Help - Search - Members - Calendar
Full Version: The Simpsons
Spaced Out Forum > Media > Comedy
Pages: 1, 2
theevilresident101
I think my favourite episode would have to be the one called "Cape Feare" where Sideshow Bob once again tries to kill Bart, yet in the end a song solves all, HMAS Pinafore...Kelsey Grammer does a terrific job...
Ingram
Nothing from the last few series I'm afraid. The desire for more and more special guests and finding roles for them to play has diluted the writing of an already waning show. Kelsey Grammer is excellent in the role of "Sideshow Bob", one of the truly great guest appearances they have had - mainly because he HAS a character. Tony Blair and 50 Cent playing themselves in ridiculously short and hardly risible cameos are enough to make even the most die hard Simpson fan weep.

Worst. Episodes. Ever.
Hughesie
Any episode with Troy McClure in it. (so again, nothing recent)
Ingram
QUOTE (Hughesie @ Oct 15 2005, 05:15 PM)
Any episode with Troy McClure in it. (so again, nothing recent)
*

Simpsons was never the same after the death of Phil Hartman. Troy McClure AND Lionel Hutz gone... shame shame.
maian
I don't think that the new episodes are that terrible. Admittedly they are nowhere near as good as the early seasons (and the releases of these on DVD over the last few years only serves to highlight that) but they can still raise a smile. Not as many or as loud, but they are still vaguely humourous. Then again, the fact taht they have fallen in quality and that my defense of the show is somewhat weak is quite damning of the decline of the show over the years.
Sir_Robin_the_brave
My favourite episode is probably 'And MAggie Makes Three', due to its wonderful story, rather touching ending and of course Knightboat (the crime solving boat) is the icing on the cake. biggrin.gif
maian
Hmm, favourite episode would be tough. I love all the ones with Sideshow Bob in, but my absolute favourite would be the one where Homer meets his mother for the first time. The shot of Homer sitting on his car staring at the sky at the end is genuinely very sad and heartbreaking (in my opinion)
Ingram
The decline is only natural. Unlike Futurama, the Simpsons has been allowed to go on unrestrained for a rather staggering SEVENTEEN seasons, the 17th is currently airing in the US I believe. The simple fact is they are going to milk it for as long as they can and then the DVD releases afterwards will continue especially to those who want the complete set - I myself own all the current DVD releases, but Im a boxset-fiend. My point is that people dont want to see the Simpsons off the air because it has been SO successful, the fact that the quality now is so low doesn't enter into it. However, in comparison to some shows the Simpsons is still very entertaining - but you cant help but compare to the older series.
Ghost_862
QUOTE (Ingram @ Oct 15 2005, 04:18 PM)
Simpsons was never the same after the death of Phil Hartman.  Troy McClure AND Lionel Hutz gone... shame shame.
*



What happened there?

I know his wife shot him, then shot herself, or something along those lines.

But why?
Omniscia
Well, it's a hard choice to make, but for my money, it would have to be the episode -- with special guest stars Baha Men (shouldn't it be Baja?) -- in which Marge saves Krusty from being trampled to death by an elephant by flashing her surgically-enhanced bust... not!

God, that one was almost as bad as the aforementioned 50-Cent one!

I don't know that I have any real favourite, but I certainly enjoyed the episode in which Homer, staggering home drunk after a night at Moe's, runs across an "alien," and Special Agents Mulder and Scully descend on Springfield to investigate.

Oh, yes, and Homer's perfect game (of bowling).
Ingram
QUOTE (Ghost_862 @ Oct 15 2005, 05:37 PM)
What happened there?

I know his wife shot him, then shot herself, or something along those lines.

But why?
*

Courtesy of IMDB.com:
"On May 28th, 1998, Phil was shot to death while sleeping in his Encino, California home by his wife, Brynn Hartman. He was shot three times: in the forearm, neck, and head. Brynn left the house and later came back with a friend to show him the dead body. When her friend went to call 911, Brynn locked herself in the bedroom with Phil's lifeless body and stuck a second gun in her mouth and shot herself. It was later discovered by the coroner that Brynn had alcohol, cocaine and the antidepressant, Zoloft, in her system. It was a deadly cocktail that cost her and Phil their lives, and left their two children, Sean Edward (b. 1989) and Birgen (b. 1992) without parents"
Omniscia
Was that really only 7 years ago? It seems like much longer...
fatseff1234
Fav' episode? That's hard, erm...I dunno, its too hard. They're all too good, well except the latter ones ofcourse.
Marty
Not having anything other than Ch4 to see Simpsons on, I'm pretty fucking sick of the three or four episodes they keep showing.

I was never a fan anyway and now it just grates.

