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(Deadline)   The Simpsons will finally get a cable syndication deal, meaning it will be fully conceivable that every hour of every day somewhere in the world an episode of the show will be airing on television   (deadline.com) divider line 105
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2013-07-29 11:40:54 PM
I thought they were.

I don't have cable any more but when I did I counted eight episodes of the Simpsons a day. It wouldn't take a lot of cable systems to saturate TV time and space.
 
2013-07-29 11:49:51 PM
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I'm holding out for FXXX.
 
2013-07-29 11:53:12 PM
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2013-07-29 11:54:50 PM
Bigger version of that image here
 
2013-07-30 12:03:37 AM
I wish it was on Netflix Canada.
 
2013-07-30 01:26:13 AM
The sun never sets on the Simpsons Empire.
 
2013-07-30 01:36:54 AM
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Unimpressed.
 
2013-07-30 01:42:56 AM

DanZero: In before

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I was going to say .... people still watch that show? LOL
Seriously, once it became uncool for bart to be so stupid and for homer to choke bart ....

sigh
might be time to rewatch the first couple of seasons
 
2013-07-30 01:54:19 AM
So "The Family Guy" will get the same deal shortly afterwards. . .
 
2013-07-30 02:27:15 AM
Is this like the Caine-Hackman theory?
 
2013-07-30 02:48:19 AM

namatad: DanZero: In before

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I was going to say .... people still watch that show? LOL
Seriously, once it became uncool for bart to be so stupid and for homer to choke bart ....

sigh
might be time to rewatch the first couple of seasons


The only people who say this, haven't watch the show. Karl going to his homeland of Iceland to clear his family name was priceless.  The episode about the Norwegian immagrants was the best political satire for the longest time. they even had a "Future" show recently, that was as heartfelt as anything in the past.

So really. Live in the past. The Simpsons don't.
 
2013-07-30 04:24:24 AM

Darth_Lukecash: The only people who say this, haven't watch the show.


I have yet to see anyone provide a half-decent rebuttal of anything Dead Homer Society (particularly their Compare and Contrast) has written.

Darth_Lukecash: So really. Live in the past. The Simpsons don't.


And there's this too.
 
2013-07-30 06:52:11 AM
So...like The Brady Bunch reruns in the '80s, then?
 
2013-07-30 07:34:15 AM
You know what's jumped the shark? "Simpsons Sucks Now, They Used To Be Better" arguments.

We get it already, the show is not as good as it used to be. But you know what? Simpsons Seasons ~2-8 (2-5, 3-7, depending on your opinion) are arguably some of the best TV ever created. Period, end of sentence. Not best comedy, not best animation, not "best TV before the Soprano's launched the new television cable drama Golden Age". Best. TV. Ever.

So OK, The Simpsons wasn't able to sustain world class television quality for 24 farking years. THE HORROR! Hell we all jerk ourselves off when Breaking Bad gives us 6 episodes in an 18 month time frame.

If you don't like New Simpsons then fine, don't watch it. Treasure the first 180-200 episodes or so and ignore the rest. Just stop whipping this "Simpsons Sucks" horse like it's going to somehow make the show better.
 
2013-07-30 07:47:47 AM
I don't understand the headline.

We had Simpsons on at least one channel all day, every day about fifteen years ago up here. Probably one of the reasons I stopped watching, having seen "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" about three hundred times.
 
2013-07-30 07:53:01 AM
I used to watch the Simpsons every week it was a great show, then I realized that I hadn't seen it in a while and when I did it wasn't as funny.  Is the Simpsons getting worse or am I getting older and out growing the humor?  I see a lot of comments about SNL or late night TV and I notice that people think the best age happened when they were in their late teens early twenties so did we just move past the Simpsons demographic.
 
2013-07-30 08:09:12 AM
Can I do my thesis on this topic at PCU?
 
2013-07-30 08:09:57 AM
Subby is at least a decade late on that headline.
 
2013-07-30 08:10:42 AM

GreenAdder: Is this like the Caine-Hackman theory?


I'd watch A Bridge Too Far again.

Though the film gave short-shrift to the actual communications problems, which were more complex than simply not having the right crystals.

Oh, and I'm wearing the t-shirt of the band I'm going to go see.
 
2013-07-30 08:18:01 AM
I guess this means it'll be another 10 years before they license it to Netflix then... I'd love to go binge on a ton of older Simpsons episodes but I guess there's no chance of getting streaming rights when they can potentially get a billion for the cable rights.
 
2013-07-30 08:18:09 AM

Lokasenna: I don't understand the headline.

We had Simpsons on at least one channel all day, every day about fifteen years ago up here. Probably one of the reasons I stopped watching, having seen "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" about three hundred times.


