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No, money down
Come to Uncle Moe's for family fun
Why? Eventho I disagreed with him, he still has the right to say whatever he wants. Let's not go denying freedom of speech, no matter how much you may disagree with it...or atleast don't block my comment which disagreed with his comment with a line from a movie!
I concur, with the nazi part of the statement.
In all seriousnes: Mods, don't abuse your powers!
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.
I love Hans Moleman.
I think he had the right to say it anyway, but yeah, not much of an elaborate reasoning.
I'll expand a little more about the note, we all have bitten and that was probably the idea. I guess they are just kind of saying: don't take this so seriously, which is maybe a fair point. It's still a tv show, nevertheless. However it's not a very funny way to put it and it appears after a bunch of terrible to bland episodes (this being the most decent one, but still not perfect).
When they did that song in Gump Roast it worked much better, since even though that was a clip show and a bad one at that (I thought the wraparounds were very weak and arguably worse than At long last leave), they were sort of doing a good job fixing some of the Scully era problems at that point and the song was inspired and funny, at least at that moment, when things like Grampa marrying Patty and Selma looked like an exaggeration and something they wouldn't do since "they had stories for years". The song still stands as a funny and memorable segment of that episode even if its content feels sadly ironic now, not even that song could have predicted Moe being the song of a yeti or an episode devoted to a rag.
My Simpsons homage!
HAHA Le Jake you actually erased that post, I was being sarca...oh never mind.
Although I gave this episode a good rating, and I still stand by it, I was thinking if people liked this episode mainly because of the hype of it being the 500th episode. Would people have liked this episode if it wasn't the 500th episode?
What was the surprise by the way?
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I must have been the only one, and staunch anti Jeanist, to actually LIKE the 'before logging on and saying how much this sucks' message. Okay whether or not they know they truly do suck, it was a good moment for them.
I'm right here Bert Stanton (Bert)
Since when you're a moderator Le Jake because I never notice it since today
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
M-E-H...too bad for the 500th ep.
Should have been longer, but there was definitely not enough material to make it longer. Dipped from halfway through, and by the time I saw Homer and Marge dressed in their disguises it felt lacking in effort (although it had some decent moments after that including the Smithers monkey). Would have liked some explanation for their peers' sudden jealousy or at least a callout for how Grampa's so sheltered/ignored that he had no idea they'd left. Didn't see enough of the non-main characters in general to feel like a 500th episode (town hall intervention felt like a rush job of including some of the ones we'd complain about not seeing). I enjoyed Maggie this episode, but managed to trace most of why the rest held my attention to the fact that it's just more interesting to look at in a new setting with a new wardrobe - not a reflection of the story itself being good. It felt badly cut together as if they HAD had some other ideas and re-edited it to resolve better (written as the original amount of acts and then re-chunked to fit the new scheme?! they have probably been working on this one for a season or so). All in all I wish it had been longer, better, and the last episode - but if it had been, they'd probably do something (decide whether to show the town completely refurbished in the Outlands) to dis/prove the Christmas episode as being canon because they obviously think the current audience is too stupid to draw its own conclusion. Not a bad episode, but not a good 500th episode... :/
And out of 5?
I'm really shy with numerical ratings for some reason... I couldn't say, especially because most of the shows we rate have got so irritating that it's hard to put into one sentence positive or negative. That's why I have more fun raising and agreeing with points than really critiquing it. I leave the ratings for when something was so bad or so awesome that it barely merits discussion.
Okay, nae bother.
The intro was great, the town meeting was funny (Glad to see they addressed the "Flanders would obviously defend them" thing), Homer and Marge sneaking back in was fun to watch, especially with Burns kissing Teeny dressed as Smithers...Smithers reaction was priceless.
The only problem I have with this episode is the ending....they all just decide to live in the outlands? It's just annoying that they would end the episode with that even though we know all will be reset next week...and that message at the end....I somehow get the feeling that Al Jean was browsing through R&R threads on here and thought "NO! THE SHOW IS STILL GREAT DAMN IT! I'LL SHOW THEM! I'LL SEE TO IT THAT THE 500th EPISODE AN UNSATISFYING ENDING AND SHALL RECEIVE MY CHECK WITH NO COMEUPPANCE! YOU HEAR ME NOOO COMEUPPAAANCE!"
4/5 due to the ending
Just be thankful
Please don't attack others because of their opinions if you want to have an opinion of your own.
Everybody's a jerk. You, me, this jerk. That's my philosophy.
Not really. It's not that the opinion is different it's I'm really baffled at how you gave an episode that was far from perfect (according to your words) a perfect score.Please don't attack others because of their opinions if you want to have an opinion of your own.
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.
What the fuck are you talking about? I never said 90% of the modern episodes are just as good as the classic era. Wow! I guess you haven't read my posts because if you did you'd know I hate most of the episodes from the current era, in fact I think Al Jean is an asshole.
The following is a list of complaints you made, pointing out that about half the episode was substandard and clearly far from perfect:I never said it was far from perfect
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