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Old 05-08-05, 12:35 AM
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The Simpsons -- Two Episodes -- 05/08/05

"A Star Is Torn", Episode #1613.

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Lisa agrees to enter a Krusty-sponsored ``Li'l Starmaker'' competition and panics when another contestant (Fantasia Barrino) outperforms her.
Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Fantasia Barrino.

Producer(s): James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean.

Original Airdate: May 8, 2005.


"Thank God It's Doomsday", Episode #1614.

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Homer begins to study the Rapture and believes he knows when the end times will come, so he begins warning others in an attempt to secure his place in heaven.
Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer.

Producer(s): James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean.

Original Airdate: May 8, 2005.
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Fantasia Barrino? Oh man. Guess I don't have to watch the Simpsons tonight.
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Last week I didn't watch, because the guest star was Raymond. I hate that guy.
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you are not true simpsons fans.
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is this the new thing? 2 new eps a week?
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Originally Posted by Emma311
Last week I didn't watch, because the guest star was Raymond. I hate that guy.
That ep wasn't very good.

The fat bart episode that was after it though, good stuff.
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Oh, joy. Fantasia "singing."
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how long is this 2 new episode thing going to last. If this is going to last awhile why not hour long Simpsons instead of 2 half hours?
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The Lisa episode was horrible. This is the first Simpsons episode I've caught in quite some time and was very disappointed.
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Originally Posted by IMRICKJAMES
how long is this 2 new episode thing going to last. If this is going to last awhile why not hour long Simpsons instead of 2 half hours?
Next week is their season finale and it is a 2 episode week again.

Crazy Homer = Funny Homer
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The american idol episode was absolutly terrible. I didn't laugh once. And I really wanted too.

The second episode was much better, although I'm left to wonder if it was better because it followed such a terrible episode.
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Originally Posted by edytwinky
The Lisa episode was horrible. This is the first Simpsons episode I've caught in quite some time and was very disappointed.
Just like last week, the first episode was the weaker of the two. I liked the opening with the homage to "Get Smart" but then it went downhill from there.

I liked the Rapture episode a lot.

[voice of a budhist monk] I thought all religion lead to the path to God. I was wrong. [/voice of a budhist monk]

The parody of the Last Supper painting was good.
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Originally Posted by Emma311
Last week I didn't watch, because the guest star was Raymond. I hate that guy.
I think Ray Romano is great but you didnt miss anything. It was a terrible episode.
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2nd ep was pretty good
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Two very meh episodes. The best from either was when Lisa sang "Nobody here sucks...except for...Flanders?"
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I think this season is going to end stronger than the past few seasons. Both episodes were above average.
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I take it Fantasia is from American Idol?

Plenty of funny bits in both episodes for me, but they were just ok.
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Haha, and the gender question about Milhouse. Haha.
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from zap2it.com:

"Cold Case," 9.5/16, kept CBS in front among households at 8 p.m., although ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," 8.5/15, brought in more total viewers (14.77 million to CBS' 14.6 million). FOX moved up to third with an hour of "The Simpsons," 5.5/9, while "The Contender" was fourth for NBC. A new "Charmed" averaged 2.0/3 for The WB.
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
is this the new thing? 2 new eps a week?
I think it's just a gimmick to show the rest of the season during May sweeps.
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Originally Posted by Damfino
I think it's just a gimmick to show the rest of the season during May sweeps.
Plus it has something to do with the fact that they cut the number of episodes of Arrested Development so they are filling that timeslot with more Simpsons.
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Boy, Fox programmers really have their head up their asses. Why burn off all the Simpsons episodes at once like that? I hate "sweeps" and all the stupid stunts that come with them.
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I gotta say, the second episode was one of the best Simpson's eps I've seen in a long time.

"Do you realize what you're asking me to do? I'd have to turn back time."
"Superman did it!"

That, and the alcoholism line were great.

Not an apologist, just really enjoyed this episode.
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The Rapture episode is an instant classic.

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