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The $imp$on$: D'oh!

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icebreaker1975
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Ok...
icebreaker1975   10/12/2011 12:10:01 PM
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I think I can live without hthe Simpsons.  Please take them away!

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Re: D'oh!
Bargain Bin   10/12/2011 9:54:59 AM
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Not alone at all. The Simpsons hasn't entertained me in AT LEAST 10 years.

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PAW   10/12/2011 9:29:01 AM
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I am glad I am not alone in this.

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tokyogai   10/12/2011 8:52:54 AM
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Who said Rupert always did the smart thing I guess he has won -- for now.

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erierunner   10/11/2011 3:55:46 PM
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With you 100%.  Never liked the show and I don't think it's that funny.  I think it became more of a cult to follow and watch more than anything. 

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back2basicz   10/11/2011 3:09:36 PM
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Phoenix,

Spoken like a true sceptic.

I am afraid I don't think it was a publicity stunt.

Look at the how severe a recession we are in today(especially how Advertising revenues have fallen across the board) and one has to accept that the situation is quite bad at most TV stations today.

Regards

Ashish.

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I had no idea Simpsons was that old...
back2basicz   10/11/2011 3:07:34 PM
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Wow Marvin!!!

1989,thats a long,long time back.

I had no idea the Simpsons was that old....

Looking at all the crap that parades itself as TV today(especially all that Reality TV nonsense);The Simpsons is by far the best of the lot on offer.

As for giving the entire starcast a pay-cut;are we or are we not in a Reccession??

Surely,a few million Dollars less does not make life very unbearable for the Simpsons cast.

Or does it?

Regards

Ashish.

yalanand
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Re : The $imp$on$: D'oh!
yalanand   10/11/2011 4:42:05 AM
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The two sides reached a new two-year agreement that ensures the series will run for at least 25 seasons.

Happy to hear that they came to an agreement. But how did they arrive at magical number 25 ?


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Broadway   10/10/2011 9:51:45 PM
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That is amazing if the phone tapping scandals have hurt the news corp/ Fox empire so much that they're willing to risk their former no. 1 cash cow because of financial cuts. Is this really the case?

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Phoenix   10/10/2011 8:42:04 PM
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I'm also glad they came to an agreement. I read that even when the cast agreed to a 30%pay cut Fox did not agree to it. I'm wondering how big a paycut they ended up agreeing to. Anyway we have to be thankful that the cast did not walkout. Guess as a bonus all this brought more publicity for the show. People who have not watched it for some time might even tune in fearing the show will be stopped. Who knows it might have just been a publicity stunt.

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