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At What Point for you did The Simpsons Become Unwatchable?

Posted on 09/26/2011 8:12:50 AM PDT by no gnu taxes

I used to love this show. As a young adult in 1990, when I first heard about the show, I scoffed at it, figuring it was some lame effort at crude humor aimed at the lowest elements. But when I watched it, I saw it had a brilliant take on society, and every show had a positive message overall.

Sure they had political spoofs. But I thought they were fair and even handed.

Then around 2000, the show went downhill rapidly. The writing became crap, and the show slowly started turning MSNBC. The end of of my watching this show became around 2003 or 2004 when they had something like 3 straight episodes trashing the Iraq War with an obvious anti-Bush bias.

I guess if you were an Olbermann fan, you'd have liked it still, but now the show makes me want to vomit. I don't think I've seen an episode in 6 years, and from what I see on other forums, I'm probably right.

I tend to think other Freepers feel the same way.


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1 posted on 09/26/2011 8:12:52 AM PDT by no gnu taxes
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To: no gnu taxes

Liberals ruin everything they touch - it’s seems to be in their DNA.


2 posted on 09/26/2011 8:14:33 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: no gnu taxes

same way for “family guy”. I tried to watch the premier last night, figuring the premier had to be good. I bailed after 5 minutes.


3 posted on 09/26/2011 8:15:07 AM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: Bitsy

3 1/2 minutes into the first episode


4 posted on 09/26/2011 8:15:22 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: no gnu taxes

20 years ago.


5 posted on 09/26/2011 8:15:42 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: no gnu taxes

Uhm.. half way through the first episode. Dealing with stupid people is hard enough in real life without having to watch them in fictional cartoon series.


6 posted on 09/26/2011 8:15:48 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: no gnu taxes
At What Point for you did The Simpsons Become Unwatchable?

About 5 minutes into the first show.
7 posted on 09/26/2011 8:16:18 AM PDT by Misplaced Texan (July 4, 2009 - the first day of the 2nd Revolution!)
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To: no gnu taxes

never watched it


8 posted on 09/26/2011 8:17:04 AM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: no gnu taxes
I never watched 'The Simpsons' on a regular basis but I did see some (predictable) left-wing bias in a few of the episodes I watched and that turned me off completely. Haven't even thought about this cartoon show for years, until now. I'm sure it's not a 'must-see' for most FReepers but there will always be defenders of just about anything and I expect they'll be along shortly.
9 posted on 09/26/2011 8:18:01 AM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: no gnu taxes

You matured. The show didn’t change.


10 posted on 09/26/2011 8:18:01 AM PDT by bvw
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To: no gnu taxes

The day it debut!


11 posted on 09/26/2011 8:18:28 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Uhhhh!)
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Uh, the very first episode!!!


12 posted on 09/26/2011 8:18:34 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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First one. Hey, I gave them a chance.


13 posted on 09/26/2011 8:18:55 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: no gnu taxes

December 17, 1989.


14 posted on 09/26/2011 8:20:14 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Deploy. Dominate. Disappear.)
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Family Guy is even worse. Sickening in fact.

Everything about these shows cry liberal mush heads.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 8:21:25 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: no gnu taxes

Doh!


16 posted on 09/26/2011 8:21:35 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: no gnu taxes

Simpsons seasons 3-9 are just the absolute best!

It started to changed after Phil Hartman died it seems, but I quit watching altogether about 2 season premiers ago.

I tried to watch it, and as soon as a bunch of obviously democrat hippie characters started rapping about something, that was it for me.


17 posted on 09/26/2011 8:21:35 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: no gnu taxes

Still watch it lol.


18 posted on 09/26/2011 8:22:35 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: Misplaced Texan
At What Point for you did The Simpsons Become Unwatchable?

Way back when, back when they started to trash the nuclear power industry . . . at that point, I'd had enough. Plus the fact that it was another "totally ignorant, stupid-ass husband" show. I tire of them in shows and commercials.

19 posted on 09/26/2011 8:23:19 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: no gnu taxes

You presume it was once watchable. I reject your premise.


20 posted on 09/26/2011 8:25:26 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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