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Simpsons S9 - 12/19


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#1 of 63 OFFLINE   Scott_J

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Posted September 28 2006 - 03:32 PM

According to TSoD and their retail sources. No details yet. TSoD has an episode list (25 episodes) at that link.

#2 of 63 OFFLINE   Wezzo

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Posted September 28 2006 - 09:55 PM

Good to hear. I'm sure we can expect the standard excellent set of extras. But I am concerned about the whereabouts of King of the Hill S7..

#3 of 63 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted September 28 2006 - 11:35 PM

Glad to hear we'll be getting two seasons this year as well. This set should end speculation that the episode "Homer Simpson Vs. NYC" has been retired - a silly rumor that made its way around the web in the wake of 9/11. (For those that don't know, the episode features the World Trade Center prominently.)

#4 of 63 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted September 29 2006 - 01:03 AM

YAY! Officially my second "buy" disc of December. Posted Image

#5 of 63 OFFLINE   Mike.B

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Posted September 29 2006 - 02:05 AM

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This set should end speculation that the episode "Homer Simpson Vs. NYC" has been retired - a silly rumor that made its way around the web in the wake of 9/11.

I believe there may have been an effort to not show that episode for the first year or so afterwards, but I have definitely seen it in syndication several times in the past 2 or 3 years (with no editing or censoring that I'm aware of).

#6 of 63 OFFLINE   Ethan Riley

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Posted September 29 2006 - 05:28 AM

This is good news. I can't have them come out fast enough. And there's still about 400 seasons left to go--
 

 


#7 of 63 OFFLINE   docdoowop

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Posted September 29 2006 - 07:04 AM

Here's hoping S7 & S8 will see a price drop.

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Posted September 29 2006 - 08:54 AM

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I believe there may have been an effort to not show that episode for the first year or so afterwards, but I have definitely seen it in syndication several times in the past 2 or 3 years (with no editing or censoring that I'm aware of).
There definitely was (and I don't think that that was wrong that close to the event) but when it started to play again, it was complete. Well, the complete syndicated version. Posted Image

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Posted September 29 2006 - 11:11 AM

Yeah, I've definitely seen the New York episode since then maybe six times or more. It's definitely not retired. I wonder if the commentary will talk about it not being shown for about a year after 9/11? And on another topic, many people consider this season to be the downslide of the Simpsons. Some people think that the New York episode, 9/11 aside, is too tired, playing with the same formulas, and that this season reuses many of the same old plots.
I completely disagree. I think that this season is complete gold, and that the Simpsons started to lose it's touch after Season 11. Any thoughts?
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Posted September 29 2006 - 11:37 AM

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I think that this season is complete gold, and that the Simpsons started to lose it's touch after Season 11. Any thoughts?
-James

Well when I first started collecting The Simpsons sets, my plan was to go only through season ten or eleven, as that's when I first noticed that the show started to falter/repeat itself. Then later I thought if perhaps the show was going to wrap up after fifteen seasons (as was rumored at the time), I might break down and just finish it up.

Now that it seems to be heading for a full twenty years or so, I'm back on the track of only getting the first eleven seasons and skipping the remainder. Perhaps if the post-season eleven sets are available at a much lower price (initially, or eventually) AND the release of subsequent seasons comes at a much quicker rate than two per year, I may relent and continue to collect the further releases. But truthfully, I don't think I want to wait another six plus years to complete collecting the show, especially given that the later seasons are a bit mediocre.

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Posted September 29 2006 - 02:22 PM

I think it all started to go wrong when David Cohen left for Futurama after S10 (if I remember correctly). It may be a total coincidence but looking back, it seems like when he left it was the end of the classic era. Mike Scully gets most of the blame from alot of fans but that's not entirely fair since he was left with a show that had 200 episodes under its belt and whose best writers had left. It couldn't help but lose some lustre after that long.

It's a testament to the greatness of the show that they managed to make so many truly wonderful and funny years.

#12 of 63 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted September 30 2006 - 01:44 AM

Good, I was starting to wonder if they would get another season out this year. I wonder while they wait all the way to August to get a season out and they relatively quickly get another season out in December. If they can do that, why not get the the first set out earlier in the year

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Some people think that the New York episode, 9/11 aside, is too tired, playing with the same formulas, and that this season reuses many of the same old plots

Well, I'll always have sentimental value it. It aired when I was in college and I was watching it with some buddies and Barney mentioned the college we were at (Villanova) So we were all going crazy because of that. (It even made the weekly University paper).
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#13 of 63 OFFLINE   Bryan Ri

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Posted September 30 2006 - 02:56 AM

Season 9, I'm there.

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Posted September 30 2006 - 04:47 PM

Thanks for the heads-up, I am very happy that we are getting at least two seasons a year - I'd love one a quarter though.

For those who have given up on The Simpsons, this latest season is great - very funny like the early years. Of course, I like all the episodes. Posted Image

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Posted October 01 2006 - 06:32 AM

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And on another topic, many people consider this season to be the downslide of the Simpsons. Some people think that the New York episode, 9/11 aside, is too tired, playing with the same formulas, and that this season reuses many of the same old plots.
I completely disagree. I think that this season is complete gold, and that the Simpsons started to lose it's touch after Season 11. Any thoughts?
-James

I'm one of the people who considers season 9 the beginning of the "dark age" of The Simpsons. From season 9 all the way until the present there are some good episodes in every season, but season 9 is when I feel the show started to lose the amazing consistency of the first few seasons.

I've always hated those "The Simpsons travel to another country or state" episodes all the way back to "Bart Vs. Australia" in large part because I find that the humour in them focuses too much on lame stereotype jokes instead of the characters, and I think the New York episode is one of the worst offenders in that category.

However, I don't believe that the show truly "jumped the shark" until the season finale of season 9 in which Homer and Marge are running around naked. I remember thinking "what the hell has happened to The Simpsons?" after seeing that episode when it first airred. I completed my Simpsons DVD collection when I bought The Simpsons Season 8.

Yes, every season has at least a few solid episodes, but season 8 is the last one that I believe had enough good episodes to be worth purchasing. Of course the completists will buy all of the seasons no matter what I say, but for someone who is really frugal and only wants to buy the best of the best, I think season 8 should be the cut off point.

#16 of 63 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted October 01 2006 - 02:58 PM

Yay! I wonder what the head package will be? Bart or Lisa?

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Posted October 01 2006 - 03:06 PM

I'm guessing Lisa is S9. That way Homer is the first one and Bart is the last one.

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Posted October 03 2006 - 09:51 PM

Yeah, Lisa is Season 9. I remember seeing a picture of all five of the heads together, and I remember that Lisa is definitely Season Nine.
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Posted December 18 2006 - 04:50 AM

A review for The Simpsons: The Complete Ninth Season is up and online:

http://forums.toonzo....1&postcount=47

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Posted December 18 2006 - 07:24 AM

Eventhough I've seen most of these episodes probably 20 times, I can't wait to pick this up tomorrow.


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