The moment you realised the Simpsons is now terrible Page 43

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  • Lukus 29 Nov 2019 10:11:44 24,185 posts
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    They really should stop. It's the cartoon equivalent of the Rolling Stones, still touring, looking depressingly old and irrelevant, desperately trying to cling on to the past glory years with their best days long behind them.
  • RGeefe 29 Nov 2019 10:41:28 1,717 posts
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    it should have stopped over a decade ago when it was already about 10 series past being relevant and good. it's at the point where over 2/3s of its run is bad. it's a legacy show at this point and more valuable as a merchandising asset.

    A quick google tells me its ratings massively bounce all over the place - anywhere from 1-5 million depending on which way the wind is blowing. Moving to Disney+ is absolutely the right time to end the show as a regular scripted programme and just produce GOOD specials every once in a while.
  • richarddavies 18 Jan 2020 21:41:19 8,171 posts
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    So it finally happened. The voice actor of Apu will no longer voice him due to all the controversy.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-us-canada-51158261
  • theone1 18 Jan 2020 21:48:20 130 posts
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    Hopefully Groundskeeper Willie next
  • fontgeeksogood 18 Jan 2020 22:19:15 12,588 posts
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    Ugh, I haven't seen the episode where Lisa poochies the racism, it sounds awful
  • Mola_Ram 19 Jan 2020 03:22:05 25,403 posts
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    It's a good call. A bit late, but better late than never.

    Don't know how they will handle it in the actual show. Maybe they could be like South Park with the City Wok guy, where one day it's revealed that Apu is just a white dude who wanted to be Indian.

    Or I guess just recast him.
  • Lukus 19 Jan 2020 05:56:57 24,185 posts
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    Or stop making this shit all together.
  • Mola_Ram 19 Jan 2020 06:17:11 25,403 posts
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    Well yeah, it should have been taken out the back and shot years ago. But money, eh.
  • fontgeeksogood 19 Jan 2020 06:48:10 12,588 posts
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    I don't think recasting solves it
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 19 Jan 2020 08:18:36 3,041 posts
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    Yeah, stopping Asians from running small shops like this would be a better idea
  • Kronos 19 Jan 2020 15:32:18 790 posts
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    Probably mentioned before but what about Doctor Hibbert, will he be re-voiced? Bart too as he is voiced by a woman, obvious sexism. And Castellaneto as Homer, he's not even fat (or yellow) ffs!
  • JamboWayOh 19 Jan 2020 15:44:07 23,052 posts
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    Kronos wrote:
    Probably mentioned before but what about Doctor Hibbert, will he be re-voiced? Bart too as he is voiced by a woman, obvious sexism. And Castellaneto as Homer, he's not even fat (or yellow) ffs!
    Ahhh the eternal strawman...
  • Kronos 19 Jan 2020 15:49:09 790 posts
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    To be honest I can empathise I was pretty insulted by Will Ferrells accent in that Holmes and Watson film.
  • fontgeeksogood 19 Jan 2020 22:34:10 12,588 posts
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    You could at least picked Bumblebee Man
  • elstoof 19 Jan 2020 22:53:07 26,715 posts
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    How have we squeezed 2 years worth of news out of this non event
  • drhickman1983 20 Jan 2020 07:31:22 7,385 posts
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    Get the guy from Short Circuit 2 to voice Apu, should appease everyone.
  • Lukus 20 Jan 2020 11:16:28 24,185 posts
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    Or go nuclear - have a storyline where Apu comes out as a white guy who's been masquerading as an Asian stereotype for the last 30 years. Perfect solution.
  • JamboWayOh 20 Jan 2020 11:47:30 23,052 posts
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    drhickman1983 wrote:
    Get the guy from Short Circuit 2 to voice Apu, should appease everyone.
    I would be definitely up for that.
  • SuperSoupy 20 Jan 2020 13:05:25 268 posts
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    @Kronos TBH though, that film was funnier than The Simpsons is these days.

    If the latest season of The Simpsons happened to be season one of a brand new show, it would have been cancelled by now.
  • fontgeeksogood 20 Jan 2020 14:51:00 12,588 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    Or go nuclear - have a storyline where Apu comes out as a white guy who's been masquerading as an Asian stereotype for the last 30 years. Perfect solution.
    South Park Already Did It
  • Psiloc 23 Feb 2021 16:34:42 6,015 posts
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56166823

    Didn't know (or care) that they'd already replaced Carl.
  • nickthegun 23 Feb 2021 16:41:37 85,269 posts
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    I only realised when I saw the episode he got replaced and thought he sounded a bit weird.
  • Decks 23 Feb 2021 16:58:32 28,923 posts
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    Seems utterly pointless. Apu fair enough as it was obviously a problematic character but Hibert and Carl are just characters who happen to be black. So now they're just going to get someone else in to do a bad impression of the guy who's been doing it for years. It achieves nothing amd just gives further ammunition for the likes of Piers Morgan to get people riled up.

    Also why the fuck is the Simpsons still going.
  • Syrette 23 Feb 2021 17:14:16 51,047 posts
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    Been throwing on random episodes from seasons 2-5 over the last few days, they're still outrageously good.
  • nickthegun 23 Feb 2021 17:14:33 85,269 posts
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    it's like asking why EastEnders is still on. It's been going so long, it probably keeps finding new audiences. It's just about the only thing outside YouTube the girl will watch.
  • SolidSCB 23 Feb 2021 17:22:57 15,026 posts
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    It surely to fuck can't be long for this world at this point anyway can it?
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