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I'm really happy someone posted this, because I think this is a MUCH more intriguing topic than worst episode of the post-classic. 2 | I Likes What I Likes. This episode has the feel of a movie, with neat cinematic techniques like the sepia tinged montage of Homer’s ascent through the boxing ranks used to quickly tell a loaded underdog tale that also need to include Moe’s heretofore unmentioned backstory. Every Episode of The Simpsons, Ranked. We’ll also be considering how detrimental they were to the overall reputation of the show. The Wildlife Attacks Lisa. Worst Episode Ever Dr. Hibbert: "Young man, you've had what we call a cardiac episode!" Maybe not the most impactful or emotional episode, but fucking hilarious through end through. It’s not bad because of it’s wacky premise. Hell I don't even think it's the worst episode in Season 8. It’s not bad because of it’s wacky premise. This leads to a rather boring, if well-told boxing yarn. Season 2: War Of The Simpsons. And yeah I'm really hoping Dan and Jack reply as I'm very interested to hear what they have to say. I've been rewatching season 5 and 6 episodes and mentally thinking of the HIPO scale. This episode is really quite painful to watch. Upon arrival in Cypress Creek, what really grabs Lisa’s attention is all the … But I’d like to think it alludes to how forgettable this story is. its just not my kind of story I guess I dunno.. TV … wo Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons’. And if we're going by HIPO, I think integrity is high, humor is obviously very high, originality is good (maybe the lowest of that four, but probably still a 4), and production is definitely great. 1 Synopsis 2 Full Story 3 Behind the Laughter 3.1 Production 3.2 Reception 4 Citations When Comic Book Guy has a stress attack, Homer helps him find new friends. "Worst Episode Ever" is the eleventh episode of Season 12. Worst. Here's a great example of The Simpsons trying to do way too many things at once, one of the biggest crimes of the early 2000s episodes. It seems like what they do now with the show's history. But I love "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", and "Grampa Simpson vs Sexual Inadequacy" is solid. I think it's a fun idea that they can get really creative with. Also no seasons 1 & 2 or clip shows as they're easy targets. The Simpsons: 10 Worst Treehouse Of Horror Episodes, Ranked (According To IMDb) Since its 1990 debut, The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror has been one of TV's best Halloween traditions. I disagree. The first act with the lottery is fun, but as a dog lover, I'm not really keen on an episode involving the dog nearly dying, then getting berated by the family, then getting brainwashed by Mr. Burns. Just about everything from that time period was gold. Except the Barney/Yoko Ono stand in. Now, it's time to knock some of those Classic Era episodes off their pedestals. Ever. "Lisa's Wedding," I've suggested this one to Dan & Jack, because this is (retroactively) the episode that broke The Simpsons for me. Comic Book Guy: "Worst episode ever." Generally, all of them rate ridiculously highly on the humour scale, and most of them have great production and integrity. Definitely a favorite of season 5 for me. We can all agree that the first few seasons of The Simpsons … Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. That quote was from season 9’s ‘The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons’. And they basically don't mention it ever again (besides some dumb post-classic winks and nods). "Deep Space Homer," the beginnings of Jerkass Homer ("Default! Ever. Worst Simpsons Episodes. "Worst Episode Ever" is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons' twelfth season. I find it fascinating to see what seasons 3-8 episodes people don't like. It’s bad because it takes a wacky concept and tries to take it seriously. "Dog of Death." ‘Two Dozen and One Greyhounds’ at least brings the laffs and a memorable musical moment along with its usual ‘Bart doesn’t want anything to happen to his beloved pet’ type storyline. joke). Change ). I feel like it plays VERY fast and loose with Simpsons history. Yes, Homer getting cursed provides a narrative reason for Marge to grow hair all over her body, Bart's neck to stretch out, and Lisa to become a centaur. I would say that Season 9 Episode 2: ‘The Principal and the Pauper’ is one of the most hated episodes. There are some affecting moments such as the fake paper the children send their parents to show they miss them (‘Todd Smells? Simpsons forum NoHomers.net has published 2 lists of their 50 worst episodes, the first was in 2003, the second was in January 2006 in the middle of the 17th season. That’s the worst simpsons episode. ‘What would life be like if a suburban family tried to keep an angry elephant in their backyard.’ Yeah it’d be expensive and unethical. Not very funny, and Bart's ballet thing, while I enjoy that he actually got into it and liked it, doesn't really do anything and has ZERO laughs. As for the other 2 to me they're just non-canon episodes that you're not suppose to take seriously, kind of like the Halloween episodes. Many of The Simpsons original writers were heavily involved with the show during these seasons. This is certainly one of those episodes where you sit and feel sorry … This is similar to ‘My Sister, My Sitter’ is the sense that the first act is really just a bunch of horrible things happening that serve to discredit Marge and Homer as parents. Bart has exactly 2 girlfriends in the classic era (and seemingly 64 after season 8) but both of the episodes that introduce these characters are in my bottom 20 list. It’s a little too repetitive and one-note. Tweet. Probably the worst season 6 episode. In the 2003 version, 21 members voted while in the 2006 version, 56 different members voted. I enjoy the conclusion of this episode, but nothing that happens before is particularly inspired or exciting. I actually think they handled the outlandish (although it's not THAT outlandish anymore) concept of Homer going to space very well. 10 Worst Simpsons Episodes From The Best Seasons. Where’s my laffs? My first choice was "Lisa the Skeptic", for which I have a burning hatred, but alas, that was season 9 already. One of the funniest moments in the show's history, IMO. I suppose the cumulative effect of all this horror is meant to be seen as amusing, but the episode is too dark to find much humour in an unconscious boy falling down a steep hill as his sister is being questioned by the police. It's a favorite of season 6 (top 5). In fact, these are three of my favorites. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out /  Can't wait to see everyone's response, especially Dan's and Jack's. Again, this episode’s biggest problem is that it doesn’t bring the laffs. But this episode botches its ending by conveniently turning Moe into an actual psychopath and making the ending more about Jimbo and Moe’s interactions and less about Bart and Laura. I always found the future episodes pointless, dull and hopelessly naive in their vision. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 4, 2001. Throughout the month of April, members may submit a list of their Bottom 15 Classic Era episodes. Classic Episode. How fun? 15 Worst Episodes Of The Simpsons (And What They Represent) What Lady Gaga's Simpsons episode says about the show's decline... Share. I decided to pierce my most hated Simpsons episode in … Just like my ‘best of classic era‘ list, I’m defining the classic era as seasons 3-8. "Deep Space Homer" and "Lisa's Wedding" often show up on lists of the best Simpsons episodes, and the Sherry Bobbins one is worth it just for the gag at the end where she's sucked into the jet engine. The ‘revelation’ that her father was a steward seems especially tame these days and the fact that it’s seen as the chink in her psyche that must be repressed is just bizarre. That whole "number eight / (burp) number eight / (burp)" thing gets me every damn time. I just don't think it's that funny. But not every installments has hit the mark. The first act is promising, but it kinda goes downhill from there. Other notable episodes I don't care for are "Lady Bouvier's Lover", "Grampa Simpson vs Sexual Inadequacy" and actually, most episodes that focus on Grampa. ( Log Out /  Best: ‘Last Exit to Springfield’ “Smithers, I’m beginning to think that Homer Simpson was not the … These seasons contained the most original storylines, drawn from the heart of the writers. The Homer-buffet subplot is fitfully amusing in parts and provides the first and possibly only mention of Captain McCallister’s name. Heck, we've even counted down the Top 50 Post-Classic Episodes. They kept it realistic and rooted in some sort of logic (as far as you can anyway). www.weepodcast.com But a trip into Marge’s backstory to uncover her fear of flying (something never mentioned before or after this episode) is less than successful at getting at the heart of what makes Marge, Marge. As the longest-running sitcom of all time, The Simpsons has been a fan favorite for decades. At least in this case, the incidents are made somewhat amusing (Pets fornicating on the kitchen table?’). Lovitz is great, and all the films are classics. Menu. ‘What would life be like if a suburban family tried to keep an angry elephant in their backyard.’ Yeah it’d be expensive and unethical. But I’d like to think it alludes to how forgettable this story is. The only one I'd agree with you on is "Lady Bouvier's Lover" as it's kind of bland. All these episodes have sort of formed into one big generic unfunny Simpson’s episode in my head. Plus, the Bart does ballet subplot is pretty blah. Now of course the joke is that all these crazy things keep happening to the Simpsons but so little of these actually resonate after the episodes end. We've counted down the Top 100 Episodes. I find it fascinating to see what seasons 3-8 episodes people don't like. Classic Episode. 2 | I Likes What I Likes. "Lisa Goes Gaga" (2012) Dubbed the worst episode of the series to date, which, given the number of … Homer owes Patty and Selma money. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the worstepisodeever community, The official subreddit of WEE Studios, makers of Worst Episode Ever (A Simpsons Podcast) and 90s Percentile, a podcast talking everything 90s and maybe also everything before and after. I'm really happy someone posted this, because I think this is a MUCH more intriguing topic than worst episode of the post-classic. Patty and Selma are possibly my least favourite characters and they're horrible without being very funny in that episode. Movies. My god do I love A Star Is Burns. Pingback: Reading Digest: No One Cares About the Season Finale Edition | Dead Homer Society, Pingback: List O’ the Week: 20 Worst episodes of the Simpsons (Classic Era) – Part. Just seasons 3-8, what episodes do you dislike the most? As a result, some of the show's greatest episodes were produced between … All three very interesting choices that I'm not sure the community will agree with you on. Worst. "Lisa's Wedding" is very interesting as you're not the first person to say that, and someone has even suggested it to Dan & Jack. There are extensive historical references as Bobo’s journey is traced from Mr. Burns through the hands of Adolf Hitler and an