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Re: The Bizzare Modern Reality of The Simpsons
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2019, 08:56:20 PM »
The Trump impression is pretty bad in the web shorts too. Who's doing it, Dan Castellaneta? Would explain why it's so non-committal

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« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2019, 02:35:00 PM »
It is Castellaneta, yes.

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« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2019, 03:39:15 PM »
While there's been no word from Trump, Ben Garrison has been triggered by the new terrible Simpsons Trump thing into drawing this response cartoon, based around the Matt Groening/Jeffrey Epstein story of a few weeks back. I have to say, his blurb for this one is probably the most I've ever agreed with anything he's ever written. Having said that, I'm sure he would have said it was unfunny even if it had been the best satire ever just cos it dared to attempt to attack his best boy Trump.





THE LOLISA EXPRESS
The creator of ‘The Simpsons,’ Matt Groening, allegedly received a foot massage from a 15 year-old girl while traveling aboard Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express.’

The now (supposedly) deceased billionaire insisted that the cartoonist receive a foot massage from one of the young females aboard. She was repulsed by his dirty feet and yellow, crusty (the clown?) toenails. She had to use a washcloth on his feet before she rubbed them. At least Groening was kind enough to draw her a Simpsons character as a thank you gift.

Normally I would never draw a thing such as this, but after seeing a clip of a recent ‘Simpsons’ episode that clumsily attacked President Trump, I decided…what the heck. I saw the excerpt on the Internet. It was not funny in the slightest, and the satire was heavy handed. I have not watched ‘The Simpsons’ in several decades and I’m baffled about how it can be sustained…year after year after year. It’s as old, overgrown and disgusting as Groening’s toenails.

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« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2019, 05:03:29 PM »
How can Ben Garrison criticise a satire for being heavy handed, with a straight face?

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« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2019, 05:06:47 PM »
That wasn't a decent episode.

The Overton Window on Simpsons episodes has moved too far to the crap.

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« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2019, 05:07:25 PM »
How can Ben Garrison criticise a satire for being heavy handed, with a straight face?
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« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2019, 06:51:21 PM »


Aw geez, you got the stink lines and everything...

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« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2019, 07:58:53 PM »
The AV Club heartily recommend all manner of mediocre or outright poor pieces of web comedy, so you know something’s bad when even they think it’s shite: https://news.avclub.com/we-regret-to-inform-you-that-the-latest-simpsons-trump-1837458219

Did anyone else wince a little at the line “We’re more American than your wife”? I get that it was targeting Trump’s selective xenophobia, but it still had to invoke, however mockingly, some notion of national purity to get there.

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« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2019, 08:04:57 PM »
The first notable comment on the video was sonething along the lines of 'celebrating noted anti-semites' or something. And I was just done.

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« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2019, 01:22:36 PM »
i watched it again and i winced at every line because it's so fucking bad

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« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2019, 12:00:02 AM »
Quote
The now (supposedly) deceased billionaire

Erm...?

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« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2019, 01:37:14 AM »
Erm...?

I assume just part of a special conspiracy theory that hasn’t made it out of the most rarefied of right wing echo chambers. Probably something like he was chosen and recruited into Hillary’s secret subterranean army of super predators or something.

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« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2019, 12:07:05 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8er83V2OJ1o

Very good video, that, with plenty that I'll go off and explore in my own time. I do wish he'd realise how much he relies on "and then something interest happens" or "and what's so (pause for emphasis) interest" and variants though. They're coming almost every other sentence at some points.

He should also avoid doing jokes because he's not funny, and that's clearly not the appeal of his bids anyway.

Still, good stuff.

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« Reply #43 on: August 27, 2019, 10:42:17 PM »
Very good video, that, with plenty that I'll go off and explore in my own time. I do wish he'd realise how much he relies on "and then something interest happens" or "and what's so (pause for emphasis) interest" and variants though. They're coming almost every other sentence at some points.

He should also avoid doing jokes because he's not funny, and that's clearly not the appeal of his bids anyway.

Still, good stuff.

I couldn't get more than a minute into the video because it uses that fucking American podcast voice.

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« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2019, 12:09:36 AM »
The first notable comment on the video was sonething along the lines of 'celebrating noted anti-semites' or something. And I was just done.

