Author Topic: Michael Jackson Simpsons episode pulled from distribution [split topic]  (Read 3680 times)

As for the OP, it's fucking George Lucas assing around with Star Wars and not letting anyone see the original versions again.  Albeit with extra nonce.
I thought about that, but disregarded it on the basis that the episode was rubbish anyway. Also the noncery.

And indeed that's where the BBC left it.

Kind of perfect in retrospect, but not that they would've done it from any qualitative standpoint. Series 8 ain't that great, 11 and onwards is shit.

Oh that mean like 66% of all The Simpsons is shit now. Great

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“Stark Raving Dad” isn’t a rubbish episode :(

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It is. One of the weakest of the first few seasons. Probably the weakest.

It is. One of the weakest of the first few seasons. Probably the weakest.

And yet still laugh after laugh after laugh!

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"Lisa your teeth are big and green" gets a laugh from me. Not much else though.

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Hi, kids! You've reached the Krusty Hotline! If you haven't asked your parent's permission, naughty naughty! But Krusty forgives you. $2 for the first minute, 50 cents for each additional minute. (Just fucking laughs for minutes)

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Mr Burns:  Doctor, what should we do about our freewheeling fop over here?
Dr Marvin Monroe: Well, Monty, it used to be that establishing a patient's sanity took months. That's all changed, thanks to the Marvin Monroe take-home personality test.  Twenty simple questions that will determine exactly how crazy or (air quotes) "meshugginah" someone is.
Homer:  (Reading) Print name? (Nervous) Ohhhh...

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Dog on fire! Dog on fire!

I'm looking through the script and there's loads more. It's gold

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Man:Homer, this is Floyd.  He's an idiot savant.  Give him any two numbers, and he can multiply them in his head, just like that.
Homer: Okay.  Five times nine.
Floyd: Forty-five.
Homer: Wow!

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  Man:   Your father really needs your help.  You don't want him to get a
          lobotomy, do you?
   Bart:  Hm...  lobotomy...
          [begin dream]
          [Bart is playing in the house and breaks a lamp]
   Homer: [stitches on forehead still visible, wearing his pink shirt]
          [zombie-like]  That's all right, son...
          [end dream]
   Bart:  Well, there's probably a down side I don't see.

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  Dave:  So I was working in an insurance company, right?  Youngest VP
          in the history of the firm, okay?  The job was my life.
          Then one Monday morning, I got up.  I got up, I couldn't leave
          the house.  I just couldn't.
   Homer: Was the door locked?
   Dave:  No, I just couldn't face what was out there.
   Homer: Was it raining?
   Nurse: No, Homer, Dave suffers from agoraphobia, a fear of open areas and
          crowds.  Please, Dave, go on.
   Dave:  Thank you.  Anyway, that day I just knew I just couldn't make that
          long drive to work.
   Homer: Were you out of gas?
   Nurse: [glares at Homer]
   Homer: Pffft.  Baby...

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Doctor: Mrs. Simpson, I'm sorry, but your husband suffers from a persecution
           complex, extreme paranoia, and bladder hostility.
   Marge:  Doctor, if you just talk to him for five minutes without mentioning
           our son Bart, you'd see how sane he is.
   Doctor: You mean there really is a Bart?!  Good Lord!

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I love that he gets institutionalised for wearing a pink shirt.

I love that he gets institutionalised for wearing a pink shirt.

Such a wonderfully absurd idea that only The Simpsons can do.

I thought about that, but disregarded it on the basis that the episode was rubbish anyway. Also the noncery.
More to the point, the episode in question has been widely available on DVD and bluray for years, unlike the proper versions of Star Wars.

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These are all so great, i could read a thread of these.

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Technically speaking, I don't think that it's possible to read a thread comprised entirely of empty quotes.

Technically speaking, I don't think that it's possible to read a thread comprised entirely of empty quotes.

They're not empty. They're examples of the best Simpsons lines of the last 20 years.

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Precisely.

Homer got raped again in an episode I watched today. Marge this time instead of a panda.

I wonder how many times Homer has been raped in the next 16 seasons.

Homer got raped again in an episode I watched today. Marge this time instead of a panda.

I wonder how many times Homer has been raped in the next 16 seasons.

Since season 20, it's a running gag that Homer gets raped by a different character once per episode.

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Just came in to say I will not have any of this Season 2 and 3 bashing, they're (mostly) bloody brilliant. I'm gonna watch some of them now actually.

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I've never understood how people casually dismiss Season 1. 

For starters, Homer is at his most believable, far grumpier and far funnier.

