The Big Picture: Ninetiestalgia Stinks

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Ninetiestalgia Stinks

Our critic explains how The Critic was a litmus test for a decade.

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MovieBob

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Yeah I used to watch it when I was a kid with my dad. We just really loved Jon Lovitz and the show turned out to be really smart. Sort of an anti-comedy. I'm sad no one here will remember it but me. Oldest viewer win. Lol you just reminded me of the time he can't understand her. I said maah priiide.."Your prode?" "Mahh priiide". Being from kentucky I thought that was hilarious. I never got the Ted turner reference until you mentioned it. I was too young for that stuff. yeah I've got the DVD set. Yes I'm also in the camp that thought the simpsons lost a lot of gas after those guys left. I miss the tongue in cheek jokes you gotta think about or rewind to get. Simspons just got so blatant with every joke these days they just scream the punch line at you like Adele's singing.
 

synobal

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Dude drop the 90s we get it you hate it and wish you hadn't been born then.
 

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Bad=Good oh so he wants him to use the game informer review scale. :rimshot:

I remember how my mom would never let me me see this show since I like 10 at the time.
 

Korten12

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synobal said:
Dude drop the 90s we get it you hate it and wish you hadn't been born then.
Uhh.... What? This episode wasn't even about how the 90's sucked. Did you even watch it?
 

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Makes me want to watch the Simpson's Cross over episode. What was that called again?
 

Eric the Orange

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synobal said:
Korten12 said:
synobal said:
Dude drop the 90s we get it you hate it and wish you hadn't been born then.
Uhh.... What? This episode wasn't even about how the 90's sucked. Did you even watch it?

No I came here first to complain about this 90s month stuff. I'm not feeling it.
So what your saying is that you commented on this episode without watching it. Or at least made a comment that's not specifically about this episode...

You may not know this but that's against the rules of conduct.
 

MovieBob

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This show got a worse deal than a football to groin!
Well once Seth McFarland finishes with the Flintstones reboot... -_^
 

synobal

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Eric the Orange said:
synobal said:
Korten12 said:
synobal said:
Dude drop the 90s we get it you hate it and wish you hadn't been born then.
Uhh.... What? This episode wasn't even about how the 90's sucked. Did you even watch it?

No I came here first to complain about this 90s month stuff. I'm not feeling it.
So what your saying is that you commented on this episode without watching it. Or at least made a comment that's not specifically about this episode...

You may not know this but that's against the rules of conduct.
Then I'll get a warning for it, don't rules Nazi especially when you consider that you're just adding to any possible derailment of this thread by continuing the discussion.

I still stand by my comment though I don't like this 90s month stuff, it's just not interesting. I wish he'd get back to ya know movie stuff.
 

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Gorfias said:
Makes me want to watch the Simpson's Cross over episode. What was that called again?
"A Star is Bourns"
Also famous for giving birth to the term "Boo-urns!"
 

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Gorfias said:
Makes me want to watch the Simpson's Cross over episode. What was that called again?
"A Star is Burns". He mentioned it in the video.

And I loved The Critic. Kinda sad it didn't last as long as it could've.
 

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This was a great show. My favourite bits were the United Nations school Jay's son attended. The student body included stone-headed Easter Islanders and Klingons.
 

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Yes, yes to Everything Bob just said. Things I still say from 'the critic'

"buy my book! buy my book!"
"You can't lock a raptor in a closet! It's too Smart!"
and
"Pigeons sure seem to like the sound of my voi... (*gagging sounds*)"

and "this is a duke-tastrophe!"
 

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Wasn't the critic on Comedy Central for a while too? Maybe it was just reruns.

One of my favorite lines from the series comes from the Atom Films shorts,

"Jay, would you come in here? There's something I want to share with you."
"I hope it's sex... or candy!"
 

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"It stinks! It stinks! It stinks!"

"Yes Mr. Sherman, everything stinks."

I'm also a Simpsons fan who considers The Critic crossover episode to be hilarious, despite Matt's disowning of it. Compared to what he's let the Simpsons become nowadays, I'm surprised he had so much artistic pride back in the day.

(And yes, I'm aware that the above quote is from a different Simpsons episode)
 

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Funnily enough I tracked down the show after seeing you use the same macro of the guy I recognised from that one Simpson's episode and watched both seasons in a weekend. Season 1 was great, season 2 was pretty good. Kind of wished you'd done this before I'd PI'd it, could've saved me 5 minutes of googling!
 

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excellent work bob but you did miss one of the best cutaways in the whole series http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laT8L60LkbI


This series always needs more recognition it's still relevant and cheers for shining a light onto it
 

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During a Siskel remembrance piece, Ebert linked this montage of them on the show. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHfMpq7H9qQ]