Discussion in 'Community' started by Baron-Noir, Apr 1, 2005.
Forget about it, now that Disney owns it, they will milk it through the end of time.......
They'll definitely keep milking 'The Simpsons' but I don't know in what form the milking will be. They have thirty years of content, does it really make sense to produce full seasons anymore? I think eventually Disney will realize it will be more effective to coast on nostalgia and we'll see shorter seasons or movie length specials
Perhaps Disney kind of lets The Simpsons go away for a while, say a decade, then brings them back, but when they do it’s with Bart and Lisa as teenagers or adults.
Eh, I could see them letting it coast. It’s a well-oiled machine at this point, Fox reduced the budget to the corporate equivalent of a half a potato, and it gets relatively consistent ratings (to say nothing of merchandise). Why throw away money?
Now, alternatively, given that it’s Disney, I could also see them trying to rejuvenate the franchise by throwing more money into it, being disappointed when a 30 year old show can’t magically become a cultural phenomenon yet again, and then unceremoniously cancelling it after two years.
Groundskeeper: A Simpsons Story
They call him Willie because he’s all alone.
They'll definitely keep milking 'The Simpsons' but I don't know in what form the milking will be.
Does Matt Groening have a say in all of this?
No. At the absolute most he could remove his name from the credits and give up design approval authority (assuming he even does the latter any more). That would causes the show to continue running but without paying him, so... uh, yeah, that isn’t going to happen.
Tbh I haven't watched new episodes of the Simpsons in many years; probably going back to at least a decade. I think sort of like Saturday Night Live, it seemed all the new episodes involved were the retelling of stories with the same jokes and sometimes stale new ones. At least Disney plans on updating their problem with the syndicated episodes on the Subscription App; every one of the old episodes will be available in their original 4:3 format in early 2020.
Anybody know the status of the Disney+ Simpsons presentation vis-á-vis the aspect ratio? Has it been fixed is what I mean. Can’t afford to miss any o’ them Jokes(TM) in the periphery
It's still forthcoming, because apparently it's very difficult to implement something they already have I guess.
Here you go! Monorail, Monorail, Monorail...
Since this thread got bumped (great read BTW), I have to recommend Mike Reiss' book Springfield Confidential. He gives a lot of insight into the process during his early and late tenures on the show and The Critic in a way that's more reliable than a lot of the earliest behind the scenes material ever was.
Now if someone could just get Al Jean to do a tell-all...
So For the last 3 months I have watched 26 and a half seasons of the Simpsons and I gotta say this show is something. I have laughed hundreds of times watching this show. Cried a couple of times. I was trying to watch all of the show but I think this quote from the episode Flanders Ladder sums it up “now I realize this was a waste of time”
If I had to say which was my favorite episode I would say Barthood. If you couldn’t tell I also watched a few post season 26 episodes. And it was one of the last I watched but it was my favorite.
Need to catch up on the last few episodes. My Tivo had up to the Treehouse of Horror but that got delayed because of football. Then my tivo's drive died. Gonna see if I can catch up on Hulu or if I have to wait for D+ to get the latest season.