"The Simpsons Movie" What......

  • MikePhilPerez

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    Aug 14, 2007 10:18 PM GMT
    I never liked the Simpsons, but when the movie came out, I had to go and see what all the talk was about.

    After seeing it I still don't know what all the talk is about. It is just like any episode of the Simpsons just worse :)

    I just don't get it. I sat there watching it, everyone around me laughing. One guy looking at me every now and then wondering,what was wrong with me,that I was not laughing.

    Am I the only one that does not get it?

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    Aug 15, 2007 1:20 AM GMT
    I've been a fan of the Simpsons from the very start... I dunno... I just like the show.

    The show I don't get is 'Friends'. I find nothing remotely funny or entertaining about it.
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    Aug 15, 2007 2:20 AM GMT
    I guess we just have some variation in what we find funny.

    I found the Simpsons movie pleasantly funny, more or less just like a long episode. I find Family Guy funnier.

    Of course, I found "Little Miss Sunshine" depressing. I probably would have enjoyed it more if it wasnt't hyped into some hysterical masterpiece... But I only laughed twice in the entire movie. Most of the time, I instead felt downright sorry for the characters.
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    Aug 15, 2007 2:21 AM GMT
    I, too, am a huge fan of the show. thought the movie was a little flat, but stayed true to the spirit of the show.

    Best line of the movie-when Bart is skateboarding naked through Springfield past all the main characters. He passes Ralph Wiggum, who says "I like men now!" in his high whiny voice. Laughed out loud in a not very crowded theater, sitting next to my mother and my kids, who I had taken to the movie. Awkward!!!
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    Aug 15, 2007 2:57 AM GMT
    Ive always loved The Simpsons
    even when most of its fans went over to that wretched Family Guy

    I dunno
    maybe u just need to get a sense of humor
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Aug 15, 2007 3:05 AM GMT
    I think I got it, but I am sure you will find plenty who didn't.

    I enjoyed the Simpsons series from early on (the newest seasons haven't worked for me) and I enjoyed the feature film as a cute diversion; my favorite bit was Homer's rendition of "Spiderpig," which connected nicely with the a capella rendition during the ending credits.

    Because they have been mentioned:
    I used to enjoy Family Guy, but the South Park parody pulled the rug from under that enjoyment; I can understand that someone might not enjoy the Simpsons. I failed to find Seinfeld and Friends funny until I moved to the US, even though my friends in Norway enjoyed both; I still think Friends is overall *bleh* Lur of Ommicron-Persei 8 had the best suggestion for the series (adding cannibalism).
  • cityguy39

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    Aug 15, 2007 4:00 AM GMT
    Your not alone MikePhil, I don't get the Simpsons at all, nor do I get Strangers with Candy. My ex BF tried to indoctrinate me to become a Simpsons fan it didn't work. I do like South Park and I love Rick and Steve.

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    Aug 15, 2007 5:30 AM GMT
    Never been a Simpsons fan... havent seen the movie yet. I'll wait for the DVD.

    Family Guy is HILARIOUS
    and Friends I just got into....

  • MikePhilPerez

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    Aug 15, 2007 8:57 AM GMT
    Cityguy, It's nice to know I'm not alone.

    Joshy, I do have a sense of humor. It gets me in trouble sometimes :)

    I like South Park, Friends, and Seinfeld and Will and Grace. See I do have a sense of humor :)

  • thisguy023

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    Aug 15, 2007 1:53 PM GMT
    Don't get the Simpsons.
    Friends I always disliked intensely: bad actors playing fake characters.

    I love Frasier, Southpark and Third Rock from the Sun
  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 15, 2007 2:05 PM GMT
    Hey to each his own!! Who wrote the rule book on funny.

    As for me I think Family guy is funny, as well as South Park and Robot Chicken by Seth Green!!

