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Which episode made you quit the Simpsons? For me, it was Barting Over.

>In this episode, Bart discovers that he used to be a child star in commercials—and that Homer blew all the money he earned. In retaliation, Bart petitions the court to be legally emancipated and move out of the house.

I hadn't really been avidly watching the show for awhile, and just had it on as background noise. But after this one? I finally just stopped turning the show on.
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The one with Jonah Hill. They made it so Skinner was a super cool principal until Jonah Hill pranked him really hard and made him an asshole. It makes no fucking sense.
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And then I check Wikipedia to get a plot summary and the title of Barting Over and discover that it was written by Andrew Kreisberg, the next writer on Green Arrow.
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>>63835638
You made it way deeper than I did
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>>63835638
That episode actually was the one that drove me away as well.

That, and Homer air matrix skateboard battling tony hawk.

That was terrible.
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I didn't reag quit over any particular ep.
it was more of a drifting away around 2001-2 as I found my self doing other things when it was on.
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I think it was Bart meeting 50 Cent. That's the last episode I remember seeing before the internet piracy one a few months ago.
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This.

Haven't watched a new episode or syndicated rerun ever since
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>>63835694
That was an episode? I don't recall that one.
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I used to watch the fox Sunday lineup throughout HS even though the Simpsons were deep into being shit just because nothing else was on. Then I left for the Marines and didn't have access to it and just never felt the desire to go back and I've been a civilian again almost five years
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>>63835841

That's the really sad thing about how awful the Simpsons has gotten. I don't even really watch reruns anymore. Most of the other shows that I've loved, or currently love, I'll watch reruns for if I have nothing better to do at the time. Not with the Simpsons, though. For some reason, I just never really have the desire.
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>>63835852
Apologies for the shit run on sentence. I'm tired
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too lazy to look at a req, but which season is regarded as the best? The only one I remember watching as a kid was the one that had the first Treehouse of Horrors.
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>>63835890
I find that I just can't find reruns of anything before it got terrible.
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>>63835638
>>63835787

I... liked that episode. I haven't watched The Simpsons regularly for quite a while, though. I also liked Ned getting married to Edna, the episode where the Asian girl kisses Bart, and I didn't hate the Lady Gaga episode. Those are about the only recent episodes I've seen.

What episode would you say is the absolute worst of the worst of modern Simpsons?
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>>63835787
This I think was the point where I dropped simpsons forever.

Wasn't there a episode that homer fought a biker with a motorcycle. I recall a prolonged motorcycle sword fight.
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>>63835904

There's a lot of claims to the throne. My personal favorite is the first one with Unky Herb. The second one with Unky Herb is wonderful, too.
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>>63835967
A biker gang kidnaps Marge, yes.
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I don't remember, and I'd like to keep it that way.
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>>63835930

>What episode would you say is the absolute worst of the worst of modern Simpsons?

Saddlesore Galactica

>In the episode, the Simpson family rescues a diving horse named Duncan from the abuse of his owner and keeps him as a pet. When the cost of keeping Duncan rises, Homer and Bart train him to be a racehorse. Duncan wins several races and, as a result, Homer is threatened with death by a group of jockeys. Meanwhile, Lisa is upset over her school unfairly losing the musical band competition at a state fair and writes a letter to U.S. President Bill Clinton in protest.
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>>63835843
Awful episode(like that needed to be added).
Bart pranks Skinner or some shit, then he learns he's not the best prankster to ever go to school.
Cue him meeting Jonah Hill.
They become friends.
Bart eventually realizes he's a loser afraid of growing up.
He gets him a job at Krusty's show doing something.
Bart thinks he's going to sabotage himself by pranking Krusty.
He actually becomes a writer or some gay shit.
It's awful.
>>63835638
Isn't Blink 182 their actual name? Where's the joke? Is the Joke Barts a smug fuck who hastily corrected the band's typo?
I just......I've become so bitter.
>>63835787
Me too, that was where I realized it. That exact scene. That's when my childhood died and I realized the Simpsons could be and was shit.
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>>63835924

Really? One of the local stations where I live plays the Simpsons every weeknight and they play everything from Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire to the 2010s.
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>>63836040

It doesn't mention that horse jockeys are actually elves that live in a magical tree. And there's a musical number.
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>>63836113
I only have basic cable, so my options are limited.
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>>63836040
It always seems like half the episodes that /co/ hates would be better if they were simply not The Simpsons. Like, I don't remember the Lisa subplot for this one, but I don't remember being too offended by this episode.
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>>63836159
It's basically Lisa complaining about being cheated out of winning some music competition because the winners seemingly only won because they used glowsticks to make the American flag while using the same tired routine from before whereas she actually tried something new. In the end Clinton shows up and awards them the winner because he agrees. And the moral is so long as they complain they'll eventually get what they want. Marge says that's a crummy lesson. Clinton says he's a crummy president.
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>>63836159
I forgot those two plots were in the same episode. The jockey elves are pretty fucking surreal.

>What can i say i'm a terrible president.
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>>63836040
>>63836142
It's what happens before and after the horse storyline, that bit about Lisa's high school band competition where they lost because a rival school pulled out sparklers at the end of their set and one the contest, all of the jokes at the beginning and end of the episode failed miserably. It was so bad that I wouldn't be surprised if most of you only remembered the horse racing storyline.
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>>63836263
Ohh yea.

>>63836275
Same.
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>>63836280
>>63836263

Holy shit. I only remembered any of that when you mentioned it. It was like the only parts of the episode that I remember were the jockey bits.
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I literally don't remember. I haven't watched a new episode of the Simpsons in over 10 years.
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>>63835736
He also writes for CW's Arrow if that makes you feel any worse.
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>>63836275

I still find the episode hilarious. I don't even care that it's all one giant non-sequitur unrealistic plot. It was -funny-
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Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment (1991)

Stopped watching after that. Horrible episode.
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I've been watching The Simpsons for a few months now, I started with the Tracey Ullman shorts and I'm on Season 9 now. I was gonna watch up to the point where they started to get terrible, and I'm thinking of stopping at 10 cause I really don't wanna watch all 25 seasons or episodes all about guest stars. What's a good stopping point? I've never really watched the series that well before.
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>>63836625
I think around Season 10 is a good time to stop.
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>>63836683
Alright, thanks.
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>>63836683

I'd say season eleven. There are still good episodes in that one.
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>>63835638
The one with the Racemixing
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I stopped watching after that episode where Krusty hires Natale Portman to do girl segments on his show,

>The best is yet to come.

