July 26, 2006, 10:43 p.m. CST
by Colonel Kane
July 26, 2006, 10:46 p.m. CST
July 26, 2006, 10:46 p.m. CST
by georges garvaren
July 26, 2006, 10:48 p.m. CST
Doh-nuts! It will probably be animated and colored by Asian kids in a sweat shop...How can it not make money?
July 26, 2006, 10:50 p.m. CST
July 26, 2006, 10:51 p.m. CST
it gets taken down...
July 26, 2006, 10:54 p.m. CST
by The Atomic Worm
This movie will make a killing at the box office... wait and see.
July 26, 2006, 10:54 p.m. CST
...because I'm still mad that nobody seems to have saved the Reno 911! Miami trailer...that pisses me off. That was a funny ass trailer.
July 26, 2006, 10:54 p.m. CST
Looks Awesome - even thought its only a 5 minute scene with no color, its already better than the entire Superman Returns stink ball. And heck, it cost less money!!! I hope they dont give the directing reigns to Brian Singer again for the SR sequel. Superman Returns sucked donkey balls!!!
July 26, 2006, 10:55 p.m. CST
by Sir Loin
hahahaha I can't wait for this, Maggie will be the hero.
July 26, 2006, 10:55 p.m. CST
July 26, 2006, 10:55 p.m. CST
Seriously. Tell me about how this is going to suck, and how the Simpson's have jumped whatever marine animal you chose. With so much invested in a big screen adaptation, I have no doubt that this will be a hilarious flick. Flamers, trolls, queerbait Simpson haters, please refrain from infecting this talkback with your crap. This movie will be a peach. I can't wait.
July 26, 2006, 10:55 p.m. CST
That's so fucking awesome!!!!!!!!
July 26, 2006, 10:56 p.m. CST
Can't wait until that comes out, I'll probably see it twice.
July 26, 2006, 11:01 p.m. CST
by The Pusher
Just as a joke. They've made their fortune already. Now it's time for them to shit on everyone.
July 26, 2006, 11:02 p.m. CST
by Colonel Kane
on a Simpsons Talkback!! I think I'll pull root to celebrate. I have joined the esteemed and exclusive group of "first" posters. I am so fucking excited. Oops..that was quick. I just want to be loved. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
July 26, 2006, 11:04 p.m. CST
When I first heard about that Simpsons movie, I thought it would be fun and zany, you know like that movie... Spaceballs. But instead it was dark and disturbing. Like that movie... Police Academy. Btw, I'm officially back on board folks
July 26, 2006, 11:11 p.m. CST
Looks great for the tv show, but I dont see anything worthy of the big screen there. If they add colour to that it better be very rich colour... not the crap they paste on our television screens every sunday night. If they expect me to go pay 10 dollars to see this on the big screen they need to add a few things: 3D stuff, Motion capture stuff, explosions, cgi, a segment of high budget live action simpson related stuff, better writing, etc... Otherwise ill wait till it inevitably comes out on tv as a 2 hr special, or watch it at a friends house who rents it or buys it. This is this simpsons people!! This should be bigger than the South Park movie.... im expecting something huge. This should be a blockbuster, not a 2 hour tv show.
July 26, 2006, 11:19 p.m. CST
by The Wrong Guy
From what I saw, anyway.Consider my expectations lowered...even more so.
July 26, 2006, 11:21 p.m. CST
They've been slowly building this film for so long that I will put dollars to donuts we will get a classic, all encompassing look at the alpha and omega of TV animation.
July 26, 2006, 11:25 p.m. CST
people hating 2 mins of a 90 to 120 mins of a movie. How the fuck can you judge this movie with just 2 fucking mins?
July 26, 2006, 11:26 p.m. CST
Clearly not in the same league of funny as the best years of the TV show. I can't believe people in the audience were actually laughing.
July 26, 2006, 11:28 p.m. CST
seriously can not wait, doesn't get any better for me than this :p
July 26, 2006, 11:29 p.m. CST
a TB for sneak peak footage has been infiltrated by Plants. They should scrap this thing and wait until they have a good script.
