Yeah it is fun to watch the older episodes and see much the show has changed.I've seen The Simpsons infrequently throughout the years, but I recently started watching from Season 1 (as in the last two weeks of last year). It's interesting to see how different the older episodes are from the more recent ones and how each recurrent character is introduced into the show.
I haven't seen too much of the, but which seasons do you recommend? I don't want to watch its seasonal rot period, and there's a lot of episodes to sift through.
This is what I've heard, too. Some of my buddies (who have watched the show more extensively than I have) say that the best stuff was from Season 1 through around Season 9 or 10.Seasons 1-10, with Season 6 being my favorite and has many good episodes.
Wow, you sure are a Simpsons fan!My favorite character is Homer. It's just so funny when he says "D'oh!" Bart, Maggie and Marge are ok, but I prefer Homer. I prefer Season 2 or 6 ('1990 to 2005'). I loved the new Thanksgiving of Horror episode. I hope they make another Thanksgiving of Horror episode. Treehouse of Horror is the best. Treehouse of Horror is the best Halloween episode of an FOX show. I also can't believe that the first Simpsons episode is an Christmas episode. I just love the Simpsons so much.
I think this is the longest post I've ever made.
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Did you notice that She Biscuit, whom the Simpsons adopted in The Way of the Dog, does not appear or even gets a mention when Homer says that “I left the dog and cat with Flanders!”.7 Beer Itch:
The episode failed as being a good episode, and I didn't really laugh. Lisa Simpson sounded off today, and WTF with the Burns coming out of the cake scene? Not a Good moment at all. They're also using a lot of CGI in this episode, but they overdid it with the kissing scene a bit. It's musical part of the episode was also handled badly, and I didn't like the songs. And Marge's sounds sounded more annoying than funny. The B plot was kinda ignored, and it's a shame really because that had promise. I do wish the ending was handled better, but I guess everyone's a winner but the people who hated it, like me. And it was all jumbled up with what happening, it needs to be more organised.
Onto the good now, and there's only one good thing about it: Guy Incognito is back.
My final rating is a 1/5. However, if I was allowed to use decimal grades, it would have to be a 0.5/5. I honestly think it was as bad as Every Man's Dream, but it isn't worser than it.
Not gonna lie, when Grampa says their getting a couple’s colonoscopy, I fucking died laughing.Podcast News:
I had Very, Very high expectations going into this episode, hoping for at least a 4/5 at least, because of the guys making it, but the plot was the only worrying bit.
Billboard: None due to no intro
Blackboard: see above
Couch Gag: also see above
The episode starts off with a funny song about 2AM Ham, and how it rhymes. That was good. Soon, we veer off into the sub plot, where Lisa is listening to podcasts in the night. However, this is married with an even more degrading voice of Marge. It's not as bad as in the song in The 7 Beer Itch, but still it's bad to a point. After a while of Marge and Lisa talking (which I thought was good, as I said in the promo video), it however started to feel like Time Filler.
Anyway, with Marge's voice starting to feel more on key, we headed to the Live Podcast. That scene, felt like it was lacking, as not a lot of time was really put into this, as we go to Kent Brookman, who's trying to at least track reviews, as he has nothing better to do, with his ratings on news dropping because of Podcasts. For the 1st time, we finally get to see Kent Brookman's extended family, including his Daughter, and his brothers, who prior to this episode, were non-existent. Still, we've not gone to the main plot, which is only just about to start.
Grampa receives yet another girlfriend, a plot device which we all know and love (hint, Old Money!). That lucky gal is none other than Vivienne St. Charmaine, an Olympic diver from an 80's soap opera. Sure, all of know what's gonna happen, right? As expected, she is found dead, after hanging out with Grampa, in which they had a drink, and went out on a boat ride. As there was only Abe there, he is quickly detained, and arrested. This then inspires Kent Brookman to start his own podcast, simply called "Guilty Grampa". In the podcast, he investigates the local residents of Springfield, including one which heard Abe said "Don't Abe...". Another guest star turns out to be our very own Yeardley Smith. This provides further information on which Grampa is slowly turned from some guy who didn't know who killed her, into some guy who thought killed her. The podcast meanwhile turns out to be an instant success, with many tuning in. At this point, on one gloomy night, the whole family is interested, and in an act of certainly, they all think that Grampa is Not Guilty, apart from Homer, who thinks he's capable of doing anything. That particular line got a laugh from me.
Anyway, we're now at the jury, where Judge Snyder (voiced by Harry Shearer!) is back once again to try to put an end to this case, where Grampa, now Brainwashed by the whole "Guilty Grampa" podcast, admits the bombshell that he is guilty of killing her. Because of the murder punishments, Abe is sentenced to Life in Jail, meaning that all in all, Brookman's podcast succeeded, meaning he is more popular than he was before the podcast.
But is is over yet? It isn't. The Simpsons get a visit from Dr. Hibbert (who also happened to be the same voice actor as before!) who has some evidence that would blow the case apart altogether. It happens that inside their drinks, there was a tracker that tracked Abe and that woman that he was going out with. They could also see that the woman didn't die because of Grampa, because she swam all the way to Mexico. This basically means she Faked her own death, and that they needed to tell Kent Brookman that his podcast falsely convicted Abe. He does spread out the world that the podcast was a sham, disappointing many, if not all of his podcast fans. In the background, once again, we see many new characters, and some returning one-timers appear again. We end when Abe and that woman are finally reunited, however their relationship hits a rough patch, when it is revealed that Abe needs to pay her Insurance bill.
Now that we got the plot out of the way, I got to admit something.
I laughed only a bit, and the plot didn't really intrigued me as much as you guys were by it, and to say the least, it kinda disappointed me. I knew I shouldn't have high hopes, but to give it the benefit of the doubt, I'd say it could beat Undercover Burns, and it did. However, Treehouse and Carumbus felt better than this episode. I'm so-so with the characterisation in this, as no single person stood out for me.
My final grade for this episode is a 3/5. Overall, if this was a 4/5, I would be happy, but a 3/5 is a disappointment in my eyes.