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It's never going to end, is it?
seems to be a disturbing amount of people who have time for it, i've noticed. http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/simpsons-peeping-mom-218233
and there's like a full four seconds where a faux church bell tolls and all the characters look upset, and then Humur cracks a jork and then they all carry on like normal with a different VA.
Apparently she's a fully committed Scientologist and has used Bart's (and others) voices in making promotional films for them.
This creases me up, no idea why
(in technical terms)
just do an episode where Bart's voice breaks (and in the B-plot Homer gets a job as a 17th Century cobbler or something), and then they can replace Nancy Cartwright with Ving Rhames or summinck
they've got to the point of laying off staff because there's nothing left for them to do. There'll definitely be at least a short season 27, but that'll be it unless Fox can get agreement for another run. Ratings are tanking in America, so in all likelihood they don't want to pay top dollar any more and they're holding out for cheaper episodes.
So it's definitely happening. If it were to be the last, it would still be a full-length season Even if Fox only ordered 13 new episodes (as seems to be the trend), there are about six/seven episodes from the last two production cycles current unaired.
It's just a case of how long it is. The smart money's probably still on a renewal, but I'm not sure how long Fox will be willing to put up with the ratings trend.
ie it's made and shown within the same corporate family. Analysis of network stuff on tvbythenumbers seems to putting increasing importance on that in marginal renewal/cancellation cases, as cutting the licensing fee to the network to keep something on the air that's population overseas and in direct sale markets is less difficult when that network ultimately reports to the same people.
Saying that, they recently cancelled future DVD releases, which can't be a good sign!
because literally no one needs the DVD's past series 10 or 11 at the most
It's still considerably better than the majority of mainstream US sitcoms (I'm thinking things like Two and a Half Men, HIMYM etc.)
It's not the cutting edge, gamechanger it was in the early days, and as someone who's generally into that kind of comedy, it doesn't hold that much interest for me... But it's really not a "bad" show.
it's completely unwatchable
i'd genuinely rather watch Two and a Half Men
but's atrocious compared to Archer or It's Always Sunny or stuff on Netflix or FX or HBO.
I firmly believe if some of the recent episodes were made in the glory days, people would have liked them. The problem is now we have so much to compare it to. But then some are a bit silly, but they have run out of topics haven't they?
I can see them ending it, there are so many seasons and re-runs they don't need to keep it going if people lose interest in new episodes.
how someone who’d never seen The Simpsons before (should such a person exist) would feel if they watched one of the new episodes. Would the odd character design (yellow skin, overbites, etc) still be shocking like it was back in 1990?
For me, it’s hard to view The Simpsons in any other context than ‘formerly amazing show that now isn’t amazing’. The animation is far too polished, the jokes are weak, and most of the cast seem to have forgotten how to do the voices properly (particularly Julie Kavner, who does all Marge’s dialogue in an odd kind of stage whisper).
Modern Simpsons is a shitty parallel universe version of something that was really important to me as a child, so it’s impossible for me to judge it on it’s own merits.
and going "What's this rubbish? Why are they yellow?", and then gradually coming round to it. Apparently, that was what Matt Groening wanted; for people to be a bit weirded-out by the general look of the show.
the yellow is more striking so it caught their eye
idk i used to find it kind of comforting that it still existed... but now there are about 200 episodes i've never seen that i can turn to if really in need of a "new" episode, it's hard to care either way.
clicked on this and read it without twigging it was some fucking awful sub-whatever's sub-Daily Mash spoof thing.
posted it sincerely on my FB. WARGH.