History YMMV / TheSimpsons

22nd Jul '16 10:50:07 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: ''Homer's Enemy''. Even though Frank Grimes has worked extremely hard in his life, he also comes off as a myopic pedant and a hard worker working for all the wrong reasons- Considering how he attempts to work and function in a society that is possibly morally and ethically broken beyond repair and is just asking for it, and how he looks at what Homer and his family has as "normal", and is pure straight out jealous of him, he also reeks of EpilepticTrees of self entitled, self pitying, and uninsightful idiots that believe that playing the same IdiotBall game of materialistic society will make them the kings of the Idiot Ball, instead of saying [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules "Screw the money, I have standards."]] Plus it also doesn't help that Springfield was mentioned and is constantly shown in infamous light in all of America, episodes PRIOR to his employment in "America's Crudbucket." Even though Homer is portrayed as stupid, Grimes' brand of stupidity got him what he deserved.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: ''Homer's Enemy''. Even though Frank Grimes has worked extremely hard in his life, he also comes off as a myopic pedant and a hard worker working for all the wrong reasons- Considering how he attempts to work and function in a society that is possibly morally and ethically broken beyond repair and is just asking for it, and how he looks at what Homer and his family has as "normal", and is pure straight out jealous of him, he also reeks of EpilepticTrees of self entitled, self pitying, and uninsightful idiots that believe that playing the same IdiotBall game of materialistic society will make them the kings of the Idiot Ball, instead of saying [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules "Screw the money, I have standards."]] Plus it also doesn't help that Springfield was mentioned and is constantly shown in infamous light in all of America, episodes PRIOR to his employment in "America's Crudbucket." Even though Homer is portrayed as stupid, Grimes' brand of stupidity got him what he deserved. It's also worth noting that the episode's plot is similar to ''Film/{{Amadeus}}'', which was the TropeCodifier for DrivenByEnvy. It's not hard to see Frank and Homer as analogous to Salieri and Mozart.
22nd Jul '16 5:04:12 PM BatmanKalEl
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* RelationshipSue: Weirdly, a season 25 episode gives one to Comic Book Guy. Kumiko is a pretty Japanese manga creator who loves how outspoken he is. They get married by the end of the episode.
21st Jul '16 3:44:27 PM N8han11
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* VindicatedByHistory: The Mike Scully era (1997-2001). Back when he was the show runner, a lot of fans thought it was a decline in quality due to the change of tone that resulted. But now, some people consider it (mainly seasons 9 and 10) part of the classic era, most likely due to Al Jean having the show runner position for so long (14 years and counting).

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* VindicatedByHistory: VindicatedByHistory:
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The Mike Scully era (1997-2001). Back when he was the show runner, a lot of fans thought it was a decline in quality due to the change of tone that resulted. But now, some people consider it (mainly seasons 9 and 10) part of the classic era, most likely due to Al Jean having the show runner position for so long (14 years and counting).counting).
** Many earlier episodes were actually [[http://uproxx.com/tv/reminder-the-internet-even-hated-on-the-simpsons-during-the-golden-era/ heavily criticised]] when they first aired. Nowadays, many of them are fondly remembered as the show's golden era.
15th Jul '16 4:04:48 PM 123456789
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* BrokenBase: The first two seasons. Were they really the "good old days" of the show or just so rife with EarlyInstallmentWeirdness and [[OffModel horrid art and bizarre animation]] that it's hard to watch them again and take them seriously, considering how much the show has changed?

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* BrokenBase: The Were the first two seasons. Were they really the "good old days" seasons part of the show show's classic era or just so rife with EarlyInstallmentWeirdness and [[OffModel horrid art and bizarre animation]] that it's hard to watch them again and take them seriously, considering how much the show has changed?
15th Jul '16 3:38:11 AM 123456789
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** Season 8 is felt to be better than Seasons 9-24 but worse than Seasons 1-7, whether it's SeasonalRot or fun despite its flaws is debated. Seasons 9 and 10 are either considered flawed but better than later seasons, or the moment the show went downhill. The only thing fans seem to agree on is that Season 9 is the better of the two (and probably where the series should have ended).

