View Full Version : Simpsons: Then vs. Now

05-29-2001, 09:47 PM
I've been watching The Simpsons religiously since the first half-hour episode. Since Matt Groening stepped down from writing, has the show suffered?

05-29-2001, 09:56 PM
I don't think it's suffered still as funny as ever.

Tim Santa Cruz
05-29-2001, 09:57 PM
I didn't even know he stepped down. I guess that should answer your question right there. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

05-29-2001, 11:27 PM
its gone more from having a plot to off the wall crazy humor...but still funny as ever

05-30-2001, 12:01 AM
It is still the best comedy on TV. They just need to release ALL episodes on DVD. Yeah?

05-30-2001, 12:14 AM
I agree, a full DVD collection of the Simpsons would be the best.

05-30-2001, 12:35 AM
I don't like the older ones, actually. I think they should release the episodes on DVD. They should separate the volumesby season or old (Matt) and new (no Matt)

Tim Santa Cruz
05-30-2001, 12:40 AM
When did Groening leave the show?
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05-30-2001, 02:37 AM
he is still there, he's still in charge but he doesn't have much involvement with the plotlines and the animating as he is focusing on making futurama a success
<BR>anyway, it's still as great as ever

05-30-2001, 08:56 PM
I think its still funny as hell, but i think since Matt Groening left, the plots have been weaker.

05-31-2001, 09:40 PM
I think it is as funny as ever.

coaster man098
05-31-2001, 09:51 PM
i didn't really like the first ones, they were too touchy and not funny enough, the recent ones were hillarious, and i think also had good plots. the barts day/ homers day. lisa's day one was perfect!

The Beast
06-10-2001, 09:32 PM
I think this series was developed wonderfully. The first ones all had engrossing storylines and weren't very funny, they just got you to know the characters. And since you already know the characters very well the new ones rely on all out humor.

06-10-2001, 10:51 PM
The first ones: Bad animation, funny/good stories
<BR>Mid: Good animation, great stories
<BR>Now: Great animation, odd, off the wall stories
<BR>It may just be me, but I think the funniest ones were in that Mid period, anything before this season, with the good animation.
<BR>Also, has anyone else heard the rumours about The Simpsons being cancelled, and a movie coming out? (With Bart as a teenager)
<BR>That's what I've heard...

06-14-2001, 06:53 PM
I think that every season has been good except for the 1999-2001 season. That was the most ridiculous season of all time. That episode where bart becomes the jockey and all? What was up with that? I found nothing funny about that one along with most of the others from that season. Other than that, I love the show. And to answer your question, I have heard nothing about a movie, and all of the people have signed contracts to do the voices for at least 2 more seasons with the option of a third. And the seasons are going to be released on DVD starting this fall. Season one comes out this fall and one more season will be released every six months. I can't wait! It's gonna be so cool!

06-15-2001, 03:05 AM
I think theyre running out of storylines and theyre just getting too stupid . The jokes still kick ass

06-15-2001, 09:02 AM
the story lines are non-existent, but the jokes ares till there...but then is far better, maybe not the drwaings, but definently in the story lines

06-15-2001, 07:39 PM
The stories have fallen to the levels of stupid cartoons but with such strong charcters can the show ever fail? and i have no seen a nice real family episode alá simpsons on an open fire (the christmas pilot) in a looooong time....

Kid Koala
06-16-2001, 06:45 PM
Their stil great.
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07-20-2001, 11:43 PM
I personally like the older episodes better than the current ones because they are just more interesting to me. Is there anyone here who actuallly dislikes The Simpsons?

Magnum will always rule!
07-21-2001, 10:44 AM
Originally posted by OrlandoCoaster
It is still the best comedy on TV. They just need to release ALL episodes on DVD. Yeah?

Great Idea, any way I don't think it has gotten better or worse, It's still as funny as hell. It's the best thing to come along since coasters!

Andy Hodgson
07-21-2001, 10:48 AM
the simpsons are the all-time greatest show!
they were funny, are funny, and will be funny for seasons to come!

i didnt even know that Matt Groening stepped down.:(

the simpsons episode.....the one where Homer pays PBS 10,000 dollars to shutup, then they come after him and Reverend Lovejoy makes him a missionary........"Help me Jebus!!!!" ........."Homer are you licking toads again?"

07-21-2001, 09:06 PM
I like the show now more than the older episodes

serpent king
07-21-2001, 09:46 PM
i dont care if it was got better or worse...as long as it is funny as hell,ill keep watchin it. any way my fav was the duff gardens episode when lisa drinks the water(which is really beer) on the its a small world ride and gets all drunk.

07-21-2001, 09:49 PM
They're still awesome

07-22-2001, 06:29 PM
I heard that on the Simpsons movie... Bart loses his virginity.

Once Phil Hartman died... I think the show lost something but its still incredibly funny.