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5th Dec '16 1:51:51 PM Yellow-Spider-Kitty
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* Tropers/{{Yellow-Spider-Kitty}}: "The Scorpion's Tale" is mostly a medicore and dull Grandpa episode. What makes the episode out right bad for me is the twist where [[spoiler: The Silvertongue flower used to make the seniors calm down makes their eyes pop out the sockets!]] pure NightmareFuel

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* Tropers/{{Yellow-Spider-Kitty}}: "The Scorpion's Tale" is mostly a medicore and dull Grandpa episode. What makes the episode out right bad for me is the twist where [[spoiler: The Silvertongue flower used to make the seniors calm down makes their eyes pop out the sockets!]] pure NightmareFuelNightmareFuel.
5th Dec '16 5:38:47 AM Yellow-Spider-Kitty
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* Tropers/{{Yellow-Spider-Kitty}}: "The Scorpion's Tale" is mostly a medicore and dull Grandpa episode. What makes the episode out right bad for me is the twist where [[spoiler: The Silvertongue flower used to make the seniors calm down makes their eyes pop out the sockets!]] pure NightmareFuel
29th Oct '16 4:58:44 PM nombretomado
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** Tropers/{{Monsund}}: While most of the Homer getting mutilated jokes in the later seasons were pretty bad, Homer getting his intestines ripped out by a badger was just the worst in my opinion. This isn't WesternAnimation/SouthPark or WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy where characters can be messily killed only to come back later, Homer isn't [[TheyKilledKenny Kenny]], the regular episodes of the Simpsons are supposed to have some basis in reality. Keep the HappyTreeFriends [[TropeNamer type]] [[DeathAsComedy humor]] in TheItchyAndScratchyShow and TreehouseOfHorror, don't let it [[VisualPun bleed into]] [[{{Canon}} the actual plot]]. I feel bad that Music/TheWho showed up in such an awful episode.

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** Tropers/{{Monsund}}: While most of the Homer getting mutilated jokes in the later seasons were pretty bad, Homer getting his intestines ripped out by a badger was just the worst in my opinion. This isn't WesternAnimation/SouthPark or WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy where characters can be messily killed only to come back later, Homer isn't [[TheyKilledKenny Kenny]], the regular episodes of the Simpsons are supposed to have some basis in reality. Keep the HappyTreeFriends WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends [[TropeNamer type]] [[DeathAsComedy humor]] in TheItchyAndScratchyShow and TreehouseOfHorror, don't let it [[VisualPun bleed into]] [[{{Canon}} the actual plot]]. I feel bad that Music/TheWho showed up in such an awful episode.
28th Sep '16 1:34:28 PM Kaitroper
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* Tropers/{{Larkmarn}}: I haven't been watching much ''Simpsons'' lately, but man, the 27th season premiere reminds me why. I don't know how it was advertised, but the "dream within a dream" twist was as asinine as ever, and LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt was in full effect. But the real kicker was the cast of ''Series/{{Girls}}'' as guest stars. I do not like the show. And like the vast, vast, vast majority of Americans, I don't follow it. So having entire scenes serve no purpose except as a cameo for the rest of the cast is just baffling (especially since not one of them has a distinctive voice). The nadir is the last scene. After the final DreamWithinADream reveal, it turns out the entire episode was... a tattoo on some random woman's back? I had to Google to make any sense of it, and even after finding out that's the main character of ''Girls'' it still doesn't actually make sense, and just serves as a desperate attempt at an in-joke that only a fraction of a fraction of viewers will get. Doesn't seem appropriate for the final scene of the freaking season premiere to be a joke that won't make sense to the vast majority of viewers (in addition to not being funny even if they got it).[[/folder]]

