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(Uproxx)   The Simpsons Marathon Day 2 Discussion Thread. Season 3 starts at 3:30AM ET while Season 4 begins at 3:30PM ET on FXX (LGT complete schedule)   (uproxx.com) divider line 447
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2014-08-22 08:32:22 AM  
Marge vs. the Monorail, tonight at 9:00 EST
 
2014-08-22 09:08:13 AM  
Nice. Season 3 is where it started to really hit its stride and season 4 is where it just takes off.
 
2014-08-22 10:16:13 AM  

Mentat: Marge vs. the Monorail, tonight at 9:00 EST


100 percent in for that. Season 3 is one of my favorites.
 
2014-08-22 11:40:00 AM  
I wish I wasn't at work right now.  I also wish Charter worked with the FXNow app.

/does anyone wanna switch seats?
 
2014-08-22 11:44:09 AM  
This is my problem with the marathon. It buries some of the best stuff in time slots where no one will watch them.
 
2014-08-22 11:45:56 AM  

Detinwolf: I wish I wasn't at work right now.  I also wish Charter worked with the FXNow app.

/does anyone wanna switch seats?


I will but I have FIOS who doesnt support it either
 
2014-08-22 11:46:04 AM  

Detinwolf: I wish I wasn't at work right now.  I also wish Charter worked with the FXNow app.

/does anyone wanna switch seats?


THIS. I was very pissed when I saw Charter wasn't one of the companies that had FXNow - bastards.
 
2014-08-22 11:47:35 AM  

eagles95: Detinwolf: I wish I wasn't at work right now.  I also wish Charter worked with the FXNow app.

/does anyone wanna switch seats?

I will but I have FIOS who doesnt support it either


Nor does DirectTV.  WTH.
 
2014-08-22 11:48:04 AM  
i forgot the absolute quality of the early episodes.  one after another.  went to bed after Uncy Herb.
 
2014-08-22 11:48:24 AM  
I want an Itchy and Scratchy marathon.
 
2014-08-22 11:51:54 AM  

ManateeGag: i forgot the absolute quality of the early episodes.  one after another.  went to bed after Uncy Herb.


The hits never stopped seasons 3-7. Every one golden. I may have to play along by loading up myDVDs for a marathon
 
2014-08-22 11:52:23 AM  

ManateeGag: i forgot the absolute quality of the early episodes.  one after another.  went to bed after Uncy Herb.


Ha, same here.  More emotional than I recall and some great throwaway gags that I forgot.  "Don't toy with me, woman."
 
2014-08-22 12:08:32 PM  

ManateeGag: i forgot the absolute quality of the early episodes.  one after another.  went to bed after Uncy Herb.


It really was amazing watching episodes that were damn near 30 years old still being laugh out loud funny today. Very few shows can claim that, and even though I still watch the show there's little doubt those classic early shows were far superior to the current seasons.

Especially with the craptastic animation they were using back then it's kinda cool to still be amused by them. While watching with my 6 year old (who of course has never seen an episode not in HD), he said "Why does it look like I drew the Simpsons?"

That's how TV looked in the 90s kid, and that's how we liked it!

/DVR set to record some of the classics today...even though I already own the DVDs
 
2014-08-22 12:13:37 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: I want an Itchy and Scratchy marathon.


Itchy & Scratchy & Marge was on last night.  Lots of laughs in that one.
 
2014-08-22 12:17:17 PM  
Just downloaded the Xfinity App, watching it now while "working". Very upset I missed "Homer at the Bat". One of my personal favorites.
 
2014-08-22 12:23:48 PM  
Remember the one where Bart placed a crank call? Priceless.
 
2014-08-22 12:25:47 PM  
"I saw some awful things in 'Nam, but you really have to wonder at the mentality that would desecrate a helpless puma!"
 
2014-08-22 12:34:54 PM  
Some of the crop and zooming is pretty noticeable..
 
2014-08-22 12:35:58 PM  

styckx: Some of the crop and zooming is pretty noticeable..


Yeah, I was pretty disappointed to watch the first episode at the start of the marathon and see that it was zoomed in to make it widescreen.  Can't stand when networks do that to older shows.
 
