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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
Last edited by Tubbb!; 02-19-2012 at 09:46 PM.
The first half of the episode was really great. The story concept tied into the idea of the 500th episode celebration well, by using The Simpsons' history in the town at the starting point. I was surprised they didn't throw a ton of continuity porn at us during that scene, because that seems like the kind of place where they would chuck in a bunch of references. I guess, with the couch gag, a bunch more flashbacking would've been the writers jerking off.
(Speaking of jerking off, that Wiggum joke got a big laugh. Good job, writers.)
The episode didn't seem as interesting when they go to the Outlands, though. They did have some decent jokes in there, particularly the stuff with Maggie, as well as some good physical humor with Homer. But it didn't seem that fresh or interesting... Felt very Alaska-ish from the movie. Kinda aimless.
Like others mentioned, this episode could have definitely benefited from being a super-sized episode like Family Guy does... The ending felt too rushed. I'm fine with the ending they chose, it's a good enough concept, but it was juuuust a little too much to fit into a 20 minute episode. They make it clear that it took awhile for the whole town to finally come around, but in real time it's about a minute, so it doesn't feel like very much time to the viewer. It feels more like the town flip-flopping for the hell of it.
Still, decent enough episode. 4/5.
60 Second Simpsons - Ep32 - And Maggie Makes Three
To quote Moe "Eh, gee you're kind of all over the place Homer, you need to focus here"
This episode in a nutshell.
I haven't watched a season premiere in 5 years, so I went into this with mixed feelings about it.
I liked the couch gag, the scenes with Homer and Marge, and the message to the hardcore fans.
I didn't think this episode flowed very well and I thought the reasoning for the town to kick them out was a real stretch.
two points of interest for me:
1. Kent Brockman's voice seemed way off to me
2. towards the end I was wondering where Principal Skinner was and then his scene randomly appeared.I have to admit his scene was pretty funny.
In summary, not bad and not great, just average
Nothing happened in the episode except them leaving the town. Didn't we already do the town leaving in the Simpsons Movie???
So, are they not returning?
I don't know what to say about this episode. It certainly wasn't horrible like the Roosevelts episode, but it just 'paused' and went nowhere.
Also, they did the 'new opening' title gag before when they moved and lived on a boat due to Sideshow Bob coming after Bart.
This one had a few sharp gags, but overall, it was dismal; certianly not good enough to celebrate 500 epsidoes. This one gets a well deserved 2.3/5. Only a slight Nastuk deductable this time, for some nice shots in act 2.
Wow. Wow. Wow. That episode, for zombie Simpsons episodes standards, was quite good. I had low expectations before this episode was about to air but this suprised me.
Okay in reality it was a simple plot: Simpsons find out town hates them. Simpsons move away from town. Simpsons sneak back to town. Simpsons go back to their new town. One ex town friend join them. Soon the entire ex town friends join them. New town becomes old town in a new place. However, I can honestly say that it was engaging enough and even become enjoyable.
*Another good intro - Loved them quickly going through all the Simpsons couch gags, albeit I think it could have ended better than Homer randomly strangling Bart as they both wear suits. Also liked the chalkboard gag with Bart taking a break, nice touch.
*Maggie applying talc they way she did, was fairly amusing.
*The driving drunk while sober scene, was fairly amusing.
*2 great characters of the classic era coming out with funny lines: Rabbi Krustovsky "I feel like a kid at christmas" and Sideshow Bob actually making me laugh while looking like his former classic self with "I don't even know my position".
*Zombie Flanders kicked out of the town meeting by a giant log - Not funny per se but entertaining enough.
*Homer's "Put that thing down" line to the guy with the gun, when Bart thinks Homer's referring to him as he is pissing.
*The Outlands intro - Short and straight to the point.
*Homer's "Eh I'm sick off watching Fox" line - While I didn't laugh and I knew it was coming, was still a decent joke.
*Homer's (Wow Homer was actually amusing and not completely cringeworthy in this episode) "I'm not wearing any underwear" line - Again not laugh worthy but made me smile.
*Homer and Marge disguised as Mr Burns and Smithers - Altho I think it could have been funnier with some sex joke or something.
*Homer and Marge drunken antics at Bowlarama.
*Homer doing his Walter Matthau voice again.
*Wiggum's banter with Eddie and even a decent Gil line.
*Quimby ironically refusing "Jerk off"
*Smithers jealousy at Mr Burns kissing a monkey disguised as Smithers.
*Skinner being the only one left in Springfield with a nice song over the background.
*Last scene with Bart helping Skinner as he bangs his head against Jebediah Springfield Power Plant.
