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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike St.Louis, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. Mike St.Louis

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    I hate to say it - but I think the show is really going down hill. It used to be very smart but lately it has just been strange.
    I first started to notice it last year. And tonight's episode was VERY WEIRD.
    Weird for the sake of being weird is not the Simpson's style.
    Maybe Matt Groening is spending too much time over at Futurama?
    It was a good ride while it lasted and the Simpson's has given me many, many laughs over the years.
    [Edited last by Mike St.Louis on November 18, 2001 at 10:48 PM]
     
  2. Brian Lawrence

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    Simpsons has been pretty bad for the last few years, They usually sneak in just enough good episodes to keep me watching, But I no longer look forward to the show. It's to bad as I thought last weeks episode was great and was hoping maybe it would be a sign of things to come this year.
    Tonights episode is easily one of the 5 worst I have ever seen [​IMG]
     
  3. Ryan Peter

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    If it sucks, stop watching. It's as simple as that.
    I thought this week's episode was head and tails better than last week's.
    Gotta love Internet ranting [​IMG]
     
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    I agree this episode was definitly lacking, and the downward trend has easily been visible these past few years. I mean, what was the point of REM in the episode at all? They had what like, 2 lines (besides the song)? The gratuitous celebrity apperances like tonights episode are nothing but annoying. I keep hoping one day we'll get a rebound in quality, but I think the show has just run its course. Time to let go. [​IMG]
    I'll take Malcom in The Middle over the current Simpsons anyday. (But even tonights Malcom was a little un-funny)
    JQ
     
  5. MikeH1

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    I completely agree that the Simpson's has gone downhill the last few years. The witty jokes just are not there anymore. Sometimes, I find myself rolling my eyes at their feeble attempts at comedy. Years ago I would fall off the couch laughing so hard, now I end up watching sports highlights on another channel when its on.
     
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  7. Mitty

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    The only real surprise to me is that we didn't have one of these threads for the season premiere and the Halloween episode. It seemed like there was a thread similar to this after every other new episode last season.

    I'll say it again: even a "bad" Simpsons episode is superior to absolutely anything else on the idiot box.
     
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    I still stand by my favorite show and I agree wholeheartedly with Mitty. I'll take the "Worst Episode Ever" over anything else that television has to offer. Hands down. Every time. Without a second thought. At least it hasn't degenerated to what X-Files has... I started watching Simpsons on the Tracy Ullman show, and remember watching the premiere when it premiered proper. There are always cycles and the good still far outweighs the bad in my opinion...
     
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    The "it's still better than the other crap" argument holds zero water. Why watch anything, if the only choices are crappy and slightly-less-crappy? There are other things you can do with your time. Personally, I usually go play computer games in between King of the Hill and the X-Files.
     
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  11. Mitty

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    Steve, you did notice that I put "bad" in quotes, right? [​IMG]
    I am personally of the opinion that The Simpsons is still a good, even great, show. If it suffers at all, it's only in comparison to itself.
     
  12. Mike St.Louis

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    Michael,
    Please don't get me started about the X-Files! I'll join you over in the appropriate thread. [​IMG]
    I missed the premiere last week but I did catch the Halloween episode - which was lame.
    Did Barney quit drinking in last weeks episode??
    A bad Simpsons episode is most definitely better than most anything on TV. But a bad episode is still, you know, bad.
    Mitty, I couldn't agree more with your last comment. Well put.
     
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    Agreed with Mitty. Simpsons is only bad in comparison to itself which was once so great. I'll take Simpsons over anything on tv (but I still turn over to TSN to watch the sunday nighter during thhe commercials!)
     
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    Mike, didn't you see the helicopter episode with Barney? they saved Bart and Lisa from the forest fire? Apparently they did forget that it was Moe himself that was feeding Barney's coffee habit in the end.
     
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    So far this season, The Simpsons have been 0 for 3. The episodes are getting unfunny, lame, and just plain dull. I'm praying the season starts to change quickly or it's time to end the show for good.
     
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    They really need to come up with new ideas. The episodes they run here at 6 and 7 are reruns, and all of them are great. At least I have 10 chances to see a good episode each week.

    The writing has been spiraling more since last season, but these last few episodes have just been bad. Malcolm in the Middle on the other hand has been hilarious.
     
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    The last epsidoe just struck me as very, very odd. What the heck was the point of the "Bart digging" flashback? Just to kill 5 minutes? I still found the show entertaining (any episode with Moe is a good one) but just "misaligned."
     
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