I said on Twitter (I know, I know) that it was pretty fucking precious to be offended by the video, and I was asked 'how do you feel about Jews?'

Is this the world now?

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« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2019, 08:55:35 AM »
The overall point of the video was valid and interesting enough that I could sit through the whole half an hour of his interminable voice work but I feel like portraying meme culture as some sort of Wizard of Oz-like mystical force in 2019 is pretty short-sighted. It just feels like the dude wanted to piggyback on the trend of Zombie Simpsons critique and realised all this stuff hadn’t yet been compiled into one thinkpiece under a channel as popular as his.

Also this thing of pulling back the veil on vintage pop culture and revealing the dark world behind it is nothing new in the slightest. Peanuts was repurposed with Smiths lyrics, there was the video with all the people-less shots in Seinfeld which is exactly the same as Scenic Simpsons, Garfield has its own entire subculture called “I’m Sorry Jon” and The Venture Bros has had this as the flaming core of its entire premise since it’s humble beginning 15 years ago.

Still, memes though eh lads! Aren’t they mental


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« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2020, 04:07:40 PM »
Laughed myself into near-agony watching that. Thanks!

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« Reply #48 on: May 23, 2020, 04:16:47 PM »
The preview image for the second one is brilliant on it's own:


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« Reply #49 on: May 23, 2020, 05:29:06 PM »
I preferred Liver and Onionsposting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdFd2KmJn-A

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« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2020, 06:30:38 PM »
Also a special mention to Sugarposting, which is going on to hit new heights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLZYtDzMtGI

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« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2020, 07:25:05 PM »
It sort of worries me how funny I find this, like this makes me break down into tears of laughter more than any other recent comedy. What is going on with my Brain? I feel like there must be some kind of scientific explanation for what makes it funny.

Apart from "I'm a fucking idiot."

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« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2020, 11:32:06 PM »
Seeing Simpsons here on a comedy forum I like

I've just got myself Disney+, I'd still consider The Simpsons one of my favourite comedies ever, but stopped watching literally 15 years ago (think season 17 was my last, when the dvds stopped)

I know nothing will touch seasons 4-8 but is anything in the 20's worth watching at all?  Or does it just continue being parodies and the wacky adventures of immortal Homer?

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« Reply #54 on: May 23, 2020, 11:52:39 PM »
no

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« Reply #55 on: May 24, 2020, 12:50:08 AM »
Yes.

But I'm too drunk to go in to details, and it's only about five episodes a year.

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« Reply #56 on: May 24, 2020, 12:59:56 AM »
Seeing Simpsons here on a comedy forum I like

I've just got myself Disney+, I'd still consider The Simpsons one of my favourite comedies ever, but stopped watching literally 15 years ago (think season 17 was my last, when the dvds stopped)

I know nothing will touch seasons 4-8 but is anything in the 20's worth watching at all?  Or does it just continue being parodies and the wacky adventures of immortal Homer?

Don’t think so. Sugarposting and mendozaposting and the like negates the need for new episodes and sugarposting 3 is funnier than the last 20 seasons put together.

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« Reply #57 on: May 24, 2020, 08:12:18 AM »
Don’t think so. Sugarposting and mendozaposting and the like negates the need for new episodes and sugarposting 3 is funnier than the last 20 seasons put together.

A few months ago and I was on the bus on the way home from work.

A young lad a few seats ahead of me was watching an episode of The Simpsons on his phone. I couldn't see the video but could hear it. Christ but I hadn't realised how bad it had got.

It was like a script read-through with everyone reading their lines in their character's voices - no interaction or sense that this was a bunch of people in the same vicinity creating a comedy show. After ten minutes I could pretty much tell when the next character would speak it was so predictable with each characters doing a by-the-numbers 'bit'.

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« Reply #58 on: May 24, 2020, 01:54:00 PM »
Well this is what I think

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« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2020, 09:57:48 AM »
Yes.

But I'm too drunk to go in to details, and it's only about five episodes a year.

The AV Club's reviews are quite good for finding the non-terrible modern Simpsons episodes, although they don't cover every season; 23 to present and some older ones. Anyone know other guides?

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