It's still godawful. Raised or lowered expectations, christ what an awful idea.
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It's still godawful. Raised or lowered expectations, christ what an awful idea.
25. Mona Leaves-a
24. Large Marge
23. Mypods and Boomsticks
22. The Strong Arms of the Ma
21. That 90's Show
20. The Way We Weren't
19. Treehouse of Horror XVI
18. Moe Letter Blues
17. Homer Scissorhands
16. Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass
15. The Wettest Stories Ever Told
14. Days of Wine and D'oh'ses
13. Stealing First Base
12. Eight Misbehavin'
11. Alone Again, Natura-Diddly
10. Boy Meets Curl
09. Homer vs. Dignity
08. Regarding Margie
07. Angry Dad: The Movie
06. Thursdays with Abie
05. The Burns and the Bees
04. Homer's Paternity Coot
03. Bart Mangled Banner
02. Kill Gil, Volumes 1 & 2
01. The Italian Bob
For the sake of variety I tried to put things into categories (jerkass homer, current events, excessive clock-eating, excessive unfunniness, etc.) with 2 episodes apiece, then I whittled it down to 25. I did not include episodes I haven't seen in their entirety (rome-old and juli-eh, almost all of seasons 21 & 22) or episodes I only vaguely remember (principal and pauper, kill the alligator and run). Some terrible episodes were spared by virtue of having at least one great joke (computer wore menace shoes, million dollar maybe)
here's a direct link to my review after watching the Season 12 DVD. My main problem is what was originally an interesting idea in the 2nd act gets escalated so ridiculously into a war from Jerkass Homer that it begins to resemble a Saturday morning cartoon plot.
You know the writers have run out of ideas when they send in a badger to put the episode out of its misery.
60 Second Simpsons - Ep31 - Rosebud
Excluding Clip Shows:
25 E Pluribus Wiggum
24 Homer Simpson in: Kidney Trouble
23 Homer the Moe
22 Dude, Where's My Ranch
21 Husbands And Knives
20 Simpsons Safari
19 That 90s Show
18 Sunday, Cruddy Sunday
17 Boy Meets Curl
16 Saddlesore Galactica
15 Million Dollar Abie
14 How Munched is that Birdie in the Window?
13 Father Knows Worst
12 Homer the Whopper
11 Kill the Alligator and Run
10 When You Dish Upon A Star
09 Bonfire of the Manatees
08 Homer vs. Dignity
07 Viva Ned Flanders
06 It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad Marge
05 Alone Again, Natura-Diddly
04 A Tale of Two Springfields
03 Bart-Mangled Banner
02 The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed
01 Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass
Last edited by Sonic; 11-22-2011 at 03:39 AM. Reason: 10 minute suck and tuck. or the other way round.
It will probably take me awhile to concoct a list.
In the meantime, I pretty surprised by the lack of "The Devil Wears Nada."
I will eventually make a list. This closes at the end of the month right?
Indeed, very early December more or less.
25. Elementary School Musical
22. Treehouse of Horror XXI
21. Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life
20. The Fool Monty
19. How Munched is that Birdie in the Window?
18. The Fight Before Christmas
17. Donnie Fatso
16. Moms I'd Like to Forget
15. Flaming Moe
14. Homer the Father
13. The Blue and the Gray
12. Angry Dad: The Movie
11. The Scorpion's Tale
10. A Midsummer's Nice Dream
9. Love is a Many Stranged Thing
8. The Great Simpsina
7. The Real Housewives of Fat Tony
6. Homer Scissorhands
5. 500 Keys
4. The Ned-liest Catch
3. The Falcon and the D'ohman
2. Treehouse of Horror XXII
1. Replaceable You
Not even trying to be witty or anything. There's no other way I could make bottom 20. One episode is deservingly absent though.
Last edited by Diversity Pumpkin; 11-10-2011 at 03:35 AM.
Lists must have 25 episodes to qualify.
