) / Gone Abie Gone (3,5/5) / Penny Wise-Guys (3/5) / A Tree Grows in Springfield (1,75/5) / The Day The Earth Stood Cool (3,75/5) / To Cur with Love (4/5) / Homer Goes to Prep School (3/5) / A Test Before Trying (3,5/5) / The Changing of the Guardian (1,25/5) / Love is a Many-Splintered Thing (2,75/5) / Hardly Kirk-ing (3,25/5) / Gorgeous Grampa (2,25/5) / Black-Eyed, Please (3,75/5) / Dark Knight Court (3/5) / Pulpit Friction (3,25/5)
Futurama - Season 7 :
The Bots and the Bees : 3,75/5 / A Farewell to Arms : 4/5 / Decision 3012 : 3,5/5 / The Thief of Baghead : 3,25/5 / Zapp Dingbat : 2/5 / The Butterjunk Effect : 2,5/5 / The Six Million Dollar Mon : 4/5 / Fun On A Bun : 3,75/5 / Free Will Hunting : 2,25/5 / Near-Death Wish : 3,75/5 / 31st Century Fox : 3,5/5 / Viva Mars Vegas : 4/5 / Naturama : 2,5/5
Good, not as many had to suffer.
yeah, also it was the second most viewed show on fox that night
you are going to kill me because I am not sure how write in english
The Simpsons - Season 24: Moonshine River: B+ | Treehouse Of Horror XXIII: B+ | Adventures In Baby-Getting: B+ | Gone Abie Gone: B+ | Penny-Wiseguys: C+ | A Tree Grows in Springfield: B-
Family guy Season 11: Into Fat Air: B- | Ratings Guy: C+ | The Old Man and the Big 'C': B | Yug Ylimaf: A- | Joe's Revenge: C+ | Lois Comes Out Of Her Shell: B- | Friends Without Benefits: B+ | Jesus, Mary and Joseph!: D+ | Space Cadet: B | Brian's Play: A | The Giggity Wife: C | Valentine's Day in Quahog: A- | Chris Cross: C | Call Girl: D+ | Turban Cowboy: F | 12 and a Half Angry Men: C | Bigfat: C+
American dad - Season 7: Love, AD Style: B+ | Killer Vacation: B- |Can I Be Frank With You: B- | American Stepdad: A | Why Can't We Be Friends?: B+ | Ad-Ventures in Hayleysitting: B+ | National Treasure 4: F | Finger Lenting Good: B | The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone and His Boy Jabari: B+ | Blood Crieth Unto Heaven: C | Max Jets: B- | Naked to the Limit: B+ | For Black Eyes Only: C | Spelling bee my baby: A- | The Missing Kink: B- | The Boring Identity; B+ | The Full Cognitive Redaction: A-
The cleveland show season 4: Escape from Goochland: C+ | Menace II Secret Society: B- | A General Thanksgiving Episode: B | Turkey Pot Die: C | A Vas Deferens Between Men & Women: C+ | Tis the Cleveland to Be Sorry: C+ | Hustle 'n' Bros: D | Wide World of Cleveland Show: B+ | Here Comes the Bribe: C | When a Man (or a Freight Train) Loves His Cookie: B | Brownsized: B Pins, Spins and Fins!: B | A Rodent Like This; B- | The Hangover: Part Tubbs; B | California Dreamin': B- | Who Done Did It?: C+
Bob's burger season 3: Ear-sy Rider: B+ | Full Bars: B | Bob Fires the Kids: B | Mutiny on the Windbreaker: B | An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal: B | The Deepening: B+ | Tina-Rannosaurus Wrecks: B+ | The Unbearable Like-Likeness of Gene: A- | God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins: A- | Mother Daughter Laser Razor: B- | Nude Beach: B+ | Broadcast Wagstaff School News: A+ | My Fuzzy Valentine: B- | Lindapendant Woman: B | O.T.: The Outside Toilet: B+ | Topsy: B+ | Two for Tina: B- | It Snakes a Village: C+ | Family Fracas: B-
Thanks for the info, I was not very far
As much as I love the show, and how it has gained a degree of fame due to it's longetivity, every time I check this thread to see the upcoming episodes, it feels deeply embarrassing. It's like they're trying to turn every episode into a cinematic, madcap adventure that somehow manages to be depressingly bland and characterless at the same time.
