REVIEW: [SABF14] What To Expect When Bart's Expecting

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REVIEW: [SABF14] What To Expect When Bart's Expecting

Post by Stretch_Dude » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:56 am

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Re: REVIEW: [SABF14] What To Expect When Bart's Expecting

Post by missy_misery » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:09 am

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Re: REVIEW: [SABF14] What To Expect When Bart's Expecting

Post by c_nordlander » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:08 am

Haven't seen the episode, but I agree 100% that Laura Powers should be a regular character.

EDIT: Actually, therein lies my annoyance with celebrity guest stars in a nutshell. The writers come up with a cool character who would add an interesting dynamic to the show (a friend or love interest to a main character, for example), then they have to write him/her out at the end of the episode because they got some big-name celebrity to do the voice acting, instead of just giving it to Tress McNeille. It's dumb.
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Re: REVIEW: [SABF14] What To Expect When Bart's Expecting

Post by Stretch_Dude » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:54 pm

c_nordlander wrote:Haven't seen the episode, but I agree 100% that Laura Powers should be a regular character.

EDIT: Actually, therein lies my annoyance with celebrity guest stars in a nutshell. The writers come up with a cool character who would add an interesting dynamic to the show (a friend or love interest to a main character, for example), then they have to write him/her out at the end of the episode because they got some big-name celebrity to do the voice acting, instead of just giving it to Tress McNeille. It's dumb.
They actually did avoid that recently by having Comic Book Guy marry a non-guest-star-voiced woman.

And on the opposite end of the scale, there was Maya. THEY COULD'VE KEPT MAYA, BLAST IT.
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Re: REVIEW: [SABF14] What To Expect When Bart's Expecting

Post by c_nordlander » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:47 pm

At least they've got some idea of what to do...
Are you really gonna take it like that?
Riding on the missile with a cowboy hat?

Oh, well the world is gonna end
So dance around the fire that we once believed in
Oh, wanna tear it down again, now
'Cause there's nothing left for us to bleed
Give it up, the sons of anarchy
So come around and have another round on me!

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Re: REVIEW: [SABF14] What To Expect When Bart's Expecting

Post by missy_misery » Mon May 05, 2014 2:12 am

I agree RE Maya too!

To be fair, we've had a couple of celeb-voiced characters show up more frequently. (Mary Spuckler has a famous VA and she's shown up at least once a season since her introduction - I think Kristen Wiig voices her? - and Amy Poehler's done the same for Genda). But they're both playing Bart's girlfriends and I'd like some variety - why not give Marge a friend, or Lisa a recurring Milhouse-level friend?

Re Tress - heck - give us a Janey plot already! We've had a ton of plots centered around Milhouse, why not flesh out Sherri and Terri?

ETA: Chris, what you said reminded me of what they did with Jessica Lovejoy by having Meryl Streep voice her. Fun, pot-stirring character...who's nearly impossible to bring back because she has an in-demand, award-winning va.
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Re: REVIEW: [SABF14] What To Expect When Bart's Expecting

Post by Stretch_Dude » Mon May 05, 2014 10:23 pm

missy_misery wrote:why not give Marge a friend, or Lisa a recurring Milhouse-level friend?
If we're talking recurring guest-star characters, I'd like to see them bring back Julia from The Homer of Seville. I like the idea of Marge having a nemesis.
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Re: REVIEW: [SABF14] What To Expect When Bart's Expecting

Post by missy_misery » Thu May 08, 2014 6:31 am

Oooh, that might work well.

They could also feature Helen more, but I like her position as General Irritant.
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Re: REVIEW: [SABF14] What To Expect When Bart's Expecting

Post by Stretch_Dude » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:20 pm

missy_misery wrote:I swear they should chase down Sarah Gilbert and see if she's available to VA Laura Powers more frequently.
Guess what.
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Re: REVIEW: [SABF14] What To Expect When Bart's Expecting

Post by missy_misery » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:27 pm

I am intrigued, yet worried.
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