Quote of the Day

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“He’s a good boy now, and he’s getting better.  And sometimes, even the best sheep stray from the flock and need to be hugged extra hard.” – Marge Simpson
“That’s exactly the kind of crapola that’s lousing him up.” – Homer Simpson

10 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. 13 January 2015 at 9:59 am

    This is another one of those series establishing moments from the first season that I love. Marge’s line sounds like it could have dropped right out of Full House or some other shit-tastic late ’80s sitcom, where it would have been played utterly straight. And Homer immediately dismisses it as sappy garbage. This show pulled no punches when it came to turning sitcom writing on its head.

  2. 2 Zartok-35
    13 January 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Eric Stefani animated this scene, indicated by Homer’s wide head and the one eyebrow lower than the other.

  3. 3 Dee
    14 January 2015 at 12:21 am

    This was back when The Simpsons had shitty animation, but sharp writing. Then it evened out, then the animation and the writing became shitty. Now the animation is sharp, but the writing is shitty.

    See, I just explained in three sentences what Charlie “Give Up on Life”-Pants wasted 100+ pages on for a book hardly anyone is going to read (“Zombie Simpsons: How the Best Show Ever Became the Broadcasting Undead”), but hey, even bottom of the barrel to mediocre writers have dreams too.

    • 4 Ryan
      14 January 2015 at 12:55 am

      “Now the animation is sharp”

      lol you’d think if you were submitting only three sentences, you wouldn’t make such a huge fucking mistake


    • 5 Rick
      14 January 2015 at 2:14 am

      “even bottom of the barrel to mediocre writers have dreams too”

      You would know, eh?

    • 6 Jess
      14 January 2015 at 2:15 am

      Bet you were hugged extra hard

    • 7 Frank
      14 January 2015 at 11:21 am

      Charlie’s book is great – it’s well-written, and supports it claims. One doesn’t have to agree with everything, but it’s presents great arguments. 5 stars from me.

      Now if you think you can do better, then go for it! Submit an article. Create your own blog.
      But please don’t insult people!

    • 8 torbiecat
      14 January 2015 at 1:51 pm

      Actually, the animation was better then, too. People seem to conflate drawing quality for animation quality. But then again, I would argue that the drawings now really aren’t that great, either. Clean-looking drawing does not necessarily equate good drawing, especially when conveying personality and emotion of cartoon figures. As Charlie and friends have pointed out several times, there’s currently less range in the emotions and actions. And in terms of design, there’s a lot of inconsistency with the old in-universe characters and guest characters vs. newer characters.

      • 9 Victor Dang
        15 January 2015 at 2:37 pm

        Speaking of animation quality… I’ve only noticed this recently, and I don’t know if it’s just me, but from the middle of Season 6, I notice that the drawing becomes less “fluid” and more “rigid”, for lack of a better word. Less animated like the stuff in, say, “Homer Goes to College”: https://deadhomersociety.com/2010/08/02/animation-showcase-homer-goes-to%C2%A0college/

        • 10 torbiecat
          16 January 2015 at 2:58 pm

          I keep wanting to think that at some point in the fifth season’s development, there was another one of those memos or lectures from either Brooks or Groening complaining about certain animation techniques being used, but I can’t recall for certain.

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