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Christian
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I have some ideas. Or maybe one idea that could be capitalized on multiple times.
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A few bold new directions...

Cosmic powers, Dark Marge, the death of galactic civilations 'cause solar systems just ain't big enough to matter, whole series to date was a dream from Bob Newhart's 1970 show, Simpsons go to Marine World, Homer invents a super-scientific toilet for Flanders but it accidentally kills him and Homer and family try to reattach Flanders' head to another body, SIMPSONS/FAMILY GUY/FUTURAMA/JIMMY NEUTRON crossover, Groening fired, entire season done as FANTASIA-style classical music vignettes, Mr Burns marries Anna Nicole Smith (voice by Charlie Adler) who is killed by Smithers in a jealous rage, The Simpsons attack Osama Bin Laden with a forklift, the entire series turns out to be the daydream of an autistic boy, WHO SHOT MAGGIE two-part season cliffhanger, Homer becomes a door-to-door salve salesman with his new rabid chihuahua pal, Bart moves to a pineapple under the sea and is spun off into a new series, Lisa's edition of JAZZ SAXOPHONER MONTHLY comes in the mail and it takes the mailman an hour to clean out his bag, and Santa's Little Helper gets a turd lodged crossways. In his throat.

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Christian
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How 'bout Marge Simpson meets Large Marge from Pee Wee's Big Adventure?
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Guest Stars for Season 18: Hilary Duff, Jennifer Nicole Freeman, Ed O'Neill, Queen Latifah, Brandy Norwood, Katey Sagal, Eddie Murphy, Christina Applegate, David Faustino, Robin Williams, and Bill Cosby.

Changes: More morphine for the Cat Lady, please.
Anti-depressent pills for Moe.
Maggie can talk?
Edna and Seymour at a shotgun wedding.

Vacation: "The Simpsons are going to...Arlen? WHY, GOD, WHY?!"

New Feature: A football-playing king in outer space...with a moustache! [Smile]

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quote:
What can The Simpsons do to stay relevant/fresh/entertaining?
Hire Me. [Big Grin]

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Give Homer a mullet and a mustache, then send him on a karmic journey .... no wait... a 3D Anime style...no, no, I've got it .... take it off the air for twenty years, then sell it in the bargain bins at Walmart.
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ApeLad
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Who says they're not relevent, fresh, or entertaining?
I must be one of the few who think they're pretty much on the right track. There have been moments in the past couple seasons that have felt like season 3, which some contend is the best. Last Sunday nights mountain goat flashback was one of the funniest things I have seen on tv in a long time.

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Christian
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quote:
Who says they're not relevant, fresh, or entertaining?
Not I. I asked how they could stay that way.
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Make them superheroes from the distant future who fight crime. [grouse] [Razz]
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Rupert Piston
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yeah, I know I'm in the wrong thread on the wrong cartoon, but...

Have 'em join the Church of Scientology. And read books about (stole this from Repo Man) Diarhetics: The Science of Matter Over Mind.

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Matt Wilson
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I would rather FOX put money into new animated series, ideas, creators. I assume PITCH-O-RAMA was an abortion but they need to keep trying.
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Hilary Duff: Unless it's an unflattering satire on teenyboppers, than maybe. Otherwise, NO WAY!!

Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal,Christina Applegate, David Faustino: I think it would be cool if The Bundys met The Simpsons, or even The Griffins. They were the original dysfunctional family.

Robin Williams: That guest star alone has some potential. As long as it's creative, and not a publicity stunt.

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Robin Williams: That guest star alone has some potential. As long as it's creative, and not a publicity stunt.
Yah! a showdown of the Genie voices! [Wink]
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OFFBEAT
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Have the Simpsons travel the world for a season.

The Simpsons are chosen for a reality show. Have celebrities live with them. Flava Flav comes to mind.

Homer Simpsons: The teen years.

Actually.. I dunno if they need gimmics.. there's still so much in life they can pick from.

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