July 26, 2006, 11:34 p.m. CST
I don't know what you would expect when you say the movie version should be...HUGE...most Films from TV series have sunk because they tried to go that route...spend money on sets, actors, and everything but the story, trying so hard to make it different from the seies that it ends up tanking....ie. X-files, South Park, Twilight ZOne, any Star Trek movie after "Wrath of Kahn"...in fact the only movie from a TV series that I thought was better than the series, is the old Transformers the Movie..and its only cause the story kicked it up a notch...(Bay is alreayd on his way to screwing thatup though).. So I guess think of a movie that was better than the TV series, and set your expectations from there????...
July 26, 2006, 11:35 p.m. CST
That was some of the funniest Simpson's footage i've seen in awhile. Cutting straight to what made the show great: Simple and absurd humor. CG? Live action? Explosions? A good film respects and stays true to it's source material. Man, go rewatch 'The Rock' if you want to see that nonsense. If these 3 minutes of footage are any indication of how funny and entertaining the movie will be, nothing will make me happier than sitting in a dark theater and watching an hour and a half of Simpsons craziness.
July 26, 2006, 11:36 p.m. CST
by zikade zarathos
"Take out the baby" was funny, but everything else was late seasons unfunny crap. And how sad is it that the very last DVD Box Set of the Simpsons that has all good material is coming out in a month? After this one, it's a SEVERE slide down a nice long hill of suckitude.
July 26, 2006, 11:42 p.m. CST
It doesn't actually matter if the script is quality or not, it'll rake anyways(look at what things like Big Momma's House 2 and Ice Age 2 take in, and think about the cultural status not to mention 90s nostalgia associated with 'The Simpsons'). It's just a matter of raking in the dough, or raking in 30% more more than that already large amount of dough, when it comes to how much actually rests on it being a good script. While the Simpsons is tired, that Maggie bit is one of the funniest things I've seen out of the Simpsons in years(though I haven't really gone out of my way to watch it in some time), and the freshness of the film-script process as opposed to the grueling formulaic monotony of the show recently should give the writers a kick in the pants. It'll be good, and either way it'll still be a nuclear force at the box office :P
July 26, 2006, 11:42 p.m. CST
by Yotz Von Frelnik
I know it's unfinished but the effect looks just like the still slideshow animation look of the Adult Swim show.
July 26, 2006, 11:46 p.m. CST
were those morons laughing at exactly? That was fucking awful.
July 26, 2006, 11:51 p.m. CST
by Mister Man
TNT's "Nightmares & Dreamscapes" is quite horrible. The promising opening episode has been followed by total crap. Tonight's "Road Virus" butchered a great short story. D'OH!!!!!
July 26, 2006, 11:54 p.m. CST
I actually laughed! Looks good.
July 27, 2006, 12:16 a.m. CST
by Undead Neverhood
I'm not even gonna waste my time with it.
July 27, 2006, 12:35 a.m. CST
Good step up on the tech front,thats how I want to see the trailers on this site,well done.This film could be quite a good laugh.I hope there isn't too much sentimentality and no smaltz allowed,just good old Simpsons fun.
July 27, 2006, 12:53 a.m. CST
by The Dum Guy
In a world that has movies such as Little Man, Benchwarmers and Scary Movie 4, you should get on your knees and thank God we are privileged to be able to see comedy like a Simpson's movie.
July 27, 2006, 12:54 a.m. CST
nothing to make me pumped for it. I'll see it for sure but I'm waiting on a real trailer before I dub this film genius.
July 27, 2006, 12:55 a.m. CST
Shame on the haters. You got nothing! Nothing!!
July 27, 2006, 12:59 a.m. CST
the panelists said this was super rough and may not make the movie or it would change dramatically so lets wait until the movie comes out K?
July 27, 2006, 1:04 a.m. CST
July 27, 2006, 1:19 a.m. CST
it just went downhill. Buuuttt... that bit with Maggie was pretty damn funny, if they can crank out 90mins of that, they'll get my $6.50.
July 27, 2006, 1:24 a.m. CST
That was mildly amusing, but not much more than that unless you are a Simpsons fetishist.
July 27, 2006, 1:57 a.m. CST
Is always MORE FUN to watch! Seriously I never realized the amount of jokes per minute until I saw an episode with a bunch of friends. The bursts of laughter every ten seconds made it awesome. Pretty much like the audience in this thing. It'll be great to see this movie in a theatre full of Simpsons fans. Bender's shiny ass, you said ir: HATERS STFU!!!
