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The Simpsons Season 17


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#1 of 55 Sam Favate

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Posted September 12 2005 - 03:28 AM

Perhaps the reason there is not yet a thread on this is because many of us were underwhelmed by the season premiere last night?

I thought "Bonfire of the Manatees" had its moments, but overall was a weak episode, especially for a season premiere, which is more high profile than most episodes. Still, I am in the camp that thinks this show has produced some strong work in the last two or three years and I look forward to the upcoming episodes this season.

#2 of 55 Scott-S

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Posted September 12 2005 - 03:33 AM

I have always been a fan of the Simpsons. Last night's episode was just average to me.

I am starting to feel that after soooooo many years, it might be time for this show to wind down.

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#3 of 55 Michael Harris

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Posted September 12 2005 - 03:50 AM

I too was underwhelmed by last night's season opener. As stated above, there were some good moments. The couch gag was good as well as the use of Homer's house as a porn studio. I laughed harder at the preview for next week's episode. Hopefully that one will deliver on its promise.

#4 of 55 MikeFR

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Posted September 12 2005 - 05:09 AM

You know what was a wierd coincedence, one of the characters(can't remember who) was reading Tom Clancy's "Op Center"... I had just finished reading that on Sunday afternoon.

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Posted September 12 2005 - 05:42 AM

Episodes centered on Marge don't tend to be that great. There's some good ones but her and Lisa tend to have weaker episodes than Homer and Bart (in my opinion anyway). The bizarre plot didn't really help this episode. Marge gets mad at Homer (again) and leaves him (again). She meets a guy who works with manatees and decides to help manatees too. Homer just happens to find her, battles guys on jet skis, and gets her back (again). How many of the sentences I just typed made sense? I know it's a cartoon but it did used to have a foot in realityPosted Image

That being said, there was some funny lines which is what has kept me tuning in for the last couple of years.

As for the lack of a thread, I think alot of people might not have realized that the season started yet since for five years (?) or so, they haven't started until November.

#6 of 55 MickeS

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Posted September 12 2005 - 06:00 AM

As for the lack of a thread, I think alot of people might not have realized that the season started yet since for five years (?) or so, they haven't started until November.

I was wondering about that. When I saw that TiVo had recorded a new episode last night, I assumed it was an incorrectly flagged rerun! I thought they would start the new season with "Treehouse of Horror" again.

Also, reading the show summary in the guide also made me think it might be a rerun. Posted Image

I haven't seen it yet.
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#7 of 55 LarryDavenport

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Posted September 12 2005 - 06:23 AM

How many times has Marge left homer? It seems like at least once a season.

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Posted September 12 2005 - 09:30 AM

Does anyone know why it started so early this season?
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Posted September 12 2005 - 09:52 AM

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Marge gets mad at Homer (again) and leaves him (again). She meets a guy who works with manatees and decides to help manatees too. Homer just happens to find her, battles guys on jet skis, and gets her back (again).
Yeah, the writters do seem to be repeating themselves.

How about when Homer said he was going to use the outhouse and his cousin ran after him, yelling "My recording studio!"

similar to when Homer was rooming with the gay couple and says he's going to bed...one of the guys says "He's sleeping in the pantry" and the other guy yells "My spices!"

#10 of 55 Alex-A

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Posted September 12 2005 - 10:48 AM

Not only that, Grandpa uses the same line in one episode somewhere. He says he's going to the outhouse and Homer yells out "My tool shed!"
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#11 of 55 Blake Siefken

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Posted September 12 2005 - 12:12 PM

There hasn't been a good new episode in five years. Each new episode is worst than the last, prompting me to utter an all too familliar phrase.

"Worst episode ever!"
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#12 of 55 brentl

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Posted September 12 2005 - 12:39 PM

Fahrenheit 9 on 1 ....hehe!

The first 10 minutes were hilarious.

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Posted September 12 2005 - 12:58 PM

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Not only that, Grandpa uses the same line in one episode somewhere. He says he's going to the outhouse and Homer yells out "My tool shed!"


I actually said "My toolshed" outloud when they played that part last night.

#14 of 55 Rob P S

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Posted September 12 2005 - 02:31 PM

As usual, the first seven shows to air this season are holdovers from last season, so maybe that has something to do with it.

#15 of 55 RickER

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Posted September 12 2005 - 03:07 PM

17 seasons! I wonder if they are going to shoot for 20 or 25? I have not seen a new episode in well over 10 years. Time sure does fly!

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Posted September 12 2005 - 03:43 PM

Does this mean that the Treehouse of Horror episode will actually air before I take down my Halloween decorations?
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Posted September 12 2005 - 05:28 PM

Oh come on, Blake. Sure it was pretty bad, but there can be only one "Worst Episode Ever".

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17 seasons! I wonder if they are going to shoot for 20 or 25? I have not seen a new episode in well over 10 years. Time sure does fly!

Becoming the longest-running episodic, prime-time show is within their grasp if they stay on for just four seasons after this one.

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17 seasons! I wonder if they are going to shoot for 20 or 25? I have not seen a new episode in well over 10 years. Time sure does fly!

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#18 of 55 Sam Favate

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Posted September 13 2005 - 12:40 AM

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Does this mean that the Treehouse of Horror episode will actually air before I take down my Halloween decorations?


No, the Halloween episode is currently scheduled for November 6.

#19 of 55 Michael Harris

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Posted September 13 2005 - 01:45 AM

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As usual, the first seven shows to air this season are holdovers from last season,


Refresh my memory, how many first run episodes were shown last season? I don't recall any pre-emptions and I only remember the episode where Bart goes to a Catholic school being rescheduled due to the Pope's death.

Does this mean that seven episodes from this season will be pushed until the next one?

#20 of 55 Rob P S

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Posted September 13 2005 - 02:12 AM

Yeah, that's the way it's done every year

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