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Offline El Barto

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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #315 on: July 12, 2017, 08:36:44 AM »
Funny you bring this up. I actually watched a season 27 episode last night after seeing a snippet on Youtube. A dream within a dream within a tattoo thing. Had a few good laughs but nothing to write home about, and given the whole meta-story angle it should have been a far better episode. That's normally where The Simpsons shines, but even that's not going so great anymore.

And I still maintain that the shortened episodes hurt their flow. Losing 1 minute per act doesn't sound like much, but it makes a big difference.

Also, I noticed that a few of the characters sound different now. I know the principals are all still there, but they didn't sound the same. I think Lenny (white) was the one that was most noticeable. Maybe age is just catching up to the voice acting now.
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« Reply #316 on: July 16, 2017, 12:26:22 AM »
Well Barto I'm back watching season 4. I finished season 27, effectively watching the entire series.
Watching season 4 again I recognize what you miss about the show from the early days, I've always claimed here that it remained enjoyable to me throughout and still feel that way, but I gotta admit it was more clever back then. Season post-10 still make me laugh but by different means than the earlier stuff.
Watching season 4 reminds me of how funny Barney was! And on the other hand, Nelson, who's on my top 5 Simpsons characters, was not at all funny back then.
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« Reply #317 on: July 16, 2017, 05:10:47 PM »
When you watched it happen in realtime the change was gradual enough that you didn't really notice. It's like losing your eyesight. The good episodes become fewer and further between and before too long entire seasons started to suck. When you jump backward or forward it becomes quite stark. I predominantly watch 3-7, so episodes from the latter seasons really stick out. You're seeing the same thing from the other direction.
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« Reply #318 on: July 21, 2017, 10:34:22 AM »
That's so true :lol
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Re: The Simpsons
« Reply #319 on: July 24, 2017, 08:09:44 PM »
My personal favorite season is 8.  Many of my top ten episodes are on there:  the Springfield Files (X-files spoof), the chili cook-off episode, the Hank Scorpio/Globex Corp episode,  My Sister My Sitter (I still quote that one all the time, every night when I say I'm going to "bread").  And a few more top 25 episodes.  Seasons 7-9 is what I consider my personal golden era season-wise.  Seasons 1-6 are good too.  After nine they started to drop off in quality (just my opinion of course)

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« Reply #320 on: July 25, 2017, 10:56:11 AM »
The golden era for me is seasons 6-10. The real decline is after 12 or 13