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Old 08-19-2006, 05:39 PM   #16
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It was when Family Guy and Futurama came along. It wasn't one season. The writing on the Simpsons couldn't match that of the new animated shows.

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Old 08-19-2006, 06:43 PM   #17
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The show may not be as good as it used to be, but I still love it and it stills makes me laugh. I'm not sure when it started to degrade, I think it's more just episodes that aren't as good, some new episodes are right up there with the old ones.

and I'm really looking forward to the movie

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I think you're right about season ten being the start of the downfall. Although the first episode is great where Homer tries to make money thru grease.

That episode where David Brent from The Office starred was awful! The show now just has soooo many problems. It's based at 13-14 year olds now, it's no longer a satire of society, it's crude, the characters are out of character and there are too many famous people appearances.

No longer can I say I like the Simpsons, I have to say, well the first 9 seasons were great but.....
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:19 PM   #19
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^Definately, too much "guest" appearances give off that desperate vibe in a show that shouldn't have it in the first place.

I enjoy it still when it comes on, but it's lost its funniness. Too bad they couldn't bring back Conan.

And bring back Sideshow Bob!!!
(I loved him.)
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Old 08-21-2006, 01:33 AM   #20
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The first season. You know the one? Everyone quoting dorky stupid Bart catch phrases, and everyone thinking it was ok to have a quasi dysfunctional family?

Or maybe it was by season 28, when everyone forgot to go out while still on top.

Or maybe it was some time in between, when it just became stale and lost it's lustre?
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Ever since the Animation has been so bright, it hurts your eyes (the last 2-3 seasons)
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:51 PM   #22
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I thought Simpsons was legenday till season 10... season 11-14 were not bad at all.... but 15 and 16 have had very few bright moments ( although The Regina Monologues will go down in my book as an all-time great Simpsons episode). I havent seen season 17 as yet coz i dont live in America, but i dont think there is a pressing need for the show to end. Judging from season 16, i would still rather watch the simpsons over most of the other shows on TV.But i think bringing back Conan to write some more epsiodes would be a shot in the arm.
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10. Seasons 1-9 were gold, with 5 being the peak.
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:05 PM   #24
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Originally posted by Screwtape2
It was when Family Guy and Futurama came along. It wasn't one season. The writing on the Simpsons couldn't match that of the new animated shows.
You're kidding me, right? Matt Groening wrote Futurama, and it sucked.

Family Guy?

...You're kidding, right?
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I agree with Canadiens1160
It's all about writing.
SNL has been crap with a great cast because Lorne Michaels hung onto to some stale writers for too long, saw others get plucked away by other shows and fired others who didn't play the 'game' well enough.

The Simpsons is suffering a similar fate.It could see a resurgence but needs an overhaul. Better yet, they should quit while they are ahead.

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