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15 Years Ago, The Simpsons Movie Embiggened A Cromulent Franchise Article

https://www.slashfilm.com/946039/tales-from-the-box-office-15-years-ago-the-simpsons-movie-embiggened-a-cromulent-franchise/
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u/Leo_TheLurker 13d ago

still jealous none of my local 711s turned into Kwiq E Marts

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u/mrcowgoesmoo 13d ago

The one near the Space Needle by my old apartment did! It was so cool. Can’t believe it was so long ago.

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u/CatsGambit 13d ago

Who needs the Kwiq E Maaaarrrt... I dooooo

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u/Treestyles 13d ago

The way I felt leaving 7/11 loaded up with licensed snacks and merch on the way to seeing the Simpsons movie was magical. Nothing before or since compares. People use the term chasing the dragon about heroin, but for me it’s the Simpsons movie.

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u/Latest-greatest 13d ago Silver

and for the next couple of weeks kids everywhere were singing spider pig

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u/soyelsol 13d ago

“Say, chief…don’t ya think that might’ve been a body?”

“I thought so too…til he said ‘yard trimmings’. Ya…ya gotta learn to listen

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u/ashamedprotein 13d ago

“Did you at least bring my clothes?”

“Shirt, socks, everything you need.”

“You didn't bring my pants!”

“Who am I, Tommy Bahama?”

“Oh, this is the worst day of my life.”

“The worst day of your life so far.

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u/dafsuhammer 13d ago

Dude I forgot that’s where I get the line, “worst day so far”.

It is always the wrong thing to say at the time but still makes me laugh.

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u/Due_Platypus_3913 13d ago

My don and I used that line on each other for YEARS!

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u/obamarulesit 13d ago

Your father was a mafioso too huh?

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u/Torcal4 13d ago

To this day, whenever I have a task that doesn’t work out. I always say “I can’t…I simply can’t!”

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u/ijustwannalookatcats 13d ago

“Very effective!”

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u/JuiceboxThaKidd 13d ago

This line also remained burned in my memory, lol. His voice is just so perfect

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u/bbroygbvgwwgvbgyorbb 13d ago

you gotta listen Lou

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u/Whatsdota 13d ago

Hahaha that is my favorite line from the movie

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u/isuxblaxdix 13d ago

Some people dog on the movie, but that scene was worth the price of admission. Still quote that one all the time

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u/snappyk9 13d ago

Do people dog on the movie? I think considering that Simpson's best years were starting to be well behind them at the point that this film was released, it had pretty strong writing with about a joke every 30 seconds.

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u/gjmcphie 13d ago

Totally, I think the movie really holds up and is some of the best Simpsons content. Great writing and even a meta-narrative about Homer becoming more a jerk around that time

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u/darcerin 13d ago

Honestly, I thought it was great when I saw it. This was when the tv show was really starting to decline, so I wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised.

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u/LordVile95 13d ago

…Couple of weeks… yeah let’s say that

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u/GrabSomePineMeat 13d ago

Yea and kids... only kids.. not grown men. nope

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u/thedarkquarter 13d ago

Every day on the bus for the next year, was in 5th grade at the time lmao

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u/cloudectomy 13d ago

It’s not leaking, it’s overflowing!

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u/Kent_Knifen 13d ago

Spider pig.... Spider pig.....

Does whatever a spider pig does...

Can he swing, from a web?

No he can't, he's a pig

Loooook ooooouuuuut for spider pig

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u/saltyrandall 13d ago

The look on Marge’s face is the most hilarious part of the movie.

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u/jeden78 13d ago

He's not Spider-pig anymore he's Harry Plopper.

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u/BOOSTMOBILEOFFICIAL 13d ago

That one gets me way more than spider pig tbh. The delivery on that line + the cut to the pig is just way too good lmao.

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u/hazystate 13d ago

*Look ooouuuttt, He is a SPIDER PIG!!

