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HJackson
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Re: The Simpsons

#951 Post by HJackson » Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:24 pm

“It’s a sincere pleasure to announce the Season 33 and 34 pick-ups for The Simpsons,” FOX Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier says. “We keep hoping that, eventually, they’ll get it right.
Most people seem to have lost hope a long time ago.

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Re: The Simpsons

#952 Post by Swift » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:45 pm

aox wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:28 pm
Professor Wagstaff wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:33 pm
Do The Simpsons still utilize flashbacks to Marge and Homer in childhood? They once showed them growing up in the 1960s/1970s, but now they would have been coming of age in the 1990s. probably even graduating high school in the 2000s.
Yes

I haven't seen it, but it is supposed to be somewhat abysmal.
Just caught a new episode tonight (the JJ Abrams one; first one I've watched in probably 20 years) and was surprised to see a young Homer flashback where he's breakdancing and listening to Vanilla Ice.

Speaking of age though, I was also surprised by how old some of the voice cast sound now. Bart's voice is a little deeper, Marge's voice is much frailer and croakier and I was surprised to see Azaria still does Moe and Comic Book Guy because their voices sounded like someone else doing them, particularly the latter.

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Re: The Simpsons

#953 Post by bearcuborg » Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:43 am

Julie’s frail voice is pretty glaring. I’ve noticed differences with Hank and Harry too, but damn-Dan still sounds great.

I wish they would have aged the show. But if someone only sees 1 show in the last 20 yrs, The Simpsons Guy is the one to see.

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Re: The Simpsons

#954 Post by beamish14 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:45 am

bearcuborg wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:33 pm
Swift, I’ve been saying that for years, at this point, it would be the only thing to get me back into the show.

I don’t think any cartoon show has really done this? I could see Mike Judge doing it if King of the Hill comes back.
Your wish is Mike Judge's command

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Re: The Simpsons

#955 Post by beamish14 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:48 am

I might actually watch a full episode of show for the first time since David Byrne's (terrible) episode almost 20 years ago for Nancy Cartwright's writing debut on the show.

Then again, the snippets of Dan Castellaneta's co-written episodes made me pretty depressed.

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Re: The Simpsons

#956 Post by CJG » Sun May 02, 2021 12:55 pm


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Lemmy Caution
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Re: The Simpsons

#957 Post by Lemmy Caution » Mon May 03, 2021 3:23 am

Has anyone read any Swartzwelder novels?
Any thoughts? Recs?

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Re: The Simpsons

#958 Post by domino harvey » Mon May 03, 2021 9:22 am

I read at least two of them. My big takeaway was that a joke every ten seconds becomes very tiring in novel form

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Re: The Simpsons

#959 Post by Lemmy Caution » Mon May 03, 2021 10:01 am

As for his TV pilots, Women in Prison is terrible.
But Pistol Pete is a lot of fun.
Or at least, so far, the first half of it is ...

Funny line on Swartzwelder's twitter:
"As Lincoln or someone used to say: "Well, boys, they killed me."

It's funny-stupid enough to give that quote to Lincoln, but the extremely half-ass attribution kills me.

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Re: The Simpsons

#960 Post by beamish14 » Mon May 03, 2021 11:28 am

The Paley Center doesn't have the two episodes of The Dictator, but I'm guessing it's in CBS/Paramount's archives. I'm really curious about it.

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