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Lisa is the best character on simpsons by Patton Oswald - Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:21:07 EST ID:Ou7umoNN No.388074 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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She's compassionate
She's ernest
She's attractive
She is intelligent
She actively seeks to improve herself
Sure she's a liberal hipster but i can relate to that personally.
Harold Lloyd - Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:19:54 EST ID:OxkMjyV3 No.388077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
She's annoying as FUCK
Kristen Johnston - Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:46:13 EST ID:MnkWQg3s No.388078 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I guess that depends on what you mean by "best". If you're talking ethics, sure she's obviously the moral center of the family. Frankly though, I liked Lisa a lot more before Flanderization rendered her a shallow caricature of her former self. She used to be written with a lot more nuance and sarcasm. She was always opinionated, moral, and intelligent sure, but she was also still clearly a flawed, dysfunctional Simpson who fit into the family's culture. Seems like over time though she just kind of evolved into a generic obnoxious, know-it-all liberal stereotype who might as well have been from a different family because that's how successive generations of writers (mis)interpreted her character (see also: Brian Griffin).

>she's attractive
Pedo detected. Loli waifu thread imminent. Abandoned thread.
Ricky Gervais - Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:03:29 EST ID:1/Xi6epI No.388081 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I can't wait until we have a lisa simpson fleshlight with an optional lisa simpson doll that it can be housed in for realistic fantasy roleplay.
Patton Oswald - Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:18:28 EST ID:Ou7umoNN No.388085 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You could argue every character on the Simpson's has been fladerized. It happens to EVERY character when a show outlives its welcome.
And I was just thinking of Brian too, but that just brings me back to what I was saying, all characters get fladerized once the creative element of a show runs dry. Thank you for your well thought out post.
Rose McGowan - Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:29:46 EST ID:KfsRhk7F No.388086 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I feel ya, but lisa seems like she got the worst of it. everybody complains about jerkass homer and fundie flanders to the point where it's cliche, but at least they somewhat resemble their previous existence. with lisa she's just some smug shallow idiot who gets swept up by whatever fad or celebrity shows up in the episode she doesn't even resemble the character she used to be most of the time. Granted I don't exactly watch the show anymore but the few new ones I catch all follow that pattern. really all the pop culture and celebrity worship the show is known for now seems wrong compared to what it used to be, it's so commercial and sterile. even season 1 has more bite. it's no huge tragedy though, 8 seasons of gold a few good ones in 9-12 or so is a damn fine accomplishment, and there's tons of other shit to watch that isn't shit.
SeVeNaD !v/GMq0JQd2 - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:23:10 EST ID:9oEZ/5GN No.388088 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Buck Plankchest - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:59:42 EST ID:4Ee6w4la No.388092 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah dude i haven't watched Simpson's since like 2007
Gul Dukat - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 01:04:06 EST ID:Ph/J7MiA No.388093 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The best quality of the best era of The Simpsons was that they had an emotional grounding to the cartoony comedy, plots had weight because even if they were about wacky bullshit and would return to the status quo at the end of the episode they were about characters we could identify with as actual people, and had an emotional depth that made their interactions meaningful. You didn't just laugh at homer, you felt for him and laughed with him, and you understood why Marge didn't leave him and his children loved him.
Lisa was the most effective use of this, and the early Lisa centric episodes are probably the best looking back on it.

This episode was a fox cartoon aired in 1990 that dealt with unexplainable, crippling depression in a deeper and more meaningful way than most television would be able to today.
Count Orlok - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 01:21:52 EST ID:gU6i/lom No.388094 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah I agree, Lisa got the worst of it.
Kristen Johnston - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 01:22:34 EST ID:MnkWQg3s No.388095 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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It kind of bums me out that Lisa-centric episodes went from some of the series best, to unwatchable.
Garrus Vakarian - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 01:26:41 EST ID:T3U/L591 No.388097 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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That's what I mean!! I love old Simpson's. During my first acid trip we watched some and this sight gag cracked us up for a good minute
Robert Neville - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 01:58:45 EST ID:TFZY+26J No.388098 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yea I just started the first season and it's killin me. I really like how liberal they are with the head on shots of characters faces. Also how expressive the animation is. The first moes tavern prank call had me laughing so fucking hard. His reaction, Bart's reaction, the animation was smooth and their faces rubbery and expressive, it was hilarious. I suddenly realized hoe horrible the show became. My gut tells me it was somewhere around the 6th or 9th season.
Rose McGowan - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 02:24:06 EST ID:KfsRhk7F No.388099 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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6-8 was when a lot of the original 30 writers left iirc. I think one other two main guys that wasn't matt groening left too in that time period.

and yeah the animation really took a hit. Looking back at that sequence where homer is hallucinating from the insanity pepper it's incredibly impressive, not just by simpsons standards but animation in general. Apparently a single guy animated that entire part of the episode, it really shows in how visually cohesive it is. It makes me wonder what a traditionally animated simpsons movie could have been back then.
Rickon Stark - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 03:27:00 EST ID:hsWPD+dx No.388103 Ignore Report Quick Reply

The original writers left after season 2-3?. conan obrien etc was in the second round of writers that came in (even though conan was only there for like a season and a half?)

yeah totally agree, once they moved to digital animation it just felt so... i dunno lifeless i know that sounds like one of those music people going "maaaan you can hear like the warmth maaan" but the animation definitely lost its edge on the move to digital.