*'THANKS FOR 500 SHOWS. All we ask is that you go and get some fresh air before logging on the Internet and saying how much this sucked.' HAHA NHC and myself got owned :-)
*"The Outlaaaaaaaaaands" ending our viewing tonight.
*As I said above, think the intro could have ended better than Homer randomly Bart as they both wear suits. That's nitpicking.
*The scenes with Kent Brockman didn't work for me.
*The conversation Homer had with both Grampa and Lisa didn't even produce a smile from me.
*The scene where Homer eats alot of powdered food didn't work.
*Marge and Moe's dialogue was cringeworthy - Seriously never give Marge any funny lines Al Jean.
*Homer shooting gun up in air and Marge's telling off fell flat.
*Homer's "manning up moment". I have no doubt this made all the cast and crew in Matt Selman's kitchen piss themselves laughing but...it failed.
*Julian Assange's cameo was pretty pointless, if not completely pointless.
*More cringeworthy moments from the most cringeworthy characters of Season 23 so far: The bullies.
*In general, when all the characters came to The Outlands, it did feel too rushed and thus the final act was disappointing.
In summary: The highlights outweighed the lowlights for me and everything in between. It did make me laugh - albeit not hard - 3 or 4 times. The problem is that it doesn't flow as naturally as it should when you have a funny or fairly amusing moment followed by a moment that makes you want to scratch your eyes out. Not to mention the final act where all the people of Springfield join the family in The Outlands, it felt too rushed and not developed as much as possible, perhaps the episode needed a couple or even 5 more minutes. However, it was much better than I initially anticipated, I don't regret watching it and it was watchable, even fun at times. The 2nd best episode of Season 23, closely behind Holidays of Future Passed. I'm not going over the top with the episode and it's by no means a classic but it's as classic as we're likely going to see. 4/5, 7/10, kudos Al Jean and thanks for not fucking up episode 500.
Last edited by Bleedin' Gums Murphy; 02-19-2012 at 07:31 PM.
Best 500th episode, ever! This was a GREAT episode, compared to some of the episodes earlier in this season. The jokes were funny and the couch gag was quite fun! The only thing that I didn't like was that the Springfieldians started showing up out of no where and expected to be welcomed.
That's going to work for some people and not for others so the mix in scores is expected.
I felt the quiet scenes with Homer and Marge bonding in remote parts of Springfield to be the best part along with the easy-to-do couch scene montage.
I gave the episode a 3/5... same score as last week.
You're also going to see a lot of people voting for the first time in a while that haven't been keeping current with the show and just tuned in tonight due to the 500th episode hype. Most of them were probably shocked the episode wasn't offensively bad and were kind in their scoring as a result.
Is this one of those episodes where everybody thinks it's good, then when it's mentioned a couple of months later they're like, "Oh yeah, that was shit". I don't trust the high scores. Seems like a 500th episode and meta-reference high.
I don't think so. You know I'm usually a very harsh critic of the show and especially one Al Jean, but he did this 500th episode above justice, for Zombie Simpsons standards. I gave a low 4/5 and 7/10 rating, which I believe is justified, and I don't think I'll ever think I was either too harsh or too lenient.
I really enjoyed it, it was obviously like the Simpsons Movie in a way but it was very enjoyable, second favourite episode this season. Holidays Of Future past is still 1. Two good episodes this season. At the town meeting I thought it was going to be another clip show -__-.
Anyone know how it rated?
This is the first new episode I've watched in YEARS - figured this was a pretty big milestone and I'd have to check it out.
I laughed out loud a LOT. It was rapid-fire gags, so many that I probably missed some because I was laughing over them. I loved the couch gag, and I've heard that a similar one has been done before, but I don't care, I thought it was really awesome especially with the musical piece they played over it. I loved Homer referencing his original S1 voice; Sideshow Bob and Rabbi Krustofsky; the Grand Theft Walrus in the bowling alley; Homer and Marge dressed up as Burns and Smithers (reminded me of Burns and Smithers dressing up as Marge and Bart in Flying Hellfish); and lots of other gags which I can't recall off the top of my head.
And I know the show's been in HD for a few years now so this will sound very n00btastic but the animation on the show is beautiful these days. And on the flipside of things, some of the actors are starting to really show their age voice-wise. I'm sure regular viewers are used to it by now, but I was really thrown off by how Quimby and Moe sounded.
Don't really know how this compares to recent episodes since I haven't seen a new one in so long, but I'd say this episode is on the level of Season 7 or 8. I really enjoyed it.