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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   stevenHa

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Posted November 05 2007 - 03:10 AM

I want to purchase only one of the volumes of the Simpsons episodes and was wondering which one people think is the funniest (sounds like somewhere between vol. 3-5 was the most popular ?). Thanks.

#2 of 16 OFFLINE   Lord Dalek

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Posted November 05 2007 - 03:31 AM

Five is without a doubt the greatest Simpsons season ever.

#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Joe*A

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Posted November 05 2007 - 04:56 AM

Season 6 all the way. In this volume you will get the following greats:

Bart Of Darkness
Itchy & Scratchyland
Treehouse Of Horror V
Lisa On Ice
Homer Badman
Grandpa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
Fear Of Flying
And Maggie Makes Three
Bart's Comet
Homie The Clown
Bart vs. Australia
Lisa's Wedding
Two Dozen And One Greyhounds
Lemon Of Troy

For the other episodes on the set, they were all good. There are no duds in this set.

Unfortunately, if you stick with Season 6, you'll miss the all time greatest Simpson episode "Homer the Heretic"

Good luck.

#4 of 16 ONLINE   TravisR

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Posted November 05 2007 - 06:01 AM

Far and away, I think Season Two is the best year. Every episode is extremely funny or it has a heartwarming story (back when the Simpson family acted like a family that loved each other). Classic episodes from that year are Treehouse of Horror, Bart the Daredevil, Itchy & Scratchy & Marge and The Way We Was.

Obviously, we're not getting a consensus here. Posted Image Either way, I think almost every season from the first decade of the show has multiple undisputable classics.

#5 of 16 OFFLINE   FranklinC

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Posted November 05 2007 - 08:43 AM

Seasons 4 and 5 are nearly equally great, with 5 just slightly better, IMHO. Season 5 just has more of my personal favorites (like Rosebud, Homer Goes to College, Boy Scouts N Da Hood, and Homer Loves Flanders). But again, Season 4 is almost as good (with favorites Homer the Heretic and Marge vs. the Monorail). I think 4's when they really hit their stride, in fact. 6 is great, but not AS great and it went downhill (gradually) from there on out. 9 is when the bottom fell out (again, IMHO!). It still has it's great episodes but the seasons, collectively, just weren't the same. YMMV.

#6 of 16 OFFLINE   Arild

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Posted November 05 2007 - 08:44 AM

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I want to purchase only one of the volumes of the Simpsons episodes and was wondering which one people think is the funniest (sounds like somewhere between vol. 3-5 was the most popular ?). Thanks.
Heh... I think you'll be getting as many different opinions about this as you'll get answers. If you're dead set on getting only one (a mistake, IMO), you might as well just pick one.

(Season 4 is pretty good, though) Posted Image

#7 of 16 OFFLINE   AnthonyC

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Posted November 05 2007 - 11:16 AM

Season 4 may be the greatest season of any sitcom in human history. Not a single dud in the bunch. If you only get one, that's the one to get for sure.

That said, season 8 contains a ton of my absolute favorites. The rest aren't quite as strong but none of them are weak by any means.

#8 of 16 OFFLINE   Jonathan Peterson

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Posted November 06 2007 - 05:54 AM

Season 6 is my personal favorite.

#9 of 16 OFFLINE   Brian D H

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Posted November 06 2007 - 10:08 AM

The Tally so far:

Season 2: 1 vote
Season 4: 2 votes
Season 5: 2 votes
Season 6: 2 votes

We really need some tie-breakers...
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#10 of 16 OFFLINE   Daniel_Diam

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Posted November 06 2007 - 10:23 AM

I really enjoyed Season 5 and would have to say that is my favorite year. Some of my top episodes:

Homer Goes To College
Rosebud
Homer and Apu
Homer Loves Flanders

#11 of 16 OFFLINE   Lord Dalek

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Posted November 07 2007 - 01:44 AM

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We really need some tie-breakers...
That would probably be pretty futile since its a general consensus that seasons 2-8 are The Simpsons at their proverbial peak and only add argument about which is stronger, if only by a slim majority.

#12 of 16 OFFLINE   Gabe D

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Posted November 07 2007 - 03:09 AM

Season 8 is my favorite. It includes what I think are the two best episodes: "Homer's Phobia," where Homer thinks Bart might be gay, and "Homer's Enemy," which features the life and death of Frank Grimes (or Grimey, as he liked to be called).

#13 of 16 OFFLINE   FranklinC

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Posted November 07 2007 - 09:49 AM

Tally:

Season 2: 1 vote
Season 4: 2 votes
Season 5: 3 votes
Season 6: 2 votes
Season 8: 1 vote

It's a palindrome.

#14 of 16 OFFLINE   Wezzo

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Posted November 07 2007 - 09:53 AM

I'd vote for S4, just ahead of S6.

But if you can, splash out on all of, say, S2-8, when you next see them on sale. It's really worth it for some of the finest seasons of comedy television has ever seen.

#15 of 16 OFFLINE   Lord Dalek

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Posted November 07 2007 - 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by FranklinC
It's a palindrome.
Or a reverse performance of Einstein on the Beach!

#16 of 16 OFFLINE   Eric James

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Posted November 07 2007 - 11:45 AM

Season 5
I'll tell you when I've had enough!!!





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