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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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2013-07-30 11:23:29 PM  

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.


I'm not sure if kids were the prime demographic, particularly since it debuted as part of a fairly raunchy (for its time) show.  It's possible that some of the pop culture references weren't familiar to you.

/Haven't watch it regularly in almost ten years, so I can't say whether it's still good or not.
//Was in college when it debuted.
///Get off my lawn!
 
2013-07-30 11:40:02 PM  

HighOnCraic: 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.

I'm not sure if kids were the prime demographic, particularly since it debuted as part of a fairly raunchy (for its time) show.  It's possible that some of the pop culture references weren't familiar to you.

/Haven't watch it regularly in almost ten years, so I can't say whether it's still good or not.
//Was in college when it debuted.
///Get off my lawn!


BTW, MikeLowell'slink destroys the idea that it's just childish nostalgia to remember the early seasons better - it was a hit with adults too. Just like Star Wars
 
2013-07-31 12:13:48 AM  

Fano: HighOnCraic: 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.

I'm not sure if kids were the prime demographic, particularly since it debuted as part of a fairly raunchy (for its time) show.  It's possible that some of the pop culture references weren't familiar to you.

/Haven't watch it regularly in almost ten years, so I can't say whether it's still good or not.
//Was in college when it debuted.
///Get off my lawn!

BTW, MikeLowell'slink destroys the idea that it's just childish nostalgia to remember the early seasons better - it was a hit with adults too. Just like Star Wars


Ironically, my sister, who's very religious, wouldn't let her kids watch The Simpsons.  I remember watching TV with my nephew (who was around 12 or so at the time), flipping through channels, and he when I wanted to watch The Simpsons, he was adamant about the fact that he wasn't allowed to watch it, and while you'd think that a kid that age would be curious about a taboo show, he wouldn't stop complaining (politely) until I flipped to some other show.

/I'm old enough to remember prime-time cartoons like "Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home."
 
2013-07-31 05:16:13 AM  

frepnog: Trey writes humor for grown ups.


Nah, South Park has a lot of adult humor if you understand my meaning.  The Simpsons was (is?) filled with all manner of intelligent humor, pop culture references that kids wouldn't get, allusions to great art, literature and cinema, satire and political skewering.

frepnog: [Fano]:Just the opposite, society outgrew the Simpsons. The sort of stuff that was shocking in the early years "Bart is an underachiever and proud of it" and sundry other things have gotten buried by the shocking vulgarity of Family Guy, South Park, and Venture Brothers. I mean, Homer is not going to make an explicit joke about cutting open a woman's corpse and having sex with the new orifice, and then shoving his hand in a mayonnaise jar to simulate the sound.

yeah, it is far too tame.


This is a more apt description as compared with Family Guy et al.
 
2013-07-31 05:37:25 PM  

Rhames: Simpsons sucked the first one or two seasons as well but then hit a stride.


man, Season 2 seems to be the show's most under-rated season. I don't think season 1 is as bad as it gets made out to be, but Season 2 is a huge jump in quality; yet it gets lumped in with season 1 for some reason.
 
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