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  • Treehouse of Horror XVII

    Did people remember to watch? I though it was ok but not great.

    I don't know if anyone else caught it but the story where Homer is a giant blob Kent Brockman says "here the Bl<u>ob Rules</u>. Think Groening is a fan?
    "I want to tell you, yeah
    How Good It Feels
    Sleeping here with you tonight
    And thatís for real"
    -Sometimes I'm Happy 8/5/75

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    Re: Treehouse of Horror XVII

    I seen that episode, and no I don't think so.
    Vic always says 'killing is my business, and business is good'.. He can play the symphony of destruction, after all the worlds needs a hero because the system has failed. Vic is on the killing road to Hangar 18, and he will Take No Prisioners on this holy wars.

    Quote by Ray Rules

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    • #3
      Re: Treehouse of Horror XVII

      I seen it. I don't usually watch the Simpsons much, but I looked in the TV guide and nothign better was on so I had it on in the background. I seen that Blob Rules thing too and wondered if it wass referncing to sabbath.

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      • #4
        Re: Treehouse of Horror XVII

        Originally Posted By: Memory I seen it. I don't usually watch the Simpsons much, but I looked in the TV guide and nothign better was on so I had it on in the background. I seen that Blob Rules thing too and wondered if it wass referncing to sabbath.
        I think when a person can watch an episode like that and take Blob Rules as a Sabbath reference they can consider themselves Sabbath-holics
        "I want to tell you, yeah
        How Good It Feels
        Sleeping here with you tonight
        And thatís for real"
        -Sometimes I'm Happy 8/5/75

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        • #5
          Re: Treehouse of Horror XVII

          I had the same thought when I heard him say that, though I didn't think much of it other than a laugh on a pun.
          "Even with so much bad blood between us... It's funny... Now that I'm actually face to face with him again... The hatred is gone. All I feel is a deep sense of longing. And pity. Did Zero really hate me? Or... Did he fear me?" - Big Boss

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          • #6
            Re: Treehouse of Horror XVII

            I bet you anything it doesn't mean anything
            Vic always says 'killing is my business, and business is good'.. He can play the symphony of destruction, after all the worlds needs a hero because the system has failed. Vic is on the killing road to Hangar 18, and he will Take No Prisioners on this holy wars.

            Quote by Ray Rules

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            • #7
              Re: Treehouse of Horror XVII

              I haven't watched newer Simpsons in a very long time. I put in one of their THOH DVDs today and had a good laugh though.

              "DAD! YOU'R HAND IS JAMMED IN THE TOASTER!!!"

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              • #8
                Re: Treehouse of Horror XVII

                Originally Posted By: Psycho Man
                Originally Posted By: Memory I seen it. I don't usually watch the Simpsons much, but I looked in the TV guide and nothign better was on so I had it on in the background. I seen that Blob Rules thing too and wondered if it wass referncing to sabbath.
                I think when a person can watch an episode like that and take Blob Rules as a Sabbath reference they can consider themselves Sabbath-holics
                lol true...well I think the Mob Rules is actually a saying, and that's where the album title came from. That's probably what it's based around...but sure it's possible that Groening knows about Sabbath stuff...email him!
                -rar

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                • #9
                  Re: Treehouse of Horror XVII

                  Groening doesn't write the show. One of the writers probably put the reference in.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Treehouse of Horror XVII

                    Groening does write the show. But he also have other writers to help him.
                    Vic always says 'killing is my business, and business is good'.. He can play the symphony of destruction, after all the worlds needs a hero because the system has failed. Vic is on the killing road to Hangar 18, and he will Take No Prisioners on this holy wars.

                    Quote by Ray Rules

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                    • #11
                      Re: Treehouse of Horror XVII

                      The thing to remember about the Simpsons is that writing each episode is largely a group effort. Even when you see the name of the writer of the particular episode, it always gets heavily rewritten by the rest of the staff. So in that sense, Groening does have input with writing (although in terms of penning/cowriting actual episodes he only has few).

                      Anyways, I never paid much attention to the Blob rules line. But it wouldn't surprise me with them. They did include Iron Man in Futurama after all. On the DVD commentary for that episode everyone suddenly got pumped and started singing along with the riff. It's a safe bet to say Matt's a Sabbath fan. Only way we'll know for sure if THOH is a Sab reference is when it comes out on DVD (and it's gonna be a long time).

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                      • #12
                        Re: Treehouse of Horror XVII

                        I doubt the writers have tried to include a play on the name of a 20-odd year-old Sabbath album that those outside of its fanbase would not have heard of.

                        I'm sure Kent Brockman has previously mentioned "mob rule" in a news story.

                        "Mob rule" = rule by groups of pissed-off people after a complete breakdown in law.

                        "The mob rules' = rule by mafia-type organisations.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Treehouse of Horror XVII

                          Kind of a weak episode. When I was a little kid, The Blob freaked me right out, though. Since "The Mob Rules" is a common phrase, I'd have to say it wasn't a Sabbath reference.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Treehouse of Horror XVII

                            Originally Posted By: turntostone Kind of a weak episode.
                            I kind of agree. In the last two seasons the show just hasn't felt right to me. Not sure what it is that's missing (or what's there that has to go), but it doesn't have the same kind of quality these days. Though this could be derived from being on the air for 18 seasons, but I feel like the writers are capable of delivering top quality like the old days but simply don't know how to reach it.

                            Then again maybe I'm getting a little too philosophical for something like Simpsons.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Treehouse of Horror XVII

                              Originally Posted By: turntostone Kind of a weak episode.
                              I kind of agree. In the last two seasons the show just hasn't felt right to me. Not sure what it is that's missing (or what's there that has to go), but it doesn't have the same kind of quality these days. Though this could be derived from being on the air for 18 seasons, but I feel like the writers are capable of delivering top quality like the old days but simply don't know how to reach it.

                              Then again maybe I'm getting a little too philosophical for something like Simpsons.

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