Why "The Simpsons" is still worth watching

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Why "The Simpsons" is still worth watching

Postby raisindot » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:22 pm

The Simpsons has been running on auto-pilot for at least a decade or more, but every once in a while they do something that totally justifies the show's continued existence.

Getting Thomas Pynchon to do not one but two cameos on the show is one example. Another is the opening 'couch sequence' from the show two weeks ago. Conceived by Banksy, it spoofs that perception that the show and its merchandise are created in Dickinsean sweatshop conditions in Asia and that it's all endorsed by the right wing evil empire known as FOX TV.

To see it and read an interview of how it was done, go to:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/ ... y-opening/

If only the episodes themselves were still as good as these isolated bits.

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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:50 pm

It's worth watching coz the Pope just said Homer was a Catholic and the producers said bollux to him! :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:04 pm

Can't get the HULU vid to stream - says it's for US viewers only? :evil:

But it's OK - found it on YouTube :lol:

What pope? Where? I saw no pope in that :lol:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:39 pm

Really good that, :lol: but did not see the pederast shieilder either. :twisted:
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Postby raisindot » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:53 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:
What pope? Where? I saw no pope in that :lol:


Not from the Banksy clip, you very silly person. From the Vatican newspaper.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/1010 ... s_simpsons

:D

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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:08 pm

raisindot wrote:
Jan Van Quirm wrote:
What pope? Where? I saw no pope in that :lol:


Not from the Banksy clip, you very silly person. From the Vatican newspaper.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/1010 ... s_simpsons

:D

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:shock: Oi! It was pooh that started with the pope thingie and forgot to mention where that came from! :roll:
pooh wrote:It's worth watching coz the Pope just said Homer was a Catholic and the producers said bollux to him!

Why can't people quote what they mean! :P
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:11 pm

Actually wasn't there an episode way back where Bart and Homer toyed with converting to Catholism but Marge soon smacked them out of it. I always thought they were some kind of Presbyterian myself... :P
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:55 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Actually wasn't there an episode way back where Bart and Homer toyed with converting to Catholism but Marge soon smacked them out of it. I always thought they were some kind of Presbyterian myself... :P


Yes there was! Liam Neeson voiced a catholic priest in that episode :wink:

It was This one! :P
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:48 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:Yes there was! Liam Neeson voiced a catholic priest in that episode :wink:

It was This one! :P

That's the episode the Pope claimed that proved they were Catholics.

Come on chaps, keep up with the news, will you? :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:51 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:
raisindot wrote:
Jan Van Quirm wrote:
What pope? Where? I saw no pope in that :lol:


Not from the Banksy clip, you very silly person. From the Vatican newspaper.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/1010 ... s_simpsons

:D

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:shock: Oi! It was pooh that started with the pope thingie and forgot to mention where that came from! :roll:
pooh wrote:It's worth watching coz the Pope just said Homer was a Catholic and the producers said bollux to him!

Why can't people quote what they mean! :P

My original post was replying to the title of the thread and thought it was obvious to anyone who follows the news what I was talking about. :roll:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:09 pm

Dearest smartypants - I take very little notice of any mention of the 'pope' word in the news as I have zero interest in deranged hype from the leader of an outdated belief system... :?

The Simpsons on the other hand are fascinating and as Jeff's post didn't refer to that obscure and unnewsworthy article but to the couch gag featuring apparently enslaved Korean animators it somehow slipped through my radar - inexplicable from your fevered perspective I realise, but true nonetheless :roll:

For an avowed atheist your interest in things religious seems to have reached 'mania' proportions, so please do try and rest in a darkened room and avoid all irritating/stimulating objects such as crucifixes and rosaries or indeed reports on former notable worthies of the hitler youth movement - they're really not at all important in the modern world Image
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Postby mspanners » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:02 pm

Simpsons are still top TV for Me, just wish Sky uk would show more new ones instead of the reruns.....


and I miss Futurama...... :cry:

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