Fuck you
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On average, how many celebrity guest stars do they have per season these days.
Because it seems like every fucking week it's another.
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>>63836625
There's an argument to be made for Homer's Enemy, but I think the 4 eps after it are worth watching. The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson is I think the tipping point of the Simpsons, so the first episode of season 9 is the last truly great episode. As you progress into season 10 you'll notice fewer and fewer good episodes as well. At about season 12 they stop all together.
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That one episode where Homer and some others went to Rock camp or something. It was poorly written full of special guests who were all making fools of themselves. I mean seriously, compare that to Homerpalooza.

>>63835841
Yeah, that was pretty terrible, too.
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I don't know when I dropped off, but I will never forget the first episode I didn't laugh at. The Last Temptation of Krust.

Overloaded with celebrity guests, virtually no Simpsons humour, and a feeling of emptiness hit me.

To quote Deus Ex: This isn't the end of the Simpsons, but you can see it from here
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>>63835638
That time that Mr. Burns and Homer went to Loch Ness to find the Loch Ness Monster. Then they found him. Then the monster worked in Mr.Burns casino, then the episode just sort of ends.
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>>63836057
>He actually becomes a writer.

He becomes a writer for the Simpsons?
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>>63836625
Season 9 is a perfect time to stop. You've already started seeing the drop in quality with things like The Old Man and the Lisa and the one where Homer climbs the mountain.

A better use of your time would be to watch the earlier seasons again.
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>>63836625
Keep going until you get to an episode that you really, really despise. Then stop there.
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>>63839725
damn you all keep going back and back, there were so many episodes i forgot were really bad, the one i recall (by memory no fucking idea of the title) is that one were Homer spent all the saved money in a RV or something, it was a chapter going nowhere starting nowhere, just random stuff happening
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I think the one that kind of tipped me off was the one where they do a documentary on Homer being rich, and we find out at the end that he's just squatting in Mr. Burns summer home.
The thing that struck me is that it felt… to quiet. Like, when characters talked the lines not only fell flat, it was like they were sucked away. There was no ambience to it. They just laid out the jokes, it felt like there was no progression.
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>>63839827
Although if you feel like continuing season 11 is the last season that has decent episodes season 12 is where it become irredeemable.
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Bleeding Gums is and will always be the worst episode in the franchise. If you got past that, you're here forever.
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>>63839955
>go to Wikipedia
>Go to Simpsons episodes
>go to season 12
>click on an ep
>scroll down to the Reception line
>Mixed reviews
>Mixed reviews
>Generally negative reviews
>Mixed reviews
>Mixed reviews
>Mixed reviews
>Generally positive reviews
>Mixed reviews
>Mixed reviews

Oh my god, this is like watching my childhood die.
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The one where they brought back Frank Grimes.
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>>63836113
They do the same thing where I live but for some god awful reason they're more likely to air post 2007 episodes. I figure it has something to do with the HD switch.
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>>63840147
So how long do you think until the inevitable happens and they redo the old seasons in HD so they match the new seasons.
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>>63840115
You mean Frank Grimes Jr
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>>63840187
Fuck you.
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>>63840187
God I hope he means Frank Grimes Jr.
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>>63840162
Well, there was an episode of Homer wetting the bed and the family goes into his dreams like in Inception. Anyways one of the kids' dream (Bart iirc) was in done in the style of the early seasons. It looked off to me.
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>>63840162
>>63840340
So to answer your question, not far off.
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>>63840202
I did like the part where Lisa claims she solved the mystery and she thought it was Bumblebee Man.
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I dunno, it was a gradual thing.
I think the last episode I saw was the one where Fat Tony died, his fit cousin came to town, got fat, and from then on was known as Fat Tony.
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Honesty I can't even remember anymore. The only way I watch the Simpsons anymore if I check if it's season 1-9 first.
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>>63840507
It was principe pauper 2.0
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>>63840656
I thought the Snowball II episode was Principal/Pauper 2.0.
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The celebrity influx was one nail in the coffin, but I wonder if there was a real solid killing blow
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>>63840854
That episode was bad, but it's such bullshit when people put the fucking cat "dying" on the level of the Armin Tamzarian thing. Literally no one gave a shit about Snowball until that episode (male or female? who the fuck knows), and it seems like people are just trying to find even more reasons to hate the show when they make claims like that (like there aren't enough actual legitimate reasons already).

If it was the dog that'd be another story, but, well... it wasn't.
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>>63841051
The problem isn't that it was Skinner or Snowball or Fat Tony.
The problem is that ha-ha, status quo joke guys, isn't this hilarious?

No, actually, it wasn't. That's the problem. That kind of thing can work once if done well (and the Skinner shit wasn't, if you're wondering). But not three goddamn times. Even the first time it shows formula fatigue and writers that try to pass self-referential comments on the show's status as comedy.
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>>63841051
It goes without saying that the Fat Tony episode was worse, but the Snowball episode had them even referencing the Principal and the Pauper episode. They did know what they were going for there.
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Sadly, The 500th episode. I was giving the Simpsons a second chance for the hundreth time and this episode came out. I sat there watching it, it didn't make me laugh, it didn't make me smile, and at the end of the pointless mess the writers stuck in some neeneer neener which basically amounted to

