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    its got .best right in thete cant go wrong

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    when homer strangled bart. the show was never good again after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComicBookGal View Post
    what phrase would you prefer?
    According to Wikipedia, Homer vs. Dignity was so bad people suggested "Raped by a panda" replace the phrase "jump the shark."

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    Quote Originally Posted by toushin View Post
    This is where the show started adding formula to the storylines allowing the writes to start coaxing. To be specific if Bart doesn’t change his ways he will have a bad future became bart’s future is entirely sided by the traits he has as a 10 year old.
    No, it did not. This is 'The Simpsons' using the butterfly effect. It has nothing to do with laziness.

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    I would argue that actually, it is arguably an example of laziness in that the staff (almost insistently) continue to rehash the concept in virtually every post-S10 future episode (as opposed to devoting runtime to more unique and interesting concepts that could be used to resultantly springboard less lacklustre plots) despite the fact that the idea in itself isn’t exactly a fountain of comedy (it’s semi-effective at framing Bart is a loser’ jokes, which are typically dull or depressing (despite the show playing it for laughs regardless of its inherently gloomy underhangings) as opposed to genuinely funny, which antithesizes the aim of the show as an effective comedy) and is arguably based on a misunderstanding of Bart’s character (who, while an academic slacker in the show’s present time period, is (or was, prior to the Scully era) more street-smart and wily than his schoolwork credentials suggest, indicating that it’s more likely that he would grow out of his mischievous phase or at least display a more devious, street-smart slant in his adulthood that would logically alleviate him from poverty, which virtually every modern future episode fails to address because... Bart being depicted as sad and pathetic is apparently. hilarious, I guess?). Saying it’s merely an example of the butterfly effect is technically correct, but it isn’t really placing it into the context of its role in the show - I assume that DB being a fan of the recent Jean era may play a role in this.

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    Marge vs. the Monorail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Wacky View Post
    I would argue that actually, it is arguably an example of laziness in that the staff (almost insistently) continue to rehash the concept in virtually every post-S10 future episode
    Of course it arguably is. I would say everything is arguable. The writers are not lazy though, so I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramier Wolfcastle View Post
    Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble"

    Homer was such a jerkass to his father in that episode. Although I felt the show had a "renaissance" of sorts from seasons 13-16 before going bland in season 17.
    I don't know wasn't Kidney Trouble more like Coward Homer than Jerkass Homer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ComicBookGal View Post
    I don't know wasn't Kidney Trouble more like Coward Homer than Jerkass Homer?
    I think it was Sociopath Homer. Taunting people is being a jerkass, leaving tour father to die is being a sociopath. Homer was not a jerkass in Kidney Trouble
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    1: Krusty Gets Busted/Homer's Night Out 2: One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish/Bart's Dog Gets an 'F' 3: Bart the Murderer/Saturdays of Thunder 4: Homer the Heretic/So Its Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show 5: Cape Feare/Lady Bouvier's Lover 6: Homie the Clown/Another Simpsons Clip Show 7: Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson in " The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"/Scenes From the Class Struggle in Springfield 8: The Springfield Files/The Old Man and the Lisa 9: The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson/Miracle on Evergreen Terrace 10: Mayored to the Mob/Homer Simpson in: Kidney Trouble 11: Grift of the Magi/Eight Misbehavin' 12: Trilogy of Error/I'm Goin' to Praiseland 13: The Blunder Years/The Lastest Gun in the West 14: Moe Baby Blues/The Strong Arms of the Ma 15: My Mother the Carjacker/Co-Dependent's Day 16: The Heartbroke Kid/Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass 17: The Seemingly Never-Ending Story/The Bonfire of the Manatees 18: The Mook, The Chef, The Wife, and Her Homer/The Boys of Bummer 19: Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind/Husbands and Knives 20: Gone Maggie Gone/Lisa the Drama Queen 21: The Squirt and the Whale/The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed 22: Homer Scissorhands/The Fight Before Christmas 23: The Book Job/Lisa Goes Gaga 24: The Saga of Carl/Love is a Many-Splintered Thing 25: Brick Like Me/What to Expect When Bart's Expecting 26: Sky Police/The Musk Who Fell to Earth 27: Barthood/Every Man's Dream 28: 22 for 30/The Caper Chase 29: Flanders' Ladder/Singin' in the Lane 30: Woo-hoo Dunnit?/I Want You (She's So Heavy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvisish View Post
    Marge vs. the Monorail
    Interestingly, the Simpsons cast considered this to be one of the worst episodes at the time, according to a Yeardley Smith interview in 1995. How times have changed.

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    Okay everyone needs to stop calling Homer in Kidney Trouble a jerkass. Being a jerkass is when he constantly taunts Flanders. In that episode he was a legitimately evil sociopath. I actually find Homer being a jerkass really funny, except for AA,N-D, WYDUAS, and Co-Dependent's Day. But I think Homer acted much worse than a "jerkass" in Kidney Trouble, in fact, that was the only episode where I could compare Homer to Eric Cartman from South Park



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