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The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby gkscotty » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:28 am

Something we've been talking about, now official...


The Simpworks rewatch of The Simpsons

You know, it's been too long since some of us have actually watched old episodes of The Simpsons, so here's the plan

Each Saturday, come into chat for 9PM GMT. We'll watch an episode a week, starting with Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire this week, Saturday the 4th of July. Afterwards, chat about it, maybe post reviews here!

Although we'll be simultaneously watching the show, this will not be a stream. You'll have to have your own DVDs or access to streaming the episode yourself!

Hope I'll see you guys there!
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby Archonix » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:49 am

I shall be there!
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby Nidotamer » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:11 am

This should be good, maybe even get a few people interested in fanworks again or something!

Either way, happy thread #1000!
[21:32] <Chris> The red Snifit!
[21:32] <Chris> My life is now complete.
[21:32] <Chris> MAY: *kills him*
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby Tony_Baritone » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:08 pm

Hopefully I'll have a functioning comp at home by the time you reach season 4. :) Hope you all have a good time!
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby SirMustapha » Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:24 am

Oooh, I'm game!... or at least I'll try to be.
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby gkscotty » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:33 pm

I just realised I scheduled this for the same day as the biggest American holiday available. Welp.
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby Nidotamer » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:11 pm

Eh, I'm a Brit so I'm still game.

(I might try and make it a challenge or something to doodle something from each ep watched)
[21:32] <Chris> The red Snifit!
[21:32] <Chris> My life is now complete.
[21:32] <Chris> MAY: *kills him*
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby c_nordlander » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:32 pm

Nidotamer wrote:(I might try and make it a challenge or something to doodle something from each ep watched)


That would be awesome!
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Over and over;
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But a bad lover.


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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby gkscotty » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:26 pm

Well that was awesome. We watched Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire and Bart the Genius. Both were quite excellent.

One thing that did stick with me was the show's ability to be touching, especially in the Bart the Genius scenes where he bonded with Homer. It was real nice to witness.
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby Nidotamer » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:30 pm

Mmmhm! I think a lot of people deride S1/2 due to not being so funny but really, I find enough genuine interactions to make up for it.

I'll put up one sketch per ep when the second is done...
[21:32] <Chris> The red Snifit!
[21:32] <Chris> My life is now complete.
[21:32] <Chris> MAY: *kills him*
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby missy_misery » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:02 am

Heck, I'm sorry I missed out on this. Will try to be around for at least one of these sometime!
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby Nidotamer » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:32 am

Welp, sketches done for 1&2! I uh, kinda bungled up a lot on S102...
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[21:32] <Chris> The red Snifit!
[21:32] <Chris> My life is now complete.
[21:32] <Chris> MAY: *kills him*
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---- Harry Potter and the Portrait of what Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby SirMustapha » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:50 pm

Oh, crap, I thought this was going to be today. Turns out I had other appointments for last night, and I got lost in the dates. Anyway, I'm glad this happened, and I'm looking forwards to the next one!

gkscotty wrote:One thing that did stick with me was the show's ability to be touching, especially in the Bart the Genius scenes where he bonded with Homer. It was real nice to witness.


That is true. This hits me every time I watch one of those old episodes: the relationships between the characters are very real and tangible and it's very easy to care about them, even in the first season among the "crudity" it became infamous for.
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Voices echo this is what salvation must be like after a while
But Mona Lisa musta had the highway blues
You can tell by the way she smiles"

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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby Nidotamer » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:13 pm

SirMustapha wrote:Oh, crap, I thought this was going to be today. Turns out I had other appointments for last night, and I got lost in the dates. Anyway, I'm glad this happened, and I'm looking forwards to the next one!

gkscotty wrote:One thing that did stick with me was the show's ability to be touching, especially in the Bart the Genius scenes where he bonded with Homer. It was real nice to witness.


That is true. This hits me every time I watch one of those old episodes: the relationships between the characters are very real and tangible and it's very easy to care about them, even in the first season among the "crudity" it became infamous for.


Agreed! It might be since they weren't really going for laugh-a-minute like even a lot of later 'classsics' (ymmv on what counts as classic) so they really had a bit more room to be genuine about it. When I saw Bart Gets an F again I found myself oddly impressed at the dialogue between Bart and Otto, it just felt so... cute even.

It's also a good way of seeing characters in some rather odd lights, like Todd Flanders being a somewhat normal boy and Principal Skinner was actually feared by the students.

Think one of the comedic highlights from those two eps was probably Martin and Bart's face off, hence why I chose that subject for a doodle. 3
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[21:32] <Chris> My life is now complete.
[21:32] <Chris> MAY: *kills him*
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Postby gkscotty » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:19 pm

Reminder: The next watch is tomorrow (Saturday) at 9PM GMT!

Definitely watching Homer's Odyssey and possibly There's No Disgrace Like Home!
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