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Re: The Simpsons

Postby Randall » January 13th, 2016, 10:08 pm

Pretty awesome. So. Many. References.

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Re: The Simpsons

Postby ShyViolet » October 12th, 2016, 11:35 am

Pretty cool deconstruction of "villain" Hank Scorpio from "You Only Move Twice." Also tidbits on Simpson writers plus how the episode holds up today. (Very well!) :)

https://theringer.com/the-simpsons-char ... .bf8w07wof

Weird I always thought Cypress Creek was supposed to be the Disney town Celebration. (It doesn't exist anymore.). Oh well. :roll:

Very good insight:

"The hideously extreme gentrification fantasy feels less far-fetched in 2016 than it did in 1996. In late August, Bloomberg reported that the median home value in Palo Alto had surged to $2.5 million. Three weeks prior to that, a city housing commissioner resigned and moved out because she could no longer afford to raise her family there."
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Re: The Simpsons

Postby Ben » October 12th, 2016, 12:51 pm

Celebration is no more? That's a bit of a shame...they only just did a documentary about the folks living there a few years back.

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Re: The Simpsons

Postby ShyViolet » October 12th, 2016, 12:53 pm

I thought I read a long time ago that it was gone. I could be wrong, though.
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Re: The Simpsons

Postby Randall » October 12th, 2016, 10:29 pm

My friend Alfie still lives in Celebration, where I visited him 4 years ago. However, Disney no longer controls the town to the extent that they once did, having ceded control to other developers. They do still provide some services, though.

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Re: The Simpsons

Postby James » October 19th, 2016, 8:35 am

Yes, Celebration is still there -- just got back from the area and saw it there! As Randall says, it's basically just a regular town now. However, Disney is working on Celebration 2.0:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/a ... story.html

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Re: The Simpsons

Postby EricJ » October 19th, 2016, 2:15 pm

James wrote:However, Disney is working on Celebration 2.0:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/a ... story.html


Golden Oaks isn't a "town" (like Celebration was Disney trying to cash in on Kissimee's town-next-door business during their Millennium celebrations), it's just a bit of land-development on property that Disney thought they could sell to ultra-upscale consumers who might show off "moving to Disney" anyway.
Sort of like a permanent Vacation Club timeshare, and only slightly more expensive.

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Re: The Simpsons

Postby James » October 19th, 2016, 7:53 pm

Yep, that's why I called it Celebration 2.0 -- or the next iteration of the idea.