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Old 09-16-2013, 04:38 PM   #16
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It has always amazed me how popular this programme is. Even when I was a child, it bored me to tears and I have never been able to watch a full episode.

I don't know how adults can watch this programme.

So to say it is "the greatest programme ever made" is only your opinion.
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It has always amazed me how popular this programme is. Even when I was a child, it bored me to tears and I have never been able to watch a full episode.

I don't know how adults can watch this programme.

So to say it is "the greatest programme ever made" is only your opinion.
Yes, the fact that I wrote it was the indicator to it being my opinion, but having said that it isn't mine alone. What does being adult have to do with it? Because it's animated?
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The Simspons are an icon of television history, no doubt. They inspired countless other series (not just obvious ones like Family Guy), they filtered into popular culture and they are the most quoted show of all-time.

The golden years (seasons 3-9) stand up very well to pretty much any other series ever made, but the quality is a constant all accross the show. I'll post later with some favorite quotes and clips, just for starters though 'I call this one Bitey'
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I don't really think they are the best show ever, in fact I consider Family Guy a better show (to name one that has a similar style), but it is undoubtedly very iconic.
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Simpsons has nice stories, but when it comes to jokes, I prefer Family Guy.


Speaking of animated series, am I the only one who thinks South Park is pretty stupid.
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I don't really think they are the best show ever, in fact I consider Family Guy a better show (to name one that has a similar style), but it is undoubtedly very iconic.
Family Guy is basically a copy of the Simpsons formula in an (unsuccessful) attempt to copy its success. Prime vs prime, Simpsons crush Family Guy easily.
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It has always amazed me how popular this programme is. Even when I was a child, it bored me to tears and I have never been able to watch a full episode.

I don't know how adults can watch this programme.

So to say it is "the greatest programme ever made" is only your opinion.
Humor is hugely subjective and there's not much chance of convincing someone that something is funny if it's simply not their preferred brand of comedy. To each their own.

But as for adults enjoying it, the show was written in its best years by a bunch of atheist Ivy League types. Their humor included both characterization-dependent stuff, the utterly absurd (much of this thanks to the animation medium) and a lot of social commentary that is massively disdainful of middle America. It's this mastery of multiple comedy forms that kept the show fresh for me (an adult for many of the years I've enjoyed it) for so long.

They eventually lost good characterization and intelligent social commentary; all that remained was a 'zaniness' that was a shadow of what they'd previously been capable of. They also seamlessly integrated a ton of cultural references that geeks would appreciate at their peak; now these references frequently are the story and they're also obvious references these days rather than the classic and/or obscure stuff they previously used. Needless to say, the show has been shit for years now and I myself haven't watched a full new episode in a very long time.
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One of my favorite throwaway gags. The Germans are always good for a cheap laugh:

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I'm twisted in that I find terrible illness very funny (when it's played for laughs; I'm usually not laughing during hospital dramas or at real life sick people). I would have preferred linking to Steve Sax's radiation poisoning, but this will have to do. The animation and line read really sell it:

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is this the episode in which Homer is sent back to univeristy? that was one of the best, there was a similar one in Futurama as well where Bender was in the university campus as Fry decided to go back to university.
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There was something very magical about the way the early seasons were animated.
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is this the episode in which Homer is sent back to univeristy? that was one of the best, there was a similar one in Futurama as well where Bender was in the university campus as Fry decided to go back to university.
Yep, that's from Homer Goes to College. Like all of Conan's scripts, it's a classic.

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I love both shows but The Simpsons jokes are more intelligent, Family Guy has more toilet humor and shock value
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