Great review, Jims
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Great review, Jims
"Trust in yourself & you can achieve anything" - Lisa Simpson
Favourite Season - Season 4
These are brilliant keep it up
No, money down
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I watch all the episodes that I miss during I wasn't there and your work is amazing! This is a really great job and it's sure that I will watch the other that you'll make in the future!
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
It's finished! Time for Part 2 of our amazing Sideshow Bob trilogy, Day of the Jackanapes. Sponsored by our dear friend Mr. Tired Plot Device. Listen as Jims talks really, really, really fast!
I couldn't cut down the script, sue me.
60 Second Simpsons - Ep32 - And Maggie Makes Three
I think you're over-hatin' the hypnotism plot device...or...more likely...I just wasn't really bothered by it. I really enjoy this episode. Many great jokes and visuals throughout.
It sounds like you hate the episode, but to me you spent more time trying to find positives in the actual review. I guess that's interesting, but I feel like it contrasts with your overall opinion. But it is largely due to the 60 second limitation I'm sure.
Regardless, much better than I was expecting actually.
There is some fun Bob and Bart moments during the episode. I particularly like Bob's indecision over "in your command" or "in your power". When Bart becomes a zombie, they're less interesting, however.
I just really, really, really, really hate hypnotism plots. They, along with amnesia (WHICH THE SIMPSONS ALSO DID), are plot devices that should never be done again in modern television. Unless they're being done ironically.
Bob's kettle chips, Maggie shooting Burns again, Bob's animation as he claws his hands and laughs while Bart smashes the Krusty, the Skinner nod act break, the ring around the rosies horror movie vibe as Bart goes to the shack....so many great moments.
I just found it odd that, to me, your review for The Secret War of Lisa Simpson sounded much more negative but I doubt that was your intent.
I think some of it is always going to be that I start with the public perception a little bit and adjust the tone based on that. We all know that modern era sucks and whatever, so if I find something that I find pretty good in one of them, I'm more likely to throw them a bone in the review (like the great 1st act in Homer vs. Dignity). Whereas a classic era episode is already automatically put on a pedestal, so I'm more likely to knock it down a little. Of course, sometimes when I don't have any problems with an episode (like Cape Feare or Bart Sells His Soul), I'll just do the "everything is wonderful" speech. After writing a couple of those, I can see why negative reviews (like AVGN) are so popular. Being nice is hard to write interestingly.I just found it odd that, to me, your review for The Secret War of Lisa Simpson sounded much more negative but I doubt that was your intent.
Modern Simpsons has made me a little tired of the whole Pity Party Lisa episodes, so watching something like The Secret War of Lisa Simpson again makes me notice its constant clambering for sympathy. It is just relentless in how much they want you to feel bad for Lisa. Scene after scene after scene of it. I feel kinda bad about glossing over its good features, but the execution of the episode gets on my nerves so much that it kinda took over the review. It's probably in my Bottom 10 Classic Eras. Probably.
I definitely like "Secret War" more than "Jackanapes" though.
I love how Season 12 is still considered "modern Simpsons."
I still think you're WAY too harsh on Secret War if it really is in your Bottom 10 of the classic era, but hey...opinions right?
Seasons 11, 12, and a little of 13 are the only ones pre-season 21 I just get pissed by hearing the synopsis.
After Sideshow Bob Month, This Little Wiggy would be a good episode to talk about.
I've unfortunately gotten a pretty annoying cold this week (sore throat), so it's affecting my motivation toward finishing the Great Louse Detective review. It's about halfway done, but I'm just too tired and yucky to work on it after a long day of work. I was hoping to have it done mid-week, but it'll probably be more like this weekend instead.
I've picked out the episodes for the following 3 reviews. I can't re-add a new poll to this thread and don't feel like making another thread in this subforum, so I've picked out some August stuff to do. August is going to be Controversial Episodes Month. These are the episodes in order.
1. A Star is Burns (controversial with the Simpson Staff)
2. The Principal and the Pauper (controversial for the Simpsons canon)
3. The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show (controversial with super-fans at the time)
Oh God, you're doing A Star is Burns huh? IMO one of the funniest episodes of all time...
I had never clicked on this thread until today. These are brilliant, Jims. Keep it up.
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
Thanks @Financial Panther! I keep trying to pimp the series in my signature, but sadly, everyone sees right through my self-promotions...
(My cold subsided a little tonigh, so I've started working on The Great Louse Detective again, it's about 2/3rd done now.)
Originally Posted by irvine_11
These are awesome Jims, love them! Brilliant voice-overs and you bring up some great points! Fantastic ideas! Can't wait for more!
Nice timing, @YellowFever! I just finished uploading the new episode.
Here's my review of The Great Louse Detective. On re-watch it was a little better than I remember it, but it's one of those episodes you have to be in the right mindset when watching, because it's extremely self-aware. A lot of the Jean Era episodes have this weird "OMG WE KNOW WE'RE WACKY", but it's really prevalent in this episode. The way it has to lampshade itself constantly is somewhat tiring, though. At least it's a pretty funny Jean outing.
Haha! Brilliant timing! Just lightened up my day! Might go rewatch The Great Louse Detective now, it's an episode which my opinion fluctuates on pretty much every time I watch it! Great review and nice to hear your opinions on one of the more 'wacky' episodes!
Always kinda liked the second and third acts.
Nice Jims, only noticed the update now. I think Bob is great in this one. Kelsey's line reading on "and I'm the one IN PRISON!" along with the animation never fails to make me laugh. The dummy Homer is the best scene though.
Fuck if you trash A Star is Burns I don't think I can forgive you. I'm scared to watch...
EDIT: Ok that was alright. A Star is Burns used to be my favorite episode of all time for a long time and I still think it is one of the funniest episodes of television I've ever seen.
Maybe I'll do a "Classic Era Episodes I Hate" run after the controversial episodes, to piss people off.
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