It's a shame Futurama didn't run for another season or two, it's far far superior.
Ingram
QUOTE (Marty @ Oct 15 2005, 06:28 PM)
It's a shame Futurama didn't run for another season or two, it's far far superior.
*

You might get a bit of argument there, even from the Futurama faithful.
Marty
Why?

I'm not talking about running it for bloody ever like our lovely non-grating Simpsons.

Season, or two. It would be lovely.
Stella MM
QUOTE (Ingram @ Oct 15 2005, 07:09 PM)
You might get a bit of argument there, even from the Futurama faithful.
*

Not from this Futurama Faithful. It's a far, far funnier more interesting show than the Simpsons and deserved more airtime than it got. But ain't that always the way? (I've been watching Firefly today and cursing the name of Fox).
Ingram
QUOTE (Stella MM @ Oct 15 2005, 07:59 PM)
Not from this Futurama Faithful. It's a far, far funnier more interesting show than the Simpsons and deserved more airtime than it got. But ain't that always the way? (I've been watching Firefly today and cursing the name of Fox).
*

Most of the fans I know wanted more but agreed that if had gone on longer and got shit then it just wouldnt have been the same. It would be harder to enjoy the old episodes if it had become worse... if you see what I mean.
maian
QUOTE (Ingram @ Oct 15 2005, 07:02 PM)
Most of the fans I know wanted more but agreed that if had gone on longer and got shit then it just wouldnt have been the same.  It would be harder to enjoy the old episodes if it had become worse... if you see what I mean.
*


I agree with you to an extent Ingram. I do think that the series would have gotten poorer over time because that's the way that things go and it's unavoidable. But I'd still have loved to have seen another series or two just to see what they might have done.

Which is why the possibility of DVD movies is quite attractive since it allows for them to continue with their vision but with less chance of them running out of ideas by spreading them thinly over an entire season. I really hope that they go ahead with it since I've had too little Futurama of late.
Marty
Seems a common ideal to whoever I speak to as well as here it seems. Another season, maybe two! Not spread to shit like Simpsons!

Point is, some more Futurama would be more than welcome.

Less Simpsons would be a treat from heaven for me!

And please... Firefly is pure stir fried genius. If that doesn't get a mini-series at least now I'll punch someone out.
maian
I reckon Joss'll get another film out of it before it returns to TV. If the DVD sales stay quite high he might get the mini-series/series even sooner but I don't expect it to get picked up instantly, especially since he's got to work on Wonder Woman now.

That last sentence was the only one I could think of that was only a slight double entendre.
Starscream`s Ghost
I prefer Family Guy, always have. And Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill before it.

The Simpsons has always inspired a big feeling of "meh" from me, not sure why.
Marty
I'd like to work on Wonder Woman......

I'm certain DVD sales of the Firefly boxset are having a rare old boost right now. I'm going to get one as soon as, rather than keep on borrowing from people. My other half hates Buffy (and to a lesser extent Angel - because she can't be bothered to watch it) and the prospect of watching another shite fest from that twat JW filled her with a rather uncharacteristic rage. Finally though she was talked into watching it from someone at her work place. And she fucking loved it.

Interest is on the up anyway, and there's one more to add to the list.

So there is the hope that the interest will cause money being thrown into making more.

More is good, too much is poo.
maian
I heard some people outside my Uni talking about Serenity and Firefly the other day and it really filled me with hope for more episodes.films since they were clearly people who were fans who were talking to non-fans and the non-fans were clearly interested, that's word-of-mouth in action if I ever saw it. I'd love to have been in the room when Fox Executives found out that Firefly DVD sales were through the roof and Serenity was Number 2 in the US. Their faces would have been priceless!
theevilresident101
I indeed do agree, Futurama is an excellent show, we do't get it anymore...typical! In fact, we can only see The Simpsons on Saturdays (I believe) and Sundays; bugger. My other fave eps are "Kamp Krusty" and "Krusty Gets Cancelled" I too, admit, I have 5 seasons on DVD. I also enjoy any episode with Lionel Hutz (one of my fave characters) and Troy as well.
Ingram
I'm afraid that "Simpson saturation" very much on the scale of "Friends saturation" has happened in the UK. Channel 4 running episodes daily with an extra one on Friday evening, all the while Sky One showing about 2/3 episodes every single day - sometimes many more if they have a gimmic running.
fatseff1234
QUOTE (Ingram @ Oct 15 2005, 06:09 PM)
You might get a bit of argument there, even from the Futurama faithful.
*



Simpsons = Good but not great

Futurama = I NEED THIS TO LIVE
maian
QUOTE (fatseff1234 @ Oct 16 2005, 01:54 PM)
Simpsons = Good but not great

Futurama = I NEED THIS TO LIVE
*


So are you melting down the DVD's and injecting them intravenously? Or making them into a nice sauce to be enjoyed with pasta?
m0r1arty
Geez I was 10 when the Simpsons got their own show, that's what, almost 18 years ago, thats an adult!