July 27, 2006, 2:04 a.m. CST
You can tell by the inflection in Homer's voice that this movie will suck. It's cookie cutter recent seasons bullshit. Yes, there's always been a level of absurdity in the Simpsons, the best ones in the old seasons were the ones with plenty of craziness, but the new seasons have relied entirely too much on the gimmick, without the strong story-telling. The Maggie part only emphasizes how low they've had to go to get laughs.
July 27, 2006, 2:20 a.m. CST
Wow, that actually looks like something from those glory seasons... 3-8 ish. Whatever, as long as the movie doesn't have the line "The Simpsons are going to [insert foreign location]", this is looking good.
July 27, 2006, 2:26 a.m. CST
Yea, it shall be seen whether they have the balls to insert a belated movie anecdote in it. I'd be more worried about "whether that was their best" if I'd actually heard myself audibly snickering when watching those clips.
July 27, 2006, 2:28 a.m. CST
just looks like another boring episode to me, this thing has been on about 8 years too long.
July 27, 2006, 2:29 a.m. CST
by Darth Evil Dead
Hey kids and child molesters, Just got out of Michael Mann's Miami Vice staring Jamie Foxx and Colin Ferrell. So how was it? Well it was just okay. Which is not good, not bad. If you want to see a good Michael Mann movie go watch Heat. Then watch Heat again because its that fucking good. Then watch Collateral. The movie has really nothing to do with the TV show, except for the character names. Thats about it. Oh yeah and there cops and one is black and the other is white and they live in Miami. Thats about it. They dont act like the characters of the show or anything. One thing about this movie..is its played real. There is nothing amazing happening here. No amazing stunts like MI3. Its set in the real world. And like people in the real world, these characters are boring. You will give two shits about Colin and Jamie in this film. These characters are boring..and you dont care about them on a emotional level. The Problem is Colin gets about 70% of the screen time in this movie. Jamie I think has 2 scenes in the movie that Colin is not in. Colin might have 20 scenes with no Jamie. And when Colin is on the screen..He is just sitting there stairing at the camera, with a fucked up look on his face. His character is played almost the same way he played John Smith in that Pochantas movie "The New World" he did. He does not do alot in the movie. So the more interesting of the characters Jamie, has a lot less screen time then the boring Colin. Another fucked up part of the movie is the fucking. There are two sex scenes in the movie that do nothing. Its that slow fucking in slow motion with music. Its not sex. There making love. And there long sex scenes. Each one is about 3 min long. So for 3 minutes we are stairing at really really soft core stuff in slow motion. You see no tits..No Pussy...No cumming..NOTHING!!! If your going to put some sex in your fucking movie atleast make it so a guy might get a hard on by watching it. Why the fuck do you Michael Mann think the audience would care to see Colin or Jamie's back to the camera..covering up the Lady their screwing for a total of 6 minutes? Why? I hate when directors put G rated sex in their movies for no fucking reason. Either put hardcore sex in your film...Or dont put that shit in it at all!!! If your not even going to show a breast or some pussy...Then dont fucking put it in your film...6 minutes of watching Jamie and Colin bobbing up and down in slow motion to music does shit for us. It does not advance the story..It does not make us hard....Its fucking useless...Your puting everyone in the theater to sleep!! The plot of this movie is that Jamie and Colin must go undercover has drug smugglers to make a bust on a drug lord. Same plot we seen a million times in movies...They gain trust of the bad guys..then their cover gets blown...then one of their loved ones gets kidnapped..And they must save her and stop the bad guys... There really is not alot of action in the movie..and not a whole lot of tension either. Heat and Collateral were way more intense and interesting to look at. You actually cared about the characters in those films. There is a shoot out scene in the end that is signature Michael Mann that is great. But the film on a whole...is just okay. And in a summer of huge blockbusters thats just not good enough. I dont see this movie as a franchiese.. It looks like it will be one and done... And I expect after a good openning weekend this movie will fizzal...As bad word of mouth will hurt it.. So its a okay movie.. You wont be mad at it. You will just wish it was more..more Jamie....more action....more character development...and less Colin...and less (I cant believe Im fucking saying it) sex.. http://www.youtube.com/user/DarthEvilDead
actually, that looks great. keep it traditional.
July 27, 2006, 2:43 a.m. CST
As one person has already said in the talkback, the Simpsons is much better to watch with a group of people. Judging by the rough footage already, it seems we get a gut laugh every 10 seconds and some bigger moments every now and again. Exactly what the show used to be like. I'm looking forward to this, and I haven't watched the Simpsons in over five years.
