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    thank you based god SideshowTim's Avatar
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    Rate/Review - $pringfield

    The whole episode name wouldn't fit in the space! What do you think of this season 5 episode? Personally I think it is great. It is very very funny and has a nice story with it too, 9.5/10.

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    Haven't seen it in SOOO long, but it's a very good episode. Best bit? GAMBLOR! 7/10

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    Grade: B+

    Enjoyable, but not a classic. Most of the stories in acts 2 and 3 are funny enough (Burns as Howard Hughes, Bart's treehouse gambling, Homer working as a blackjack dealer, the chaos at home story without Marge, and of course Marge's gambling problem mixed with Maggie's little adventure). And the first act is memorable enough for Homer thinking he's a genius with glasses. Plus, given the topic, there's some nice gambling satire (it raises revenue, as stated by Skinner, but it's notorious for high crime as implied after the town meeting). But the main story, Marge becoming addicted to gambling while the family falls apart isn't particularly interesting (perhaps underdeveloped due to the multitude of stories), and is derivative of "Homer Alone" and "Marge in Chains" too. And though the episode attempted a sort of character study of Marge, there really isn't much in the way of character examination, other then (I guess) Marge having a fault. Still funny though.
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    Nothing special. 4/5

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    I love this episode. I don't know, there is just something about it that I like. A great episode focused on Marge, unusual. Great plot showing that everyone has flaws, and some great humor make this episode one of my favorites to watch. 5/5

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    Finaly Marge has a prob. but not the best episode soooo i give it a(n)7/10...

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    Probably 8/10
    Not the best of season 5 and the Marge's plot as you said is undeveloped. But lots of funny gags and the always great Burns as Huges.

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    Not a brilliant ep, but pretty damn good all the same. 8/10.

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    A solid episode, but not anywhere near the best. A good satire of gambling, and some amusing jokes, but the plot didn't really seem to go anywhere. Homer with his glasses was a right hoot, as was Krusty's stage show, but aside from that, nothing to really write home about.

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    One of the better S5 episodes. Packed with good lines. 4.5/5

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    I like it. "Neveada makes my butt look big" hee hee. A-

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    I really liked this one,probably one of my favorite parts was "I'm Idaho!"
    4/5

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    4/5. I too loved the State Pageant subplot. Good episode overall.

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    ...and then I said to the President, 'Get this! duffless89 has voted 4.7/5 for $pringfield!'

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    Originally posted by duffless89
    ...and then I said to the President, 'Get this! duffless89 has voted 4.7/5 for $pringfield!'
    You know the pres, eh? Intriguing..

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    No, it's a gag on the line that Homer said in '$pringfield'.

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    It wasn't bad, it wasn't good....meh 3/5

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    Originally posted by duffless89
    No, it's a gag on the line that Homer said in '$pringfield'.
    Yes, I knew.

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    Very zany, and didn't work as well as it should. Humour was very mixed: while there was some really hiarious moments (Burns' constant laughing, Barney burping coins, Homer's glasses) there was also some awful stuff: Homer's constant (YOU have a gambling problem!!) and other overly stupid moments, and that god-awful rain man sequence that sticks out as one of the worst parts of the classic era. b-/c+

    A tribute to Bart Simpson

    You think THAT's bad? What about that time when I was turned into a Tetris block?

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    Another episode that shows why is season 5 my favorite one! This episode is the definition of "hilarious" IMO.

    Reading http://www.lardlad.com/assets/quotes...5/casino.shtml cracks me up.

    5/5,one of the funniest episodes ever!
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    "I'm Idaho!"


    ^Pure genius.


    I loved this episode. Great gambling satire, there was a plot for every single Simpsons member, which usually doesn't happen (except for Maggie), and not to mention an opportunity for continuity and very funny jokes. Marge's gambling addiction was a nice flaw in her motherly charachter, watching the family deteriorate without her was even better. I'm just glad she somehow got her head together in the end, and I enjoyed Homer rubbing her flaw in her face over and over...

    Very enjoyable episode, very filled (as in it had a strong sense of completeness), a 5/5 for me

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    Well, IMO mediocre episode. It would never be my first choice from the excellent S5 but i do enjoy watching it from time to time. Afterall, there is some hilarious jokes in it.

    But I guess I just can't relate to Marge's gambling problem.

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    This is a perfect example of a B episode. There are a number of ideas which the writers were trying to work in, but I don't think that the episode worked entirely. There were a number of great jokes, the satire on gambling was well done, but could have been better. The Homer characterization was perfect for slightly crazy Homer. B

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    This might be one of the funniest I've seen, but I think the storyline could've used some polish. The quotes were genious:

    "Nevada makes my butt look big"
    "I'm Idaho!" (classic Ralphism)
    ":Mr. Burns laughing hysterically approximately 20 seconds consecutively:"
    "Your boy, Bart, was almost got eaten by a pony!" (classic Barnism)
    "Around the applause for Anastasia, she loves show business, so much better than that jungle savagery, ja?"

    ...and the whole thing about 'Boogie Man'. I know, this episode is just another classic laugh riot that you don't see in these days.
    Homer's character of blaming Marge (instead that he did a bad job of making Lisa's 'Floreda' state costume) defined Homer's slightly crazy character also. Marge's addiction on gambling made another story of motherhood gone wrong. Storyline was not the best, but enjoyable. I give this episode

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    This episode hits the comedy "jackpot." It goes "all in" with jokes like the boogey man, gamblor, the spruce moose, and Homer's photgraphic memory, I give it a 10/10, the "royal flush" of voting rank
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    I wouldn't give it a full 5/5. At points this episode is a bit boring, and all those damn lights in the casino end up getting reeeaaally annoying.

    Regardless, it has a few great jokes, and it's one of those classics that has a good subplot to help the episode (Bart's casino).

    4/5
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    4/5 it get from me.
    I love the end in this Episod.

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    There was some really good jokes somewhere in there. The Barney quote for an example, hilarious in my opinion. The plot was fairly good. I wasn't expecting Marge to be an addiction to gambling. It was pretty shocking, yet again, pretty funny in a way. The end is perfect, with the kiss and all. 5/5. A true classic.

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    Great Episode 8/10

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    a okay episode 4/5



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