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View Full Version : The Simpsons *S19 Premiere* -- "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs" -- 09/23/07


LorenzoL
09-23-07, 07:53 AM
"He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs"

Episode Description
After a trip on Mr. Burns' private plane, Homer enlists the aid of a life coach (Stephen Colbert) to help him find a job that allows him to use a corporate jet.
Originally Aired: September 23, 2007

CharlieK
09-23-07, 12:32 PM
Well, at least Colbert isn't playing himself. I like it a lot better when guests are new characters.

RyoHazuki
09-23-07, 03:14 PM
I like it a lot better when guests are new characters.
Agreed. Having celebs just show up every week is weird.

Brent L
09-23-07, 07:01 PM
Ok, that Simpsons opening kicked ass. :lol:

wildcatlh
09-23-07, 07:01 PM
Ok, that Simpsons opening kicked ass. :lol:

:lol: ... just what I was coming here to say.

Lateralus
09-23-07, 07:02 PM
Ok, that Simpsons opening kicked ass. :lol:

I was thinking the same thing but I never saw the movie so it's just "meh" to me. :)

thecrackedjack2
09-23-07, 07:24 PM
Ok, that Simpsons opening kicked ass. :lol:
Yes it certainly did! Rest of the episode has been kind of a let down though.

The Bus
09-23-07, 07:35 PM
What was the music that played while Homer was unemployed? Seems really really familiar.

MrX
09-23-07, 07:39 PM
The opening was the highlight of the episode

Brent L
09-23-07, 07:44 PM
Yeah, that's true. I've been laughing at King of the Hill more than I did during that Simpsons episode.

It wasn't a horrible Simpsons episode, but instead it just wasn't what I was expecting for the first episode of this season.

NitroJMS
09-23-07, 07:51 PM
What was the music that played while Homer was unemployed? Seems really really familiar.

It's Debussy's "Claire de lune." It was featured in Ocean's 11, when the group is in front of the fountain towards the end.

The Bus
09-23-07, 08:30 PM
Thanks Nitro.

Groucho
09-23-07, 08:49 PM
I've heard the "I wish I spent more time at the office" joke before, rather recently I think. But where?

The gag with the "Better Luck Next Time" cake was familiar as well.

Count Dooku
09-23-07, 11:28 PM
Alec Baldwin's Jack said that on 30 ROCK when he had his heart attack

RobCA
09-23-07, 11:41 PM
The opening was the highlight of the episode Agreed. :up: I loved the opening, but the rest, while certainly not terrible, reminded me again why I stopped watching The Simpsons a few years ago.

Rob

smashthesymbols
09-24-07, 12:28 AM
Apparently I'm in the minority here, but I actually enjoyed this episode. The opening was amazing of course, and there were little moments that made me laugh ("semper fudge", "wherever the White Sox play").

It wasn't a horrible Simpsons episode, but instead it just wasn't what I was expecting for the first episode of this season.
This episode is still leftovers from last season, the true season 19 produced episodes don't start for a bit yet.

sb5
09-24-07, 12:45 AM
The gag with the "Better Luck Next Time" cake was familiar as well.

It's almost the exact same joke from when Marge became a real estate agent (only it was a sign instead of a cake).

Chew
09-24-07, 06:17 AM
The couch gag was the highlight of the episode, that's for sure.

Enjoyed hearing Colbert, but a lot of the jokes feel flat. Especially when the opening reminds you of the far funnier movie.

madcougar
09-24-07, 08:21 AM
Certainly not the first time The Simposons has rehashed a joke. "There's a NEW Mexico?" is still one of my favorites, but it lost steam when it was employed a second time. A so-so episode, but this show is a shadow of what it was once. It kind of reminds me of a 100 year old man, sure you made it to a 100 but what was your quality of life?

StealthStratos
09-24-07, 08:24 AM
Didn't they already do a semper fudge joke once before?

Shannon Nutt
09-24-07, 09:08 AM
The opening was the highlight of the episode

Yep. The rest was pretty bad, though. Not a very good season opener.

Charlie Goose
09-24-07, 09:08 AM
I haven't yet seen the movie, so the jokes in the opening were lost on me. The remainder of the episode had no jokes at all.

Strafe
09-24-07, 09:17 AM
The opening was the highlight of the episode

Yet another 'agreed'. Wish they would have carried through with it however.

mdc3000
09-24-07, 10:59 AM
I liked the episode, but I too LOVED the opening - brilliant.

slop101
09-24-07, 11:09 AM
Colbert would be a great addition to the show, ala Phil Hartman. Not to have him play Lionel Hutz or Troy McClure, but to have him voice recurring characters in a similar vein. I mean, if he's got time to do so much voice work for Adult Swim, why not Simpsons?

sb5
09-24-07, 11:40 AM
Didn't they already do a semper fudge joke once before?

Yup, from the Rodney Dangerfield episode.

bunkaroo
09-24-07, 12:54 PM
If this is what the whole season will be like, this show is done.

I liked the movie quite a bit, but I'm about two bad episodes away from not even watching it live anymore. :(

Shipwreck
09-24-07, 01:07 PM
This season opener was pretty funny. Now that they have finished with the movie the jokes are getting better.

For example:
"It's the difference between champagne and carbonated pee."

"That was a cell phone? I thought it was a mint."

And I knew exactly how Homer felt when he didn't want to get off the private jet. The machine they had ready for just such an emergency was very funny.

wildcatlh
09-24-07, 01:39 PM
Kind of a meh episode for me.... not as bad as some here are making it out to be though.

This is part of the last run of the JABF (season 18 production run) episodes. Hopefully once it hits the KABF (season 19 production run) episodes it'll pick up.

Raul3
09-24-07, 06:32 PM
Another one likening the intro here.

The rest of the episode was ok. I laughed at 4 or 5 jokes, maybe more.

calhoun07
09-24-07, 10:43 PM
If this is what the whole season will be like, this show is done.

I liked the movie quite a bit, but I'm about two bad episodes away from not even watching it live anymore. :(

It's not live. That would be a real strain on the animators' wrists.

Bill Needle
09-25-07, 11:54 AM
Didn't see the movie, so the opening meant nothing to me. The episode was a complete and unfunny mess, and I almost always like the Homer shows.

Deftones
09-25-07, 12:17 PM
Meh. Not a good way to start the season after a pretty good movie.

Chad
09-25-07, 05:36 PM
I especially enjoyed this episode and thought it was a great start to the new season.

islandclaws
09-27-07, 12:03 PM
I thought it was a decent episode. Nothing spectacular, but it didn't completely disappoint. The opening was, of course, the highlight. I still think the use of cg animation looks funny in a Simpsons episode, but the gags were pretty good. The "semper fudge" dialogue cracked me up.