July 27, 2006, 3:16 a.m. CST
This show peaked about four years ago.
July 27, 2006, 3:23 a.m. CST
"They'll take grampa!" "I'm a part of the mob!" or Maggie with the 'nigger-knife' (thank you Kevin Smith!) looks to be fun way to spend 90 or so minutes. Simpsons have yet to not make me laugh.
July 27, 2006, 3:40 a.m. CST
Morons: "The Simpsons suck, they haven't been good for five seasons, all the best plots have been explored, nobody cares". Have I covered everything? Good. If you don't want to see this, good for you. Your opinion has been noted. You don't like the Simpsons, you think they're stale, or hate the idea of a movie. Great. Grand. Now shut the fuck up, because I've already covered all your complaints. Go away.
July 27, 2006, 3:43 a.m. CST
I was hoping they were going to go back to being more realistic with the cartoon much like the great Simpson episodes (Burns runs for Governor, Bart The Genius, Krusty gets Framed, Jebediah's head) and do a cool movie about some sinister scheme Montgomery Burns does and hires someone who ultimately gets caught but they cannot pin anything on Burns. Yet the town has to pull together without resorting to zany schemes or celebrities like the present episodes have. Oh well...atleast they didn't change Homer's appearance or have George Clooney do his voice.
July 27, 2006, 3:49 a.m. CST
of the simpsons....officially looking forward to this. the haters can whinge but as soon as the marketing machine starts for this flick we will all be there....
The Simpsons is still funny. It's just different now. But, the movie was written by those who made the earlier seasons what they were. There is simply no reason for anybody to not be excited about this movie.
July 27, 2006, 3:58 a.m. CST
Those 5 minutes worth of clips were almost funnier than the past 5 seasons of the Simpsons combined. This ranks up there with POTC3, and Spidy3 for most anticipated in my book. Thanks for the footage AICN!
July 27, 2006, 5:50 a.m. CST
by Blok Narpin
Superman Returns is the best film of the year. Saw it five times!
July 27, 2006, 6:50 a.m. CST
You missed one: ***** Coming out with a Simpsons movie now after 300 odd episodes of the cartoon as it's been DONE TO DEATH, is probably the most stupid decisions in the history of cinema. ***** There you go, and also YOUR opinion has been noted and duely ignored.
July 27, 2006, 7:19 a.m. CST
...won't go see it???
July 27, 2006, 7:30 a.m. CST
At best this is a tv movie. Why put it on the big screen? Oh, yeah to squeeze DOH! out of you.
July 27, 2006, 8:34 a.m. CST
Funny stuff. And the most recent season actually had a lot of funny stuff in it too. A handful of episodes were as good as "the prime" seasons. They shuffled in a whole new slew of writers, and it shows. It would be nice if they could ground the movie in a bit more reality, but then again, seasons 3-8 featured, among other things, Homer stopping a monorail with a giant donut, and a baby accidentally shooting a 103 year old man point blank in the chest after he used a giant mirror to block the sun.
July 27, 2006, 8:38 a.m. CST
It LOOKS uninspired. I would expect the animation to have better quality in terms of more detailed movement, interesting cinematography, you know. Just little technical things like that, that would make it more "cinematic" looking. The jkes were alright. Loved the maggie one. Kind of cliched that the town wants to retaliate against Homer YET AGAIN. Oh well. It's too soon to judge this project.
July 27, 2006, 8:46 a.m. CST
That's the funniest thing I've seen in ages! Can't wait for this to come out.
July 27, 2006, 9:04 a.m. CST
by Childe Roland
...but that wasn't it. Granted, it was only about two minutes of unfinished footage, but if that was what they showed to build momentum for this long-overdue concept, I'm not very optimistic about the movie's chances. What they need to do is distinguish this from the umpteen other movies that have been and conitune to be made from 20-plus-year-old TV shows these days. The fact that this show is still on the air and nowhere near as funny as it once was hurts the movie's potential appeal even more. Sad, really. They flew so high only to fall so far. The Simpsons have become the Chevy Chase of animated comedy. South Park is the Dennis Miller. Family Guy was treading dangerously close to becoming the Steve Martin for a while there. American Dad is the Bobcat Goldthwaite.
