yes, a great episode in season4. liked the plot also
5/5 One of the greatest of all time
3/5 Could have been better
1/5 Worst episode ever!
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yes, a great episode in season4. liked the plot also
Good but not great. Yet so under-rated.
no one really mentions it often
Yeah, pretty semi-underrated episode. Love the satire in this episode. 4.5/5
"Look, Marge, you don't know what it's like. I'm the one out there every day putting his ass on the line. And i'm not out of order! You're out of order. The whole freaking system is out of order. You want the truth? You want the truth?! You can't handle the truth! Because when you reach over and put your hand into a pile of goo, that was your best friend's face, you'll know what to do! Forget it, Marge. It's Chinatown!" - Homer's rant.
I thought the episode overall was pretty good. Loved how they had to use Grandpa just so their scripts would be accepted. There were some weak points, but I would give this episode an 7.75/10.
Okay, I'm not really believing some of the underrated-ness that is shown for this episode. In my opinion, this episode is one of the best of Season 4--and classic era. It had downright hilarious humor (Homer thinking Grampa is a nutjob, 'That's right, I did the Iggy', Grampa's fantasy.. and many others) coupled with two good plots. There were some good satires on the cartoon industry and the pedigrees of writers who, sometimes, make some blunders (such as the writers of the show of--you get the idea).
Deserves A/A+ from me, or 5/5
calmer than you are
A great one, a bit self-critical, but very short. After I saw the Adventures of Ned Flanders I asked myself: What the hell was that?
Overall an A
I guess it kind of gets lost in the shuffle at times but it stands out to me as a very enjoyable episode. It's kind of a forerunner to "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie" show in many ways, an early satirical look at the reaction to a show that's been running for a while and spoof of the industry. Some great Grampa stuff throughout as well. 4.5/5 for me.
"How could this have happened?
We started out like Romeo & Juliet but it ended up in tragedy..."
- Milhouse Van Houten
Overlooked season 4 gem. Although the fact that it came up very short in the length department, caused them to pull out all the gags they could out of both plots.
I find that this is how they're funniest gagfest episodes come to be.
Lisa: It's so sad that Krusty is ashamed of his roots.
Homer: Marge, it happened again. (walks by with plunger on his head)
Bart: What are you going to change your name to when you grow up?
Lisa: Lois Sanborn.
Bart: Steve Bennett.
Lisa: The writers should be ashamed of themselves.
Bart: Cartoons have writers?
Lisa: Eh, sort of.
Homer's brain: This is it Homer. It's time to tell her the terrible secret from your past.
Homer: Marge, I ate those fancy soaps you bought for the bathroom.
Marge: Oh my God!
Homer's brain: No, the other secret.
Homer: Marge, I never graduated from high school.
Marge: Well that still doesn't explain why you ate my soap. Wait, maybe it does.
Grampa: Hello Son, I was on my way home from work, and thought I'd drop by.
Homer: Oh, you have a job?
Grampa: They pay me 800 dolllars a week, to tell a cat and mouse what to do.
Homer: I see.
Bart: Dad, can we talk to Grampa alone for a minute?
Homer: Alright, but if he starts to wig out, try to lure him into the cellar.
Stoner 1: Eh man, it's Dave open up!
Stoner 2: Dave's not here, man.
Homer: The guy's so high. He doesn't even know that's Dave!
Bobby: Uh, Homer-
Homer: Homer's not here, man!
Roger Meyers Jr: Here's a witty rejoinder for ya!
Grampa: I want my cheque!
Roger Meyers Jr: You're a writer all right.
Dondelinger: Look Homer, just do the test and you'll do fine.
Krusty: I could pull a better cartoon out of my ah ah HEH, wasn't that great kids!?
Highlights include Bart's fantasy (Lie in the snow and count to sixty), John Swartzwelder reference, Bart's race around the world followed by Rock, Paper, Scissors, Grampa's letter to Modern Bride Magazine, the writer's room, Krusty's nicotine patch addiction (I think there's some space on my butt), Homer's fantasy putting Grampa in the Nut House, Grampa's dream (I had a six shooter in my garter, I did), repeated Animation Wing, Homer's deal with his brain, and The Adventures of Ned Flanders.
Man, underrated episode. I really liked this one. I thought it was really funny, and it's hard to go wrong with an Itchy and Scratchy episode. 5/5.
Favourite/least favourite by seasons that I own (somewhat stolen from Financial Panther):
3 - Dog of Death/When Flanders Failed 4 - Lisa's First Word/So it's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show 5 - Secrets of a Successful Marriage/Bart's Inner Child 6 - And Maggie Makes Three/Another Simpsons Clip Show 7 - Marge Be Not Proud/Bart the Fink 8 - Homer's Phobia/The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase 9 - King of the Hill/Trash of the Titans 10 - Wild Barts Can't Be Broken/Maximum Homerdrive
5/5 for the Adventures of Ned Flanders, 2/5 for the main episode,never been a fan of Itchy and Scratchy and this episode is just rather boring IMO.
Pretty good. Grade:B
My quest to rewatch/review and grade all episodes of The Simpsons. (Season 1-13 completed so far)
This episode is pretty funny, and the plot isn't bad. 7/10
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