Show Finally gives in to the Obvious, Smithers to Come Out

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Show Finally gives in to the Obvious, Smithers to Come Out

Post by missy_misery » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:19 am

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Re: Show Finally gives in to the Obvious, Smithers to Come O

Post by Nidotamer » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:49 am

So they're doing two episode arcs now?

As neat as the whole idea kinda sounds, I've seen stuff that suggests that 'male shop owner' is Julio. You know, the painfully stereotypical flamboyant gay guy? I do hope it turns out to be someone else though.

Also it's kinda depressing that the photos of VAs+who they voice missed off Russi Taylor entirely... and actually listed Crazy Cat Lady first for those voiced by Tress.
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Re: Show Finally gives in to the Obvious, Smithers to Come O

Post by Stretch_Dude » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:51 pm

Nidotamer wrote:So they're doing two episode arcs now?
They experimented with arcs last season, where the Elon Musk episode had aftereffects in subsequent episodes.
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Re: Show Finally gives in to the Obvious, Smithers to Come O

Post by c_nordlander » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:06 pm

Sounds to me like they're running out of ideas. "Anything we haven't done yet?" "Uhh... Smithers hasn't come out." Still, has the potential for a good story.
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Post by Nidotamer » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:25 pm

It does at least sound like a simpler plot idea which, really, is for the better. A lot of modern episodes (particularly those like Bull-E) have a problem with being too complicated so what should have been the main focus (between Homer and how he's basically bullied Flanders) was rather short as a result.

So yeah, hoping it's simple-ish at least.
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Re: Show Finally gives in to the Obvious, Smithers to Come O

Post by missy_misery » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:07 am

IMOHO, he should've come out when it would've been impactful. They could've explored a decades worth of queer living through him and instead they chose to keep making closet-related jokes.
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