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Old 08-12-2017, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default The Fall of The Simpsons: How it Happened

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Old 08-13-2017, 02:11 AM   #2
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Interesting. Not sure I agree with all of it but makes one think.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:42 AM   #3
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This is a very good analysis, and most of what they say makes sense. I'd only add a few things:

1) Flanderization grew rampant. Characters started becoming hopelessly exaggerated: Ned Flanders became a caricature of himself. But more importantly, Homer became a complete drooling idiot (similar to Jackie Harris on Roseanne). The writers forgot how to write him: as a simple man who was a lovable loser. In the early episodes, he was no brainiac, but he knew it. He became an annoying boor with few redeeming qualities.

2) Instead of focusing on less annoying characters, most episodes began revolving around the now-ruined Homer character. That turned many people off the show.
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Default 10 Once Awesome TV Shows That Now Suck

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1. The Simpsons

The Simpsons in its golden age was, quite simply, untouchable. With episodes like Homer at the Bat, Homie the Clown and Marge vs. the Monorail to name but a few, seasons three through eight maintained a standard of quality that the show has since been unable to recover, and that would be fair, if it were any other show. But come on, this is The Simpsons!

That five year period genuinely produced some of the greatest TV of all time, and the series just hasn't been the same since. Granted, it does show the occasional good episode and/or couch gag from time to time, but it's just not - nor ever will be - the show it used to be. The animation is almost too crisp, and the voice acting - for some reason or another - has seemingly deteriorated; as has the writing, which seems more concerned with filling as many references into a twenty minute period as possible rather than just producing something that's, well, funny.

The Simpsons will no doubt retain a legacy for its golden period during the nineties, but it's high time that the show called it a day. Matt Groening's other seminal cartoon series - Futurama - managed to end things on its own terms after a shaky period, and it seems almost unjust to deny the same opportunity to the residents of Springfield.
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