M0nkeyp0x: It's a cartoon show, so we should really judge it for the depth of it plots and how it has evolved over the years. People that put so much thought into an argument for this are the reason why I am starting to hate humanity.
halfof33: Lulz.Such hysteria over a program on the tee vee, or as my friend Joshua calls it the boob toob.While you have been arguing, I have managed to ink a deal to have my translation and summary of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu prepared for the Amazon Kindle.Look for it trending: soon!
Crewmannumber6: Can we talk about something a little more significant? Like the fact that Raylan didn't wear his Stetson ONCE in last weeks episode of Justified!
The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live: two shows that troll the masses.
I haven't consistently watched the Simpsons, but not because I think it got bad. I just outgrew it and there are other things I'd rather watch/do than catch the show. I'm confused because for a show that Fox is keeping around since it seems to be making them money and drawing in viewers, by Fark comments you think hardly anyone watched it.
If you guys like quality programming so much then how come you all didn't tune in to "Community" to make it a rating's blockbuster?
pedrop357: I can't remember the last time I saw a Simpsons where the way it ended had some connection to the way it started ie., had a plot.
RedPhoenix122: I haven't watched it in years, mostly because of lack of interest, but I can say that it's still gotta be better than half the new crap on TV. You know, Jersey Shore, Toddlers and Tiaras, (Insert random noun/verb) Wars, Real Housewives of Who Gives A Fark, etc.
pedrop357: The Simpsons does the same crap that Family Guy does, lots of disconnected jokes and themes in a 23ish minute show.I can't remember the last time I saw a Simpsons where the way it ended had some connection to the way it started ie., had a plot.
booger42: (GaryColemand-whofarkingcares.jpg)I'll watch new ones, I'll watch repeats - some are good, some not so good, but is it really necessary to biatch about when the show stopped being good?/worst rant ever
Lionel Mandrake: You got that right. While I may disagree with others on when/if the Simpsons jumped the shark, people who watch that crap should be summarily executed.
brantgoose: So that's what it said. It flashed by so fast all I could read was the first bit about getting fresh air.That sucks, come to think of it. Another joke ruined by the need to compress content to allow room for stupid commercials. I hate the Box Network and hope the Simpsons get out from under their thumb some day, to run in perpetuity on some better network that I don't have to pay extra for on cable or the web.666 Entertainment is nearly as evil as 666 News.
booger42: but is it really necessary to biatch about when the show stopped being good?
jbtilley: Wasilla Hillbilly: Each year makes it that much more unlikely that another show will catch up to it. 500 episodes is quite an accomplishment. I'd like to see it go for 600 or more before they give it up. That being said, I don't really watch the show anymore, but I'm still glad it's out there.That's pretty much the only reason the show still exists... to hit some arbitrary milestone. 20 years, 25 years, 138 episodes, 500 episodes, etc.
RedPhoenix122: Sorry, I only read such books in their native language, too much is lost in translation.
NaziKamikaze: I rarely saw a new episode from somewhere around '98 til the last couple of years. The new ones seem like an entirely different show. I still feel Seasons 3-6 were the prime (maybe 2.5 - 7/8) and no other seasons can compare to those.I remember talking to a friend a Sunday night while I was at work around 2000 or so that had to rush home. I asked why and they replied: "The Simpsons, duh!" I said it wasn't worth racing home for anymore and they thought I was crazy, but no episode has taken me in like the earlier seasons.Then there was a period that seemed like all the writers were on drugs and made each episode end with the family getting farked up in some way. It seemed to get better a couple years after that, but still not very entertaining.Pull the plug.Also, no grammar police going to comment on subby's use of the apostrophe?
thelordofcheese: The Simpsons should have ended about 5 years ago.The storylines are completely ridiculous. I bet very few remember when the plots (yes, they had actual plots) were related to real-world occurrences with which humans could empathize.
skinink: If you guys like quality programming so much then how come you all didn't tune in to "Community" to make it a rating's blockbuster?
Wasilla Hillbilly: Just out of curiosity...what was the significance of the 138th episode?
Macfine: I'd trade the last 250 episodes for 25 mediocre Futurama episodes.
Sybarite: Ah yes, the exact same joke from "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" in season 8.
9beers: How do people know the Simpsons suck if they stopped watching years ago because it sucked?
jbtilley: Wasilla Hillbilly: Just out of curiosity...what was the significance of the 138th episode?Just a reference to:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Simpsons_138th_Episode_Spectacular (new window)
SlothB77: i have come to the conclusion the show will only end when the voiceover talent for enough main characters is unable to continue their duties through disability or death. marge sounds like she is about 95 now.
jbtilley: That's pretty much the only reason the show still exists... to hit some arbitrary milestone. 20 years, 25 years, 138 episodes, 500 episodes, etc.
RedPhoenix122: Error 404: File Not Found.
Isildur: And which episode was it that ended with Mrs. Jefferson saying "This is what's known in the business as a shmaltzy ending"? I wanted to smack the writers. Yes, we're intelligent enough to know when an ending is sappy. Let us have our sappy ending without ruining it with a cynical addendum that oozes contempt for anyone enjoying the moment. I mention this just as another example of a growing cynicism or weariness the show had about itself that wasn't particularly funny, just... off-putting.
Prank Call of Cthulhu: Crewmannumber6: Can we talk about something a little more significant? Like the fact that Raylan didn't wear his Stetson ONCE in last weeks episode of Justified!Or the fact that "The Walking Dead" has now become so lethally boring that a character in the show just spontaneously fell into a catatonic state in an effort to leave the narrative.
1. Put snakes on plane: skinink: If you guys like quality programming so much then how come you all didn't tune in to "Community" to make it a rating's blockbuster?If only it actually worked that way.
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