ID: db545 No.50
Isn't it at this point just The Simpsons: celebrity edition?
ID: 925e0 No.51
That and "last year's hot button issue".
ID: 07c24 No.52
If your quarry goes to ground, leave no ground to go to. -The Operative
That's the only way that show is going to can it anyways. Hell, they already did a Family Guy/Simpsons crossover. They may very well be losing weed space if that is any indication.
ID: e54f6 No.53
At this point, only the death or retirement of any major voice actor out of The Simpsons Six (Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer, and Yeardley Smith) would come close to ending the show.
The oldest member of the cast (Shearer, age 70) leaving would likely mark the death knell, but ven then, Fox would probably work to find a way around a silly thing like the death/retirement of a major VA.
Y’know, like that time when Family Guy replaced Meg’s voice and no one gave a shit.
ID: 925e0 No.54
>>53>At this point, only the death or retirement of any major voice actor out of The Simpsons Six (Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer, and Yeardley Smith) would come close to ending the show.
You keep saying that, but I haven't seen any evidence that would hold that up. In fact I'd be willing to bet that Fox has a good long list of soundalikes lined up and would have one in the recording studio the day after the actor dropped dead.
I mean fucking hell, the guys that make the show had Andy Dick on as a guest star. If that doesn't show that the production team lacks any and all care for their acting staff I don't know what would.
ID: 07c24 No.55
If they find a replacement for Mrs. krabappel then I'd concede. Otherwise they will pull out another Mrs. Flanders, and the Ned in faith will be back to square one.
ID: de70e No.65
I was thinking the other day that the best finale for The Simpsons would be a 24-minute black background with the words "It's over." written in that classic yellow Simpsons font would be the best ending.
That would include the two commercial breaks as well.
ID: 0698a No.68
I don't even think dying will end it. Fox had sound-alikes on speeddial for Futurama (when there were big contract disputes), I imagine there's a van of Simpsons impersonators sitting in a backlot waiting for their call.
It's carrying through to Season 27 as-is; I imagine it'll make at least 30 just so Fox can say they made it that far.
ID: 624c2 No.96
I can't recall the last time I watched a Simpsons episode. Literally I can't. I never even watched the movie because it felt like well, this is about 15 years too late for me to care".
Last Simpsons thing I recall was that Hit & Run video game. A mostly decent GTA clone but it was absolutely unforgiving. You could not make a single mistake in driving because you often only had just enough time on the timer to complete the mission if you drive perfectly. Hey, licensed game, they gotta find some way to make it terrible.
ID: 0b477 No.97
>>96>I can't recall the last time I watched a Simpsons episode.
I downloaded and watched that "future Simpsons" episode just to see if it was as bad as everyone said it was.
ID: 07c24 No.99
You mean that one where Lisa becomes president and her marriage rings consists of two piggies with a farmer theme?I'd run away too.
ID: 55ee1 No.100
I'm guessing Sechs is talking about that episode where Lisa is married to Milhouse and realizes she's slowly becoming Marge and Milhouse is becoming Homer, while Bart is a divorced bum living in the old school.
I fucking hate that episode.
ID: 7a399 No.101
As you should, it was terrible.
It was half Futurama episode, half tired retreads of running gags.
"Oooo, look at all the lampshades! So self-referential! lolulz!"
ID: f7ce6 No.102
The last one I watched was the Simpsons/Family Guy cross over. Never seen so much back patting in a cross over episode.
ID: 4da40 No.104
Eh, that was more Family Guy
. Really, it felt like a Simpsons’ Greatest Hits
episode where most of the major characters got to do some of their schtick inbetween bouts of being dumbed down (worse than usual) by Family Guy
writers and shoved into gags which felt wholly out of place with a Simpsons
episode. I don’t think there was a single laugh-out-loud moment in the whole episode—just a lot of weak chuckles at moments where the audience was supposed to recognize jokes and gags from The Simpsons
ID: f7ce6 No.106
It's true in that it actually was a Family Guy 2-parter. But you know nothing gets done with the Simpsons without Groening's approval.
ID: 4da40 No.107
At this point, Groening’s just there to stamp the contract. I don’t think he’s had a say in the creative direction of The Simpsons
in at least a decade.
ID: 7a399 No.110
People always try to defend him with that, but the problem with that idea is that he always has the option to not
put the stamp on things.
As well, apparently if you listen to his audio commentary on recent seasons he'll defend the new stuff and declare the crappy new jokes great.
Groening is just like Lucas, a hack that rode his creation into the ground and then buttfucked it twenty feet deeper into the dirt.
ID: 9eb28 No.112
But since he's making money doing just that, he doesn't have to care what a few vocal haters think- the majority is still eating it up.
Successful people have that advantage- they can ignore their critics.
ID: 4da40 No.135
FYI: today is the 25th anniversary of the airing of ‘Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire’, the very first episode of The Simpsons.