>We know this episode is shit and that you guys are going to complain, so we'll make some pass at our fans being crazy nerds like Comic Book Guy to cover our asses.
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>>63841573
Now that I think of it I wonder, did reading the crazy fan posts back in the 90's just made them stop caring and use it as an excuse to deflect criticisms?
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Based on imdb ratings, each different color is a season.
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>>63841720
Link to the source itself:
http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/tt0096697
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>>63841651
because I think like the vast majority of people thought the show was great then (it was getting complaints as far back as season 1 and 2 for not being like the shorts), they ignored it because those criticisms at the time were as close as you can get to objectively wrong. later there were actually legitimate points, but again, the show was still good enough that treating them like a joke didn't matter.

the problem is that now they still believe that everyone who casually bitches about a show on the internet is some sperg on usenet (or harry shearer) instead of the norm nowadays, and continue thinking they're amazing. despite what a lot of people say about current simpsons writers having grown up on the old show or some shit, pretty much all of them are middle-aged or older and extremely out of touch.
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>>63841573

They've been pulling that shit since at least Season 12, and it chapped my ass back then, too. Who do they really think likes being told, "We know this is shit, but what the fuck are you going to do about it?"
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Bart VS Lisa VS The Third Grade. Up until that point, even though I could recognize that it had none of it's former greatness, I could at least get a single laugh out of the episodes. That was the first episode I couldn't, and the last episode I watched as it aired. There may have been a few funny eps since then, the only one I can really think of that made me laugh was Lost Verizons.
Seasons 2-8 was the golden era as far as I'm concerned.
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That fucking episode where Lisa had a restraining order on Bart and started stabbing him with a screwdriver-tipped pole to make sure he kept his distance. And she starts using it to make his life hell, and nobody really gives a shit even when Bart is stuck living outside and gets nerve damage in his arm. Marge gives the most half-assed attempt to get Lisa to stop being a cunt, but since Lisa is the pet character she's pretty much in the right because of reasons.
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>>63841820
Dear god, the monster who wrote that also wrote one of my favorites, Skinner's Sense of Snow.

"Quick Nibbles, chew through my ball sack!"
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>>63841946
I thought that episode was fairly decent, especially 'The Christmas That Almost Wasn't... But then Was.'
But it did add several dozen notches to Skinner's pussification.
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>>63842037
>Skinner's pussification.

They keep increasing that a lot.
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>>63839725
Funnily enough that episode's actually old enough that I remember watching it on TV. Sometimes I forget that some of the truly shit episodes were already airing before I stopped watching.
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>>63842116
Remember when he beat the shit out of the Disney lawyers with zero effort?
Hard to believe that was the same character.
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>>63841746
>implying you're not harry shearer

Hey Sheepbarber if you don't stop bad mouthing us this >>63842116 will be the least we'll do to your characters.
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>>63842250
Shit you just brought up something I never thought of. How have Shearer's characters been portrayed over the course the decline? Obviously Skinner got more pussified, and Ned Flanders got Flanderized.
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>>63842328
I think Burns got it the worse. Remember when he was an actual villain? Like, 20 years ago?
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>>63842328
Well Mister Burns went from a shrewd black-hearted villain to a doddering old man and the shows regular target for right-wing jokes. Smithers went from a smarmy yes-man to being gay for gay.

Reverend Lovejoy had a book-burning joke at one point.
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>>63842352
>Reverend Lovejoy had a book-burning joke at one point.

That from the guy who went "Have you ever really read this thing? Technically, we're not allowed to go to the bathroom.
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>>63839870
Actually, that's an episode from the first season. Though yeah, it was pretty bad, in my opinion.
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>>63842454
No, they did another episode with Homer buying an rv, he hosts a bunch of other people with rvs in his backyard and his marriage with Marge becomes strained.
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>>63842506
Oh yeeeeeah, I remember that one. I honestly can't remember how that one ends, I'm guessing it involves Homer entirely bending over backwards.
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What season did Tony Hawk guest star?
I probably stopped watching after that.
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>>63842506
IT ANGERS and so on.
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The one where Lisa puts a restraining order on Bart and keeps torturing him with a screwdriver on a stick.
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>>63841834
>>63842580
'On a Clear Day I Can't See my Sister.' It was pretty fucking garbage.
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>>63839476

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6miaTf1gF4g
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>>63839605

>The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson

That definitely is one of the best episodes, but for me the peak remains both episodes of Who shot Mister Burns. So many good gags and references.
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>>63841573

> I sat there watching it, it didn't make me laugh, it didn't make me smile, and at the end of the pointless mess the writers stuck in some neeneer neener which basically amounted to

>We know this episode is shit

I feel the same if I accidently watch some new episodes. Or any Family guy episodes, ever.
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>>63835638
>tfw age 18
>all these hated Simpsons episodes were favorites of mine as a kid
>still like them now
>no regrets
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>making a Departed parody two years after Departed is released
>they just keep playing "I'm shipping up to Boston" over and over again even though it was only used one time in the movie
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>>63842410

Best Lovejoy scene for me:

>Lovejoy pouring gasoline on the church floor
>sighs
>>oh, I never thought I'd have to do this again
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>>63835841
>>63839677
>not liking Sadgasm
>all the shit taste
bros, you underage faggots
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>>63842748
Ya know, trolling isn't as simple a matter as you think.

JUST ASK THIS SCIENTICIAN!
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Simpson Safari was the episode that pretty much killed it for me. I think I've only watched a handful of episodes since then.
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I dropped it in grade 8, in 2005

I marathoned a few seasons in 2010, haven't cared when i moved home I got a DVR and i've been savind episodes, tried watching a couple, some aren't totally bad, but in general it sucks

I'm surprised seeing this many people on 4chan who would admit to watching past season 9
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I pretty much only watch the show for the occasional appearance of Lisa's feet, and even then I never watch it new, always the next day online.
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>>63842870
that's pretty weird
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>>63842884
You're weird.
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>>63842853
It's like, if you grew up with this childhood friend who was funny, witty and oddly insightful at times. But as you got older you saw that he was falling into bad habits.

Every now and then you'll check up on the guy to see if you can relive the glory days, but he just gets worse and worse, and is steadily becoming more and more of an asshole.

