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Old 16-09-2012, 05:59
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Starts 30th September in the US. Could be the last? Thoughts?

Episode titles include;

"Moonshine River"
"Treehouse of Horror XXIII"
"Penny-Wiseguys"
"Gone Abie Gone"
"Adventures in Baby-Getting"
"The Day the Earth Stood Cool"
A Tree Grows in Springfield"
"The Changing of the Guardian"
"A Test Before Trying"
"To Cur, with Love"
"Homer Goes to Prep School"
"Hardly Kirk-ing"
"Gorgeous Grampa"
"Love is a Many-Splintered Thing"
"What Animated Women Want"
"Black-Eyed, Please"
"Pulpit Friction"
"The Fabulous Faker Boy"

Confirmed storylines and guest stars;

"The Day the Earth Stayed Cool" will air on December 2 and will feature Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein as a "cool" couple who move from Portland, Oregon to live next to the Simpsons.

The Decemberists will guest star as themselves. Patton Oswalt will voice their son.

"Love is a Many-Splintered Thing" will feature Deschanel as Mary for a second time in the season, where she returns to Springfield, but Bart does not pay sufficient attention to her. Benedict Cumberbatch will voice "the British Prime Minister and a snake-like character" in the episode, while Max Weinberg and Robert Caro guest star as themselves.

"Gone Abie Gone" sees Homer put Lisa's college fund into an online poker site because he no longer trusts banks. Jennifer Tilly will guest star as herself, appearing in a poker instruction video Lisa watches.

Steve Carell will voice Fat Tony's accountant Dan Gillick, with Joe Mantegna reprising his role as Fat Tony. Gillick takes over the Springfield Mafia while Fat Tony is on jury duty.

"Black-Eyed, Please" features Tina Fey as Ms. Cantwell, a substitute teacher who picks on Lisa.

In "Pulpit Friction", Edward Norton will guest star for the second time, this time as a rival minister to Reverend Lovejoy. The rival proves more popular, leading Lovejoy to become a hot tub salesman.

One episode will focus on Homer and Santa's Little Helper.

Michael Price has written an episode where Bart and Homer obtain a small steam train from the now closed down Itchy & Scratchy Land.

Anika Noni Rose will voice a night club singer and ex-wife of Grampa, who Grampa used to write songs for. The episode will see Grampa disappear and the Simpsons discovers new information about him.

Justin Bieber will guest star as himself in the episode "The Fabulous Faker Boy".

In an episode entitled "Homer Goes to Prep School," singer-songwriter Tom Waits will play himself, introducing Homer to a group of survivalists who are "prepping" to live off the land after a worldwide disaster occurs. The episode will air sometime in December.

Marvin Hamlisch and Jeff Gordon will also guest star. Hamlisch died on August 6, 2012, several months before the episode will air, but his performance will not be cut from the episode.

Danny DeVito will be reprising his role as Herb Powell for the third time.
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Old 16-09-2012, 09:16
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I know it's cool to hate The Simpsons these days but to be fair they do still throw up a handful of good episodes per season IMO. I particularly enjoy the ones that satarize the US political system and the news media.
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Old 16-09-2012, 11:44
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I know it's cool to hate The Simpsons these days but to be fair they do still throw up a handful of good episodes per season IMO. I particularly enjoy the ones that satarize the US political system and the news media.
Yes indeed they do sometimes i think people just hate on the Simpsons because it is still running, and ratings in America seem fine, as are the ratings over here, People just love to hate it.

Season 23 had some solid episodes, So i am looking forward to this season,
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Old 16-09-2012, 12:20
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Season 24 won't be the last, Season 25 might. I think after 25 seasons is the perfect time to end the show, it can't possiblly get to Season 30 can it?!

http://screenrant.com/the-simpsons-c...25-aco-135297/
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Old 16-09-2012, 14:43
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Looks like they're still trying to cram as many guest stars in as possible...

