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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Homer Alone

This comes from one of my favorite episodes of all time, appropriately names "Homer Alone."
I absolutely love this scene. When Marge is returning from her stress getaway, she holds up a picture of her family in anticipation of seeing them again, and as she pulls it down, the family is situated perfectly behind it, in an uninvitating pose. Pictures don't represent. That's my point. When someone sticks a camera in your face in hopes of obtaining the perfect picture, they are not getting a true picture. These framgrags prove that theory. One thing that really stands out to me in the second picture, is how homer's hair is leaning and the position of his head. You rarely ever see homer's hair change. It means so much to the second frame that these two things be present, because that's the first thing you notice thats changed.

The Movie: Clips!!

I just stumbled my way into two black and white clips from the upcoming movie available Here and Here. I'm not sure if there is an audio problem, or if it is a live reading, but you get the point either way. You can thank I am interested to see how they go about making this. When it comes to 20 minute episodes jumping to 90 minutes, it changes the format quite a bit, but it all depends on the creativity of the writers of how they use that time. For instance, "South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut." I thought it matched their tv format quite well, as it was pretty much just an 80 minute episode. They often have 2 part episodes so it's nothing new to them. On the other end, you have "Stewie: The Untold Story," which fell short of its goal. It just seemed hard for the writers to make that transition into the feature film business. Don't get me wrong, I liked the film, but an 80 minute movie is no place for the non-stop nonsense Family Guy consistently gives us.
The Simpsons have only ventured into the extended episode field once, and when they did it was highly regarded. It is the only two part episode to date, and still seen as one of the best by many fans, partly due to the fact that it was a summer cliffhanger. So in my mind the writers are 1 for 1, and therefore 100% likely to produce a masterpiece. :-)

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Season 18 Preview

Reader Beware!! It seems as though the next "Treehouse of Horror" episode will be the scariest yet. It looks like they will be bringing the old intro back, warning viewers to put children to bed early, and for good reason. Fran Drescher will appear as Gollum, from LOTR. What's scarier than a washed up* "comedian" from Flushing, Queens portraying a 590 year old hobbit with an everlasting thirst for power and corruption? Nothing comes to mind, besides this. We do not know the details of it yet, but we do know that she is the perfect voice actress for the job. Disgusting... The episode is currently scheduled to air on November 5th, 2006, which will be the 3rd of the year, with the first scheduled for September 10th.

*It it necessary to succeed at some point in order to be considered washed up?