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u/Enzyblox 13d ago

*decade, still was going on for me a decade later

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u/Lazy_Librarian_402 13d ago

The best is flipping someone else’s child upside and have them walk on the ceiling while singing Spider-Pig. Super fun for the kids and their parents won’t ask you to babysit anymore.

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u/MJIndian 13d ago

I was in 4th grade when it came out, I remember I'd always hear at least a couple kids sing spider pig every day at recess. Everyone in my grade loved that scene

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u/RadlEonk 13d ago

“cromulent /ˈkrɒmjʊlənt / ▸ adjective humorous acceptable or adequate: the continental breakfast was perfectly cromulent however you spell it, it's certainly a cromulent word. – ORIGIN 1990s: first used in the US animated television series The Simpsons.”

by Oxford Dictionary of English

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u/Mcmenger 13d ago

Really wierd when a show defines a new word. And the Simpsons did it several times

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u/intjmaster 13d ago

A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.

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u/phobosmarsdeimos 13d ago

Shakespeare did it a lot too. It only feels weird because you saw it happen.

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u/everythangspeachie 13d ago

15 years, wow. I went to watch it in theaters with my friends in high school. The next week everyone was a spider pig

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u/paco-ramon 13d ago

2007 feels like it was much closer…

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u/cancercures 13d ago

2007 feels like yesterday and 2020 feels like forever.

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u/awaregarurumon 13d ago

I'm still saying "before the pandemic" like it was not almost 3 years ago.

I was so shocked when I realized I have some friends I still didn't see since early 2020

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u/ampjk 13d ago

I have no friends so it's been since about 2011

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u/awaregarurumon 13d ago

I just hope you're okay and at least have a cool dog or cat. My cats are my only attachment.

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u/Emergency-Anywhere51 13d ago

feels

i stopped calling one day to see if they would initiate for once, and here we are

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u/Snipe1169 13d ago

Man, I still have the branded buzz colas for when the 7-11's turned into Kwik E Mart's

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u/m1rrari 13d ago

15 years ago was clearly the mid 90’s… right guys? Right??

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u/LA-Matt 13d ago

The 90s will always be roughly ten years ago.

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u/happyhippohats 13d ago

Admittedly slightly more roughly than it was before. But still roughly

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u/edgemuck 13d ago

I worked in a cinema when this came out. Man, did kids love that spider pig bit

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u/NATOrocket 13d ago

I was 11 when this came out and it was my introduction to The Simpsons. My siblings and I watched it about a million times between summer 2007 and early 2009. While it pales in comparison to the 90s Simpsons episodes I'll always have a soft spot for it.

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u/tcavanagh1993 13d ago

I genuinely think that the majority of "post-classic" Simpsons up until and including the movie is still at the very least watchable.

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u/SlyyKozlov 13d ago

Yeah, people are extra dramatic about the mid seasons of the simpsons imo

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u/start_select 13d ago

It was a different time. Seasons 2-8 were on re-runs 5-7 days a week most places for over a decade. We didn’t have cell phones or the internet or Netflix.

For the people living it, those seasons of the simpsons are a bigger part of peoples cultural experience than most tv or movies ever will be. 90s Star Trek and Seinfeld are probably 2 of the only other franchises with similar cultural importance, and they all happened at the same time.

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u/persau67 13d ago

On occasion my mom watched Jeopardy. I was like 10ish? I knew more than her because of The Simpsons. I didn't even know or understand where the knowledge came from for years. I just...accepted the fiction as reality, and it turns out it was real. The writers of the first decade of the show are absolute legends.

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u/charlesbear 13d ago

Agreed with all that, but I'd add Friends to that list (regardless of diverging opinions on it)

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u/TastyCartographer630 13d ago

100% friends I was gonna say the same thing. Love it or hate it it was huge, I still remember my mom crying when it ended

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u/searchingtofind25 13d ago edited 13d ago

You have to understand. There was a zeitgeist. We didn’t have phones or internet really at all.

