History Recap / TheSimpsonsS8E24TheSimpsonsSpinOffShowcase

18th Feb '18 4:01:20 PM AmuckCricetine
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Troy [=McClure=] reveals that Fox is desperately trying to create new shows for their Sunday night line-up. At the time, the only Sunday night fare on FOX was ''Melrose Place'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''King of the Hill'', ''The X-Files'', and whatever forgettable flavor-of-the-month sitcom/drama/TV special FOX was pushing. The live-action shows ''Series/{{Martin}}'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', and ''Series/LivingSingle'' were either on their way to being canceled or already gone, and this episode was made before the days of ''Futurama'', Creator/SethMacFarlane's trio[[note]]''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', though, as of 2015, it's down to just ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', since ''The Cleveland Show'' got canceled and ''American Dad'' moved to TBS[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', and all the live-action shows that became critical darlings and/or the new standard of episodic comedy, such as ''Malcolm in the Middle'', ''The Mindy Project'', ''New Girl'', ''Raising Hope'', ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', the criminally [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed-over]] ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', and Will Forte's ''The Last Man on Earth''.

Initially, FOX asked Matt Groening and his crew from ''The Simpsons'' to come up with a brand-new show. They didn't come up with any[[note]]though they would later with ''Futurama''[[/note]], but they ''did'' supply three pilots for ''Simpsons'' spinoffs:

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Troy [=McClure=] reveals that Fox is desperately trying to create new shows for their Sunday night line-up. At the time, the only Sunday night fare on FOX was ''Melrose Place'', ''Series/MelrosePlace'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''King of the Hill'', ''The X-Files'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', ''Series/TheXFiles'', and whatever forgettable flavor-of-the-month sitcom/drama/TV special FOX was pushing. The live-action shows ''Series/{{Martin}}'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', and ''Series/LivingSingle'' were either on their way to being canceled or already gone, and this episode was made before the days of ''Futurama'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Creator/SethMacFarlane's trio[[note]]''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', though, as of 2015, it's down to just ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', since ''The Cleveland Show'' got canceled and ''American Dad'' moved to TBS[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', and all the live-action shows that became critical darlings and/or the new standard of episodic comedy, such as ''Malcolm in the Middle'', ''The Mindy Project'', ''New Girl'', ''Raising Hope'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/TheMindyProject'', ''Series/NewGirl'', ''Series/RaisingHope'', ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', the criminally [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed-over]] ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', and Will Forte's ''The Last Man on Earth''.

Creator/WillForte's ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth''.

Initially, FOX asked Matt Groening Creator/MattGroening and his crew from ''The Simpsons'' to come up with a brand-new show. They didn't come up with any[[note]]though they would later with ''Futurama''[[/note]], but they ''did'' supply three pilots for ''Simpsons'' spinoffs:
2nd Feb '18 5:05:24 PM nombretomado
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* StylisticSuck: All three segments are deliberately badly scripted bland and cheesy TV spin-off shows. The idea of "The Love-matic Grampa", for instance, is an obvious parody of the awful concept of ''MyMotherTheCar''.

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* StylisticSuck: All three segments are deliberately badly scripted bland and cheesy TV spin-off shows. The idea of "The Love-matic Grampa", for instance, is an obvious parody of the awful concept of ''MyMotherTheCar''.''Series/MyMotherTheCar''.
16th Jan '18 8:25:55 AM case
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* MandatoryLine: Lisa only has one line in this episode, and it's during her appearance in ''Chief Wiggum P.I.''

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* MandatoryLine: The original Lisa only has one line in this episode, and it's during her appearance in ''Chief Wiggum P.I.''
24th Aug '17 8:31:43 AM Mattdaw
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28th Jun '17 12:24:37 AM LtFedora
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-->'''Skinner:''' Oh yeah? That makes two of us.
12th Jun '17 8:58:01 PM Eddy1215
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* NonSequiturThud: Along with the below mentioned ShoutOut, after being beaten, the Love-Matic Grampa advised Moe to tell his date that "Her rump's as big as the Queen's, and twice as fragrant". Moe takes this situation seriously and ends up getting a bowl dumped on his head.
1st Apr '17 12:10:49 PM N8han11
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** However, it could be a reference to the fact that Lisa, like the other characters, never aged and that pretty sure means the replacement must've repeated classes multiple times as a result of this.
1st Apr '17 11:50:52 AM Premonition45
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* PoesLaw: Some fans mistook the StylisticSuck throughout the episode for actual bad writing, even thinking the show was finally JumpingTheShark. Creator/MattGroening was worried that this would actually happen.

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* PoesLaw: Some fans mistook the StylisticSuck throughout the episode for actual bad writing, even thinking the show was finally JumpingTheShark. Creator/MattGroening was worried that this fans would actually happen.react this way.
28th Mar '17 1:16:37 PM Asue
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** However it could be a reference to the fact that Lisa like the other characters never aged and that pretty sure means the replacement must've repeated classes multiple times as a result of this.

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** However However, it could be a reference to the fact that Lisa Lisa, like the other characters characters, never aged and that pretty sure means the replacement must've repeated classes multiple times as a result of this.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Beaver Bart taking advantage of the fact he lives in a dam to be able to say, "Hey, could you two close the damn door?"

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Beaver Bart taking advantage of the fact he lives in a dam to be able to say, "Hey, could you two close the damn door?"door?".



* ShownTheirWork: ''The Brady Bunch Hour'' was like that.

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* ShownTheirWork: ''The Brady Bunch Hour'' was actually like that.the Smile-Time Variety Hour.



* TheOtherDarrin: In universe and parodied with Lisa in ''The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour''. Specifically, she's a parody of the fake Jan from ''Series/TheBradyBunchVarietyHour''

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* TheOtherDarrin: In universe In-universe and parodied with Lisa in ''The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour''. Specifically, she's a parody of the fake Jan from ''Series/TheBradyBunchVarietyHour''



-->"New Orleans is my town. I got interests, and I ain't talkin' about stamp collecting, though I do find that extremely interesting."

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-->"New -->'''Big Daddy:''' New Orleans is my town. I got interests, and I ain't talkin' about stamp collecting, though I do find that extremely interesting."
13th Feb '17 1:00:30 PM Technomaru
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** However it could be a reference to the fact that Lisa like the other characters never aged and that pretty sure means the replacement must've repeated classes multiple times as a result of this.


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* NotAllowedToGrowUp: See BrainlessBeauty.
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