My favourite show was the one with the B-Sharps "Baby on board"

But I also liked the one with Sideshow Bob and his Brother (Niles) - good cameo there.

Oh and the one where the geeky comic guy has the T-shirt Worst episode ever on it.

And when Marge gets Itchy and Scrathcy PC-ified

And most of the Halloween specials

and the one where Bart is like Evil Keneeval (spelling)

and, and, oh loads of em'

-m0r
shinyelvenqueen
You can't mention simpsons without mentioning Futurama. I would not object another season of Futurama. Bring it to my eyes.
As for my fav simpsons, I like the one where Bart finds the homeless guy and they bankrupt Itchy and Scratchy corp.
gulfcoast_highwayman
Best Simpsons ever is 'Homer Goes To College'.

It's chock full of brilliance (and written by Conan O'Brien).

'I am so smart, S M R T. I mean S M A R T'

'The bee bit my bottom, now my bottom's big'

The so-cool Dean

'School Of Hard Knockers'

Sir Oinks-A-Lot (Curly/straight, curly/straight)

And lots more.


Nowadays it's unwatchable rubbish. New episodes usd to be event TV for me. I think it started to go wrong around the boxing homer episode. That was piss poor.
maian
QUOTE (gulfcoast_highwayman @ Oct 17 2005, 05:47 AM)
'I am so smart, S M R T. I mean S M A R T'
*


Best, adlib, Ever!
zeden
Cant remember what the episode is called but its the one where Moe gets plastic surgury.
Duff Man gets the sticker put on his face by Moe and falls to the floor shouting
"Duff Man cant breath- OH NO, OH NO"

Classic
Sir_Robin_the_brave
The episode when Bart works in the burlesque house is also a highlight, due to the great song at the end. Oh, and when Bart first grabs the remote controlled plane form the roof of the house:

S U C K S E S - that's the way you spell success! *falls off roof*

laugh.gif
Big sam
i can't remember what epsiode it is but i love this

Grandpa: My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is not a porn star.

it always makes me laugh

good old grandpa smile.gif
gulfcoast_highwayman
More Grandpa gold


Mr. Burns: so do u have a way to get rid of the protesters?

Grandpa: One way to get rid of them is to tell 'em stories that dont go anywhere. Like the time we went over to shelbyville during the war, I wore an onion on my belt....which was the style at the time...you couldnt get those white ones, you could only get those big yellow ones.................now where was I........oh yeah, the important thing was I was wearing an onion on my nelt, which was the style at the time, you couldnt get those...
Zoe
My favourite episode is 'Homer to the Max'

A character in the show 'Police Cops' is named Homer Simpson. At first Homer loves it as his alter ego is a super cool detective, but when the character is changed into a bumbling sidekick it prompts him to change his name...to Max Power.

There are so many gold moments in this episode:

Homer: Uh ... so, I just wanna know how come you made your Homer Simpson character so ...

Producer #1: Stupid? [laughs] Well, I can assure you, it happened organically.

Homer: It better have!

Producer #1: The thirteen of us began with a singular vision -- "Titanic" meets "Frasier".

Producer #2: But then we found out that ABC had a similar project in development with Annie Potts and Jeremy Piven.

Homer: Who's Jeremy Piven?

Producer #3: We don't know.

Producer #4: But it scared the hell out of us, so we slapped together a cop show instead.

Homer: Police Cops.

Producer #5: Uh, no, actually, it was called "Badge Patrol".

Producer #1: But the network idiots didn't want a show about high-tech badges that shoot laser beams!

Producer #2: So we asked ourselves, "Who's behind the badge?"

Producer #3: Police ...

Producer #4: Cops ...

Producer #5: "Police Cops."

Homer: Yeah, but why does the Homer Simpson character have to be so stupid?

Producer #1: Oh, he's not stupid. He's a street-smart fish-out-of- water in a world he never made!

Homer: I'm begging you! I'm a human being! Let me have my dignity back!
[the Producers nod at Homer; he gets up and walks off, face-first into a cactus]
D'oh!

-----------------------------------------------

Judge: What name would you prefer?

Homer: Any of these will be fine.

Judge: Hmm. "Hercules Rockefeller". "Rembrandt Q. Einstein". "Handsome B. Wonderful". Huh, I'm going to give you the only name you spelt correctly. From this day forward, your name shall be ...
[cut to a shot of Lisa, reading from a sheet of paper on the Simpsons' couch]

Lisa: "Max Power"?

