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Old 08-18-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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In which season did the simpsons start to degrade?

I was debating with my brother over this today

I think the show really starting going downhill in season 10 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sim...28season_10%29

while my brother thinks the show is still great, even if the episodes aren't as good as they once were

I consider seasons 11 and 16 to be the worst, and seasons 1-9 to be the golden age

what do you guys think?
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Old 08-18-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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Same. I think they should quit while they are ahead, and end now before they get too bad. End it now and the simpsons will live on as legends, leave it longer and they will crash and burn.
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As much as I love the Simpsons, I think it's time they called it a day.
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i was shocked when i found out lionel huts and troy mclure ( sp) were dropped in 1998 cos of the actor doing the voices died. I suppose gill took huts's place.
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I think the Simpsons started going downhill starting with the episode where the real Skinner came back.
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:15 AM   #6
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I really think the thing became somewhat dull when the animation got better... more realistic... starting all around the season where the first episode, the treehouse of terror, has that whole army of homers that were born from a hamaca...


if you watch it now, the simpsons look a lot more ralistica, in terms of movement, than the first seasons or the really best, around the death of mr burns...


better animation = worse episodes (but that's me)
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Season 9 was when shit stated to hit the fan. By season 10, there was so much shit that the fan had been entirely obscured. And, somehow...it had only started to get worse...

I haven't watched [I]The Simpsons[I] more than once or twice a year (minus syndication, in which there are now more bad episodes than good ones) since 2001. I am a lucky, rich, and well-rounded person as a result of this decision. Sometimes you just gotta cut your losses, you know?
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I really think the thing became somewhat dull when the animation got better... more realistic... starting all around the season where the first episode, the treehouse of terror, has that whole army of homers that were born from a hamaca...

Oh my god, I LOVE the Treehouse episode with the army of Homer clones! The expressions on their faces crack me up, the newsclip of their faces popping up on the map of the US, Homer dumping them in a cornfield ... love it. It makes me giggle a lot.

I've been pretty lenient towards the Simpsons, still watching and (mostly) enjoying it well past the point where most fans say "eh, it's bad now." But the last two seasons I haven't gone out of my way to watch it on Sunday nights.

I think it was the season premiere of last season where I turned to my friend and said, "Wow, that was really bad." That was a first for me, and I was sad.
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the episode where Bart tries to become a rapper
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Old 08-19-2006, 01:08 PM   #10
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I'd say it started the descent in season 11.

Rock bottom, though, was in season 12 during the episode "Tennis the Menace". Homer is playing tennis in the backyard when the person he's playing against volleys the ball really high in the air. Homer then inexplicably pulls out the front of his shorts to catch the ball in them. When the ball nails him square in the testes, he falls over and writhes in pain.


And that's where it lost me.
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I still love The Simpsons and watch it regularly. Even so, I have to say season 16 wasn't good.
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It started to decline around the time Family Guy debuted I think.
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Old 08-19-2006, 01:58 PM   #13
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the episode where Bart tries to become a rapper
But that's just the problem. The writing sucks, the writing sucks, the writing sucks, the writing sucks.

The Simpsons used to be about a 'normal' family of characters, and now they're in boy bands, playing tennis, facilitating stupid celeb appearences.

There have been some weird psycadellic-ish Family Guy style episodes and laughs recently, but that''s not the Simpsons.

Kind of sad.

Also, the movie will suck.
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I'd say the show took its turn in early season 10, after the episode "Bart The Mother". I don't know why, but I just don't give the time of day to any episodes after that. The "Behind The Laughter" episode was the kicker though, imo.

I've never really liked the first 2 seasons either. The earliest episode that I truly love would be "Lisa's Pony". That gives The Simpsons about 7 seasons of pure genius.

And yes, I agree that the movie will suck.
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What season will the show be starting this fall?
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