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The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10


Elementary School Musical

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When Krusty the Clown is announced as the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Homer invites Bart to accompany him on a trip to Oslo for the ceremony. Sensing that Lisa would feel left out, Marge surprises her with a weeklong retreat at performing arts camp.

Originally Aired: September 26, 2010
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

How many years has this been on now? 107?
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

This will be season 22.
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Already one of the worst eps ever
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Victory for the middle child!

One of the best Simpsons episode in a while. Flight of the Conchords makes everything better.
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Only part I laughed at was when Maggie got the pacifier...otherwise a very boring episode.
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Great episode, Flight of the Conchords made it even better!
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Hated the Lisa storyline. They should put those camp counselors on trial at the Haag.
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Pointless. Needless celebrity cameos from a show that's getting better rating than the Simpsons, and the weakest B story in years. It was almost like watching an episode produced from an initial story idea that was never fully worked out. They must have literally said "what's the most popular fox property we can leech off of" and "but we need something for Homer and Bart to do too", wrote a quick treatment, and fleshed it out with a few songs.
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Didn't South Park do an episode with that exact title?
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Before the episode I was annoyed with all the cross promotion with Glee and then the Glee portion was like 5 mins of the episode. .. Not that I'm a Glee fan
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Polarizing episode it seems. I have to agree, it wasn't very good.
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Didn't South Park do an episode with that exact title?
Yep, and their episode was actually funny.
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Disappointed with this premiere. Hopefully this doesn't set the stage for the season...
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Another vote for not very good
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

I enjoyed a lot of the sight gags, like the Euro Cuffs. The couch gag was pretty good. The Electric Company scene was good.

The stories were meh and the Glee pimping was bait and switch.
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

I think I just hate most Lisa-centric episodes.
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Vote for not good - I'm not a fan of flight of the Concords... and for such an obscure guest star - they had a ton of screen time.

Most other guest stars, are in for just one or two bits - these guys were 1/2 the show
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

You can tell the producers have gone in almost the complete opposite direction from a decade ago on the show. The stories for the most part are coherent and they do not seem to be as pressured to throw in random jokes. But they simply are forgetting to bring many funny one-liners into the show now, relying on the enhanced picture quality of HD to wow us with new settings. Does anything happen in Springfield anymore?

The song with Lisa using the Beach Boys' classic was entertaining, but not a lot of memorable jokes in the episode. A half-hearted attempt that felt like outside influence (Fox's interference possibly) was the reason an obscure musical act and more pointless cameos were inserted for the premiere.
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

The HD does still wow me.
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
You can tell the producers have gone in almost the complete opposite direction from a decade ago on the show. The stories for the most part are coherent and they do not seem to be as pressured to throw in random jokes.
Agreed. Sometime in Season 20 and to a great extent in Season 21 the show really returned to good, coherent storytelling with a strong beginning, middle, and end.

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But they simply are forgetting to bring many funny one-liners into the show now, relying on the enhanced picture quality of HD to wow us with new settings. Does anything happen in Springfield anymore?
I disagree. I think last season (Season 21) was very consistently funny. I enjoyed it a lot and am looking forward to watching it on DVD. Much better than previous seasons during the Great Simpsons Slump. This episode wasn't the best ever, but it had some humorous moments. If they can keep up what they started last season though, it's definitely a good thing.
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

I have never seen Flight of the Conchords, but this episode guarantees that I will avoid it like the plague from here on.
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

Fuck a duck. I saw this on the DVR and deleted it because I thought they already had an episode with this title?
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Re: The Simpsons *Season Premiere* -- "Elementary School Musical" -- 09/26/10

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I have never seen Flight of the Conchords, but this episode guarantees that I will avoid it like the plague from here on.
Same. They were awful and dreadfully unfunny.

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Fuck a duck. I saw this on the DVR and deleted it because I thought they already had an episode with this title?
Hulu.

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