You want him to get better, to be like he used to be... but you steadily realise that'll never happen, and the idea of smothering him in his sleep becomes more appealing.
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>>63839061
Lastly, more of the big Peter vs. Homer fight scene was shown, beginning with them growling at each other...

Peter: “Simpson!”

Homer: “Griffin!”

The two begin comically punching each other, both of them exactly mimicking both the punch itself and their head swinging back for a while. They then begin pummeling each other and rolling around on the street, before Homer finally grabs Peter by his throat and begins to throttle him… at which point Peter freaks out and leaps back.

Peter: “What the hell? That really hurts!”

Homer: “I do it to my son all the time!”

Peter: “No wonder he’s fat and stupid!”

Homer: “That’s your son!”

“The Simpsons Guy” airs as the one-hour Family Guy season premiere on Sunday, September 28th on FOX.
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Not the episode that did it - but it's one of the weirdest examples of The Simpsons trying to stay current.
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>>63839695
What, you didn't at least smile at Jay Leno's interactions with Krusty?

Also
>"Sorry son, how was I supposed to know you, Jay Leno and a monkey were bathing a clown?"
>Impeach Churchill!"
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>>63842927
You mean outside the sliding timescale where they shoe themselves into popular "retro" trends.

If they knew their own gag Disco Stew would be in the old folks home.
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>>63842927

That clip got included in We Steal Secrets and man, he can't act for shit.
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>sliding timescale.
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>>63842927
I honestly scratched my head at that scene.Did the writers just say 'hey, Julian Assange exists, right? Let's shove him into five seconds of the episode.'
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>>63842352
>>63842410
>>63842739
>Implying that this isn't Lovejoy's best scene
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>>63843025
>Attention, HO-scale passengers: the dining car is closed. Root beer is still available, but the cost is now $6.50

It hurts because it's true.
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>>63842959
That's not weird - that's awful
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>>63842914

>Homer: “I do it to my son all the time!”

>Peter: “No wonder he’s fat and stupid!”

>Homer: “That’s your son!”
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>>63836625
personally I feel Simpsons doesn't become truly unwatchable till Season 15, although the quality starts drooping noticeably after season 11, there's still the occasional decent or even outright good episode to be found
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>>63835638

Pretty sure that episode was the breaking point for a lot of people.

I tink it had to do with the fact that it was the 300 ep. The episode was hyped as a signicant milestone for the show, but instead it highlighted what the show turned into.
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>>63835638
I can't remember when I regularly watched the Simpsons, but the episode that made me stop watching altogether was when Homer and Marge had to flee Lisa and Bart in a Catch Me If You Can inspired scene. Then Homer fucked Marge as they went over Niagara Falls.

I just remember thinking I didn't enjoy a single moment and did not really like any of the characters any more. Haven't seen it since.
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>>63842870
This.
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I'm 19, I use to watch the 6pm Simpsons (ausfag) that aired most of the old episodes when I was a kid.

Sometimes I watched the new ones but they kinda sucked.

That was around 2001-2005.

Stopped watching just after The Simpsons Movie that I thought was alright.
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The episode where Homer becomes a tow truck driver, that was the episode where I just stopped.
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I slowly quit the Simpsons after they started airing in the evening (Germanfag here). It was from season 11 on. I was... 13 or 14 at that time. I remember the episode with the fairy jockeys and something with Moe and Maggie. Last funny thing I remember was a scene from the boygroup episode where they show a meeting of the MAD people and they apparently spent the night on a parody title.

>Writer 1: Why don't we call it, "Everyone Hates Raymond."
[the writers laugh]
>Writer 2: Well, we stayed up all night, but it was worth it.

Apart from that, I don't know much. It has probably been ten years now or so since I last watched any episode other than season 1-10.
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That one episode were Homer gets caught up in the plan of a bunch of methheads while the rest of the family decides to make a blog about food.
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>>63842907
fucking this
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>>63835638
IMO, Barting Over was the only terrible EABF episode.

The episode directly after it "I'm Spelling As Fast as I can" is IMO, among the best non-classic era episodes of the series
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>>63843700
>That fucking terrible song about their blog
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Season 17 once it kicked into the HABF run made me quit.

Seasons 10-16 weren't classic tier, and certainly had some off moments, but I still found them watchable, and even a few gems here and there.
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>>63843668

Also german here. It wasn't watchable anymore after they replaced the voice actor of Marge and her sisters (the old one died) with Engelke. Also Skinner got replaced and the new voices really suck ass.
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>>63842695
>tfw 20
>and I think you're a fucking faggot

I'm just glad my local stations kept it from Season 1 to 11. Say what you will about 11, but I can't help but love Trash of the Titans. Overall season 4 or 5 is the best. Cape Feare is my favourite episode, tied with Bart Gets an F because of how much I related to it as a kid.
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>>63835841
I will never understand why this episode gets so much hate, aside from the "hurr muh timeline" faggots. For modern Simpsons, it was pretty damn funny.

For me it was either Kill The Alligator And Run or that episode where Homer's mother died and they used her ashes to stop a rocket from launching
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>>63844266

>Trash of the Titans

>I'm the potatoe man!
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The butthurt in this thread is incredible. Simpsons is NOT Golden Age anymore but it's still better than most things on tv. Certainly better than Failmly Gay, and less weird and creepy than American Dad or Bob's Burgers (though it's not as as good as those shows, mainstream audiences won't care because those shows are hipster).

"What could they possibly owe YOU? They've given you thousands of hours of free entertainment."

....WORST. SHOW. EVER.

You're fucking Comic Book Guys, the lot of you.
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>>63844283

>Ray Patterson's remarks about how he is moving away from Springfield and the people can wallow in the mess they made by electing Homer was reference to a 1990 show in Las Vegas where Redd Foxx was billed. Twelve people were in attendance. Foxx was introduced via a band that played the theme music to Sanford & Son, whereupon an angry Foxx stated he would not perform for such a meager audience and walked off. The band, unsure of what to do, played the Sanford & Son theme music once again.
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>>63844266
>Say what you will about 11, but I can't help but love Trash of the Titans

Trash of the Titans was a season 9 episode.
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Lisa goes Gaga made me give up.

