Finally, a funny 'The Simpsons' episode

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    Dec 12, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    Most of us would agree that the past several seasons of 'The Simpsons' have not lived up to the gold standard their predecessors had set. But today’s (Dec 11/11) Christmas episode reminded me of what I (along with millions of fans) have been missing. The episode actually had a concrete story line that was consistently funny. Too bad the show is ending.
  • wldct1998

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    Dec 12, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    Lately it seems to be hit and miss. There've been a few decent ones this season and some duds. You're right about it not having much of a story line usually. So do we know for sure when it's ending?
  • calibro

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    Dec 12, 2011 6:27 AM GMT
    last few seasons? the simpsons haven't been funny in a decade
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    Dec 12, 2011 2:26 PM GMT
    Is Bart Gay?

    Does anyone else get the vibe that bart might like boys? I'm not a regular watcher, but I recall an episode where he seemed to be rather into a friend. Can't remember much about the episode, other than there might have been a pet rodent involved, which they may have been chasing.
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    Dec 12, 2011 2:28 PM GMT
    It has been about 10 years since I stopped watching The Simpsons. It is sad they cancelled King of the Hill. I still have South Park but even that is starting to become lame.
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    Dec 12, 2011 2:35 PM GMT
    athlete7911 saidIs Bart Gay?

    Does anyone else get the vibe that bart might like boys? I'm not a regular watcher, but I recall an episode where he seemed to be rather into a friend. Can't remember much about the episode, other than there might have been a pet rodent involved, which they may have been chasing.


    I highly doubt it, Milhouse on the other hand...
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    Dec 12, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
    athlete7911 saidIs Bart Gay?


    i think Homer's bi-curious. haha
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    Dec 12, 2011 2:46 PM GMT
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    athlete7911 saidIs Bart Gay?


    i think Homer's bi-curious. haha


    perhaps, but in his own words he's HOMERSEXUAL icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 12, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    But it still is a better watch than a lot of shows running right now.
  • commoncoll

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    Dec 12, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    sweetyork saidToo bad the show is ending.
    What????

  • Dec 12, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    It's because Simpsons has grown up with it's creators. No longer are the hip, youthful, topical references used in the show because the creative team is, i'm sad to say, hip, youthful, or topical.
    It's the evolution of any Primetime series. Just because it's animated and the actors don't get any older, so to speak, doesn't mean the creative spark of what was once a great show can stay bright and flaming.
    The Simpsons paved the way for for Primetime cartoons. Talk about setting the standard. If there were no Simpsons there would be no Family Guy or South Park or Futurama or American Dad or King of the Hill. Even Beavis and Butthead (back in the day) had a rapt audience of angry Gen X-ers because the creators knew that the formula already worked thanks to Matt Groening and Tracy Ullman.
    I haven't been a big fan of the Simpsons, beyond the purposes of nostalgia, for a while, but I will always be grateful for the road the show paved almost twenty five years ago.
  • calibro

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    Dec 12, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    mikeylikey1985 saidIt's because Simpsons has grown up with it's creators. No longer are the hip, youthful, topical references used in the show because the creative team is, i'm sad to say, hip, youthful, or topical.
    It's the evolution of any Primetime series. Just because it's animated and the actors don't get any older, so to speak, doesn't mean the creative spark of what was once a great show can stay bright and flaming.
    The Simpsons paved the way for for Primetime cartoons. Talk about setting the standard. If there were no Simpsons there would be no Family Guy or South Park or Futurama or American Dad or King of the Hill. Even Beavis and Butthead (back in the day) had a rapt audience of angry Gen X-ers because the creators knew that the formula already worked thanks to Matt Groening and Tracy Ullman.
    I haven't been a big fan of the Simpsons, beyond the purposes of nostalgia, for a while, but I will always be grateful for the road the show paved almost twenty five years ago.


    actually, i would say their problem is that their writers are "hip." the original staff writers left the show and they were the ones who were the heart and soul of the series. the were replaced by "clever" writers. conan o'brien pretty much made that show.
  • calibro

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    Dec 12, 2011 3:29 PM GMT
    so i just watched the episode and it sucked balls. it's basically a christmas version of when lisa meets the fortune teller and learns her future-- except not funny at all.
  • wldct1998

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    Dec 13, 2011 4:12 AM GMT
    Meh, I guess by the 23rd season any show is going to experience this. I think Family Guy has gotten much less funny too.