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RODNEYMULLEN
03-30-2009, 09:13 PM
I'm a huge simpsons fan and i love the show. But it's now the stupidest thing on tv. It's not funny at all anymore. What happened to it. It seems like ever sense the movie it hasn't been good. Has anyone noticed how stupid it's been lately.

nieh
03-30-2009, 09:16 PM
Only since the movie?

renato piquette
03-30-2009, 09:17 PM
i started to feel their decadence since the episode(300?)where tony hawk and blink 182 appeared

KHWHD
03-30-2009, 09:30 PM
Only since the movie?

I concur .

RODNEYMULLEN
03-30-2009, 09:40 PM
Well yeah, they did get stupider around 03, but they were still good. But now there horrible. They're pretty much unwatchable.

RODNEYMULLEN
03-30-2009, 10:11 PM
How about South Park, what do you think of the new season?

I like the new season, they're pretty much still the same, just widescreen and hd. Simpsons is now widescreen and hd and also unbearable.

Autonomist
03-30-2009, 10:44 PM
I use to think it was around that 300th episode that it started to decline, however lately I've been watching episodes from the late Scully era and many of them don't age well at all. The Superbowl episode and the one where Bart and Homer race a horse named Duncan in particular stand out to be as episodes I might've enjoyed when I was younger but no longer hold much anything for me.

jacknife737
03-30-2009, 10:56 PM
The show its peak at like season 10/11. That said, the last couple episodes have been pretty good, especially when compared to the rest of the season.

Mellow Chaos
03-31-2009, 01:15 AM
Every time I watch the Simpsons for the rest of my life, I'm going to see Moe Szislak as Sham Wow Guy's mugshot.

Homer
03-31-2009, 01:16 AM
Season 6 > Everyone and everything

OlderThanYou
03-31-2009, 01:17 AM
I agree, it is mind-numbing.

Which is why you should probably just make the switch to Family Guy. ;)

Mellow Chaos
03-31-2009, 01:33 AM
I agree, it is mind-numbing.

Which is why you should probably just make the switch to Family Guy. ;)

I like my Family Guy just as much as the next person, but episodes 3 and 4 of South Park season 10 (Cartoon Wars) are teh funniez

http://www.southparkstudios.com/?gclid=CL3OqPHSzJkCFRlcagodYF-nuw

OlderThanYou
03-31-2009, 01:38 AM
I like my Family Guy just as much as the next person, but episodes 3 and 4 of South Park season 10 (Cartoon Wars) are teh funniez

http://www.southparkstudios.com/?gclid=CL3OqPHSzJkCFRlcagodYF-nuw

I will have to check that out once I'm home.

Gotta say though, for my money, nothing (and I mean NOTHING) beats Robot Chicken. :D

Outerspaceman21
03-31-2009, 01:50 AM
I think as soon as Family Guy gained popularity, people got tired of the Simpsons, so the Simpson tried rehashing the formula and making it more like Family Guy, or at least more appealing to a family guy audience, which I think sucks.

As for the decline, I don't know. I stopped watching a long time ago.

Alison
03-31-2009, 05:15 AM
The episode for St.Patricks day, set in Ireland was shockingly bad. The accents were terrible, and there was nothing funny, except the bit on the giant's causeway. :(

randman21
03-31-2009, 05:28 AM
I still watch and enjoy the show.

dff_punk
03-31-2009, 05:39 AM
I still watch and enjoy the show.

Seconded. __________

Alison
03-31-2009, 05:45 AM
Other than the irish episode, i usually enjoy it. Maybe everyone who's not irish enjoyed that episode?

Al Coholic
03-31-2009, 06:41 AM
I still like the show. Everybody thinks at some point several seasons ago they were better and now they're declining. I think people have an inobjective, favorable opinion of past episodes they grew up with, and remember only their favorite parts/episodes. Then they get dissapointed when every new episode isn't an instant classic. I'm just happy they're still on the air.

T-6005
03-31-2009, 06:45 AM
I never really enjoyed The Simpsons. It appeals to a self-view of American culture that I've never really experienced, which sort of ruins my understanding.

Flux
03-31-2009, 07:01 AM
The movie was okay, but with all the hype it was given I expected a little more.

I stopped watching the Simpsons from season 12 onwards because thereís only a handful of episodes that I can actually bare to watch. I mostly watch the Treehouse of Horror eps. Iíve seen some of season 20 online and they seem to be pretty good.

Iím happy enough watching South Park and Family Guy.

SweetTatyana
03-31-2009, 07:02 AM
Yeah I certainly agree that the comedy is declining and it isn't as funny as before but the sad thing is that even at a weaker state, I find it much funnier than most other shows on TV, most new sitcoms are so bad.

delboy
03-31-2009, 12:03 PM
The reason why it sucks now is because around season 10 or so they fired a lot of writers and brought in new, young and hip writers.

nieh
03-31-2009, 12:55 PM
I still like the show. Everybody thinks at some point several seasons ago they were better and now they're declining. I think people have an inobjective, favorable opinion of past episodes they grew up with, and remember only their favorite parts/episodes. Then they get dissapointed when every new episode isn't an instant classic. I'm just happy they're still on the air.

