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    one of the best. "I don't like you and you don't like me"
    "I like you"
    "Ok I don't like you"
    "maybe if you got to know me you'd like me" Fantastic
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_green_listener
    "I don't like you and you don't like me"
    "I like you"
    "Ok I don't like you"
    "maybe if you got to know me you'd like me"
    But it's probably one of the most forced lines in the show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frinkahedron
    Pretty funny, yet too much Scully surrealism. B-
    Um, this episode was a Jean/Reiss episode...

    A- from me. Got some really funny jokes and dialogue even if it does get a little wacky and off track in the 3rd act.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frinkahedron
    But it's probably one of the most forced lines in the show.


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    4/5

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_green_listener
    whatever man funny is funny. Don't over-analyse it. If it makes you laugh then whatever, if not fair enough.
    Hmm...hey, you're right! It is funnier!

    Jean & Reiss? Huh...weird. Still, it's just a bit too surreal for my taste.

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    2.5/5 Probably the worst episode from the 9th season.

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    4/5, somewhat shallow but still hilarious.

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    5/5 episode
    Had a good time all the way thru. "Its my first day on the job" line was a winner that capped off both ends of the episode. Still laugh when I think about how Mr Burns almost fell for it Twice


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frinkahedron
    Hmm...hey, you're right! It is funnier!

    Jean & Reiss? Huh...weird. Still, it's just a bit too surreal for my taste.

    yea it is pretty surreal yer right. Usually doesn't work for me but it did this time for some reason

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    Love it. Just misses off my top 25 list. 9/10. A.
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    This one is a very "The Critic"-esque episode, with extremely erratic and unfocussed plotting and somewhat spotty characterisation, but with a good amount of well-done humour.

    Many story issues are either left unresolved or resolved cheaply : one of the first instances of Homer getting fired and not rehired by the end of the episode, worse offender being revelation that Soviet Union never broke just for the sake of a joke and never addressed again, issue of Homer almost causing world war iii being resolved in a minute because somehow all members of the committee supposed to judge him themselves are facing charges.

    But, it has its share of great moments : The "Rocky and Bullwinkle" cough gag, the "Planets of The Apes parody" at the opening, Ralph commenting on "Do the bartman" as "That's so 1991",Barney's Mom, Grampa's classic interview (one the best grampa moments ever), Moe's fantasy of his loved ones.

    Bad storytelling and erratic plotting together with instances of brilliant humour adds up to a middling episode.
    It's a bit like having sex with a jellyfish: once might an interesting experiment, twice would be perversion!
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    This has always been a personal favorite and I tend to overlook the irrationality and general wackiness because it's one of the early episodes to suffer from this. I won't rehash the jokes, all of my favorite have been mentioned before, particularly grandpa. That being said, due to personal bias it gets a 5/5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperciph
    This one is a very "The Critic"-esque episode, with extremely erratic and unfocussed plotting and somewhat spotty characterisation, but with a good amount of well-done humour.

    Many story issues are either left unresolved or resolved cheaply : one of the first instances of Homer getting fired and not rehired by the end of the episode, worse offender being revelation that Soviet Union never broke just for the sake of a joke and never addressed again, issue of Homer almost causing world war iii being resolved in a minute because somehow all members of the committee supposed to judge him themselves are facing charges.

    But, it has its share of great moments : The "Rocky and Bullwinkle" cough gag, the "Planets of The Apes parody" at the opening, Ralph commenting on "Do the bartman" as "That's so 1991",Barney's Mom, Grampa's classic interview (one the best grampa moments ever), Moe's fantasy of his loved ones.

    Bad storytelling and erratic plotting together with instances of brilliant humour adds up to a middling episode.
    I concur with everything, though I think the story issues you pointed out are not that bad. The Soviet Union stuff is really hilarious and it's kinda worth it. The thing with the committee is also a good enough resolution for me.

    One of the aspects that I have always found pretty contrived is the way the two subplots relate to each other.

    There are some jokes I have never found so funny like Barney's sexy Homer poster and the penguins in the boat or even the Village People stuff , which could have been done without seeing the actual singers.

    Also there's some kind of a tired comedy convention in the fact that the sargent doesn't realize how dumb Homer is and he likes him no matter what happens.

    My opinion about the rest is identical to Imperciph's.
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    Great episode!

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    "In The Navy" sealed this episode as an A plus as soon as it was played.

    Capt. Tenile also helped

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    this was great. this episode just kept me smiling!
    5/5
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    one of the best of season 9. i love the bit where the submarine goes down to mood lighting and homer does that little finger movement thing. its not even that funny when you think about it but when i see it it cracks me up
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Love Lisa
    Brilliant, the rise of The Soviet Union is one my favorite scenes ever. "Must crush capitalism. Must crush capitalism."
    Agreed. 5/5 and one of my favourite episodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion McClure
    Simpson Tide (#3G04 / SI-828) ** 29 Mar 1998
    Bored as usual, Homer decides to take up a new career in the Navy, where he single-handedly cuts the ribbon on treason season by charting a submarine into soviet waters. Meanwhile, Bart gets his ear pierced. Guest starring Bob Denver, Rod Steiger as Captain Tenille, and Michael Carrington.