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* Tropers/{{Larkmarn}}: I haven't been watching much ''Simpsons'' lately, but man, the 27th season premiere reminds me why. I don't know how it was advertised, but the "dream within a dream" twist was as asinine as ever, and LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt was in full effect. But the real kicker was the cast of ''Series/{{Girls}}'' as guest stars. I do not like the show. And like the vast, vast, vast majority of Americans, I don't follow it. So having entire scenes serve no purpose except as a cameo for the rest of the cast is just baffling (especially since not one of them has a distinctive voice). The nadir is the last scene. After the final DreamWithinADream reveal, it turns out the entire episode was... a tattoo on some random woman's back? I had to Google to make any sense of it, and even after finding out that's the main character of ''Girls'' it still doesn't actually make sense, and just serves as a desperate attempt at an in-joke that only a fraction of a fraction of viewers will get. Doesn't seem appropriate for the final scene of the freaking season premiere to be a joke that won't make sense to the vast majority of viewers (in addition to not being funny even if they got it).it).
* Tropers/{{Kaitroper}}: There's plenty of episodes that are cringeworthy,but the one that takes the cake for me is Barthood, I like Bart, any insight into his character is welcome, and there is a lot of good on the episode. It has some heartwarming if not gutwrenching moments, but the episode has Marge at her lowest, Homer at his shallowest, and Lisa in her full Mary Sue glory -not to mention Frink being the worst teacher ever-. The ending was the specific time when I finally gave up. Instead of this being the one possible time when Lisa could start to redeem herself and not have things go her way for once, nooooo we get just more character shilling. She could have been humbled right there and have her realize how utter arrogant and selfish she's been and apologize for a lifetime of being and unsufferable spotlight hogging prick, but it seems Barth has to be the bigger man and spare her fragile psyche even when he is in the right. I mean he has been some kind of woobie for a while, but now he has crossed over into masochist love martyr, as much as he resents Lisa, he still feels the need to protect her and spare her any pain. Really, this was the right wake up call for Lisa, to have her realize she is an hypocritical manipulative shrew, but no, Bart had to go out and rescue her yet again.
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14th Sep '16 5:59:54 PM romanatorX
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** Tropers/RomanatorX: Oh, lord I hate this episode. While there are worse episodes, the moment when the show that many regard as the greatest of all time pretty much crashed and burned was when Homer actually manages to make his Mike Scully [[JerkAss persona]] look sane by attempting to blow up town hall. Over freaking area codes which only he had a problem with. He was about to commit an act of terrorism that would have killed hundreds just because he did not get the meaning of changing the numbers from 636 to 939. Not only is this selfish beyond even his normal standards, this is idiotic beyond belief. The worst part? Between that, and his other JerkAss behavior through the episode, he gets away with it all. Honestly, in the real world, he would have been imprisoned in a federal prison for fucking life for terrorism, conspiracy, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and public unrest]]! It was at this point that Scully made Homer his CreatorsPet, where he can get away with everything despite being a borderline handicapped jackass. I can see why Matt canned Scully after this season.

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** Tropers/RomanatorX: Oh, lord I hate this episode. While there are certainly worse episodes, episodes of the moment when show, the show that many regard as the greatest of all time pretty much crashed and burned was when scene where Homer actually manages to make his Mike Scully [[JerkAss persona]] look sane by attempting attempts to blow up town hall. Over freaking hall over an area codes which code change (which, mind you, only he had a problem with. with) is my personal point of no return. He was about to commit an act of terrorism that would have killed hundreds scores of people, just because he did not get the meaning of changing the numbers from 636 to 939. Not only is this selfish and deranged beyond even his normal standards, the standards of Mike Scully's take on the character (that of an egotistical madman), this is idiotic beyond belief. The worst part? Between that, and his other JerkAss behavior through the episode, Not helping is that he gets away with it all. Honestly, in the real world, he would have been imprisoned in a federal prison for fucking life for terrorism, conspiracy, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and public unrest]]! It was at this point that Scully made Homer his CreatorsPet, where he can get away with it, as well as everything despite being a borderline handicapped jackass. else in the episode. It is the zenith of probably the most damning instance of character assassination I have ever seen. Not even Music/TheWho can see why Matt canned Scully after this season.take the taste of that scene out of the episode.
7th Sep '16 5:50:29 PM StormC
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** StormC: Agreed 100%. It'd be one thing if it was a lazy rehash of Homer's Barbershop Quarter that arbitrarily changed the show's backstory, but the portrayal of Marge's character is up there with The Principal And The Pauper in terms of ruining the character. It certainly gives a dark overtone to their marriage, almost as if she puts up with his flaws not because she loves him, but because she feels like she "owes" him.
27th Aug '16 8:24:33 AM nerdofgrayskull
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* nerdofgrayskull: My problem is that Lady Gaga only has one joke; Lady Gaga wears weird outfits. Use new jokes, or get another celebrity guest
star. The episode reminds me of "Summer of 4ft 2", in which Christina Ricci does a much better job at cheering Lisa up.

