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Shouting Fire-Skokie Case

May 11, 2010

Surprisingly in the Skokie case, the courts did not see that allowing the Neo-Nazis to march threw a largely predominate Jewish area was a very disrespectful and also a treacherous act. Marching itself isn’t dangerous at all but I do believe that there is a time and place for everything. Not allowing them to march would take away there rights so I’m not saying that they shouldn’t be able to but I also believe that what your marching for has a great impact on not only you but the community you are marching in. I am a firm believer on freedom rights but there are some things you just don’t do. I believe that the Neo Nazis marching threw this predominately Jewish area would bring violence and harm to society therefore it should be stopped.

The Simpsons Season 1 Over view!

April 11, 2010

Wow.. Thirteen classic episodes are finally up (sad face)! What ever, watching the Simpsons is nothing new to me anyway. I loved every single second of every episode, some bringing back valuable childhood memories. Watching the Simpson family in there first season was like my first year of school, awaiting the many years of memories to come. The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening and produced by James L. Brooks, is an Emmy Award winning season one which paved the way for many cartoon sitcoms in America today. After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show and was an early hit for Fox, becoming the first Fox series to land in the Top 30 ratings in a season (1989–1990).

Since its debut on December 17, 1989 the show has broadcast 463 episodes and the twenty-first season began airing on September 27, 2009. The Simpsons Movie, a feature-length film, was released in theaters worldwide on July 26 and July 27, 2007, and grossed US $527 million worldwide.

The Simpsons has won dozens of awards since it debuted as a series, including 25 Primetime Emmy Awards, 26 Annie Awards and a Peabody Award. Time magazine’s December 31, 1999 issue named it the 20th century’s best television series, and on January 14, 2000 the Simpson family was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program, and in 2009 it surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest running American primetime entertainment series. Homer’s exclamatory catchphrase “D’oh!” has been adopted into the English lexicon, while The Simpsons has influenced many adult-oriented animated sitcoms.

The Simpsons has to be one of my all time favorite shows and this blogging experience enhanced my ability to pay attention to details that i haven’t ever noticed in a show before. My favorite part of this show was watching the Simpsons grow as a family as well as learning of them. How could you learn off the most dysfunctional family in America you ask? ALOT. I have noticed that every episode of the Simpsons, theres a lesson to be learned as well as a moral to each story. Now I don’t wonder why this show is still being played today, I know why.

-MW

1-13 Some Enchanted Evening

March 16, 2010

Marge, feeling unappreciated by Homer, makes a call to a radio therapist, which Homer overhears at work. Homer, wanting to make it up to Marge, decides to take her to dinner at a fancy restaurant and hires a babysitter to take care of Bart and Lisa. They are sent Ms. Botz, who Bart and Lisa soon discover is actually a burglar nicknamed “The Babysitter Bandit”. They are captured by Ms. Botz and tied up but eventually are freed by Maggie. Bart and Lisa capture Ms. Botz and call the police. Meanwhile, Marge and Homer return home and find Ms. Botz is tied up. Homer, unaware of her true identity, frees her and Ms. Botz makes a clean getaway just moments before the police arrive.

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This episode was a classic way to end this season! It showed that you can never trust any one and don’t trust a book by its cover. Ms. Botz  had to be the sweetest looking old lady in America but this doesnt stop her from getting what she wants !

1-12 Krusty Gets Busted

March 16, 2010

While buying ice cream at the Kwik-E-Mart Homer witnesses a robbery perpetrated by a man believed to be Krusty the Clown, host of the “Krusty the Clown Show”, Bart’s favorite program. Krusty is sent to jail and his show is taken over by his assistant, Sideshow Bob. Bart is certain that Krusty is innocent, and gathers evidence to support his claim, which he takes to “Krusty’s bestest friend”, Sideshow Bob. Bart realizes that the robbery was actually committed by Bob, who was trying to frame Krusty. Bob is arrested and Krusty thanks Bart for saving him.

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Watching this episode brings back memories because I particularly remember this episode as a kid ! Bart is crushed because his hero ends being an armed robber and he has no one to look up too. This also reminds me of what goes on today. Us American youths have a very limited idols to look up too because the people we idolize today are not at all close to what we think. The media has seem to put a hype behind certain people that we should follow as  a tool to manipulate our minds. Sorry for preaching but be carefull who you look up too.

1-11 The Crepes of Wrath

March 15, 2010

Principal Skinner finally becomes fed up with Bart’s pranks and proposes that Bart be sent to France as part of the student exchange program. The family agrees and Bart is sent to a “beautiful chateau”, which is actually a dilapidated wine making facility. Bart is treated like a slave by two unscrupulous winemakers, César and Ugolin, who eventually feed him wine tainted with antifreeze. Meanwhile, an Albanian boy named Adil starts to live with the Simpsons who, unbeknownst to Homer, is a spy sent by his country to obtain nuclear blueprints. Back in France, Bart learns French and reports César and Ugolin’s activities to the authorities.