    The best episode of the 9th season and one of the best The Simpsons has ever seen. This is my personal favourite. Its very funny. I (unfortunately) haven't seen it in a while. I like Apu and the sigarette scene (although I think it was kind of pointless to have him join the navy.) Rod Steiger is excellent as the captain and I wish Bob Denver had been used more. ALl in all, a great episode!

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    i have to disagree with you completely, its not the best episode of season 9 and pretty much deserves a 2/5, thats what i gave it

    but i'm not going to be completely negative to you because i respect you're opinion and dont judge you for that, as long as you can respect my opinion.


    i did like the episode a little and my dad enjoyed it alot, but all in all i feel it could have been better and they could have done other stuff with homer being in the navy, i liked the stuff with russia and some one liners were pretty original but i cant give it more than a 2

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    this was a good funny season 9 episode B

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    No, I don't think I liked Simpson Tide. Other reviewers here have pointed out connections between this and 'The Critic'. I remember 'The Critic' being a fairly zany yet comically formulaic and intermittenly dull show. Actually...yeah, this episode does fit that description. Not only does the episode rely on that oh-too-common 'Homer gets a job' plotline, but it would have to one of the worst ones pertaining to that plot idea. There is a fair degree of zanyness (i.e - the rebirth of the Soviet Union) but too little of it is funny. As such, this episode, for me, stands out as a prime example of the flaws which plagued certain episodes from Seasons 9-12 (despite the absence of Scully): too much of a focus on an obnoxious Homer, too little on the other characters, ridiculous plot lines and a strange sense of humour.

    The first act, typically, does start off well, with Homer getting himself fired after attempting to enlarge a donut by placing it in the reactor core. The "it was my first day!" line was also humorous. After that, it kinda falls flat, as I sat through the rest of the act, with only 'Barney's mum' joke and the 'boat over the falls' joke amusing me. The 'clapper' joke in particular (and the exchange between Homer and the Drill Sergeant) was really dumb. The act is redeemed slightly by 'the German spiked-hat' celebration at the end; however, it is still no more than mediocre.

    The second act, where Homer gets on the submarine, is much, much worse (except for that 'Mr.Moe' line). For some reason, I didn't find the captain funny. Also, who thought that firing him out of the submarine would be funny? :angry: Close to pure excrement, but once or twice Homer's antics did amuse.

    Oddly enough, the third act is better than the first two, despite the fact that it is really ridiculous. Homer's "it was my first day!" line quickly wears then and the hidden Soviet Union thing was mostly bizarre, not funny. That being said, though, Lenin's mummy-like chants were hilarious. The Russian 'Homer' photo and the Grampa 'porn star' outburst were both pretty amusing. Ah, goddammit! Here I am again, stretching for positives! Still, this segment was redeemed a little by the ending, where all of the jury are indicted for various offences.

    By the way, what was pure excrement was the subplot. Bart getting an earring? Couldn't they come up with anything better? Not only wasn't it funny, it would have to be one of the worst-ever subplots in the Simpsons. There, I said it. Also, the other characters (aside from maybe Bart) have no chance of really flexing their muscles. Bart was characterised decently, but Homer irritated me, save for a few moments.

    In short, I don't like Simpson Tide. Is that clear? D
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    This was a surprisingly great episode, very entertaining and unique while still keeping the characters true to their roots. 4.5/5

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    This is one of my favourite Homer episodes and there are also 2 other characters i really like (Moe and Barney). The story is also pretty funny and entertaining. 5/5

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    I personally feel that this is quite a god episode for S9. If it was in S5-6, maybe it wouldnt seem as bright..But it shines in S9.

    Good job Jean/Reiss.
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    One of my favorites.

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    one of my least favs i felt it was slow and boring one of the only ones
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    I don't like this episode at all. It's far too boring, silly, and unfunny to maintain my interest. It has such a stupid plot and Homer saying "you're a disgrace to this family" when Bart gets his ear pierced is one of the worst moments of Season 9. But most of all, it's just barely funny.

    6/10.
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    I actually really like this episode. It's absolutely hilarious at points. 5/5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starman
    I don't like this episode at all. It's far too boring, silly, and unfunny to maintain my interest. It has such a stupid plot and Homer saying "you're a disgrace to this family" when Bart gets his ear pierced is one of the worst moments of Season 9. But most of all, it's just barely funny.

    7/10.
    WTF. That whole thing just confuses me.

    You don't like it at all yet it gets 7/10? Seriously...what?

    And by the way, it is funny. Very funny.



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