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* nerdofgrayskull: My problem is that Lady Gaga only has one joke; Lady Gaga wears weird outfits. Use new jokes, or get another celebrity guest
star. The episode reminds me of "Summer of 4ft 2", in which Christina Ricci does a much better job at cheering Lisa up.
guest star.
27th Aug '16 8:17:22 AM nerdofgrayskull
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* nerdofgrayskull: My problem is that Lady Gaga only has one joke; Lady Gaga wears weird outfits. Use new jokes, or get another celebrity guest
star. The episode reminds me of "Summer of 4ft 2", in which Christina Ricci does a much better job at cheering Lisa up.
31st Jul '16 6:20:59 PM MissConduct
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* [=MissConduct=]: What about the despicable "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot"? That episode was TRAUMATIC for me to watch as a young child! Did they really need to put the most violent sub-plot (Homer getting mangled by robots in the robot-fighting arena) and the most morbid subplot (Lisa's cats dying in quick succession) in the same episode? The Lisa sub-plot was horrible on so many levels - as a cat person, I'm used to the Simpsons being anti-cat, what with all the Itchy & Scratchy and whatnot, but this just made me feel horrible. And it felt insulting to poor Lisa too - one of the cats kills itself to get away from her music - as much as Lisa's become less tolerable over the years, she still deserves better. And the A-Plot has to be one of the worst Homer/Bart stories ever too - Homer gets himself maimed repeatedly for Bart's silly competition? Bart even points out in the episode the Homer is the sole breadwinner for the Simpson family, putting himself in serious danger for something so trivial? And the audience boos him when he wins for his son! This episode is just soul-crushing and the bottom of the dark age of the series. This easily could have been a Family Guy episode, and I watch the Simpsons to not have it be Family Guy!

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* [=MissConduct=]: What about the despicable "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot"? That episode was TRAUMATIC traumatic for me to watch as a young child! Did they really need to put the most violent sub-plot (Homer getting mangled by robots in the robot-fighting arena) and the most morbid subplot (Lisa's cats dying in quick succession) in the same episode? The Lisa sub-plot was horrible on so many levels - as a cat person, I'm used to the Simpsons being anti-cat, what with all the Itchy & Scratchy and whatnot, but this just made me feel horrible. And it felt insulting to poor Lisa too - one of the cats kills itself to get away from her music - as much as Lisa's become less tolerable over the years, she still deserves better. And the A-Plot has to be one of the worst Homer/Bart stories ever too - Homer gets himself maimed repeatedly for Bart's silly competition? Bart even points out in the episode the Homer is the sole breadwinner for the Simpson family, putting himself in serious danger for something so trivial? And the audience boos him when he wins for his son! This episode is just soul-crushing and the bottom of the dark age of the series. This easily could have been a Family Guy episode, and I watch the Simpsons to not have it be Family Guy!
23rd Jul '16 1:03:41 PM CommanderBLAARGH
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* CommanderBLAARGH: Begin rant. For me, itís ďO Brother, Where Bart Thou?Ē. Lisa brags to Bart that heíll never have the same kind of gender-based connection she has with Maggie, being sisters. I can accept this. Itís flimsy as hell, given that Maggieís a baby who may well grow up to be closer to her brother than her sister, but I can at least see Lisaís logic. This isnít the DMOS.
Later on in the episode, Bart has taken up with a young runaway from an orphanage named Charlie, and formed the same kind of bond that Lisa said heíd never form. Lisa then attempts to get him to take Charlie back to the orphanage. Now, there are a multitude of reasons why Charlie canít stay: Bart is far too irresponsible to be a good influence on him, the familyís finances are stretched far enough with five members, let alone six, etc. This isnít the DMOS either.
The DMOS is that Lisa doesnít state any of these reasons as to why Charlie canít stay. Instead, she tries to overrule the brotherly bond that Bart and Charlie have by appealing to the bond that she has with Bart. You know, the same bond that she GLEEFULLY SHOT DOWN IN FLAMES at the beginning of the same furschlugginer episode. Iíve been becoming gradually more convinced that Lisaís just a shrill, self-important writerís pet for some time now, and this otherwise touching episode proves it with this steaming turd of an excuse for a climax. End rant.

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* CommanderBLAARGH: Begin rant. For me, itís ďO Brother, Where Bart Thou?Ē. Lisa brags to Bart that heíll never have the same kind of gender-based connection she has with Maggie, being sisters. I can accept this. Itís flimsy as hell, given that Maggieís a baby who may well grow up to be closer to her brother than her sister, but I can at least see Lisaís logic. This isnít the DMOS. \n Later on in the episode, Bart has taken up with a young runaway from an orphanage named Charlie, and formed the same kind of bond that Lisa said heíd never form. Lisa then attempts to get him to take Charlie back to the orphanage. Now, there are a multitude of reasons why Charlie canít stay: Bart is far too irresponsible to be a good influence on him, the familyís finances are stretched far enough with five members, let alone six, etc. This isnít the DMOS either. \n The DMOS is that Lisa doesnít state any of these reasons as to why Charlie canít stay. Instead, she tries to overrule the brotherly bond that Bart and Charlie have by appealing to the bond that she has with Bart. You know, the same bond that she GLEEFULLY SHOT DOWN IN FLAMES at the beginning of the same furschlugginer episode. Iíve been becoming gradually more convinced that Lisaís just a shrill, self-important writerís pet for some time now, and this otherwise touching episode proves it with this steaming festering turd of an excuse for a climax. End rant.
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