Black Widower - B-/C+
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Black Widower - B-/C+
"Homer's Enemy". Very interesting episode that I seem to appreciate more as I get older. It isn't as consistency funny as most of my favourites, but always fascinating.
Not to take away from his standout performances as Wiggum, Apu, and others, but I think this may have Hank Azaria's best acting ever on "The Simpsons". He really pushes himself in this one, selling the hell out of Frank's frustration and bitterness. Dude should have won an Emmy for it.
There were a few hilarious moments, despite most of the episode's appeal coming from its unusually odd and dark tone. Loved Lenny and Carl telling Frank to shut up when he's trying to make everyone think less of Homer for being in the contest too, and the ridiculousness of Burns' dog vice president helping him scold Grimes. Also, "Ralphie, get off the stage, sweetheart" is one of the sweetest lines ever and my favourite thing Wiggum ever said.
The ending kinda made me feel icky, though. That was just messed up, man. I like my fair share of dark humour, but that was a little too dark for me!
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Itchy and Scratchy and Marge - 8.5/10 Solid stuff, which is unsurprising for an Itchy&Scratchy-themed episode.
Poochie needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine
Holidays Of Future Passed -- B
Wow, I must say I really enjoyed this episode. This is the first episode of season twenty-three I've seen so far actually. There were numerous things I laughed out loud at, for the first time in a long time with a new episode. The kinds of technology and how society was like in the future was interesting and funny. I would say this is the best episode in seasons from what I remember. I'm going to watch it again sometime before Christmas. Very good episode, very enjoyable.
Last Exit to Springfield - A-
Slightly overrated, to be honest.
Forgot to put:
Holidays of Future Passed:
The original Favorite and least favorite by season
Shorts: 1: The Pacifier Watching TV 2: World War III Maggie's Brain 3: Bathtime Scary Movie
Episodes: 1: Krusty Gets Busted The Telltale Head 2: Bart Gets an F The War of the Simpsons 3: Homer at the Bat Separate Vocations 4: Marge vs. the Monorail Krusty Gets Kancelled 5: Cape Feare $pringfield 6: Homer Badman Lisa on Ice 7: King-Size Homer Lisa the Iconoclast 8: Simpsoncalifragilisticexpialad'ohcious The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase 9: Girly Edition The Trouble with Trillions 10: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble" 11: Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder 12: HOMЯ Tennis the Menace 13: Tales from the Public Domain She of Little Faith 14: The Dad Who Knew Too Little Helter Shelter 15: The Ziff Who Came to Dinner Bart-Mangled Banner 16: Don't Fear the Roofer She Used to Be My Girl 17: My Fair Laddy The Italian Bob 18: The Haw-Hawed Couple You Kent Always Say What You Want 19: Funeral for a Fiend All About Lisa 20: Gone Maggie Gone Four Great Women and a Manicure 21: The Bob Next Door The Color Yellow 22: Homer Scissorhands How Munched is That Birdie in the Window? 23: The Falcon and the D'ohman A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again 24: Hardly Kirk-ing What Animated Women Want
The Dad Who Knew Too Little : B- 13/20
Bart Gets Hit By A Car - 7.5/10 Good, but often inconsistent. It started off well, then dragged a bit in the middle, then improved a lot (I loved it when Mr. Burns gave his story of what happened to the court), but the ending wasn't as good.
The Front - A
Never realized just how funny this episode is until watching it this morning.
The Book Job - B
I liked the format of this episode, and it was overall interesting. There were a lot of funny jokes, and I enjoyed this episode surprisingly. Will give this another watch sometime soon. So far both of the episodes from season 23 I've seen 'The Book Job' and 'Holidays Of Future Passed', I actually truly enjoyed.
Bart Carny - B
Been awhile since I've watched this episode, this one was funnier than I remember it being too. Used to rate this one a 'C'
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Strong Arms of the Ma : B- 13/20
I guess we have the same idea huh Blobulle?
