The exact moment Simpsons jumped the shark

Post theories. For me, it’s the homosexual steel mill from Season 8.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    for me it was Episode 1 of the first season

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    who shot mr burns

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      mandatory

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What's this from?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          judging by the filename, twitter

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Betting odds at The Mirage Casino in Las Vegas from back then.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Vegas odds on who shot Mr. Burns. According to the DVD commentary someone on usenet not only guessed correctly but had the right line of reasoning, but his email address got disconnected or something and the writers could never congratulate him.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He provided his mother's landline as the contact number but by the time the contest closed he'd gone back to college for the new semester, and his mum didn't pick up the phone if she didn't recognise the number.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Weird things with Simpsons promotional contests.

            Who shot Mr. Burns
            >The winner would be animated on an episode of the show. Due to contest regulations, a winner had to be selected out of a random sample of entries, whether the entries contained correct responses or not. The sample did not contain any correct answers, and so a winner (who had the wrong answer) was chosen at random. However, the winner, Fayla Gibson of Washington D.C., did not watch the show and opted to accept a cash prize in lieu of being animated.

            Real life brand new house modeled after the Simpsons house in Nevada
            >Whoever held the winning game piece (number 9786065) never stepped forward to claim their prize. The back-up plan was to choose at random one of the raffle forms that consumers could also submit via mail. In December 1997, it was announced the form chosen belonged to Barbara Howard, a 63-year-old retired factory worker from Richmond, Kentucky. She lived in an area so rural that Fox’s dispatched limo couldn’t get down the dirt road to her home. The network flew her in—her first time on a plane—with her two daughters and grandson. She gambled a little at the casinos and posed for photos with a ceremonial giant key to her new home. She told the press she was still trying to process her good fortune. That December, with the adrenaline of defying the odds having worn off, Howard came to a decision. She didn’t want the house after all.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >70/1
        Maggie making bros rich out here

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A simpler time. One of the goat cliffhangers with a conclusion nobody saw coming. It's easy to forget how popular 'The Simsons' was at one time.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How can Tito Puente not even be on the list? Outrageous!

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So what was stopping writers of the show going to Vegas and putting it all on Maggie ?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          iirc they made multiple endings so no one but the people in charge truly knew.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          iirc they made multiple endings so no one but the people in charge truly knew.

          An Irish betting firm fricked up and were still taking bets after it had aired in the US but before it aired in Ireland. So people were betting on Maggie, and they had to pay out.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            shit i remember that

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Haha, what a story Mark.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP works hard and plays hard

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Season 1-4 unwatchable garbage too old
    Season 5-7 peak golden age but only 10 or so episodes are good
    Season 8-+ post shark completely unwatchable

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >S1
      Rough but it's a start
      >S2 - S3
      Silver Age
      >S4 - S8
      Golden Age
      >S9
      Cancer Diagnosis
      >S10 - S12
      Hospice
      >S13+
      Death and Zombification

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Agreed, S6 and 7 are the highest rated (S6 would take it if it wasn't for the goddamn clip episode, fricking network)

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What amazes me is if they just quit at Season 10 it would be remembered as one of the greatest shows ever made that started to slip near the end. Instead the conversation is "Remember when it was good?" and "Why the frick won't this show die?".

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        correct.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >>>S4 - S8
        >Golden Age
        I hate people who lump season 8 in as golden age. It's really the start of the fall with some truly bad episodes; the Rodney Dangerfield as Mr Burns son one sticks out in my mind.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >yes I’m missing one (1) son. Return it immediately
          >he spelt ‘Yale’ with a ‘6’
          Frick you, still had great lines

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >He said my motto should be semper fudge then he told me to "relax"

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Goddamnit, i fricked it up a bit

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    literally the Sneed episode. Not meme-ing, I remember seeing it new as a kid and thinking it was noticeably worse and stopped watching regularly.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Truth. The downtrend started in season 8 but there were still more good than bad for a couple years. Tomacco was the last decent episode.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why? This ep was fun.
    The Principal and the Pauper is the go to shark jump ep.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Principal and the Pauper is the go to shark jump ep
      Pretty much all of season 9 is where it really started to slip. Passable but you could tell it was a big step down from previous seasons. Upon rewatch the cracks started to show during season 8.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It hadn't been great for a while before but this episode is just utter shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      When he attacked the mess he made of le grill made me laugh.
      >He's done
      kek

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    S13E17 20:14.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      underrated

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Have no fears, we've got stories for years!

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    there has literally been a gay centric episode every season for about 15 years now, it's weird and very obvious propaganda

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      whats a tv show at this point that isnt though, even fricking bluey has sodomites now

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I am so sick of Homer cross dressing, or when they made grandpa a fricking troon literal homosexual. Family Guy does this shit too much too with Peter Griffin. Can we stop with all the gay shit for a few moments?
      pic very related, when did this god forsaken trend begin?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The gay episode in S8 aged badly
    >creepy homosexual grooming your son... LE GOOD

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Way to miss the entire point of the episode

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        in 1995 it felt like just a message of acceptance, of people who were different. of course we all know better now. total homosexual death within 10 years is my prediction.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only caught it sporadically and didn't really get many new episodes until we got cable, but I remember being really excited for this one after it was hyped as "the special 350th episode" and didn't laugh once. Looking back as I got older there is a quality dip before that but this is the one that I really fricking hate

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I also remember this episode being a big let down.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This was a pretty bad episode and that explanation for why Bart didn't see him was just terrible. It'd be like if who shot Mr. Burns ended with Kodos showing up and saying he dropped a bullet from his spaceship by mistake.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >That man is the real Seymour Skinner!

