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#1 of 43 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted July 01 2010 - 06:52 AM

Very strange, I actually have to START a Simpson's thread?


Nevermind.


OK, love the show, blah, blah, blah. I just never watch it anymore.


On a whim taped Sunday nights episode and upon viewing it, I get a voiceover describing the action.


Was that a gag or did I somehow trigger some alternate soundtrack for the vision impaired?


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#2 of 43 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted July 01 2010 - 07:56 AM


Originally Posted by Henry Gale 

Very strange, I actually have to START a Simpson's thread?



Not really. Using the much-maligned, but actually quite workable, search function, I quickly pulled up the following thread about season 20, which should be what's currently in reruns:


http://www.hometheat...20-new-hd-intro


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#3 of 43 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted July 01 2010 - 08:35 AM

Originally Posted by Henry Gale 

Was that a gag or did I somehow trigger some alternate soundtrack for the vision impaired?



If it was for the whole episode, it must have been some kind of glitch. I find most of the current episodes of the show to be pretty forgettable but I'd remember a joke that strange.



#4 of 43 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted July 01 2010 - 09:53 AM



Originally Posted by Michael Reuben 



Not really. Using the much-maligned, but actually quite workable, search function,


Thanks Michael,

Can't imagine that it was beyond even my few skills, since it's "quite workable".


My mistake was probably going to the search link and then moving on to "advance search" since I would want to find "Simpsons" in the title of a thread.
When that failed I tried it with and without an apostrophe. Then I used a capital "S".

After that I gave up on TV and just went for the whole Forum.

Still nothing.

Then I gave up on "Titles" and searched for posts, which DID get results so at least I knew that there actually had been a "The Simpsons" at some time.


I then reasoned that a new post had not been made in the last, (oh, what is the cutoff length for archives, 2 months?)

3 months and that I would just face certain humiliation and start a thread.


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#5 of 43 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted July 01 2010 - 10:02 AM

Henry, you used to claim you couldn't find things on the old site too.


Advanced search.

Seach term: simpsons (no capitals, no apostrophe).

Select "Titles only".

Narrow results: leave "Entire site" selected.

Narrow search options: TV and HDTV Programming.

Sort results by: Update/Posting Date in Descending Order.


The thread I gave you is the second result.



(oh, what is the cutoff length for archives, 2 months?)


There's neither a "cutoff length" nor an "archive".


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#6 of 43 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted July 01 2010 - 02:43 PM



Originally Posted by Michael Reuben 

Henry, you used to claim you couldn't find things on the old site too.


That claim was registered in Whitehorse but I lost my papers when the whole camp burnt up!



I did limit my search to the last six months, perhaps a mistake now that I've learned the show is in reruns.


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Posted August 18 2010 - 12:05 AM

I have order S13 of the Simpsons and it comes out next week. S13 is about when i stopped watching the simpsons, so, i am very happy with this set coming out. I like the trips to Canada and Brazil. It is doubtful that i will buy the simpsons after S13, because in my opinion the show has gone down hill after S13.



#8 of 43 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted August 18 2010 - 02:21 PM

 

 

 

younger,

Admittedly I am historically, recently, and chronically too stupid for HTF, but, you may have better luck at:

 

 

TV on DVD and Blu-ray: Shows and TV Movies

 

This thread should, technically, not even exist.

 

It only serves to remind us that, well, not everyone with a computer is skilled.


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Posted August 21 2010 - 04:54 AM

I am looking forward to S13 of the Simpsons. I like S13, because the show goes to Canada and Brazil. I think this is the season that i stopped watching the simpsons.



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Posted August 23 2010 - 12:51 AM

i think season 13 also has angry dad. to me one of the best episodes ever.



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Posted February 27 2011 - 01:55 PM



Originally Posted by Shane D 

i think season 13 also has angry dad. to me one of the best episodes ever.