Strong Arms of the Ma - 2.5/5
Pray Anything - 3.5/5
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One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish - 8.75/10 Great stuff. It managed to be (quite) funny, but emotional towards the end.
The Way We Was - 9/10 I'm pretty nostalgic about this episode, as I think (though I may be wrong), that it was one of the first I saw (or at least owned a copy of). Nostalgia aside, I can still see that this is a great episode. Wasn't particularly funny or anything (though one moment did make me laugh) but the great story and characterisations made up for it.
Old Money - B
Interesting episode. It picked up as the episode went along, and I liked a lot of the jokes. Bit of a touching episode, enjoyable.
holidays of futures passed- 5/5
How Munched is that Birdie in the Window-3/5
Some good chuckles, but I wasn't too fond of the plot and the few laughs that there were were so few in numbers that this episode does only deserve a 3/5.
Marge in Chains
Homer vs 18th amendment, 100/100
My Simpsons Season 24 Ratings/Reviews:
Moonshine River (2,25/5) / Treehouse Of Horror XXIII (3,5/5) / Adventures in Baby-Getting (3,25/5) / Gone Abie Gone (3,5/5) / Penny Wise-Guys (3/5) / A Tree Grows in Springfield (1,75/5) / The Day The Earth Stood Cool (3,75/5) / To Cur with Love (4/5) / Homer Goes to Prep School (3/5) / A Test Before Trying (3,5/5) / The Changing of the Guardian (1,25/5) / Love is a Many-Splintered Thing (2,75/5) / Hardly Kirk-ing (3,25/5) / Gorgeous Grampa (2,25/5) / Black-Eyed, Please (3,75/5) / Dark Knight Court (3/5) / Pulpit Friction (3,25/5)
Futurama - Season 7 :
The Bots and the Bees : 3,75/5 / A Farewell to Arms : 4/5 / Decision 3012 : 3,5/5 / The Thief of Baghead : 3,25/5 / Zapp Dingbat : 2/5 / The Butterjunk Effect : 2,5/5 / The Six Million Dollar Mon : 4/5 / Fun On A Bun : 3,75/5 / Free Will Hunting : 2,25/5 / Near-Death Wish : 3,75/5 / 31st Century Fox : 3,5/5 / Viva Mars Vegas : 4/5 / Naturama : 2,5/5
Marge vs. the Monorail - A+
"I gave my love a chicken, it had no bones... Mmm, chicken."
Barting Over - 3.5/5
Just watched "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson" so I'm done with my Simpsons DVDs for awhile. It's been fun coming here and sharing some thoughts on a few of the episodes as I went through them again. Nice episode to end the season (and classic era) on, although like "Homer's Enemy", its ending was a bummer.
I guess the producers felt they couldn't wrap things up sweetly because that would be too predictable and cliché, but the kids deserved better after their ordeal. Willem Dafoe was really underrated as a guest star. He had a lot of tricky dialog full of long whimsical sentences and made it flow so smoothly. I especially dug his emphatic delivery of the line, "GENTLEMEN...welcome to flavor country!".
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A Tale of Two Springfields : 15/20.
Season Rankings : 7 > 5 > 6 > 8 > 4 > 9 > 3 > 2 > 10 > 15 > 16 > 1 > 11 > 14 > 12 > 20 > 18 > 17 > 19 > 13.
I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can - 4/5
Bart Gets Famous : 11/20.
Homer and Apu : 14/20.
Bart the Daredevil : 14/20.
Itchy & Scratchy & Marge : 14/20.
Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy : 9/20.
Deep Space Homer : 18/20.
Homer Loves Flanders : 16/20.
Burns' Heir : 17/20.
Sweet Seymour Skinner's Badasssss Song : 16/20.
Homer vs Lisa and the 8th Commandment - 8.5/10 Sometimes some bits felt a little preachy, but other than that, it was a great episode. Characterisation good, plot good. Good in general.
Principal Charming - 7.75/10 Some bits were a little slow, and it was low on jokes (I did like Homer searching for bachelors, though), but the story itself was pretty nice.
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