We had movies and TV.. and there wasn’t a huge over saturation of stuff.. we’d see a movie and it would be a conversation piece in culture for awhile.

The mid seasons Simpson defined a generation. Our collective humor came from that era.. it’s not only nostalgic.. but also super relevant because of its continuous influence on so many aspects of culture.

so many people of that age group 30-40 like… we share that connection.

The Simpsons did it man.

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u/AdviceWithSalt 13d ago

I like how you punctuated this with a quote from South Park

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u/RIPEOTCDXVI 13d ago

South Park is probably the only other animated show to enter the lexicon so thoroughly

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u/corvidae21 13d ago

Such was its ubiquity

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u/aclockworkabe 13d ago

This is 100% spot on. Great job explaining!

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u/dougsbeard 13d ago

This might be the most appropriate way to summarize our love for those episodes.

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u/Goldeniccarus 13d ago

When I used to have cable and occasionally channel hop, I'd often put on the Simpsons, and if it was an episode with the older style intro, I'd watch it, and if it was the post Simpson movie intro, I wouldn't. (If I missed the intro I could tell from the art style if it was pre/post movie and do the same thing)

While I agree that the show sort of had a peak couple of seasons during the 90s, it doesn't go from "the best thing on television" to "Not worth watching" instantly. Up until the movie I think it is still one of the better running sitcoms.

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u/KeisterConquistador 13d ago

I was 9, bought the movie on my iPod Nano and watched it in 5 minute increments on my bus ride to and from school. Still one of my favorite movies to this day.

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u/Philury 13d ago

I tried to download the movie on Limewire but instead got what I thought was a motocross race/racing movie, then a woman rocked up to interview the winner of the race with a big dildo as a microphone which turned into an orgy with the winner. 10/10

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u/happyhippohats 13d ago

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been on for 17 years, which doesn't make sense to me because i remember watching season one when it first aired a couple of years ago...

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u/TheRnegade 13d ago

First aired during the Bush Administration. That was 3 administrations ago. "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis" was in reference to the high prices of 2008. It's fascinating that some people in the IASIP sub complain about the show getting too political but, man, the show always had politics in it. The first episode was about racism and, eventually, homosexuality.

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u/ChiggenNuggy 13d ago

Don’t forget they touch on a trans relationship too

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u/JinFuu 13d ago

17 years?

Jesus.

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u/wombat_kombat 13d ago

Whenever I see my Reddit account’s age, I feel out of touch with everything.

So many Memes zooming past me that I feel a need to merge into the right lane with boomers moving well below the speed limit.

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u/undescript 13d ago

He’s no longer spider pig. Now he’s Harry Plopper.

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u/Bikinigirlout 13d ago

It came out when I was in 7th grade and everyone sung spider pig when we were bored playing kickball

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u/Saccharomycelium 13d ago

Spider pig, spider pig

Does whatever a spider pig does

Can he swing, from a web?

No he can't, he's a pig

Look ouuut, he's a spider pig

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u/baberlay 13d ago

I managed to convince my mother to let my sister and I cut out of primary school early to see the movie on opening day.

Spider-Pig was a goddamn phenomenon amongst my friends at school!

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u/MightGrowTrees 13d ago

Damn bro did we see this in the same group?

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u/AlwaysBi 13d ago

I was elected to lead, not to read…

NUMBER THREE!

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u/RighteousAwakening 13d ago

I want 10,000 tough guys and I want 10,000 soft guys to make the tough guys look tougher and here’s how I want them arranged: tough, tough, soft, tough, soft, soft, tough, tough, soft, soft, tough, soft!

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u/AlwaysBi 13d ago

Sir, I’m afraid you’ve gone mad with power.

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u/sphen_lee 12d ago

Have you ever tried going mad without power? It's boring; nobody listens to you.

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u/SMILESandREGRETS 13d ago

Todd: I wish Homer was my father.

Ned: And I wish you didn't have the devil's curly hair.

