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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 18 2009, 02:33 PM   #91
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Re: The Simpsons

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Seasons 2-8 are so eminently quotable we could be here for weeks.
We're game if you are.
When the weight of the world has got you down
And you want to end your life,
Bills to pay, a dead-end job,
And problems with the wife.
But don't throw in the tow'l,
'Cuz there's a place right down the block...
Where you can drink your misery away...
At Flaming Moe's.... (Let's all go to Flaming Moe's...)
When liquor in a mug (Let's all go to Flaming Moe's...)
Can warm you like a hug. (Flaming Moe's...)
And happiness is just a Flaming Moe away...
Happiness is just a Flaming Moe away...
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Old November 18 2009, 06:48 PM   #92
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Mr. Burns: "... feel my vest, feel my vest. Won't you pleeease feeel myyy vest!!!"
The Beauty & the Beast homaged music builds and ends.
Mr. Burns: "I really like my vests."
Smithers: "I gathered as much, sir."

Bart: Hiding away with Lisa nearby, "Nah nah, nah. Nah nah, nah. Nah nha--"
Lisa: "Bart, quit it!"
Bart: "Sorry, but you got to admit it's kind of catchy."



Bart and Lisa with other kids at Camp Krusty, watching a video tape of Krust the Clown, who is not there (from vague memory):
Krusty: "Hey kids! Sorry I can't be there, but I am handing off my duties to my good friend--"
Male dub over: "Mr. Black."


Smithers: "Oh, I can't take it anymore! I love you, sir!" (I think he then gave him a quick smooch)
Mr. Burns: "Hot dog. Thanks for making the last moments of my life on Earth awkward."


Willie: "...aaaaaAAAAAAGGHHHH!!! MAKE WAY FOR WILLIE!!!!!"


Bart: "I'm Bart Simpsons. Who the hell are you?"
News Reporter: "Heh, you know little boy -- back in my day we didn't talk to our elders like that."
Bart: "Well, this is my day, sir."
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Old November 18 2009, 06:54 PM   #93
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Re: The Simpsons

The Simpsons stopped being really funny when they stopped using the A plot B plot formula. Usually there was an A plot with the moral baggage, supported by a (usually waaaay funnier) B plot and they weaved in and out of each other.

Examples:

Frank Grimes plot A / Bart owns a factory plot B.
Marge helps out at the church plot A / Homer finds his face on a Japanese soap package plot B.


NuSimpsons for the past 10 years or so usually does one plot in one straight line but it meanders so much if you watched the first third and the last third you would have no idea that the plots were connected. [/rant]. That's what happened to the Simps IMHO. Still watchable, but I miss the distinctive plot threads.
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Old November 18 2009, 08:44 PM   #94
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Season 10's Behind the Laughter has a lot of great bits along those lines: "But was the dream really over? Yes, it was. Or was it?"
"An instant classic... but what you didn't see was the unfunny aftermath..."

Another one of my favourite scenes is in The Secret War of Lisa Simpson:
"Four out of five, Simpson. Impressive. But you missed your last target."
*Bart, innocently* "Did I?"
*Skinner standing next to burnt and smashed husk of car miles away*

The Trouble with Trillions, Girly Edition and Simpson Tide were what made season 9 great for me. It did have some clunkers though, not least Principal and the Pauper.

Homer "A trillion dollar bill? Wooooow. That must be worth a fortune."

And because no one else has posted it yet...

Scorpio!
He'll sting you with his dreams of power and wealth!
Beware of Scorpio!
His twisted twin obsessions are his plot to rule the world
And his employees' health!
He'll welcome you into his lair
Like the nobleman welcomes his guest!
With free dental care and a stock plan that helps you invest!
But beware of his generous pensions
Plus three weeks paid vacation each year!
And on Fridays the lunchroom serves hot dogs and burgers and beers!
He loves German beer!
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Old November 18 2009, 09:14 PM   #95
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I can't believe no one has started this yet...


Marge: "Lisa needs braces."
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Old November 18 2009, 09:18 PM   #96
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Re: The Simpsons

Lenny "Dental plan!"
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Old November 18 2009, 09:19 PM   #97
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I can't believe no one has started this yet...


Marge: "Lisa needs braces."
Lenny: Dental Plan!
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Old November 18 2009, 09:37 PM   #98
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For me, Boy Scoutz 'N the Hood was the absolute peak. Pretty much everything in that episode is funny, especially this "dialogue":

Homer: Hmm...ow, pointy!
Eww, slimy.
Oh, moving!
Ah-ha! Oh, twenty
dollars...I wanted a peanut!
Homer's brain: Twenty dollars can buy many peanuts!
Homer: Explain how.
Homer's brain: Money can be exchanged for good and services.

Homer vs Dignity felt like a turning point. I really don't want to think about that episode too much. The show can still be pretty funny, but it definitely lost something over the years. I like modern Simpsons, but I don't love it.
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Old November 18 2009, 09:47 PM   #99
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For me, Boy Scoutz 'N the Hood was the absolute peak.
"Don't you know the poem? Water water everywhere, so let's all have a drink!"

Guy: We tried to tell you these are unmanned oil rigs.
Krusty: Ah, close the damn thing down, no one's ever going to come.
Homer: (bursts in the door) Give me 700 Krusty Burgers!
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Old November 18 2009, 09:53 PM   #100
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"Hello. I'm Leonard Nimoy. The following tale of alien encounters is true. And by true, I mean false. It's all lies. But they're entertaining lies. And in the end, isn't that the real truth? The answer is...No."
Oh god that was inspired. Who would have thought that the best line in the X-Files episode would go to Spock?

There are many, many great lines in "You Only Move Twice" (Hank Scorpio may just be the best single-time character the Simpsons ever had), but I'll go with this line from Homer, regarding Tom Landry's Hat:

"Only management-type guys with big salaries like me can afford things like that - wait a minute, guys like me? I'm a guy like me!"
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Old November 18 2009, 10:06 PM   #101
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"Homer, what's your least favourite country - France or Italy? Ha! No one ever says Italy!" *arms missile*

"If you wouldn't mind killing someone on the way out, that'd help me a lot."

"Homer, would you mind putting my coat on the wall?"
"Sure" *looks around circular glass room confused*
"Relax Homer! We don't believe in walls here in Globex! As a matter of fact, I didn't even give you my coat!"
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Old November 18 2009, 10:27 PM   #102
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I was in line today buying some groceries and I started busting out laughing. People looked at me funny, but I didn't care. I was thinking of this scene from Grade School Confidential:

Maude: "Just a minute, Edna. I don't think we're talking about love here. We're talking about S-E-X in front of the C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N."
Krusty: "Sex Cauldron?! I thought they closed that place down!"

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Old November 18 2009, 11:20 PM   #103
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Old November 18 2009, 11:31 PM   #104
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Mr. Burns (addressing grade school class): I'll keep this short and sweet. Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business. When opportunity knocks, you don't want to be sitting in some phoney-baloney church (pauses for emphasis) or synagogue. Any questions?
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Old November 18 2009, 11:45 PM   #105
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When Lisa becomes a Buddhist, now that was absolutely hilarious.
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