July 27, 2006, 9:06 a.m. CST
No, the show peaked in 1993, and became unwatchable by 1998. Maybe the "bring back the all the best writers for some sort of last fling gag stew" approach will work, but who knows? P.S. Gut Mr. Teeny, Maggie! Good girl!
July 27, 2006, 9:28 a.m. CST
I agree; if you don't like the show anymore, think it sucks, or you are already hating on the film....then get the F out of this talkback...There is still a huge audience for this movie and i'm sure most of the TB haters will go and see it...oh and I must have a fight to the death between Milhouse and Ralph Wiggam, over the love of Lisa. "I chu-chu choooose you"
July 27, 2006, 9:31 a.m. CST
by I Dunno
in Comic Book Guy's voice. Well done, all.
July 27, 2006, 9:43 a.m. CST
by Borgnine JR
King of the Hill movie!? It's consistently the funniest show on Broadcast TV. I hate to say it but nowadays it even surpasses the Simpsons. And its totally character driven. So do what you will with mike judge's Idiocracy or whatever, just get me some Hank, Peggy,Booby and Dale on the silver screen
July 27, 2006, 9:48 a.m. CST
All im sayin
July 27, 2006, 9:58 a.m. CST
You thought CARS was gonna be crap, too. What do you stupid fucking talkbackers know? The worst, or shall I say "uninspired", episodes of The Simpsons are still better than 90% of the stuff on TV. This movie will rock. See you in hell, haters.
July 27, 2006, 10:08 a.m. CST
That was a fucking fantastic movie... As good as the show, and maybe even better because the lack of censorship let them go all out. The best TV show movies take characters that we've come to love and put them in a epic plot that allows them to shine and go crazy on a large scale. I really think this movie will do just that... I agree that they have too much riding on it to let it be bad.
July 27, 2006, 10:10 a.m. CST
It's obvious that that crowd flythrough is going to be that newfangled 3D- but in 2D flying technique so common in big screen animated movies. So the animation will definitely be a step up from the tv show, just in terms of quality, crispness, sleekness what have you.
July 27, 2006, 10:27 a.m. CST
was that Hibbert calling him a sonofabitch?
July 27, 2006, 10:31 a.m. CST
None of this is any better or different than the mediocre episodes you can see for free every week. Why exactly do they think people will shell out cash for this? Based on that, I'm not even convinced it's worth getting six months later on netflix. I do have to admit, the south park movie was pretty brilliant, the musical numbers in particular gave it way more than the show had...but this stuff shows zero sign of inspiration.
July 27, 2006, 10:44 a.m. CST
by Jar Jar 4 Prez
is the guy who's like "I hope YouTube had permission for that." Cuz, y'know, that's his biggest concern--if YouTube is officially sanctioned to show us those clips. What a fuckin' chump. The Simpsons movie will be great. All haters can suck it.
July 27, 2006, 11:08 a.m. CST
by R.C. the "Wise"
July 27, 2006, 11:15 a.m. CST
by R.C. the "Wise"
July 27, 2006, 11:34 a.m. CST
by The Ender
Suck ass, WHO IS WITH ME
July 27, 2006, 11:45 a.m. CST
Dear lord, thank you for the Simpsons. All 400+. I will pay anything to see this. Amen.
July 27, 2006, 11:47 a.m. CST
for this at the Comic Con because I just had a small inkling that maybe they would have some sort of extended trailer or something. They had most of the classic writers there, who answered everything, and just a handful of the newbies...who had nothing to say(much like some of the new episodes). I was really apprehensive when Al Jean said that they had some footage, but alas I was pleasantly suprised. If you are saying you won't see this in the theatre, you're really not impressing anyone with your cynical nerd mannerisms. It's the Simpsons for god's sake. A Simpson's movie...for all the twenty-something's out there, this is the Mecca of all things holy; something that has been in the back of our heads for years. I will be there front and center opening day and can't wait to laugh with my fellow Simpsons fans.
July 27, 2006, 11:56 a.m. CST
They act like they won't be there opening day. They are so nerdcore!
July 27, 2006, 12:02 p.m. CST
anybody who says they wont see this that is. It'll get my $10.50 by the way shermdog where do you live where a movie costs $6.50? Istanbul? Kuwait?
July 27, 2006, 12:12 p.m. CST
GODDAMN YOU FOX!
