The moment you realised the Simpsons is now terrible Page 42

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  • Rhaegyr 3 May 2018 14:48:22 4,688 posts
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    Matt Groening on The Simpsons' Apu row: 'People love to pretend they’re offended'

    Can't see this one going away any time soon.
  • Skirlasvoud 3 May 2018 18:51:43 4,039 posts
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    Rhaegyr wrote:
    Matt Groening on The Simpsons' Apu row: 'People love to pretend they’re offended'

    Can't see this one going away any time soon.
    How difficult is it to just shut up? You made a harmless mistake Groening. Fine. Now, if you just don't comment on it and don't poke the fire, everything will be fine! Easiest thing in the world.
  • Skirlasvoud 3 May 2018 20:30:49 4,039 posts
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    Pretty good commentary.





  • Rhaegyr 30 Oct 2018 16:04:20 4,688 posts
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    Surprised there's no comments on the recent rumours about the creators axing Apu.

    Is the show become that bad that nobody gives a shit any more, even fans of the first 8 or 9 seasons?

    Personally I think it's a cop-out by the creators/writers, but also think there's no easy answer; If you change his personality/accent he's no longer Apu.
  • minky-kong 30 Oct 2018 16:22:11 14,147 posts
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    Rhaegyr wrote:
    Is the show become that bad that nobody gives a shit any more, even fans of the first 8 or 9 seasons?

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BpfOPfAALOR/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1b21yelm8056s
  • Mola_Ram 31 Oct 2018 02:50:24 19,495 posts
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    I don't know if it's that bad or not (because I haven't watched it), but yeah it's been going on for so long that pretty much all of my shits have already been given. I followed the Apu thing out of curiosity and some nostalgia (and pretty much agree that the character is a bit wrong in a modern context), but this show is not part of my life anymore.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 31 Oct 2018 06:35:39 9,617 posts
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    I think I've been more aggrieved by otherwise super-right on friends who have gone all "get over it snowflakes" over Apu than the realisation of how roblematic his representation is.

    Like, seeing the criticism of him as a racial stereotype played in brown-face by a white guy doing a funny voice I was more "oh shit, yeah of course". Whereas the get over it brigade's refusal to even consider why someone would find the idea of a racial stereotype played in brown-face by a white guy doing a funny voice is frustrating because they're only doing it because they should know better. If only to acknowledge it intellectually rather than emotionally.
  • Dougs 31 Oct 2018 08:38:58 88,518 posts
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    My boy is desperate to watch it, and I'd love to watch the first 9/10 series with him but it doesn't appear to be on any of the usual streaming services.
  • DangerousDave_87 31 Oct 2018 13:43:02 5,720 posts
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    The DVDs are mega cheap these days. 1 - 8 were the only ones worth watching. Season 9's opening episode is great, but it goes downhill very quickly and visibly after that.
  • Dougs 31 Oct 2018 13:45:23 88,518 posts
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    Yeah, I'll have a butchers. I have no real idea when I stopped watching it, Sky used to just show episodes seemingly entirely at random
  • nickthegun 31 Oct 2018 15:15:26 77,098 posts
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    I think it's a rights thing. It never appears on sky catch-up or anything like that.

    It's on every day on C4 at six and they dot episodes around weekend mornings, so if you have a pvr you should be able to build up a collection.

    But, yeah, Simpsons and Futurama are pretty much my daughter's favourite shows. She even really dug disenchanted. She's been watching it since she was an embryo though, so she's well indoctrinated.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 31 Oct 2018 15:30:18 9,617 posts
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    Disenchanted was comfortingly familiar I liked it a lot more than any Simpsons made in 15+ years
  • Dougs 31 Oct 2018 17:31:04 88,518 posts
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    Yeah, I found that Fox have their own dedicated streaming service for it. Haven't got a pvr at the moment, will hunt out the dvds.
  • DangerousDave_87 1 Nov 2018 18:57:10 5,720 posts
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    I quite enjoyed Disenchanted as well. It wasn't amazing, but it was solid entertainment. Better than any other cartoon I've seen on Netflix.

    Edited by DangerousDave_87 at 18:57:48 01-11-2018
  • Psiloc 1 Nov 2018 19:15:22 5,012 posts
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    The DVD sets are worth it for the commentary alone. They do every episode, and it's great to hear the creators talking at length about your favourite episodes
  • Bionic_Pixel 1 Nov 2018 20:15:17 187 posts
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    The moment the Family Guy arrived.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 1 Nov 2018 20:17:16 14,684 posts
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    Rhaegyr wrote:
    Surprised there's no comments on the recent rumours about the creators axing Apu.

    Is the show become that bad that nobody gives a shit any more, even fans of the first 8 or 9 seasons?

    Personally I think it's a cop-out by the creators/writers, but also think there's no easy answer; If you change his personality/accent he's no longer Apu.
    I saw someone on Twitter saying they could have done something a bit more satirical where Apu himself realises he’s a stereotype and does something about it. It does feel like they missed a trick somehow.

    But yeah. Literally nobody cares anymore.
  • fontgeeksogood 1 Nov 2018 20:33:33 5,248 posts
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    Poochie died on the way back to his home planet
  • captain-Snufkin 1 Nov 2018 21:02:12 829 posts
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    I'm not sure apu is even a stereotype, he's too close to reality.
  • DUFFMAN5 9 Feb 2019 10:51:34 24,242 posts
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    Watching the Simpsons on c4. Currently "Papa's got a brand new badge" Excellent episode from 2002, so many good scenes including The Sopranos' opening with Fat Tony.
    I so wish The Simpsons was great again.
  • Dougs 9 Feb 2019 11:03:51 88,518 posts
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    My son has been watching it on Sky One. Last night was the soap box Derby one. So good.
  • nickthegun 9 Feb 2019 16:53:51 77,098 posts
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    Yeah, it's great when they start again. My rich friend did me two VHS tapes of the Simpsons from season 2 and every episode is a pearler, so I know every line of dialogue and every frame of animation from about half of that series. I must have watched them constantly for four or five years.

    Three men and a comic book, Lisa's Substitute.... all winners.

    My daughter is a massive Simpsons fan and she loves the old ones, too.
  • thelzdking 14 Apr 2019 08:42:33 9,155 posts
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    Leonard Nimoy's introduction in The Simpsons Files:



    Edited by thelzdking at 08:43:24 14-04-2019
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