FOX just posted a preview for "How I wet your mother" in part of what they're calling "Blockbuster Sunday".
For those wondering, while The Simpsons does "Inception", Family Guy is doing "Friday the 13th" (With Lois' brother the fat guy strangler), American dad is doing "The Hurt locker" (And making it about porta-pottys, calling it "The Squirt Locker", ugh), and The Cleveland Show is doing "Limitless" (With Cleveland becoming a drug addict).
I'll post the other previews in the "Animation Discussion" forum.
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Just be thankful
That...looks...awful! Not only that, I've just realise Senor Jean has now zombified the old classic that was Homer and his brain.
I won't say anything until I watch it. I Love the idea, I like the Billy Kimball and Ian Maxtone-Graham' episodes, I like inception, it can't be so bad... can it?
at 1:10 it looks like the Simpsons have reverted back to the Tracey Ullman shorts style.
And yeah, it looks like they may be bringing back the "Homer and his brain" trend.... (badly)
BTW, can someone tell me what Homer said that was bleeped?
Inception is the best movie of all time to me. This episode better be good. Preview looks more or less... fine. I'm want more from The Simpception.
An apple by day, the doctor away
never say inception, and never will. this episode will go right over my head.
The trailer looks good because Inception is one of my favourite movie !
I have to admit, that was pretty cool. Let's just see if the writers can make it work.
This better be good. A horrible Simpsons episode parodying that movie would be the worst insult ever.
Actually, i've never seen that movie, but still.
My Simpsons Season Rankings:
6 > 8 > 7 > 5 > 3 > 2 > 4 > 1 > 9 > 15 > 13 > 14 > 10 > 16 > 12 > 11 > 22 > 21 > 17 > 19 > 20 > 23 > 18
My Simpsons Season 24 Ratings:
Moonshine River - B- Treehouse of Horror XXIII - C Adventures in Baby-Getting - B Gone Abie Gone - C+ Penny Wiseguys - D- A Tree Grows in Springfield - D+ The Day the Earth Stood Cool - B To Cur, with Love - B Homer Goes to Prep School - F A Test Before Trying - C+ Changing of the Guardian - B- Love is a Many-Splintered Thing - F Hardly Kirk-ing - C+ Gorgeous Grampa - D Black Eyed, Please - A- Dark Night Court - D What Animated Women Want - C Pulpit Friction - C- Whiskey Business - B-
Yeah I've already said it once here but I've also not seen Inception so...still I enjoyed much of the trailer for the episode so I'll remain hopeful.
Me neither. I don't like watching movies, but I hope the episode will be good.
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
not sure if trailer sucks, or I don't get it due to not having seen Inception. Going to go with it sucked
I've seen Inception so yeah...
The deepest level?: Check (Note, it's the city built out of food, similar to the city built out of sand.)
Having to awake yourself out of 5 levels at a time?: Check.
The machine?: Obviously.
Snow skiing scene?: Check.
Everything here reminds me of a minute parody of Inception, still; it is somewhat better then South Park even though they're mostly copying the movie with a few Simpsons twist. I feel like the only saving grace will be the scenes where Mona Simpson appears, because that will be the only thing people will be looking for when this episode comes out.
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)
This should give The Book Job and Holidays of Future Passed a run for best episode of the season.
But I will preface that with one caveat... I suspect a lot of the jokes will not be received well by people who have not seen the movie. It seems to be a pretty literal Simpsonized parody and if it fails to hold up as its own entity (like their last parody of Da Vinci Code did with Gone Maggie Gone) the episode could run into trouble.
For the first time since December, I'm legitimately excited for a new episode.
You guys literally hate everything they do now. I think it looks awesome...or at least pretty good (and I didn't even like Inception that much, in fact I thought it was cold, full of tiresome expository dialogue and a little pedantic). My only complain is that it looks a little too surreal. A format bender shouldn't be exactly the same as a THOH in terms of introducing surrealistic elements. Still, if going into surreal territory gives them the chance of doing something more creative instead of a totally bland episode then I'm fine with it. I love Homer's dreams in regular episodes so a complete episode based on them can be very entertaining.
And I love they are bringing back the talking brain joke...It was one of those things that defined Homer Simpson much more than the slapstick jokes they've been using recently. They should keep the lines a little shorter though.
Also, we see some of the SNPP in this.
My Simpsons homage!
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