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'The Simpsons' celebrates 20 years with 450th episode.
Dallas morning news ^ | sun jan 10 | TOM MAURSTAD

Posted on 01/10/2010 6:11:53 PM PST by GSP.FAN

Celebrating its 20-year anniversary and 450th episode, The Simpsons stands alone. Of course, it's a splendid isolation as, officially, the longest-running prime-time show in television history and, unofficially, as the most successful and influential creation in pop culture history. Simply put, The Simpsons has changed the world we live in.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Humor; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bart; popculture; simpsons

1 posted on 01/10/2010 6:11:54 PM PST by GSP.FAN
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To: GSP.FAN

It’s been interesting and fun so far...


2 posted on 01/10/2010 6:13:24 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: GSP.FAN

Think I’ll keep my record intact.

Zero for 450.


3 posted on 01/10/2010 6:13:59 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Reagan Man

Don’t have a cow, man.


4 posted on 01/10/2010 6:17:32 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Reagan Man; All

Mine is 450 for 450


5 posted on 01/10/2010 6:19:44 PM PST by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: KevinDavis

Hilarious stuff. You have to just laugh sometimes at absurdity, we all identify with SOMEONE on the show. Matt, COngrats, do a few more years!


6 posted on 01/10/2010 6:23:07 PM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: Reagan Man

It’s okay. You are not the only person in the world that doesn’t understand satire.

Click around on the television. I’m sure The Three Stooges are on somewhere.


7 posted on 01/10/2010 6:24:17 PM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: Reagan Man

Because it is a cartoon it gets away with a lot of PC stuff..
It is funny..


8 posted on 01/10/2010 6:24:25 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: Paladin2

LOL Nothing to get worked up over.

Besides, Have Gun Will Travel is more my speed.


9 posted on 01/10/2010 6:25:15 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: freedumb2003

Love the Simpsons! Peter and Lois are awesome! (Ducking)


10 posted on 01/10/2010 6:26:58 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Artemis Webb

MOST people don’t get satire. It’s a very, very sad disease. I’m hoping Obamacare will take care of it (really).


11 posted on 01/10/2010 6:29:17 PM PST by bloodmeridian (http://feedyouradhd.blogspot.com, http://badfrigginhair.blogspot.com)
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To: Larry Lucido

I’m more of a South Park girl.


12 posted on 01/10/2010 6:29:31 PM PST by chae (I am karmic retribution)
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To: Artemis Webb

Says you.

There is no accounting for taste. OTOH, the Three Stooges is good stuff.


13 posted on 01/10/2010 6:29:59 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: KevinDavis

What is this show called the Lib-sons’?


14 posted on 01/10/2010 6:30:06 PM PST by max americana
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To: Paladin2

Stupid tv! Be more funny!


15 posted on 01/10/2010 6:32:01 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (doctrine matters)
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To: GSP.FAN

I haven’t watched the Simpson’s in years. Back in the early to mid 90’s it was my favorite show. I can recall being in the North Carolina Mountains and I could only pick it up on a tiny portable TV by walking around until I found a spot where the reception was good.

I didn’t make a conscious decision to quit watching it. It just got to where it wasn’t very good anymore. Some day I will check in again. Maybe it has gotten good again.


16 posted on 01/10/2010 6:39:02 PM PST by yarddog
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To: GSP.FAN

Marshal Dillon will not be pleased.......;o)

Simpsons is great fun !


17 posted on 01/10/2010 6:40:29 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Reagan Man

Same here, and I don’t find anything worthy of wasting my time watching on television either. It’s a wasteland period IMO, so don’t watch it at all.

I feel sorry for those that are stuck with nothing to do except watch the damned tv.

Read a book, or make something in ones creative workshop, be it on the back porch, or in a spare room, or in the garage. It’s amazing what one can do besides waste time watching the damned television with all of its outright Leftist propaganda, and Leftist sleight-of-hand subliminal messaging. Especially the alleged news programs.


18 posted on 01/10/2010 6:44:11 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Reagan Man

Count me in on that too. Zero interest.


19 posted on 01/10/2010 6:58:15 PM PST by Pilated
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To: yarddog

I watched it years ago and i noticed they could get away with stuff because it was a cartoon..
It was not Pc and it was from that upstart channel Fox and look what has happened, Fox rules.
Check out South Park,these guys went onto make the classic Team America,F yeah


20 posted on 01/10/2010 6:58:31 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: GSP.FAN

I have loved watching the Simposons these last 20 years. Some seasons not so good but they have been funnier lately.AWB


21 posted on 01/10/2010 7:00:28 PM PST by Americanwolfsbrother (2010 - Throw every incumbent in Washington out on their asses!!!)
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To: GSP.FAN

I stopped following The Simpsons some years back. I don’t have anything against the show, I just felt the overall quality started slipping and it wasn’t as funny as previous years. (I’m sure there are those who disagree rather strongly on that point - c’est la vie).

Of course, I’m also of the opinion that if there were any justice in the television world, The Critic would now be in its 15th or so season. :-)


22 posted on 01/10/2010 7:01:39 PM PST by DemforBush (Never mind that *bleep*, here comes Mongo!)
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To: Reagan Man
the Three Stooges is good stuff.

Really Awesome. The Three Stooges WITH CARS!

23 posted on 01/10/2010 7:02:22 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Don't panic, the lunatics are in charge and have everything in hand.)
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To: Oztrich Boy; All

I’m also a fan of Top Gear..


24 posted on 01/10/2010 7:29:03 PM PST by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: GSP.FAN

I give them 20 more years. then they are done. I don’t think kids watch them anymore. It’s the 30 to 50 crowd now. And our days are numbered.


25 posted on 01/10/2010 7:32:15 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

They said that about Star Wars...

Slainte..


26 posted on 01/10/2010 7:44:32 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: yarddog

I never watch the primetime airings, but I do watch the re-runs late at night while dozing off.... only because it came on right after King of the Hill.


27 posted on 01/11/2010 6:06:29 AM PST by envisio (Need tires? See my profile.)
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To: mamelukesabre

My 12 year twins (boy&girl) and all of their friends are die-hard Simpson fans. It has caught on with the next generation.


28 posted on 01/11/2010 8:13:17 AM PST by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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To: rockinqsranch
“...leftist subliminal messaging”

Any examples?

29 posted on 01/11/2010 9:48:18 AM PST by starlifter (Sapor Amo Pullus)
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To: rockinqsranch

You know those things aren’t mutually exclusive, I knocked down 200 pages of reading while watching the games yesterday. It’s funny how addicted to assumptions the anti-TV people are.


30 posted on 01/11/2010 9:52:58 AM PST by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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To: discostu

Must’ve been a great game.


31 posted on 01/11/2010 10:48:24 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

They were fine games, but I’m a multi-tasking guy. I watch TV and read, or watch TV and play video games, or watch TV and FReep, or listen to music and do the above, or maybe none of the above. Which is my point, you assume that just because somebody watches that’s all they do, and we all know about assume.


32 posted on 01/11/2010 11:28:12 AM PST by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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