I disagree. The style of humor and the stories on the whole drastically started shifting at around season 9 and kept changing even more after that. There's lots of people out there that don't prefer one style over the other, and I even know some people that prefer the newer stuff. I think pretty much everything from season 2ish until season 8 was pretty solid, 9 was mostly still enjoyable even though it was a big step towards the stuff that made the later seasons bad, whereas nowadays you might get a couple solid jokes an episode which isn't worth watching the rest of the show for.

AP guy
03-31-2009, 01:41 PM
The simpsons sucks more cock then a gay guy doing a porno. I'd rather watch shows with actual humans instead of some puppet charectar. Cartoons are the worst inventions ever.

cool 2 hate 681
03-31-2009, 04:24 PM
i stopped watching the simpsons about 10 years ago

RageAndLov
03-31-2009, 04:28 PM
I'm a huge simpsons fan and i love the show. But it's now the stupidest thing on tv. It's not funny at all anymore. What happened to it. It seems like ever sense the movie it hasn't been good. Has anyone noticed how stupid it's been lately.

You probably grew up. I liked The Simpsons a lot, but after some years when I matured more, I thought it wasn't funny anymore. And it's quite simple humor. Monthy Pyton is way better for instance.

randman21
03-31-2009, 06:47 PM
You probably grew up. I liked The Simpsons a lot, but after some years when I matured more, I thought it wasn't funny anymore. And it's quite simple humor. Monthy Pyton is way better for instance.
You know, Monty Python is probably some of the silliest stuff you're ever going to see. It's like, extremely smart, but at the same time, just as childish.

Anyway, I found an old tape with a lot of earlier Simpsons episodes on it. Like, first few seasons kind of stuff. On a lot of them, I didn't laugh one time.

nieh
03-31-2009, 07:08 PM
I'm not a fan of the first season, they didn't really develop their humor or the characters enough by that point. They got a lot better in the second and even more so in the third.

jacknife737
04-01-2009, 02:54 AM
I actually think i get a lot more out of watching the Simpsons now, then i did when i was little. There were a bunch of jokes that would have just gone way over my head when i was younger. Like, i'm pretty sure when i first saw, "22 Short Films About Springfield" I had no idea that it was a quasi-parody of Pulp Fiction.

Jesus
04-01-2009, 03:10 AM
The show its peak at like season 10/11. That said, the last couple episodes have been pretty good, especially when compared to the rest of the season.
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This season is pretty great.

They tend to play like 3-4 episodes a day here or so, so I usually catch some on tv and some of the old episodes aren't that brilliant as I remember them to be and others are even more brilliant because I now get more of the movie / book references etc (the writers are definitely movie buffs). I obviously don't get the same lmao thing as I used to get as a kid, I doubt any tv show is able to do that. But that's mostly because I'm not a kid anymore, and not the fault of a tv show.


You probably grew up. I liked The Simpsons a lot, but after some years when I matured more, I thought it wasn't funny anymore. And it's quite simple humor. Monthy Pyton is way better for instance.

Monty Python? The movies an theater registration are pretty awesome indeed. But flying circus (the tv show) is so dated, and overall not funny anymore (cause basically every show we grew up, stole from them and we already know it all) apart from the couple of sketches everyone knows.

RageAndLov
04-01-2009, 05:01 AM
I find Flying Circus funny, though as you said, the films are better. And to Rutegard; The first season of Simpsons is not very funny. I think Matt Groening and the crew was still exploring themselves and figuring out what direction they wanted to go with the series. Just like the first South Park episodes. But they were funny though. The first seasons of South Park is perhaps the best slapstick humor in a TV series I have seen.

Flux
04-01-2009, 07:02 AM
I'm not a fan of the first season, they didn't really develop their humor or the characters enough by that point. They got a lot better in the second and even more so in the third.

I hate seasons 1-3. I don’t find them funny at all. The Simpson’s most definitely took off in season 3.

dff_punk
04-01-2009, 07:04 AM
On a side note, the last episode of Family Guy was perhaps the worst ever made.... anyone who saw it agree? I mean, the Stewie plot was not that bad, but that religion one.. goddammit, that was one of the awfullest things I ever seen.

..but I still like the show.

SweetTatyana
04-02-2009, 09:23 AM
I actually think i get a lot more out of watching the Simpsons now, then i did when i was little. There were a bunch of jokes that would have just gone way over my head when i was younger. Like, i'm pretty sure when i first saw, "22 Short Films About Springfield" I had no idea that it was a quasi-parody of Pulp Fiction.

Yeah I agree, when I watch old ones there are so many funny jokes I know I missed before

F@ BANKZ
04-02-2009, 09:40 AM
Just 2 days ago a joke I came to understand a joke a Simpsons episode I used to watch in 2005 or so, 'just like that kid in that popular movie we saw'.

nieh
04-02-2009, 09:54 AM
I actually think i get a lot more out of watching the Simpsons now, then i did when i was little. There were a bunch of jokes that would have just gone way over my head when i was younger. Like, i'm pretty sure when i first saw, "22 Short Films About Springfield" I had no idea that it was a quasi-parody of Pulp Fiction.

I never realized the follow-up to the "a little girl is losing faith in democracy!" line in one of the earlier episodes was a complete joke until I saw it somewhat recently.