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** Which season is the last classic-era season? Seasons 8, 9, or 10?
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Season 8 is felt to be better than Seasons 9-24 but worse than Seasons 1-7, whether it's SeasonalRot or fun despite its flaws is debated. Seasons 9 and 10 are either considered flawed but better than later seasons, or the moment the show went downhill. The only thing fans seem to agree on is that Season 9 is the better of the two (and probably where the series should have ended).



** Who was the better showrunner: Al Jean or Mike Scully? For Jean's episodes as showrunner, which were better: Seasons 13-16 when he tried to emulate Seasons 1-8, or Seasons 17-24 when the show has turned into a watered-down ''Family Guy'' and ''South Park''?

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** Who was the better showrunner: showrunner? For the classic era: Is it Al Jean & Mike Reiss, David Mirkin, or Bill Oakley & Josh Weinstein? For the post-classic era: Is it Al Jean or Mike Scully? For Jean's episodes as showrunner, which were better: Seasons 13-16 when he tried to emulate Seasons 1-8, or Seasons 17-24 when the show has turned into a watered-down ''Family Guy'' and ''South Park''?
12th Jul '16 4:01:00 PM 123456789
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** Hell, almost ''everything'' is acceptable at one point or another. There's one thing they do not make fun of - the Church Of Scientology, because Nancy Cartwright is a member and says she would quit if they make fun of it ([[MoralMyopia though making fun of other religions is still fair-game]]). Some think [[ArmyOfLawyers Scientology's usual response to being criticized or mocked]] [[YouWannaGetSued has something to do with it as well]].

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** Hell, almost ''everything'' is acceptable at one point or another. There's one thing they do not make fun of - the Church Of Scientology, because Nancy Cartwright is a member and says she would member, threatening to quit if they make fun of it ([[MoralMyopia though making fun of other religions is still fair-game]]). Some think [[ArmyOfLawyers Scientology's usual response to being criticized or mocked]] [[YouWannaGetSued has something to do with it as well]].



* SacredCow: The episodes of TheNineties. Suggested to be infallible, genius, a never-ending cultural icon, and television stewed to perfection. Suggesting even the slightest bit of flaws or NostalgiaFilter in any fan favorite is tantamount to FandomHeresy, regardless of validity.

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* SacredCow: The episodes of TheNineties.TheNineties (i.e. the first 8 seasons). Suggested to be infallible, genius, a never-ending cultural icon, and television stewed to perfection. Suggesting even the slightest bit of flaws or NostalgiaFilter in any fan favorite is tantamount to FandomHeresy, regardless of validity.
10th Jul '16 11:48:53 PM rightyo
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** The Godfather, part III
8th Jul '16 7:39:12 PM CaptainTedium
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Lisa. She's a BaseBreaker in the United States, but Lisa is very popular with Japanese audiences, due to her studiousness and Buddhism. Promotional material for ''The Simpsons'' in Japan even portrays her as the main character.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Lisa. She's a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter in the United States, but Lisa is very popular with Japanese audiences, due to her studiousness and Buddhism. Promotional material for ''The Simpsons'' in Japan even portrays her as the main character.



* TheScrappy: Everyone in this show is a BaseBreaker in some way, but these are the characters just about everyone hates.

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* TheScrappy: Everyone in this show is a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter in some way, but these are the characters just about everyone hates.
8th Jul '16 7:38:24 PM CaptainTedium
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* BaseBreaker: Really depends on the writer (and what season you watch).

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Really depends on the writer (and what season you watch).
8th Jul '16 1:36:47 PM Premonition45
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** In "Lisa on Ice", Springfield Elementary's auditorium is called the "[[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Butthead]] Memorial Auditorium", named by Springfield's students, much to Principal Skinner's frustration[[note]][[RealLifeWritesThePlot This was inspired by an incident in Greenwood, South Carolina, where children proposed having a new elementary school named Springfield Elementary School.]][[/note]]. This scene became funnier when, in 2016, an online survey to name a new UK research ship led to the winning choice "Boaty [=McBoatface=]".
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