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Old 10-14-07, 08:41 AM
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The Simpsons -- "I Don't Wanna Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" -- 10/14/07

"I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
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During a bank robbery, Marge convinces Dwight, the bank robber, to turn himself in with the assurance that she will visit him once in jail. Marge never makes good on her promise and things get interesting when Dwight escapes from jail and comes looking for Marge.

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Wow, not a single comment so far. I am actually horrified at the quality of this new Simpsons season. for the first time in 17 years I almost decided not to watch last week's episode. But I figured 17 years was too long a streak to break and I watched it.

I'm not one of those people who say Simpsons stopped being great at season 10. I watched season ten on DVD 2 months ago and loved it.

But I'm hoping tonight's episode does the job. From it's description it sounds like it might.
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Was that the end of
Spoiler:
Gil
?
Old 10-14-07, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by NitroJMS
Was that the end of
Spoiler:
Gil
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That's what I'm thinking.
Old 10-14-07, 08:55 PM
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Moe showing up outside the dressing room door during the Dwight/Marge montage
Old 10-14-07, 09:34 PM
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A few funny parts, but I thought the episode was more depressing than funny. Is Gil really dead now?
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Scratchy on Steroids The rest of the episode... bleh.
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I liked the Negotiator DVD thing.

Hopefully Gil's not dead.
Old 10-15-07, 01:38 AM
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Let me tell ya... a few bullets ain't gonna keep Ol' Gil down... no way, no how.
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There were some funny lines at the beginning (when Homer was asking Marge how drunk he could be), but I fell asleep right after the bank thing was over. I don't even know how the episode ended.
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Felt like someone raided the "Sideshow Bob Stalks [insert name]" vault.
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Originally Posted by JasonTHX
Wow, not a single comment so far. I am actually horrified at the quality of this new Simpsons season.
I liked it... This season's been alright so far - there has been far worse.
Old 10-15-07, 07:43 AM
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I'm with JasonTHX, this really has not been a good season so far. I don't think any of the episodes are worse than normal, it's just that we haven't had a single "good" one yet and that's unusual.
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I laughed at the Shawshank reference with Dwight crawling through the sewage pipe, then spotting a pure spring water pipe right next to it. Other than that, this wasn't a good episode.
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Originally Posted by JasonTHX
Wow, not a single comment so far. I am actually horrified at the quality of this new Simpsons season. for the first time in 17 years I almost decided not to watch last week's episode. But I figured 17 years was too long a streak to break and I watched it.
Agree with the streak thing 100%
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Originally Posted by BJacks
Felt like someone raided the "Sideshow Bob Stalks [insert name]" vault.
That's how I felt. That this was a Sideshow Bob episode but Kelsey Grammar was unavailable.
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I actually laughed more times during this one than I have in a long while. But I agree that the plots are horrible. I gave up hope on them ever having good plots again. I'm just hoping the good jokes overpower the terrible ones at this point.
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I thought that was the best episode in years!
Negotiator
Gill
Peeping Moe
Itchy/scratchy
Bugg-eyed jokes

All good stuff.
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Itchy and scratchy was the best part.

The plot has been done before.
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The Simpsons have been funny this season. This Marge-centric episode was a mild one, though. That one joke about "Look me in the eye and say that!" "I can't! They're too buggy!" really creeped me out. But they had some good gags, like Homer putting Maggie on as a tie, and Lou yelling at the cheif "Maybe we should me the monkey cheif!"
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I thought it was a fresh new idea to have Marge try to help out a convict..uh wait, nevermind.
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They had at least 4 or 5 jokes about how bug-eyed Steve Buschemi is.
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I thought it was an OK episode. I got a laugh when Dwight was in the wrong car.
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I thought it was going to be worse.
I actually laughed several times during this episode.
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That was definitely a laugh out loud funny episode for me! They should have Gil return as a down on his luck zombie in one of the next Treehouse of Horror segments.

Originally Posted by Shipwreck
The Simpsons have been funny this season.
Glad to see someone else shares the same opinion.

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