I kinda have to agree with the guy that said you can atch the same thing for free on tv twice a day, seven days a week. As I said earlier, if this is going to LOOK like the tv show in terms of animation quality, then I'm just gonna wait to rent it or watch a download. I'd rather save my money for Harry Potter 5 which I think is coming out around the same time. They should have done it like Jim-Hensons style with puppets slightly enhanced by cgi in soundstage replicas of all the Springfield locations. THAT I would pay to go see. I'm glad it's not in 3D, because 3d has become too trendy and the Simpsons are NOT trend followers--and good for them. I would have liked it if there was a specific storyline to the movie. Like maybe it could have been about when they first moved to Sprinfield after maggie was born. It would b funny to watch their first encounters with all the supporting cast and see under what f*cking insane accidental circumstances Homer landed his job at the power plant. But the gag with the dog sled just makes me assume that this is going to be a bunch of irrelevant events all stringed together to make one story as per the episodes.
July 27, 2006, 12:29 p.m. CST
really good points. Would kinda like to Puppets enhanced with CGI of the Simpsons...weird and kinda cool. Also, the plotline about them moving to Springfield... Could be interesting, except they have lived in Springfield forever. I also think that they did an episode that showed how Homer got the power plant job. It was an earlier one, where Homer knocks Marge up in the windmill at the putting course. In other words, I'm looking forward to the simple theatre experience. I grew up on the Simpsons in my home and I sure as hell am not going to miss a chance to see them in the theatre.
July 27, 2006, 12:31 p.m. CST
I'm pretty sure he meant moving to shellbyville.
July 27, 2006, 12:33 p.m. CST
sorry totally missed the context of that
July 27, 2006, 12:37 p.m. CST
ALSO, they should have made the movie while the series was at it's peak. Now, it's SO SO tired and the jokes are lame. They don't know how to write stories for them anymore. It only exists due to merchandise sales.
July 27, 2006, 12:49 p.m. CST
They took down the clips too soon, those bastards! I didn't get to see 'em yet! Anybody save 'em?
No, I meant Springfield. There was an episode once that implied that Homer and Marge moved out and lived somewhere else when Bart was a baby. But then I think they scrapped that idea with later flashback stories about teen Homer and Marge. Anyway, I just would have like it if they could have come up with a more overarching cohesive plot and subplots rather than giving us stan alone mini-events that all connect to eachother. I still want the same awesome jokes and gags; I just don't want the same narrative structure as the episodes have. Afterall, it's a movie. Something's gotta be different. Something gotta give.
July 27, 2006, 1:21 p.m. CST
You guys are trapped in your hey day of simpsons season 3-5. C'mon guys, I love seeing episodes newer than those years and often sigh out loud when a repeat upwards of seasons 3-5 comes on.
July 27, 2006, 1:26 p.m. CST
July 27, 2006, 1:28 p.m. CST
Surely these kind of clips should be posted elsewhere, like some overseas operation. Youtube is only good for videos of retards who think they are funny or clips of content too old to be litigious.
July 27, 2006, 1:34 p.m. CST
For the win ^_^
July 27, 2006, 1:43 p.m. CST
I've been searching the web for the clips, so far the one or two websites that did have it have been issued with legal warnings and the clips have been removed. Its not just youtube. I'm still looking though.
July 27, 2006, 2:29 p.m. CST
The thing is, regardless of the fact that it's quality has gone downhill over the years, The Simpons remains one of those few unique shows where no matter how many times you've seen the episode, and despite the fact that you've been watching the show for 17 years, you can still sit down and enjoy it when there's nothing else on. It's one of those shows where when you're flipping around and can't find a goddamned thing on tv, you hit a channel showing the Simpsons, and 'eureka'. You've finally got something to watch. Even on it's worst episode, Simpsons reruns tend to consistantly be an oasis in a desert of shit programming. So basically take all the people who go to see movies like Cars and Ice Age, then add all the people who don't, but do like watching the Simpsons, and that's your target audience. I'm sure the Simpsons Movie will do quite well at the box office.