We used to have it on at either 5pm or 6pm depending on when each Fox affiliate aired their news hour. It was always still on Fox though. The article is blocked for me since I'm at work, but I'm guessing this is cable syndication, not reruns on the same network.
 
2013-07-30 08:19:15 AM
A Bridge Too Far. Caine and Hackman in the same movie together! "This is my thesis, man!"

/Obscure?
 
2013-07-30 08:20:30 AM

Darth_Lukecash: So really. Live in the past. The Simpsons don't.


They have their moments, but there really is only so much one can do given the character setup. Time to just end on a high note and walk off quietly into the sunset.
 
2013-07-30 08:31:22 AM

INeedAName: A Bridge Too Far. Caine and Hackman in the same movie together! "This is my thesis, man!"


Blow me where the pampers is
 
2013-07-30 08:38:04 AM
It will subsequently turned into a hard core sex channel so gradually you won't even notice.
 
2013-07-30 08:40:57 AM

jayhawk88: You know what's jumped the shark? "Simpsons Sucks Now, They Used To Be Better" arguments.

We get it already, the show is not as good as it used to be. But you know what? Simpsons Seasons ~2-8 (2-5, 3-7, depending on your opinion) are arguably some of the best TV ever created. Period, end of sentence. Not best comedy, not best animation, not "best TV before the Soprano's launched the new television cable drama Golden Age". Best. TV. Ever.

So OK, The Simpsons wasn't able to sustain world class television quality for 24 farking years. THE HORROR! Hell we all jerk ourselves off when Breaking Bad gives us 6 episodes in an 18 month time frame.

If you don't like New Simpsons then fine, don't watch it. Treasure the first 180-200 episodes or so and ignore the rest. Just stop whipping this "Simpsons Sucks" horse like it's going to somehow make the show better.



Well, to be fair, your counter-argument has also been made a million times, so we could say it has also jumped the shark.

That's, like, three shark jumps in a row. I'm not sure whether it is bad or not, because it sounds awesome...
 
2013-07-30 08:41:53 AM
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My favorite episode: Homer at the Bat and I don't even like baseball.
 
2013-07-30 08:42:43 AM

GreenAdder: Is this like the Caine-Hackman theory?


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com It's the subject for his Masters.
 
2013-07-30 08:45:02 AM

dittybopper: GreenAdder: Is this like the Caine-Hackman theory?

I'd watch A Bridge Too Far again.

Though the film gave short-shrift to the actual communications problems, which were more complex than simply not having the right crystals.

Oh, and I'm wearing the t-shirt of the band I'm going to go see.


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com Don't be that guy.
 
2013-07-30 08:47:18 AM

DanZero: In before

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I'm not convinced that the creator's intent is to inspire nerd-rage or not, but there are several things that are simply wrong about that picture.  Namely, at least one of the things shown to be not funny in the latter seasons actually occurred in the "good' seasons, the politics of the Simpsons has always been pro-gay rights, and he farking misspelled "loser."  Isn't it ironic?  Don't you think?
 
2013-07-30 08:56:21 AM
the Simpsons were, to me, just never all that funny.  I am prime Simpsons demographic - I was a kid when they originally debuted on the Tracy Ullman show.  I remember the original skits when they aired on that show.  I watched the show when it first aired as its own thing.

It was just never all that funny to me.  From time to time, it would illicit a chuckle, but nothing serious and I can seriously not recall more than a few "stand-out" episodes - and I have seen TONS of the episodes up until probably 2000 or so when I said to myself "why am I watching this?  I don't really care for the show".

I remember when the Simpsons movie came out thinking "ok, Groening.  Here is your chance - show me I'm wrong, make me a fan".

And guys - the Simpsons movie is a pile of unmitigated shiat.  The ONLY funny thing was the "spider-pig" bit - and that was just a stupid throwaway line.

I have the same problem with Futurama.  It just isn't funny.  I have seen most episodes of Futurama.  NOT ONE episode stands out as memorable beyond the one with the sad dog waiting for Frye  - and that was pretty farking far from funny and was the only memorable part of the episode.  I have absolutely no idea what the rest of that episode is about - and I have seen it at least three times.

Am I alone in this?

/South Park has more "funny" in its first two seasons than Simpsons has had in its entire run.  I AM NOT TROLLING.
 
2013-07-30 08:58:37 AM

frepnog: /South Park has more "funny" in its first two seasons than Simpsons has had in its entire run. I AM NOT TROLLING.


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2013-07-30 09:01:18 AM

biyaaatci: DanZero: In before

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I'm not convinced that the creator's intent is to inspire nerd-rage or not, but there are several things that are simply wrong about that picture.  Namely, at least one of the things shown to be not funny in the latter seasons actually occurred in the "good' seasons, the politics of the Simpsons has always been pro-gay rights, and he farking misspelled "loser."  Isn't it ironic?  Don't you think?


