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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Post by gkscotty » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:59 pm

I don't think there's a pair of episodes in season 1 that more clearly illustrate how much Homer's characterisation would change by the end of even season 2.
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Post by c_nordlander » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:33 pm

They are well paired. Homer being suicidal and feeling social responsibility? Homer being ashamed of his family misbehaving?
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Post by Nidotamer » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:14 am

If anything, it's hilarious in hindsight seeing Homer getting mad at Marge for getting drunk at an important event!

Looking at Homer's Odessy, it's a little strange how the main plot kinda came in close to the halfway point. Almost wonder if it was originally meant to be two stories (Bart's field trip/Homer's unemployment) that they didn't really know how to make a full length episode of so they mashed both plots together?
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Post by gkscotty » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:52 pm

On Saturday, we face Bart the General and Moaning Lisa!

... I may not be able to make it, though I'll try to. Start without me if I can't.
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Post by Nidotamer » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:04 pm

Oh yeah, finally got two sketches done for last week!
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Post by c_nordlander » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:07 pm

May, these are extremely good! The characters look very on-model, though you've made drunk Marge look a bit old (I think it's the mouth).

I already commented on the angel twins in chat, so you know how much I like it.

Is it just me, or do we need more Marge art?
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Post by Nidotamer » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:45 pm

Well it might be the eye bags, tends to be part of the expression at times.
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Post by SirMustapha » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:14 pm

c_nordlander wrote: Is it just me, or do we need more Marge art?
I second that sentiment.
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Post by gkscotty » Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:44 pm

Reminder!

Tomorrow, we will be watching The Call of the Simpsons and The Telltale Head!
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Post by gkscotty » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:58 am

Reminder!

Tomorrow, it's Life on the Fast Lane and Homer's Night Out!

As for the past few episodes, which I forgot to comment on...

Bart the General - good but not one of my favourites. Lots of good comedy though, especially once Abe and Herman get involved.
Moaning Lisa - a rare thing, an episode of a TV show that shows depression that just happened, without any particular inciting incident or reason. Made me wish that Bleeding Gums Murphy had showed up a whole lot more, he was cool. Also I found it funny that while the lady was berating Homer for spending all day playing Video Boxing, the EVO fighting game championships were going on in real life.
The Call of the Simpsons - Brilliant, just brilliant. I love Bob's RVs and his hard sell, the camping trip, the rabbit, and the bigfoot ending, especially the spinning newspapers. To be fair nothing that happened here was the RVs fault.
The Telltale Head - Another good, not amazing, Bart episode. It's an excellent introduction of the bullies too.
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Post by Nidotamer » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:51 pm

So been really late one these sketches, got two of four done... neither are that good but...
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Post by SirMustapha » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:24 am

gkscotty wrote:Reminder!

Tomorrow, it's Life on the Fast Lane and Homer's Night Out!
But... but SGDQ!
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Post by gkscotty » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:03 am

SirMustapha wrote:
gkscotty wrote:Reminder!

Tomorrow, it's Life on the Fast Lane and Homer's Night Out!
But... but SGDQ!
... oh man. Link to the Past is on at that time.

Dilemma.
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Post by SirMustapha » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:35 am

Is it a problem to postpone it to Sunday?

(by the way, Steve, they read my donation and you were mentioned. :) )
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Re: The Weekly Simpsons Watch

Post by gkscotty » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:23 am

Sure so long as the other viewers don't mind.
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