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    Animation Domination: The Simpsons - "Don't Fear the Roofer" (Spoilers)

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    Winding down to the season finale (next week), FOX is just gonna run back to back Simpsons premieres. Don't know why. They'd get more mileage airing a premiere followed by a rerun, but I don't make the decisions here.

    TONIGHT'S EPISODE (1 of 2):

    Homer befriends a roofer (voiced by Ray Romano) whom Marge thinks is imaginary.


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    - The same goes for senseless bashing. Negative opinions are perfectly fine (I relish in them) but if you think you can just walk into a thread and say "Why does anyone watch the Simpsons it's gay and those people are gay" (you'd probably get severely warned for this) then you can forget it. Spare it for one of the millions of "What do you think of The Simpsons" threads that have been posted here long before you registered, and long after you leave this site. And long after this site crumbles to the ground. Robots will generate discussion when mankind falls.

    - I am probably not going to talk in these talkbacks. Noone wants to hear my opinion. So I'll just say this now: Family Guy is funny right off the bat, I hear American Dad takes a few episodes to get off the ground, and The Simpsons................................ yeah, par for the course. I know better than to discuss THAT again.

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    Didn't like the first act. Frink's Bill Cosby explanation didn't make me laugh, some other fall-flat jokes were there (Bart WANTING to go to college?), yeah...

    Act 2 made me laugh in some parts. The angry-Marge painting on the side, the cellphone ad joke, and Homer falling off the roof, I found funny.

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    Ha ha, this was a great episode.

    One of the best ones in years.

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    Solid first act. The leaky roof antics played out better than I expected. But that's more of a "not bad" thing than a positive good. "HOMER + BEER = PRESIDENT", however... Magnifique!

    I'm not sure how I feel about Santa's Little Helper getting senior citizen-ized (or Lisa), seemed a little weird. But the punchline with the old guys talking was funny. "We've had that dog for as long as I can remember." "What dog?" "Who the hell are you?" "I wish I knew..."
    Also funny was Homer dancing on the roof and then falling off.
    The plot seems to be holding up pretty well so far.

    "Whoa, my subconscious is a genius!"
    Well... at the end I'd say the whole was less than the sum of its parts. The plot didn't really get lost, there were good gags, no really bad gags... yet something was definitely missing.
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    Didn't like the beginning, too mean-sprited. But then the middle and end worked well enough. Ray's guest character actually worked well. Despite not watching his show, he's a likeable guy.

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    That Stephen Hawking explanation at the end owned.

    A suprisingly good episode, but I think we may be let down by the next one: Bart has a heart attack? Seriously.

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    The overall episode was average, but there were some really funny moments like the old Jewish guy and Grandpa's memory loss bit.

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    Average episode. Enjoyed the Hot Wheels track gag, though.

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    Stephen Hawking made that explanation so factual. If it is fact, I'll be really frightened!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Wilson
    Here are the rules for Animation Domination talkbacks:

    - NO POLITICAL TALK. You can discuss the events in the episode, but the first sign of a debate over political issues will likely be targetted by the mods and dealt with. I'm not changing this rule. DEAL WITH IT.

    - The same goes for senseless bashing. Negative opinions are perfectly fine (I relish in them) but if you think you can just walk into a thread and say "Why does anyone watch the Simpsons it's gay and those people are gay" (you'd probably get severely warned for this) then you can forget it. Spare it for one of the millions of "What do you think of The Simpsons" threads that have been posted here long before you registered, and long after you leave this site. And long after this site crumbles to the ground. Robots will generate discussion when mankind falls.

    - I am probably not going to talk in these talkbacks. Noone wants to hear my opinion. So I'll just say this now: Family Guy is funny right off the bat, I hear American Dad takes a few episodes to get off the ground, and The Simpsons................................ yeah, par for the course. I know better than to discuss THAT again.
    This is why I hardly come here anymore.

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