The Simpsons 2/22/04

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  1. MarkHastings

    MarkHastings Executive Producer

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    Ok, so how many of you knew what "octogenarian" was? [​IMG]

    I had to look it up myself..."A person in their 80's"???? Why does this word exist? Does anyone use it?
     
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    No, but the first 15 minutes of that show was the funniest 15 minutes all season! Great simpsons!
     
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    Welcome to...........THE OTHERS!
     
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    I did. Just like I know the definition of septagenarian.
     
  5. Casey Trowbridg

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    I've got to agree about the first 15 minutes or so that was really good.
     
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    I liked the explanation of how Maggie passed the tests. That was reasonable. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, it was like American Idol meets Murder She Wrote [​IMG]
    and what the hell was up with Moe and Barney? *shudder*
     
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    I know now. [​IMG] But when would you ever use those words?

    And this is the 2nd episode where they used Skinner to explain something as he was walking by (like in the episode where he told Lisa to name her new cat Snowball II)

    (To the best of my recolection)
    Lisa: "why do they call them field trips when you don't visit a field"
    Skinner: "Last week we went to a battle field"

    Or when Lisa was contemplating a soccer player and Skinner told her that she already did that.
     
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    Is it anything like 'dodeca-HE-dron?' [​IMG]
     
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    "Shes smart enough to teach at Florida State"

    "go Seminoles!"
     
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    I am one who has thought, in the past year and a half or so, the Simpsons had lost it.

    But, this episode and last week's Millhouse episode are HILARIOUS!! Just classic Simpsons perfection.

    I'm still laughing...
     
  12. Adam Lenhardt

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    Ugh. I hate episodes where they mock previous moments of genuine emotion. 'The Substitute' episode was one of the show's high points. Otherwise the episode was pretty decent, but I those moments really disgust me.
     
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    The past few seasons have really made me sad. The show is a shell of it's former self. *Sigh*. This was my favorite show growing up. Now, I pretty much have stopped watching. The commercials are just plain unfunny, and it looks like the animation has changed. The colors are very bright. Nitpicky? Maybe, but still....
     
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    When you're describing someone who is in their 80s? Seriously, it's not in everyday usage, but it's not an uncommon word.
     
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    The coloring is done on computers now.
     
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    Did anyone notice the differences with the shading on the pillow on Lisas bed during the scene where she was talking to Homer in her room?

    The pillow had a shadow on it. The first time they showed the pillow, the shadow was blended smothly from light to dark (i.e. something the computer would do well), but when they cut to Homer and then back to the pillow, the shadow was now a hard edged gradation (there were 3 variations from light to dark) like you'd see in hand drawn animation.
     
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    When my dad turned 70 earlier this month, I gave a toast at his party, "Well, as of today, it's official, you're no longer a sexagenarian...". [​IMG]

    Rob
     
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    Aye aye. For future reference:

    Nonagenarian = 90s
    Centenarian = 100s

    Assuming the Simpsons stays on for another decade and Grandpa doesn't kick the bucket.
     
  19. MarkHastings

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    Ah yes, but have you ever noticed that Apus' kids are the only simpson characters who have aged over the course of the series? They were babies a few years ago and now they are older than Maggie. [​IMG]
     
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    Actually, it's septuagenarian.

    The speak and spell is what had me gasping for air. Like:

    "I ag-ree with your mo-ther, you are a dis-ap-point-ment to Huh-Oh-Muh-Eh-Er"

    And while sleeping:

    "Zee-Zee-Zee-Zee. Zee-Zee-Zee-Zee."
     

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