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Strangeways • View topic - The Simpsons appreciation thread

The Simpsons appreciation thread

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Tue May 30, 2006 11:05 am

Is there anyone else here who is a loyal viewer of the US' greatest export product ever?

I am usually not into this sort of sitcoms/humor shows, but am happy to make an exception for them. The Simpsons are so different from all the rest: the humor is much more diverse (from easy-to-swallow stuff such as Barney burping or Homer scratching his crotch in church, to the more intelligent humor that we find in their political stabbings etc), the characters of the show are very well-thought and despite the bizarreness they're even representative to an actual community, and the show is about the only American TV show that dares mockery towards the own American society (such as the episodes in which the over-influence of media is tackled, the episodes in which court cases for the most ridiculous even are started, ...)

Any other fans of this brilliant show?

And who's your favourite character?
What are your favourite Simpsons quotes?
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Postby helmoz » Tue May 30, 2006 11:48 am

i love the simpsons, i watch it quite often. i agree about the humour - sometimes it's obvious and everyone can understand it, other times it's very subtle and satirical. lots of comedy shows mock other cultures, but the simpsons is brave as it mocks its own country's culture too. it's also full of great quotes - there was an article on the bbc website last week about philosophical quotes from the characters, particularly homer.




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Postby elko » Tue May 30, 2006 3:44 pm

It is undoubtedly one of the funniest shows ever, and deservedly the most important and influential comedy of the last twenty years. CP you're quite right, the genius is that there's humour on all levels, from traditional cartoon-style violence to biting satire - everyone I know loves the Simpsons.

I guess my favourite character would be Homer, but then that's a bit obvious. I also have a penchant for Disco Stu - he should be featured far more.
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Postby Bref » Tue May 30, 2006 5:53 pm

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Tue May 30, 2006 7:37 pm

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Postby Rodchenko » Wed May 31, 2006 11:40 am

The Simpsons is <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->pure genius<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->.... The best tv programme available?
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Postby tca2005 » Wed May 31, 2006 5:32 pm

Channel 4 showed the one where Troy Mclure marries Aunt Selma yesterday - I'm only mentioning this because it's got one of my top 5 Simpson's moments in it - the Planet of the Apes "Dr.Zaius Dr.Zaius" song complete with break-dancing. :lol: I can't explain why this is so funny, but it's not just me a lot of people seem to love that scene.
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Postby scavenger » Wed May 31, 2006 11:34 pm

Oh, but don't mention love
I'd hate the pain of the strain all over again
A rush and a push and the land that
We stand on is ours
It has been before
So why can't it be now?
And people who are weaker than you or I
They take what they want from life
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Postby Rodchenko » Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:26 pm

If I say "Mount Carlmore". What do you say? :D
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Postby Miserable Liar » Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:22 pm

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Postby the_queen_is_dead » Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:56 pm

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:09 pm

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