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I can't resist once again taking an opportunity to sing the praises of the audio commentary for "Homer at the Bat" - still the audio commentary with the funniest moment I've ever heard on any audio commentary for any TV show or movie.
As far as great audio commentary goes, it doesn't get any better than Mike Reiss making everybody explode with laughter at the revelation that "Steve Sax was the closest I ever came to falling in love with a man" because he was SO sweet and SO handsome.
The cartridge family- John Schwartzwelder (possible) cameo
Mountain of Madness
City of New York vs Homer Simpson - the guys discuss the controversy the episode caused (9/11 wise)
Mysterious voyage of homer - once you get past Josh Weinsteins annoying children, they talk about the inspiration for the episode
I love ponies
i have no interest in anything but my interests
Ken Keeler, Bill Oakley, and Josh Weinstein defending The Principal and the Pauper.
At least they tried to defend their stuff.
I'd hoped to hear Scully defending his choices during his reign, but none whatsoever.
The worst experience was Scully and company commenting on Saddlesore Galactica and Groening going all "this wasn't so bad".
Wasn't he the guy expressing his hate about the legendary catfish winking at the camera in The War of the Simpsons during an S2-commentary session? (rhetorical)
Groening might as well shower thoroughly everytime he witnesses a Scully- or lateJean-episode.
(possibly sitting in a fetal position while shedding tears)
Do you guys have confirmation on the Mountain of Madness commentary? Is that really Dave Thomas or is that what you think happened? If it is him, wow! Was I fooled. For years. I've watched all of the commentaires for seasons 1-9 at least four times and never thought it was anybody but some poor sap from florida. I would just like to see where you guys got this information. Thanks. Also, for soup to nuts behind the scenes info, Another Simpsons Clip Show is the best. I enjoy all of the scully years because they seem to be enjoying themselves whereas a lot of jean episodes it sounds more like fulfilling a duty.
The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed commentary:
Jean "Yeah so what did we think of this episode we created gentlemen"
Selma "Uh, erm, hmmm, huh yeah it was huh...really...swell"
Groening "I am so rich, I am so rich, I am so...huh what, did you say something?"
Jean "What did you think of the episode?"
Groening "Yeah Yeah excellent, stronger than ever, blah blah blah Israel blah blah"
Jean "What were our highlights?"
*Noise of footsteps running as several car engines start and begin to drive away*
Well I'll be! Thanks raspberry! I never read that before. I'm going to read all of the participants of the audio commentary now, see what else I might have missed. That was weird that he did that and also that they went with it and didn't say anything at the end or anything. Weird.
The weirdest thing about the "Mountain of Madness" commentary was that the other participants sounded legitimately uncomfortable when Thomas (in character) insulted Swartzwelder by saying something like, "well, he has no social life anyway". Really awkward. Nobody laughed, there was just silence until the subject of conversation changed.
I never realized it was Thomas doing a character until I read the DVD booklet, but it's actually kind of obvious at the end when they ask him what hotel FOX got for him to stay in, and he name drops some made-up, crappy-sounding motel and then says security is coming to take him away.
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I know I wrote this before, it might have even been in this thread, but he had me totally fooled the first time I heard that commentary too. I actually felt kinda bad for how they treated the guy too so I was happy to learn it was all a joke.
I just saw the audio commentary for "Bart Gets an Elephant" and I loved when they talked about ivory dealer guy being a former president of FOX network.
"Of course, it's a bit of an exaggeration. Fox presidents are not that nice."
I always found it quite the coincidence that in "Radio Bart" it is revealed that Nancy Cartwright and David Silverman met at UCLA and wanted to work on a show together sometime. They never ran into each other during the Tracey Ullman era but it was a chance meeting during the production of a Butterfinger commercial that Nancy was reintroduced to David.
For sure though Cartridge Family is the best, just to hear the MAN speak makes it the best, but the episode is amazing as well.
It is a blur for me I have nearly watched every one, I always watch an episode or two when I am going to bed and after my last cycle through my DVD's I decided to go backwards with commentaries on every episode, I am almost done, I am half way through SSN 3.
one of my favourite parts of a commentary is in "monty can't buy me love." when homer is playing pinball in the pub in his diving suit. everyone in the room laughs uproariously. it's hilarious.
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
With so many to choose from, I don't know if it is the best, and I am new in these here parts, but I rather enjoyed hearing Mark Hamill comment on "Mayored to the Mob" from season 10. Mark Hamill goes on about how much the Simpsons influenced him and indirectly helped him get his gig as the voice of Joker on Batman, the Animated Series. Also, It was really funny when they were all going off about the milking rats for school-lunch scene.
I get constantly annoyed by Yeardley Smith not having a first clue about some of the (more or less) basics about the show. Like, for example, not knowing who Herman is.
"The voice of Moe came from me yelling at Al and Mike to stop kissing, my voice got sooo raspy."
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Treehouse of Horror VI : homer³
the braging and the explenation behind the 3d concept. although further defined in a dvd extra.
mountain of madnes :
a nice comentary overall.
the cartridge familly :
the best schwartzwelder themed comentary. and a semi prank phonecall.
and some jokes about knifes and guns involving matt groening.
mayored to the mob :
the comentary's feature mark hamill aka "luke skywalker"
Kidney Trouble :
i love the cowboy jokes explenation.
my all time favorite episodes :
El viaje misterioso de nuestro Homero, the springfield files, the old man and the lisa, how they saved lisa's brain, realty bites, whacking day, Homer the Great, Mayored to the Mob, Hurricane Neddy, Monty Can't Buy Me Love, You Only Move Twice, King-Size Homer, Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming, Two Bad Neighbors, Homer the Smithers, Kidney Trouble.
the old treehouse of horror episodes.
"Be careful or i'll pull a weapon out of my weapons belt."
"It's a utility belt stupid."
From Burns, Baby Burns (the joke that didn't get in):
- Please, son, he's very sensitive about his age.
- I'm not surprised, that guy has a medical alert bracelet that says "don't bother".
A few weeks ago, I watched The Cartridge family with the commentaries and I with awesome with Swatzwelder!!!
Probably the "A Streetcar Named Marge" commentary when Lovizt talks about "Al and Jean."
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.
A funny moment from Homer's Barbershop Quartet
Al Jean: Except Jon Lovitz, he's gay
Jon Lovitz: gay as in happy
Mike Reiss: Now a question for all our fans. Why Jon Lovitz comments on an episode he's not in, but did no commentary for The Critic DVD
Jon Lovitz: I wasn' t asked to
Mike Reiss: Get a phone!
Treehouse of Horror II(I think) is pretty good if only for when Matt explains how he can't be in the same room as Dan when he's doing Krusty or he'll ruin the take or whatnot, Dan does Krusty, hilarity ensues
Did I misunderstood something or did Ian Maxtone-Graham actually said in commentary for "The Trouble with Trillions", when the second Government guy suddenly appeared from nowhere by turning around in his chair, that it is his "favorite joke of the show"? I mean, really? THAT is your favorite joke?!
^Maybe it was his favorite joke from the "show" as in "the episode"
Anyways to answer the thread, I recently heard for the first time the commentary for "Insane Clown Poppy" and it is one of the best one from seasons 11-12. They talk about Stephen King filming a movie in Don Payne (or was it John Frink?)'s childhood home. Joe Mantegna also tells some funny jokes in a somehow menacing voice and it's cool to know how John Frink (or Don Payne?) knew how the devil's advocate joke was a very good one.
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