I hadn't been very enthusiastic about the show in a long time, but this was one episode that just put me off.
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>>63844309
>but it's still better than most things on tv.

If this were back in 1999-2005 I'd agree with you.
But now? Not so much.

I hate Family Guy and have enjoyed it more than modern simpsons.
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>>63841834
Oh my god, that was the episode where I lost all respect for Lisa.

Lisa The Vegetarian I didn't mind, but this was just awful.
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>>63844341
You certainly have a lot of endurance to have made it that long...
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>>63844229
I think Engelke does a good job. Of course, being used to Volkmann your whole life leaves an impact, but that's how it is. But she just died when it went downhill. Coincidence?
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Catch 'em If You Can. I knew the Simpsons had gotten bad before then, but that episode was the tipping point. Homer and Marge are trying to go on vacation without the kids while Bart and Lisa try to ruin it for no goddamn reason. It was ridiculous, and I hated everyone.
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>>63844384
I liked its ridiculousness, personally.
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>>63844350
gb2/b/ed, kiddo. Adults are talking.
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>>63842959
So would Skinner. Hell, in a few years they could make Grandpa a Vietnam vet and Skinner a Gulf War veteran.

That's actually really fucking depressing now that I think about it.
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>>63844394
An adult wouldn't still think Simpsons is better than most tv. And Adult would have developed a decent enough sense of humour to realise that.
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>>63844403
You just admitted to liking Failmly Gay. Literally no one on /co/ is going to listen to you ever again.
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>>63844399
>the Flying Hellfish episode is now a parody of Apocalypse Now where they hunt for some dish
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>>63843025
My favourite is the scene in 22 Short Films About Springfield where his dog is taking a shit on Flanders lawn and he's just encouraging him.
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>>63844394
If you think modern simpsons is better than most tv nowadays, then you're the child here.
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>>63839695
"I didn't know you, Jay Leno and a monkey were bathing a clown."
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>>63844413
It is. Have you seen any reality show? That's more than half of tv. "Bad" simpsons, is still better than that.
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>>63844406
I'm glad we're on an anonymous imageboard, then.
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>>63844406
>Failmly Gay

Musta taken you all night to think that one up. You're just the kind of pitch-hitting go-getter they're looking for on the Simpsons writing staff.
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>>63844406
I hate Family Guy. My point was that modern simpsons is so shit now, that even other shit shows can make me laugh more.
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>>63844360
Up until that point I considered the Simpsons just another stock show, unique though in that it had a great past that I loved as a kid. It was ok, I'd watch it if it was on and probably enjoy it.

Something about the Lady Gaga episode just made the whole thing seem foreign to me, like I was watching a show that I had never seen before and that it was kind of a shitty show.
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>>63842245
I remember when the show joked more often about him being a shell-shocked Vietnam vet. With the sliding timeline, he probably wasn't even born when that war happened these days.
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>>63844439
Newfag pls go. /co/ has been calling it Failmly Gay for 5 years at least.
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>>63836113
My local ABC affiliate used to do that 6pm-7pm. Watched it all the time with my dad, then they stopped sometime in the 2000s I think.
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I used to watch reruns of the old ones all the time as a kid, then when I was like 12 or so started watching new ones every Sunday around season 11. Back then I was just watching it because I liked The Simpsons. I didn't know anything about what seasons the episodes I liked were from or their titles.

And so it continued like that for a few years, then when I was 15 or 16 I decided to learn about that and was calling myself a fan of the show, so I started paying attention to upcoming episodes and their promotional art and I got swept up in it all.

Before I knew it I was preparing for season 19 when something clicked. It wasn't any particular new episode that set it off, it was a rerun, of any old one, don't even remember which, but it made me laugh. I genuinely laughed. It was then that I stopped. I didn't start hating on it, I just got it surgically removed from my life and I've never been happier. I did download the Lego episode out of curiosity (it wasn't good, stopped half-way) and one about Comic Book Guy getting married (just picked a random ep to see how the show is now, didn't finish) but other than that I've been clean for about 7 years.
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>>63840507

>I think the last episode I saw was the one where Fat Tony died, his fit cousin came to town, got fat, and from then on was known as Fat Tony.

That actually sounds like the good meta humor that they used to do.
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>>63844700
Well, it wasn't.
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>>63844283
>Homer's mother died and they used her ashes to stop a rocket from launching
please someone
tell me this isn't true
tell me this is made up
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>>63842506

How many episodes have they done now where their marriage is strained?
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>>63844900
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPx3Eoekgao
Enough of them.
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A toss up between the Mel Gibson episode and Tomacco
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>>63835638
Episode 8F21, The Otto Show.

>The episode guest stars Michael McKean as David St. Hubbins and Christopher Guest as Nigel Tufnel. Harry Shearer, who is a regular Simpsons cast member, also starred in This Is Spinal Tap and reprises his role as Derek Smalls.

I couldn't believe it later when suddenly Harry Shearer of all people was bitching about how the show went to shit, dropping all characterization in favor of random humor, celebrity cameos and crossovers.

The stink that was kicked up by other people closely associated with the show about the Critic crossover years later is astonishingly hypocritical - here was an episode which simply rides the coattails of a bigger act just as a celebrity cameo or crossover would do, consisting of random humor and an A-story so weak that Shearer is forced to talk very slowly as Skinner over the end scene to pad it out. It's like the writers threw together a 21-minute show and said "fuck it, close enough."

Every weakness the show has, it has had since at least this episode. It's a vile piece of marketing sold as comedy, about as original as a clipshow, and somehow overlooked by former staffers who have been vocal in their disapproval of how the show has continued.

After that, I just never felt like it was must-see TV.
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>>63844883
Nope. Mona Simpson dies, they have to scatter her ashes at some exact spot and time listed in her will to stop Mr. Burns launching some bullshit missile.
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I kind of just phased out of the Simpsons before it got horrifically bad. I recently rewatched S3 and 4 and holy shit they're so good.

