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

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:19 am
by missy_misery

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

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:49 am
by Nidotamer
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.

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

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:51 pm
by Stretch_Dude
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.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:06 pm
by c_nordlander
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.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:25 pm
by Nidotamer
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.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:07 am
by missy_misery
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.