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View Poll Results: When did the Simpsons start going downhill?
After Who Shot Mr Burns?/season 6-ish 1 6.67%
Season 9 or 10 1 6.67%
Season 13 or 14 7 46.67%
Season 16 1 6.67%
After 2 13.33%
Other 3 20.00%
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Old 20-01-2021, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default At what point did The Simpsons lose it for you?

Thereís no denying that the show peaked at some point in the noughties (at a push) but where would you pinpoint the decline (this threadís more for Uber-Simpsons fans)?
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Old 20-01-2021, 07:34 PM   #2
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never really watched it properly, obviously seen the odd episodes but not something i ever watched episode after episode
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Old 20-01-2021, 11:18 PM   #3
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The modern episodes from the late 2000s is where it really dropped off
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Old 20-01-2021, 11:27 PM   #4
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Bart's ADHD episode is the last good episode I remember. Can't think of a good episode after that. And that was season 12 I think
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Old 20-01-2021, 11:39 PM   #5
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For me to be 'lost' against something I'd previously enjoy, it would have to be due to something really major. While the show was beginning to lose momentum around the seasons 11-13 area, I'd still argue everything up to the movie was capable of still being quite good or at the very least watchable. Really it was post-movie in season 19 onwards where I was just growing sick of it.

I remember there was one particularly bad modern episode that made me never want to watch a new one ever again, in which Homer dies within his own home, gets cloned to be revived and then dies over and over, then his self(???) is inputted into being a computer(???) and then it leads to a really drab and uninspired "set in the future" Christmas episode that was coincidentally the sequel to a much better set in the future Christmas episode, stealing a lot of its plot points to make a really unfunny and awful experience for me to sit through. How I describe it sounds like one of those Halloween episodes where you can enjoy the absurdity of it all, but instead it's canonically a future-episode; but none of it makes any sense and is where things permanently "lost it" for me.
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Old 20-01-2021, 11:42 PM   #6
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After season 10. It was still good, but the heart had gone.
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Old 20-01-2021, 11:48 PM   #7
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13/14 seems a good shout. Going through the episodes list that becomes the point there's more I dislike / don't care about than ones I do.
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Old 20-01-2021, 11:56 PM   #8
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Mid nineties... i don't know what season that is but South Park had just come out and i switched to that
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Old 21-01-2021, 12:02 AM   #9
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13/14 seems a good shout. Going through the episodes list that becomes the point there's more I dislike / don't care about than ones I do.
Yeah Iíd say this too

ALTHOUGH I will say some of the recent eps are screams
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Old 21-01-2021, 12:06 AM   #10
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It was always kinda **** and dry
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Never watched it sorry ~ never wanted to !
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'Cause I'm driving in the carpool lane
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Everything after 9/10
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How can anyome vote after s6? 7 was iconic
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Never watched it sorry ~ never wanted to !
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I think after season 13 , but tbh episodes and seasons were still ok but the much older episodes will always be better & funnier. They were the classics.

And it's definitely been milked to death now ,I can't keep up with the seasons . They've gone past season 30 now I think .
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Remember in the early days when Homer was an abusive alcoholic rather than a silly bumbling ol' dad?
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I stopped watching after they stopped showing it on bbc2 in the evenings. So no idea what season that would have been
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Remember in the early days when Homer was an abusive alcoholic rather than a silly bumbling ol' dad?
Can't tell if this is purposefully saying things backwards or not
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13th of 14th sounds about right. The Tony Hawk episode is a decent cut off point. Remember how much Sky hyped that, for their 300th episode? It seemed to dye cast the new way forward for the Simpsons. Celebrity guests for the sake of it, shallower storytelling, goofy jokes.

Spiderpig is somewhere alongside Pickle Rick and Del falling through the bar in comedy hell.
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I still love the show, it was a massive part of my childhood. I got Lisa vans from a friend for my birthday in September. I would say it lost its spark for me around 2005, haven't seen any episodes in years though, so I might like it now, who knows?
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When Simpsons was first created they portrayed Homer as a strict authority figure, Dan Castaleta (I always get his name wrong) used a deep voice. But then writers wanted him to sound more dumb hence the voice change .
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I watched a bit of one....never again.
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Remember in the early days when Homer was an abusive alcoholic rather than a silly bumbling ol' dad?
It's a common character trope across sitcoms (taking the slightly goofy/ditzy character and turning them into a moron). Similar story for Eric (Boy Meets World).
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