2014-08-22 12:38:32 PM  
He's right.
About the ox?
Avout everything, dammit!
 
2014-08-22 12:38:37 PM  

NeoCortex42: styckx: Some of the crop and zooming is pretty noticeable..

Yeah, I was pretty disappointed to watch the first episode at the start of the marathon and see that it was zoomed in to make it widescreen.  Can't stand when networks do that to older shows.


Same. Comedy Central doesnt do it with old South Park episodes. I wish Fox didn't do it with The Simpsons. No need for it. 4:3 adds to the nostalgia
 
2014-08-22 12:40:54 PM  

Tencolin: "I saw some awful things in 'Nam, but you really have to wonder at the mentality that would desecrate a helpless puma!"


The year was 1968. We were on recon in a steaming Mekong delta. An overheated private removed his flack jacket, revealing a T-shirt with an ironed-on sporting the MAD slogan "Up with Mini-skirts!". Well, we all had a good laugh, even though I didn't quite understand it. But our momentary lapse of concentration allowed "Charlie" to get the drop on us. I spent the next three years in a POW camp, forced to subsist on a thin stew made of fish, vegetables, prawns, coconut milk, and four kinds of rice. I came close to madness trying to find it here in the States, but they just can't get the spices right!
 
GBB
2014-08-22 12:59:31 PM  

ManateeGag: i forgot the absolute quality of the early episodes.  one after another.  went to bed after Uncy Herb.


I wonder if they would ever consider re-animating the early seasons with current techniques?
 
2014-08-22 01:13:13 PM  

styckx: NeoCortex42: styckx: Some of the crop and zooming is pretty noticeable..

Yeah, I was pretty disappointed to watch the first episode at the start of the marathon and see that it was zoomed in to make it widescreen.  Can't stand when networks do that to older shows.

Same. Comedy Central doesnt do it with old South Park episodes. I wish Fox didn't do it with The Simpsons. No need for it. 4:3 adds to the nostalgia


It's not even a matter of nostalgia.  When it's cropped to 4:3, the framing gets all farked up.  It  feels like it's zoomed in.  It's just as bad as when movies were cropped to 4:3 to air on TV.
 
GBB
2014-08-22 01:25:29 PM  

styckx: NeoCortex42: styckx: Some of the crop and zooming is pretty noticeable..

Yeah, I was pretty disappointed to watch the first episode at the start of the marathon and see that it was zoomed in to make it widescreen.  Can't stand when networks do that to older shows.

Same. Comedy Central doesnt do it with old South Park episodes. I wish Fox didn't do it with The Simpsons. No need for it. 4:3 adds to the nostalgia


Fark Comedy Central.  They used to fark up the subtitle gag on Futurama with stupid little ads when they first started replaying them.
 
2014-08-22 01:35:03 PM  
Looking back at these old episodes, you see how sweet Homer is. Sure, he's an idiot, but he doesn't have a malicious bone in his body.
 
2014-08-22 01:36:45 PM  
Funniest ever was "Bart the Daredevil."

Best ever was "You Only Move Twice."

But it's really hard to go wrong in seasons 3 - 7.
 
2014-08-22 01:39:11 PM  

cookiefleck: Looking back at these old episodes, you see how sweet Homer is. Sure, he's an idiot, but he doesn't have a malicious bone in his body.


I think that's something that's missing from the last decade or so.  Homer was always something of a boob, but he typically meant well and would do about anything for his family.  It was part of the charm, and they recaptured that a bit with the movie.  (Of course, they brought back a lot of the original writers for the movie.)
 
2014-08-22 01:50:32 PM  
It was nice to catch the 1st ever Episode I ever saw yesterday, It was "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish"the cable system where I lived did not carry the Bangor Maine FOX network so my brother who lived in Portland, ME would record them and send them too me.
 
2014-08-22 01:55:56 PM  

cookiefleck: Looking back at these old episodes, you see how sweet Homer is. Sure, he's an idiot, but he doesn't have a malicious bone in his body.


we were saying the samething last night. It seemed to be a fox network thing. Married with Children same idea. the family was dysfunctional but not the caricatures they became.