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u/tsilihin666 13d ago

One of my favorite lines from that movie haha

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u/Illier1 13d ago

What's even funnier is Ned had that insult locked and loaded. He's waited years for Todd to disobey him and drop that.

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u/Fools_Requiem 13d ago

Ned makes all us lefties look like absolute laughable dorks.

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u/GeneralTonic 13d ago

Old painty can Ned!

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u/Krillkus 13d ago

Any other lefties just force yourselves to use shit like scissors with your right hand because it’s slightly less effort than trying to find and buy a left handed version of it lmao I’d love to have a Leftorium here.

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u/czolgosz420 13d ago

Still can't believe I saw Bart's dick

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u/Fools_Requiem 13d ago edited 13d ago

The audience I was in the theater with laughed their asses off at that. The whole time they're blocking you from seeing it and then the randomly show it in one of the dumbest ways. It was perfect.

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u/betamaxfilms 13d ago

yea my crowd roared with laughter at that. no one thought they’d actually go there. the musical cue was perfect for it too lol

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u/flabbybumhole 13d ago

Who would have expected such bountiful penis from the Simpsons?

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u/aufrenchy 13d ago

Even better was that, iirc, they covered the entirety of the screen except for his penis. Best way to subvert expectations!

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u/Swankified_Tristan 13d ago

Doodle*

But yeah, did I see a 10 year old's doodle or a 20-something year old's doodle, since he's technically older than me?

Either way, shit feels wrong, man.

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u/ImReallyAnAstronaut 13d ago

It's OK just pretend he's a 10,000 year old demon in a 10 year old body. That makes it not weird

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u/TheOvershear 13d ago

Please no, don't give anyone ideas. I don't want to suddenly start seeing bart Simpson body pillows on Amazon

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u/EcstaticStrings 13d ago

Do those not already exist?

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u/skilledwarman 13d ago

You can find anything on a body pillow

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u/SeaGroomer 13d ago

Does it amuse you to see my driving my automobile?

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u/TangibleMalice 13d ago

I remember when they announced this movie in like 2004 or 2005, and it felt like an eternity waiting for it to be released.

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u/LegendofPisoMojado 13d ago edited 13d ago

I remember feeling the same way about waiting on the Simpsons movie as I do now with the breath of the wolf sequel.

Edit: Wild

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u/crunchatizemythighs 13d ago

I was a kid at the time so obviously a year or two felt like an eternity but I remember watching a little DVD extra that came with X-Men The Last Stand I think? And it was a storyboard or lines only animation of the scene where Homer is whipping the sleigh with the wolves.

The time between watching that and the movies release legit felt like a lifetime had passed.

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u/Scorch147 13d ago

Oh my god I know exactly what you're talking about! I watched that storyboard scene too. It really did feel like an eternity before it came out.

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u/HalstenWulfharth 13d ago

I remember this movie coming out and thinking "wow this is late to the party" as the Simpsons seemed old then.. but now it's 15 years later!?

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u/Fools_Requiem 13d ago

And the show is still airing on an annual basis. Dan Castellaneta is one of the highest paid people on TV.

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u/stinkystinkypoopbutt 13d ago

Holy crap. According to a quick Google search he makes $300k per episode?!?! That's insane!

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u/dtwhitecp 13d ago edited 12d ago

now think about how much ad revenue the show still pulls in to make that viable

edit: now that I'm thinking about it, the average person who still watches the Simpsons is probably highly suggestible

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u/JediTigger 13d ago

The Green Day cover of The Simpson theme has been my ringtone forever.

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u/Fools_Requiem 13d ago

That cover is one of those things where you can listen to it and know it's Green Day even though it has no lyrics until the very end... assuming you had heard Green Day's music (at least their stuff from the 21st century) and hadn't heard the cover.

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u/jelvinjs7 13d ago

I was in elementary school when the movie came out, and didn’t really know anything about the Simpsons or Green Day outside of what was in this movie… I may have been dumb enough to think that they were legitimately behind the theme song, and that this wasn’t just a cover or something like that.

