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View Poll Results: When Did The Simpsons Lose It's Spark/Soul?
Season One 1 1.30%
Season Two 0 0%
Season Three 1 1.30%
Season Four 0 0%
Season Five 1 1.30%
Season Six 1 1.30%
Season Seven 3 3.90%
Season Eight 5 6.49%
Season Nine 11 14.29%
Season Ten 7 9.09%
Season Eleven 5 6.49%
Season Twelve 4 5.19%
Season Thirteen 5 6.49%
Season Fourteen 5 6.49%
Season Fifteen 2 2.60%
Season Sixteen 0 0%
Season Seventeen 0 0%
Season Eighteen 0 0%
Season Nineteen 0 0%
Season Twenty 1 1.30%
Season Twenty-One 0 0%
The Simpsons Is Still Good 25 32.47%
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Old November 17 2009, 01:31 AM   #61
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I love "Star is Burns". "Then get me his non-union Mexican equivilant! ... So listen, Senor Speilburgo..." "Nonsense! Schlinder and I were peas in a pod! We both are rich industrialists, we both made shells for the Nazis... but mine worked, dammit!". Also I think "The Cartridge Family" is the all time funniest episode ever, just every single thing Homer did with his gun.
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Old November 17 2009, 02:01 AM   #62
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It might not be the smartest episode, but Cape Feare has been my favourite since the first time I saw it. There were so many classic scenes from that episode that my brother and I kept on quoting it for weeks.
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Old November 17 2009, 06:31 AM   #63
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I love "Star is Burns". "Then get me his non-union Mexican equivilant! ... So listen, Senor Speilburgo..." "Nonsense! Schlinder and I were peas in a pod! We both are rich industrialists, we both made shells for the Nazis... but mine worked, dammit!". Also I think "The Cartridge Family" is the all time funniest episode ever, just every single thing Homer did with his gun.
Yeah, I love both those episodes.

Homer's obnoxious laughter at Man Getting Hit By Football...and then his taste being vindicated when the George C. Scott remake wins the Oscar.
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Old November 17 2009, 11:17 AM   #64
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Caper Feare and The Cartridge Family are not well-loved either? What the hell!?

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Old November 17 2009, 11:42 AM   #65
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Caper Feare and The Cartridge Family are not well-loved either? What the hell!?

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<WP Agent>For the last time, when I say 'Hello Mr. Thompson' and step on your foot, you say hello. Now, 'Hello Mr. Thompson' <steps on Homer's foot> <silence>
<Homer><whispering> "I think he's talking to you."



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Old November 17 2009, 02:20 PM   #66
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J. Allen wrote: View Post
HappyDayRiot wrote: View Post
Caper Feare and The Cartridge Family are not well-loved either? What the hell!?

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<WP Agent>For the last time, when I say 'Hello Mr. Thompson' and step on your foot, you say hello. Now, 'Hello Mr. Thompson' <steps on Homer's foot> <silence>
<Homer><whispering> "I think he's talking to you."



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Old November 17 2009, 05:50 PM   #67
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I would personally graph the show as peaking at around season 5-6, then hitting a nadir in seasons 10-11, then becoming funny again starting at about season 13-14 with an overall "good" level of quality where it pretty much remains today.

The change to HD has drawn me back into the series for the time being. It's still good, but not as good as it was during it's peak.
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Old November 17 2009, 06:51 PM   #68
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J. Allen wrote: View Post
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Caper Feare and The Cartridge Family are not well-loved either? What the hell!?

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<WP Agent>For the last time, when I say 'Hello Mr. Thompson' and step on your foot, you say hello. Now, 'Hello Mr. Thompson' <steps on Homer's foot> <silence>
<Homer><whispering> "I think he's talking to you."



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Oh lord I'd forgotten that scene. Legendary stuff.
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Old November 17 2009, 07:52 PM   #69
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I think the quality has dipped and risen several times over the past 20 years but it's still funny overall.
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Old November 17 2009, 09:09 PM   #70
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This last episode was actually pretty good. Homer's characterization has gotten back to normal, which is all well and good.
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Old November 17 2009, 09:18 PM   #71
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While we're quoting classic lines

Homer: Hello, my name is Mr. Burns. I believe you have a letter for me.
Teller: OK Mr. Burns, whats your first name?
Homer: I don't know.
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Old November 17 2009, 09:23 PM   #72
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I so miss Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz

Lionel Hutz: Now don't you worry, Mrs. Simpson, I... uh-oh. We've drawn Judge Snyder.
Marge: Is that bad?
Lionel Hutz: Well, he's had it in for me ever since I kinda ran over his dog.
Marge: You did?
Lionel Hutz: Well, replace the word "kinda" with the word "repeatedly," and the word "dog" with "son."
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Old November 17 2009, 09:29 PM   #73
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which reminds of me of:

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Old November 17 2009, 09:47 PM   #74
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Homer: "But what can I do? I'm only," counts the fingers on one hand, "one man."


Krusty: Dressed as a vamprie for I guess for a Halloween episode, "Hey, kids! Tonight I'm going to SUCK!"
Cue card guy flips over to the next card.
"... your blood."


From memory:
Mr. Burns: "Nonsense, dogs are idiots. Think about it: what would you think if I came around scratching myself and sniffing at your crotch?"
Smithers: "Hum ... if you did it, sir?"


COUNTLESS classic lines from "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" (both parts)


Skinner: Stands up, shouting after having an argument with a fellow teacher, "Oh come on, Edna -- you and I both know these children have no future!!!"
Collective worried gasps from all the children in the caferteria, some dropping utensils.
Skinner: "Ah ... prove me wrong, children. Prooove meee wrooon..."


Apu: "Please do not offer my god a peanut."


Mr. Burns, offering Lisa a cellphone after they caught what he was doing with the dogs.
Mr. Burns: "Here's a phone -- call someone who cares."
Lisa dialls 911.
Mr. Burns: "Buh, give me that!"


Lisa: "Ah, dad -- that's his crotch."


Homer: "No TV and no beer make Homer something something..."


Smithers turns his computer on and a pixelated Mr. Burns appears and speaks, while Lisa stands by:
Fake Burns: "Hello, Smithers, you're quite good at turning me on."
Smithers: "Um ... you should probably ignore that."


Homer, running after his Bart and Lisa at a company pick nick, screaming:
Homer: "BE NORMAL! BE NORMAL!"


Homer stands up and the music builds
Homer: "Kids, leave the room..."
They scurry away.
Homer: Sucks in a deep breath, "FU--"
Birds fly away and so forth. Flanders peeps his head out a hosue window.
Flanders: "Dear lord -- that was the loudest profanity I've ever heard!"


Mr. Burns: "Look at me -- I'm Davey Crockett!"

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Old November 17 2009, 10:02 PM   #75
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Homer: "Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand..."
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