Julie Kavner: LOOK AT THOSE ANGLES!!!!1111one
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Out of the few commentaries I've listened to, I'd say "The Principal and the Pauper." It was just like "The joke is that these people are resistant to change and if you hated this episode, you fell for the joke, so we win" or something along those lines.
Season 24: Moonshine River: C | Treehouse of Horror XXIII: B- | Adventures in Baby-Getting: B+ | Gone Abie Gone: C+ | Penny-Wiseguys: D+ | A Tree Grows in Springfield: C- | The Day the Earth Stood Cool: B+ | To Cur With Love: B+ | Homer Goes to Prep School: C | A Test Before Trying: B- | The Changing of the Guardian: C+ | Love is a Many-Splintered Thing: C | Hardly Kirk-ing: B- | Gorgeous Grampa: B+ | Black-Eyed, Please: B- | Dark Knight Court: B- | What Animated Women Want: C | Pulpit Friction: B- | Whiskey Business: C | The Fabulous Faker Boy: C | The Saga of Carl: B- | Dangers on a Train: B+
My Season Rankings: 4, 7, 5, 6, 8, 3, 2, 9, 1, 15, 14, 16, 10, 13, 21, 20, 17, 19, 23, 22, 12, 18, 11
I never really cared much for The Simpsons DVD commentaries, hell, the only one I can even remember is the movie commentary...as far as animated series go, the only commentaries I enjoy are the Futurama, Family Guy and South Park commentaries.
Just be thankful
Except that it was, unless you count "Krusty Gets Busted", but I always thought was more of a Sideshow Bob episode.
Yeardley smith seems worse than kavner in the "not knowing about the show"comment
Well, it would have been a long time since that when the commentary was recorded and the documentation of the show's history wasn't as robust as it is now. And to be fair, the actors aren't paid to know the show inside and out, unlike the writers and animators.
It's true, but whenever you listen to Dan or Hank (Harry Shearer and Katey Sagal are the only two people that Simpsons/Futurama fans should expect to never do commentaries, since they haven't by now), the two possess good memories and a lot of insight. Some cases, Nancy actually showed up over-prepared.
Kavner and Smith are basically the two "dunces" of commentaries, because they lack even basic knowledge of the show (Smith does have some, but it's all about Lisa).
no wonder harry shearers never done one
Anyone that has John Lovits on it. I find him to be really annoying and i don't understand the appeal of the guy.
He's actually pretty good, but I wasn't a fan of "A Star is Burns" because it was more of a gushing about "the Critic" and ignoring the fact that Matt Groening really hated it.
And, this isn't a bad commentary entirely, but Yeardley was godawful in "The Dad Who Knew Too Little" (she was awful in all of the Season 14 commentaries anyway, but this was really bad). Mark Kirkland basically had to treat her like a little kid at the end.
Jean ("Bart the Lover" and "Seperate Vocations"): Okay. Needs others around him, especially given his knack to repeat stuff.
I could listen to the commentaries for Seasons 1 through 8 over and over again. They provide so much insight into the making of the classic era, and you can tell that everyone on board is having fun reliving old memories and watching their favorite episodes. But around Season 9, once the episodes start to get worse, nobody in the recording booth wants to admit it, and the scramble for unrelated topics of conversation begins. Like the aforementioned East St. Louis story that eats up half the commentary for "They Saved Lisa's Brain". I was this close to screaming at the TV "I don't care! Get back on topic!"
And that moment in the "Make Room for Lisa" commentary where Mike Scully and his buddies run out of things to say and just crunch potato chips into their microphones for about a minute and a half? That was the exact moment when I lost interest in listening to the commentaries. They don't care about these post-classic episodes any more than we do.
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Im not sure the episode but they have a fan in the studio with them, it was bad.
There haven't been many commentaries that I didn't enjoy, and I'm almost through season 12. I actually enjoyed having Weinstein's kids in the commentary, since it was kind of different. I don't really like Josh Weinstein though, since he doesn't seem very funny, and he's kind of annoying. I like it better when Oakley is there with him. I like any commentary with David Mirkin, especially his season 9 ones. I've liked most of the guests, especially Jon Lovitz, since he is usually pretty funny. I like when the commentaries are informative, but eventually you would run out of things to say, without repeating yourselves, which they have done countless times. I like Scully commentaries because they are usually a little funny, and will give some information about the episode.
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7. Moonshine River - B 2. Treehouse of Horror XXIII - B+ 8. Adventures in Baby Getting - B - 4. Gone Abie Gone - B 12. Penny-Wiseguys - C
10. A Tree Grows In Springfield - B- 6. The Day the Earth Stood Cool - B 1. To Cur, With Love - A- 9. Homer Goes To Prep School - B- 11. A Test Before Trying - C 5. The Changing of the Guardian - B 11. Love is a Many-Splintered Thing - C 3. Hardly Kirk-ing - B+
I remember listening to the commentary in season 6 the springfield connection , yeardley smith had no idea who herman was, I mean for christ sake she should know who he is, She's part of the show A lot of people know who herman is even though he is never in the show that much
No, money down
Come to Uncle Moe's for family fun
Yeah I noticed Season 8 has some weak commentaries. I liked Mountain of Madness though once I learned the fan was Dave Thomas. But some of the commentaries with Weinstein alone, The Canine Mutiny and Hurricane Neddy come to mind, are pretty slow and boring.
Ohhh, I was thinking he meant a fan that blows air! As in, it was so loud that we couldn't hear the commentary!
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
Also Al Jean's voice makes me want to rip my ears off
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