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Re: The Simpsons

#801 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:30 pm

That reminds me that I caught a recent TV showing of the Lisa vs Malibu Stacy episode that cut out this moment, which left the characters just reacting to someone turning on their computer! (And almost made it seem filthier!)

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#802 Post by Donald Brown » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:44 pm

An interview with Mike Reiss on the great podcast Chapo Trap House, discussing his new book Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets and Outright Lies From a Lifetime of Writing For The Simpsons.

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#803 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:46 pm

Donald Brown wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:44 pm
An interview with Mike Reiss on the great podcast Chapo Trap House, discussing his new book Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets and Outright Lies From a Lifetime of Writing For The Simpsons.
I second this being a very enjoyable listen - and while I empathize with his reasons for disliking The Critic, I could never ever agree with him that it's anything but excellent

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#804 Post by Orlac » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:11 pm

I don't know if The Critic was ever shown in the UK, but when I first saw the cross-over epsiode with The Simpsons in 2001, I assumed Jay Sherman was a real life critic (despite the "cheap cartoon cross-over" line!)

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Re: The Simpsons

#805 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:13 pm

The Critic was never shown on mainstream UK TV (unlike even Duckman, which at least got its first two seasons shown on the BBC, double billed with Seinfeld), although I don't know if it turned up on satellite channels. I don't think it ever received a DVD release in the UK either.

(That's actually the opposite of my experience with The Royal Tenenbaums, where I have to admit that I assumed that Charlie Rose was one of those fake joke interviewers purely created for the DVD on my first viewing of the extras!)

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#806 Post by domino harvey » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:50 pm

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#807 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:51 am

colinr0380 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:13 pm
(That's actually the opposite of my experience with The Royal Tenenbaums, where I have to admit that I assumed that Charlie Rose was one of those fake joke interviewers purely created for the DVD on my first viewing of the extras!)
Phil Collins said when he went on his first tour of America he truly thought that televangelists were comedians.



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#810 Post by LightningP38 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:47 am

I don't know whether this guy should be a potential Darwin Award nominee or hailed as a hero. Maybe both.
Anyways, I'm fairly sure that the Flaming Homer had other things in it, the dark drink in the green bottle looked like red wine (or maybe cooked wine like Porto), maybe it would have calmed down the sweet minty taste?

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Re: The Simpsons

#811 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:08 am

"Don't you know how much blood and sweat is in this drink?!"

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#812 Post by aox » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:43 am

colinr0380 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:08 am
"Don't you know how much blood and sweat is in this drink?!"
Please tell me this is just a figure of speech.

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Re: The Simpsons

#813 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:11 pm

Its a figure of speech! Either that or the secret ingredient is love.

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#815 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:27 pm

Discussion on the Michael Jackson episode of The SImpsons being yanked from circulation moved here

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Re: The Simpsons

#816 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:46 pm

Ugh - The Simpsons streaming will be moving to Disney's service upon its launch on November 12th

Very doubtful they're gonna care about carrying the commentaries and 4:3 uncut versions over, so. That dream is dead. And a service I would otherwise not give a shit whatsoever about that I now have to mull over subscribing to. Welcome to the future, everyone!

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#817 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:51 am

Going to hold onto my DVDs then.

That price is nice, but I won't give it long before it starts to inflate.

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#818 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:33 am

I have the DVDs too, but one television (possibly two) in our house won't have a disc device hooked up to it. We so rarely reach for discs anymore that it just doesn't really matter to have one hooked up. FXNOW has been taking care of our Simpsons needs just fine to this point, so I think just for convenience's sake it's going to be worth signing up for a year of this blasted Disney service.

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Re: The Simpsons

#819 Post by Big Ben » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:39 am

I suppose I possibly know the answer to my own question but does Disney take care of their own animated stuff restoration wise? I don't think I've seen an older animated Disney film in a long time. I seem to recall they do something funny with the much older films but I'm not one hundred percent on that. Surely they'd put some care into The Simpsons? This is being advertised as a big deal.

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Re: The Simpsons

#820 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:49 am

They mess with the original cel scans so they look like modern perfect flawless digital coloring jobs on many of their features

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Re: The Simpsons

#821 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:06 am

Big Ben wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:39 am
I suppose I possibly know the answer to my own question but does Disney take care of their own animated stuff restoration wise? I don't think I've seen an older animated Disney film in a long time. I seem to recall they do something funny with the much older films but I'm not one hundred percent on that. Surely they'd put some care into The Simpsons? This is being advertised as a big deal.
Their restoration efforts have created a lot of unintentional mistakes.

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Re: The Simpsons

#822 Post by Big Ben » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:01 pm

That certainly doesn't inspire the least bit of confidence in me. You'd think Disney would be more, I don't know, aware of this?

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#823 Post by BigMack3000 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:55 pm

Yea, but if they got them right on the first restoration then you would have no reason to buy the second restoration.

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#824 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:27 pm

Call me naive but I have a feeling if Disney+ is aiming to have everything mastered to 4K, then the older episodes might return to being shown in their OAR. In such clarity, they could look worse cropped I think.

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