Homer: Dynamic, isn't it?

Bart: I love it, Max.

Marge: You changed your name without consulting me?

Homer: That's the way Max Power is, Marge. Decisive. Uncompromising! And rude!


-------------------------------------------------------------


Trent: Trent Steele.

Homer: Homer Si ... uh, Max Power.

Trent: Oh, hey! Great name!

Homer: Yeah, isn't it? I got it off a hair dryer.


--------------------------------------------------------------


Trent: To the protest bus!

Marge: Aren't you coming, Ed?

Begley: I prefer a vehicle that doesn't hurt Mother Earth. It's a go- cart, powered by my own sense of self-satisfaction.
thirtyhelens
"Homer's Phobia" - Brilliant sendup of a very real issue of male psyche + John Waters guest appearance = classic.

"Who Shot Mr. Burns?" parts 1 & 2 - Mmm, memories. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE was talking about it at college. My best friend was a smug sonofabitch because he was the only one who insisted it was Maggie.

"Cape Feare" - Complete genius. Helps that I'm a Sideshow Bob fan, but regardless, it's a winner.

Most of the Treehouse of Horrors, but especially the ones with the Shining and X-Files bits.

"In Marge We Trust" - "MIIIIISTAH SPAAH-KU-RUH!" 'Nuff said. happy.gif


(By no means, mind you, is this even close to a complete list)
Omniscia
QUOTE (thirtyhelens @ Oct 18 2005, 02:53 PM)
"Who Shot Mr. Burns?" parts 1 & 2 - Mmm, memories.  Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE was talking about it at college.  My best friend was a smug sonofabitch because he was the only one who insisted it was Maggie.
*


I had it right from the get-go. Nobody suspects the baby, which is why the baby should be the first person you look at... wink.gif
Sir_Robin_the_brave
QUOTE (thirtyhelens @ Oct 18 2005, 07:53 PM)
"Who Shot Mr. Burns?" parts 1 & 2 - Mmm, memories.  Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE was talking about it at college.  My best friend was a smug sonofabitch because he was the only one who insisted it was Maggie.


I love the Dallas parody at the start of part 2:

Smithers: Uck. My mouth tastes like an ashtray.
[burps up a mouthful of cigarette butts]

Burns: Doo doo doo, doo doo, dee. Smithers,
wait your turn. There's plenty of hot water for all.

Smithers: Sir...you weren't shot! [sighs] It was all a dream.

Burns: That's right. The year is 1965, and you
and I are undercover detectives on the hot rod circuit. [puts
on helmet] Now, let's burn rubber, baby!

Speedway Squad! In Color.

laugh.gif
whitey
The opening 15 minutes of the Krusty's Klown Kollege episode remains the funniest thing I've ever seen on TV.
Sean of the Dead
Hens love roosters, geese love ganders;
everyone else loves Ned Flanders!

Not me!

Everyone who counts love's Ned Flanders
maian
I'm not some kinda Super Genius...or are I?

Homer:How come you guys have better parking spaces than me?
Lenny:It's a secret.
Carl: Shut up.

Homer: How Come you guys get better chairs than me?
Lenny: It's a secret.
Carl: Shut up.

Homer: You guys want to go bowling later?
Carl: Can't we,uh, got stuff to do.
Homer: Like what?
Lenny: Uh, it's a secret
*Carl eyes Lenny menacingly but is drinking a can*
Homer: Shut up!
DazDaMan
My fave episode was the one where Milhouse got a girlfriend, with the brilliant piss-take of Raiders of the Lost Ark at the beginning! biggrin.gif
Raven
'Frasier' cast to reunite for 'Simpsons'.
Ingram
QUOTE (Raven @ Sep 14 2007, 03:16 PM)

Excellent news, the first 'Sideshow Bob' and 'Cecil' episode was very good - I hope it's to that quality, and they heap on the Frasier references with a trowel.
NiteFall
My favourite gag in the Sideshow Cecil episode was one of the Frasier references-
"Guess who!"
"Maris?!"

I miss Frasier.
Raven
QUOTE (NiteFall @ Sep 14 2007, 03:23 PM)
I miss Frasier.
*


I miss good, early Frasier, it seemed to loose it's way once Daphne and Niles hooked up.
Raven
Haven't we been here before?
maian
Yeah, I can't imagine that this will genuinely lead to the show ending considering how profitable it still is for everyone involved. I do think that Fox have been pretty dickish in not giving them a cut of merchandising, though, considering how important the voice actors are to those characters.
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here.
Invision Power Board © 2001-2014 Invision Power Services, Inc.