>all dem references to old movies
>all dem jokes about republicans and democrats
>dat 90s
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>>63844883
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Leaves-a
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>>63844935
>>63844955
I've stopped caring about the Simpsons for... geez, over a decade. But this is still depressing.
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>>63844985
Mother Simpson had a sadder ending than Jurassic Bark.
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>>63841651
I believe they've said it on commentaries that they don't even listen to the fans anymore.
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>>63836040
>Clinton was still president when the Simpsons went to shit

Jesus Christ
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>>63844309

Better to be weird and creepy than totally humorless and bland. And at least American Dad has actually characters that have remained consistently written as characters since the show's inception

>Failmly Gay
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>>63845127

I can't understand why most of /co/ hates AD so much. Most episodes are very good, not to wierd, they have a recurrent theme and many over-the-top jokes. Rogers voice sucks imo, but I watch it in a different language, so no matter for me.

And gee, no one forces you to watch it.
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>>63845341
/co/ doesn't hate AD. They love it a lot, but think it's decreased in overall quality the last couple seasons, having just reached the point of "slightly more bad episodes than good ones" last season.
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>>63845341

American Dad has been far better than the Simpsons since its first episode. I know it's not a very high bar to breach, but...there you go. Not to mention that there are some episodes of American Dad that are just flat out amazing.
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>>63845391
I haven't laughed at a single episode of American Dad I've seen.
But zombie Simpsons makes me mad, so American Dad still comes up on top I guess.
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I just hate what Bart is.

Like every time it seems he is getting some character progression or learning from a mistake it has to get reset. He will also have to be that troublemaking prankster, maggie will never be anything other than the baby unless they age up and she starts talking, poor Lisa, Homer seems to get more stupid every time despite him being shown to be a really great father at times, and I don't know what to say about Marge because it seems like she has her ups and downs
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>read thread
>get urge to watch simpsons
>that one livestream that had a pool of good episodes going 24/7 is offline

Well shit.

Where do you guys go?
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Roger pretty much makes American Dad. Shit I probably wouldn't watch it if it wasn't for him
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>>63841720

So basically, outliers excluded, the best episodes of the later seasons are about as good as the worst episodes from the earlier seasons.
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>>63845469
Whenever Bart seems to make progress it's usually Lisa who drags him back down or crushes his changes.
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>>63845018
this pisses me off so much, they had a brilliant episode with Mother Simpson and they manage to fuck it up by having her come back like 3 goddamn times after

>>63845469
i hate that the writers seem intent on shitting on Bart at every opportunity. remember when Bart was gonna be the head justice of the supreme court? now every time they do a future episode Bart turns out to be a bum
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>>63845469
I'm sick of him getting new girlfriends every other week.
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>>63845609

Just be grateful that they didn't do that to Unky Herb. He's still pristine and perfect.
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>>63846577

I went to the wiki to see if this was true.

It's best you don't go looking.
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>>63846762

Oh come on. Having him say one line in a voice-only appearance isn't nearly on the scale of what they did to Homer's mom.
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the lady gaga episode

I have a thick skin
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>>63846835

I just meant that he went broke again. Shitting on side characters for no reason other than "lol their life sucks now/again" annoys me.
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>>63846969

Yeah, that is irritating.

I'm just trying to take a 'it could be worse' attitude.

Like...look on the bright side. At least he's just poor again instead of becoming the new Sideshow character.

"And now introducing Sideshow Herb!"
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I think there was one where Homer and Bart kicked out Reverend Lovejoy because they wanted a more interesting priest, then they wanted him back in even though Lovejoy was happy with his new job and everyone else was happy with the new reverend so they made a fake plague and chased out the overwhelmed new reverend to put Lovejoy back in.

It's almost comparable to the episode where Marge and Homer realize they need legal guardians for in case anything happens to them, so they appoint them, then they get jealous of how good they are at caring for their children after like several days of caring for their children and fire them.

Yeah. New Simpsons is just... WHY.
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>>63847056

Yeah I get you.

God, that sounds plausible.
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>>63847097

It really does, doesn't it?
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>>63845609

>i hate that the writers seem intent on shitting on Bart at every opportunity. remember when Bart was gonna be the head justice of the supreme court? now every time they do a future episode Bart turns out to be a bum

Aren't all future episodes canon, though? So Bart may appear to be a bum in some episodes but he still ends as head justice.
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>>63835841
As someone who grew up in the 90's, I found this episode hilarious, the problem I had was that it erased a decade of continuity.

I started drifting away from the Simpsons, but gave up on them completely when I got rid of cable.

I did watch Christmas' of Futures Past, which I consider to be the canonical end of the series.
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Which episode is generally considered to be the last good one?
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>>63842245
>>63842116
Remember when Moe wasn't suicidal and completey pathetic?
He was a jaded ex-boxer who wanted to make people happy, but lost his way.
Now, I don't even know what he it. (He'll marry Marge's straight sister.)
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>>63847189
As a Catholic, the Catholic episode was hilarious, but that was like 6 years ago. 2 years ago, the Christmas special was great, where it gave an epilogue to everyone.
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>>63846835
what'd they do to homer's mom
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>>63847221
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>>63847242

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Leaves-a
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>>63847116
They still have yet to do any episode where he's older than Chief Justice, so it's still his likely future.

Lisa becoming the president is fucking horseshit though.
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Is it bad if I said Family Guy is legitimately funnier than what current Simpsons has become?
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>>63847189
There are still some good episodes in the newer seasons. It's just that no one wants to rummage through all of that shit to find the less stinky shit.
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>>63843025
BABOONS TO THE BACK OF ME

BABOONS TO THE FRONT
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>>63847910
I don't usually watch Family Guy, and am not sure why people hate it so much, but I'm pretty sure I can remember a few episodes of it, or its sister shows that I laughed at.