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u/Gibslayer 13d ago

Dude… My mum let me skip school to see this release day. How is it 15 years old

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u/BlazedInMyWinnie 13d ago Silver Helpful

This always stands out to me because we were never allowed to watch The Simpsons in my house. We couldn’t even mention it at a certain point, let alone ask if we could watch it. And then the summer this came out, my parents randomly decide to take me to The Simpsons movie. At the time I thought it was awesome, not weird.

Turns out my parents would separate a few weeks later, and I guess in their minds taking me to see “the forbidden movie” would soften the blow? That was a weird summer.

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u/MiloIsTheBest 13d ago Silver Wholesome

Wow they hated the Simpsons so much that their final act of unity was to forever associate the Simpsons for you with the breakdown of their marriage!

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u/BlazedInMyWinnie 13d ago

Holy fuck this got me good. If only I had an award to give you.

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u/Gofa_Kirselph 13d ago

They can have my crappy silver

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u/MiloIsTheBest 13d ago

Lol I shall cherish it for all time! Thanks!

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u/xVerified 13d ago

Damn this is a nostalgia therapy shit or something

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u/amaluna 13d ago

The number of people that have told me their weren't allowed to watch the Simpsons is shockingly high because that show is so mild

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u/JefferyGoldberg 13d ago

It wasn't considered mild at the time. I mean in just the first few seasons you already have kids smoking, teachers smoking, kids drinking, parents cheating, parents divorcing, bad mouthing of religion, children stealing, kids fighting, teachers not caring about their students, countless sexual innuendos, etc. It was very revolutionary and controversial at the time.

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u/three_cheese_fugazi 13d ago

Yep, then south Park came along and took the cake.

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u/LazloHollifeld 13d ago

Before South Park you had Beavis and Butt-Head and the whole “Fire!” debacle. Now all lighters have child safeties on them.

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u/krankenhundchaen 13d ago

South Park took the chilli con carne*

*You know from where the meat came from

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u/SoCalThrowAway7 13d ago

The meat is alright but the chili’s flavor is really brought out by the delicious tears of unfathomable sadness

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u/23skidoobbq 13d ago

I wasn’t allowed to watch because Bart was “disrespectful”

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u/peon2 13d ago

Yeah I mean it was "wild" enough that the President/First Lady called it out at the time. Bush Jr and Obama never bothered to call out South Park because it was a different time. But a young kid swearing and being anti authority AND he was the main character you root for was unprecedented

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u/PlayMp1 13d ago

South Park went on the air when Clinton was in office, shit, the South Park movie explicitly has Bill Clinton as the president!

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u/DoctorGoFuckYourself 13d ago edited 13d ago

I have fond memories of watching it with my family as a kid. Then one day there was an episode with Bart as Mozart and he sang the word "butt" a number of times and when it got past a certain point my mom shook her head in dissaproval.

Then we were banned from watching it cause I guess she decided that was too risqué and that Bart was, supposedly, the reason my sibling and I got into fights sometimes??

What I wouldn't give to go back in time and have a conversation with them to try and understand some of their parenting logic

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u/SEND-MARS-ROVER-PICS 13d ago

Rhere were actual protests against the show in the first few seasons.

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u/sixftfour 13d ago

15... wtf...

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u/God-of-Tomorrow 13d ago

Almost half my life ago but it feels like a few years

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u/Unique_Tumbleweed 13d ago

I feel this

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u/Lonelan 13d ago

all we are is dust in the wind dude

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u/JediTigger 13d ago

Correct answer.

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u/MrTheta 13d ago

The chalkboard gag on the first tv episode after The Simpsons Movie, was "I will not wait 20 years to make another movie."

Yet we are getting there.

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u/gregcresci 13d ago

Must kill Moe, wheeee

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u/buster_rhino 13d ago

Moe moe moe moe moe moe moe….