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maggie was 70 to 1 imagine if you had a Time Machine!

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Simpsons movie

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      stupid sexy flanders

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    any episode that sucks up to a celebrity guest is always terrible, I find

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Elon Musk episode is worse than the Gaga one to me, because unlike him she knows how to properly talk into a mic.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Lizzo episode was one I unfortunately saw the end of recently

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So the real reason why Marge spend the amount of money from her father's will just to save Homer from eveytime he gets drunk, have an accident or get in trouble with the law. Seriously Marge shouldn't keep spending money for Homer all the time because he'll still continued to do some stupid things anyway even if he had found out about her secret. I bet the paramedics only refuse Marge's request to give Homer any pain relief because he wanted her to to pay him which she did, this why Marge can't continued to spend anymore money on Homer because what if she run out of her father's money.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    "the grunge episode"

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    All of season 8 was a shark jump

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >milhouse F
      nah

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I hate his entire family.

        put krusty in S where he belongs

        He has his moments. That's why he's not in F.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      put krusty in S where he belongs

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shit fricking list

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you are gay

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >The scene where Bart gets held down and fricked by the steel millers
    What was their problem

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Groening was in the flight logs.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        frick off baskin roberts will never be a meme you moron spammer

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          stop replying to them, they just like the attention

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    latter half of s13 iirc. after that its completely nu-simpsons

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's gif rel

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The show died for me with the way they treated frank grimes. When a shows' writers have nothing but contempt for their audience, they are bound to not care about their work anymore.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The simpsons getting a tennis court (S12E12) was the point of no return; Homer being whiny, Bart being feminine, the episode just a sad excuse to have celebrity guests (agassi, sampras, and the williams sisters), the plot of building a tennis court in their back yard being completely illogical.... It was just a mess overall and the moment I knew the Simpsons had gone to a place they wouldn't come back from... It ironically comes right after the episode titled "worst episode ever"

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      agreed. this episode aired when i was like 13 and i remember saying to myself man this show isnt the same anymore

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      agreed. this episode aired when i was like 13 and i remember saying to myself man this show isnt the same anymore

      It's also when they switched to digital coloring. I was maybe 12 and knew it looked too clean.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The whole steel industry is gay, anon. And the railroads. And you know what else? Cinemaphile.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it was Season 11 Episode 5

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lisa the Vegetarian
    >Hypocritical message about respecting other people's beliefs by someone who forces his believes onto others
    >Celebrity cameo that worships the ground they stand on
    >Said celebrity cameo forced changes to the status quo because "muh veganism"
    >Lisa at her absolute worst, and still doesn't get punished for it
    >A lisa episode
    It was the beginning of the end for the simpsons and it only became apparent once the Principal and the Pauper aired. Every modern simpsons episode is basically just this episode but less pitiful and more pathetic

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hell no lmao, thats not what happened at all

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >On The Simpsons, McCartney appeared in the episode "Lisa the Vegetarian" as himself, alongside his now deceased wife Linda. McCartney's stipulation for appearing was that Lisa's decision to become a vegetarian would be a permanent character change, to which producer David Mirkin agreed

        From the very wiki itself. Nothing says tolerating beliefs like forcing them onto your show.

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Did Groening take all the talent with him for Futurama? Is that why the Simpsons went straight to shit around that time period?

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sneed

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hadn't watched in years so I turned on a random episode on a stream platform. It was about Homer's dad being a gay. Never did that again.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It was about Homer's dad being a gay
      I believe it. Haven't watched in years but caught a few minutes awhile back and some of the voices seemed really off then I remembered that they replaced all VAs that were voicing colored cartoon characters. Immediately switched the channel.

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bountiful penis, amen

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The one with Kim Basingser, Ron Howard, and the murderer in it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think that was in season 10? I remember watching it when it aired thinking it was hot garbage but at that point the Simpsons built up so much goodwill I still kept watching for a few years after that.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This and the Mel Gibson episode.
      When it started regularly kissing celeb ass, it was over.

  34. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lol Remember that snow day episode where Homer got high on gas and hallucinated himself as a sultan and saw Bart as his harem girl, and actually tried to pretty much rape him in his delirious state?
    Lisa was a camel.

  35. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sneed

  36. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    shout out to l'jarius, troy, lil baby sneed and all those who came before us

  37. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Two episodes stick out in my mind as the definitive "I don't want to watch this show anymore" episodes, the one where Homer gets raped by a panda and the one where Homer becomes a jockey and ends up in goblin land at the end (???) so whichever of those came first.

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