The Simpsons 02/02/03 - "worst episode ever"?

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  1. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

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    I almost always oppose the "WEE" claims made, and I almost always find something entertaining or funny about every episode... but last night's episode, "Strong arm of the ma" was just plain terrible. Not even the beginning with Rainier Wolfcastle was funny, and scenes with him have always been funny before.

    The main problem was that there were simply not enough jokes. The storyline was fine and they could have done SOMETHING with it. Instead it just went on and on and on... I was actually wishing for this episode to end, something that has never happened when I've watched an episode for the first time before.

    Oh yeah, actually there were two funny scenes... the first one with Homer on the couch in Wolfcastle's yard ("I'm going!" "we're already there..." "Woohoo!") and the one with Moe setting his bar on fire and realizing he doesn't have insurance. Those made me smile at least.

    The rest... ugh...
     
  2. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

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    Really? I thought it was the best episode I had seen in a long time. The Tetris parody really did it for me, but I also enjoyed the air hockey table thing, Bart's impression of Apu, the church scene, and the possible reference to Platoon at Moe's, when "Adagio for Strings" was played. I haven't seen the movie, I just know that song was used. Marge had her arms up in the air like the guy in the Platoon poster, but she also holding up Lenny...[​IMG]

    Ever since "The Great Louse Detective" when Sideshow Bob did a musical number, I think the Simpsons have been getting better and better. As far as I can remember, everything before that in the current season was just bland.
     
  3. Chuck L

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    Every week it seems like there is a different WEE remark...

    Still like the show, still found it funny and happy that it is one of the few shows that I watch on network television...
     
  4. Greg_Y

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    Missed the 8:00 episode but the 8:30 episode was the Marge breast implant repeat. Not very funny... It's pretty sad when you have to invite Adam West as a guest voice AGAIN.

    Malcolm in the Middle, however, was classic. For me, it's the new Simpsons.
     
  5. Luis S

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    Homer being sore the day after Marge took him was pretty funny I thought [​IMG] Especially when he up and tip toed to the living room [​IMG]

    Luis S
     
  6. Thi Them

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    I'm with Thomas; I thought it was the best episode in a long time, lots of laughs. I loved the Tetris parody, which reminded me of George Costanza doing Frogger.

    ~T
     
  7. Justin1

    Justin1 Stunt Coordinator

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    Yeah, I agree, this was one of the best episodes in a very long time. The thought of Marge practically raping Homer was Hilarious.


    Homer-"Can't we just talk about our feelings?"
     
  8. Timon Russo

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    I also got quite a few laughs, and yes, every week, someone says WEE. Who didn't love that Godfather reference??! Hello?
     
  9. Jeff Kleist

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    As usual, the A plot was 10x funnier than the B plot

    Malcom was one of the greatest episodes in a very long time tho, especially the Peanuts bit [​IMG]
     
  10. Aaron Cooke

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    I'll agree that i thought it was probably the best episode of the season so far. I loved the tetris gag too.
     
  11. Neil M

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    This was a great episode. I thought they were showing a rerun when I saw the Eye on Springfield Intro. That was a pleasant surprise. There were just a lot of laugh out loud moments. The tetris gag and the Godfather reference were hysterical. This show is starting to show signs of life again.
     
  12. Kwang Suh

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    I loved the scene with the cat going up the laundry vent to deliver the lunches.
     
  13. Kevin Alexander

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    MikeS, you've got to be kidding?!?! This was one of the funniest episodes ever. Especially Apu's comment to Marge: "That's the most pungent odor I've ever smelled...and I'm from India".
     
  14. Paul_Medenwaldt

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    I love Otto's remark

    "Who boy what am I smoking, oh yea, Pot"

    Paul
     
  15. Jeff Jacobson

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    I'd rather watch the "worst" Simpsons episode than any episode of a lot of other shows, such as Friends.
     
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    What was the line that the chef on TV said? Something like, "If you don't feel the burn, the oven isn't on"? That cracked me up.

    I liked the first half quite a bit, but it sort of freaked me out when Marge started beating everyone up.
     
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    Ralph after being doused w/ pepper spray by Marge: "Even my buggars are spicy".
     
  18. Thomas H G

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    The WEE comment?


    What's that?
     
  19. David-S

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    Worst Episode Ever
     
  20. MickeS

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    Damn, I'm really out of touch with regular people! [​IMG]

    I really thought this was as lame an episode as they come... but I did forget about the Tetris thing, that was pretty damn funny.

    /Mike
     

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