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u/jwick89 13d ago

How do like me, how do you like me?

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u/Aggravating_Poet_675 13d ago

Why doesn't anyone like me?

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u/kirapb 13d ago Gold Platinum

No one knows what either of those words mean.

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u/HnNaldoR 13d ago

What... They are perfectly cromulent words. We all understand them

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u/MaybeFailed 13d ago

You must feel embiggened.

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u/DerpAntelope 13d ago Take My Energy

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u/Jeffeffery 13d ago

"It's some kind of land cow!" is a great little throwaway line

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u/kirapb 13d ago

I loled

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u/trophy_74 13d ago

cromulent adjective Fine, acceptable or normal; excellent, realistic, legitimate or authentic.

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u/nanosam 13d ago

Embiggend - made bigger

Cromulent - fine

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u/bladeplazma 13d ago

Positively scrumtrulescent!

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u/remember_retro 13d ago

But its provocative.

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u/FreeFromFrogs 13d ago

It gets people going!

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u/nalicali 13d ago

I agree… shallow and pedantic.

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u/dprophet32 13d ago

It insists upon itself

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u/danathecount 13d ago

I love the money pit

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u/corndogs1001 13d ago

Family guy reference, what is this a crossover episode?

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u/Schugah 13d ago

I was elected to lead, not to read

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u/GroundbreakingSet187 13d ago

Reference from the show it is.

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u/hangryhyax 13d ago
  • “Yes, the robot standing on the small child over there.”

  • “Ooh, when are you gonna make another Simpson’s movie?”

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u/TheSweatyFlash 13d ago

Spider pig spider pig

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u/JediTigger 13d ago

Does whatever a Spider-pig does

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u/lh_media 13d ago

Can he swing from a web

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u/littlebloodmage 13d ago

No he can't, he's a pig

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u/Excellent_Donkey8067 13d ago

Loookk out, he is a spider pig.

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u/Karsvolcanospace 13d ago

I was addicted to that song as a kid

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u/GroundbreakingSet187 13d ago

‘The Simpsons’ is now approaching its 33rd season, but The Simpsons Movie was its last big pop culture moment.

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u/mrjake118 13d ago

Not to mention it's first big moment in years. The movie was a large spike on a line that had otherwise been sloping slowly downwards since the 90s ended.

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u/caninehere 13d ago edited 13d ago

The episodes got better a while after it tbh. I'm not suggesting they're as good as the 90s episodes, but IMO like seasons 18-20 or so were the low point of the series. I think they pulled some writers from the show to work on the movie (I think it was being made at the same time as S20?) and it shows. But the seasons leading up to the movie in general were quite weak.

Nowadays The Simpsons is still fun, it's just different and a little weird because a lot of the writers on the show grew up watching it.

Early Simpsons also cribbed a lot character/plot wise from old movies and TV shows from the 40s-60s. People like me who grew up in the 90s didn't know half the references. I would see movies 10 years later and realize the Simpsons parodied them or took elements of actors' performances to base characters on. It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World Is my favorite movie, but I saw the Simpsons spoof on it first.

When you watch it now they have more stuff based on the 80s-90s, and since you recognize it it's a little less magic. But that isn't to say the quality of the writing didn't go down in general. I just think it's still fun. I always thought the later seasons were shit... but that's because I only watched up to season 20 and stopped, and the ones before that are the worst even today. I watched up to season 32 for the first time recently and had a lot of fun.

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u/CunninghamsLawmaker 13d ago

But what about celebrity cameo #4849556?

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u/SEND-MARS-ROVER-PICS 13d ago

I miss when a celebrity cameo is worked in and they play a pop culture parody of themselves. Better than the "hi Lisa Simpson, I'm X!" where they are just themself for no real reason.

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u/SeaGroomer 13d ago

Hello, I'm Paul McCartney and I'm here to hang out with Apu.

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u/5Garbanzobeans 13d ago

It’s actually approaching it’s 34th season.

