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Old 02-18-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default "The Simpsons" at 500 episodes: Which was the best one?

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"Marge vs. The Monorail" or "You Only Move Twice"? PLUS: Examining "Simpsons" vacation destinations.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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There have been so many but some that come to the top of my head. When Mrs. K and Skinner were going to get married, the one where Bart had a big brother and Homer decided to get one too and the one where Flanders house got destroyed in a tornado and the townspeople tried to help him by building a new house but it was lousy and Ned flipped out and went into a mental instiution.
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I like the one where there's a new girl in school who's smarter than Lisa, and knows it, and Lisa recruits Bart to come up with ways to put her in her place, but then she has a change of heart and feels really guilty when she learns the girl has a hidden vulnerability.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:25 AM   #4
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Default 244 FOX Shows That Have Come And Gone During ĎThe Simpsonsí 500-Episode Run

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A lot can happen over 500 episodes. During The Simpsonsí record-setting primetime run on FOX, the network has seen quite a few shows come and go. In fact, The Simpsons has seen 244 FOX primetime programs start and die while it has been plugging along. Some were decent shows that simply ran their course, bad shows that had no business being on the air, and a whole mess of shows that fall somewhere in between.

What this demonstrates more than anything else, is

a) The Simpsons has been on for a hell of a long time, and

b) the evolutionary trajectory that the network has taken since its infancy in the late 80′s.

It went from airing a mix of cheap and cutting edge shows (Itís Garry Shandlingís Show, Parker Lewis Canít Lose, Tracy Ullman) to airing a whole lot of dumb shows (Hermanís Head, Drexelís Class, Babes, Cops) to some really sleazy programming in the vein of Who Wants To Marry A Millionaire? and Temptation Island to what itís become today, which is more or less a normal TV network with a whole evening of scheduled cartoons. And you can undoubtedly thank (or blame) The Simpsons for that as well.

After combing this list, I realize Iíve seen 34 of these shows, and that feels like plenty.

Say what you will about The Simpsons outstaying their welcome on primetime television, but itís hard to argue that we would want any other show from this list outlasting The Simpsons. Could you imagine what the 23rd seasons of Drexelís Class or Models, Inc. would be like? Ugh.

Stroll down memory lane with this list, and donít forget to take a sweater. Itís supposed to be chilly tonight.
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The Simpsons has been on the air since 1989 before i was even born it should be at 3,000 episodes by now how is this show at 500 its a cartoon show hahahahaha
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244 FOX Shows That Have Come And Gone During ‘The Simpsons’ 500-Episode Run most of those shows are real life sitcom shows, the simpsons is a cartoon it can last another 100 years lol
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I've always wondered about that. How a cartoon can last so long over actual real life sitcoms?
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I thought Marge vs. Monorail was good but I thought one of the funniest episodes was when Rodney Dangerfield showed up to play Mr. Burns son. The phony kidnapping was hysterical.
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By this point, Homer had many unbelievable achievements under his belt. Three seasons earlier, he went to space. But it's not how absurd the moment is that qualifies it for jumping the shark. It's what impact the moment has on the show's character.
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The Simpsons has jumped the shark since the 8th season.
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One realizes how long it's been on by life achievements. For example when this show premiered I had just graduated high school and my brother was starting his freshman year of high school. He's going to turn 40 in a few months. I look at things I was doing in my 20's which was so long ago now and realize by then the Simpsons had been on a few years. If we go by the age they were when the show began Bart would be 35 and Lisa 33.
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I was thinking this years ago when the show had made it to 400 episodes and coming up with my own set of favorite episodes that I realized its damn near impossible, I figured it best picking 3-5 episodes from each season was more plausible.

For the record the first 9 or 10 seasons are classics, I couldn't pick out a favorite from the last ten years.
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One realizes how long it's been on by life achievements. For example when this show premiered I had just graduated high school and my brother was starting his freshman year of high school. He's going to turn 40 in a few months. I look at things I was doing in my 20's which was so long ago now and realize by then the Simpsons had been on a few years. If we go by the age they were when the show began Bart would be 35 and Lisa 33.
It would have been cool if they had permanantly aged Bart and Lisa even thought we've seen in fast forward to the future episodes where they have aged.
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In generally my favorites are the future or even the past episodes.Kind of cool when they show how Homer and Marge where before they got married.
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