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Old 04-29-2018, 08:45 AM
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Now that I’ve stopped giving money to Laser Time’s Patreon, I was considering diverting that pledge to Talking Simpsons. Thing is, I don’t feel great about giving money to Bob and Henry that much, either...
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:26 AM
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Are there any bits from the classic run that you think just really didn't work?

For me, I'm a bit befuddled by Bart and Lisa's exchange during "I'm an Amendment to Be" (from The Day the Violence Died):

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"What the hell is this?"
"It's one of those campy '70s throwbacks that appeals to Generation Xers."
"We need another Vietnam to thin out their ranks a little."
It feels very much to me like the writers awkwardly speaking through the mouths of the characters. It also interrupts the song, and it's a pretty tasteless joke. I never really understood why the episode includes it.
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:55 AM
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It's hard for me to see it that way, especially since they actually got one of the Schoolhouse Rock voices for the song. I always took the joke as Bart acting way beyond his age or era (like those times he starts acting like a 19th-c. Cockney urchin), not really speaking for anybody.
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:56 AM
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I think the parody itself is a classic, I just found the interlude really awkwardly delivered.
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:25 AM
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This is the best shitpost I've seen in a while.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:13 AM
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“TRAMBAMPOLINE! TROMBOPALINE!” May be my single most quoted Simpsons line.

It very rarely gets used in context.
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:36 AM
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Are there any bits from the classic run that you think just really didn't work?
"Homer Badman" is a funny episode based on a concept that has aged like a carton of fine milk.
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:53 AM
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Our very own Shivam was on this weeks Talking Simpsons (covering the Proposition 24 episode). I was always aware that Apu was an extremely problematic stereotype, but I had no idea how extreme until it was laid out and numerated.

By sheer coincidence, Hari Kondabolu (who made The Problem With Apu) is also on Everything’s Coming Up Simpsons. But he’s covering a very different episode.
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Old 06-27-2018, 10:26 AM
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According to Bob some listeners are very mad/vocal
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Old 06-27-2018, 10:44 AM
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weird that they'd be more upset about that than the chapo guest episode
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:06 AM
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Aside from maybe the part where Shivam kind of, sort of defended arranged marriages, I thought he did very well adding an important insight on the Indian American experience and how it was effected by Apu. It would have been nice if these conversations had happened when The Simpsons was still culturally relevant and impacting people’s lives, but at least there is a bit more diversity in cartoons today, with shows like Steven Universe, Craig of the Creek, etc. Primetime/Late Night animation is still nothing but white families and single dudes, though.
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According to Bob some listeners are very mad/vocal
From context, some listeners are always mad/vocal. But they keep listening anyway.
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Our very own Shivam was on this weeks Talking Simpsons (covering the Proposition 24 episode). I was always aware that Apu was an extremely problematic stereotype, but I had no idea how extreme until it was laid out and numerated.

By sheer coincidence, Hari Kondabolu (who made The Problem With Apu) is also on Everything’s Coming Up Simpsons. But he’s covering a very different episode.
Links?
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:39 PM
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I get them both through the Apple Podcast app so... I can't.
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Old 06-30-2018, 09:50 PM
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Hey, uh, anyone else watch Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson? I recently discovered it on my cable service's on demand service. Basically, Fox Sports made a mockumentary to celebrate Homer Simpson's induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and got most of the baseball players who guest starred* for interviews in-character.

Really, this may be one of the best Simpsons-related things I've seen in years.

* Sadly, the one holdout was Darryl Strawberry. Bart and Lisa just had to make the man cry...
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Moaning Lisa is a good episode
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:29 PM
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Moaning Lisa is a good episode
This episode always stuck with me, because Marge's turn at the end of this scene is exactly what I needed to hear when I was a kid, but nobody ever said to me.

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Old 07-17-2018, 01:22 AM
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Oh yes, that is a really good episode.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:30 PM
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It is a great episode. "Too sad to play dodgeball?!" is probably one of my favorite lines from that season.
And Super Slugfest was a laff-a-rama too.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:59 PM
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:55 PM
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I think I've mentioned this before but I really would like to see someone make real-life versions of some of the games that were shown on the Simpsons.
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:11 PM
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Y'know, I'm kinda surprised that after all these years we've never seen Dr. Hibbert's long-lost twin brother (from "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?") again.
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:50 PM
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I think you mean Homer Simpson's brother. And they're not twins. IIRC, he did have a voice-only cameo in one of the much later seasons.

But speaking of Dr. Hibbert, it was implied once that he and Bleeding Gums Murphy are brothers, though they didn't realize it. But nothing came of it anyway 'cuz it was also the episode where Bleeding Gums Murphy died.
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:54 PM
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I think Ghosttaster's referring to this guy:

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Old 07-20-2018, 05:03 PM
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I think Ghosttaster's referring to this guy:

Oh! Right. Completely forgot about that guy. The Hibbert family really got split up, huh?
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Old 07-20-2018, 05:04 PM
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I think I've mentioned this before but I really would like to see someone make real-life versions of some of the games that were shown on the Simpsons.
One guy, gumpyfunction, did make Larry the Looter, Escape from Grandma's House, and Waterworld, but I hear Fox took them down.

I always appreciated how The Simpsons treated video games. Most shows didn't have a clue about them or treated them with fear. But The Simpsons really understood games; I really looked forward to the next game they would show. Which is all unexpected if you look at the Simpsons video games.
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Old 07-20-2018, 06:19 PM
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I always appreciated how The Simpsons treated video games. Most shows didn't have a clue about them or treated them with fear. But The Simpsons really understood games; I really looked forward to the next game they would show. Which is all unexpected if you look at the Simpsons video games.
I thought Taxi had a pretty good grasp on video games.

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Granted, you can't actually lose Pac-Man that fast, and it's basically an ad for Pac-Man, but still this is worlds better than many TV shows' implementation of video games.
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Old 08-31-2018, 07:19 PM
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Know what I think might be my favourite low-key recurring gag from classic Simpsons?

Bart adopting ridiculous anachronistic accents and then being immediately shot down by one of the family, as if to imply that he basically does this all the time when not onscreen.









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Old 08-31-2018, 07:43 PM
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Anyone notice there was a short-lived attempt at a running bit where when a bunch of Springfieldians were together sharing opinions/ideas, one of them would want to hear from someone else. First Ned declares he wants to hear from Sideshow Mel, then in a later episode, Mel declares he wants to hear from Lionel Hutz. I can't tell if it was that Phil Hartman died that killed it or that there was very actually little to the bit to justify continuing it.
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:39 AM
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The most recent episode of Everything’s Coming Up Simpson’s took a surprising turn about midway through.

That show is also the strongest arguement there is for revisiting pre-golden era episodes; it’s been so long since I saw anything from season 3 that I was laughing out loud at the clips they played.
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