Although then again, I don't know if people have possibly made the distinction between "new Family Guy" and "old Family Guy" when they talk about that show, like we currently do with the Simpsons.
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The episode where Homer gets raped by a panda
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>>63846762
BWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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>>63836040
>Saddlesore Galactica
You mean when Simpsons announced they really jumped the shark, right? Because there are way worse episodes than this one. Homer vs. Dignity is a good example of utter, blatant shit.
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>>63844946
>>all dem references to old movies
>>all dem jokes about republicans and democrats
>>dat 90s
well, is the same humour now and then, the only exception "nostalgia google glass mass people" and everybody knows it
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>>63848507
The only exception is they were well written.
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>>63844350
I'd actually say the Simpsons had an upswing after mid 2000s until like, 2010 or 2011 or so. That infamous Lady gaga episode feels like something from the 2000-2004 era, and that's sort of opened up the floodgates again.
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No one episode, I just gradually lost interest.
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>>63845491
watchcartoononline.com has all of them
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>>63848507
Imagine this scene done today and how they'd suck all the comedy out of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12_EjQKJH98
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>>63848507
My 17 year old brother has watched season 2 and 3 that I have on DVD and said it's way better than the crap they show now. So it's not always nostalgia goggles.
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>>63835638
the one with the tennis
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>>63848507
Old simpsons could make references that were funny even if you never saw the original work. I'd hadn't seen Citizen Kane before that episode with Bobo but those scenes still left me in stitches.
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Has he ever guest stared in the simpsons?
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>>63852366
I wish...
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>>63852400

Remember reading years ago that he was going to have a guest spot in a couch gag, dunno if it happed or not
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>>63836499
Well see, it wasn't funny. You might need to get examined.

Anyway the Homer vs Dignity one was when I stopped caring about the show. Panda rape, in what used to be one of the better written shows on TV.
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>>63836057
>My childhood died
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>>63836618
It really was, so was the Bleeding Gums Murphy episode. Lisa is a worthless character.
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What the hell did they do to Bart? Not only is he playing second fiddle to Lisa now, but he is paradoxically leaning towards homosexual, being camp in the very least, and yet somehow manages to pull an often older girlfriend every couple of episodes, all while entertaining a quasi-incestuous relationship with his sister.
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>>63839867
But The Moaning Lisa was all the way back in Season 1
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>>63835638

B^)
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>not hating the simpsons ever since The Principal and the Pauper

God its like you fags just want to join into a LEL NEW SIMPSONS ARE STUPID circlejery where as it was shitty well before then
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>>63848034
old family guy was pretty funny and had a lot more character
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>>63848034

Family guy is an extremely hit and miss show that can get pretty tiresome real fast unless they mix up their shit. They mixed it up too late and the hate train already gathered enough steam to exist on its own.

Personally I think it's pretty alright.
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As a Latin-american, I stopped watching the Simpsons when they changed the voice actors, that may be by the time of the movie.
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>>63844309
>"What could they possibly owe YOU? They've given you thousands of hours of free entertainment."

Nobody asked them to.
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>>63853232
It happened WAY before the movie. Humberto Velez stopped being Homer's voice in season 15... four years before the movie. Okay, not that long but still.
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>>63835638
What's the purpose of scribbling a 2 over the 4?

I see no purpose to it man.
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>>63844309
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>>63835694
Everything Jonah Hill touches turns to shit.
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>>63842739
"*sigh*... ned have you considered finding other religions- you'll find that they're pretty much the same thing"
the reverend disliking ned more than homer amused me
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>>63844309
Moviebob pls
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>>63852743
>all while entertaining a quasi-incestuous relationship with his sister
This really disturbs me, to be frank. The writers have turned Bart and Lisa in some kind of non-married old married couple along the time.
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>>63844309
>"What could they possibly owe YOU? They've given you thousands of hours of free entertainment."
It's telling that this unironically made it into the show in season 8, right on the edge of the dip into zombie town. The writers used this attitude as an excuse to ignore all criticism because haterz.

Just because you're providing entertainment for free doesn't mean that people don't have a right to criticize. Or that they're wrong. Or that you're not a dick if you use this excuse to spite your fans and make fun to them. Or that you're not a lazy piece of shit if you knowingly shit out abysmally low quality over many years.

Anyway, I think the episode that first bothered me was the tennis one. I was a kid, but I knew something was wrong.
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>>63852826
>The Principal and the Pauper
>Not Some Enchanted Evening

Sorry kid, the show's always been shit
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>>63845628
I just hate the way Shawna is portrayed.
She would be a perfect perminant love interest for Bart and have them seperated by age and all that.
NOPE SHE'S A WHORE AND A BAD GURL LOLOLOL
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>>63844411
Flanders' reaction to that was great.
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>>63848209

>Homer vs. Dignity is a good example of utter, blatant shit.

Well, when you've got a title like that, they've pretty much declared their intentions.
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>>63852366

But he-who-has-a-head-like-a-fucking-orange is already a real life cartoon character.
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>>63852743

Maybe they just want to be more like Game of Thrones, since it's reaping so much critical acclaim.
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>>63853232
>>63854775

This goes to the German anons earlier in the thread but, if you can understand English perfectly well, why not watch the show in its original language? Dan Castellaneta is wonderful in the role.
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>>63857655

Dude, we live in an age where a certain band whose name will remain nameless but rhymes with craptallica can sue their fans and they'll be defended by other fans. Of course people will defend the Simpsons when they attack their own fans.
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>>63844309
>bobs burgers
>weird or creepy
I don't get it
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Brake My Wife, Please
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>People thinking it's nostalgia goggles
>Ever

Here in a modern day episode where The Simpsons create a black hole - the only joke they can come up with to reference the movie named "The Black Hole" is... to have comic book guy throw a DVD into it.

