Posts Tagged ‘Sunday Cruddy Sunday

30
Jan
19

Quote of the Day

“You ever gone on a killing spree?” – Nelson Muntz
“No, no, the day of the gun toting disgruntled postman shooting up the place went out with the Macarena.” – Post Master Bill
“I’m just glad I work in an elementary school.” – Principal Skinner

31
Jan
18

Quote of the Day

“It’s so nice to have a peaceful weekend together.” – Marge Simpson
“Yeah, I’m bored too.” – Lisa Simpson

03
Jan
16

Quote of the Day

NineDigits

“This machine reads zip codes; these five digits tell us where to direct your mail.” – Post Master Bill
“But it’s nine digits now.  What’s the point of these other four numbers?” – Lisa Simpson
“Those are citizen relocation codes.  With any luck, we’ll never need them.” – Post Master Bill
“She’s on to us, should I flood the chamber?” – Military Guy
“Not yet, lets get some lunch.” – Civilian Guy

31
Jan
15

Quote of the Day

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“Counterfeit?” – Homer Simpson
“Yeah, see the hologram’s missing, and there’s no such team as the Spungos, and, finally, these seem to be printed on some sort of cracker.” – Super Bowl Ticket Guy
“Stop eating our tickets!” – Homer Simpson

02
Feb
14

Quote of the Day

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“The road to the Super Bowl is long and pointless . . . I mean, when you think about it.” – TV Announcer

13
Jul
11

Crazy Noises: Sunday, Cruddy Sunday

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“Any final thoughts?” – Pat Summerall
“Nah, I’m too mad.  Let’s get the heck out of here.” – John Madden

For the third summer in a row, we at the Dead Homer Society are looking to satisfy your off-season longing for substandard commentary on substandard Simpsons.  This summer we’ll be looking at Season 10.  Why Season 10?  Because we’ve already done Seasons 8 and 9 and we can’t put it off any longer.  Prior to Season 10, we watched as the show started falling over, this is when it fell over.  And while the dust wouldn’t settle completely for another season or so, there is no bigger gap in quality than the one between Season 9 and Season 10.  Since we prefer things to remain just as they were in 1995, we’re sticking with this chatroom thing instead of some newer means of communication that we all know just isn’t as good.  This text has been edited for clarity and spelling (especially on “Unfortunately”).

Today’s episode is 1012, “Sunday, Cruddy Sunday”.  Yesterday’s was 1011, “Wild Barts Can’t Be Broken”.

Charlie Sweatpants: This one is the poster child for the bloated excess that Zombie Simpsons likes to try and pass off as comedy.

Mad Jon: This one dies with the addition of the travel agent.

Charlie Sweatpants: That’s more generous that I’d be. I don’t even like the field trip at the beginning.

Mad Jon: I don’t mind the post office, and I kind of like the tire salesmen, but not Homer in that scene, but that’s it for me.

  Although the post office field trip is pretty much a repeat of the box factory, minus the funny stuff and plot that follows.

Dave: You mean the box factory manager, whose even-tempered passion for his work is charming?

Charlie Sweatpants: What I don’t like about the post office is a) the way all the kids are there instead of just once class, b) that the jokes all feel repetitive and stretched, and c) that it’s basically a series of unconnected things.

Mad Jon: I meant the repeat field trip to boring locale to get the plot rolling, but whatever, I’m not really sticking up for it, I just didn’t hate it like I did pretty much the rest of it.

Charlie Sweatpants: Oh, it’s far and a way the easiest part to watch. Once they get out of the tire store and Homer and Fred Willard go to Moe’s, it’s a whirling dervish of crap.

Mad Jon: There were only two parts at which I smiled. The first was the Catholic Church commercial, because my Catholic wife was sitting next to me, and the second was when Marino threw the pass and painfully put his elbow in ice. That was it.

  And I would take the song and dance ending in "Wild Barts" a hundred times over the ending to this one.

Charlie Sweatpants: Yeah, the Catholic Church commercial is good. But that might be it. By the end when John Madden is complaining about it, it’s just a little to meta too be funny.

None of it makes any sense, but despite that it’s super serious in a lot of places.

Dave: I don’t think the lack of humor has anything to do with it being meta. It’s just plain not funny.

Charlie Sweatpants: What I mean is, they’re sort of making fun of themselves, but not really.

Mad Jon: I feel like the Madden recap was kind of like an apology mixed with a sales pitch.

Charlie Sweatpants: Yeah.

Mad Jon: Which is funny, because a lot of my sales pitches are like that.

The majority of this episode was an excuse to have familiar faces drink beer and get in trouble. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out like it sounds like it should.

Charlie Sweatpants: It just keeps jumping from one scene to another, and none of it makes any sense. Here’s some NFL players, here’s them running around the stadium, here’s Rupert fucking Murdoch.

Dave: Sure, easy premise, lackluster execution.

Charlie Sweatpants: They just threw shit on the wall in the hopes that some of it would stick, but all that was left was a big runny brown mess.

Mad Jon: And there weren’t really any good lines to try to make up for it either.

  Most of the episodes in this season at least have a few of those.

This one was more of a visual attack, which didn’t really do it for me.

Charlie Sweatpants: But even with all the crap, they still tossed in that worthless B-plot about painting eggs.

  The whole episode just feels thin, because for all the glitz and the guest voices, there just isn’t much here.

Dave: Another harbinger of things to come I suppose.

Mad Jon: Makes you kind of look forward to when the Simpsons go to Delaware.

Charlie Sweatpants: That’s the other thing. If this had been the last season, you could just forget this. But there’s a decade of Zombie Simpsons that you can’t help but see in every scene where there’s a pointless guest voice or Homer yelling.

Mad Jon: I wonder how many more seasons were on the contract when this episode was made.

Charlie Sweatpants: Yeah, when Homer, Willard and Wiggum run out of Murdoch’s suite Loony Tunes style I had that same thought.

Mad Jon: Well, bottom line, at least the got the title right.

Charlie Sweatpants: That they did.

Mad Jon: You guys got anything else? The rest of my notes is basically profanity.

Charlie Sweatpants: I don’t think there’s much to say. This one is basically a bunch of YouTube clips before there was YouTube.

Mad Jon: That’s a pretty good observation.

Dave: Don’t give them any ideas. We don’t need this show continuing in a new medium.

Charlie Sweatpants: Probably too late for that.

31
Jan
09

Public Service Announcement

“So, do you think the Redskins’ll beat the spread?” – Homer Simpson
“Put me down.” – Lisa Simpson

Tomorrow is the high holy day of the NFL.  There have been three episodes that prominently featured the Super Bowl.  One of them is amongst the finest 22 minutes ever committed to television.  The other two are the opposite of that.  

For your own safety, please restrict your Super Bowl weekend viewing to:
“Lisa the Greek”  (Season 3 Disc 3) 
Do NOT, under any circumstances, view:
“Sunday, Cruddy Sunday” (Season 10 Disc 2)
“Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass” (Your Nearest BitTorrent Site)
Super Bowl Weekend is a time for fun, family and football, please watch The Simpsons responsibly.  
A Public Service Announcement from the Dead Homer Society



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