The Simpsons

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Coloratura, Nov 14, 2009.

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When Did The Simpsons Lose It's Spark/Soul?

  1. Season One

    1.3%
  2. Season Two

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Season Three

    1.3%
  4. Season Four

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  5. Season Five

    1.3%
  6. Season Six

    1.3%
  7. Season Seven

    3.9%
  8. Season Eight

    6.5%
  9. Season Nine

    14.3%
  10. Season Ten

    9.1%
  11. Season Eleven

    6.5%
  12. Season Twelve

    5.2%
  13. Season Thirteen

    6.5%
  14. Season Fourteen

    6.5%
  15. Season Fifteen

    2.6%
  16. Season Sixteen

    0 vote(s)
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  17. Season Seventeen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Season Eighteen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Season Nineteen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Season Twenty

    1.3%
  21. Season Twenty-One

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. The Simpsons Is Still Good

    32.5%
  1. Mr Light

    Mr Light Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  2. TheGodBen

    TheGodBen Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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.
     
  3. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

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    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.:lol:
     
  4. HappyDayRiot

    HappyDayRiot Commodore Commodore

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    Caper Feare and The Cartridge Family are not well-loved either? What the hell!?

    The Thompsoooooooooooons
     
  5. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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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."

    :lol:

    J.
     
  6. Garm Bel Iblis

    Garm Bel Iblis Commodore

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    BEST.LINE.EVER.
     
  7. LitmusDragon

    LitmusDragon Commodore Commodore

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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.
     
  8. cultcross

    cultcross The truth is precisely the opposite Moderator

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    :guffaw::guffaw: Oh lord I'd forgotten that scene. Legendary stuff.
     
  9. Teelie

    Teelie Vice Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  10. Thespeckledkiwi

    Thespeckledkiwi Vice Admiral

    This last episode was actually pretty good. Homer's characterization has gotten back to normal, which is all well and good.
     
  11. LitmusDragon

    LitmusDragon Commodore Commodore

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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.
     
  12. Thespeckledkiwi

    Thespeckledkiwi Vice Admiral

    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."
     
  13. Garm Bel Iblis

    Garm Bel Iblis Commodore

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    which reminds of me of:

    Eh, it's part of my public service...
    for my glug-glug,
    vroom-vroom, thump-thump.
     
  14. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    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!"

    :D
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2009
  15. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    Homer: "Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand..."
     
  16. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

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    "Must. kill. Moe. Weee! Must. kill. Moe. Weee!"
     
  17. cultcross

    cultcross The truth is precisely the opposite Moderator

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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."
     
  18. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    (and from another classic episode)
    "And let me say: May the Force be with you!"
    "Do you even know who I am?"
    "I think I do. Weren't you one of the Little Rascals?"
     
  19. HappyDayRiot

    HappyDayRiot Commodore Commodore

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    ^ Monoraiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil! Monoraiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil! The Monorail song and the Stonecutters anthem. Classic songs.

    Seasons 2-8 are so eminently quotable we could be here for weeks.
     
  20. Deranged Nasat

    Deranged Nasat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Possibly my sister and I's favourite moment of the series :lol: