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Post by Ben » November 5th, 2010, 4:50 am

I'm not sure where we are alongside you guys in the States, but totally by accident I saw two episodes of two shows this week: Simpsons' Treehouse Of Horror, which was billed as "new", and South Park, also "new".

The Simpsons, which featured a Psycho spoof and goodness knows what else (I've put it out of my mind) was tired, labored, obvious and just plain unfunny. I don't think I even cracked half a smirk once.

But I have to say that South Park, where Coon And Friends set out to save the lives of those caught in a building on fire, didn't actually make me laugh the way it used to either. I did see another episode about a month ago that was funny in the old style, but this superhero one also seemed to me to be pretty run of the mill.

Although having said that, run of the mill South Park is still funnier than most of the other stuff on TV...the last few Family Guys haven't been as randomly funny as they once were, but SP still made me chuckle a handful of times, even if I wasn't rolling about on the floor as some shows have had me doing (figuratively speaking!).

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Post by Dacey » November 9th, 2010, 4:27 pm

I'm not sure which ToH special you saw, Ben, but the one that we just got here in the US was mediocre at best. There were laughs, sure, but I was expecting more from it. Especially from the "Twilight" parody, which promised to be really funny, but instead wasn't much of a spoof of "Twilight" at all. And the "Jamunji" parody just should've been completely re-written.

I am of the opinion, though, that "The Simpsons" still remains the best of the animated primetime shows. I can't speak of the older episodes, as I haven't seen them yet (gonna buy the box sets...someday), but the newer episodes I've seen have been pretty amusing overall. Not always perfect or anything, but enjoyable.
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Post by Daniel » November 9th, 2010, 9:03 pm

Sounds like Ben saw last years special "XX", which they also re-aired before the new one. Eh, on the whole both are mixed bags. Dacey basically hit the nail on the head for this years THoH.

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Post by Ben » November 10th, 2010, 1:35 pm

Yep, XX was it. I didn't bother staying on to watch this year's after that, not only for the lack of laughs but because something else was starting on another channel!

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Re: South Park

Post by ShyViolet » July 15th, 2019, 12:20 am

Al Gore on "ManBearPig", via the Daily Show. Lol. (Man, is he a good sport! :o )





I remember finding the original ep from thirteen years ago ( :shock: ) really funny, but haven't watched the follow-up yet. But I will ASAP! :)



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Post by Dacey » July 15th, 2019, 12:56 am

That was one of the only episodes the South Park creators ever non-ironically apologized for.
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