In the episode last night where Bart burns Lisa's thanksgiving centerpiece Homer is the first to jump up and discipline Bart. They were worried about being good parents etc etc. Marge trying to convince Homer that discipline is what all the books say is good etc. Hell he puts his beer down and rushes home from Moe's because he is excited about the monster truck show, bart runs to the yard to wait for homer to get home and they share their excitement, I don't recall stuff like that happening in the later seasons.
 
2014-08-22 02:24:40 PM  
I came home and immediately turned on FXX last night and let it be the soundtrack of my evening. Most of these episodes I haven't seen since I was a kid when they were on the first time around. for instance the sushi chef in the Homer thinks he's dying episode caught my ear when I heard that no very familiar baritone of George Takai getting down with Krabapple.

Then I sat down and meticulously recorded some of my favorites so that I wouldn't miss them, to include tonight's Monorail episode just so I can revisit them later.

I thought the apocalyptic future commercial was ridiculous until the marathon actually started. I can't watch just one episode.
 
2014-08-22 02:27:20 PM  

kindms: cookiefleck: Looking back at these old episodes, you see how sweet Homer is. Sure, he's an idiot, but he doesn't have a malicious bone in his body.

we were saying the samething last night. It seemed to be a fox network thing. Married with Children same idea. the family was dysfunctional but not the caricatures they became.

In the episode last night where Bart burns Lisa's thanksgiving centerpiece Homer is the first to jump up and discipline Bart. They were worried about being good parents etc etc. Marge trying to convince Homer that discipline is what all the books say is good etc. Hell he puts his beer down and rushes home from Moe's because he is excited about the monster truck show, bart runs to the yard to wait for homer to get home and they share their excitement, I don't recall stuff like that happening in the later seasons.


I was saying the same thing to my wife last night.  It is such a different show now
 
2014-08-22 02:31:17 PM  
I still notice things in the show. Watched the episode "dog of death" earlier (where the dog needs surgery and the family has to sacrifice) and noticed that Maggie was wearing not just any old sack, but a crown royal sack.
 
2014-08-22 02:41:11 PM  

nocturnal001: I still notice things in the show. Watched the episode "dog of death" earlier (where the dog needs surgery and the family has to sacrifice) and noticed that Maggie was wearing not just any old sack, but a crown royal sack.


Yes! Last night Homer was flipping through cable channels and one of the sound snippets was the Itchy & Scratchy "Porch Pals" episode (from just a few episodes prior to that one!) Brilliant.
 
2014-08-22 02:47:28 PM  
Set the DVR to record "Last Exit to Springfield" (tonight at 11:30 EDT).  My personal favorite episode.  My husband never saw any Simpsons before we met, and he's never seen it, so he'll get to enjoy it Saturday.
 
2014-08-22 02:50:43 PM  

Slam Bradley: kindms: cookiefleck: Looking back at these old episodes, you see how sweet Homer is. Sure, he's an idiot, but he doesn't have a malicious bone in his body.

we were saying the samething last night. It seemed to be a fox network thing. Married with Children same idea. the family was dysfunctional but not the caricatures they became.

In the episode last night where Bart burns Lisa's thanksgiving centerpiece Homer is the first to jump up and discipline Bart. They were worried about being good parents etc etc. Marge trying to convince Homer that discipline is what all the books say is good etc. Hell he puts his beer down and rushes home from Moe's because he is excited about the monster truck show, bart runs to the yard to wait for homer to get home and they share their excitement, I don't recall stuff like that happening in the later seasons.

I was saying the same thing to my wife last night.  It is such a different show now


It really is. I always wanted Homer to succeed during those old seasons. They really knew how to balance the comedy with truly heartwarming moments.
 
2014-08-22 02:59:25 PM  

KatjaMouse: I came home and immediately turned on FXX last night and let it be the soundtrack of my evening. Most of these episodes I haven't seen since I was a kid when they were on the first time around. for instance the sushi chef in the Homer thinks he's dying episode caught my ear when I heard that no very familiar baritone of George Takai getting down with Krabapple.