The best episodes are packed full of classic moments. Razor sharp and genuinely heartwarming; for me, they rank among the high points of twentieth century culture.

  • Bart the Genius  :  "Now I don't want you to worry, class. These tests will have no effect on your grades. They merely determine your future social status and financial success... if any."
  • Moaning Lisa  :  "You know Marge, getting old is a terrible thing.  I think the saddest day of my life was when I realized I could beat my Dad at most things, and Bart experienced that at the age of four."
  • The Call of the Simpsons  :  "Avenge me, son.  Avenge my death...."
  • Life in the Fast Lane  :  "Oh Bart, don't you see?  This is what psychologists call over-compensation,  Mom is racked with guilt because their marriage is failing." "Hey, don't rock the boat Man.  Whatever it is, we're making out like bandits."

Though I do agree with whoever said Lisa's Substitute was the best episode ever.

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I've never understood how people casually dismiss Season 1. 

For starters, Homer is at his most believable, far grumpier and far funnier.

The best episodes are packed full of classic moments. Razor sharp and genuinely heartwarming; for me, they rank among the high points of twentieth century culture.

Thank you for saying this.  I was too afraid to, for fear of ridicule but now that you have, I fully agree.

1 is weird, he has that odd voice, Castellaneta still hadn't nailed it down.

Honestly its ALL good until you get to around season 11/12. And if Simpsons ended with Behind the Laughter it would have the legacy of all legacies. Now, though...

Thank you for saying this.  I was too afraid to, for fear of ridicule but now that you have, I fully agree.
https://youtu.be/ctr9ZfeyvXg

Really struggling now. Season 15 had one good episode and a couple of okay episodes. Everything else just way below par.

Me Blog Write Good seems to agree. The view on the one good episode of the season is as follows:
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this one’s definitely a gem buried amidst a pile of shit.

Homer's mum should never have come back. The ending in her first appearance was perfect. But I guess that boat has sailed. I hear they've now killed her off.

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Seasons 1, 2 and 3 are all wonderful.

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I think that the first couple of seasons of The Simpsons are great, but they're great in a very different way to what came soon afterwards. There's something more grounded and warm and... folksy?... to those first two, which over time got reduced. At first this was all for the better, but then the balance of things started to drift too far to the opposite side, the "Flanderization" inevitably happened and by about Season 12 any kind of warmth is completely gone in favour of Homer getting raped by a panda and evil elf jockeys singing a terrible musical number.

The only things I don't like about the early episodes would be the genuinely shocking sound quality of the music (tinny and echoey in exactly the same manner as those horrid Gene Deitch Tom & Jerry cartoons - was there a really tinny and echoey recording studio somewhere in Hollywood from 1960 - 1991 that was really cheap?) and the fact that the voice acting is a lot more subdued. Dan Castellaneta's not-quite-Homer voice has already been mentioned, but it's clear that the other actors are still getting a handle on their performances too, even if they have already more or less worked out their own voices.

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^ totally agree about the voices. Chief Wiggum particularly always sticks out in retrospect, Mr Burns too. Burns is my favourite Simps character but I doubt I’d hold that opinion if his voice had stayed the same as when it started out.

Really struggling now. Season 15 had one good episode and a couple of okay episodes. Everything else just way below par.
Is there a general consensus on the episodes after Season 10 that are worth watching? Surely there’s a season or twos worth of good stuff among the river of ordinariness?

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Is there a general consensus on the episodes after Season 10 that are worth watching? Surely there’s a season or twos worth of good stuff among the river of ordinariness?

This is far, far, far from an exhaustive list, but a handful that I think are worth seeing from the seasons immediately after season 10...

1102 - Brother's Little Helper
1122 - Behind The Laughter
1209 - HOMR
1218 - Trilogy Of Error
1316 - Weekend At Burnsie's
1402 - How I Spent My Strummer Vacation

There is one good episode that is a day in the life of Homer, Lisa, Marge and Bart I think. Lisa builds a robot that corrects grammar and it gets blown up at a key point in everyone's day, landing in Homer's arms.

It's a good gag:

Homer: Linguo, dead...
Linguo: Linguo is dead.

Then dies.

There is one good episode that is a day in the life of Homer, Lisa, Marge and Bart I think. Lisa builds a robot that corrects grammar and it gets blown up at a key point in everyone's day, landing in Homer's arms.

It's a good gag:

Homer: Linguo, dead...
Linguo: Linguo is dead.

Then dies.

That's Trilogy of Error, mentioned above. I think that also has "Inflammable means flammable!? What a country"