"Looser" is the hallmark of derp, signifying purity.
 
2013-07-30 09:02:56 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: frepnog: /South Park has more "funny" in its first two seasons than Simpsons has had in its entire run. I AM NOT TROLLING.

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not sure what that means but it made me laugh...  but truth is that Trey Parker is a comedic farking genius.  EVERY South Park episode is not amazing, but when he is firing on all cylinders NO ONE is funnier.  No one can skewer reality like he can.
 
2013-07-30 09:04:10 AM

MagicBoris: That's, like, three shark jumps in a row. I'm not sure whether it is bad or not, because it sounds awesome...


The sequel to Sharknado....Crash Wendigo was a former world class water skier, fallen on hard times and forced to play a sad water carnival in Del Boca Vista. But when sharks invade the water carnival and show that they have learned to jump ramps....all hell breaks loose! Shark Jumper, this fall on SyFy.
 
2013-07-30 09:08:08 AM

frepnog: not sure what that means but it made me laugh... but truth is that Trey Parker is a comedic farking genius. EVERY South Park episode is not amazing, but when he is firing on all cylinders NO ONE is funnier. No one can skewer reality like he can.


Its the eyeball stare to imply you're crazy

I agree that Trey does write good comedy but he writes comedy using a blunt object and is almost never subtle with his sarcasm. Where as Matt has always been much more subtle with his comedy.

Different strokes, different folks I guess
 
2013-07-30 09:20:14 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: frepnog: not sure what that means but it made me laugh... but truth is that Trey Parker is a comedic farking genius. EVERY South Park episode is not amazing, but when he is firing on all cylinders NO ONE is funnier. No one can skewer reality like he can.

Its the eyeball stare to imply you're crazy

I agree that Trey does write good comedy but he writes comedy using a blunt object and is almost never subtle with his sarcasm. Where as Matt has always been much more subtle with his comedy.

Different strokes, different folks I guess


to me the difference is that Trey doesn't have to write comedy that can be seen as inoffensive to the average 12 year old.  The Simpsons must be, and has always been, a family show because it was and is a network television program.

Trey writes humor for grown ups.
 
2013-07-30 09:24:49 AM

Cheron: I used to watch the Simpsons every week it was a great show, then I realized that I hadn't seen it in a while and when I did it wasn't as funny.  Is the Simpsons getting worse or am I getting older and out growing the humor?  I see a lot of comments about SNL or late night TV and I notice that people think the best age happened when they were in their late teens early twenties so did we just move past the Simpsons demographic.


Lots of comedies actually stay relatively the same over their run, but are perceived as less funny because the running jokes/style of humor are played out. There are plenty of good episodes over the years, but how many times can you hear D'oh! and continue to get the same enjoyment out of it?
 
2013-07-30 09:24:57 AM

wikid one: Lokasenna: I don't understand the headline.

We had Simpsons on at least one channel all day, every day about fifteen years ago up here. Probably one of the reasons I stopped watching, having seen "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" about three hundred times.

We used to have it on at either 5pm or 6pm depending on when each Fox affiliate aired their news hour. It was always still on Fox though. The article is blocked for me since I'm at work, but I'm guessing this is cable syndication, not reruns on the same network.


It wasn't limited to Fox, but it was sold into broadcast syndication, meaning that only broadcast affiliates could purchase it.  For you, that was your Fox affiliate, for us, it was our NBC affiliate.  It just depended on your local area, but it was always a broadcast affiliate.

The problem with the original deal is that was set to last until the show got canceled, at which point a new deal would be negotiated.  But nobody thought that the show would run for 25+ years.  I'm not sure how they're getting out of the original deal, but this talk means they're either thinking of ending the show (unlikely) or maybe they're buying out the broadcast affiliates.
 
2013-07-30 09:31:48 AM

rugman11: But nobody thought that the show would run for 25+ years.


and it never should have.  The Simpsons should be a nice piece of animated nostalgia - not a 25 year old program struggling to maintain relevance.

/old family guy is great - and should have stayed cancelled.  American Dad is the McFarlane show with legs.
 
2013-07-30 09:44:46 AM

rugman11: wikid one: Lokasenna: I don't understand the headline.

We had Simpsons on at least one channel all day, every day about fifteen years ago up here. Probably one of the reasons I stopped watching, having seen "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" about three hundred times.

We used to have it on at either 5pm or 6pm depending on when each Fox affiliate aired their news hour. It was always still on Fox though. The article is blocked for me since I'm at work, but I'm guessing this is cable syndication, not reruns on the same network.

It wasn't limited to Fox, but it was sold into broadcast syndication, meaning that only broadcast affiliates could purchase it.  For you, that was your Fox affiliate, for us, it was our NBC affiliate.  It just depended on your local area, but it was always a broadcast affiliate.

