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For the record this is a Simpsons-bashing blog, but it's a quick one and I do it jokingly.

I was on the wikipedia page for The Simpsons and I went to various episodes, one of which was The Springfield Files, which as some of you may know is my favorite episode.

Anyway, I went to the production part of the article, because I'm really fascinated by production of shows, and I read something a long the lines of Al Jean worrying about the episode being funny or not because at the table read for it, there weren't as many writers as usual, so the script got no laughs at all.

So, in season 8, Jean cared about whether or not the show was funny... why the hell does he NOT care nowadays? Damn shame
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  1. D'ohmer's Avatar
    I laugh a lot at the new episodes
  2. Walid's Avatar
    I do at some of them, but some I barely do
  3. Insomnia's Avatar
    The newer writers probably laugh at everything so Jean is just like "fuck it, these idiots think it's funny so keep it in".
  4. D'ohmer's Avatar
    You don't think the Oogle Google gags in the last episode were funny? I don't see how they were any less funny than the typical classic era gags.
  5. Insomnia's Avatar
    No I'm not an idiot.
  6. pilcrow's Avatar
    The funniest jokes for me are the really stupid ones, like Homer mashing "Hammertime" into "HO mertime" in Behind the Laughter. Or Homer going "woobwoobwoob" on the floor at the end of Last Exit to Springfield. The political gags go way over my head oftentimes. That being said I still laugh a lot at modern episodes, but the really funny jokes are rarer these days.

    Also Skylark if you're interested in the production of a show I'd recommend http://simpsonsmusic500.wordpress.com. The blog belongs to Chris Ledesma, music editor for The Simpsons, the same guy whose Twitter account gives us all sorts of inside info on the upcoming episodes. I thought it's really interesting.
  7. D'ohmer's Avatar
    [QUOTE=Insomnia;bt12330]No I'm not an idiot.[/QUOTE]

    What about the gags in that episode makes them idiotic? It seems like the typical type of humor that the show is respected for.
  8. BrokenBox's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by D'ohmer
    What about the gags in that episode makes them idiotic? It seems like the typical type of humor that the show is respected for.
    No it isn't.