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it's almost hard to remember the days when Homer had an actual personality
i can't think of a single post-millenium simpsons episode that i really enjoy. it's upsetting.
sad times. Homer was brilliant back in the day. He's just a series of punchlines and slapstick jokes now. He's become a parody of himself.
My personal fave episode of the simpsons was the navy one. Just so many brilliant moments in it.
Homer until about 95/96 was terrible. He was really intelligent and capable of sarcasm and irony and stuff. It totally didn't work. I prefer manic, stupid Homer of the later ones.
I think the writers convey their intelligence/ sarcasm through his stupidity (and they use to do it perfectly, may I add). I think up until the accepted point where the program became awful Homer was always the lynch-pin and in was the stupid one liners that always got me.
but, well, y'know
The manic stupid Homer of the past few seasons is now nothing more than just a shite peter griffin.
Nothing more than a crap version of the crap rip-off version of himself?
Don't think so.
Despising newish Simpsons is one of those irritatingly stock opinions that people have on TV, along with:
- The Wire is the best thing you'll ever see: especially Omar
the simpsons started off rubbish then became the best thing ever for about 6 years and then became a sorry shadow of its former self and still limps on despite there being twice as many bad episodes now than good ones. This is not an opinion it is a statement of fact.
I don't despise them for the sake of it. I fucking love the simpsons. It's all I ever watched when I grew up....it's just not as funny now. It relies on punchlines, and the characters just don't seem to have any personality now. The Simpsons WAS the best thing ever at one point. It was genius...first few seasons were ropey admittedly, but after that it became genuinely untouchable and iconic.............nowadays it looks like its living on past glories. I cringe when I watch it...even on my own. I cringe though there's no one to be embarrassed in front of. It genuinely saddens me.
It's just become a different show, one with writing I hate. Now it's like they try and cram in as many bizarre jokes as they can in the most innappropriate places instead of bothering with an actual coherent plot. Whenever I watch a new one I'm just like 'Huh? was that...supposed to be funny.' Awful. And the super high quality graphics just don't work with the crappy character designs.
"oh by the way, I was being sarcastic" sums up homers lack of subtlety and stupidity perfectly.
...to achieve my many goals.
NOTHING spoils a day like coming home from a hard day's work, settling down in front of C4 at 6pm and seeing that slightly-fuzzier-than-in-the-later-series 'The Siiiiimpsoooooons' title sequence kick in. Proper FUCKSAKE moment, every time.
homer was a good day in places. It was wrong.
then got several shades of brilliant (the episode that started this thread was a great earlyish one)
mind you I'd take a 'bad' Simpsons episode over 90% of the other shit that's on tv these days
and by 92 it was the greatest show ever.
wrightylew is spot on - saying The Simpsons is now crap and The Wire is the greatest thing since man learned how to use fire are the two least controversial things you can say in indie circles. It's also a total crock of shit. Sure, it's become a cartoon when it used to thrive off of realism - but it still has at least 8 or 9 one liners and gags per episode which put every other comedy to shame.
I'd like to point out at this point that The Simpsons has received more consistent critical acclaim than The Wire - which only managed four seasons of unfettered adulation before straggling across the finish line with season 5.
I have no idea how you can say The Simpsons was ever "safe" when one can find this exchange during one of the episodes of the FIRST FUCKING SEASON:
KRUSTY: How much do you love me?
KIDS: WITH ALL OUR HEARTS!
KRUSTY: What would you do if I wasn't on the air?
KIDS: WE'D KILL OURSELVES!
It is to pop culture what The Beatles are to comedy - a near-unimpeachable beheamoth many try and fail to taint the good name of.
A Freudian slip.
Anyway the simpsons is near unwatchable nowadays, I don't care if this is the most widely agreed upon opinion there is it doesn't make it anyless true
Plus, I said it was a totally non-controversial opinion to hold. Didn't say there was anything wrong with holding the opinion per sa, except that your opinion in my opinion is a total crock of shit.
Saying a point isn't controversial doesn't contradict that point, does it?
The idea that later Simpsons even touches on the greatness of golden era stuff is a joke.
Just said that it still has come quite funny moments to behold.