03-21-2012 12:45 PM
I don't even need to watch that whole supercut of all the I&S episodes to guess it was around the time when the cat and mouse duo were doing more topical material, i.e. the steroid hearings or "The King's Speech".
Now, I'm not against them doing parody. They got great mileage out of the guest directors Tarantino and Stone, but there's a time and a place for that kind of gratuitious satire.
Really, it wasn't Poochie that caused it. It wasn't the wildly successful movie, either (or the movie seen in "The Simpsons Movie"). Heck, the theme park was a landmark of fun and frolic.
Nay, I think it's when they started talking. It was fine at first, but once the writers started giving June Bellamy more dialogue, it became less about the massacre of a cat and more about the mastication of a word-bat.
But still, that musical had some great songs in it.
03-21-2012 01:16 PM
They jumped the shark when they tried to go for the "all ages" approach with the loving and sharing Itchy and Scratchy after that lawsuit with the soccermoms. The show's creator really budged and caved in, and that's not the sign of a competant staff. Hell, not even Bonestorm had to go through that much censorship and that threatened people to buy it or they would "go to hell".
03-21-2012 02:45 PM
03-21-2012 10:13 PM
Probably a decade or so ago when the Simpsons jumped it.
03-21-2012 10:21 PM
Sure, yeah, if you want to get meta about it.
I never really got into the Simpsons or Itchy/Scratchy. I always liked Futurama better.
The first few Simpsons were awesome. But that came out like when I was 6 or 7 or something like that. Back then it was all edgy. Now its hilariously boring.
03-21-2012 10:35 PM
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