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Old 01-09-2007, 03:00 PM   #1
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Question Cancel The Simpsons?

Am I the only one who thinks Matt Groening has completely gone out of ideas and the show should be cancelled already?


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Old 01-09-2007, 03:27 PM   #2
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Not really, there will always be more subjects and stuff Matt can use, so I say DON'T END THE SIMPSONS!
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:56 PM   #3
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I say do another season after this simpsons movie, then end it. Most of the newer episodes, although funny at times, don't really do it for me. Overall they are less funny and deal with storylines that seem to be ever increasingly off-the-wall, when compared to to the older episodes. Don't get me wrong, I love the Simpsons. Its just a show thats been on for so long, just doesn't have the same quality that it once had.

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Old 01-09-2007, 05:56 PM   #4
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What the hell happened to the poll? :?

Anyway, I think the show is now exploiting its own name and milking the franchise for all it's worth, so it should be cancelled and remembered as the great show it once was.


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Old 01-10-2007, 03:33 AM   #5
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I dont agree that it should be ended...iv seen every single episode ever made thousaands of times lol but since iv seen the Simpsons Movie trailer....It's so pathetic and not funny...they really have run out of ideas.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:49 PM   #6
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^ So your saying they've run out of ideas, but you don't agree that it should be ended?

Crazyness.

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Old 01-10-2007, 03:07 PM   #7
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I think the movie maybe a way of putting an end to the series, I mean it has had a good 20 years or so of running episodes and hasn't needed a film to promote the cartoon. The movie is either being made because the Simpsons team 'can' make the film in terms of money or want to end the series. Of course it could go on after the movie but from the standard of recent episodes it won't be as funny as it was.


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Old 01-10-2007, 05:07 PM   #8
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I don't think I've ever seen the newer seasons. They've just been re-running the old ones here.


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Old 01-10-2007, 05:16 PM   #9
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I'd say the best seasons were 6-9, after that it started getting a bit old.

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Old 01-15-2007, 02:11 PM   #10
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"Since 2001 we'd been working to get a script that would be worthy of people actually paying to see the Simpsons" - Matt Groening

They've been planning a movie for a good while, I think. Personally, it would sadden me if there weren't any new episodes. Sort of a fear of change kinda thing, comfort factor.

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Old 01-17-2007, 03:38 PM   #11
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Yeah, I had the same fear when Seinfeld was ended. It felt weird when I realised that no more episodes were ever going to be made.
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:41 PM   #12
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Yeah, I had the same fear when Seinfeld was ended. It felt weird when I realised that no more episodes were ever going to be made.
Heh, at least we have Bee Movie to look forward to.

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Old 01-18-2007, 04:06 PM   #13
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Cancel The Simpsons?
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:54 PM   #14
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OMG0x423a35c7 - A film by Dreamworks, made in 3D, about insects. And the lead is voiced by some sort of comedian. Man, this is ground-breaking stuff. I hope it's not too obscure and unfamiliar for the general public.


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Old 01-23-2007, 10:35 PM   #15
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I say don't cancel it...I personally find it to be a hilarious show. A lot of people don't appreciate it as much because one of the "wow" factors of these animated cartoons is the "how could they do that on TV?" Constantly, I get the feeling of disbelief from people who watch Family Guy, American Dad, and even South Park. All of these shows push the boundaries of what is acceptable on TV, and that's what makes them funny. They are all good shows, but the Simpsons is still some good fun. In conclusion, keep the simpsons and any other animated show on FOX for now until you can fill it with a show that's just as good...which won't happen for a while...



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Old 01-23-2007, 10:38 PM   #16
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Oh, by the way, unless contracts change, there will be at least one more season of The Simpsons after the movie comes out. I remember reading it on the news that it was renewed for a couple more (this was last year), and Family Guy got at least one more season in this contract as well. So yea, I doubt the Simpsons will be gone after the movie...I can't wait for it!



