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 Post subject: The Simpsons
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I have a friend who's never seen a single episode ( :shock: ) and I want to get her hooked. I think, with her sense of humor, this show is right up her alley.

What do you recommend as a first episode to a complete newcomer?

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 Post subject: Re: The Simpsons
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I used to watch this everyday but after college I kind of forgot about it. It's still on huh?


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I don't think I've seen an episode since sometime around 1996 or 7.

I imagine that the above information is very helpful to you right now.

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I don't think I've seen an episode since sometime around 1996 or 7.

I imagine that the above information is very helpful to you right now.


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 Post subject: Re: The Simpsons
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I used to watch this everyday but after college I kind of forgot about it. It's still on huh?

As far as I'm concerned, seasons 3-9 are some of the best comedy in the history of television. I haven't seen a new episode in ages.

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 Post subject: Re: The Simpsons
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There have been a few funny episodes from this latest season. The one where Burns replaces the plant workers with robots is pretty funny.

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theplatypus wrote:
I have a friend who's never seen a single episode ( :shock: ) and I want to get her hooked. I think, with her sense of humor, this show is right up her alley.

What do you recommend as a first episode to a complete newcomer?


but..she never saw an episode?? thats weird. Thats so weird its frightening.

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 Post subject: Re: The Simpsons
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theplatypus wrote:
bada wrote:
I used to watch this everyday but after college I kind of forgot about it. It's still on huh?

As far as I'm concerned, seasons 3-9 are some of the best comedy in the history of television. I haven't seen a new episode in ages.


I stopped in '99 so I guess that means I saw the best stuff! I don't think it's even on in syndication in my area anymore. Back in the late 90's if you flipped around you could watch 6 hours a day of that show if you wanted. That and Seinfeld.


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 Post subject: Re: The Simpsons
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Over the 8 months or so, I've been re-watching the entire series with audio commentaries on. 75% of the time, there's some really interesting stuff in there. About a third of the way through Season 10 now.

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 Post subject: Re: The Simpsons
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bada wrote:
theplatypus wrote:
bada wrote:
I used to watch this everyday but after college I kind of forgot about it. It's still on huh?

As far as I'm concerned, seasons 3-9 are some of the best comedy in the history of television. I haven't seen a new episode in ages.


I stopped in '99 so I guess that means I saw the best stuff! I don't think it's even on in syndication in my area anymore. Back in the late 90's if you flipped around you could watch 6 hours a day of that show if you wanted. That and Seinfeld.


Seinfeld in syndication was horrible, the bits I would see at hotels (as I haven't had cable since 2001) were playing faster and I felt the timing was truly off.

For nostalgia sake I would recommend tossing on the first episode just for the intro of characters, even if the animation was still almost that of the Ullman Show shorts.

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 Post subject: Re: The Simpsons
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theplatypus wrote:
bada wrote:
I used to watch this everyday but after college I kind of forgot about it. It's still on huh?

As far as I'm concerned, seasons 3-9 are some of the best comedy in the history of television. I haven't seen a new episode in ages.

This. It stayed decent into the early aughts but then fell off the map completely. Season 12 had A Tale Of Two Springfields which I consider the last really great Simpsons episode.


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theplatypus wrote:
I have a friend who's never seen a single episode ( :shock: ) and I want to get her hooked. I think, with her sense of humor, this show is right up her alley.

What do you recommend as a first episode to a complete newcomer?


but..she never saw an episode?? thats weird. Thats so weird its frightening.

My best friend had really strict TV rules growing up and apparently didn't see a single episode until he got to college. Having grown up with them, I find that bizarre.


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 Post subject: Re: The Simpsons
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did you just call Reid your best friend

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 Post subject: Re: The Simpsons
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 Post subject: Re: The Simpsons
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Anyway, I wound up showing her "Marge vs. the Monorail". She loved it!

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 Post subject: Re: The Simpsons
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i watched a new episode recently. I barely recognized it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Simpsons
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Anyway, I wound up showing her "Marge vs. the Monorail". She loved it!

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