But OP, i totally agree, lisa episodes are some of my favourite episodes, except the one where they did harry potter rip off, if i have to see that episode one more time im going to flip.
Also Maggie is pretty fucking cool in the episodes where she is central.
Leeloo - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:57:25 EST ID:WmiPsmyf No.388127 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nice dubs bro haha
Eddard Stark - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:41:40 EST ID:oa2mmJAW No.388128 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>thread about the best simpsons character
>best simpsons character pictured in OP
>thread is not about him
Dexter Morgan - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:04:19 EST ID:Z/KtTrlM No.388135 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But she's not funny

Moe, Wiggum and Krusty were all better characters.
Mel Brooks - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:46:00 EST ID:MnkWQg3s No.388146 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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God, the digital animation is so bad.
Lalla Ward - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:02:47 EST ID:TFZY+26J No.388147 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They're like fucking robots.
"Hello viewer, I am Marge Unit, this is Maggy Unit, please begin enjoyment."
The Comedian - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:30:57 EST ID:WJNDTeU6 No.388151 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I read that in Homer's voice for some reason.
Harry Sullivan - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:50:35 EST ID:wE/wmWJc No.388158 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Fuck Lisa. nb
Ed Tom Bell - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:39:22 EST ID:XoFgZmq9 No.388161 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Agreed. I may not be in the majority but I liked the early Klasky-Csupo animation the best. The crudeness gave it charm. Sometimes a color mistake would pop up or someone's mouth wouldn't move with the rest of their head but it was a lot more expressive.
Janitor - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:37:46 EST ID:Z/KtTrlM No.388165 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I haven't watched this show regularly since season 14. A few episodes here and there but probably only 20% of what has aired.

ngl I'd probably still watch it if the animation looked like what it used to. I fucking hate it now and how clean everything looks.
Flash Gordon - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:49:32 EST ID:4KxDPkvC No.388167 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Apparently bizzel has no problem with this creepy pedo shit on a SFW board
Sergio Martino - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:01:50 EST ID:Fkk7XCmF No.388168 Ignore Report Quick Reply
stfu virtue signaling white knight snowflake. Pretty sure she's an adult in that pic anyway. That shitty r34 artist always ages up his chars because he's a pussy like you.
Flash Gordon - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:17:11 EST ID:4KxDPkvC No.388169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>That shitty r34 artist always ages up his chars because he's a pussy like you.
Thank god we have our resident cp fan to clear this up.
The Monarch - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:04:09 EST ID:wxv6rtB5 No.388176 Ignore Report Quick Reply
shut up
Tom Peters - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:43:52 EST ID:Vna6N7+a No.388190 Ignore Report Quick Reply

This dude does a really good breakdown of how going off-model really improved the animation and humor of so many of the scenes in a classic episode.
Adam DeMamp - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:05:52 EST ID:KcCtcMMx No.388194 Ignore Report Quick Reply
buy a fucking banner, Sam
Bryan Fuller - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:06:19 EST ID:qe0mAcbD No.388228 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Thanks for posting this. Good read.
Joy Peters - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:48:05 EST ID:kIH2PQ// No.388235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I fail to see the issue with a severely cropped porn image of a cartoon character in the same vein as this one. "Underage" character or not.
Tara Maclay - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:17:57 EST ID:bV6mrT+1 No.388238 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Out of context, that image could have been any number of benign things, Lisa catching dripping ice cream, a thirsty Lisa savoring the last drops of milk, a tired Lisa emptying out the last of a yogurt container.
Your image is clearly marge tied up and getting fucked in the ass
Iceman - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:40:37 EST ID:s3F7a5gV No.388241 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Haha i would like to see that episode....
Afro Samurai - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:46:08 EST ID:IGClfu5B No.388252 Ignore Report Quick Reply
damn horsecocks got some VOLUME
Danny Boyle - Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:38:44 EST ID:bV6mrT+1 No.388265 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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It's a show made for children so it must be milk or carbonated water or something.
Any sexual interpretation you apply exists only in your head and goes against the context of the show.

Like pic related, I'm sure.
Afro Samurai - Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:12:21 EST ID:IGClfu5B No.388292 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm well aware, Anon. It was a jest anon.
Pete Hogwallop - Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:34:28 EST ID:/FrAEn3r No.388307 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Homer is obviously the best, hes a writers dream. He can do and has done/said everything to date. RIP Sam Simon.
Enola - Sat, 16 Sep 2017 21:38:20 EST ID:XgsH7nii No.388335 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Have the Simpsons characters aged at all in their 29 seasons? It's so odd how their character develops at a glacial rate.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:45:09 EST ID:J2nxIdks No.388352 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Most animated shows have a floating timeline but I know Bart and Lisa had episodes where they turned 10 and 8 respectively.

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