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Discussion in 'Community' started by Baron-Noir, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    The Simpsons in its prime could lay claim to being the best sit-com on TV, if not the all-out best show. Alas it lost its way long ago, even with the pretty decent movie it hasn't got back to anything like the quality it used to have. It really should end now, Futurama has shown Groening is obviously talented and still has funny stuff in him so there is no reason to go on flogging a dead horse. I get it makes money, but it always will even with endless re-runs. It works for stuff like Friends after all.
    They can always do another movie in 5 years to create a new surge in merchandise sales.

    Either do more new Futurama or something totally different and original, either way The Simpsons needs to be put to bed.
     
  2. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    When the FX Now app comes out for Roku soon, I'll be able to stream classic Simpsons and see them for the first in a decade or so. [face_dancing]
     
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  3. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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  4. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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  5. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  6. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Chosen One star 7

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    The Simpsons+Lego=Take my money.
     
  7. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Renewed for Seasons 27 & 28.

    FOX has announced plans to pick up its long-running animated sitcom "The Simpsons" for a twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth season, bringing the series up to a total of 625 episodes.

    In a statement issued by FOX, Homer Simpson says: "I've outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and 'McDreamy,' because I have something they don't: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction."

    The animated show already holds the title as the longest-running scripted series in TV history, so the new total has no impact on records.
     
  8. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Four more seasons and they pass Last of the Summer Wine, but my god, at what cost?
     
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  9. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    To paraphrase something I read elsewhere, when the Simpsons premiered I was about Maggie's age. When it finally goes off the air I might be as old as Homer and Marge.
     
  10. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    And so it came to pass... except still no Moe or Barney. :(

    [​IMG]

    (Released a day or two back, I will get them all except maybe Patti & Selma. I have 9 of them already)
     
  11. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Chosen One star 7

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    Except that that's not actually true. Doctor Who has 34 seasons and over 800 episodes and there are soap operas that have even higher tallys.
     
  12. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I think the article failed to include the usual qualifiers of "prime time" and "North American" (though total runtime might negate the latter?).
     
  13. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    SNL has been around for nearly 40 years. A little too late for Prime Time, though.
     
  14. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I'd say they're not ready.
     
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  15. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Liked not for the post, but for the superb new avatar.
     
  16. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  17. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 7

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    No matter what I feel about the declining quality in the last few seasons, The Simpsons really knows how to make awesome opening gags.

    Sometimes they're the best part of an episode.
     
  18. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Chosen One star 7

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    [face_laugh]
     
  19. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Playing Simpsons Tapped Out (kinda addicted, really, daily 5 min fix) and one of the funnest character bits is Little Jumpshed (Apu's nephew "how I have waited for this day!" - pulls a shotgun on the bullies) shows up in the game but he's, like a hip college student. The characters in the game mention that it's odd that he's aged to maturity whilst everyone else is still the same.
     
  20. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Happy 30th birthday The Simpsons.

     
  21. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Happy jp-30th
     
  22. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Chosen One star 7

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  23. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    I started watching The Simpsons as a kid when it was the shorts on the Tracy Ulman show. I was like 7 or 8 and it was a cartoon on at Sunday night dangit so I had to sit through the whole thing (Which I barely understood or remembered) just to get to the cartoon bumpers, naturally when the ads started saying The Simpsons had their own show started watching then. And never stopped. Well, okay I may have missed a few episodes but I'd wager I've seen about 90% of all the episodes at least once.
     
  24. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Chosen One star 7

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    I used to watch The Simpsons religiously after school when I was a teenager.
     
  25. CT1138

    CT1138 Jedi Master star 4

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    Same here. I love that It's on FX now.