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The Simpsons Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Volcer, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Volcer

    Volcer Shur'tugal

    Surprised I haven't seen one yet, so thought I'd start one.
    My personal opinion is that it is getting too repetitive, and the old episodes are better.

    however, it has created some memorable characters like Homer and Burns, contributing to TV quite a bit. You can definitely see the influence in Midern Family and Family Guy.
     
  2. Plus side down side

    Plus side down side Lass Trainer

    It's still okay, which is impressive after being on the air so long. To expect it to be the same after so long is kind of silly. Though I heard a rumor that it could be ending soon, which I'm kind of thankful for. The Simpsons deserves a nice send-off, so I hope that if and when it does end they do a really good last episode that ties up some loose ends the show left behind. After all, it did change the animation industry quite dramatically.
     
  3. Nightmareisalive

    Nightmareisalive Well-Known Member

    Well for a show that has been around for over 20 years and where character development only happens slowly and where story lines almost always stay to one episode and whatever happens is forgotten the next episode it will get repetitive. It doesn't make it horrible but boring after a while. Some of the newer seasons have been better from the episodes I seen and they do seem to try and push themselves a little with keeping changes in one episode for the rest of the series or trying to make something interesting. Yeah the midpoint seasons were not that good but the newer seasons are much better and some do have potential to fit in with the old Simpsons episodes. I would wish people who hate on the Simpsons for the excuse that it's boring watch some of the newer ones. They might just surprise them.
     
  4. charizardfan

    charizardfan Well-Known Member

    I can't speak for anyone else, but I've watched the newest episodes, the latest being the one Seth MacFarlane guest starred on. I still say the show has become boring and repetitive. "The Simpsons" has a few good episodes a season, and on occasion can even still get a great one that hearkens back to what the show used to be in its best days (I'm thinking about that future-themed Christmas episode), but most of the time it just feels bland and forgettable.
     
  5. The Last Jedi

    The Last Jedi Stalling is Cowardly

    I agree, the Simpsons are turning a bit more stale but they've been around for years, it'd be hard to see it go, and the only episode worth watching us the future one where its a cross over with family guy so the Simpsons have to be doing something right to stay on so far.
     
  6. WildHennaCharizard

    WildHennaCharizard Well-Known Member

    ^ Don't forget the crossover with Furtrama!
     
  7. The Last Jedi

    The Last Jedi Stalling is Cowardly

    I forgit about that lol thank you and With all these crossovers it makes me think that the Simpsons might be drawing to a close and they want to go out with a bang or its that they want more ratings lol
     
  8. mackbama123

    mackbama123 Best Trainer Ever

    i like the simpsons and i agree that some of the old ones are better. I have not seen nearly even half of them, but i have some good ones. I love all the characters and think that matt groening has done a really good job. Can't wait to see more of it.
     
  9. Nightmareisalive

    Nightmareisalive Well-Known Member

    I do agree with your points though as you said some newer ones are good or great but there are people who completely call the old ones the best ones without actually watching any new ones and critising them for not being as good.

    I'm not sure The Simpsons is coming to an end. It is way to successful to just stop. They could do something different like have everyone age 5 years and stick with it for a full season. People would be interested in that and old fans would watch it just to see what it's like. It will also give them a chance to add more stories to their collection and maybe try something original.
     
  10. tomatohater

    tomatohater Golden Sun 4?

    I love The Simpsons, but I have to agree, it isn't as good as it used to be :( Season 7 & 8 were the best IMHO, although I do like 3 and 4 too!
     
  11. The Last Jedi

    The Last Jedi Stalling is Cowardly

    The old episodes were a lot better and some new ones are fine, they are all much better than the movie ever was though lol and hopefully when the next season comes around they will be a bit more funnier than they have been so far IMO
     
  12. charizardfan

    charizardfan Well-Known Member

    Season 8 has some of my favorite episodes ("Homer's Enemy", "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show", "Homer Phobia", "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment") but I'd put Season 6 as my absolute favorite. In fact, Seasons 4-6 represent the show at its absolute height for me.
     
  13. The Last Jedi

    The Last Jedi Stalling is Cowardly

    I loved that episode lol homers enemy was the most favorite one it had me laughing non stop lol true funny from classic Simpson episodes.
     
  14. umbryan

    umbryan Member

    I have to admit, I've never really liked the Simpsons. More of a Seth MacFarlane fan, like Family Guy and American Dad. But I can respect the Simpsons for being around so long. It was like one of the first of its kind.
     
  15. The Last Jedi

    The Last Jedi Stalling is Cowardly

    The Simpsons have been on longer which is why they appeal more to older folks, the Seth macfarlane era only really pay attention to family guy and American dad which are great shows but some people have never really enjoyed growing up with the simpsons as the main cartoon.
     
  16. Volcer

    Volcer Shur'tugal

    I always felt that Family Guy was a kind of ripoff of Simpsons.
     
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  17. Zazie

    Zazie So 1991

    I enjoy watching the newer episodes, but I really hate how they feel the need to take another Jab at "Mapple" every few episodes. It was cute the first time they did, but that joke is getting really stale.
     
  18. Plus side down side

    Plus side down side Lass Trainer

    I never really thought of Family Guy as a Simpson's rip-off because the families are structured very differently, as are the shows themselves. Plus, Fox really likes family based sitcoms and doesn't seem to greenlight much else in it's comedy series.

    That being said, I like the Simpsons much better. The characters are better written and more complex, even if they have been changed over the many years of being on air.
     
  19. NimhShambler

    NimhShambler Fighting Type Prof.

    I love The Simpsons and my family and I have watched it since '89 (it came out not long after I was born). I'll be sad to see it go, but (like Seinfeld, The Office, Star Trek, Frasier, and a lot of other shows I like) it will likely be in syndication for a long, long time.

    I like the earlier episodes the most and feel like they were funnier (by earlier, I mean 1990s and early 2000s episodes). Ralph, Burns, Nelson, and Cletus are my favorites.
     
  20. The Last Jedi

    The Last Jedi Stalling is Cowardly

    If I remember correctly family guy did a skit showing where they got the idea from and it wasn't the Simpsons though I can see the comparisons, but I dont agree, I like the newer episodes over some of the old ones, but all of them were better than the movie :-/
     

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