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[TV] Is it time for the Simpsons to go?

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Postby cyharding » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:39 pm

I read this article, [url]http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/12/14/simpsons.anniversary.end/index.html[/url] and I was wondering what all of you actually think. Is it time for the Simpsons to leave the TV stage?
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Postby Hexon.Arq » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:46 pm

Five years ago I would have screamed "YES" at the top of my lungs. Now, while the show is nowhere near its peak, it's at least returned to being satisfying entertainment, so I'll say "no".

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Postby NemZ » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:53 pm

It should have died when Futurama first aired. I haven't watched the Simpsons in many, many years.
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Postby konfunoodle » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:55 pm

the simpsons is an entirley new show. same characters, but different humor. i would have to be really stoned and/or drunk to laugh to the new episodes.
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Postby child of Lilith » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:17 am

Over the last to two seasons they’ve made some real progress in getting back to what made the show great in the first place. So I say if they can keep it up, they should stay.

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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:47 am

konfunoodle wrote:the simpsons is an entirley new show. same characters, but different humor. i would have to be really stoned and/or drunk to laugh to the new episodes.


Some of the new episodes this season have actually been pretty good.
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Postby MugwumpHasNoLiver » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:03 am

Sure, The Simpson's has lost it touch, but it's far from horrible. Even if an episode doesn't provoke an actual laugh from me, I can at least think 'Hey, that was actually kind of clever. It's not like the newer episodes of Family Guy that just make wish the show had stayed canceled. That was a decline so rapid, it could twist heads off like a cork-screw.
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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:57 am

The only season of Family Guy I felt wasn't so great was season 7. I've been loving season 8 so far and last Sunday's episode rocked along with the rest of Animation Domination that night. ^_^
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Postby Lucretius » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:13 am

I've found the Simpsons to be unwatachable since at least season 13.

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Postby Guyver Spawn » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:35 pm

I have not seen any eipsodes in over a year or two, but I have been told the newer epsiodes are pretty good. So I can't say for sure, otherwise I will say no.
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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:31 pm

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Well some of the new episodes have been dull but like I said previously a few have been really good and the Christmas episode that aired last Sunday was the first episode in the season 21 production line and so far it's the best one from the 21st season.
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Postby alabaster » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:37 pm

The last Simpsons I watched was the movie and before that I had abandoned it for a many years(I've probably only seen the first 5 or 6 seasons). So, I suppose I really don't care.
At its peak, it was brilliant, though.
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Postby toe mash » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:09 pm

What seasons are generally thought of as the "peak" of the show?

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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:11 pm

toe mash wrote:What seasons are generally thought of as the "peak" of the show?


Seasons three to nine or ten I think.
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Postby Otakon 08 Ikari » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:58 pm

I like the Simpsons, they are a trademark.
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Postby Mongoosedog » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:30 pm

It wouldn't worry me too much, i don't find the new stuff as funny and i don't watch it all that much. Just keep Futurama going
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Postby Lucretius » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:29 pm

The Simpsons would probably find an audience even if it no longer had any jokes at all. The few episodes I've seen from later seasons tend to go something like this:

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Postby THE Hal E. Burton 9000 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:43 am

cyharding wrote:Is it time for the Simpsons to leave the TV stage?
I have said that for 10 years

but as long as it turns a profit for FOX, it will stay on the air, even if IMO it has seen its best days
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Postby BrikHaus » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:07 pm

The Simpsons used to be great. Now it's really just good for a chuckle or two. However, it is far from the worst thing on TV. There are scores of horrid reality shit on other channels, and everything done by Seth McFarland is much worse. Let's talk about canning those programs before getting rid of The Simpsons.
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Postby Hexon.Arq » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:48 pm

BrikHaus wrote:...and everything done by Seth McFarland is much worse. Let's talk about canning those programs before getting rid of The Simpsons.


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