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25 November 2016
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I’ve been watching The Good Place, which was made by one of the people who worked on both The Office and Parks and Rec! It’s very clever and I love the sort of sarcastic, cynical humour it has.

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As far as TV shows go, I really enjoy watching The Simpsons and the Rambo cartoon series.

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However, I have been watching this direct to DVD series called Beatles To A Tee, which is about a guy named Rob Taylor who accurately plays Beatles songs using the right note positions and the right guitars.

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We just finished the season finale of a show on Animal Planet called Project Grizzly. It’s about a guy who rescued and raised two grizzly cubs and is now trying to train them how to be wild bears in order to release them into the wild. He set up an electric fence perimeter of one mile in circumference in the woods somewhere in Indiana. Inside that habitat is just him and the two grizzlies. It’s a cool idea and kind of interesting to watch him train the bears on skills they would need to survive (hunting/foraging, building a den, etc…). The only problem is the guy is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. One example of this is the episode in which he was teaching them to fish. After practicing in a creek, using live fish, he decided to step it up by trying to find a pond in the woods. Now, if you were just standing in a creek, how would you go about trying to find a pond? Follow the creek, right? It’s got to lead or come from somewhere. Nope. Our hero starts traipsing blindly through the woods and gets lost. He finally found his way out, but day-um! Anyway, we enjoy the show and are looking forward to next season.

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I was binging on The White Rabbit Project on Netflix recently. It’s made by Kari, Grant, and Tory from Mythbusters. I still really miss that show.

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Mythbusters! I used to love that show. Since it has gone off air, I’ve resorted to binging on M*A*S*H.

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I like The Simpsons and was watching some episodes earlier today.

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Fun fact:

These people are older than you think.

Homer is 60

Marge is 60

Otto is 53

Ned is 77 (or 60, due to episode to episode inconsistencies)

Bart is 39

Lisa is 37

Even Maggie, the baby, is a whopping 30 years old

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Binging ‘The Americans’ on Amazon Prime Video.  Terrific show about a KGB sleeper cell couple in D.C. In 1982. In the episode I’m watching, our male protagonist is debauching the 15-year-old daughter of a CIA official, for obvious reasons.  He brings her some killer weed, then puts a pair of 80s headphones on her and says two words: “Pink Floyd.”

Maybe this post should be in the “Hardcore Beatles Bibler” thread, Silly Girl Section. 

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HMBeatlesfan said
I like The Simpsons and was watching some episodes earlier today.

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Fun fact:

These people are older than you think.

Homer is 60

Marge is 60

Otto is 53

Ned is 77 (or 60, due to episode to episode inconsistencies)

Bart is 39

Lisa is 37

Even Maggie, the baby, is a whopping 30 years old  

I love The Simpsons and you’re right about the characters ages.

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Ringo Starr and the Roundheads.

Just now.

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HMBeatlesfan said
I like The Simpsons and was watching some episodes earlier today.

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Fun fact:

These people are older than you think.

Homer is 60

Marge is 60

Otto is 53

Ned is 77 (or 60, due to episode to episode inconsistencies)

Bart is 39

Lisa is 37

Even Maggie, the baby, is a whopping 30 years old  

I still can’t think of a better animated sitcom than The Simpsons.

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Dark Overlord said

I still can’t think of a better animated sitcom than The Simpsons.  

The early seasons, up to around season 9, are often brilliant however nearly every episode after is average at best plummeting to unwatchable garbage. It should have stopped about 20 years ago.

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12 June 2017
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I agree, seasons 2-9 are the best although i do like The Simpsons Movie as well as some of the episodes from the late 1990’s through to the early 2010’s where it displays Homer as comedically stupid rather than a father who wants his family to act normal like the earlier seasons sometimes showed him as and also, you got to love how Ned Flanders loves The Beatles.

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12 June 2017
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I am a hardcore Simpsons’ fan, I could probably answer any question about the show from seasons 1-19. I have seasons 1-10 on DVD but I don’t plan on getting the rest. 

 

Up until season 9 it was absolute gold, from 10 to 15 it was watchable with some great episodes, most good, and some outright horrific crap and then it all went downhill from there where the characters because enlarged caricatures of their previous selves- Homer went from a lovable doofus, to an outright annoying imbecile, and Lisa went from the misunderstood middle-child to an irksome brat. 

 

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12 June 2017
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The movie was good in places but parts, like the ending, are dire. Homer turned into a jerk the longer the show went on whereas at the beginning you felt he was at least trying to be decent despite all his failings. In actuality the longer the show has gone on the less likeable the characters become.

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The characters that i feel have badly changed for the worst are the Flanders. In earlier seasons, Ned and his family were just kind and friendly neighbors who were also Christians whereas now, Ned’s a devout christian who has brainwashed his children to follow the word of god and expresses anger towards anyone who does something immoral, such as when he had a problem with Apu because he was “worshiping a false prophet” or when he tells his son that saying “i wish i could see the looks on their happy faces” is a sin because it shows pride or when Lisa tells people that going to church made the plague worse he says “yay, church”. These bad changes didn’t just hurt Ned, his children have turned from well behaved boys to brainwashed children who are afraid to do anything wrong.

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12 June 2017
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I prefer Family Guy. 

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I remember watching the clip of Bart and Milhouse breaking into Ned Flanders’s Beatles room on YouTube, and being like:

paul-mccartneyI WANT THAT ROOM!!!!!beatlemaniacs_02_gif

…and then of course they had to break some things.ahdn_george_05

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Indeed, there’s even a term called flanderization to describe that very syndrome.

Something seems to happen to good shows after 7 or 8 years. The scripts grow more self-conscious as new writers are brought in and they get their ideas 2nd hand from seeing what others have done before them, and the work gets watered down and distorted. Voice actors who put strain on their throats eventually accidentally change characters voices making sound oddly different as well. And story ideas by necessity become more ridiculous in order to avoid simply repeating what worked fine before.

I watched The Simpsons since episode 1, and think the eighth season was the first with more bad episodes than good. But I put the true turning point of no return at 1998, when Phil Hartman died. There’re been very few eps I’ve enjoyed since, and I don’t think I’ve seen any complete episodes at all since like 2014 or so.

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sir walter raleigh said
I prefer Family Guy.   

God , I can’t stand Family Guy! One of the most unfunny things I’ve ever seen on telly (that includes everything Seth MacFarlane touches), and it is possibly only beaten by The Big Bang Theory for my least favourite show on telly at the minute. 

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sir walter raleigh said
I prefer Family Guy.

My parents never let me watch that show, probably due to the inappropriate content, so I’ve only seen a few episodes.

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I watched The Simpsons since episode 1, and think the eighth season was the first with more bad episodes than good. But I put the true turning point of no return at 1998, when Phil Hartman died. There’re been very few eps I’ve enjoyed since, and I don’t think I’ve seen any complete episodes at all since like 2014 or so.

You haven’t even watched older episodes since 2014.

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God , I can’t stand Family Guy! One of the most unfunny things I’ve ever seen on telly (that includes everything Seth MacFarlane touches), and it is possibly only beaten by The Big Bang Theory for my least favourite show on telly at the minute.

I wouldn’t say that, there’s shows like Sesame Street and Barney that are 196,219,631,964,196,519,661,967,196,819,691,970 times worse than Family Guy and The Big Bang Theory combined and Elmo is the worst singer of all time, just listening to him makes me want to blast Tonight’s The Night by Rod Stewart.

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