July 27, 2006, 4:35 p.m. CST
The simpsons made fox what it is. story. When fox put the simpsons up against the cosby show the writers didnt like the idea. Why? well. The writers actually liked the cosby show. There was a bit a fued. Cosby thought the simpsons was a dumb show and the simpsons writers thought cosby was too conservative. there is a great joke. btw when lisa gets sick amd marge calls Dr hibbert at home, he is having dinner, in his cosby kitchen, wearing his cosby jumper with the cosby wife and kids. Even towards the demise of the Cosby show, they wrote one of the funniest lines about the difference between rap and jazz. My favourite simpsons episode and will remain so is the one where Sideshow bob is out to get bart and the simpson family are witness relocation program. that scene with the rakes. is genius. i love the little jokes on the sign in the old peoples home it says thank you for not discussing the outside world. I adore abe simpson. and diamond joe quimby and that ep with quimby's newphew is genius. The simpsons is a show you have to watch more than once. Like the line when Lisa met JK rowling and she says how does your saga end miss rowling and rowling says he grows up and maries you. Scene with McKellen is hilarious but i still dont understand the blair refrence "i have to meet dutch couple at gate 22". of the newer episodes the one where homer meets his long lost sister is funny. of all the comedic people on the simpsons. the singele best line has to be where burns meets his long lost son larry(the late and truly great Rodney Dangerfield) burns brings larry to this party and this woman comes up to larry and says this is my daugter hortencia and she came out in the spring and larry says uhhhh, put her back in.
July 27, 2006, 4:47 p.m. CST
The simpsons is one of the smartest shows on Tv. Ok so they turned Homer into a jerk(he was always kind of jerk anyway but became sweet natured bumbling fool) and maybe they had one or to many other character-centric eps in the recent past. and maybe the writers have platauxed. The reason this show is still on the air may lie in the fact that when fox put this show on a thursday night, its ratings dived. so the shopw was put oback on sunday where it has been the most highly profitable and higly successful shows fox has ever made. the simpsons has won 22 emmies in 18 years. When this show gets to its 20th anniversary, then the simpsons will take thier final bow. and i wouldnt rule out more films. Then Matt groeing will have enough money to build his own theme park. By then he will be the new walt disney.
July 27, 2006, 4:55 p.m. CST
Or is this a comeback thing like the ninja turtles?
July 27, 2006, 5:32 p.m. CST
Where the hell is the *&%**%* Pirates 3 footage? Supposedly it was spectacular. Someone (because I'm sure someone has it) needs to get off their ass and put that stuff on the web.
July 27, 2006, 5:34 p.m. CST
i'm watching "the listen lady" episode right now and just having my balls explode with joy imagining that the simpsons movie opens in theathers worldwide ONLY ONE YEAR FROM RIGHT NOW!!! this will probably be the last time i will "anticipate" a movie for half or a whole year because this one has been "anticipated" all 17 and a half years of my life. and by the way, saying cars suck is like a big f-u to pixar. nuh uh.
July 27, 2006, 5:37 p.m. CST
The Spanish versions of at least one of the clips is still up.
July 27, 2006, 5:43 p.m. CST
It looks like shit. Everything is so...'off' with new Simpsons. Even if the joke is somewhat humorous, it doesn't register for me cause everything is just a bit 'off'. The animation isn't the same, Dan Castalenetta does Homer's voice slightly different, it's a number of things. And I realize it's crazy to expect everything to remain like it was back in the golden years, but that's the shit I love and none of this new stuff will ever fly for me. It's a shame really, I wish I could be thick enough to 'wooooooo' at Maggie fighting with Krusty's chimp, but that shit just isn't funny to me. Homer alternating whipping arms isn't funny to me. Fuck the Simpsons and fuck a Simpsons movie. I'll catch it on tv eight years from now. What a shame.
July 27, 2006, 5:43 p.m. CST
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July 27, 2006, 6:19 p.m. CST
by darth mortis
including 7% new footage and a time warp back to a time when the simpsons made you laugh because it was funny, and not just because you think you should.
July 27, 2006, 6:20 p.m. CST
http://tinyurl.com/qhqua If it doesn't work I don't know what to say
July 27, 2006, 7:33 p.m. CST
by slappy jones
just checking if its o.k. to like anything because everyone seems to hate everything. thats how you can tell plants from real reviews....a real review would slam a film...only studio employed losers would say they enjoyed something.
July 27, 2006, 7:35 p.m. CST
I hope this movie won't become a sap-filled hugfest like the later episodes have been.
