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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 December 1 2009, 11:09 PM   #151
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It was from Season Six's "A Star Is Burns", where Springfield held a film festival. Homer, who is one of the panel judges for the film festival, says this after watching Barney's production of "Pukahontas" where Barney depicts the sad details regarding the life of a man enslaved by alcohol. Right after the movie, he starts tearing up and looking sad and that's where your quote comes in. That's also the episode that has the crossover with The Critic. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, I'm going off of memory (and if I'm right, then Jesus Christ what have I done with my life? ).
You're dead right. As I affirmed, a very funny episode -where else does Lost Weekend compete with Ben Hur only to become deadlocked by America's Funniest Home Videos? Genius comedy!
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Old December 2 2009, 12:56 AM   #152
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Best quote ever:

Billy Corgan: Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins
Homer Simpson: Homer Simpson, smiling politely

From that same episode.
Grandpa Simpson: " I used to be with it and then they changed what it was and I wasn't it."
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Old December 2 2009, 07:52 PM   #153
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I don't think The Simpsons has "lost its spark and soul"...it's been on 20 seasons and is still funny. I can't think of a single series that has gone on for over a decade and was still enjoyable or interesting other than The Simpsons.
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Old December 2 2009, 08:07 PM   #154
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^ Doctor Who? Mash? Cheers? Frasier?
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Old December 2 2009, 08:08 PM   #155
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I'll take a mediocre Simpsons episode over just about anything else that's passing itself off for comedy on TV these days.
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Old December 2 2009, 08:43 PM   #156
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^ Doctor Who? Mash? Cheers? Frasier?

Dr. Who...yes. I don't think those others were on for over a decade...maybe Mash...but not by much.
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Old December 2 2009, 08:48 PM   #157
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^ Doctor Who? Mash? Cheers? Frasier?

Dr. Who...yes. I don't think those others were on for over a decade...maybe Mash...but not by much.
Plus it's Sideshow Bob that gave those other 2 shows any value in the first place...
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Old December 2 2009, 09:02 PM   #158
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^ Doctor Who? Mash? Cheers? Frasier?

Dr. Who...yes. I don't think those others were on for over a decade...maybe Mash...but not by much.
Mash, Cheers, Dr. Who and Frasier all went over a decade in first run.

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Old December 3 2009, 06:17 AM   #159
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I'll take a mediocre Simpsons episode over just about anything else that's passing itself off for comedy on TV these days.
I feel the same way about Star Trek. As much as the latter half of VOYAGER, and pretty much all of ENTERPRISE annoyed me, I'd still rather watch those than anything else on TV now.
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Old December 3 2009, 06:19 AM   #160
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^ Doctor Who? Mash? Cheers? Frasier?

Dr. Who...yes. I don't think those others were on for over a decade...maybe Mash...but not by much.
MASH, Cheers, and Fraiser all ran 11 years each, so you're both right and wrong.
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