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I love Bart in this episode ! It shows what such a bad ass he is but i think everyone was punishing him way too hard don’t ya think? I mean he does this kinda stuff every show why punish him now? Well anyway, the  point i think this episode is trying to make is that Bart is normal boy. There are many kids out there that are far worse in behavior and the Simpsons realized this today after catching the foreign exchange kid from France.

1-9 Life on The Fast Lane

March 15, 2010

Having forgotten about Marge’s birthday, Homer rushes to the Springfield mall and impulsively buys her a bowling ball. Marge is not impressed with the gift and after discovering that he intends to use it, she decides to spite him by going bowling herself. While at the alley, she meets Jacques, a charming French bowling instructor, who offers her lessons. Jacques begins to fall for Marge and invites her to his apartment. Although she agrees, Marge undergoes a moral dilemma, but in the end visits Homer at the nuclear plant.

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Episode 9 is adorable. Reminds me of my family preparing for someones special day as Lisa and Bart quickly hope to make Marge happy for her Birthday. But Homer, being selfish, bought something for him self and this never impresses a women. Homer really did jeopardized his marriage this time. Well then again theres nothing like true love and Marge realizes that thats just how Homer is and the live happily ever after. Far from thee end theres 21 seasons and this is #1!

1-10 Homers Night Out

March 14, 2010

Bart purchases a mini spy camera and manages to take a picture of Homer dancing with a belly dancer named Princess Kashmir at a co-worker’s bachelor party. He gives copies of the picture to his friends, and eventually the picture starts to circulate around until eventually Marge sees it. She kicks Homer out of the house, but the next day explains that she is not upset about him dancing, but rather that Bart saw it. She demands that he take Bart and go apologize to Princess Kashmir. Homer agrees and says that he is ready to start respecting women.

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Wow ! And I thought Homer couldn’t get any worse jeopardizing his marriage ,by being selfish on Marges Birthday in last episode, but this time he really crossed the line here ! Over these past ten episodes, Homer has really proved his self to be a real pig. In this episode in particular Homer is viewed as a huge womanizer but i don’t think Marge should hold it against him. Homer is just an example of any average family man in America and he didn’t really commit any thing wrong.

1-8 The Telltale Head

March 14, 2010

In episode eight Bart becomes friends with a group of local troublemakers. Trying to impress them, Bart decides to cut off and steal the head of the statue of Jebediah Springfield. The next day, the entire town grieves for the vandalized statue and Bart discovers that his new friends want to attack the vandal. Feeling remorse, Bart confesses to his family and Homer and Bart take the head back to the statue.

After watching this episode, I realized this happens way too many times in society. We live in a society full of followers and less leaders. I always wonder why it is so fascinating to do something bad over to do something good. Less exciting I guess ?  Anyway like always Bart does something he thinks is cool and doesnt get away with it. Classic episode.

1-7 The Call of the Simpsons

March 13, 2010


In episode 7, Homer becomes envious of Flanders new RV and goes to “Bob’s RV Round-up” to buy one of his own. Wishing for the top of the line RV, Homer settles for a used RV and takes the family camping and in the process destroys the RV. Leaving Lisa and Marge behind, Bart and Homer try to find their way back to civilization, but have little luck. Its been a good day with out any luck and Homer and Bart are still with out any clothes or food. Some how, Homer gets caught up in a bee hive and decides to jump in some muddy pit to wash off the swarming bees. Meanwhile, one confused camper mistakenly thinks Homer is “Big Foot” and takes a few photos to take back to civilization. After all this, the whole city thinks there is a six foot beast roaming in the woods and comes to Marge and Lisa’s rescue. Now the media is asking Marge about Homers whereabouts and she has no idea whats going on. After a while Homer and Bart finally come back around and Homer gets tranquilized and taken into custody for testing. After a few days , Homer was released and the scientists labeled him as an unknown species. This episode was hilarious. One of my favorites. Very entertaining and classic.

1-6 Moaning Lisa

March 12, 2010

This comedic episode of the Simpson’s doesn’t quite begin with such a happy beginning at all. This time Lisa is so depressed she even gives away her cupcake ! Well why is Lisa so depressed you ask?? Well to get straight to the point, Lisa is having a difficult time adapting with others around her. She is very creative, and I think a very limited amount of people understand her and this makes her unhappy. Neither Marge nor Homer can seem to get Lisa to cheer up. One night, Homer shouts at Lisa to keep down as she plays the blues on the saxophone. As she does she hears distant Jazz music and sneaks out of her room to follow it. She meets Bleeding Guns Murphy, who teaches her how to express her music through the saxophone.  The next day of school , Marge drops off Lisa and she suggests that Lisa smile no matter how she feels because that’s what her mother taught her. However, Marge sees that Lisa is being denied her creativity by seeing a teacher and two children belittle her and realizes that that is what is making her sad. Marge tells Lisa to just be herself, and the entire family go to see Murphy perform Lisas blues song at a local Jazz club. Thee end.