July 27, 2006, 8:18 p.m. CST
It's true that TB's for reviews tend to be negative on AICN but I've found that for the most part, the negative comments aren't unfounded. The TB's are often a better guage then the Tomato Meter in determining the entertainment value of a movie. But if you think about most of the movies coming out of Hollywood, most of them are indeed awful or mediocre at best. If you want to see TBs that are mostly positive, check the Spiderman 3 TBs. And I believe the TB to the release of the trailer for "The Prestige" was pretty positive as well. So it's not that people like to be negative, it's just that most of the stuff tends to invite negative comments. That Simpsons sneak peak was just plain not funny. And even if you thought it was funny you'd have to agree that it's not even close to being on par with the "golden age" of the series.
July 28, 2006, 12:18 a.m. CST
The Spanish links above work fine, FYI, and they're not really in Spanish -- they're in English with Spanish subtitles.
July 28, 2006, 4:28 a.m. CST
those laughs were nervous laughs of why the fuck is this not even remotely funny. Those vids are just plain fucking awful.
July 28, 2006, 5:17 a.m. CST
I think they are hoping this film will give the series a second wind.
July 28, 2006, 7:36 a.m. CST
I think it was a subtle reference to the fact that Blair when he first came into power, would pimp himself out to just about anyone to make himself look good. Everyone remembers his infamous 'Cool Britannia' party at 10 Downing Street where he invited british musicians, artists, comedians and the press to celebrate his victory over the conservatives. Blair is/was very good at that kind of thing. In fact it's kind of an in-joke. I mean name another G8 leader, current or past, who has appeared on the Simpsons?
July 28, 2006, 11:02 a.m. CST
I will grant you amature haters out there that there are plenty of things in this world that deserve the full brunt of your negativity, but in this instance you guys are merely pissing into the wind. The Simpsons are a worldwide phenomenon by this time and there's no way this film won't make a boatload of money domestically and internationally.Judging by the talent that they have amassed for this project, I have no doubt that it's going to be a damn funny movie. Now,If you're expecting this film to cure cancer or bring peace to the Middle East, maybe you need to ratchet your expectations down a few notches. And even if it does turn out to be nothing more than an expanded version of the TV show, It'll still be funnier than the 2 Rugrats films, the Spongebob movie, Beavis & Butthead's movie and quite possibly even the South Park film. So buy a ticket or don't buy a ticket, I don't care,the theatres are going to be packed with or without you. In fact, why don't you stay home so I won't have to listen to you go on about how the show has gone downhill after season three and how it no longer appeals to your obviously superior senses of humor. Yeah, I know it'll be my loss, because I just know that you guys are an absolute riot to be around.
July 28, 2006, 1:01 p.m. CST
How people who dislike the recent Simpsons don't really care about the people who like them, whereas the people who like the current Simpsons get SO INFURUATED by the people who dislike them? It's weird isn't it? It's as simple as this....smart people like the old Simpsons episodes and stupid people like the new ones. Sorry, but it's true.
July 28, 2006, 1:02 p.m. CST
"INFURIATED". Typos or not, my point is still valid and true.
July 28, 2006, 2:47 p.m. CST
Here's an alternative site I found that has the footage still up, check it out: http://tinyurl.com/rljgq
July 28, 2006, 3:43 p.m. CST
by Laser Floyd
What an utterly pointless point you've just made.
July 28, 2006, 5:20 p.m. CST
Isn't that what messageboards are for?
July 28, 2006, 5:36 p.m. CST
by Childe Roland
Most of the negative comments I read concerning the SImpsons address the show's perceived shortcomings. They compare current and recent episodes to episodes the people typing obviously thought were funnier and some even make a pretty convincing case for the objective perception of declining quality on the series. Pro-Simpsons posters can't seem to talk about the show without talking about how stupid anyone is who doesn't think it's genius. Jackie Gleason would call that an ad hominem, hominem, hominem argument. If he weren't dead. Because he would've thought that was funny.
July 30, 2006, 4:02 p.m. CST
having emotional resonance. look at "Maggie Makes Three" (the series high water mark for me, [season 6 btw]). THAT should have been the movie. there are character arcs, multiple intersecting plotlines and an ending that doubles as a joke, and something that gives you a better understanding of homer as a person. if the movie can do THAT it will be a classic. just making me laugh isnt enough for a simpsons movie. if it will be the end of the series, i want it to be a grand send off that treats the characters with respect. i mean, come on, has any other series ever, (this side of star trek) had as deep a mythos to pull from as simpsons?