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Old 01-25-09, 04:08 AM
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The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

"Lisa the Drama Queen"
Spoiler:
Lisa meets an equally academic and creative new friend named Juliet, and together they construct a fantasy world that takes them both a little too far from reality.

Originally Aired: January 25, 2009
Old 01-25-09, 09:52 PM
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

Must have made a hell of an impression on everyone.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

Okay ep.

Had the Heavenly Creatures vibe - minus the brutal murder.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

The episode was ok not that many jokes, also did everyone else notice that the show now has 4 acts. The next new episode (Feb 15th) will be the first to air in HD.

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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

I'm interested to see how different it is in HD. As far as this evening went, I'm usually not a big fan of Lisa centric storylines. It was pretty good though.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

A few laughs from the supporting characters in this episode.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

When I watched, all I saw was an episode about Bart switching places with some rich kid that looks just like him.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

Originally Posted by RocShemp
When I watched, all I saw was an episode about Bart switching places with some rich kid that looks just like him.
That was a repeat that aired (8:30) after the new episode(8:00).
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

Really, Simpsons writers? Parodying a movie based on a true story about two teenage girls murdering one of their moms with a brick?

Next thing you know, they'll have a episode where Lisa and Nelson parody a biopic about a punk musician who stabbed his girlfriend to death. Oh wait...

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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

What was with Fall Out Boy playing during the credits? It seemed out of nowhere and I don't remember them featuring anywhere else in the episode. I haven't watched the new episodes for a while, is this something new they are doing?

I wasn't too into this episode, it had some good laughs but I didn't really like Juliet or the fantasy stuff.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

They've had musicians do their own versions of the theme song over the end credits before (Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, NRBQ). In the case of Sonic Youth and NRBQ, they were actually featured in the episode, but Yo La Tengo was not (it was the episode where Homer finds out his middle name and becomes a hippie).
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

seemed like it was setting up Lisa as lesbian.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

Heavenly Creatures had lesbian undertones, so I'm guessing that it seeped through to the parody (possibly intentionally).
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Originally Posted by so it goes
What was with Fall Out Boy playing during the credits? It seemed out of nowhere and I don't remember them featuring anywhere else in the episode. I haven't watched the new episodes for a while, is this something new they are doing?
Actually, I thought that was the joke. After spending the entire episode with Josh Grobin, Bart hesitates and says something completely out of left field.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

Originally Posted by sb5
Really, Simpsons writers? Parodying a movie based on a true story about two teenage girls murdering one of their moms with a brick?

Next thing you know, they'll have a episode where Lisa and Nelson parody a biopic about a punk musician who stabbed his girlfriend to death. Oh wait...
I guess you don't read books or missed the movie...

It was a parody of Bridge to Terabithia except...

Spoiler:

The best friend doesn't die.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

Have you seen Heavenly Creatures? The plot (for the first 2/3rds, at least) is much closer to that film than Bridge to Terabithia. First, it's about two girls (one of which is named Juliet, like Lisa's friend in the Simpsons), rather than a boy and a girl. The two girls are singularly obsessed with singer Mario Lanza, matching the Josh Groban obsession in the episode. The fantasy world in HC has the "melting" effect that is shown in the episode. Plus, the idea of Marge trying to separate the girls after feeling they're spending too much time together and in their own created fantasy world is from HC. Also, the two girls in HC want their writings about their fantasy world to be published, much like Lisa does by the end of the episode.

It's a much closer match to HC; other than "two friends create a fantasy world", it's not that much like BtT.

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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

Originally Posted by whotony
seemed like it was setting up Lisa as lesbian.
I was thinking the same thing.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

I thought it was an alright episode. Liked the dinner scene when the dad puts on James Horner's soundtrack to The Pelican Brief.

Didn't know Simpsons was going HD. That's awesome news! I had pretty much figured animated shows wouldn't be going HD. Hopefully Family Guy will, too. Speaking of Family Guy...when is there gonna be a new episode? There hasn't been one since very beginning of November. I think there's only been like five or six episodes that have aired this year.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

Didn't care much for the episode, but then again I'm not into the fantasy genre.

As for Fall Out Boy, it was pretty much a marketing gimmick (probably because the band is named after the Simpsons character). FOX sent out a press release last week about it.

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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

saw some news that was pretty cool. apparently the Simpsons goes HD on February 15th.

http://www.engadgethd.com/2009/01/25...igh-def-debut/
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

Originally Posted by Deftones
saw some news that was pretty cool. apparently the Simpsons goes HD on February 15th.

http://www.engadgethd.com/2009/01/25...igh-def-debut/
And according to the Futon Critic link at Engadget:
Episode to Feature First New Main Titles Since Series' Premiere
Looks like we're getting a new opening sequence after 20 years.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

Maybe we'll get "real" clouds this time around.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

My DVR cut off with 11 minutes left, so I didn't see the ending. I noticed the Heavenly Creatures parody too.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

A mundane episode with few laughs. I have generally liked the direction the show has taken in past years to have a coherent plot but they forgot to include the funny jokes in this one.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa The Drama Queen" -- 01/25/09

Originally Posted by heebiejeebie
My DVR cut off with 11 minutes left, so I didn't see the ending. I noticed the Heavenly Creatures parody too.
Worst DVR... ever.

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