The problem with the original deal is that was set to last until the show got canceled, at which point a new deal would be negotiated.  But nobody thought that the show would run for 25+ years.  I'm not sure how they're getting out of the original deal, but this talk means they're either thinking of ending the show (unlikely) or maybe they're buying out the broadcast affiliates.


The arrival says that this new deal won't have an affect on broadcast syndication.
 
2013-07-30 09:52:30 AM

jayhawk88: We get it already, the show is not as good as it used to be. But you know what? Simpsons Seasons ~2-8 (2-5, 3-7, depending on your opinion) are arguably some of the best TV ever created. Period, end of sentence. Not best comedy, not best animation, not "best TV before the Soprano's launched the new television cable drama Golden Age". Best. TV. Ever.


That's what bugs me about complaints about the decline in quality of the show. I mean sure the show is not as awesome as it was in season 5. But is there any show that is currently on network TV that is as funny as Simpsons season 5. I mean the best Parks and Recreation episodes are but they aren't as consistent.

Plus like others have mentioned the show is pretty funny. The episode where the hipsters move to Springfield made me laugh a lot. And the one where it is explained why Homer doesn't like dogs was really well written.
 
2013-07-30 09:53:20 AM

namatad: might be time to rewatch the first couple of seasons


I was in high school/college during what I consider the golden years. I swear I've seen the mid to late 90s episodes 40 times each (VHS, man, you had to be there). Dorks in bars try to out-Simpsons quote me, and with a spaghetti Western soundtrack playing in the background...I always win. Then I blow the smoke off my barrel.

My real point, though, is that sometimes I get a raging craving to watch earlier Simpsons. Like how your body craves a certain food or drink. Or maybe that band you used to love but stopped listening to for some reason. It usually ends up with me staying up for 8 more hours and being hungover for work, but it has to be done.
 
2013-07-30 10:03:43 AM

HighOnCraic: So "The Family Guy" will get the same deal shortly afterwards. . .


Ummm...The Family Guy has already been syndicated on cable for years.  Where have you been?
 
2013-07-30 10:06:48 AM
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Also unimpressed
 
2013-07-30 10:09:39 AM

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Also unimpressed


that is one funny 30 minutes (well 22-26 depending) of television right there.  Classic Lucy, and the show generally holds up as funny.

/Lucy was over well before my time and yet - so many stand out episodes.
 
2013-07-30 10:09:59 AM
It better include all the old episodes. Since the HD switch Fox hasn't put anything outside of the last two seasons in their re-run slots. What Homer thought that  was a good idea?
 
2013-07-30 10:28:36 AM

frepnog: the Simpsons were, to me, just never all that funny.  I am prime Simpsons demographic - I was a kid when they originally debuted on the Tracy Ullman show.  I remember the original skits when they aired on that show.  I watched the show when it first aired as its own thing.

It was just never all that funny to me.  From time to time, it would illicit a chuckle, but nothing serious and I can seriously not recall more than a few "stand-out" episodes - and I have seen TONS of the episodes up until probably 2000 or so when I said to myself "why am I watching this?  I don't really care for the show".

I remember when the Simpsons movie came out thinking "ok, Groening.  Here is your chance - show me I'm wrong, make me a fan".

And guys - the Simpsons movie is a pile of unmitigated shiat.  The ONLY funny thing was the "spider-pig" bit - and that was just a stupid throwaway line.

I have the same problem with Futurama.  It just isn't funny.  I have seen most episodes of Futurama.  NOT ONE episode stands out as memorable beyond the one with the sad dog waiting for Frye  - and that was pretty farking far from funny and was the only memorable part of the episode.  I have absolutely no idea what the rest of that episode is about - and I have seen it at least three times.

Am I alone in this?

/South Park has more "funny" in its first two seasons than Simpsons has had in its entire run.  I AM NOT TROLLING.



See, this is the part where you fail to understand the difference between facts and your opinion. You're mistaking one for the other.
 
2013-07-30 10:30:39 AM

frepnog: NOT ONE episode stands out as memorable beyond the one with the sad dog waiting for Frye - and that was pretty farking far from funny and was the only memorable part of the episode. I have absolutely no idea what the rest of that episode is about


That was so farking sad as to be utterly and completely out of place in that show.  I can't recall any other episode that went to those depths to be so totally depressing at the end.

/The rest of your post is crazystuffs :)
 
2013-07-30 10:32:41 AM

frepnog: rugman11: But nobody thought that the show would run for 25+ years.

and it never should have.  The Simpsons should be a nice piece of animated nostalgia - not a 25 year old program struggling to maintain relevance.

/old family guy is great - and should have stayed cancelled.  American Dad is the McFarlane show with legs.


That's not really fair to Joe.
 
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