That's not clever. It's not even talking about the quality of the film because it's considered a good movie from Disney's live action era. This is the kind of joke some hack writer out of college who looked up "black holes" on Wikipedia found under "Other things named Black Hole"
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The episode where Marge gets breast implants and they have a musical number about them.
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>>63835638
Holy shit you held out long OP
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>>63860707

>you didn't fap to this episode.
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>>63860932
It's all about the DFC mang
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>>63860932
>Simpsons artstyle
>sexy
No.
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>>63860958
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>>63835638
The one where they became a boy band
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>>63841834
Oh god, I completely forgot about this episode. That was the turning point for me. I especially raged when Lisa asks Bart to name one good deed he ever did for her and they completely ignore the fact that Bart and Michael fucking Jackson serenade her for her birthday.
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>>63861405
Well, correction: it wasn't MJ in their world but you get the point.
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>>63858392
Not any of them, but the thing is that the dub voices are already part of the charm of the show because those are the voices some of us grew up with. I'm sure the original english voices are good, but it doesn't feel the same
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>>63861529

I've listened to clips of the show in German and in Spanish and I just can't. For some reason, the whole thing seems incredibly wrong.
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I stopped caring for The Simpsons after this. It was a gradual process but I just couldn't follow The Simpsons anymore after that episode, despite I used to be a huge fan on my childhood
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>>63844309
>What could they possibly owe YOU? They've given you thousands of hours of free entertainment.
Since when is my cable service free!?
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>>63840052
This reminds me of a friend I knew who was a 'hardcore' Simpsons fan. Every new episode he would bitch about how it was the worst thing ever and he would never watch the show again...Then he would watch the next episode and proceed to bitch about how it was the worst thing ever and he would never watch the show again. Rinse, Repeat, Re-do every week, etcetera, etcetera.

One time I decided to check episode reviews after his complaining and every single fucking review was "It's a good episode and it looks like a return to form for the Simpsons" followed by "Worst Episode Ever" And this would repeat for an entire seasons worth of episodes.

It was at this point I realized that most Simpsons fans are simply battered wives who complain about how much the show sucks and then run back to it to suck its cock for another half hour, just so they have something to complain about.

The proof is here with how much this same thread pops up on /co/ over and over and over and over again with no new ground being tread. funny story to top it off, I once hosted a stream of random Simpsons episodes where the chat was filled with people who would not shut up about how much they hate the new episodes and how much better it was in the "good old days". Just as an experiment I mixed a few new 2008 episodes in with the mid season stuff. Not only could no one tell the difference, but almost the entire chat was talking about the "new" episodes like they were older episodes with such comments as "this is when the Simpsons were good" and "alright! this was my favorite episode from back in the day, not like the new ones which suck".
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Equallia
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>>63861634
Do these writers also think that watching ads is free? No. It's eating your fucking time when you could be doing something else.
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>>63861168
Anonymous would be turned on by anything with breasts. Someone should put a pair on David the Gnome, or something.
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>>63862344

3...2...1...
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>>63860298
>The Simpsons create a black hole
uh, was it a TOH episode?

Anyway yeah, that's not a joke at all. Good example of pure reference for no reason.
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>>63861641
>Not only could no one tell the difference, but almost the entire chat was talking about the "new" episodes like they were older episodes
You're not implying this is how it always is, are you?

There are actual concrete differences to understand.
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>>63836263
Only thing that made me laugh.
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>>63856245
bless you
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>>63844309
That scene was bizarre. The entire episode was about how terrible Poochy was and how no one liked him and then suddenly the writers insert their huffy little rant into the middle of it
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>>63865602
Hated the episode but that is probably one of my favourite endings to a simpsons episode
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>>63856245

But he's America's sweetheart!
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>>63860298
> it's considered a good movie

Not by people who've seen it.
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>>63835638
The episode where they get a Hybrid.

>Old pink station wagon breaks down
>Family gets a new Ford Hybrid, they all love it and it have no drawbacks or secretly bad things.
>At the end of the episode, Homer sees the pink clunker about to be sold off. He gets some last-minute regrets, and immediately abandons the new Hybrid for the Station Wagon, with no explanation.

I have always hated how nothing ever changes in animated sitcoms, and this has got to be my LEAST favorite trope. But that one just pissed me off.
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I vaguely remember it but it had something to do with Bart dating Cletus's daughter or something like that, marge was mad at homer and at the end of the episode bart gathered up a bunch of males to apologize to their girls

fuck that episode
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>>63867144
I remember an episode where the First Act that had nothing to do with the rest of the episode was about getting their Kitchen remodeled, and it looked really fancy and high-tech and it's never brought up like that again.
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>>63867144

Did you ever see Married with Children? There was one episode where Al was taking the Dodge to get washed, and he needed to clear out the trunk first, but he wouldn't let anyone near it. No one had any idea what was in the trunk, but at the end of the episode, he opened it up, and the audience was shown a picture of the family that he kept back there, just for him.

It was a really sweet moment that was skillfully pulled off.

I'm guessing that the episode you're referring to is the opposite of that?
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>>63835638
wasn't this the 300th episode?
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>>63867422
That was a great moment.
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>>63867422
I just really hate this trope in general.

>Family gets nice thing to replace crappy thing
>New thing turns out to be evil/crap/bad in some other way.
>Other times, it makes their lives a lot better.
>At the end of the episode, family goes back to shitty old thing out of necessity or fondness.

EVERY episodic animated sitcome has done this, except for maybe Bob's Burgers. The only one that comes close is Gene's talking toilet, but that's because it belonged to some rich dude.

Also, MwC is a great episode.
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>>63841744

>the principal and the pauper
>8.2
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>>63845491
justin.tv usually has a simpsons stream.
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>>63867422
If i recall correctly the Dodge was missing.
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>>63868049

Oh yeah. That's right. Al wanted to make sure that everything was accounted for, but he couldn't let on that he actually loved his family, so he couldn't come out and ask if the picture was in there.
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>>63842927
God, the worst thing about these guest stars is that the artists don't even TRY to make them fit in with the show's artstyle. They just look completely out of place.
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>>63844309
>"What could they possibly owe YOU? They've given you thousands of hours of free entertainment."

>free

The Simpsons was instrumental in the rise of pay to watch networks, and basically made FOX what it is today. Before that, it was a failing studio with no TV complement.

Just because it's not pay per view doesn't mean it's free.
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