expedit… Well I disagree the first time I saw it I actually preferred 9 but its well look season 8 is fantastic but it has couple of eps I don't like compared to most classic era episodes especially "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" I love the last segment but I don't like Act 1 (Chief Wiggum, P.I.) This is actually quite an elegant and straight-forwardly told story about Homer’s meteoric rise through the ranks of local boxing leagues as the man who can’t be beat down. There is one noted … The escheresque "house" they managed to build was brilliant. In the episode, Bart and Milhouse are banned from The Android's Dungeon after stopping Comic Book Guy from buying a box of priceless Star Wars memorabilia for $5. Bart takes up ballet. Also, not very funny. I also never really connected with "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield.". "Hurricane Neddy" didn't break the show for me, but I remember seeing it the first time and just not finding it up to snuff. Worst. There's something so depressing about a worldview where your character traits as a 10 year old define the rest of your life. A Star Is Burns is another very funny episode but the fact that it's basically a long advert for The Critic loses it a lot of integrity. Season 9’s ‘Lost our Lisa’ does a slightly better job at depicting this type of story by rewarding Lisa in the end for all her efforts. While everyone is complaining about modern Simpsons I'm curious to know which episodes from the classic era people dislike (if any). List O’ the Week: 20 Worst episodes of The Simpsons (Classic era) – Part. Homer was in a Grammy winning band, with other Springfield residents, and throughout four seasons of interactions, NO ONE ever mentions it? Ever. 1 Posted on May 10, 2014 by Nicholas Hayes This wasn’t the easiest list to make, but limiting myself to the better, earlier seasons does mean that I have less to choose from and therefore less crap to wade through. It’s the rest of the episode, once the children are in Flanders’ care that moves very slowly. ( Log Out /  Movies. If WW3 actually happened in this universe, how did Moe forget about it, if not to serve a dumb future joke? This is the top 10 Simpsons episodes Phantom Strider personally considers the worst of all time. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Menu. Movies. It’s essentially a series of horrible things happening to Lisa. No episode with the above scene could ever be considered ‘bad’. We've counted down the Bottom 50 Episodes. I'm certain there have been many episodes that were actually worse, but that one was from an era of The Simpsons during which I still had an expectation that the show would be good. Homer vs. Patty and Selma has never been a favourite of mine. www.weepodcast.com, Press J to jump to the feed. But there’s just something about half an episode of The Flander’s family’s goody two-shoes schtick that grows dull quickly for me. Now of course even a comedy shouldn’t be judged solely on its ability to elicit laughter. If you don't like Hurricane Neddy I'm gonna run you down with my car. I’m not including clip shows for obvious reasons – they’re just the worst (despite my fondness for ‘The 138th Episode Spectacular’). WatchMojo ranks worst Simpsons episodes EVER. Personally I think if Jerkass Homer started in the classic era then it was definitely "Homer Goes To College", but I don't have an issue with Jerkass Homer so long as it's funny and not towards his family (and tbh I don't even get the "default!" It’s Homer hiding a secret from Marge and Bart hiding a secret from his school chums. The official subreddit of WEE Studios, makers of Worst Episode Ever (A Simpsons Podcast) and 90s Percentile, a podcast talking everything 90s and maybe also everything before and after. Again really interesting choices. Default! "), first real break from relatable, plausible situations. “Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou” Bart decides to adopt a little brother. It's been amazing rewatching these episodes to notice just how funny they are, even when I've seen them a dozen times. As Comic Book Guy would put it, these are the worst Simpsons episodes EVER. Now of course the joke is that all these crazy things keep happening to the Simpsons but so little of these actually resonate after the episodes end. And worse than that? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. UGH. Classic Grampa is one of my favorite characters (his arc in "Lisa vs Malibu Stacy" is a series highlight), but episodes where he's front and center don't do much for me. The 10 Worst Episodes From The 8 Best Seasons of The Simpsons. I can handle stupid but funny, wacky but fun, but certain characters and situations are simply comedic deadweight. The Simpsons had a lot to offer, even in the times people said it sucked. Plus, the plot ends up amounting to a series of short films which are very funny, but it isn't much of a plot. It gives her a nice dynamic with Bart and plays off his ‘badboy’ image which had grown tame over time. This episode simply punishes her, but indicates that the punishment won’t really do her any long term damage. Here’s one episode which you’d imagine to see around the season 11-14 era of The Simpsons, not during the show’s prime. Episodes centred around Santa’s Little Helper don’t have a track-record of being particularly amusing. However, The Simpsons could never maintain this height, and the worst episodes of The Simpsons are also some of the worst episodes in television. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. List O’ the Week: 20 Worst episodes of The Simpsons (Classic era) – Part. TV Shows. 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