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the simpsons aren't going anywhere.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by CIPHER_one, May 6, 2002.

  1. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2000 Messages: 2,300 Likes Received: 0
    "The Simpsons" not close to ending, creator says

    By Arthur Spiegelman

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Reports of the imminent demise of Homer Simpson and his beloved but dysfunctional cartoon family are grossly exaggerated, their creator said Wednesday.

    In fact, says cartoonist Matt Groening, television viewers are going to have "The Simpsons" to kick around for years and years to come despite what the headlines of the British press might be saying. "D'oh!" as Homer might exclaim.

    Groening strongly denied a British newspaper report that he was planning to wind up the series shortly because it was getting harder and harder to find funny things to say.

    Cowabunga, dude! That's not the case at all.

    "I was misquoted and misunderstood. I don't want anyone to think I am predicting the demise of the Simpsons. They will live on with new adventures for years to come. As long as there are things to make fun of we will be around," the Los Angeles-based Groening said in a telephone interview with Reuters.

    The London Financial Times kicked off an international fuss when it quoted Groening on Tuesday as saying: "I think we are closer to winding it up ... Although what happens generally if we win the Emmy for best animation show is that that gives us another couple of years to run it into the ground.

    "It becomes increasingly difficult as the years go by to keep on not only surprising the audience, but surprising ourselves."

    Groening said these were comments that he often made before but were taken out of context and misunderstood.

    "I am always asked how much longer can this go on. I just said that given the fact the we just finished our 300th episode, I would guess we are closer to the end of our life than the beginning. At the end of our 100th episode (one of our writers) said we were halfway home. Now we think the show will last, our ratings are better than ever."

    Groening has earned millions for media baron Rupert Murdoch's Fox network since the series featuring Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and baby Maggie first entered the lives of television viewers in 1989. In fact, he predicted that the Simpsons "will continue to make Rupert Murdoch even richer."

    He added that he was not bored or unhappy with the program. "After 300 episodes it is more difficult to remain true to the characters. We are trying to top ourselves after all those great shows and the shows are as good now as they have ever been."

    "TV Guide" magazine recently placed the animated show eighth on its list of the 50 greatest television shows of all time. And it retains its ability to cause upset. When a recent episode depicted Rio de Janeiro as teeming with rats, monkeys and street crime, Brazilian tourist officials were outraged and the show's executive producer was forced to apologize.
  2. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 7,067 Likes Received: 29
    this deserved its own thread, thank you [​IMG]
  3. greedy mars

    greedy mars Guest

  4. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 114
  5. uncle-boy

    uncle-boy Guest

    :D chaaaaaaaaa-hooooooooooooo!!!
  6. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 7,067 Likes Received: 29
    *feels 12ozFad shiver down the spine*
  7. dropone

    dropone Member

    Joined: Jun 19, 2000 Messages: 550 Likes Received: 0
    the only thing I did in the 70's was kill hippies.
  8. blame

    blame Junior Member

    Joined: Dec 2, 2001 Messages: 205 Likes Received: 0
    a big sigh of releif....ahhhhhhhhh

    thankyou cipher
  9. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
  10. uncle-boy

    uncle-boy Guest

    shit bitch, i been yellin the cha-hoo's when you were still rockinn "first"

    hawaiian style suckah.
  11. paradiseXcity

    paradiseXcity New Jack

    Joined: Apr 15, 2001 Messages: 84 Likes Received: 0

    That's a shame...
    that show shouldve been canceled years ago.
    Once the best show on earth (and im a complete simpsons nut..all episodes taped untill about 2 years ago) is now so pathetic to watch, i dont even bother. It's sad to see how bad it's gettin...almost embarassing.

    Now family guy being canceled, that's something people should be pissed about.
  12. HAL

    HAL Guest

    I like the simpsons.
  13. blood as ink

    blood as ink Guest

    yay!!...this just topped my day off and made it even better.
  14. platapie

    platapie Guest

    Re: Simpsons

    ive got to disagree. i find that teh episodes that were mad ein the last 5 years are way better then when ti first started becasue when they first started they tried to have morals and a meanign to every episode. no its just humor.
  15. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 41