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Old 05-14-06, 09:55 AM
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The Simpsons -- "The Monkey Suit" -- 05/14/06

"The Monkey Suit"
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Flanders pushes Mayor Quimby to appoint the Rev. Lovejoy as morality czar in charge of spreading the theory of creationism; Lisa is arrested.

Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden, Larry Hagman, Melanie Griffith.
Producer(s): James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean.

Original Airdate: May 14, 2006.
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Probably the worst episode of The Simpsons I have ever seen. One Ralph line was sorta funny. Rest was shit
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Was this supposed to come at the beginning of the season?!? The whole first act would have made a LOT more sense back in September.

I give it a D. Frankly, this didn't even hold up well against Lisa vs. the Angel statue episode. There really is NO subject matter that the writers can make funny anymore, is there?
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"Stop prayin to that stork"

I enjoyed it a lot, mostly because of the subject matter.
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weird. I thought I commented on this episode already.

regardless, I thought it was very funny. so it should stand to reason that not too many would like it here..
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I KNOW i commented on this....
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I commented too, what the? I loved it! The apifying of Homer was absolute gold...
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I wasn't really hot about this episode; it seemed a bit hamfisted with its "message." And something that bothered me through the whole episode was that the animation seemed really off-model, like they were using a new animation company that didn't have experience animating the characters.
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I thought it was good. it had a decent "story"
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It was a decent episode, but as others have alluded to it was also a decent episode the first time they did it, when the angel fossils were unearthed in town.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
I wasn't really hot about this episode; it seemed a bit hamfisted with its "message."
I thought I bad been watching a bad episode of South Park by the end.
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You know what would have made me laugh? If Penn & Teller had been called as witnesses.

That would have made me laugh.

In case anyone was wondering.
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great episode. It bothered me how Flanders gave in so easily, but lots of little funny gags, and lots of pokes at how rediculous creationism is.
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but lots of little funny gags, and lots of pokes at how rediculous creationism is.
"What A Fool Believes"...
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Ralph: Now I'm the new Lisa!

That's about it for me. Would have been nice if they called it Intelligent Design instead of Creationism, but we can't be too topical, can we?
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I was waiting for the "message" to be that evolution and creationism can co-exist in theory, in that if you believe in God, why can't you believe that God allowed evolution to take place, and that Genesis is just a figurative explanation of it all.

I also felt like I was watching a bad South Park episode by the end...only not as funny.

The stork line was my favorite, and that's not saying much.

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