I LOVE SIMPSONS AND WILL TALK FOR HOURS ABOUT SIMPSONS WITH THE SMALLEST PROVOCATION
also consider: Mike Scully, whose becoming showrunner is generally considered the start of the dark age of simpsons, was responsible for some of the True Greats of the early years and ones with genuinely sensitive portrayals of the family at that (such as Lisa on Ice, which you MAY have realised is one of my all-time favourite episodes)
i’m not going to compare anyone to stephen moffat because that’s like the godwin’s law of fandom BUT
hanamurateruteru replied to your post:did anyone else think the monorail was a joke…
slightly unrelated but ive heard people say that the monorail episode has all the elements that make modern day simpsons so bad (celebrity appearance serving no purpose, other stuff i can’t remember) yet it’s such a good ep to me?
honestly i don’t think the celebrity cameos/improbable storylines/homer being an idiot jerkwad/etc are bad in themselves, the problem is that after the “golden age” they became the norm? Marge vs the Monorail is in a season where some of the other central themes of episodes are: industrial action at the power plant, Marge getting a job to help make the family’s ends meet, Homer reuniting with his half-brother, Homer disciplining Bart by stopping him from seeing the Itchy and Scratchy movie. i think at that stage the more ridiculous episodes help mix it up, injecting a little of the silliness and versatility of animation where it’s needed without taking away from the central theme of ‘working-class American family’s lives’ (it even fits - Homer takes the monorail driver’s job because he thinks it’ll be better than the power plant). when you look at later seasons every episode seems to be about their run-in with a celebrity, trip to an exotic location, or carbon parody of an existing story and that central theme and even the character of Springfield itself is lost. honestly aside from the fact that i don’t like the cleaner recent animation, watching an individual newer simpsons episode is often still reasonably funny in and of itself; the reason it sucks is that it used to be so much better and more engaging than just “reasonably funny” and it’s largely lost sight of what it used to be.
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did anyone else think the monorail was a joke means of transport from the simpsons (never having been to a disney resort might have contributed here) because i was honestly well into puberty before i found out they exist
wiki article for monorail doesn’t mention the simpsons under “perceptions of monorail as public transport” which is some bullshit because we all know the monorail song is the first thing anyone other than the nerdiest of civil engineers think of when they hear the word
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If this gets 2,500 notes, I will make a sequel with whatever object gets most requested.
*lowered it to 2,500, since that’s more attainable. I don’t want people to feel like this is outside the realm of possibility. Also, the object requested much be possible to obtain and non-lethal to insert. Let’s see how bad the internet wants this. :P
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Does “non-lethal” mean it can still inflict severe injury as long as it definitely won’t kill you
get this to 2500
how is this not to 2500 yet? i have been seeing it all day. do you people know what this even means? get this 2,018 more notes and the amazing atheist will shove an object of our choosing up his ass