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The Simpsons (Frinkiac) Appreciation

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I have been having some fun with the Frinkiac site today, and wanted to share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sigh...this show used to be so good.
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It still has it's moments but those are few and far between nowadays.

 

Hopefully they decide to end it after the 30th season.

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It still has it's moments but those are few and far between nowadays.

 

Hopefully they decide to end it after the 30th season.

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I almost added the Nelson laugh but that was too obvious.

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I tried watching a recent episode. Good Christ, it was brutal.
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Frinkiac is amazing. 

 

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And in addition to being dreadfully unfunny, the show just doesn't have any heart. This scene has more emotion than the last fifteen seasons combined.

 

 

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I think the show became more mean spirited, as the years went on.  I know Homer did.

 

More gifs

 

 

 

 

 

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And in addition to being dreadfully unfunny, the show just doesn't have any heart. This scene has more emotion than the last fifteen seasons combined.

 

 

 

That last episode of Season 8 is where The Simpsons ends for me -- and while Season 9 does boast some good ones to be sure (several of them customary holdovers from Season 8), once the Golden Age ends, that's it.

 

Some amazing .GIFs in this thread, though -- been chuckling my ass off at several of them.

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Jesus.  The Simpsons is like a gigantic maze that seemed fun at first, but now incites dread whenever I think about it (which isn't often), as I don't remember where I left off (somewhere in S5?), and have no idea where that is relative to the end.  So I never bother going back.  

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Season 5, eh? That's fairly short into the show's run. I think I recognized it wasn't quite as funny after season 8, but kept watching until season 11, or so.

 

 

 

 

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Season 12 has always been the cutoff for me. Prime era being 4-9.
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Haven't watched any new episodes in years,
not even the Treehouse of Horror ones. We'll always have the classics, though.

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3 good seasons (1-2, 9) and 6 great seasons (3-8) is a greater run than any show on television so yes, it still ranks as the second greatest television show of all time (next to Twilight Zone).

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People have been stressing about the decline of the Simpsons for as long as I've been on the internet. It was the greatest show ever for years and years and was funny up to and including season 10, which is a long time and I'm happy enough with that.

The insane longevity makes it easy enough to just dump the entirety of the last however many dozen seasons into the "who cares" pile and forget about them.
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I'm quite comfortable!

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There are a few bright spots as late as Season 13 (they never approach the heights of 3-10, but they're still very funny), but that was definitely when, as a 12 year old who could recognise they weren't great without being to articulate why, I started caring about catching new episodes less. Between 2001 and 2003 there was also a massive drop off in the quality of the animation and voice acting. 

 

I think The Simpsons lost its way simply because it went on too long, and they wrung every bit of genius they could from it. In university (in the late aughts), me and two Simpsons-obsessed friends tried to pitch ideas that hadn't been done when we were drunk - and every idea was either too convoluted, too out of character, or had been done already.   

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I'm definitely not in the majority here, but I actually thought the last few seasons were pretty decent.  Yes, I still watch the series.

 

Episodes to watch:

 

Season 27:

"Halloween of Horror" (a non-"Treehouse" Halloween story that nicely focuses on Lisa's fears)

"Much Apu About Something" (a response to the vocal backlash against Apu, guest-starring Utkarsh Ambudkar who has been a critic)

 

Season 28:

"The Town" (the best travel episode in ages)

"There Will Be Buds" (a very good Kirk Van Houten episode)

"The Great Phatsby" (a two-part episode.  The second part is especially solid)

"A Father's Watch" (Simon Rich wrote this one.  It comes off like a classic "Simpsons" episode, in my opinion)

 

Season 29:

"Springfield Splendor" (an episode that satirizes Alison Bechdel's Fun Home with Martin Short in a really funny guest role)

 

There are other episodes worth a watch too, but those would be the standouts.

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