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Old 01-25-2007, 03:27 PM   #17
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Either Way "Family Guy" has taken the spotlight from "The simpsons" over here in Britain


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Old 03-18-2007, 04:09 AM   #18
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Either Way "Family Guy" has taken the spotlight from "The simpsons" over here in Britain
It has a different kind of mood. More adult, more sarcastic, more british. I love it and right now I could say I find it more entertaining than The Simpsons.

My favourite quote, from Family Guy: The Movie

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Old 01-27-2007, 03:32 PM   #19
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American Dad all the way! Go Roger! Go Roger! :P
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:00 PM   #20
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American Dad all the way! Go Roger! Go Roger! :P
I don't know why a lot of people don't like American Dad. I've always said that it's a "Thinking Man's" comedy though, so that may be why. I personally love it because I love the political humor that's in there. I mean, even the intro makes me laugh (meaning the song).



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Old 03-18-2007, 05:00 PM   #21
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Simpsons and Family Guy are repeats tonight. Hopefully we can all agree that The Winner is bollocks.

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Old 03-18-2007, 05:08 PM   #22
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Hey now, The Simpsons has had its moments in recent history.
See here.
See here too.
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:37 PM   #23
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I liked the J Jonah Jameson clip, but you know what you can do with your 80s pop culture, you dern beatnik.

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Old 03-18-2007, 06:30 PM   #24
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But I love the 80's.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:04 PM   #25
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The Simpsons being gone would be one more thing from our childhood leaving us...

It sucks! When you think about it, when we're all gonna be 70 no one is even going to remember The Simpsons or Biker Rats from Mars or Carebears or whatever... It's sad.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:46 AM   #26
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The Simpsons being gone would be one more thing from our childhood leaving us...

It sucks! When you think about it, when we're all gonna be 70 no one is even going to remember The Simpsons or Biker Rats from Mars or Carebears or whatever... It's sad.
For some reason...I already have no idea what "Biker Rats from Mars" is...weird...



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Old 03-19-2007, 09:28 PM   #27
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I'm sure The Simpsons is culturally significant to be known for decades to come. Probably less people would be intimately familiar with it, but vague details about it should still be common knowledge for Americans.

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Old 04-08-2007, 01:37 PM   #28
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They are actually Mice, Biker Mice from Mars. Its kinda kinda like Teenage Mutant Hero/Ninja Turtles, except instead of Ninja Turtles, you have Biker Mice, and instead of it being set in New York, its set in Chicago.

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Old 04-10-2007, 04:24 PM   #29
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For whatever reason...that doesn't sound that good to me...



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Old 04-11-2007, 04:28 AM   #30
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As much as people may dislike Family Guy, I just ran into the single reason why I love this show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqO5mDE7u8
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:07 AM   #31
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That episode was soooo screwed up...



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Old 04-11-2007, 02:55 PM   #32
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I saw that episode a few weeks ago on BBC3, about halfway through I turned it off, just didn't find it that funny.

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Old 04-11-2007, 06:58 PM   #33
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Yea, Family Guy is one of those shows that if it's "on," it's "on" (meaning good), but if it's "off," it's lame and just no fun.



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Old 04-12-2007, 03:16 PM   #34
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Thats exactly what I was thinking.

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Old 04-12-2007, 03:25 PM   #35
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I don't think you can compare Family Guy and The Simpsons.

The Simpsons is like the comedy cartoon for the whole family, which includes jokes that both 'children' and adults can enjoy.

Family Guy on the other hand makes more references to popular culture which adults can understand and laugh at.

I like both though.

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Old 04-12-2007, 08:58 PM   #36
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I don't think the Simpsons is exactly a "family" show. I mean, sure people of all ages could find something funny in it, but it's still definitely geared towards teens and adults.



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Old 04-13-2007, 10:31 PM   #37
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A lot of clamor has been going up in the Simpsons community since season 9 to cancel it.

And I have to agree.

But jeez, I've mulled over this topic for far too long, and if you really want to get into the nuances of the long, on-going debate, pop on over to NoHomers.net

Also, Season 2 was the best. *Waves Season 2 flag*
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:48 PM   #38
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Season 2?!!!! Season 7 was the greatest!



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