I had never noticed until last night that that was Krabapple.
 
2014-08-22 03:01:24 PM  

Fano: ManateeGag: i forgot the absolute quality of the early episodes.  one after another.  went to bed after Uncy Herb.

The hits never stopped seasons 3-7. Every one golden. I may have to play along by loading up myDVDs for a marathon


I feel like viewership will drop off the last few days of the marathon due to viewer fatigue, and well let's be honest it's > season 10 Simpsons by then after all...
 
2014-08-22 03:13:50 PM  
I don't know how well the economics of it would work, but I could really go for a Simpsons channel (be it on TV or web).  They could do regular episodes, episodes with commentary, interviews with cast, celebrity fans, pop up video style factoid versions of the show...

This thing has been great.  I might even give some of the post season 10 episodes a chance just because they're on.
 
2014-08-22 03:24:34 PM  
Homer at the Bat just finished. That might be the best sports themed episode of a TV show ever. It even led to one of the few funny moments in the later seasons when Lisa asked Mike Sciosca about his cancer from working in the power plant. "Actually, it gave me super managerial powers!"
 
2014-08-22 03:29:25 PM  
My uncle refuses to watch The Simpsons because the first time he turned it on it was the scene where Homer steals Bart's money.
 
2014-08-22 03:53:33 PM  
I also find it amazing watching these early episodes (which I haven't seen in 10 years) how controversial the show was. I was 14 when it started and I remember the hand-wringing.  Even Barbara Bush weighed in by saying "was the dumbest thing [she] had ever seen."

How is that possible?  This is a person how had been around for BJ and the Bear, My Mother the Car, and She's the Sheriff.  How is the Simpsons dumber than any of that?

I don't remember what was so threatening about this show, and I certainly can't see it now.
 
2014-08-22 03:59:12 PM  
Last night I went to sleep with Homer stealing cable and woke up to Bart joining the mob. The Neil Patrick Harris at the end part still makes me laugh. "Where do you want the bullet Skinner?"
 
2014-08-22 04:00:34 PM  
"Marge, there's an empty spot I've always had inside me. I tried to fill it with family, religion, community service ... but those were dead ends!"
 
2014-08-22 04:07:25 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I don't remember what was so threatening about this show, and I certainly can't see it now.


I think it was because Bart was disrespectful to his parents, particularly Homer. And the naughty language. Yes, Farkers. There was an era when America clutched its collective pearls over an animated 10 year old saying "Crap" on network television.
 
2014-08-22 04:18:20 PM  

KatjaMouse: Rapmaster2000: I don't remember what was so threatening about this show, and I certainly can't see it now.

I think it was because Bart was disrespectful to his parents, particularly Homer. And the naughty language. Yes, Farkers. There was an era when America clutched its collective pearls over an animated 10 year old saying "Crap" on network television.


thewallbreakers.com
shop.fox.com

banned from schools

/won't someone think of the children!
 
2014-08-22 04:20:46 PM  

kindms: cookiefleck: Looking back at these old episodes, you see how sweet Homer is. Sure, he's an idiot, but he doesn't have a malicious bone in his body.

 Married with Children same idea.


It was annoying what they did with that show in its later years of its run.   It started sliding fast when Jefferson came in..  The entire show went from being based in a loose reality to a wackadoodle sight gag show.
 
2014-08-22 04:23:14 PM  

styckx: kindms: cookiefleck: Looking back at these old episodes, you see how sweet Homer is. Sure, he's an idiot, but he doesn't have a malicious bone in his body.

 Married with Children same idea.

It was annoying what they did with that show in its later years of its run.   It started sliding fast when Jefferson came in..  The entire show went from being based in a loose reality to a wackadoodle sight gag show.


Ted McGinley:  Show Killer
 
2014-08-22 04:27:04 PM  
This morning before I left for work one of the treehouse of terrors was on with teh magical moneky wish hand, made my morning.
 
2014-08-22 04:36:06 PM  
Moon waffles!!!
 
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