This is difficult. I'm picking my worst episodes without ordering them, and it's pretty much season 21 in it's entirety
No, money down
Come to Uncle Moe's for family fun
25 - Behind The Laughter (Season 11)
24 - Four Great Women And A Manicure (Season 20)
23 - Strong Arms Of The Ma (Season 14)
22 - The Fight Before Christmas (Season 22)
21 - Today, I Am Clown (Season 15)
20 - So It Has Come To This : The Simpson's Clip Show (Season 4)
19 - Sideshow Bob Roberts (Season 6)
18 - They Saved Lisa's Brain (Season 10)
17 - Treehouse Of Horror XXII (Season 23)
16 - Simpsons Spin-off Showcase (Season 8)
15 - Pranksta Rap (Season 16)
14 - All Singing, All Dancing (Season 9)
13 - Million Dollar Abie (Season 17)
12 - It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge (Season 11)
11 - Hunka Hunka Burns In Love (Season 13)
10 - Jazzy And The Pussycats (Season 18)
9 - Marge And Homer Turn A Couple Play (Season 17)
8 - Kill The Alligator And Run (Season 11)
7 - Gump Roast (Season 13)
6 - Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife (Season 17)
5 - The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed (Season 21)
4 - Elementary School Musical (Season 22)
3 - Husbands And Knives (Season 19)
2 - E Plurbius Wiggum (Season 19)
1 - Kill Gil (Volumes 1 and 2) (Season 18)
It's number 9 on my list.
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 24: Hardly Kirk-ing What Animated Women Want
It isn't good. My god, I think it might be the moment the Simpsons officialy jumped the shark. Having an episode about where the characters are revealed to be actors?? Who can look at the show the same way after that?
'Behind the Laughter' isn't bottom 25 material IMO, but it is an overrated episode.
I'm gonna try and do my bottom 25 soon, but I have quite a few gaps in it, so I'm not going to post it yet.
Also, out of curiosity, when will the top 100 thread be?
Last edited by Toomanygrandmas; 11-13-2011 at 12:54 AM.
Poochie needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine
Thank you Pinafore. Very well put. Panther, they weren't pulling back the curtain and revealing that the simpsons are actors but rather, they were parodying a popular show with their own characters. It was just an obscure, out-of-the-box episode like spinoff showcase, 22 short films or El Viaje. Either way, I totally respect your opinion but I am a lover of that episode so I wanted to defend it. My list will be coming shortly.
In addition to the examples that Mr. Huffnagel posted, this concept was originally visited in the 138th Episode Spectacular. So if the episode is going to be knocked purely for the concept, then there are several previous episodes that have to be knocked down as well.
Behind the Laughter is all right. It's just kind of a novelty episode for me.
I think what helped me love Behind the Laughter is both that I instantly understood it was a spot on Behind the Music parody(and clearly not canon), and also that I first saw it when I was 11. To this day I hold the episode in high regard, easily the best of Season 11. Homer's "I thought the cop was a prostitute" line is one of my favorite from the entire series. The line delivery and his little nod after saying it seals the deal and kills me every time.
Behind the Laughter is okay... I mean it certainly got some good bits in there but I can't find myself watching that episode as much as I did in the past...
I did really love that Simpsons song that they featured in the episode, the bassline from "Boogie, Oggie, Oggie" just sells the entire thing, as well as the synthesized notes. Why can't they make songs like that anymore?
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)
25. I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can
24. Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky
23. The Nedliest Catch
22. There's Something About Marrying
21. Girls Just Want to Have Sums
20. G.I (Annoyed Grunt)
19. 500 Keys
18. We're on the Road to D'ohwhere
17. Bye Bye Nerdie
16. The Real Housewives of Fat Tony
15. Homer Scissorhands
14. The Mook, The Chef, The Wife and Her Homer
13. Catch 'Em If You Can
12. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore
11. Today, I Am a Clown
10. Springfield Up
9. Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play
8. Co-Dependents Day
7. Three Gays of the Condo
6. That 90's Show
5. Bonfire of the Manatees
4. Treehouse of Horror XXI
3. Sleeping with the Enemy
2. Kill Gil
1. The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed
This is what I got so far (and in the words of Moses, "in no particular order"):
Kill the Alligator and Run
Mypods and Boomsticks
The Bob Next Door
Double Double, Boy in Trouble
Homer Simpson, This is your Wife
The Scorpion's Tail
Kill Gil, Volumes 1 & 2
Another Simpsons Clip Show
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge
Homer vs. Dignity
That 90's Show
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star
Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play
Bonfire of the Manatees
Girls Just Want to Have Sums
The Mook, The Chef, the Wife and her Homer
Catch 'em If You Can
Four Great Women and a Manicure
Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times
You Kent Always Say what you Want
There's Something About Marrying
I should have a finalized list by tomorrow with them in an actual order for polling.
Last edited by J Dog; 11-17-2011 at 08:58 AM. Reason: needed to finalize the list in question
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