Now Season 22 has Angry Dad :)


I'm an intermittent viewer, but I enjoy the newer episodes when I've got 30 minutes to spare. But this latest one...the Ricky Gervais gag was so tedious, I fast-forwarded to get to the end of it. Wow. Simpsons has long liked to push the length of a joke, take a beat longer than funny to get to absurdity. But this became (unfunny) self-parody.



Loved the spoof animation shorts. The take on Wallace and Gromit was quite good. And "Condiments" by Mixar was brilliant! (And much better than the oddly dull "Angry Dad" short).


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Posted February 28 2011 - 12:27 AM

There was no new episode last night, right?


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Posted February 28 2011 - 05:25 AM

^ No, there's new episodes on March 6 and 13 though.



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Posted April 03 2011 - 05:15 AM

First of all I'm going to say The Simpsons is still funny. Right, that out of the way. I hadn't watched many new episodes of The Simpsons in the past few years, because Sky 1 had been moving it round the schedules. They premiered new episodes in the UK, before BBC2 did. But then Channel 4 bought the terrestrial TV rights to The Simpsons. And so now, Sky 1 premiere new episodes before they get shown on terrestrial on Channel 4. New episodes always used to be shown on Sunday evenings at 6.30 pm, before being moved round the schedules. And so I lost interest in keeping up with when new episodes were being shown.


Fast forward to the last few months. Sky 1 had been showing new episodes in a new stable time-slot of Thursday evenings/nights around 7.30 pm - 8 pm. But then it changed again. Sky 1 started a new Friday night comedy block a few weeks ago, with new Season 22 episodes of The Simpsons premiering at 8 pm.


The majority of the Season 22 episodes I've seen have been some of the best episodes I've seen. In particular, "The Blue and the Grey" was a joy to watch. Very funny. I didn't think "Angry Dad: The Movie" was as good as they hyped it up though.


I'm finding The Simpsons is still funny and is very imaginative at times. The Christmas episode from late last year had a great non-couch gag with the Advent calendar, and I loved the Muppets homage (not including Katy Perry, who I find annoying).


This coming Friday the new episode will be "The Scorpion's Tale".



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Posted September 02 2011 - 11:04 AM

Is there any info yet for this season's Simpsons Halloween special Treehouse of Horror XXII?



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Posted October 23 2011 - 04:37 AM

Checked TVRage.com's page for Treehouse of Horror XXII, and based on the synopsis for each story I'd say Dial D for Diddly (which from the title means it will be a Ned Flanders story) is going to be the best segment. Still waiting to see the last two episodes from last season, "500 Keys" and "The Ned-Liest Catch".



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Posted October 30 2011 - 12:30 PM

The penultimate episode of last season, "500 Keys", was easily one of the best episodes (and I don't mean that in the way that the quality been below-par. Rather the opposite. Apart from up to a handful of disappointing episodes, the stories and jokes have been pretty good). Lisa found a secret classroom in Springfield Elementary, with a mystery which imvolved a schoolbus with the number 23 on it (this reminded me of the film Trick or Treat). The explanation was very satisfactory.



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Posted October 30 2011 - 02:22 PM

Checked TVRage.com's page for Treehouse of Horror XXII, and based on the synopsis for each story I'd say Dial D for Diddly (which from the title means it will be a Ned Flanders story) is going to be the best segment.

Your guess was accurate. Good episode but the Flanders segment was the funniest.

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Posted October 31 2011 - 03:56 AM



Originally Posted by TravisR 


Your guess was accurate. Good episode but the Flanders segment was the funniest.



This episode should premiere sometime in November, as the 23rd season begins on Sky 1 (in the UK) on Sunday 13th November ("The Ned-Liest Catch" premieres next Sunday).



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Posted November 01 2011 - 10:59 AM

I want to chime in and say that the latest Treehouse of Horror was hideous. I have not watch many of the newer Simpsons the past few years, but I always looked forward to the Halloween special. This year was just terrrrible. I feel bad for the voice actors having to read aloud that crap. Not one laugh in the whole show...and this is from a guy that used to just LOVE the show. Sad. :(
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