I'm not one of the haters by the way, i will watch The Simpsons until the day it ends and i'll be sad to see it go, but Season 23 was awful in my opinion, and it was all down to the terrible writing, so my hopes aren't exactly high for this season unless they can bring it back around (or maybe get some fresh writers in), even the most ardent fan has to admit that it's a shadow of it's former self.
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Old 17-09-2012, 09:48
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I know it's cool to hate The Simpsons these days but to be fair they do still throw up a handful of good episodes per season IMO. I particularly enjoy the ones that satarize the US political system and the news media.
The last good episode was well over 10 years ago. It's become a really juvenile show, very basic cartoony humour for kids. It used to be something all ages could love.
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Old 17-09-2012, 16:11
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The latest batch of season 23 has been so poor and what makes it worse that even though it is utter crap the stars and writers are getting very rich from it. I haven't even smirked let alone laugh. I read that Matt G thinks that the writing as as good as ever. He is either a liar or delusional. At least Seth admits Family Guy isn't as good.


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Old 30-09-2012, 16:18
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Bump! Starts tonight
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Old 01-10-2012, 19:51
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You know what would be so brilliant? If the show just had a complete turn around, and actually had episodes, if only just a handful, of episodes that are both hilarious and really touching. It's by no means impossible, all the talent is there, somewhere. What the hell happened, though. Even though I do agree the show is a former shadow of itself, I dread the day it comes to an end.
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Old 21-10-2012, 19:32
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I generally like the older episodes as the newer ones have been half OK, half not-so-OK, but tonight's debut episode featuring Lady Gaga was just rubbish, I haven't seen one so bad for some time. I'm wondering if it was as bad as the one Ricky Gervais took part in.
The only plus points it had was Lisa 'denouncing' Lady Gaga (although it was blatantly obvious that by the ending they'll be the best of friends) and Homer and Grandpa singing their version of Pokerface (Homerface).
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Old 21-10-2012, 20:34
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I generally like the older episodes as the newer ones have been half OK, half not-so-OK, but tonight's debut episode featuring Lady Gaga was just rubbish, I haven't seen one so bad for some time. I'm wondering if it was as bad as the one Ricky Gervais took part in.
The only plus points it had was Lisa 'denouncing' Lady Gaga (although it was blatantly obvious that by the ending they'll be the best of friends) and Homer and Grandpa singing their version of Pokerface (Homerface).
That was the Season 23 finale which has just aired on Sky1.

I've not watched it yet (still got 7 episodes stored up on my planner but can't bring myself to watch them after how awful Season 23 has been...), but what you've just described sounds like everything that is wrong with The Simpsons at the moment. Cramming celebrity cameo's into nonsensical plots for the sake of it.
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Old 22-10-2012, 07:29
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[quote=myss;61828343tonight's debut episode featuring Lady Gaga was just rubbish,[/quote]

It almost looked like a "Back Door Pilot" for a Lady Gaga Cartoon series.

There certainly seemed to be more of LG than Simpsons.
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Old 22-10-2012, 18:53
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That was the Season 23 finale which has just aired on Sky1.

I've not watched it yet (still got 7 episodes stored up on my planner but can't bring myself to watch them after how awful Season 23 has been...), but what you've just described sounds like everything that is wrong with The Simpsons at the moment. Cramming celebrity cameo's into nonsensical plots for the sake of it.
It would be interesting to get your take on it when you've watched it.

It almost looked like a "Back Door Pilot" for a Lady Gaga Cartoon series.

There certainly seemed to be more of LG than Simpsons.
Exactly - there was little sense or proper storyline to it.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:08
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It would be interesting to get your take on it when you've watched it.
Well i finally just got around to watching it, and have to say that they really outdid themselves there, it was easily one of the worst episodes i've ever seen, if not THE worst. Absolutely pathetic on just about every level, i didn't laugh or even smile once, and the storyline was just an abysmal Lady GaGa vanity project that had no place being a Simpsons episode.

As a huge fan of the show during it's golden years i'm truly saddened that it's fallen so far. Season 22 was "alright" but it really went off the deep end during Season 23. They better have improved for Season 24, otherwise i think i'll actually be glad to see it end at Season 25 (assuming it doesn't get renewed again, although with the ratings in the US still being fairly strong i can see them dragging it out for a few more years yet...).
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