    Gotta check out Robot Chicken!!...or not.
  • cbrock

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    Aug 15, 2007 2:20 PM GMT
    i've been a fan of the simpsons for a few years. always loved the show. i saw the movie a few days ago and was a little disappointed. i mean don't get me wrong. it was a good movie. but it wasn't anything spectacular. it was just basically a longer version of the show except you have to pay to watch it. if you haven't seen it yet you should wait and rent it. that way you'll only spend about $4 instead of $8.
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    Aug 15, 2007 3:33 PM GMT
    I love the simpsons and have been a fan form the first time i saw it. I also loved the movie my favorite part was the throut singing illusion. I hate family guy and south park i find both just plain stupid. But the best of all is Monty Python.
  • gymingit

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    Aug 15, 2007 3:56 PM GMT
    I love most all comedy and each has it's own queer indentity. I will agree that the movie was a glorified Tv episode, but all in all it was good. Comedy is comedy and everyone has their own taste.

    I love British sitcoms......

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    Aug 15, 2007 4:30 PM GMT
    Thought The Simpsons Movie was good if not but a long episode. It didn't exactly live up to the hype of 17 years, but then, how could it?

    Family Guy is golden as is South Park (though that can go a bit far IMHO).

    Never got the allure of Friends. Sorry, but you mean that group with the jobs they had can afford that apartment IN MANHATTAN? Under Giuliani?!? Whoa!
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    Aug 15, 2007 5:02 PM GMT
    Nerd Alert, the apartment was owned by a relative and passed on to Monica

    Family Guy i can't watch anymore becuase of the South Park Episode, with Cartman and the manatee's. he points out Family Guys flaws and silliness and it totally works. Needless to say i laughed my ass off.

    And the Simpsons, well what do you expect, it was hardly going to be the best thing since sliced bread, but it was funny.

    "Spiderpig, spiderpig, does what ever a spiderpig does"
  • duglyduckling

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    Aug 15, 2007 5:28 PM GMT
    Got the Spider Pig theme as one of my ringtones! :)
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    Aug 15, 2007 6:04 PM GMT
    I wasn't allowed to watch them as they were deemed disrespectful, but I've seen a few episodes...
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    Aug 15, 2007 6:24 PM GMT
    I think that it is one of the best written shows on TV. You either get it or you don't.

    What I like best about it is that the humor ranges from broad to intellectual, and the greater the cultural knowledge or experience you have, the more jokes you realize are even there.

    Sometimes it's almost a challenge to see that a joke has been made and I'll try to find out the reference behind it just to learn a little more.

    As for the movie, I've seen a lot of movies in the last year or more that have ranged from great to horrible. This movie, I can honestly say, I laughed at more than any other in recent years.

    Just one man's opinion. (...so temped to start quoting... must... stop...)
  • irishkcguy

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    Aug 15, 2007 6:26 PM GMT
    While the show has probably seen better days, the first 8 or 9 years it was on produced some classic episodes and some great social satire. The first decade of The Simpsons is probably the best TV comedy of all time. The Simpsons led the way in the rebirth of prime time TV animation and has also strongly influenced the writing style of other shows like Arrested Development.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Aug 15, 2007 11:19 PM GMT
    Please don't start singing the silly pig song :) If its that easy write a hit song, I think I will have a number one yet. LOL.

    I don't see any jokes in the movie, just stupidness.

    Anyway, thanks for all your replies.

    I'm in the minority it seams.

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    Aug 15, 2007 11:20 PM GMT
    "Pig song?" eh?
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Aug 15, 2007 11:38 PM GMT
    Nick, When I say song, I use the word loosely. Surfwarrior started to sing it :)

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    Aug 16, 2007 12:48 AM GMT
    "Friends" is the comfort food of television entertainment. It's mildly viscerally pleasing to almost everyone, but contains nothing of value or substance.

    .... which doesn't mean it's bad. In fact, I own all 10 seasons on DVD. I think there is a place for that kind of thing. It only gets lame (in my opinion) if that's the only kind of entertainment you enjoy.

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    Aug 16, 2007 12:25 PM GMT
    The Simpson's Movie was ok, though I felt being British and watching it in the Uk that there were some parts that would of been funny in America, if you knew the context..... at times it felt like a joke, but nobody in the cinema got it.