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Heads up: Simpsons in London tonight

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Nobber22, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. Nobber22

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    We are finally going to get to see the Simpsons in Britain tonight:

    Friday 09, 20:00, Sky One

    The Regina Monologues: Cult animated series. The Simpsons take a holiday in London, where Homer becomes confused by Prime Minister Tony Blair and then crashes into the Queen's horse-drawn carriage while attempting to navigate a roundabout. With the guest voices of Tony Blair, JK Rowling, Ian McKellen and Frasier's Jane Leeves.
     
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    Perhaps it'll keep Tony Blair in office and increase his popularity...

    I've been waiting for this episode since I heard about it last november/december time.

    Will look forward to it :D.
     
  3. Nobber22

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    Me too. I read recently that the Queen was approached to take part in the episode as herself, but she declined. The writer suggested it may have been a lost oppertunity: we all know how hard the Queen has been trying to "get in touch with the commoners" lately. :D

    Tonight her voice will instead be played by an actor.
     
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    That's unfortunate. My opinion of her would have actually improved were she to partake in the episode - especially if her involvement was funny :laugh:.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the Simpsons and have already managed to see this episode but I wasn't overly impressed. It was very stereotypical and slightly insulting. I think the Guardian newspaper sum it up well; there's no such thing as a bad episode of the Simpsons but this isn't their finest hour.
     
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    Homer locked up in the Tower of London, "Marge, whatever you do don't buy any video tapes here because they won't play in our VCR back home!!!" :rotfl: :laugh:
     
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    Sky still cut the into of this much anticipated episode.
     
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    I thought it was pretty good - and I certainly din't find it insulting. I don't see how people can be surprised that it was "stereotypical", I mean EVERYTHING in the Simpsons is Steretypical - that's the point!
    I thought they were quite generous to us actually. I found it quite reverential - the way they treat the French/Germans/Canadians is really insulting! "And that Monkey problem in Brazil isn't getting any better!" :rotfl:

    I disagree with the Guardian Quote though - there are plenty of bad Simpsons episodes, most of which were made in the last four years... This epsidoe was much better than most recent ones anyway.
     
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    It was supposed to be stereotypical. The writers discussed this recently and they were attempting to poke fun at the way Americans see Britain & British culture.

    As a whole the episode wasn't that brilliant, but I guess is memorable for its contents.
     
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    Obviously. You have to wonder how anybody could not figure this out after the "establishing shot" of a dozen or so Mary Poppinses all flying around the Houses Of Parliament.

    I loved Homer's line "We saved your asses in Vietnam!" :smashin:
     
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    Yeah, and "Our Beatles are better than your Rolling Stones!" :rotfl:
     

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