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Ahh I enjoy our back and fourths.
WHY A NUMBER?
Originally Posted by John Blabber
This was a decent episode. A little bit all over the place with the story and certain "revelations" (ahem Stan) were rushed, but some pretty good stuff in there humor wise. Seems like after "Stan's Food Restaurant" and "Best Little Horror House", Stan being inspired by Rogers songs is a bit of a running joke. Episode highlights would be the aforementioned song, the scene with Principal Lewis watching, Steve/Klaus basketball, the recurring Dadded gag (it works for me), and Snots initial scene where he asks out Hayley...the close-up of his sweat expanded his mustache hair was pretty great. Also liked the montage of Francine getting Steve in trouble even though it makes little sense as to why Stan would punish her for Steve. Rogers bar scenes were highlights too.
The B-plot brings the episode down a little because it didn't really do much, but it at least had some good Barry moments. The ending of the episode was one of the more disturbing endings the shows done, but given the shows bizarre streak this season been on I can't say it surprised me.
I'll give it a 4, even though it's more like 3.5/5. It continues the trend though of a general uptick in the quality of humor in the season, which is nice.
3.5/5 for the polls.
this was a pretty good episode, I really liked the song it was much better than the song on Family guy tonight.
yes i was laying out that joke you're such a big boy for catching on
No shit Sherlock.
Not yet. I will in another hour or so.
My Simpsons Season Rankings:
6 > 7 > 3 > 5 > 8 > 4 > 2 > 1 > 9 > 15 > 13 > 14 > 10 > 16 > 12 > 11 > 22 > 21 > 17 > 24 > 18 > 20 > 19 > 23
My Simpsons Season 25 Ratings
Homerland - C Treehouse of Horror XXIV - B Four Regrettings and a Funeral - C- YOLO - B Labor Pains - C The Kid is All Right - C+ Yellow Subterfudge - B White Christmas Blues - B- Steal This Episode - A- Married to the Blob - C- Specs and the City - C Diggs - D The Man Who Grew Too Much - F The Winter of His Content - B+ The War of Art - C- You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee - F Luca$ -D Days of Future Future - D
I liked Roger having the ball gag in the intro. I got a good laugh from that.
The subplot should have been better developed and would have worked way better as the main plot. I would have liked to see exactly why Hayley liked Snot all of a sudden instead of just "she hates men and he treated her well." The main plot had better development, but the premise was rather shoddy from the start... and Stan leaves her in the forest because he didn't agree with her choices. I know Stan can be dopey and hardcore at times, but that was pushing boundaries.
The best part of this episode was easily Roget making the "salad" out of garbage and instructing Stan on how to pretend eat it. The way Roger mimed the pretend eating was just hysterical.
Despite the numerous flaws I listed up top, I found myself enjoying it most of the time. So... low 4/5, I guess?
This episode, while enjoyable had several flaws that I can't bring myself to overlook.
For a start, as I pointed out in the AD general discussion thread, Stan suddenly being sexually repressed again despite us seeing him be more open about sexual activities including those of the rather kinky variety is too contrived for me to accept. It's like they took the Stan we seen in "A Smith in the Hand" to the extreme.
Secondly, I didn't care for the way in which Snot just lost interest in Hayley once he had her. Seemed like kind of a middle finger to the fans who wanted to see him succeed. As for the gay thing with Barry. I'd say Snot is straight but with some gay tendencies. Lets not forget that a large part of Barry's homosexuality most likely comes from him being molested by his Uncle in various "Basement Movies" as mentioned in "May the best Stan win".
Finally, while the scene with Stan and Francine having kinky sex while Principal Lewis and Marguerite watched was undoubtedly amusing, it would've been a lot better were it not for Roger jumping up Stan's asshole followed by the rather disturbing image of him still inside Stan at the hospital.
Much like @irvine_11 I found myself enjoying this episode despite it being a perfect recipe for something I should have by all accounts hated, Which, for reasons unknown to me, makes me award it a low 4/5
(Also, cancellation joke at the end that's even funnier when taken in the context of recent events)
Oh, and while we're on the subject "Dark Star" insurance felt like a Cleveland joke.
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Francine has a sexual fixation for spanking, Snot doesn't actually like being in a relationship with Halry, and Barry has homosexual feeling for Snot? This all seems so wrong. But, it wasn't entirley unfunny, so I can't completley discredit it. The musical number was great.
Great episode. Funniest part was Barry thinking he's an idiot.
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lol lois got spanked
but chris going "SO I'LL BE... YOUR FRIIIIIENNNND" was actually not bad singing
Close your eyes and picture Francine as a French maid
Instead of wearing that same dress that's sort of pink
I really like the song here. Upon rewatch the whole episode is actually quite good, especially compared to the recent ep.
Roger's song was the highlight of the episode....Seth is really a talented singer! I'd love to hear the whole family sing together again like they did in "Homewrecker."
Pretty decent episode, though it didn't really feel like AD for the most part. (Didn't feel too much like Family Guy either though.) Francine's characterisation was good, and the very end part worth it despite being a cheap joke. I actually found her kink believable. Roger up Stan's ass was holy-shit-is-this-real as it was happening but I can't really complain, considering what the hell else would convert Stan back without being in terrible taste? Snot's plot was kinda meh, and the part with Barry pining for him was just awkward. I didn't really think that was funny - maybe if he'd had some sort of evil moment it would be. Didn't like Stan knocking Francine out with a Bible. Musical number good, but seemed straight out of FG for some reason. Dunno, this whole episode really good and really bad at the same time, it's unratable. Props for not mentioning 50 Shades at ANY point, I guess.
Last edited by Yule Blog; 04-23-2013 at 01:43 PM.
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^Wacky in a much better way than other shows of the same genre.
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