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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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Re: The Simpsons

#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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Re: The Simpsons

#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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Re: The Simpsons

#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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Re: The Simpsons

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

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Re: The Simpsons

#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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Re: The Simpsons

#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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Re: The Simpsons

#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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