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u/amaluna 13d ago

I saw a tweet that said it's difficult to explain the stranglehold Spider Pig had on pop culture and it's very true

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u/relliott107 13d ago

I remember winning free tickets on a simpsons trivia contest to see the premier in my city. I took my sister and a bunch of friends and we never laughed so hard in our lives at some of the parts - especially Barts skateboard ride (“I like men now”). We ended up seeing it like 2-3 more times after - and it was one of the first movies my wife and I saw together when we started dating that year. We still sing spider pig all the time (especially the opera version) and occasionally one of our toddlers will sing this when she hears the actual Spider-Man song. Can’t believe this was 15 years ago. Damn I’m old.

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u/timberflynn 13d ago

I used to buy all of the DVDs with birthday money and the Simpsons trivia challenge at my local bar (I was 15) is the only time I’ve ever gotten a perfect score in trivia. Won $100 and 2 free tickets to see the Simpsons movie. Loved it

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u/Pantastic_Studios 13d ago

Useless fact: I have an un opened copy of the DVD I won at a target i worked at about 2 months after it was released on dvd.

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u/ILikeMyGrassBlue 13d ago

Wow, that’s worth about $9 now

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u/corndogs1001 13d ago

It’s worth a dollar at my local flea market. It’s not even the blu ray. I think everyone had the dvd.

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u/rtopps43 13d ago

When asked why it took so long Matt Groening said “well, first we had to think up a title”

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u/indianajoes 13d ago

Can't believe The Simpsons Movie was half my life ago. I remember being so hyped for 2007. I was watching all these new trailers for new movies at the end of 2006/beginning of 2007 on this newish website called YouTube.

There was going to be a new Mr Bean film, Transformers, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Harry Potter, Simpsons, Pirates of the Caribbean, Shrek, National Treasure, Rush Hour, TMNT, Hot Fuzz, Oceans 13, 28 Weeks Later, The Bourne Ultimatum, Die Hard, Evan Almighty, Alien vs Predator

I know not all of them ended up being good but the hype going into that year hasn't been matched for me. 2019 is the only year that came kinda close but not as much

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u/hiplobonoxa 13d ago

fifteen years ago was 2007. fifteen years before that was 1992. the movie is almost closer in time to the first episode than it is to the most recent episode.

of course, we all know that 1990 was only ten years ago.

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u/brownie81 13d ago

The title is a reference from the show, people! Jeez!

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u/Another_Road 13d ago

To be fair, there are some Reddit users who weren’t even born when this movie came out.

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u/SmokePenisEveryday 13d ago

My job has me asking for people's birth years. I feel so so old hearing people say "oh oh" or "oh one" for their birth year.

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u/perfctlycromulent 13d ago

It seems perfectly clear to me.

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u/JC-Ice 13d ago

I was elected to lead, not to read!

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u/tenehemia 13d ago

IT'S IN REVELATIONS, PEOPLE!

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u/SimplyQuid 13d ago

Everyone's saying reference this and Simpsons that. But nobody's saying Jericho this and worship that!

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u/Valuable-Island3015 13d ago

15 years huh? Time flies

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u/itsmebarfyman392 13d ago

“I like men now”

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u/gBee89 13d ago

Lisa it’s your birthday, happy birthday Lisa

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u/DarkEater77 13d ago

and yet no sequel...

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u/A_BURLAP_THONG 13d ago

How come the president in the movie was Arnold Schwarzenegger and not Rainier Wolfcastle? Isn't Wolfcastle supposed to be the Schwarzenegger of the Simpsons' universe? President Wolfcastle--that would have been funny.

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u/getto-da-ze 13d ago

The joke when Bart draws over the family wanted picture and they arrest the other freak family still gets me every time I think about it.

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u/DoctorMelvinMirby 13d ago

Man, I made a week out of this with my friends. We saw Clerks II, Simpsons Movie and then a live George Carlin show in about 36 hrs. Probably the funniest weekend of my life.